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

more information:

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

Boltzmannstr. 22

14195 Berlin


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.