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)

Closing date (in descending order)

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

[posted 14 January 2019]
Initial Training Network project entitled Cultural Heritage Analysis for New Generations – CHANGE
15 Early Stage Researcher (Early Stage Researcher) [mostly deadline 15 February 2019; see below]
apart from?
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)
“Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics in Cultural Heritage”
Closing date: 31 May 2019?

[posted 31 December 2018]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Department of Archaeology
up to five 3-year funded PhD positions
The following fields are eligible: biomolecular archaeology, palaeoproteomics, ZooMS, anthropogenic extinctions, environmental change, archaeobotany, Palaeolithic archaeology, and geoarchaeology.
Closing date: 31 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 January 2019]
TU Dresden
Institut fuer Klassische Philologie
einem dieser drei Felder zuordnen lassen: Konzepte und Strukturen von Ehre in der Gesellschaft des antiken Griechenlands/Roms ; historische Emotionsforschung am Beispiel des antiken Griechenlands/Roms ; Schmaehungen, Herabsetzungen, Beleidigungen in der griechischen/lateinischen Literatur
Closing date: 1 April 2019

[posted 7 December 2018]
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
Department of History, School of Histories and Humanities
Ph.D Scholarship in Medieval History
on some aspect of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages
Closing date: 1 April 2019

NEW [posted 18 January 2019]
Universität Basel
Doktoratsprogramm Altertumswissenschaften = Department of Ancient Civilizations
1 Startstipendium = PhD scholarship =
primary: [German] & [English]
Closing date: 14 March 2019

[posted 31 December 2018]
UCD School of Archaeology
PhD Scholarship in Medieval Archaeology
Closing date: 1 March 2019

[posted 9 December 2018]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Department of Archaeology
PhD position on Olduvai Gorge
in, Human Evolutionary Studies, Palaeolithic Archaeology, and Lithic Technology
Closing date: 1 March 2019 (or open until filled)

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

[posted 9 January 2019]
University of Stavanger
Museum of Archaeology
research cluster (Biological Environmental and Archaeological inter-disciplinary research on life-course, Material and materiality in human depositions)
research fellowship in archaeometry and/or conservation science
Materials and themes from the Medieval Period are particularly relevant.
Closing date: 28 February 2019

[posted 4 January 2019]
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities
2 PhD scholarships
within the subject areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin and History
Closing date: 25 February 2019

[posted 12 January 2019]
University of Cambridge
Cambridge Heritage Research Centre and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
project ‘Yangshao Culture: 100 Year Research History and Heritage Impact’
PhD Studentship in Heritage Studies
Closing date: 24 February 2019

NEW [posted 23 January 2019]
University of Aberdeen
“Why you aren’t always what you eat: Exploring the influence of dietary macro-nutrient composition on diet-tissue 15N-enrichment and the implications for palaeodietary reconstruction”
This inter-disciplinary studentship will undertake primary research into the impact of dietary macro-nutrient composition on diet-tissue enrichment, including the collating and re-evaluating of data from the archaeological and clinical/ecological literature, and the generation of new experimental data from controlled feeding experiments.
Closing date: 22 February 2019

[posted 5 December 2018]
University of Cambridge
project “ENCOUNTER: Demography, Cultural change, and the Diffusion of Rice and Millet during the Jomon-Yayoi transition in prehistoric Japan”
PhD Studentship
analyse pollen records to reconstruct vegetation and land-cover change in the Japanese archipelago during the Jomon and Yayoi periods and explore its relation to subsistence and demographic changes.
Closing date: 22 February 2019

NEW [posted 19 January 2019]
Ulster University
Funded PhD Opportunity “Surfaces, places, messages: constructing place and identity through urban mark-making”;1d80ea49.1901
Closing date: 18 February 2019

NEW [posted 23 January 2019]
Erasmus University Rotterdam
“Positively Shocking! The Redistributive Impact of Mass Mortality through Epidemic Diseases and Violent Conflict in Early Modern Northwest Europe”
PhD position: “The kids are alright: epidemics and the prospects of the young in the early modern Low Countries”
Closing date: 16 February 2019

[posted 12 December 2018]
Initial Training Network project entitled Cultural Heritage Analysis for New Generations – CHANGE
15 Early Stage Researcher (Early Stage Researcher)
NTNU – Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
CH-ESR1 = PhD in Imaging Techniques for Cultural Heritage Artifacts
CH-ESR2 = PhD in Image Quality
CH-ESR3 = PhD in Computer Vision
Swiss National Museum
CH-ESR12= Ph.D./Early Stage Researcher position in “Image analysis”
research on glass deterioration and its monitoring. The investigation will concern historical glass objects (dated from 17th to 20th centuries) with a problematic and instable conservation state.
Haute Ecole Arc
PhD in materials science or in imaging and intelligence techniques for Cultural Heritage Artifacts
Closing date: 15 February 2019

[posted 14 November 2018]
University of Birmingham
Humanities Research Programme: “Interdisciplinary approaches to China and Inner Asia”
PhD project
to study some aspect of the period c. 600-1400, focusing on relationships between political units such as the Turks, Tang, Uyghurs, Liao, Koryo, Five Dynasties, Song and Xi Xia, and bringing to bear a range of approaches and insights that may include prosopographical methods and combinations of textual and archaeological materials, to study topics such as non-elites, resource extraction, cities, state formation, and chronologies.
Closing date: 10 February 2019

NEW [posted 19 January 2019]
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Exzellenzcluster „Religion und Politik. Dynamiken von Tradition und Innovation“
FB 08 / Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Teilprojekt A3-1 „Deathscapes im östlichen mediterranen Raum: Memorialorte und ihre politische Instrumentalisierung im Mittelalter“
wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
im Bereich der Byzantinistik, Christlichen Archäologie oder mittelalterlichen Geschichte
Closing date: 8 February 2019

[posted 21 November 2018]
UiT The arctic University of Norway
Tromsø University Museum
project “Jomon Environmental Archaeology and diet, and a comparison with N Scandinavian Hunter-gatherers-fishers”
PhD Candidate in environmental archaeology
Closing date: 1 February 2019

EXTENDED [posted 15 December 2018; re-posted 16 January 2019]
University of Vienna
Department of Near Eastern Studies
“Repetition, parallelism and creativity: an inquiry into the construction of meaning in Ancient Mesopotamian literature and erudition” (REPAC)
Doctoral student in Assyriology
Main focus of the research will be the development of patterns of meaning through analogical reasoning in Ancient Mesopotamian divinatory compendia.
Closing date: 31 January 2019 (i.e. extended from 15 January 2019)

[posted 6 January 2019]
Universität Würzburg
DFG-Forschungsgruppe 2757 “Lokale Selbstregelungen im Kontext schwacher Staatlichkeit in Antike und Moderne”
Teilprojekt D (Alte Geschichte) “Lokale Selbstorganisierung, urbane Zivilgesellschaft und kirchliche Geltungsansprüche: Alexandreia und Antiocheia im Römischen Reich”
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter
Closing date: 31 January 2019

[posted 31 December 2018]
University of Aberdeen
1) “Disentangling palaeodiet: Modern and archaeological case studies in compound-specific nitrogen isotope analysis – QUADRAT”
[posted 9 January 2019]
2) “Chronology and Changing Cultures on the Mongolian Steppe – QUADRAT”
Closing date: 31 January 2019

[posted 10 December 2018]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
16 PhD positions
for 14 projects as listed below
01 “Ancient proteins as indicators of climatic and evolutionary change”. Involved subjects: Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Palaeoenvironments, Palaeontology, Geoscience.
02 “Co-estimating Human Mobility and Language Dispersal with Ancient DNA and Linguistic Data”. Involved subjects: Population Genetics, Linguistics, Spatial Modeling, Demographic history.
03 “A comprehensively analysis of microorganisms and viruses from ancient samples using minion sequencing techniques”. Involved subjects: Bioinformatics, Archaeogenetics.
04 “Contact and change in the diversification of the Indo-Iranic languages”. Involved subjects: Historical Comparative Reconstruction, Language Evolution.
05 “Cross Linguistic Strategies of Denotation. Advancing data and methods in lexical typology”. Involved subjects: Historical Linguistics, Language Evolution, Cognition.
06 “Dog-Human Cooperation – A Comparative Approach”. Involved subjects: Comparative Psychology, Animal Cognition, Communication, Cooperation.
07 “Environments and the Palaeolithic Cultures of Central Europe”. Involved subjects: Archaeology, Earth Sciences.
08 “Eurasian Corridors of Communication – Fruits, Crops, and Words”. Involved subjects: Historical Comparative Reconstruction, Contact Linguistics, Linguistic Palaeontology, Archaeobotany, Isotope Analysis.
09 “The evolution and diversification of the Caucasian languages”. Involved subjects: Historical Linguistics, Language Evolution, Caucasian Languages.
10 “Evolution of Nonverbal Communication – Music and the Voice”. Involved subjects: Cognitive Neuroscience, Communication, Genetics, Linguistics, Psychology.
11 “Functional morphology and variability of the auditory system – frameworks in the search for human speech evolution”. Involved subjects: Physical Anthropology, Zoology, Audiology, Hearing Physiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Linguistics, Radiology.
12 “Late Bronze Age Kuckenburg – settlement, burial ground, fortification and-or place of sacrifice?” Involved subjects: Archaeology, Isotopes Analysis, Archaeogenetics, Archaebotanic, Archaezoology.
13 “Domestication of Perennial Plants – Evolution and Dispersal”. Involved subjects: Archaeobotany, Evolutionary Ecology, History, Agronomics, Palaeontology, Plant Biology.
14 “Reconstructing lost worlds – Quaternary continental Ostracoda as tools in geoarchaeology”. Involved subjects: Micropalaeontology, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimate.
Closing date: 31 January 2019

[posted 22 December 2018]
University of East Anglia
PhD Studentship: “The Spatial Extent of Warm and Cool Periods during the Last Two Thousand Years”
Climate reconstructions will focus on the geographical extent of warming and cooling over the whole time period and for different epochs. You will assess the extent of warmth during the Roman and Medieval periods in comparison with modern warmth, and the extent of cooling that follows volcanic eruptions.
Closing date: 28 January 2019

[posted 9 December 2018]
University of Queensland
“Historical Archaeology of Australian South Sea Islanders Lived Identities”;1320026d.1812
Closing date: 27 January 2019

[posted 15 January 2019]
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Institut für Altorientalistik und Vorderasiatische Archäologie
Lehrstuhl für Vorderasiatischen Archäologie
wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
Closing date: 25 January 2019

[posted 11 January 2019]
Universitat de Barcelona
Early stage researcher (PhD position) in Psychoacoustics and Virtual Reality
Research Line 2: The psychoacoustics of rock art landscapes./ Research Line 3: Neuropsychology and emotion in rock art landscapes.
Closing date: 25 January 2019

EXTENDED [posted 4 December 2018; re-posted 2 January 2019]
University of Oslo
Museum of Cultural History
Doctoral fellowship in Archaeology
within the field of Nordic Archaeology
Closing date: 25 January 2019 (i.e. extended from 13 January 2019)

[posted 24 November 2018]
University of Reading
“The domestication of Amazon rainforests by pre-Columbian societies”
primary: &
Closing date: 25 January 2019

[posted 31 October 2018]
University of Edinburgh
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
PhD scholarships
Closing date: 25 January 2019

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