Assistant Professor in Egyptian archaeology (Ptolemaic period) at Princeton University — Deadline December 1, 2014

Art Historian/Archaeologist. Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. Egyptian Art and Archaeology, with a preference for candidates with a research interest in the Ptolemaic Period. It is expected that teaching at the undergraduate level will cover the broad range of Egyptian art history with respect to both chronology and media; graduate seminars will focus primarily on areas of specialization. Collaboration with Princeton’s interdepartmental Program in the Ancient World is expected.

Ph.D. by start date and teaching experience are expected; publication record is an advantage.

Apply online at: with cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and one article or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing. For fullest consideration apply by December 1.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship Programs — Deadlines November 1, 2014 and February 1, 2015

The American Research Institute in Turkey announces fellowship programs for doctoral and post-doctoral research in the humanities and social sciences in Turkey, 2015-2016, and for Turkish language study during the summer 2015.

Please use the new online form accessible via the website at



ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2015-2016.  ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training.  The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year.  Stipends range from $16,800 to 50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2015-2016.  ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one to three months up to one academic year.  Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2014.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2015.



ARIT — Princeton Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul, summer 2015.  The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend.  The application deadline is February 1.

Nancy Leinwand
American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324

tel 215 898 3474
fax 215 898 0657

Honor Frost Foundation Grants: Maritime Archaeology and Cultural Heritage — Deadline October 1, 2014

The Honor Frost Foundation is pleased to announce that it is providing £30,000 for small research grants in Maritime Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with the British Academy in the UK.

The BA/HFF Small Grants on Maritime Archaeology and Cultural Heritage will follow the requirements of the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant scheme. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme and applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant. The closing date for applications for the next round of small research grants is 15 October 2014 and details are available within the Academy’s e-gap system.

The Honor Frost Foundation’s next deadline for HFF Grants is 1 October 2014 for projects in Marine and Maritime Archaeology with a regional focus on the Eastern Mediterranean.

Individual grants will not normally exceed £10,000.  A new application form is posted on the HFF website’s grant application page.

HFF Grants are available to independent scholars, affiliated scholars and institutions, and are intended to support or facilitate research projects covering any period or aspect of maritime archaeology. HFF grants can also support proposals that are involved with training, publications, workshops and conferences, conservation work, museum exhibitions, and public engagement and education in maritime archaeology. Applications from institutions and scholars based in the Eastern Mediterranean are particularly welcome with a focus on Cyprus, Lebanon and Western Syria. The HFF also gives preference to projects that show strong collaboration with regional partners and include local training opportunities.  For a list of previously funded projects, please go the HFF website’s project page.

Timeline:    The deadline for the next round of HFF Grant Applications is 1 October 2014 and Grant Awards will normally be announced within four months. Please use the newly revised HFF Application Form and ensure your referees have your application to review and are aware that the reference form is available on the HFF website.  We will be contacting referees directly as required for their references and will provide them with a deadline for replies.

Decisions on grant awards are final and no feedback will be given on any applications.


After being notified of a grant award, Grantees will be required to provide a summary of their project and an appropriate image for the HFF website.  Upon completion of the project, Grantees must provide a written report of their work and provide an accounting of expenses. All or part of grantees’ reports may be published on the HFF website and possibly in future HFF newsletters. A summary of our Grant Conditions can be viewed on the website.


For any questions, please contact the HFF Executive Director at

Joan Porter MacIver, Executive Director
Honor Frost Foundation
10 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH, UK

CFP: The Once and Future Antiquity: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy — Deadline December 15, 2014

Call For Papers:

The Once and Future Antiquity: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy

University of Puget Sound

March 27th-29th, 2015


What roles has classical antiquity played in visions of the future, the fantastic, the speculative, the might-have-been? How have works of science fiction, from Mary Shelly’s Frankensteinto Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, imagined ancient traditions in relation to the modern world, whether at present or in the days after tomorrow? What might it mean to consider antiquity – its art, history, literature, philosophy, and material culture – through the lens of fantasy, a genre traditionally associated with medievalism? This conference seeks to build on recent and increasing work (e.g., conferences in Rouen, France (2012) and Liverpool, U.K. (2013), as well as the recent collection of Bost-Fiévet & Provini (2014) and the forthcoming collection of Rogers & Stevens (2015)) in this exciting field within classical reception studies.

Proposals are invited for conference presentations (20 minutes plus discussion) [or thematically-organized panels of three (3) such presentations each] that raise particular versions of these questions under the general heading of Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Topics might include, e.g., the rewriting of an ancient story by a modern author working in science fiction or fantasy; examination of a moment or trend in ancient history from a perspective developed in response to the modern genres; strategies for teaching ancient classics via comparison with modern works; or comparison of classical and science fictional / fantastical approaches to knowing the world.

These are only examples, and the organizers welcome proposals dealing with any intersection between antiquity and modern science fiction or fantasy, including speculative fiction. The organizers also welcome abstracts considering how the Digital Humanities can help advance scholarship in this field. In preparing their proposals, contributors are encouraged to keep in mind an audience including not only professional scholars and students but also devoted readers of science fiction and fantasy. Proposals of no more than 300 words should be sent to no later than December 15, 2014. Authors will be notified of their proposals’ status by the end of December.

The conference is planned for the weekend of March 27th-29th, 2015, at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, USA. (Tacoma is the hometown of Dune’s Frank Herbert and located close to Seattle, home of the EMP, a museum devoted to SF, fantasy, and music). Participants will receive details about registration and lodging in December.

Questions may be directed to the organizers, Prof. Brett M. Rogers (University of Puget Sound) and Prof. Benjamin Eldon Stevens (Bryn Mawr College) at their individual email addresses ( or at the conference email address given above.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens NEH Fellowships — Deadline October 3, 2014



Deadline: October 31

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 100,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 120,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 43 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Eligibility:  Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture or art who are US citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. The ASCSA encourages younger scholars to apply.

Terms:  Two to four fellowships, either five or ten months in duration. Stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, partial board, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles to the NEH.

NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece), contribute to and enhance the scholarly dialogue, as well as contribute to and expand scholarly horizons at the School.

Application: Submit Senior Associate Membership application with fellowship online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Link to:

The following items should be attached to the Associate Member application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:
1.   Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
2.   A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur at the ASCSA.
3.   Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.  If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
4.   Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest.  These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out successfully.  Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees.  Instruct recommenders to submit letters to by November 4.

The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1.  Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2.  Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3.  Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4.  Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5.  What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6.  Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?
7.  Please address how you might contribute to, and enhance, the scholarly dialogue at the ASCSA.
8.  In what ways might this project expand scholarly horizons at the ASCSA?

NEH Fellowships
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ  08540-5232
Web site:

The awards will be announced during February. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.