The project Anatomy in Ancient Greece and Rome: An Interactive Visual and Textual Atlas (ATLOMY) is offering a Post-Doctoral fellowship beginning October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are based at Department of Classics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The successful candidate will be part of a unique interdisciplinary team, which is working together to produce a visual and textual map and analysis of Greco-Roman anatomical ideas, research and terminology and to re-enact and document ancient anatomical empirical research. The successful candidate will focus on the anatomical ideas and research of Aristotle, in particular on his work Historia animalium.
This position offers the opportunity to be part of an innovative and groundbreaking research which is applying historical, philological and empirical methods as well as digital design and development. The appointed fellow will work closely with other team members from the fields of history of science, classics, modern veterinary and human medicine, 3D modelling and software development. S/he will participate in the project’s colloquium, workshops and its other activities and is expected to contribute to the project’s collaborative outputs and produce project-related publications.
- Proven academic excellence
- Excellent skills in Ancient Greek
- Proven experience in studying ancient medical/biological/zoological texts (experience with Aristotle’s texts is an advantage)
- Ability to participate in academic discussions in English
- An interest and ability to work in a team
The scholarship will be granted for a maximum of four years (subject to review at the end of each year). The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of approximately 10,000 NIS; additional funding for travel to academic meetings abroad will be available following approval.
The fellow will have an office at the Mount Scopus Campus in Jerusalem and is expected to be present in the office (Covid-19-regulations allowing) at least 3 full days a week and devote 100% of their time to the project and their research. Teaching is not required, but might be possible if the fellow wishes to. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required.
20 January 2021