Current Epigraphy
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3 February, 2014

Job vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Warwick/Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Oxford

Filed under: EpiDoc,jobs — Charlotte Tupman @ 11:19

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant post has arisen at the University of Warwick for the ‘Facilitating Access to Latin inscriptions in Britain’s Oldest Public Museum through Scholarship and Technology’ project, which explores the place of Latin literacy in Britain, the role of inscriptions in writing Roman social history, and the history of the collection and changing attitudes to epigraphy from 1683 to the modern day. Of equal importance is its objective to explore ways in which Latin inscriptions can be used to educate the general public, visitors, and children about the Roman world, using the Ashmolean as a case-study.

The job is 50%FTE, fixed Term Contract for 13 months, based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents/Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

You will work on the AHRC funded project, Facilitating Access to Latin inscriptions in Britain’s Oldest Public Museum through Scholarship and Technology.

You will create an Epidoc corpus of the Latin inscriptions in the Ashmolean Museum, based upon research carried out by the project’s PI, customizing EpiDoc XSL stylesheets. You will create digital images of the collection of Latin inscriptions in the Ashmolean: to carry out digital photography and Reflectance Transformation Imaging of Latin inscriptions in the Ashmolean Museum; and to integrate these images into the online corpus. You will explore using EpiDoc tools to create resources for the visually impaired. You will help maintain the project’s website. You will assist in in recording and editing project vodcasts.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area. You will have a good knowledge of Latin, particularly epigraphy. You will have experience in XML; EpiDoc conversion tools (Crosswalker) and EpiDoc XSL stylesheets. Experience in Reflectance Transformation Imaging and website editing is desirable.

For further details of the project see here.

For the job advertisement see here.

5 August, 2013

Postdoc position, Greek inscriptions of Ptolemaic Egypt (Oxford)

Filed under: EpiDoc,jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 10:54

A position is about to be advertized in Greek epigraphy at Oxford, with a salary that would probably suit a newly qualified postdoc. This project looks like it will join the many other excellent EpiDoc corpora produced by the Oxford Classics/CSAD team. If you’re thinking about this, you really should contact Alan Bowman as soon as possible. (See the note from Bowman below.)

Simon Hornblower, Charles Crowther and I are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding by the AHRC for a 3-year project on inscriptions from Ptolemaic Egypt. This project will create a corpus of up-to-date editions of the Greek, bilingual and trilingual inscriptions on stone from Ptolemaic Egypt (323-30 BCE), based on material collected and annotated by the late Peter Fraser FBA (1918-2007). The editions will include introductory material, commentaries, translations and digital images and will be made available both in book form and an on-line version. Fraser’s manuscript will be revised and updated, inscriptions published since the mid-1970s will be added, along with editions with translations of the Egyptian sections of bilingual and trilingual texts.

We will be seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the Greek epigraphy for 3 years from October 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. We expect the maximum possible salary to be in the region of £30,000 (sterling) per annum, depending on experience and qualifications. A formal advertisement will be posted soon. In the meantime, suitably qualified researchers who might wish to indicate possible interest in the position are encouraged to contact Professor Alan Bowman offline by email at alan.bowman@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

8 May, 2013

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions, Oxford

Filed under: jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:30

Posted for Alison Cooley:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions)

  • Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford
  • Grade 7: £31,331 p.a.
  • The ‘Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions in Britain’s Oldest Public Museum through Scholarship and Technology’ project is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a full-time, 3-year fixed-term post from 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2016. The project is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant and is directed by Dr Alison Cooley (University of Warwick).
  • The Research Fellow will be based in the Ashmolean Museum and in the Classics Faculty’s Ioannou Centre in central Oxford and will work under the supervision of Dr Cooley and Dr Susan Walker (Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities). The principal responsibility of the Research Fellow will be to fulfil the project’s impact agenda by integrating the Latin inscriptions in the Museum into the Ashmolean’s Online Collections, creating additional web resources tailored to the needs of school students, designing and implementing interactive gallery activities, exploring the creation of resources for the visually impaired, and helping to run inset days illustrating the potential of the new resources for UK teachers.
  • Applicants should have a PhD in Archaeology, Ancient History, Museum Studies, or a relevant field, a demonstrable knowledge of the Social History of the Roman World, experience in working in collaboration with schools, and have proven IT skills.
  • Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 17 May 2013 can be considered.
    Contact Person : Erica Clarke
    Vacancy ID : 107580
    Contact Phone : 01865 288269
  • Closing Date : 17-May-2013
    Contact Email: recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

Further particulars to be found at the Oxford recruitment page.

14 December, 2012

Advertisement: position in Information Studies (TVL 13) at Heidelberg University (EDH / Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik)

Filed under: jobs,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 10:49

In the Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik of Heidelberg University, Research projekt Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH / HAW), there is a position to be filled in

Information Studies

(E 13 TV-L, from 01.04.2013 to 31.03. 2016). Application until 21.01.2013. … more

Am Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik der Universität Heidelberg, Forschungsprojekt Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH / HAW), ist zum 01.04.2013 die volle Stelle eines/einer

Informationswissenschaftler/in

(E 13 TV-L, befristet bis zum 31.03.2016). Bewerbungsschluß 21.01.2013. … mehr

5 January, 2012

A post-doctoral fellowship in Bologna

Filed under: EpiDoc,jobs,news — LuciaCriscuolo @ 10:09

This is a call for applications to a post-doctoral one year  fellowship in Greek Epigraphy, starting from March 1, 2012. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2012, according to the “Bando” on University of Bologna website (Dipartimento di Storia Antica/Società e potere nelle iscrizioni della Cirenaica), https://www.aric.unibo.it/AssegniRicerca/BandiPubblicati/zz_Bandi_din.aspx#scadenza

The research fellow will allowed and welcome to work in English as well in French, and foreign applications are very much welcome. To get help in order to write down the application (in Italian), applicant can write directly to Lucia Criscuolo (lucia.criscuolo@unibo.it) or to Alice Bencivenni (alice.bencivenni2@unibo.it). The interview, which will take place on Feb. 22,  can take place via Skype.

The applicant will be involved in the international project on Lybian inscriptions, which has to develop a publication portal for several digital corpora of inscriptions from Libya. The Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania (IRT) were republished in 2009 (irt.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009); the first volume of Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (IRCyr) is scheduled for publication in 2011; the Greek Inscriptions of Cyrenaica are under preparation (IGCyr). All these corpora are prepared in EpiDoc. The portal will offer access to all these publications; it will provide a common bibliography, a shared search facility, shared indices, and draw on a shared geographic database. The bursar shall prepare and update the already existing Bibliography, according to the standard of the Bibliographie Papyrologique, and the Prosopography accomplished by A. Laronde, and collaborate in the mark-up and the preparation of the metadata, checking different sources and enlarging, if necessary, the information already provided by the other members of the team. Through this work the bursar will get an experience in the evaluation and interpretation of the epigraphical evidence of the ancient Cyrene, from VII to I century BC.

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, <rodney.ast@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de. Review of applications will begin September 26 and continue until the post is filled.


7 June, 2011

Post-doc scholarship for epigraphist: Madrid

Filed under: jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 15:29

Casa de Velázquez

École des Hautes Études Hispaniques et Ibériques

Recrutement d’un chercheur contractuel

Recherche Scientifique

La Casa de Velázquez recrute un(e) jeune docteur en histoire ou en archéologie antique pour le programme DETROIT

Voir le détail

La Casa de Velázquez recrute un(e) jeune docteur dans le cadre du programme DÉTROIT (« Le détroit de Gibraltar, à la croisée des mers et des continents. Époques ancienne et médiévale », ANR-10-ESVS-009). Le contrat débutera le 1er octobre 2011 pour une durée de six à quatorze mois (à déterminer). Les candidats doivent s’engager à résider à Madrid. Le montant mensuel brut de rémunération est fixé à 3 000 €.

Profil. Les candidats doivent avoir soutenu récemment une thèse d’histoire ou d’archéologie antique. La préférence sera donnée à un(e) candidat(e) qui aura démontré son savoir faire en matière d’épigraphie latine. Une bonne connaissance du français et de l’espagnol (oral et écrit) est requise, ainsi qu’une expérience directe de la recherche en Espagne et/ou au Maroc ; une bonne connaissance de l’anglais (oral et écrit) est souhaitée. La candidature n’est soumise à aucune condition de nationalité.

Tâches. La personne recrutée devra contribuer à la collecte et à la préparation en vue de leur saisie des données destinées à l’atlas en ligne DÉTROIT. Un corpus lui sera assigné en fonction des compétences qu’il/elle aura acquises à l’occasion de la préparation de sa thèse. Par ailleurs, la personne recrutée aura en charge : la préparation des missions de terrain, aussi bien au Maroc qu’en Espagne, pour tous les membres de l’équipe (contacts avec les responsables de sites et de musées, demandes d’autorisation d’accès, reproductions…) ; et la préparation de réunions qui se tiendront à Madrid.

Procédure. Les candidats sont invités à envoyer une lettre de motivation dans laquelle ils indiqueront la durée souhaitée du contrat, un Curriculum vitae détaillé et un résumé de la thèse ou des recherches en cours (deux à trois pages, en français ou en espagnol) à a.prades@cvz.es. La date limite de dépôt des dossiers est fixée au 15 juillet 2011. Les résultats de la sélection seront connus avant le 25 juillet 2011.

27 January, 2011

Research fellowship, Warwick

Filed under: jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 15:05

Forwared for Alison Cooley. (I understand that applications from epigraphers are especially welcome.)

Dept of Classics and Ancient History, Warwick invites applications for a research fellowship in Classics. £27,319 – £35,646 pa, Fixed Term Contract for 3 years from October 2011. The successful candidate will research on any aspect of the ancient Greek and Roman world compatible with departmental interests and undertake limited teaching. Requires a PhD in a relevant field and a record of quality work in Greek and Roman studies, preferably with a background in epigraphy or numismatics/ancient economy.

Application deadline: Wednesday 23 February 2011; Interview date: early to mid March 2011

https://secure.admin.warwick.ac.uk/webjobs/jobs/research/job22640.html

27 November, 2009

Job at LGPN

Filed under: jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 12:35

Robert Parker writes:

The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names is seeking to appoint a Researcher for a full-time, two-year fixed term post. The project is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant. The postholder must be educated to doctoral standard, or equivalent. Essential requirements are a proven record in working with epigraphical material (both the basic evidence and published corpora and articles), and an awareness of how to handle personal names. Familiarity with the epigraphy of Asia Minor will be an advantage.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae, a covering letter and a personal details form (obtainable from the Classics website: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/faculty/jobs/index.asp) should be sent to Erica Clarke, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU (recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk), from whom further particulars can be obtained. Please arrange for your referees to send their references to the above address by the closing date.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 17 December 2009. No applications will be accepted after this date. The interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 11 January 2010.

16 November, 2009

Filed under: jobs,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 15:36

Zur Neubesetzung einer IT-Mitarbeiterstelle an der Forschungsstelle Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH) sucht die Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (HAW) zum 1. Januar 2010 zunächst befristet für zwei Jahre (mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung) eine/n

Technische/n Anwendungsbetreuer/in / Technical Application Owner
(halbtags)

für die Pflege/Wartung und Optimierung des wissenschaftlichen Nutzungspotentials der Epigraphischen Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH).

Aufgaben:
Administration der Datenbanken einschließlich ihrer Schnittstellen und Eingabemasken
Administration und Weiterentwicklung der eingesetzten Suchmaschinen
Aufbau einer Testumgebung für die Suchmaschinen
Gestaltung und Betreuung der EDH-Homepage
Systembetreuung der an der Forschungsstelle eingesetzten Rechner (Linux/Windows)

Anforderungen:
Erfahrung in der Anwendungsprogrammierung mit Java, Perl
Erfahrung im Umgang mit diversen Entwicklungstools wie z.B. XForms
Erweiterte Kenntnisse in der Datenbank-Administration von DB2 und MySQL
Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen in der Administration von Linux und Windows
Erfahrung im Einsatz von Web-Content-Management-Systemen wie z.B. Imperia
Selbstständige lösungs- und teamorientierte Arbeitsweise, intelligente eigene Priorisierung und die Fähigkeit, sich bedarfsorientiert und flexibel in neue Problemstellungen einzuarbeiten
Bereitschaft, mit dem wissenschaftlichen Projektpersonal technische Lösungsmöglichkeiten zu diskutieren und in der Systemarchitektur umzusetzen
Gute Englischkenntnisse wünschenswert.

Die Vergütung erfolgt nach TV-L (bis zur Entgeltgruppe 13).
Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt.

Bewerbungen sind bis zum 11.12.2009 zu richten an den Leiter der Forschungsstelle EDH, Prof. Dr. Christian Witschel, Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik der Universität Heidelberg, Marstallhof 4, 69117 Heidelberg.

23 February, 2009

Research Assistant: LGPN & MAMA (Oxford)

Filed under: jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 16:59

Post-doctoral Research Assistant – Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI

University of Oxford

Grade 7, full-time: Salary £28,839 – £35,469

The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and the Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI project are seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Assistant for a full-time, two-year fixed term post. The projects are both funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council Grants, from the Standard and Early Career schemes respectively. Applicants must be competent in Greek epigraphy, and have proven IT skills.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae, a covering letter and a personal details form (obtainable from the Classics website: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/faculty/jobs/index.asp) should be sent to Erica Clarke, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU (recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk), from whom further particulars can be obtained.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 March 2009.

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