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Bibliotheeknieuws: Nieuwe databanken 'OBO Buddhism', 'Chinese Studies' & 'Classics'

Wednesday 17 January 2018

De databanken 'Buddhism', 'Chinese Studies' en 'Classics' van Oxford Bibliographies zijn nu toegankelijk. De databanken werden aangekocht met het budget van het centraal collectiekrediet (beheerd door de Facultaire Bibliotheekcommissie).

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Job opening: two research assistants (Byzantine) Greek philology

Monday 15 January 2018

The Greek Section of the Departments of Literary Studies and Linguistics at Ghent University is seeking two well-qualified collaborators for the “Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams” (DBBE, www.dbbe.ugent.be).

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Bibliotheeknieuws: Artemis Literary Sources wordt Gale Literary Source

Friday 8 December 2017

​​What is Gale Literary Sources? An integrated research experience, Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich literary content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing - all enriched by features and design that breathes new life into the study of literature. ​

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Vacancies

PhD position in Italian Studies

The PhD student will work on a specific project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Teodoro Katinis

Project’s abstract: How are rhetoric and medicine combined in the early modern Italian literature? What role does the vernacular play? Which is the legacy of this literature? This project will contribute to answer to these questions by focusing on the wide-spread literature of Secreti (books of secrets), which was a popular genre of medical texts that peaked in Italy between 1550 and 1600 and aimed at providing the readers of any social class, gender, or age with an encyclopedic compendium of the medical knowledge for self-healing and preservation. These books collect medical remedies to cure any kind of illness and imperfection using also magic, astrology and alchemy. The authors of these texts (Alessio Piemontese, Leonardo Fioravanti and Isabella Cortesi, among others) gather, organize and convey in the vernacular a paramount knowledge on how to defeat epidemies, poisons and other common diseases. The PhD student will study the rhetorical strategies and the use of vernacular in the 16-century books of secrets with a focus on the UGent Library’s collection.

Deadline: February 28th, 2017. This vacancy can be closed earlier, if a qualified candidate is found before the deadline.

TWO RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (BYZANTINE) GREEK PHILOLOGY

The Greek Section of the Departments of Literary Studies and Linguistics at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking two well-qualified collaborators for the “Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams” (DBBE, www.dbbe.ugent.be). They will be part of a team of pre- and postdoctoral scholars within the project “Poetry from the Margins. Literary, linguistic, philological and cultural-historical analysis of a new corpus of Byzantine book epigrams (800-1453)”, related to DBBE. The director of this project is Professor Kristoffel Demoen and the project is generously supported by the Research Fund of Ghent University (within the “Concerted Research Actions” program).

Deadline: February 28, 2018.