Thursday, June 30, 2011

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Positions in Germany for Work on the Masora

SFB 933

"Materiale Textkulturen. Materialität und Präsenz des Geschrieben in non-typographischen Gesellschaften" (

Project B4 (Jewish Studies)
Scholarly Knowledge, Drollery or Esotericism? The Hebrew Bible's Masora in its Various Material Properties

invites applications for two positions, one Post-Doc and One Doctoral stipend to begin Juli 1, 2011:

TVL E 13, 100% (Post-Doc)
TVL E 13, 65% (Dissertation Project)

This project deals with the Hebrew Bible's Masoretic Traditions as found in micrographic form in the Hebrew Bible codices from the High Middle Ages (masora figurata) as well as in non-figurative layouts in Hebrew Commentaries and Grammatical treatises.
It will concentrate on the area of text reception in its relationship to materiality and, thereby, focus on the question in which way handwritten artefacts effectively shape the meaning attributed to it through its material presence.

1. Post-Doc position (TVL E 13 100%):
The successful candidate will be working on the editing of the masora figurata in one Hebrew Biblical manuscript (digital edition of the text and its illustrations). In addition, the edition will be accompagnied by an indexing commentary and partial translation.

2. Doctoral stipend (TVL E 13 65%):
The successful candidate will be working on the masorah references found in Biblical commentaries and grammatical treatises as his PhD-project.

The integration of the project into the collaborative research center 933 and as well as into the research network of the Center for Jewish Studies demands regular attendance at Heidelberg. For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Hanna Liss
Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Landfriedstr. 12, 69117 Heidelberg
Tel: +49-6221-54-192-27 // Fax: +49-6221-54-192-09

Applications should be sent only via email (PDF)

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