Friday, January 15, 2016

Funded German PhDs in Bible and Digital Humanities

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I have had the great honor to work with the research staff of the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal-Bethel for several years now, formerly as a wissentschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, and now as a research associate.  In the last month, the institution has secured funding for PhD positions in collaboration with the Bergische Universität Wuppertal.

If you are considering doctoral study, I would enthusiastically recommend considering this possibility.  Wuppertal has been a center for textual criticism of both the New Testament and the Septuagint in the past years, with funded research projects reconstructing the Greek Book of Revelation (Editio Critica Maior) and the Old Greek Antiochene Text.  The present funding opportunities support students integrating digital technology into their research -- for instance the CGBM and the VMR.

Interested parties should apply through Prof. Dr. Jochen Johrendt.  The deadline (27 Jan 2016) is right around the corner, so don't tarry.  The German description can be downloaded, here.

Funding

The funding is generous (calculated for 2016, here).  You will not be driving a Ferrari, but a family could subsist on the stipend (by my calculation 29,527.39 €, after taxes/insurance about 18,423.36 €).

Language Learning

German universities regularly receive international students who learn the German language during their residencies.  Students are encouraged to write their dissertations in English, if this is their strongest scholarly language.

People

Prof. Dr. Martin Karrer (Revelation, Septuagint)
http://kiho-wb.de/personal/martin-karrer/
aus. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid (Marcion, Revelation, VMR, Coptic Old Testament)
http://kiho-wb.de/personal/ulrich-schmid/

Links

Bergische Universität Wuppertal announcement (German)
http://www.editionen.uni-wuppertal.de/
Institut für Sepuaginta- und biblische Textforschung
http://isbtf.de/
Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal-Bethel
http://kiho-wb.de/

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