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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

News and Announcements

Three research fellows invited for 2018

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We are pleased to announce that three research fellowships have been granted for the year 2018 to:

PAL Fellowships 2018

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The call for applications for our fellowships for a period from 1 to 4 months during the year 2018 has been distributed through various channels. The full text of the call can also be found on our website under this link.

Job vacancy: One or two new Hilfskräfte with good knowledge of Arabic

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The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus is searching for one or two Hilfskräfte with a good account of written Arabic, starting from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The full text of the job description can be found at http://ptolemaeus.badw.de/jobs

Two research fellows invited for 2016

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The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus invited two research fellows for the year 2016:

Jordanus database now online at Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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JORDANUS, An International Catalogue of Mediaeval Scientific Manuscripts (ed. Menso Folkerts) is now available online on the server of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus at the address: jordanus.ptolemaeus.badw.de

JORDANUS provides information about c.13.000 medieval manuscripts (500-1500 A.D.) dealing with mathematics in the broad sense, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonomet…

PAL Fellowships 2016

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The call for applications for our fellowships for a period from 1 to 4 months during the year 2016 has been distributed through various channels. The full text of the call can also be found on our website under this link.

First Ptolemy Conference, Warburg Institute 5-7 November 2015

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Ptolemy’s Science of the Stars in the Middle Ages

Warburg Institute, 5-7 November 2015

 

This first international conference of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (http://ptolemaeus.badw.de) will explore the Arabic and Latin traditions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological works from late Antiquity to the seven…

Launch of PAL Website

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The website of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus has been launched on August 15, 2014. For the time being it contains basic information on the project and the people working on it. In the future it will be developed into a major research tool for scholars interested in the Ptolemaic tradition and will serve as a communication interface for these scholars.

Two Latin paleographers hired

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The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus appointed two 50% Latin paleographers, who will transcribe Latin Ptolemaic texts. The two new members of the team are Dr. Monika Isépy (LMU Munich) for the period July-December 2014 and Dr. Irina Galynina (Freiburg) for the period October 2014-September 2016.

Four research fellows invited for 2014

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The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus invited four research fellows for the summer and autumn of 2014:

Project director celebrates 45th birthday!

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The director of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus, Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse (University of Würzburg), celebrated his 45th birthday on 3 March 2014. We wish him the very best for the coming years and hope that he will lead the project in good health until its predicted end in 2037.

Official opening of the project

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On 14 February 2014 the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus was officially presented at the Deutsches Museum. Introductions were given by Prof. Helmuth Trischler (Research Director of the Deutsches Museum), Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann (President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities) and Prof. Dr. Menso Folkerts (Chairman of the Commission for the History of Science of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities). Then the project was pre…

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus on Austrian radio

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The radio program Dimensionen - die Welt der Wissenschaft of the Austrian radio ORF on Monday, 20 January 2014, was devoted to Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus. Under the title "Ptolemäus neu gelesen. Ein wissenschaftlicher Irrtum und sein kulturelles Erbe", Sabrina Adlbrecht presented our project on the basis of interviews with Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse, Prof. Dr. P. Kunitzsch und Dr. Benno van Dalen. The website of this radio program can be found

Special issue of Akademie Aktuell on PAL

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The third issue in the year 2013 of Akademie Aktuell, the official journal of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (in German), is devoted to the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus. In articles aimed at a non-specialist audience, Dag Nikolaus Hasse, David Juste, Benno van Dalen, Alexander Jones, Paul Kunitzsch, Charles Burnett and Noel Swerdlow elucidate various aspects of the project. The whole issue can be downloaded