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Starting at the earliest date possible and preliminarily limited to a fixed contract for 24 months, the Institute of English, American and Celtic Studies is seeking a Postdoctoral Research associate (80%) within the DFG-funded project Early Modern cultures of translation in Wales: innovations and continuities lead in Bonn by J-Prof. Dr. Elena Parina. The project is part of the DFG priority program (SPP) 2130 Cultures of Translation in Early Modern Times and analyses translations into Welsh in the long 16th c.

 Your tasks:
·         Linguistic analysis and annotation of Welsh language catechisms from the 16th c.,

·         Analysis of translatorsʼ decisions of central words and formulas in prayers contained in catechisms

·         cooperation with the SPP-TransUnit „Mission in Translation – Mission (im)possible“

·         Organisation of an international conference on Early Modern catechisms in 2024 and assistance with editorial work for the projected conference proceedings

·         Co-organisation of a seminar for future religion teachers and cooperation in the public outreach of the project

 Your profile:
·         a completed master’s degree or equivalent

·         PhD thesis on a topic in Celtic Studies or history of religion

·         very good knowledge of Welsh

·         competence on philological and linguistic analysis

·         very good knowledge of English and German

·         we also expect experience in conference organisation, editing academic publications and interdisciplinary work

Contact Information

Wolfgang Schank

Head of Division 3.2 - Human Resources Management

+49 228 73-7620

Petra Dykmanns

Head of Division 3.3 - Human Resources Management

+49 228 73-5431

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