Employment: Research Associates, Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms

Deadline: 16 May 2013

The University of Manchester -School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Reference: HUM-02599

Faculty/Organisational unit: Humanities; Division: Archaeology, Religions and Theology, and Classics and Ancient History; Salary: £29,541 to £36,298; Employment type: Fixed Term; Duration: 3 years; Hours per week: Full-time

ARABCOMMAPH: Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms

The Hippocratic Aphorisms have exerted a singular influence over generations of physicians both in the East and in the West. Galen (d. c. 216) produced an extensive commentary on this text, as did other medical authors writing in Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew. The Arabic tradition is particularly rich, with more than a dozen commentaries extant in over a hundred manuscripts. The present project breaks new ground by conducting an in-depth study of this tradition through a highly innovative methodology: it approaches the available evidence as a corpus, to be constituted electronically, and to be analysed in an interdisciplinary way. Professor Peter E Pormann has obtained €1.5m from the European Research Council, and he will be the project lead.

There are two full-time posts which are both available from 1 October 2013 for three years. They will be based in the main University campus (Samuel Alexander Building) although some research will require travel to libraries and conferences within in the UK, as well as Europe and the Middle East.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 5 June and Thursday, 6 June 2013.

Please send any enquiries to Professor Peter E Pormann: peter.pormann@manchester.ac.uk

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

See http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ454/research-associate/

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