Courtesy of Prof. Brent Nongbri, rockstar:
We are excited to recruit two postdoctoral research fellows to the project The Early History of the Codex: A New Methodology and Ethics for Manuscript Studies (EthiCodex) [https://earlyhistoryofthecodex.com]. The Early History of the Codex is funded by the Research Council of Norway (2021-2026) and is designed to place the study of the development and spread of the codex on more reliable foundations. To achieve this goal, the project has four secondary objectives: 1) Conduct provenance research into the ownership histories of early Greek and Latin codices. 2) Produce detailed physical and codicological descriptions of the make-up of the earliest Greek and Latin codices. 3) Design an open-access database making codicological data and provenance information for an estimated 2500 early Greek and Latin codices easily searchable and freely available online. 4) Make a systematic canvassing of museum and library collections containing ethically acquired early papyrus and parchment books to determine willingness to have AMS radiocarbon analysis carried out on their early codices and then fund this analysis.
The postdoctoral positions
Position 1: Digital Humanities
The successful applicant will be responsible for designing an online open access database of codicological and provenance data. Applicants should have experience with the design and management of relational databases that integrate text, images, and other media. The digital humanities research fellow will work in collaboration with other team members and also have a strong independent research agenda.
Position 2: Codicology, Materials Analysis, and/or Provenance
The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting research on Greek and Latin codices. Depending on the applicant’s specific skills and experience, this research may include materials analysis (inks, writing surfaces, etc.), codicology, and/or provenance research. The research fellow will work in collaboration with other team members and also have a strong independent research agenda.
The salary for both positions will be at pay grade 61 on the Norwegian State wage scale.
For further information or to apply, please visit jobbnorge.no