postgraduate opportunities in archaeology

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PhD opportunities in archaeology

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[posted 19 June 2018]
Middle East Technical University
project “NEOGENE: Archaeogenomic analysis of genetic and cultural interactions in Neolithic Anatolian societies”
Postdoc and PhD positions in archaeogenomics, population genetics, bioarchaeology, and archaeological modeling
Closing date: open until filled (posted 6 June 2018)

[posted 22 November 2017]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Transmission, Infection, Diversification & Evolution Group (TIDE)
1) “Epidemic dynamics of ancient disease outbreaks”
one PhD and one Postdoctoral position
2) The “phylodynamics” of language evolution
one PhD and one Postdoctoral position
Closing date: not specified (posted November 2017)

Closing date (in descending order)

NEXT [re-posted 15 May 2018]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH)
Department of Archaeology
PhD positions
Closing date: 30 November 2018

[posted 5 June 2018]
KU Leuven
programme “Literary Knowledge, 1890-1950: Modernisms and the Sciences in Europe”
The PhD project, “Modern Etruscans”, examines how literature from the modernist period responded to the slow yet steady availability of specialized knowledge on Etruscan civilization.
The PhD project, “Avant-Garde Egypt”, will investigate how the so-called classic or historical avant-gardes related to advances in archaeology and Egyptology.
Closing date: 1 September 2018

NEW [posted 10 July 2018]
Universiteit Gent / Università di Verona
Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Archaeology
PhD student in Archaeology
Priority may be given to topics that are especially suited for this international collaboration between the universities of Ghent and Verona.
Closing date: 15 August 2018

NEW [posted 11 July 2018]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d) an der RGK
in den Bereichen der Ausgrabungen, Prospektionen, Auswertung der gewonnenen Forschungsdaten und der Einwerbung von Drittmitteln; in Vor- und Frühgeschichte oder in den Fachrichtungen Grabungstechnik oder Geo- und Feldarchäologie bzw. Landschaftsarchäologie
Closing date: 1 August 2018

EXTENDED [posted 23 June 2018; re-posted 7 July 2018]
University of Oslo
project “VIKINGS: Volcanic Eruptions and their Impacts on Climate, Environment, and Viking Society in 500-1250 CE”
PhD Research Fellowship in Meteorology
focus on Climate and Earth System Modelling.
Closing date: 31 July 2018 (i.e. extended from 12 July 2018)

[posted 20 June 2018]
Aberdeen University
Department of Archaeology
“Carved Stones in Context: Landscape and GIS approaches to First Millennium AD Monuments in Scotland and Ireland”
Closing date: 31 July 2018

[posted 20 June 2018]
Egypt Exploration Society (EES)
new annual award scheme
for students needing to carry out part of their doctoral research in Egypt
Closing date: 31 July 2018

NEW [posted 11 July 2018]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d) an der KAAK
im Bereich der wissenschaftlichen Redaktionsarbeit; im Bereich der Altertumswissenschaften oder einer verwandten Nachbardisziplin
Closing date: 25 July 2018

[posted 7 July 2018]
University of Brighton & University College London
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA)
“Machine learning-based approaches for the visual analysis of historical artefacts”
primary: &
Closing date: 20 July 2018

[posted 6 July 2018]
Universitat de Barcelona
Project ARTSOUNDSCAPES “The sound of special places: exploring rock art soundscapes and the sacred”
PhD Fellowship in Archaeoacoustics/Ethnomusicology
Closing date: 20 July 2018

NEW [posted 11 July 2018]
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed and TU Delft
“Beeldvorming: A non-invasive look inside statues”
This PhD project will develop computational methods to fuse multi-modular data sets into one quantitative 3D model of precious cultural heritage objects.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 15 July 2018)

[posted 2 July 2018]
Senckenberg Research Institute
PhD position [based at Department of Micropalaeontology in Tübingen]
“Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions at the paleoanthropological site of Marathousa, southern Greece: Drill core analysis from the lignite mine of Megalopolis”
Closing date: 15 July 2018

[posted 16 June 2018]
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
NTNU University Museum, Department of Natural History
PhD-position in Archaeological Genomics
in human archaeological genomics (human population genetics, molecular evolution, biodiversity); focusing on understanding how historical catastrophes and epidemics have contributed to genomic and epigenomic changes of the Trondheim human population over the last 1000 years.
Closing date: 15 July 2018

[posted 5 June 2018]
ED-ARCHMAT = European Doctorate in ARchaeological and Cultural Heritage MATerials science
13 individual fully funded PhD projects
University of Evora
ESR 1: “Innovative Conservation Techniques for Bio-deteriorated and Soiled Ornamental stone in Urban Areas: Laser versus Plasma Vapour Cleaning”
ESR 2: “Biotechnological approach for the identification of protein-based materials in Cultural Heritage artefacts”
University of Rome La Sapienza
ESR 3: “Scanner XRF for 2D elemental mapping imaging for Cultural Heritage”
ESR 4: “Food and balms: combined botanical and chemical studies from funerary contexts”
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
ESR 5: “The Emergence of Copper Pyrotechnology in Western Asia”
ESR 6: “Technology and Provenance of Inscribed and Stamped Documents on Clay”
Polytechnic of Turin
ESR 7: “Innovative techniques for the assessment of the degradation state of metallic artifacts”
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – Istituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Aragon (CSIC-ICMA)
ESR 8: “Laser Based intervention in Archaeological Materials and Museum Artifacts”
University of Burgos
ESR 11: “Laser Based intervention on Historical Glass”
University of Bordeaux Montaigne
ESR 12: “Taphonomy of ornated wall in prehistoric caves ; a Multianalytical approach to study hypogean artworks biodegradation”
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
ESR 13: “Automated Reconstruction of Fragmented Archaeological Finds Bearing an Arbitrary Shape”
Closing date: 15 July 2018

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