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25 October, 2011

British School at Rome Postgraduate course in Epigraphy July 16-24 2012

Filed under: training — Gabriel Bodard @ 13:03

Posted for Abigail Graham:

British School at Rome Postgraduate course in Epigraphy July 16th-24th 2012

As you may know, the great success and popularity of the Epigraphy training course at the British School at Athens has prompted efforts to establish a similar course in Roman Epigraphy at the British School in Rome (which will run in alternate years to its sister course at the BSA). I am pleased to announce that the first Roman Epigraphy summer programme will run this July 16th-24th at the British School in Rome.

The 9 day intensive course, intended for postgraduate scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and the classics, is designed to provide training and practical experience in the use of epigraphy as a source. The course will examine the numerous contexts in which epigraphy is presented (in situ, museums, archives and published formats (including online catalogues) exploring the process of editing and publishing epigraphic materials. The course, divided into themes of a technical and cultural nature, will consist of daily epigraphic ambulatio throughout the city of Rome, museums visits, a trip to Ostia, as well as research sessions at the British School’s library and Guest lectures on various topics from scholars regarding ongoing research projects.

We are now inviting applications for the course (the deadline is January 30th 2012). Further particulars about the course can be found on our website

Queries and Applications may be addressed to

18 October, 2011

Full-time postdoctoral position (TVL 13) at the Institute for Papyrology, University of Heidelberg

Filed under: jobs,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 13:38

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 933 “Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies,” has been set by the German Research Council to commence work on 1 July 2011 at the Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg. Researchers working in the field of cultural studies will investigate the material presence of writing in “non-typographic societies.”  The fundamental research by the CRC 933 “Material Text Cultures” on text-bearing artefacts, especially those of the circum-Mediterranean zone, will be performed within a conceptual framework that has been developed recently in cultural studies. This should lead in the longer term to an array of methodological instruments for the analysis of script-bearing artefacts for use by those branches of cultural studies engaged in text interpretation. Among the central aims that inform the structure and policies of the CRC 933 “Material Text Cultures” is, moreover, the fostering of up-and-coming researchers in the attendant disciplines, which will primarily be performed under the auspices of the Integrated Graduate School “Text Anthropology.”

As a participant in the Collaborative Research Center, the Institute for Papyrology seeks a junior scholar to conduct research on the topic of “Antike Briefe als Kommunikationsmedium” (“The Ancient Letter as Communication’s Medium”).  The goal of this project is to investigate ancient Greek and Latin letters preserved on papyrus, ostraca, tablets and other script-bearing material substrates as complex objects elucidating certain societal norms within definable social networks. The research results should be published in a monograph.

Requirements: PhD in Classics or Ancient History; excellent knowledge of Greek and Latin; previous experience in documentary papyrology is desired but not required. Applicants should also show willingness to engage in intensive interdisciplinary cooperation within the Collaborative Research Center.  Basic knowledge of German is recommended.

The successful candidate will be employed with a full-time postdoctoral position (TVL 13) at the Institute for Papyrology, University of Heidelberg, until 30 June 2015.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, publication list, and addresses of three potential referees to the project’s director, Dr. Rodney Ast, < Review of applications will begin September 26 and continue until the post is filled.

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