The Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies is bringing together an international team of scholars from different disciplines to work on the religious and political vocabulary of the Septuagint, combining the expertise of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, where it will be based, with the resources of the Oxford Classics Faculty and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philogy and Phonetics. The project will illuminate for biblical scholars the cultural world who produced and read the books of the Septuagint, and will illuminate for classical scholars the ways in which Jews of the Greek world adapted to the dominant culture and influenced it in turn.
Weekly interdisciplinary seminars, and a series of workshops will bring specialists in the Septuagint together with classicists, linguists, historians, and historians of religion. Septuagint vocabulary will be examined along with the Hellenistic cultural background and the methodological problems relating to the background.
Weekly seminars will be convened through the duration of two Oxford terms: January 14 to March 10, 2018 and April 22 to June 16, 2018. These will offer a forum for the Fellows to address central research topics related to the overall theme of the Seminar. The concluding conference will be held June 25-27, 2018.
Visiting Fellows will receive an allowance of £2,515 (pro rata) per calendar month for the period of their tenure. Traveling expenses up to £550 will also be provided, and the Fellows will be provided with a college association during their time at Oxford. Applicants should indicate the specific research they would undertake in the course of the Fellowship and how this research would contribute to the broader work of the project. Applications by senior scholars, and by scholars at the postdoctoral and advanced doctoral level, are welcome. For more information and where to apply, please visit the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies’s website.
Deadline: December 16, 2016