Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Titles of the New Testament Postdoc in Dublin

Garrick Allen of Dublin City University has just received funding for a 3-year postdoc to work on a project on manuscript titles. Titles are a very interesting but often neglected part of manuscripts (for example). I bet this project will be a fun one to work on. And Dublin is a great city. I’m tempted to apply myself!

The Project 

The Titles of the New Testament: A New Approach to Manuscripts and the History of Interpretation (TiNT) project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 847428). The project seeks to digitally edit every form of every title in every non-lectionary Greek manuscript that preserves part of the New Testament, using this data to contribute to new research related to six research questions: (1) the diachronic development of paratextual traditions; (2) the provenance of New Testament works; (3) the relationship between bibliography and canon; (4) the design and artistic features of manuscripts; (5) scribal identities; and (6) traditions of textual segmentation. The data produced by the project will also raise new research questions and be publicly available. The objectives of the project are to rethink the critical value of manuscripts beyond the purely textual concerns of traditional textual criticism and to explore titular traditions as expressive modes of communication and as aspects of reception history. The Principle Investigator (PI) and team members will work together to produce titular profiles for each manuscript, using this information to inform innovative research on specific research topics. 

Minimum Criteria 

Applicants should have a PhD in a discipline relevant to the project, like New Testament studies, classics, early Christianity, Byzantine studies, art history or manuscripts studies. Excellent knowledge of Koine Greek is essential, and familiarity with other relevant languages (esp. Latin) is ideal. Basic computer competence is required and familiarity and experience with digital editorial or philological tools is expected. Etc.

Closing date

1st December 2019

Make sure to read the full description as there is important info I haven’t included here.

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