Position Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology, Brown University — Deadline April 6, 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University, Providence, RI

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in the field of classical archaeology, with a preference for candidates with research interests in the Classical, Hellenistic or Roman periods. Scholars with museum experience and/or active fieldwork projects are of particular interest. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable.

Candidates must be engaged with a promising and developing research program; the Ph.D. must be in hand by July 2015. Excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching is essential. The successful candidate will also be expected to take a full part in the academic life and to contribute to the ongoing activities of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. This will be a one-year position, beginning on July 1, 2015.

All candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae by April 6, 2015. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by the application deadline. Applications received by April 6, 2015 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/28917. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:

Professor Susan E. Alcock
Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
[email protected]

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

CFP: In the Trenches, Issue 31.1 — March 8, 2015

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is pleased to announce a call for papers for Issue 31.1: In the Trenches. This edition, scheduled for publication in April 2016, focuses on the interactions between archaeology and conflict.

For this issue, the editor welcomes contributions that discuss the correlation between archaeology and conflict from any time period and any geographical location. Similarly, papers discussing issues related to the field of archaeology are encouraged, including conservation, heritage management and history. The goal is for this issue to discuss the various topics where archaeology and war overlap:

  • What effect, positive or negative, have hostilities had on site management, material culture and cultural heritage? What steps can be taken to ensure that sites and artifacts in war zones are protected or preserved in some way?
  • What methodologies might be employed to ensure that the maximum amount of information is gained from sites that are under threat?
  • How should battlefields and related material artifacts be preserved in order to achieve the best results for a scholarly and popular audience?
  • What can the excavation of battlefields tell a modern audience about the social history and implications of war?
  • What unique opportunities are presented by combining first-hand civilian and military accounts with archaeological material from the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries?

Abstracts of no more than 500 words describing your potential paper should be sent to Meghan Strong ([email protected]) by 8 March 2015. First drafts of papers (of no more than 4000 words) will be due in early June 2015.

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is a not-for-profit journal managed and published on a voluntary basis by postgraduate archaeology research students at the University of Cambridge. Issues are published twice a year. Although primarily rooted in archaeological theory and practice, the ARC accommodates a wide range of perspectives in the hope of establishing a strong, interdisciplinary journal which will be of interest to those engaged in a range of fields, and therefore breaking down some of the boundaries that exist between disciplines.

We look forward to reading your submissions. For questions, please contact the theme editor, Meghan Strong, at [email protected]

CFP: Raw Materials Exploitation in Prehistory: Sourcing, Processing and Distribution (Portugal) — March 10-12, 2016

We would like to call your attention to the congress: “Raw materials exploitation in Prehistory: Sourcing, processing and distribution”, to be held at the University of Algarve (Portugal) between the 10th and 12th March 2016.

Topics are open to a diversity of issues, but we would like to give preference to high-resolution methods such as PIXE, XRF, EDS, mass spectrometry or other, because they give measurable data, progressively reducing the sometimes highly-criticized subjectivity of the available data;  something which has been giving increased importance to archaeology and anthropology in the 21st Century. Applications of such methods to different inorganic materials (lithics, ceramics, metals, glass, beads, colorants, etc.) are welcome. Moreover, works emphasizing integration of results obtained on different subjects will be prioritized.

Did you have frustrating results? Great! Come to Faro and show them; they will be crucial to discuss field and laboratory protocols along with applicability, ranges and limits of these methods.

Please take a look to our website: http://www.rawmaterials2016.com/

The coordinators,

Telmo Pereira (UAlg, Portugal) – [email protected]
Xavier Terradas (CSIC-IMF – Barcelona, Spain) – [email protected]
Nuno Bicho (UAlg, Portugal) – [email protected]

Fieldwork Opportunity: Italy Preservation Field School – Buildings, Ceramics, Paper, Books and Art

The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program is now accepting applications for the summer 2015 field school, now in its 16th year, dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.

San Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school that organizes lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and fieldtrips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. It is located in Central Italy in the city of San Gemini.
These programs focus on the study of architectural survey and restoration, traditional methods of painting, conservation of archaeological ceramics, and the restoration of books and works of art on paper. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval buildings, the archaeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, as well as work on local archival material.

The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. All academic activities are held in English.

Session One (June 1 – 26)
Building Restoration* Revised program
Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings in Italy
Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings
Ceramics Restoration
Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation in Italy

Session Two (July 13 – August 7)
Book Bindings Restoration
Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings in Italy
Workshop on the Restoration of Book Bindings
Paper Restoration
Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Restoration Workshop – Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques
Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy, including Issues of Weathering and Aging
Painting Workshop – Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
Restoration in Italy – Issues and Theory
*Field Projects:
Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Carlo (13th Century)
Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city

Inter-Session Programs (June 27 – July 10)
Structural Treatments on Canvas Paintings (June 29 – July 10) Workshop
An expert workshop dealing with the restoration of canvasses: the structural support of oil paintings. The program includes theoretical classes and practical workshops.
Inter-session Field Trip – Italy (June 28 – July 7)
A ten day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, the urban and historical development of each town, and specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.
Inter-session Field Trip – Athens (check-in Saturday, June 27 – check-out Friday, July 10)
A twelve day visit of Athens: an exploration of the history of preservation and conservation issues facing the city lead by some of the top Athenian experts in their field.

To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit http://sangeministudies.org/

Fieldwork Opportunity: “la Biagiola” Summer School in Italy

An exciting four-week program uncovering ancient Etruscan, Roman and Lombard civilization! The Summer School is taking place from July 27 to August 23, 2015, with two weeks shifts.


The “la Biagiola” program is open to archaeology or anthropology students or simply to students interested in learning more about the subject. We provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork. You’ll take part in an exploration of an ancient site in Tuscany, working alongside expert archaeologists and foreign students.


This program is offered in collaboration with the cultural heritage office of Tuscany, the regional authority that manages archaeological sites and monuments. Additionally to first-hand experience in archaeological excavation and study, you will be able to enjoy many of the wonders of Tuscany, from cultural and historical monuments that span over 3,000 years, to gorgeous natural sites.

For more information, visit www.culturaterritorio.org