Position Announcement: Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Greco-Roman and Islamic Traditions (Tufts) — Deadline November 21, 2014


Classics: Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship

Greco-Roman and Islamic Traditions

The School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University seeks a scholar who studies the contact between the Greco-Roman and Islamic traditions during any period through the Renaissance for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship, to begin September 2015. This newly-created position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities. Mellon Bridge professors will be grounded in one department but will also teach in other academic departments or programs, according to their areas of expertise.

This position will have a primary appointment in the Department of Classics, and a secondary appointment in one or more of the following programs and departments: Arabic; Archaeology; Art History; History; International Relations; Middle Eastern Studies; Philosophy; Religion; Romance Languages; and a potentially new interdisciplinary master’s program, Digital Technologies for Pre-Modern Studies, which is currently in the planning stage. The School will extend secondary appointments and cross-list courses in other departments and programs as appropriate. The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period.

The intellectual emphasis of the Department of Classics is the transmission of knowledge across cultures and time. The Department currently teaches courses in Greek, Latin, Medieval Latin, and Sanskrit and in the archaeology and history of Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, Ancient Northern Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as in the comparison of Greek, Roman, and Chinese history. In addition, department members and affiliated faculty maintain teaching and research interests in the medieval and early modern world. The Department of Classics also houses the Perseus Digital Library, one of the largest and most actively used open-access humanities databases in the world—currently containing approximately 165 million searchable words in Greek, Latin, Arabic, French, German, Italian, and English, and receiving more than eight million visits last year alone, with a returning-visitor rate of 66%. Perseus’s collections range from Homer through the Renaissance to nineteenth-century American literature and contemporary scholarship, and also include photographs and descriptions of art objects, buildings, and archaeological sites. The Perseus Perseids Platform, supported by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, is currently expanding Tufts’ digital infrastructure by facilitating the publication, revision, and conservation of previously unavailable texts, other media, and original research by faculty and students.

Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of Arabic as well as either Greek or Latin. Evidence of a strong record of scholarship is required. Doctorate and minimum of two years’ full- or part-time teaching experience is required. We especially welcome candidates who can support student research at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates who are interested in augmenting the strengths of Tufts’ Perseus Digital Library <http://www.perseus.tufts.edu> and its Perseids Platform in Greek, Latin, Classical Arabic, or other languages are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses related to his or her specific research area using works in translation, as well as to have the capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on works in the original Latin and/or Greek.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (less than 20 pages), research and teaching statements (each no longer than a single-spaced page), and should arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors, to: https://apply.interfolio.com/27062. Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Vickie Sullivan, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

CFP: J. Paul Getty Museum 19th International Congress on Ancient Bronzes — Deadline January 5, 2015

The J. Paul Getty Museum is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 19th International Congress on Ancient Bronzes, which will be held at The J. Paul Getty Museum on October 13-17, 2015. The Congress is organized to coincide with, and be energized by, the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World on view at the Getty Center July 28 through November 1, 2015.

For more information on the International Congress, see:


The deadline for abstract submission is January 5, 2015.

Inquiries can be sent to: [email protected]

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology University of Maryland) — Deadline November 21, 2014

The Department of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the art history and archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall of 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should be able to teach courses in the field of eastern Mediterranean art history, architecture, and archaeology and should demonstrate high scholarly potential. (Candidates’ specialization may fall in any geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean and in any time period from the Iron Age to Late Antiquity.) Interest in cross-disciplinary teaching and research with faculty in other fields at the University of Maryland, as well as collaboration with curators at area museums, will be welcome. Candidates should have an interdisciplinary specialization in the art, archaeology, and sociocultural history of the eastern Mediterranean. A Ph.D. in Art History or a related field is required for appointment.

Faculty are expected to make significant contributions to knowledge through innovative research and publication, to teach and advise with excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to fulfill reasonable service obligations to the academic and local communities. We are looking for outstanding scholars with an interest in the broad context of the history of art and architecture in the eastern Mediterranean and who are committed to contributing diverse perspectives to the department, the university, and the community.

Applications should include a letter of application (with a brief statement of teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, two writing samples, and the email address of 3 reference providers. (Writing samples might be scholarly articles or dissertation chapters. If including one or two dissertation chapters, please also include the dissertation’s introduction with one of these files.) Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by July 31, 2015. Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Renée Ater, at [email protected]. To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 21, 2014 through https://ejobs.umd.edu/.   Where possible, we will conduct preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the AIA/SCS in New Orleans, LA, January 8-11, 2015.  This search is contingent upon available funding.

The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity or expression.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Italian Academy in “Emotion, Embodiment and the History of Art and Music” — Deadline December 8, 2014

Call For Applications

Fellowships 2015-16; Deadline is Monday, December 8, 2014

The Italian Academy invites applications for a limited number of positions in its 2015-16 Fellowship program, which will be devoted to the project “Emotion, Embodiment and the History of Art and Music: Aesthetics, History and Anthropology.”

Given the exceptional number of recent applications addressing the relationship between these topics, the Academy has decided to dedicate an entire year to them. The aim is to bring together philosophers, anthropologists, and historians of culture, especially of the visual arts and music. Some members of the working group have already been selected from last year’s group of candidates.

In evaluating this year’s projects, special consideration will be given to proposals in the neurosciences relevant to the Academy’s ongoing project in Humanities and Neuroscience.

Fellowships are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens at the post-doctoral and faculty level. Applications are encouraged from countries beyond Europe.

Fellows receive a stipend, health benefits, travel allowance and an office in the Academy.

Deadline: Monday, December 8, 2014.


Fieldwork Opportunity: Epigraphy Summer School in Bulgaria

80278_inscription_lgHardly a source could be found that is more important for the study of the Ancient society than the epigraphical monuments. This course provides a full treatment of the epigraphy as a historical discipline, which includes not only the introduction to it, but also a profound look into the ancient Roman society and a thorough study of all kinds of inscriptions and their peculiarities. The students will learn to use the newest methods of interpretation in their work with epigraphical documents, which will allow them to incorporate them into their future projects and researches in the fields of Ancient History, Archaeology, Classical Philology as well as others.

Situated in lands that used to be a border between the East and the West of the Roman Empire and between the Greek and Latin speaking lands of the Ancient Europe, modern Bulgaria provides an excellent studying ground in the field. This course is a great opportunity for all who want to add to their knowledge a competence of reading, deciphering, understanding, publishing the Latin and Greek inscriptions of the ancient Roman world; or who are simply curious to get acquainted with the matters of the life and death, religion, politics, economy and social relations, matters, people expressed on stone.



  • Historical introduction to the History of the Ancient Roman society
  • Theoretical lectures on the Greek and Latin inscriptions
  • Field work with original inscriptions
  • Making copies and imprints of the inscriptions

After the course the students would have acquired the following abilities:

  • Proficiency in the social history of the Roman world
  • Ability to incorporate inscriptions in their future projects
  • Ability to publish and interpret ancient inscriptions


  • Course name The inscriptions of the Roman World
  • Professional field: Classics, History, Archaeology
  • Course type: Bachelor/Master
  • Hours: Lectures 30 / Exercises 15
  • Credits (ECTS): 4

Price: 1100 euro. Accommodation /see here/, transport, food and drinks included. For discount, check here.

Price with credits: 1360 euro.

Nota Bene: In order to offer our students a most convenient time and flexible schedules the course is divided in three sessions, including a combined one for those, who would also want to gain knowledge and experience in the particular field of numismatics.

  • Duration: two weeks
  • July session:  11– 25 July, 2015 August session –1 – 15 August, 2015
  • Place: Bulgaria, Sofia & Montana
  • Previous knowledge: Basic knowledge of Latin and / or Ancient Greek is recommendable
  • Terms and conditions – here

Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Kalin Stoev, PhD

Course features: Lectures, exercises, travelling seminars