Call for Applications: Database Summer Workshops, Max Planck Institute

April 19, 2021


Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree. Reading ability in at least one of the following languages is required: modern European, East or South Asian, Middle Eastern, classical Greek, Latin, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Middle Persian, Sanskrit, Tamil, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Egyptian.


Selected participants will receive an honorarium of 15 euros per hour.


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science invites applications for two workshops of four weeks each. Participants will support the extension of a protected image database developed in the framework of the Visualizations of the Heavens (4000 BCE–1700 CE) Working Group. Due to the pandemic, remote participation in the workshops will be the default. 

The Working Group focuses on visual representations and material objects in the creation, change, and movement of astral knowledge across space and time. During the workshops, participants will be trained to use and further populate the Working Group’s protected image database, which serves as the main tool to digitally assemble diverse forms of astro-related imagery from almost 6,000 years of Eurasian history. Workshop participants will thus have the opportunity to substantially contribute to and get insight into a collaborative research project in the history of science with a strong digital humanities component.


Please visit the application webpage for additional information. Please email Anna Jerratsch at [email protected] with any questions.