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PhD opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

[posted 30 September 2018]
Université Bordeaux Montaigne
laboratoire Ausonius, UMR5607
Doctorant en informatique
Le projet a pour objectif l’étude des papyrus datés du IIIe siècle avant J.-C. et actuellement conservés dans le fonds Jouguet de l’Institut de papyrologie de Sorbonne Université – faculté de Lettres.
Closing date: not specified (posted 28 September 2018)

[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)

Closing date (in descending order)

NEXT? [re-posted 2 October 2018]
PaleoWest Foundation
PaleoWest Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Closing date (annual?): 1 October 2019?

[posted 3 August 2018]
St Cross College (Oxford)
Graduate Scholarship in Archaeology
Closing date: 1 March 2019

[posted 7 October 2018]
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science
Fellowships and Research Associate Appointments
Closing date: 15 January 2019

[posted 29 August 2018]
Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM)
New MHAAM PhD Fellowships
An interest in the Ancient Mediterranean and in ancient DNA is useful but not required.
primary: &
Closing date: 1 or 15 December 2018

[posted 1 October 2018]
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
project “Resilience and Adaptation to Drylands: Identifying past water management practices for drought-resistant crops”
PhD position in Archaeobotany of Northern Ethiopia
Closing date: 30 November 2018

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 13 October 2018]
University of Calgary
Department Anthropology and Archaeology
“Olduvai Gorge: Stone Tools, Diet, and Sociality”
PhD Studentship
Research Topic Plio-Pleistocene Fauna from East Africa
Closing date: 21 November 2018 (or 15 November 2018?)

[posted 6 October 2018]
University of Geneva
Dscribe = to develop a digital platform for the study and description of the typology of Greek documentary papyri.
1 postdoc in documentary papyrology
1 postdoc computer specialist in the Digital Humanities
1 PhD student in documentary papyrology
Closing date: 15 November 2018

[posted 18 September 2018]
University of Agder (UiA)
project “The Lying Pen of Scribes: Manuscript Forgeries and Counterfeiting Scriptures in the Twenty-First Century”
PhD Research Fellow
in archaeology, history, religious studies, criminology, law, political science, social sciences or related fields
Closing date: 15 November 2018

[posted 7 September 2018]
Université de Bâle
programme doctoral des Sciences de l’Antiquité
1 «bourse de démarrage» = Startstipendium = One PhD scholarship within the Department of Ancient Civilizations = =
primary: [French] = [German] & [English]
Closing date: 15 November 2018

[posted 1 August 2018]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH)
FINDER project (“Fossil fingerprinting and identification of new Denisovan remains in Pleistocene Asia”)
PhD position in Archaeological Science
The candidate will work on the identification of faunal assemblages and the discovery of new human fossils from East Asia, particularly China and adjacent regions, through the use of biomolecular methodologies, such as collagen mass fingerprinting (or ZooMS) and ancient DNA analyses of bones
Closing date: 2 November 2018

[posted 10 October 2018]
University of Exeter
project ‘Warhorse: the Archaeology of a Military Revolution?’
“The archaeology of medieval horses, equestrianism and material culture”
Closing date: 1 November 2018

[posted 30 September 2018]
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture (IKANT)
Project “The numismatic networks of Eckhel’s Austrian precursors”
PhD student position
The edition of the scholarly correspondence of the Austrian numismatists Erasmus Frölich (1700-1758) and Joseph Khell (1714-1772).
Closing date: 31 October 2018

[posted 28 September 2018]
Bournemouth University
Faculty of Science and Technology
PhD Studentship: “Building Roman Britain: investigating and interpreting the sources of stone and ceramic building materials used in Roman Bath”
Closing date: 31 October 2018

[posted 19 September 2018]
OIKOS – National Research School in Classical Studies, The Netherlands
Anchoring Innovation programme
5 PhDs [and 2 postdocs (ancient philosophy and classics]
1) Work Package B – Theory and Methods (alternatively, proposals fitting work packages 1, 2, or 3 will also be considered)
Anchoring: new ideas
PhD project, Leiden University
Work Package 2 – Literature and Art
2) “The function and impact of Greek original statues in the city of Rome”
PhD project, Leiden University
3) “Myth as an anchoring device in Greek literature”
PhD project, University of Amsterdam
Work Package 6 – Reception of Antiquity
4) “From Gilgamesh to Gladiator: Anchoring Innovation in the Epic Tradition”
PhD, VU University Amsterdam
EXTENDED [posted 5 September 2018; re-posted 19 September 2018]
5) Utrecht University: PhD Position “Anchoring the agora in archaic and classical Greek poleis (c. 800-300 BCE)” [originally 30 September 2018]
Closing date: 31 October 2018

[posted 6 October 2018]
Université de Fribourg
Assistant/e diplômé/e en Histoire de l’Antiquité (spécialité épigraphie latine et histoire romaine)
Closing date: 30 October 2018

NEW [posted 18 October 2018]
Universidad de Cantabria
project SimTIC (Symbols below the ground: An approach to the thinking of late Glacial and Holocene hunter-gatherers using information technology).
PhD Research Grant in Prehistoric Archaeology-Spatial analysis using ICT and GIT methods
Closing date: 29 October 2018

[posted 6 October 2018]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d) an der Abteilung Kairo
in Ägyptologie oder einer verwandten Disziplin; im Bereich der wissenschaftlichen Datenkuratierung/Archivierung von Grabungsdaten
Closing date: 26 October 2018

[posted 19 September 2018]
Ghent University
Faculty of Arts & Philosophy
‘Everyday Writing in Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt. A socio-semiotic study of communicative variation’
2 PhD fellowships (four years)
1) Multilingualism: Roman/Late Antique Egypt formed a multi-lingual environment: speakers/writers could choose between four languages (Greek, Latin, Coptic, and at a later stage Arabic), cor­responding to four different scripts. Moreover, speakers/writers could use multiple languages at one and the same time (‘code-switching’), or write one and the same language in multiple scripts (e.g. Greek words/phrases in the Latin alphabet). As a PhD candidate, you will make an inventory of such practices, studying the social motivation that lies behind them.
2) Material aspects of writing: from a material point of view, too, writing displayed extensive variation. For example, writers had the choice between various writing materials (papyrus, but also potsherd, wood, linen, leather and parchment), and could opt for different types of document format (such as the ‘horizontal’ and the ‘vertical’ format). As a PhD candidate, you will investigate which social role such material aspects of writing had to play.
primary: &
Closing date: 26 October 2018

EXTENDED [posted 28 September 2018; re-posted 19 October 2018]
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Theologische Fakultät
SFB 980 „Episteme in Bewegung“
Teilprojekt C01 „Wissenstransfer in den antiken christlichen Apokryphen“
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d)
der Theologie oder einer klassischen Altertumswissenschaft
Closing date: 25 October 2018 (i.e. extended from 18 October 2018)

NEW [posted 14 October 2018]
University of Glasgow
PhD Proposal Competition and Workshop
Closing date: 22 October 2018

[re-posted 7 October 2018]
University of Vienna
Department of Near Eastern Studies
University Assistant (prae doc)
in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Studies/ with focus on philology (Akkadian and Sumerian languages)
Closing date: 21 October 2018 (originally 3 October 2018?)

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