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Stefanie Rudolf

Postdoctoral Fellow (Feb 2022-Oct 2023)

Dr.

Stefanie Rudolf studied Oriental Studies and German linguistics in Erlangen and Aleppo (Syria). She wrote her Masters thesis on the linguistic datability of Old Testament texts. After winning a scholarship at the Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Berlin, she was awarded her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin for a dissertation on Syriac astrology.

Stefanie worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Semitic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, from 2014 to 2020. In 2021, she joined the project “New Papyri from Elephantine” at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Currently, Stefanie is preparing a Mandaic sourcebook on magic and medicine (with Markham Geller and Bogdan Burtea).

At the MPIWG, she will be part of the Max Planck Research Group “Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul and Body ca. 800–1650,” working on the meanings of “experience” in premodern Syriac medical texts.

Projects

Experience, Philosophy, and Expertise: The Foundations of Syriac Medicine

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