Editing Metaphysics

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich is offering a wonderful opportunity to produce a critical edition of Aristotle’s Metaphysics.

From the SCS website:

The CAS Research Group “Editing Metaphysics” was successfully initiated by Professor Oliver Primavesi (Classics, LMU) and will commence work in October 2017. The objective of this CAS Research Group is to prepare a new critical edition of the Greek text of Aristotle’s Metaphysics for the Series “Oxford Classical Texts”.

A full collation of all independent Greek manuscripts has already been undertaken and a specimen edition of the first book was published by OUP. What remains to be done in the first place is to establish readings of the two hyparchetypes (alpha and beta) for the remaining 13 books and to evaluate them from both a linguistic and a philosophical point of view. During the academic year 2017/2018, work will focus on the last books from chapter K 8 onwards, where the stemmatic relationships between the manuscripts seem to differ from those predominating in the previous books.

The Center for Advanced Studies will provide financing and organizational support for visits of between four weeks and six months during the period between October 2017 and September 2018. Travel and accommodation will be paid for, and an expense allowance or other compensation (subject to individual agreement) will be provided to cover operating costs or as recompense for any loss of income sustained. Guests will receive a workspace in the Center according to requirement and availability, and will have access to all its facilities.

Applications should consist of a brief outline (1-2 pages) of the expertise, intersection of research interests with and intended contribution to the CAS Research Group. Applications should also contain relevant credentials and a résumé including a list of the most recent publications. In order to strengthen the role of women in research, female scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit all the application documents electronically (in one PDF file) by 15 October 2016 to:

Center for Advanced Studies LMU (CASLMU), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München: researchgroups@cas.lmu.de

For any questions on the CAS Research Groups please contact Dr. Julia Schreiner or Dr. Annette Meyer at CAS: julia.Schreiner@cas.lmu.de, annette.meyer@cas.lmu.de

More information can be found at the SCS website.