CFP: Those, Othering, Alterity, Appropriation in Ancient Art

Those. Othering, Alterity, Appropriation in Ancient Art
A digital conference at the Institute of Classical Archaeology, Hamburg University
20 – 21 May 2021

Call for Papers
Concepts of others, othering, self-representation or opposing worlds are topics of well-known conferences and publications over the last decades. Due to the relevance and width of the topic, the announced event would like to continue the investigations and furthermore consider the Greeks and Romans as strangers in other cultures and the location of the ancient world in global history.

Dealing with others and the demarcation of the self is a determining phenomenon of human activity. Contact with others is an integral part of societies and allows each society to locate in a wider context. The disparaging characterization of others has always served to stabilize a group’s identity but not only concepts of enemies, also excessive idealizations of those others.

Antiquity is no exception. The confrontation with a close or distant counterpart serves the construction of social identities and usually exposes more about the ascribing group than about the portrayed. At the same time, the frequent presence of the stereotyped image of the foreign reciprocally constructs further conceptions. Consequently, the impact of depictions on further prejudices is worthy to be studied too.

For this conference, the term others (“those”) is broadly defined; including neighboring and distant, real and mythical foreign peoples, individual populations whose demarcation serves to identify other groups: poor, sick, women, men, religious adherents. This also includes the Greeks and Romans themselves, who found their way into depictions and descriptions as others by their contemporaneous counterparts and later epochs.

The aim of the conference is to consider dealing with others, contexts of othering and alterity, to question about center and periphery and the reversal of this view, while investigating the self-positioning of those presenting others, likewise the positioning of today’s scientific perspectives.

Theoretical approaches to the semiotic aspect of signs for others and others as signs are just as welcome as contributions aiming at cultural theoretical approaches to objectify and defocus ancient studies.
Contributions of no longer than 30 minutes might regard the following themes and related aspects:
-Mythologized foreign
-Greco-Roman representations of others
-Representations of minorities and subalterns in ancient societies
-Representations of Greeks and Romans as others
-Hybridities in border areas

The aim of the open call is to achieve a variety of theoretical, material-based and both combining contributions. Please submit paper proposals (300 – 500 words) until 15 March 2021 to Dr. Lilian Adlung-Schönheit ([email protected]).

Host of this conference is the Institute of Classical Archeology at the University of Hamburg. Due to the current pandemic situation, the conference will take place via Zoom. Therefore, we would like to look forward to bringing together colleagues from different countries and interests.

Lector, Ancient Egyptian Language, Yale-NELC

Lector, Ancient Egyptian Language 
Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Humanities: Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations 

New Haven, CT 

Open Date 
Jan 25, 2021 

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Yale University invites applicants for a full-time teaching position as Lector of Ancient Egyptian Language to begin July 2021. The appointment is for up to three years, with possibility of renewal. 

Responsibilities consist of teaching five or six semester-long courses per academic year, normally comprising a combination of Beginning and Intermediate Middle Egyptian (four courses). The others may include advanced courses focusing on other phases of the ancient Egyptian languages, texts, grammar, and scripts (as determined in consultation with the ladder faculty in Egyptology and based on the appointee’s qualifications and expertise). Further responsibilities include advising students, working in close collaboration with the Egyptology faculty, and contributing to the development of the Egyptology program. We are interested in scholars who can also offer introductory and intermediate courses in Demotic and/or Coptic, when needed. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Applicants should have: 1) experience in teaching Middle Egyptian in a college or university; 2) a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire in Egyptology or related field (doctoral students in the final year of dissertation work are also welcomed to apply but official conferral of PhD must take place prior to the start-date of the position (July 1st, 2021); 3) demonstrated ability in teaching; and 4) also desirable, as noted, is the ability to teach Demotic Egyptian and/or Coptic. 

Application Instructions 
As of January 25th, 2021 applications can start being uploaded online via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on February 25th, 2021. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials prior to this date.

Applicants & writers of recommendation letters must upload the documentation listed below via Interfolio. Please note that applicants will be prompted in Interfolio to enter the information of recommendation letters writers who will receive instructions via email regarding how to upload recommendation letters in Interfolio. The cover letter, statement of teaching methods and approaches, and the letters of recommendation should be addressed to the “Egyptology Lector Search Committee.” 

  1. Curriculum vitae 
  2. Cover letter 
  3. One-page statement of teaching methods and approaches 
  4. Evidence of teaching such as course catalogs, teaching evaluations, and letters from academic institutions listing courses taught 
  5. Three letters of recommendations from outside Yale to be uploaded directly to Interfolio 

    For any questions about this position please email Prof. Kevin van Bladel, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University, at [email protected]

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
    Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. 

Call for Papers: ARC 36.2 Text and Image

*Note updated deadlines*
Call for Papers: ARC 36.2
Text and Image

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is pleased to invite submissions for our next issue (36.2), which will focus on the interplay between text and image and analysis of the cognitive power of these two practices in relation to each other.  We understand texts and images as communication systems, where the intrinsic ambiguity of ‘reading’ and ‘seeing’ creates culturally-specific phenomena that are both valued and manipulated by their makers and intended recipients.

Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or to register interest ([email protected]) by  14 February 2021.  We welcome contributions from researchers at any stage of their academic career and from all related disciplines. Papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted by 28 March 2021, for publication in November 2021.

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge (ARC) is a full peer-reviewed biannual academic journal of archaeology. It is managed and published on a non-profit, voluntary basis by postgraduate researchers in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Rooted primarily in archaeological theory and practice, ARC invites a wide range of perspectives aiming at interdisciplinary research of interest to those engaged in a variety of fields. All papers are published Open Access. Further information on the Archaeological Review from Cambridge, including submission guidelines, may be found at .

CFP: Historical Archaeologies of the African Diaspora in the Americas

Historical Archaeologies of the African Diaspora in the Americas: Junior Scholars Symposium 

Boston University 
Spring 2021 – Call for Papers

The Program in ArchaeologyProgram in African American Studies, and Department of Anthropology at Boston University invite junior scholar proposals for research presentations and a panel discussion on the topic of Historical Archaeologies of the African Diaspora in the Americas.  

Presentations will be part of one of two, two-hour junior scholar symposium showcasing the work of doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and assistant professors from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the academy, which include people who are of Black/African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latinx, and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent.

These two panels will bring together emerging scholars and senior scholar discussants to discuss the experiences and priorities of historical archaeologists studying the African Diaspora throughout the Americas, as well as successes and complexities of engaging with diverse stakeholders in community-facing archaeological research. Due to the current pandemic, both panels will be conducted virtually will and be open to the public in a webinar-style format. A modest honorarium for all participants is offered by Boston University. At each panel, junior scholars will present their research as a conference-style talk of 15-20 minutes, followed by a keynote presentation from a senior scholar and a panel discussion led by that scholar and members of Boston University’s Archaeology Program, African American Studies Program, and Department of Anthropology.

The panels will be scheduled according to the availability of participants, with one to take place in early March and one in late April.

What to Submit: 

  • An abstract of 200-300 words describing your proposed research presentation.
  • A cover letter that summarizes your professional interests and goals; indicates progress toward completion of the dissertation (for doctoral students); and discusses one’s contribution to making the academy a more inclusive environment.
  • Current CV

Where and When to Submit: 

Materials should be sent as a PDF to Maria Sousa, Archaeology Program Administrator ([email protected]) by February 5, 2021. Participants will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2020. 

Questions may be addressed to John Marston, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Archaeology Program ([email protected]). 

CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology

Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology
05/2021 – Thematic issue: “Carriages”

Carriages were very important tools in antiquity. They were used in everyday life for transportation. There were certainly very important in war at least in certain periods. Deities and heroes were imagined to use carriages, sometimes fantastic ones flying in the sky, being driven by winged horses. These instruments became important also in the Panhellenic games. They are sometimes found in exceptionally lavish tombs. Unfortunately there is no comprehensive book which describes them in detail, which focuses on the animals used for traction, which gives a rich set of examples of representations of carriages in the visual evidence and finally which specifies the architectural context of their uses. Thus there is need of a new book on the issue. This volume hopefully would fill this gap in the existing bibliography.

Contact: [email protected]