Markus Vinzent's Blog

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Bursary for doing a PhD “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages” Project A1a

At the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) Transregio 294 “The Structural Transformation of Property”, which is hosted at the Universities of Jena and Erfurt, the following academic research position is advertised at the University of Erfurt, part of the project A1 “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”. (Project leaders: Proff. Dres. Jörg Rüpke and Markus Vinzent) The part-time position (26 hours per week) is available as soon as possible. 

1 Research assistant Pay category E 13 TV-L (65 %) Field of work 

• Participation in the research tasks as well as the preparation and realization of events of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre "The Structural Change of Property" (https://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/forschung/forschungsgruppen-undstellen/forschungsgruppen/sonderforschungsbereich-transregio-294-strukturwandel-des-eigentums) 

• Work on project A1a „Ancient and late antique ideas of Divine property“ within the Collaborative Research Centre. The successful applicant will investigate in particular the question to what extent thinking about divine property and God/Gods as owners changed the concepts and forms of human property. For this purpose, poetic texts from the late republican-imperial Latin literature will be analyzed with regard to their concepts and forms of argumentation. They will be interpreted against the background and in their effect on contemporary sacral, social, and economic practices. 

• willingness to pursue an academic qualification (for example a doctorate) at the University of Erfurt Requirements 

• excellent degree (Master or equivalent) in Religious Studies, Classics or Ancient History • knowledge of Latin or (preferably: and) Greek 

• methodical reflectiveness of the thesis 

• willingness to engage with the methods and concepts of the Collaborative Research Centre “The Structural Transformation of Property” 

• documented interest in pursuing a doctorate in an interdisciplinary research environment www.uni-erfurt.de Comments/Remarks The position is available as soon as possible and will end on 31/12/2024. This call for applications is addressed to applicants who meet the requirements of the German law on temporary scientific contracts. General conditions of employment of the Thuringian University Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz, ThürHG) § 91 pass. 5 apply. The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Thuringian Equal Opportunities Act (Thüringer Gleichstellungsgesetz). The vacancy notice is addressed equally to male, female or diverse applicants. Women are underrepresented in the advertised area and are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are given preference in cases of equal qualification. Application Deadline Please submit your application with CV, copies of your final school and university degrees, a copy of your MA or diploma thesis, and an outline of the project you would like to pursue (5 pages) as pdf-files (maximum of 15 MB) by 20 January 2021 to: University of Erfurt, Max-Weber-Kolleg, Postfach 90 02 21 

• 99105 Erfurt mwk.bewerbungen@uni-erfurt.de Data Privacy For the electronic submission of your application, please find the necessary encrypting certificate with the public key for secure transmissions to the e-mail address given below under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen, listed under the respective Call for Applications. Secure transmission of your data cannot be warranted if you do not make use of this encrypting method. In sending your application files in electronic form, you agree to having your e-mail scanned for harmful coding, viruses and spam, to the temporary saving of the necessary data of your correspondence and to the conducting of further correspondence via e-mail without further encryption. By submitting your application, you also agree to the further processing of the submitted personal data within the application process. This agreement can be withdrawn at any point in written or electronic form, without specifying your reasons. Please note that withdrawal of your agreement may lead to your application not being further considered for the position applied for. All further regulations regarding data privacy according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 may be found under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen/ (download Data Protection Information for Applicants). Notice The University of Erfurt does not refund any costs incurred in the application process.

Bursary for doing a PhD on “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”

At the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) Transregio 294 “The Structural Transformation of Property”, which is hosted at the Universities of Jena and Erfurt, the following academic research position is advertised at the University of Erfurt, part of the project “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”. (Project leaders: Proff. Dres. Jörg Rüpke and Markus Vinzent) 

The part-time position (26 hours per week) is available as soon as possible. 

1 Research assistant Pay category E 13 TV-L (65 %) 

Field of work 

• Participation in the research tasks as well as the preparation and realization of events of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre "The Structural Change of Property" (https://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/forschung/forschungsgruppen-undstellen/forschungsgruppen/sonderforschungsbereich-transregio-294-strukturwandel-des-eigentums) • Work on project A1b „Ancient and late antique ideas of Divine property“ within the Collaborative Research Centre. 

The successful applicant will investigate in particular the question to what extent thinking about divine property and God/Gods as owners changed the concepts and forms of human property. For this purpose, rhetorical texts of imperial and late antique (Christian) orators/preachers will be analyzed with regard to their concepts and forms of argumentation. They will be interpreted against the background of and with respect to their impact on contemporary sacral, social, and economic practices. 

• willingness to pursue a doctorate Requirements 

• excellent degree (Master or equivalent) in one of the following disciplines: Religious Studies, Classics, Ancient History or Patristics/Early Church History 

• knowledge of Latin or (preferably: and) Greek 

• methodical reflectiveness of the thesis 

• willingness to engage with the methods and concepts of the Collaborative Research Centre “The Structural Transformation of Property” 

• documented interest in pursuing a doctorate in an interdisciplinary research environment Comments/Remarks www.uni-erfurt.de 

The position is available as soon as possible and will end on 31/12/2024. This call for applications is addressed to applicants who meet the requirements of the German law on temporary scientific contracts. General conditions of employment of the Thuringian University Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz, ThürHG) § 91 pass. 5 apply. The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Thuringian Equal Opportunities Act (Thüringer Gleichstellungsgesetz). The vacancy notice is addressed equally to male, female or diverse applicants. Women are underrepresented in the advertised area and are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants Applicants with disabilities are given preference in cases of equal qualification. 

Application Deadline Please submit your application with CV, copies of your final school and university degrees, a copy of your MA or diploma thesis, and an outline of the project you would like to pursue (5 pages) as pdf-files (maximum of 15 MB) by 20 January 2021 to: University of Erfurt, Max-Weber-Kolleg, Postfach 90 02 21 

• 99105 Erfurt mwk.bewerbungen@uni-erfurt.de 

Data Privacy 

For the electronic submission of your application, please find the necessary encrypting certificate with the public key for secure transmissions to the e-mail address given below under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen, listed under the respective Call for Applications. Secure transmission of your data cannot be warranted if you do not make use of this encrypting method. In sending your application files in electronic form, you agree to having your e-mail scanned for harmful coding, viruses and spam, to the temporary saving of the necessary data of your correspondence and to the conducting of further correspondence via e-mail without further encryption. By submitting your application, you also agree to the further processing of the submitted personal data within the application process. This agreement can be withdrawn at any point in written or electronic form, without specifying your reasons. Please note that withdrawal of your agreement may lead to your application not being further considered for the position applied for. All further regulations regarding data privacy according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 may be found under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen/ (download Data Protection Information for Applicants). Notice The University of Erfurt does not refund any costs incurred in the application process.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Hier mein Beitrag zu der Ringvorlesung "Medizin und Literatur" der Charite Berlin und der Universität Konstanz zum Thema "Chronisch Sterben"

 Vor kurzem fand eine Veranstaltung in Berlin an der Charite statt, bei der ich im Gespräch mit Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli von der Charite und Dr. Jens Stupin, ebenfalls Charite, war zum Thema "Chronisch Sterben"


Hier der Link zu der Veranstaltung:

https://streaming.uni-konstanz.de/fr/vorlesungen/wintersemester-2020/lit-65530-20202/lit-65530-20202-2020-10-28-01/


Blut und Tine


Sunday, 1 November 2020

The new book "Meister Eckhart, The German Works: 56 Homilies for the Liturgical Year. 2. De sanctis" has been published

 With great pleasure I was informed, that this week, vol. 2 of "Meister Eckhart, The German Works", ed. by Loris Sturlese and Markus Vinzent, has been published.


This volume (based on Loris Sturlese’s liturgical ordering) contains the vernacular texts and English translations of 56 of Eckhart’s German sermons, which can be linked with the cycle of preaching during the liturgical year on the Saints and other occasions (De sanctis). It is the second volume, following ETS 9 (De tempore), and gives us Eckhart’s preaching in literary form. The corpus of sermons that have been relocated into their liturgical place are taken from the critical edition of Kohlhammer to which was added a new English translation (for some of the sermons the first so in English). It opens a door to students and interested readers into the world of Eckhart’s liturgical preaching, helped by a thorough general introduction on the topic of sainthood, short prefaces to all homilies and notes.

Sunday, 20 September 2020