The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Dept I (Prof. Dr.
Jürgen Renn), announces a two-year doctoral scholarship (with a one-
year renewal option) for an outstanding graduate student. Applicants
should submit a project proposal that addresses issues raised in the
context of the Archimedes Project. For more information:
This project consists of two main elements: an extensive corpus of
digitized sources on the history of mechanics and a series of
sophisticated computer tools that allow scholars to pursue research
requiring the thoughtful evaluation of large bodies of source
materials. Projects of interest may address technical terminology, the
historical reconstruction of lines of transmission, or similar
inquiries. We also welcome project proposals that relate to the
database on machine drawings (dmd) developed at our Institute. For
Applications may be submitted in German or English. The fellowship
should start preferably at the beginning of 2010. The monthly stipend
is 1365 € or 50% of the E13 (TVÖD) salary for research scholars.
Applicants should send the following materials by October 31, 2009:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A project outline (ca. 750 words) explaining how the digital resources mentioned above will be employed in the candidate’s doctoral thesis.
3. List of publications, if applicable
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Abt. Personal – Predoc I
or by e-mail to Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration: [email protected]
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped
people and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society
seeks to increase the number of women in areas of under-
representation. Applications from women are especially welcome.