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10 becas postdoctorales para el año académico 2009/10

Aquel­los que hayan ter­mi­na­do su doc­tor­a­do o estén a pun­to de ter­mi­narlo estarán intere­sa­dos en la sigu­iente noti­cia. Puesto que uno de los req­ui­si­tos de las 10 becas es el dominio del inglés, me he per­mi­ti­do copi­ar­la tal cual sin hac­er ningún tipo de tra­duc­ción. El anun­cio orig­i­nal puede encon­trarse aquí. En prin­ci­pio son ayu­das para proyec­tos de inves­ti­gación más rela­ciona­dos con la Edad Media, aunque vien­do la descrip­ción, parece que doc­tores ocu­pa­dos en lit­er­atu­ra rena­cen­tista y bar­ro­ca podrían encon­trar un lugar jus­to y mere­ci­do entre los can­didatos, a esto se añade la ven­ta­ja de una estadía pro­lon­ga­da en Berlín. La descrip­ción es la sigu­iente:

The Berlin-Bran­den­burg Acad­e­my of Sci­ences, the Fritz Thyssen Foun­da­tion and the Wis­senschaft­skol­leg zu Berlin nvite schol­ars to apply for ten post-doc­tor­al fel­low­ships for the research pro­gram

Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe

This research pro­gram seeks to rethink key con­cepts and premis­es that link and divide Europe and the Mid­dle East. The project draws on the inter­na­tion­al exper­tise of schol­ars in and out­side of Ger­many and is embed­ded in uni­ver­si­ty and extra-uni­ver­si­ty research insti­tu­tions in Berlin. ‘Europe in the Mid­dle East ? The Mid­dle East in Europe’ sup­ports his­tor­i­cal-crit­i­cal philol­o­gy, rig­or­ous engage­ment with the lit­er­a­tures of the Mid­dle East and their his­to­ries, the social his­to­ry of cities and the study of Mid­dle East­ern polit­i­cal and philo­soph­i­cal thought (Chris­t­ian, Jew­ish, Mus­lim, and sec­u­lar) as cen­tral fields of research not only for area or cul­tur­al stud­ies, but also for Euro­pean intel­lec­tu­al his­to­ry and oth­er aca­d­e­m­ic dis­ci­plines. The pro­gram explores moder­ni­ty as a his­tor­i­cal space and con­cep­tu­al frame. The pro­gram puts for­ward three pro­gram­mat­ic ideas:

1. sup­port­ing research that demon­strates the rich and com­plex his­tor­i­cal lega­cies and entan­gle­ments between Europe and the Mid­dle East.
2. reex­am­in­ing genealog­i­cal notions of myth­i­cal ‘begin­nings’, ‘ori­gins’, and ‘puri­ty’ in rela­tion to cul­ture and soci­ety.
3. rethink­ing key con­cepts of a shared moder­ni­ty in light of con­tem­po­rary cul­tur­al, social, and polit­i­cal entan­gle­ments that super­sede iden­ti­ty dis­cours­es as well as nation­al, cul­tur­al or region­al canons and epis­te­molo­gies that were estab­lished in the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry.

The pro­gram ‘Europe in the Mid­dle East — The Mid­dle East in Europe’ is fund­ed by the Fritz Thyssen Foun­da­tion. It sup­ports and builds upon the fol­low­ing inter­con­nect­ed research fields:

* CITIES COMPARED: COSMOPOLITANISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS: This research group is direct­ed by Ulrike Fre­itag and Nora Lafi, both of the Cen­tre for Mod­ern Ori­en­tal Stud­ies, Berlin. It con­tributes to the debate on cos­mopoli­tanism and civ­il soci­ety from the his­tor­i­cal expe­ri­ence of con­vivi­al­i­ty and socio-cul­tur­al, eth­nic, and reli­gious dif­fer­ences in the cities around the Mediter­ranean.
* ISLAMIC DISCOURSE CONTESTED: MIDDLE EASTERN AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES This research group is direct­ed by Gudrun Krae­mer, Insti­tute for Islam­ic Stud­ies, Freie Uni­ver­si­taet Berlin. It ana­lyzes mod­ern Mid­dle East­ern thought and dis­cours­es in the frame­work of the­o­ries of mul­ti­ple or reflex­ive moder­ni­ties.
* PERSPECTIVES ON THE QUR’AN: NEGOTIATING DIFFERENT VIEWS OF A SHARED HISTORY This research group is direct­ed by Ange­li­ka Neuwirth, Sem­i­nar for Ara­bic Stud­ies, Freie Universit?t Berlin, and Ste­fan Wild, Uni­ver­si­taet Bonn. It sit­u­ates the foun­da­tion­al text of Islam with­in the reli­gious land­scape of late antiq­ui­ty and com­bines a his­tori­ciza­tion of its gen­e­sis with an analy­sis of its recep­tion and per­cep­tion in Europe and the Mid­dle East.
* TRAVELLING TRADITIONS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON NEAR EASTERN LITERATURES This research group is direct­ed by Friederike Pan­newick, Cen­trum fuer Nah- und Mit­telost­stu­di­en, Philipps-Uni­ver­si­taet Mar­burg, and Samah Selim, IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence. It reassess­es lit­er­ary entan­gle­ments and process­es of can­on­iza­tion between Europe and the Mid­dle East.
* TRADITION AND THE CRITIQUE OF MODERNITY: SECULARISM, FUNDAMENTALISM AND RELIGION FROM MIDDLE EASTERN PERSPECTIVES This a spe­cial forum, direct­ed by Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben Guri­on Uni­ver­si­ty, that attempts to rethink key con­cepts of moder­ni­ty like sec­u­lar­i­ty, tra­di­tion, or reli­gion in the con­text of the expe­ri­ences, inter­pre­ta­tions, and cri­tiques of Jews, Arabs, and Mus­lims in the Mid­dle East and in Europe.

Prerequisites and application procedure

The fel­low­ships are intend­ed above all for schol­ars of his­to­ry, lit­er­a­ture, philol­o­gy, polit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy, reli­gion and soci­ol­o­gy who want to car­ry out their research projects in con­nec­tion with the Berlin pro­gram. Fel­lows gain the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pur­sue research projects of their choice with­in the frame­work of one of the above-men­tioned research fields and in rela­tion to the pro­gram ‘Europe in the Mid­dle East — the Mid­dle East in Europe’. In Berlin, they will be inte­grat­ed into a uni­ver­si­ty or non-uni­ver­si­ty research insti­tute.

The work­ing lan­guage of the research pro­gram is Eng­lish. Fel­lows will receive a month­ly stipend of 1.800 Euro (sup­ple­ment for accom­pa­ny­ing spous­es: 250 Euro), and are oblig­ed to work in Berlin and to help shape the sem­i­nars and work­ing dis­cus­sions relat­ed to their research field. As a rule, the fel­low­ships begin on 1 Octo­ber 2009 and end on 31 July 2010. The appli­can­t’s doc­tor­ate should have been com­plet­ed no ear­li­er than 2001. An appli­ca­tion should be made in explic­it rela­tion to one of the research fields and con­sist of

1. a cur­ricu­lum vitae.
2. a 2 to 4 page project sketch.
3.a sam­ple of schol­ar­ly work (max­i­mum 20 pages from an arti­cle, con­fer­ence paper, or dis­ser­ta­tion chap­ter) and
4. a let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion by one uni­ver­si­ty instruc­tor.

The appli­ca­tion should be sub­mit­ted by e‑mail as word doc­u­ment or PDF File in Eng­lish and should be received by 11 Jan­u­ary 2009, sent in to:

E‑mail: eume[at]


Europe in the Mid­dle East — the Mid­dle East in Europe
c/o Wis­senschaft­skol­leg zu Berlin Attn: Georges Khalil
Wal­lot­strasse 19, 14193 Berlin
Fax +49 30 — 89 00 12 00

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the pro­gram ‘Europe in the Mid­dle East — The Mid­dle East in Europe’ and for detailed infor­ma­tion on the research fields, please see: For infor­ma­tion on the research insti­tu­tions in Berlin par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gram, please vis­it: Berlin-Bran­den­burg Acad­e­my of Sci­ences: Berlin-Bran­den­burg Acad­e­my of Sci­ences. Cen­ter for Lit­er­ary Research. Cen­tre for Mod­ern Ori­en­tal Stud­ies. Insti­tute for Islam­ic Stud­ies. Sem­i­nar for Ara­bic Stud­ies. Wis­senschaft­skol­leg zu Berlin.

Biblioteca Ambrosiana de Milán

Acabo de encon­trarme con que la Bib­liote­ca Ambrosiana de Milán ofrece una estu­pen­da colec­ción de arte que puede ser libre­mente con­sul­ta­da y descar­ga­da. Aquí os pon­go un par de ejem­p­los:

7E2B1546-A203-4CD4-AFEB-69344D27F150.jpgBernardi­no Lui­ni (c. 1480–1532), Tobias and the Angel

40131C9D-BB7B-4461-AB5C-F936AED5C997.jpgLeonar­do da Vin­ci (1452–1519), Giant field cross­bow mount­ed on wag­on wheels. Codex Atlanti­cus 1478–1518. Folio 149rb.

Podéis vis­i­tar de man­era vir­tu­al las galerías de la Ambrosiana en este lugar. A los que les interese pasar una tem­po­ra­da en la Ambrosiana inves­ti­gan­do, deberían estar pen­di­entes de esta pági­na, puesto que se lee por ahí que en breve lan­zarán la ofer­ta de becas para estancias, de momen­to, podéis solic­i­tar más infor­ma­ción en info[at]

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