|Location:||Leuven - Belgium|
|Funding for:||International Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||14th October 2021|
|Closes:||25th November 2021|
The KU Leuven, Belgium, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year 100% PhD position examining evidence for the text, transmission and translation of 1 Corinthians in Greek, Latin or another language. The successful candidate will form part of the research team of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) funded Odysseus project “1Cor – Text, Transmission and Translation of 1 Corinthians in the First Millennium”. The project is situated within the Biblical Studies Research Unit of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.
The 1Cor project’s main goal is to produce full scientific text-critical editions and analyses of 1 Corinthians with an innovative multilingual perspective in order to come to a thorough text-critical understanding of the textual development and transmission of 1 Corinthians in the first millennium. This will include a full digital text-critical edition of the Greek text, providing the earliest attainable Greek text in the first millennium as part of the International Greek New Testament Project's contribution to the Editio Critica Maior (ECM) and a full critical edition of the Old Latin text of 1 Corinthians in its earliest attainable revisions as part of the Vetus Latina (VL) series of the Vetus Latina Institut Beuron (Germany). The project will evaluate biblical continuous and non-continuous manuscripts as well as patristic evidence and translations into multiple languages, including Latin, Coptic, Syriac, Gothic and Arabic, by means of cutting-edge digital tools designed for electronic transcriptions, collations and editions.
Working as part of a team of researchers, the successful candidate will contribute to the project’s objectives by focussing on one of the following aspects:
This dissertation may either investigate the question whether the textual tradition of the Pauline epistle can be considered a “living text” and has a fluent tradition comparable to that established for the gospels by Parker in 1997, or analyse translational techniques and patterns within a certain versional tradition, or develop and use new technical tools to investigate the manuscript traditions.
The successful PhD candidate will establish patterns and tendencies in the textual variants while paying attention to time and places and will distinguish between possible reasons for textual alterations. The dissertation is expected to make an innovative contribution to the question of textual development in the early period which is significant for the project’s overall goal to come to a thorough text-critical understanding of the textual development and transmission of 1 Corinthians in the first millennium. The dissertation is expected to be published as a monograph after completion.
The successful candidates will:
The successful candidate:
We are offering a full-time position in an intellectually challenging and inspiring environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research. It is highly inter- and multidisciplinary focused and strives for international excellence.
The successful candidate will benefit from guidance and research training from experts in the field, a work space and resources to attend and present at conferences. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative research team in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam. KU Leuven provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, etc.
The project begins on 1st March 2022 and the position is subject to admission to the Faculty’s doctoral programme. The contract will initially be for 1 year and may be extended for a further 3 years subject to a positive performance review. The project team is led by Prof. Christina M. Kreinecker.
Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
Further enquiries may be addressed to Prof. C.M. Kreinecker, email: email@example.com
You can apply for this job no later than November 25, 2021. Please click 'Apply'.
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