3 four-month Mercator Fellowships within the priority programme (SPP 2130) 'Early Modern Translation Cultures (1450–1800)’

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April 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Humanities, Languages

The ‘Early Modern Translation Cultures (1450–1800)’ priority programme (SPP 2130), which is funded by the German Research Foundation, is advertising 3 four-month Mercator Fellowships with the aim of internationalizing the research network.


The applicants fulfil the following requirements:

  • Internationally outstanding research on the Early Modern period (1450–1800) or cultural translation or in translation studies
  • A declared research focus in the field of Early Modern translations cultures
  • Interdisciplinary compatibility with more than one SPP 2130 project
  • Participation in the third annual conference of the SPP 2130 (15–17 September 2021)
  • Willingness to be actively involved in the research network and foster the junior researchers of the SPP 2130 (e.g. experts’ discussion, workshop)
  • Willingness to give guest lectures

We offer:

  • Accommodations in a guesthouse, a workplace on the premises of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and integration in the library’s scholarship programme for the duration of the fellowship
  • Close professional exchange with the speaker, the programme committee and the entire research network of the priority programme


The remuneration will depend on the respective prerequisites as defined by the collective bargaining agreement. The fellowships must be carried out in the period between June 2021 and January 2022.

We request nominations of suitable candidates from our SPP participants. Self-nominations are also possible.

TU Braunschweig is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other characteristic protected by German law. Further, TU Braunschweig aims to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
Severely disabled persons are entitled to special consideration (proof must be enclosed).
During the application process, personal data will be stored electronically.

Please send your application documents (CV, letter of motivation, list of relevant publications, projects and cooperations) by e-mail in a single pdf file to the spokesperson of the Priority Programme 2130, Prof Dr Regina Toepfer (spp2130@tu-braunschweig.de) by 15 April 2020.


Contact Info: 
Technische Universität Braunschweig
SPP 2130 ‚Übersetzungskulturen der Frühen Neuzeit‘
Bienroder Weg 80
D-38106 Braunschweig
Prof. Dr. Regina Toepfer (Sprecherin/ Spokesperson)
Annkathrin Koppers, M.A. (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin/ Coordinator)