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Call for Applications: Averroes Edition | Visiting Fellowships

The project Averroes Edition is dedicated to the edition and study of the works on Natural Philosophy by the Andalusian philosopher Ibn Rušd (1126–1198) in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin, as well as related texts and materials. It further promotes the study of the reception of Ibn Rušd’s writings in these three language traditions.

The project is hosted by the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts for a period of 25 years from 2016 to 2040. The project is carried out at the Thomas-Institut, University of Cologne, under the supervision of Andreas Speer and David Wirmer. The research team comprises three editors, a digital humanist, a post-doctoral position, and a group of student assistants.

We welcome applications for visiting fellowships tenable in Cologne for a period of one to three months between 1 October 2024 and 20 September 2025. There are three fellowships available for this academic year.

  • We invite both senior scholars and post-docs to apply.

  • The fellowships amount to EUR 3000 per month, they are not liable to taxation in Germany and do not include health insurance or social benefits.

  • Fellows will be offered office facilities at the Thomas-Institut, togetherwith the research team, and are expected to work in Cologne most of the time. They will have access to all research resources of the project, including the digital tools developed by the edition project and the specialised library of the institute.

  • Fellows are expected to do research in an area relevant to the project and to share their experience and insights with the other members of the research team. They are welcome to present their work in the institute’s research colloquium.

  • Due to the current focus of the Averroes Edition we are particularly interested in applications relating to Aristotle’s Physics, the Arabic commentary tradition on it, and the latter’s reception in Hebrew and Latin.

Applications should be sent in German, French, or English to Corrado la Martire by email (info-averroesSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de) before September 1st, 2024. Applications should include a complete CV with a list of publications and a research proposal of no more than 500 words. Applicants are asked to state in their research proposal the preferred duration of the fellowship and to propose a starting date.