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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Studentische Hilfskraft with good knowledge of Latin or Arabic

The Project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is seeking to appoint one or two Studentische Hilfskräfte (20-80 hours/month) with good reading knowledge of either Latin or Arabic. The focus will be on scholarly tasks, in particular the transcription/edition of Latin or Arabic astronomical, astrological or magical texts of the Middle Ages or the Early Modern Period, with the prospect of online publication under the Hilfskraft’s name.


Additional tasks may include:

  • Historical and bio-bibliographical research, especially in medieval and Early Modern intellectual history and history of science
  • Collaborative work on describing and cataloguing Arabic manuscripts (for Arabists only)
  • Implementation of the PAL digital library, including scanning articles and ordering books at the Staatsbibliothek.


Good knowledge of English (reading and speaking skills) is recommended.


Note that the Hilfskraft position can count, if requirements are met, as a Praktikum for a bachelor’s or a master’s degree at the LMU.


Starting date: from October 2021


Enquiries and expressions of interest can be sent (in English or German) to David Juste at

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