Call for Applications

Application deadline: 19 August 2024 Midnight, Central European Summer Time

The École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL-University in Paris, France, is hiring one postdoctoral research associate in Hebrew Palaeography. The successful candidate will join the team led by Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger in the framework of the ERC Synergy project MiDRASH (Migrations of Textual and Scribal Traditions via Large-Scale Computational Analysis of Medieval Manuscripts in Hebrew Script).

MiDRASH is composed of four teams led respectively by Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (EPHE, PSL), Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (EPHE, PSL/Oxford), Nachum Dershowitz (Tel Aviv- University), Avi Shmidman (Bar Ilan University), in collaboration with the National Library of Israel and Haifa University. Its overall aim is to advance our understanding of the literary, textual and manuscript production processes in Ancient and Medieval Judaism by applying computational methods in order to transcribe and analyse thousands of medieval Hebrew manuscripts. For a brief presentation of the project please check and

Working closely with Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and the other team members, the selected postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for annotating palaeographical samples of Medieval Hebrew manuscripts for the online Hebrew Palaeography Album (HebrewPal) (


Position : Part-time postdoctoral research associate (50%, 19h/week)

Employer : Paris, France: Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques. The postdoctoral research associate will be also affiliated with the research cluster EA 4116 – SAPRAT-Savoirs et pratiques du Moyen Âge à l’époque contemporaine (

Place of employment : EPHE, PSL, Condorcet Campus, 15 rue WaldeckRochet, 93300 AUBERVILLIERS, France.

Gross Salary: 1305 € / month

Length of the contract : 1 year with possibility of extending for at least 1 additional year.

Start date : 1 November 2024


Essential qualifications :

  • Doctorate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, with specialisation in medieval history, manuscripts, art history or book history
  • Training / experience with Manuscript Studies

Required competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of Hebrew
  • Excellent writing skills in English and preferably knowledge of French
  • Experience with / knowledge of large databases
  • Research experience
  • Excellent organisation and sense of responsibility
  • Capacity to work in a team

To apply :
Send (as a single PDF file with your name and MiDRASH):

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Sample of a published work or a thesis chapter
  • Two letters of recommendation from thesis advisers and/or senior academic figures

To : Judith Olszowy-Schlanger at the address: by 19 August 2024 at the latest and Sarah Fargeon at the address:

Contact :
For further particulars, please contact Judith Olszowy-Schlanger,

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Call for Applications

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Postdoctoral research associate position in Medieval Hebrew Palaeography – Hebrew Manuscripts in the Digital Age, EPHE, Paris Sciences Lettres

Application deadline: 30 May 2024 Midnight, Central European Summer Time

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Offre d’emploi Biblissima – Manuscrits grecs

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Les collections de manuscrits grecs en Europe à l’époque moderne.Dans le cadre de l’équipe Biblissima, l’équipe SAPRAT- EA 4116 de l’EPHE recrute un CDD de 12 mois renouvelable pour la recherche et la constitution d’un corpus de données concernant les collections de manuscrits grecs formées en Europe occidentale aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles.