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Call for Papers

“‘As It Is Written’? Uses of Sources in Ancient Mediterranean Texts”

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4 Faculty Positions (2 associate professors, 2 tenure track assistant professors) in the field of Digital and Public Humanities



The Department of Humanities of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (DSU) has just been declared a department of excellence in research by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and awarded 7.5 million Euro for the development of a Centre of Excellence in Digital and Public Humanities.

In order to build the new Centre of Excellence, strengthen its departmental structure, enhance its teaching, develop its research and arrange financing proposal in the field of Digital and Public Humanities, DSU is seeking expressions of interest for four (4) new faculty positions in the field of Digital and Public Humanities.

The posts will be advertised shortly with a likely start date of October 2018.


associate professor (Professore Associato, II fascia) in Digital and/or public humanities and Ancient Studies (Classics and Ancient Civilizations) - 10D (recruiting field-Science of Antiquity)

associate professor (Professore Associato, II fascia) in Digital and/or public humanities and Italian Studies and Comparative Literatures - 10F (recruiting field- Italian Studies and Comparative Literatures)

tenure track assistant professor (Ricercatore “lettera b” - RTDb) in Digital and/or public humanities and History - 11A (recruiting field-History)

tenure track assistant professor (Ricercatore “lettera b” - RTDb) in Digital and/or public humanities and Art History - 10B (recruiting field-Art History)


Applicants must have the ability to teach effectively in
undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs; demonstrated research activities that encompass Digital Humanities; experience in managing or developing digital scholarship/digital humanities research across
disciplines, utilizing digital tools in a research environment; demonstrated knowledge of research methods and technical applications in a digital scholarship environment; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to communicate with numerous University constituencies in an effective manner; proven track-record of interdisciplinary collaborations and of successes in attracting grant funding; scientific visibility at an international level.


An excellent level of written and oral English is required; foreign candidates are expected to achieve adequate Italian fluency for teaching courses in this language within three years.

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The Summer School of Oriental Languages (Université d'été en Langues de l'Orient) will be at Venice (Italy), Island San Servolo, 5-14 July 2018.

It is organized the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in...
partnership with Venice International University.

Numerous oriental languages are proposed at different levels as Akkadian, Arabic, Armenian, Avestic, Coptic, Hieroglyphic Egyptian, Ethiopic, Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Persian, Phoenician and Punic, Sumerian, Syriac.

More and registration on

The registration fees are : 280 Swiss francs (very close to the value in US dollars) for students and PhD candidates, 450 euros for the others. Accommodation is available at terrific price.

The board of the Summer School is glad to announce four scholarships for students:

1. Two scholarships in Classical Greek. To be eligible, please add in the part "comments" of the application, "I postulate for" this scholarship and send a scan of your results in Bachelor and Master (if you have got). The two best applications will receive the scholarships.

2. Two scholarships in Classical Ethiopic (ge'ez). To be eligible, please add in the part "comments" of the application, "I postulate for" this scholarship and send a scan of your results in Bachelor and Master (if you have got). The two best applications will receive the scholarships.

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“Constructing Identity in the Ancient World”
University of Wisconsin-Madison: October 26-27, 2018


8th Annual Graduate Colloquium Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Keynote presentation by Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer
Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies

In assuming the name “Nobody,” Odysseus forsakes his reputation in order to survive. Portraits from Fayum provide a rare glimpse of individuals in their final years of life. With his dying breath – Qualis artifex pereo! – Rome’s emperor makes a striking claim to a place on the stage. Individuals and communities in the ancient world
constantly strove to express their sense of self through a multitude of media and through many means of expression. This colloquium will investigate the various ways in which figures in the ancient world negotiated and revealed their identity, as characters in a literary text and the creators of those fictive worlds, as historical greats
and those barely discernable through the passage of time. In this way, we seek to build a fuller understanding of the people who lived in antiquity.

The Classics Graduate Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites papers from current graduate students addressing how those in the ancient world sought to answer the question, “Who am I?” We welcome papers from any discipline or approach, such as philology,
history, philosophy, religion, art history, political science, and other fields.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

· Defining self and other through text
· Displays of identity through art, architecture, clothing, or mannerisms
· Relationships between peoples in the ancient world
· The assumption of voices and identities through personae
· Reception and transmission of art and literature
· False identities and disguises, on-stage and off
· Marginalized voices
· Assimilation and resistance

Graduate students wishing to present a paper at the fall colloquium should submit a titled abstract of no more than 300 words along with relevant bibliography to by Friday, June 1, 2018.

Please include the following on a separate page with the abstract: name, the title of the paper, email address, institution, city, state, and country.

Paper presentations should be 15 minutes in length.

Direct any questions to Amy Hendricks (

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Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime University Lectureship in Assyriology, from September 2018 through December 2021.

Applicants must have advanced proficiency in Akkadian and cuneiform writing, including of the periods after 1500 BCE. Research specialization is open.


Teaching and supervision duties may include Introduction to Akkadian, Reading Old Babylonian, Middle Babylonian (Amarna), Cuneiform Epigraphy, History of Mesopotamia, MA Thesis Tutorial, and BA, MA, Research MA and PhD thesis (co)supervision.

Leiden University is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities. Application deadline: 17 May 2018.

Full text at <…/18-149-university-lectu…>.

For more information, please contact Caroline Waerzeggers (

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Research fellowship on Digital Philology on Syriac Florilegia in the First Millennium CE - Università Ca' Foscari Venezia


The Department of Asian and North African Studies at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia invites applications fora fellowship in: Digital philology on Syriac Florilegia in the First Millennium CE

Scientific Supervisor: Emiliano Fiori
Duration: 12 months

The applicant will contribute to the constitution of a digital critical edition of Syriac texts within the framework of the ERC-StG Project Florilegia Syriaca. The Intercultural Dissemination of Greek ChristianThought in Syriac and Arabic in the First Millennium CE. The texts at stake are florilegia of excerpts in Syriactranslation from works of Greek Christian authors. The first task will be the creation of an appropriate work flow for the elaboration of the texts. These will be transcribed by external experts and will then have tobe codified in XML/TEI language, in order to produce a multilayered hyperlinked system of references foronline research. The candidate will also contribute to the application of digital procedures to the collation ofthe manuscript witnesses and to the constitution of the critical apparatus and of the stemmata (with special regard to the phylogenetic approach).

The research may be carried out in English.The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.

Prospective candidates are expected to hold a master’s degree in Early Christianity, or related disciplines. Preferred field of specialization is Early Christian Literature.

The research fellowship amounts to 24,450 Euros per year, including taxes and social charges.

Deadline for submission of applications: 05, 04, 12.00 noon.

Candidates should submit:
1. The application form;
2. A CV in European format, duly dated and signed;
3. A copy of a valid identity document (either Identity Card or Passport);
4. (If available) Evaluation Summary Reports of

How to submit your application
Applications should be submitted by the online procedure, available on the notice webpage:
Or submit here:…/accesso/dsaam-23032018

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Scholarships available for MA in Syriac Theology – The University of Salzburg

The University of Salzburg invites applications now for its MA in Syriac Theology starting in October 2018. Scholarships are available offering free accommodation and living costs - worth up to 700 euros a month and course fees are minimal in line with European levels. The MA is taught in English by leading international lecturers, including Sebastian Brock (Oxford), Herman Teule (Leuv...en), Hidemi Takahashi
(Tokyo) and Shabo Talay (Berlin).

• Study in a beautiful UNESCO world heritage city in the centre of Europe
• Live in centrally located accommodation
• Be taught by internationally renowned Syriac specialists
• Scholarships available offering free accommodation and living costs - up to 700 euros a month
• Low university fees 1,560 euros total for the two years

For full details of the MA please see <>

If you have any questions, please contact <>.

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ANEE (Ancient Near Eastern Empires) and CSTT (Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions) are pleased to invite all interested scholars to a Masterclass in Achaemenid Elamite taught by Professor Wouter Henkelman, from 16 April to 20 April 2018 at the University of Helsinki.

The course is supported by both centres of excellence and is free to attend, though registration is required and space is limited. Please use the following link to register your attendance by 6 ...April at the latest: <>.

As said, the number of the seats is limited, and they are handed on the “First come, first serve”-basis, so please remember to register in time. No prior knowledge of Elamite is presumed.

The lectures will run daily between 9.30-16.30. There will be a coffee break on the morning (10.45-11.00) and a snack break on the afternoon (14.45-15.00). There will also be a lunch break (12.30-13.30), which is on your own expense.

The lectures are organized at the Faculty of Theology’s faculty room at the 5th (5B) floor of Vuorikatu 3.

Please also let us know if you would like to participate to the dinner (on your own expense) organized on Thursday the 19th of April at 19:00.

On behalf of ANEE Team 2 leader Jason Silverman.

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#ANE #sale

In celebration of the acquisition of CDL Press, Eisenbrauns is
offering a 30% discount on all volumes in the Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology series:


Go to <…/series/book_SeriesCUSAS.html>

Add the titles you want/need to your shopping cart. When checking out, put CUSAS in the discount code field and you will receive 30% off.

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Gorgias Press is devoted to supporting young scholars advance their work. One way in which we do this is through the Gorgias Book Grant. This grant awards two graduate students $500 worth of Gorgias Press books related to their field of study.

Deadline: May 31, 2018


Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in a Master's or PhD program at an accredited university or institution of learning in the field of the grant. They must also be in good academic standing.

Applications should include:
1) A letter about your interests in your field and your future plans.
2) A two-page description of your thesis or a one-page description of your course work for course-based programs.
3) Official transcripts of your previous 2 years of university
education. If your institution does not send transcripts contact Brandon Allen ( to make alternate arrangements.
4) Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with your work (one must be your current supervisor in your field).

Please send all documents in English.

For more information, visit If you have any further questions, contact Brandon Allen at

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Direktor/in des Vorderasiatischen Museums
16. März 2018

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JOBS: Egyptology University of Trier


Im Fachbereich III der Universität Trier ist im Fach Ägyptologie zum 1. September 2018 die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/ Mitarbeiters (E 13 TV-L) zu besetzen, zunächst befristet für die Dauer von drei Jahren (mit der Aussicht auf Verlängerung um weitere drei Jahre).

- Erbringung zusätzlicher wissenschaftlicher Leistungen durch eigenständige Forschung mit dem Ziel einer weiteren wissenschaftlichen Qualifikation (Habilitation)

- Lehrverpflichtung im Umfang von zunächst 4 SWS
- Mitarbeit in der Lehr- und Studienplanung (BA und MA)
- Beteiligung an der akademischen Selbstverwaltung
- Beteiligung an Prüfungen sowie die Übernahme der Fachstudienberatung

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind:
- ein erfolgreich an einer Universität oder vergleichbaren Hochschule abgeschlossenes Studium, ausgenommen mit einem Bachelorgrad, im Fach Ägyptologie
- eine herausragende Promotion im Fach Ägyptologie
- Lehrerfahrung im Fach Ägyptologie

Eine aktive Mitwirkung am Forschungszentrum ‘Griechisch-Römisches Ägypten‘ und ‘Zentrum für Altertumskunde‘ der Universität Trier sowie die Bereitschaft zur interdisziplinären Forschung werden erwartet.

Schwerbehinderte werden bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt. Die Universität Trier ist bestrebt, die Zahl ihrer Wissenschaftlerinnen zu erhöhen und fordert deshalb Frauen nachdrücklich zu einer Bewerbung auf.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf,
Publikationsverzeichnis, Aufstellung der Lehrveranstaltungen, Exposé des Habilitationsvorhabens, Zeugnisse) werden erbeten bis 16.04.2018 an

Prof. Dr. Martina Minas-Nerpel,
Universität Trier, FB III: Ägyptologie,
54286 Trier
oder per E-Mail an <>.

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Oriental Institute Collections Research Grant 2018–2019

Application Deadline: Friday, April 20th, 2018


The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is an
interdisciplinary research center whose goal is to integrate
archaeological, textual, and art historical data to understand the development and functioning of the ancient civilizations of the Near East from the earliest Holocene through the Medieval period. With more than 300,000 registered objects and many more to be catalogued, the Museum collection at the Oriental Institute is one of the most important resources for research in the world. The Oriental Institute wishes to provide researchers with financial support to carry out
discrete research projects that incorporate the study of artifacts and related archival documents within our museum collections.

Through the generosity of Jim Sopranos, one or more Museum Collections Research Grants will be available to researchers for the 2018–2019 academic year. We welcome applications from a wide spectrum of researchers, from those at the graduate student level (i.e. Masters Degree or PhD candidates) to well-established professional researchers
in their field of study. Applications are welcome from researchers from all nationalities. Applicants may also include researchers affiliated with the University of Chicago, including the Oriental Institute. Funding is primarily aimed to help support the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence, and to cover relevant research
costs for the researcher during the appointed period.

We allow for the broadest possible selection of potential projects that will heighten the level of intellectual discourse and collaboration within the Oriental Institute. Invitations may be made to share research with faculty, staff, and students through informal presentations during the research visit. We encourage use of our online Collections Search ( and online publications ( in the
preparation of applications.

For additional details and application requirements, visit

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MPhil by Research Studentship in Modelling Cultural Connectivity at the University of Glasgow

This 12 month Masters-level research project will focus on the integration of landscape and artefactual data, alongside historical and environmental information to analyse cultural connectivity. The case study material will be drawn from the ongoing work of the National Science Foundation funded Sirwan Regional Project, an international research project investigating... the Upper Diyala River Valley and its relationship with Mesopotamia and the Zagros highlands <…/arc…/projects/sirwanregionalproject/>

The studentship will cover Home/EU tuition fees (£4,260) and a £5,000 stipend towards living expenses.

The successful candidate will have a strong first degree in
archaeology (a 2:1 Honours degree or above - or equivalent), a solid foundation in GIS or network analysis, and be confident working with digital data and software. A background in the archaeology of the ancient Near East is desirable, but not essential.

Candidates wishing to submit an application should prepare and submit the following documentation:

A statement of no more than 1,000 words outlining their suitability for this position, including relevant skills and experience, and how they would approach the challenges of the project outlined above.
A short CV
A transcript of qualifications to date (and anticipated results if
candidates are still studying for a degree)
An example of scholarly work up to 5000 words in length (e.g. a full essay or dissertation chapter)
2 academic references

Closing date for receipt of complete applications: Sunday 1 April 2018

Applications, with the Subject line ‘Modelling Cultural Connectivity Studentship’ should be emailed to

Start date: 1 October 2018

For more information see:…/…/latestnews/headline_573605_en.html

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In Uppsala, a position as researcher tied to the project Memories for Life: Materiality and Memory of Ancient Near Eastern Inscribed Private Objects, founded by the Swedish Research Council, is announced. The project PI's are Jakob Andersson, Uppsala, and Christina Tsouparopoulou, Cambridge.

Duties: research and research-related activities in Assyriology, with placement within the research project “Memories for Life: Materiality and Memory of Ancient Near Eastern In...scribed Private Objects”. Development of and work with a GIS database and studies of delimited material categories within the framework of the project. Administrative duties within the project are included.

Requirements: Completed doctoral degree or an equivalent degree with specialisation toward Assyriology or Near Eastern Archaeology. Documented merits for work with cuneiform languages and Near Eastern Archaeology and experience within the field of Digital Humanities.

Additional qualifications: Good familiarity with relational database applications such as FileMaker Pro, geographic information systems such as ArcGIS, and programs for graphic design and layout such as Adobe Creative Suite.

Starting date: 2018-06-01, or by agreement.

For the complete announcement, contact information and application form, please refer to

For some more information on the project Memories for Life, please consult <…/assyriology/current-projects/>.

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Akademische Mitarbeiterin/ Akademischer Mitarbeiter

Am Ägyptologischen Institut der Universität ist die Stelle einer Akademischen Mitarbeiterin/ eines Akademischen Mitarbeiters ab 2.11.2018 für die Dauer von 5 Jahren neu zu besetzen.


Erwartet werden
- Eigenständige Forschung mit dem Ziel der Habilitation
- Die Übernahme der Lehrverpflichtung in Höhe von 4 LVS
- Mitarbeit in der Lehr- und Studienplanung
- Die Beteiligung an Prüfungen sowie die Übernahme der Fachstudien- und BAFöG-Beratung

Eine aktive Beteiligung am SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen ist ausdrücklich erwünscht.


Magister oder M.A. in Ägyptologie.
Eine Promotion im Fach Ägyptologie ist erwünscht.

Die Vergütung erfolgt nach TV/L.

Die Stelle ist grundsätzlich teilbar.

Bewerbungen werden erbeten bis 20.4.2018 an

Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedrich Quack, Ägyptologisches Institut, Voßstraße 2, Geb. 4410, 69115 Heidelberg, vorzugsweise per E-Mail:
Bei gleicher Eignung werden Bewerber*innen mit Behinderung vorrangig eingestellt.

Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen an in den Bereichen, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind.

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