Sunday, October 2, 2011
Max Planck Institute fellowships
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG-Berlin) is advertising six fellowships for advanced graduate students and postdocs in connection with a new project organized by Anthony Grafton (Princeton University) and Glenn Most (Scuola Normale, Pisa/University of Chicago) on "Learned Practices of Canonical Texts" (see description at http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/DeptII_GraftonMost_Canonical ). The project will apply the practice-centered approach that has proved so fruitful in the history of the natural sciences to the world's great philological traditions (including Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Sanskrit). The six junior fellows will spend six weeks during the summer of 2012 with six distinguished senior fellows investigating these questions in seminars and intensive discussions.