[INDOLOGY] Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: "Astral Sciences in Trans-Regional Asia" (MPIWG, Berlin)

AJ Misra anuj.misra at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 11:59:45 UTC 2024

Dear Colleagues:

The Max Planck Research Group "Astral Science in Trans-Regional Asia"
at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin
invites applications for a *12-month Postdoctoral Fellowship* position
(stipend) starting *September 1, 2024 (preferred)*.

ASTRA studies the transmission, translocation, and transcreation of astral
knowledge in Asia. The researchers in this group use philological,
mathematical and sociohistorical methods to explore this rich intellectual

Early-career scholars with a strong research background in the *history of
astral sciences, particularly in Southeast or Central Asia* are encouraged
to apply. Applications are also welcome from researchers with expertise in
other geographical areas, provided their work aligns with ASTRA's core


   - Review *detailed information about ASTRA and the application process:*
   https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/news-events/career/opportunities, under
   Postdoctoral Fellow (“Astral Science in Trans-Regional Asia”)
   - Submit your application by the deadline: *May 1, 2024 (23:59 CEST)*

*QUESTIONS:* Contact Univ.-Prof. Dr Anuj Misra (amisra at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

*ASTRA encourages applications from highly motivated young scholars
passionate about exploring the history of astral sciences in Asia.*

With thanks and regards,

Anuj MISRA, Ph.D (he/him)
*Senior Research Scholar* (January─March 2024)
Dept. III Artifacts, Action, Knowledge,
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science,
Boltzmannstraße 22,
14195, Berlin,

Room B16, R.002
+49 (0) 30 200549 405
amisra at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

*Affiliated External Researcher *(2024─25)
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (CCRS),
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DENMARK
anuj.misra at hum.ku.dk

*Adjunct Senior Fellow* (since September 2021)
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
aj.misra at canterbury.ac.nz
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