Merle Eisenberg, fellow at SESYNC, researches the Philosophy of Constantine of Nicaea

June 3, 2021

Collaboration on academic research often amounts to long hours and close contact between researchers. Scholars have to do their best to understand the inner workings of their research partner’s mind – how they think about projects and what their strengths and weaknesses are – in an effort to make the union effective and the research process efficient. When these partnerships work well, a symbiosis is achieved, through which researchers push each other toward their goals while working to advance knowledge in their corner of academia.

Dr. Merle Eisenberg, postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), found that symbiosis while working at Princeton University Library (PUL) with Librarian of Classics, Hellenic Studies, and Linguistics David Jenkins. Earlier this spring, the two published the article "The Philosophy of Constantine the Philosopher of Nicaea" in Byzantinische Zeitschrift, the world’s most prestigious Byzantine studies journal.