Ausschreibung im Projekt HERA: 1 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Postdoc)

The fulltime post-doc position is part of the European HERA-project  “Encounters with the Orient in Early Modern European Scholarship”, which is a joint project with colleagues in serveral other institutions (Charles Burnett and Jan Loop, Warburg Institute London; Bernd Roling, FU Berlin; Gerard Wiegers, Amsterdam; Outi Merisalo, Finland) The Gotha project is called “Johann Ernst Gerhard and the ‘Harmony’ of Oriental Languages”.

Johann Ernst Gerhard (1621-68) was a Lutheran theologian and oriental scholar (Wittenberg, Jena) of that pioneering generation that was eager to learn not only Greek and Hebrew, but also Arabic, Coptic, Syriac, Ge’ez etc. He certainly was not a first rate scholar, but a very typical one. In Gotha we have his letters (more than 2000), his Stammbuch, his travel diary, annoted dissertations, notebooks, works and his whole library – a perfect sample for a study. We aim at a monograph on Gerhard, which reconstructs his theories, networks, activities and scholarship.
Further information:…

The profile of the post-doc that we are looking for is roughly:

  • 70% intellectual history of early modern Europe (philological skills, esp. Latin; reading manuscripts; working in archives)
  • 20% basic knowledge in Oriental languages
  • 10% basic knowledge of Lutheran theology

Working place would be Gotha (University of Erfurt). The position can be filled a soon as possible and is limited to 30.09.2016. The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (13 TV-L).
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women and disabled persons. Non-German applicants are welcomed if they have at least a basic knowledge of German.

Please send your application (including CV, degrees, list of publications) by October 14, 2013 to
Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
Direktor Herr Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow
Postfach 10 05 61
99855 Gotha

or via mail to

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email.

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