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PhD opportunities in archaeology

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
PhD researcher in Chemistry of Ancient Materials
This PhD thesis aims to characterize the colors of dyed wool during the medieval period, and in particular those of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Closing date: not specified (posted 19 April 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 10 May 2019)

NEW [posted 16 April 2019]
project “Desert Networks. Into the Eastern Desert of Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Roman Period”
Ph.D. contract in papyrology
Edition of part of the Greek ostraca from Bi’r Samut, a fortress in the Eastern Desert of Egypt
Closing date: not specified (posted 15 April 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 6 May 2019)

Closing date (in descending order)

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

NEW [posted 16 April 2019]
University of Leicester
School of Museum Studies, in partnership with the British Museum
“Hidden, Revealed: investigating representation and narratives of disability in the British Museum”
Closing date: 21 June 2019

[posted 10 April 2019]
University Museum, University of Bergen
Department of Cultural History
1) project “Coastal demography in Stone Age western Norway. A cross-disciplinary approach”
PhD Research Fellowship in Stone Age Archaeology
2) PhD Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology
The PHD project will concern cultural heritage and conflict, focusing on a specific cultural heritage site in Scandinavia, The Middle East, Asia or Oceania.
Closing date: 15 June 2019

NEW [posted 16 April 2019]
University of Warwick
History of Art
PhD Studentship: “The Responses to the Medieval in art, architecture and heritage in the interpretation of heritage in Coventry, c.1900-c.1960”
Closing date: 14 June 2019

[posted 1 April 2019]
LabEx ARCHIMEDE «Archéologie et Histoire de la Méditerranée et de l’Egypte de la Préhistoire au Moyen-Âge»
4 contrats de recherche doctorale
Closing date: 14 June 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
University of Münster
Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation”
Research Associate
within the research project EXC 2060 A3-3 “Tradition and innovation of Graeco-Phoenician myths and cults in Roman Provincial Coinage” =
primary: [English] = [German]
Closing date: 11 June 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Archaeology
PhD. study (3 positions)
PhD. topics offered
1. Topic: Enclaves of the Piliny Culture in Košice Basin and Šariš Valley
2. Topic: Militaria and battle tactics during the age of urnfield cultures in the northern part of the Carpathian Basin
3. Topic: Včelince. Tell-type settlement
4. Topic: Spiš Region as the Contact Zone of the Urnfield Cultures during the Late and Final Bronze Age
5. Topic: Environment of Nitra river vallley and Žitava river valley regions and its changes during the Middle Ages based on the archaeobotanical finds
6. Topic: Germanic cemeteries from the Roman Period in Slovakia
7. Topic: Early Medieval burial mounds in the Middle Danube region
8. Topic: Early Medieval Hoard Finds from Slovakia
Closing date: 31 May 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 17 April 2019]
Paris Lodron-University of Salzburg
project “Appraising Risks: Patterns of Major Socio-Economic Risk and Risk Projection in the Indian Ocean World”
PhD position in Non-European and Global History
focus Asian Maritime History; in the history of Asia between approximately 6. and 18. CE (preferably Chinese history) with a research focus on cross-cultural and/or knowledge and technology transfer and/or commercial relations across maritime Silk Routes.
Closing date: 29 May 2019

[posted 10 April 2019]
University of Bordeaux
PACEA “De la Préhistoire à l’Actuel: Culture, Environnement et Anthropologie”, UMR5199
Ph.D. Candidate position in Facial Skeleton Variation, Adaptation, and Evolution
Closing date: 29 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
Sheffield Hallam University
Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI)
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship: “Shaping bespoke visiting experiences by interpreting the multiplicity of Hadrian’s Wall”
Closing date: 26 May 2019

[posted 13 April 2019]
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”
6 positions for doctoral research associates
Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Ancient Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, Early Modern Church History, Classical Archaeology, Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology.
Closing date: 24 May 2019

[posted 27 March 2019]
Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
International PhD Programme (IPP) on “Epigenetics, Gene Regulation & Genome Stability”
PhD Position (Evolution & Gene Regulation): “A genome-wide view of human adaptation to novel selective environments using ancient genomes”
Closing date: 22 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
“Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Research and Development in Physics and Nuclear Engineering
Scientific research assistant under the complex consortium research project “Complex Pluridisciplinary Platform for Integrative and Systemic Research of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Romania”
under project 2 “Complex Archaeometric Investigations on the Movable and Immovable Heritage of Romania”
Closing date: 17 May 2019

[posted 8 April 2019]
University of Kent
School of English
PhD Studentship associated with project on “The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort: Writing and Material Culture 1560-1660”
Closing date: 17 May 2019

[posted 4 April 2019]
Royal Holloway, University of London
Department of History
PhD Scholarship: “Connected Clerics: Building a Universal Church in the Late Antique West (380-604 CE)”
Closing date: 17 May 2019

[posted 20 March 2019]
University College London
Institute for Global Prosperity & Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford)
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship – Material Cultures of Refuge in Lebanon
to develop a new cross-disciplinary approach to understanding the material culture of forced migration. The PhD student will research the materiality of contemporary Syrian refuge in Lebanon, while contributing to an emerging collection in the Pitt Rivers museum that seeks to contribute to an archaeology of the present
Closing date: 17 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Hesperia Fellow
to perform editorial work for Hesperia, the renowned scholarly journal of the ASCSA.
Closing date: 15 May 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Department of Archaeology
University Assistant without doctorate
Closing date: 15 May 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
Bologna University
project “RESOLUTION”
Ph D Student in Radiocarbon chronologies of glacial trees from sites in Mediterranean and southeast Europe
Closing date: 15 May 2019

[posted 19 March 2019]
University of Southampton
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
PhD Studentship: Honor Frost Foundation Masters and/or Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology
for students from Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria
Closing date: 15 May 2019

[posted 25 March 2019]
Bournemouth University
PhD Studentship: “Performing the Past: participant based experimental archaeology as part of research, education and practice”
Closing date: 12 May 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
University of Bristol
School of Chemistry
PhD Studentship: “Investigating the social drivers of passage tomb construction via organic residue analysis and compound-specific radiocarbon dating”
Closing date: 10 May 2019

NEW [posted 19 April 2019]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Römisch-Germanische Kommission
1) wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d)
im Bereich der Digitalität für Geisteswissenschaften oder in einer vergleichbaren Disziplin; Weiterbildung im Bereich des wissenschaftlichen Forschungsdatenmanagements mit dem Schwerpunkt auf Datenmodellierung.
2) wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d)
in Prähistorischer oder Provinzialrömischer Archäologie; im Bereich des wissenschaftlichen Forschungsdatenmanagements mit dem Schwerpunkt auf digitalen archäologischen Fund- und Befundaufnahmesystemen.
Closing date: 9 May 2019

[posted 10 April 2019]
University Museum, University of Bergen
Department of Cultural History
“The Borgund kaupang Project. Life and death of a small town in the pherifery of medieval Europe”
1) PhD Research Fellowship in Medieval Archaeology (AD 1000-1550)
A large share of the artefact finds from the excavations in the Borgund kaupang are slagg, metal working tools and objects of iron. The PhD-project is going to focus on the processing and consumption of iron in Borgund
2) PhD Research Fellowship in Medieval Archaeology (AD 1000-1550)
For the PhD project research trends towards social approaches to material culture are at the core. Soapstone and pottery shall thus be explored as a reflection of lifestyle, social identities and ethnic affiliations, cultural and economic networks on a local, national and international level etc.
Closing date: 8 May 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
University of Brighton
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship Award: “Exhibition Design at the British Museum: Histories and Legacies”
Closing date: 7 May 2019

NEW [posted 18 April 2019]
Birkbeck, University of London
Murray Research Studentship in European Art or Architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Closing date: 6 May 2019

[posted 6 April 2019]
Kiel University
Cluster of Excellence ROOTS
18 Doctoral Positions
01PhD Doctoral Position: Testing the Neolithic Plant Invasion Hypothesis (NPIH)
02PhD Doctoral Position: Hazards of Neobiota in the Anthropocene
03PhD Doctoral Position: Pollution and contamination in geoarchaeological environments
04PhD Doctoral Position: Identification of hazards in paleoenvironmental archives
05PhD Doctoral Position: Human-reindeer interactions in contemporary and ancient Siberian communities
06PhD Doctoral Position: High-resolution palaeodietary reconstruction and diet-body isotopic spacing
07PhD Doctoral Position: Interfaces of technology in early metal‐using societies
08PhD Doctoral Position: Prehistoric Amber Connectivities
09PhD Doctoral Position: Religion and innovation in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 1st Millennium BCE
10PhD Doctoral Position: Urban Agency and Perception / Medieval History
11PhD Doctoral Position: Urban Agency and Perception / Medieval German Studies or Medieval and Renaissance Romance Literature
12PhD Doctoral Position: Globalisation and connectivity: networks and social inequality
13PhD Doctoral Position: Socio-linguistic methods and material culture
14PhD Doctoral Position: Social structure of prehistoric hunther-gatherer communities in Western Siberia
15PhD Doctoral Position: Early social inequality and early violence
16PhD Doctoral Position: Late Neolithic and Bronze Age conflict and conciliation
17PhD Doctoral Position: Early Iron Age conflict and conciliation
18PhD Doctoral Position: Conflict and Conciliation: Solid State Material Analysis
19PhD Doctoral Position: Historical Materialism and the Anthropocene
Closing date: 6 May 2019

[posted 9 April 2019]
University of London
School of Advanced Study & British Museum
PhD Studentship “Understanding the Norman Conquest through the Bayeux Tapestry: analysis, interpretation and reception”
In the context of the proposed loan of the Bayeux Tapestry. Research undertaken by this CDA will lead to a fuller understanding of the relationship between the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest, and will also help to guide how the story of the Norman Conquest as told by the Bayeux Tapestry is presented in the proposed exhibitions, both in terms of the exhibition narrative and supporting (educational and curatorial).
Closing date: 3 May 2019

[posted 23 March 2019]
University of East Anglia
“Leather trousers and leopard skin waistcoats: missing objects and endangered material knowledge in the Kalahari”
Contemporary methods of craft production will be used to better understand the making and use of historic objects in the British Museum’s collections.
Closing date: 3 May 2019

[posted 17 February 2019]
«Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency» (MAP)
Doctoral Position with a PhD project
in the field of History of Ancient Religions. The project will deal with a significant corpus of inscriptions coming from the Greek colonies founded in the East, between Syria and the Indus, and providing evidence on the presence of Greek and non Greek gods.
Closing date: 30 April 2019

[posted 10 April 2019]
University of Exeter
“The predictability and perils of woolly mammoth hunting during the European Gravettian”
Closing date: 29 April 2019

[posted 5 April 2019]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Abteilung Istanbul
wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d)
aus dem Bereich der Archäologie Anatoliens
Closing date: 26 April 2019

[posted 22 March 2019]
ITN “SeaChanges: Thresholds in human exploitation of marine vertebrates”
15 fully-funded PhD studentships
University of Cambridge
“Noise into Signal: Identification Challenges & the Medieval Fishing Revolution”
“Scrimshaw: Unlocking the Cultural and Biological Archive of Sea Mammal Art”
Closing date: 26 April 2019

[posted 21 March 2019]
Queen’s University Belfast
School of Natural and Built Environment
“Society and the Dead: Geospatial and Statistical analysis of complex cemeteries in early medieval Ireland”
Closing date: 26 April 2019

[posted 27 February 2019]
University of York
A Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentship with English Heritage “Making marks, changing values: The contemporary significance of graffiti at historic sites”;eb382f9c.1902
Closing date: 26 April 2019

[posted 17 March 2019]
Karl-Franzens-University Graz
doctoral program “Collecting, Organizing and Performing. Knowledge cultures in the 18th century”
Three project positions
research field “Antiquity as topic. Phenomena of change in the 18th century”.
Closing date: 25 April 2019

[posted 3 April 2019]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)
Römisch-Germanische Kommission
wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d)
Weiterbildung in den Bereichen der wissenschaftlichen Redaktion, der Fundnumismatik, der Digital Humanities und der IT-Sicherheit.
Closing date: 22 April 2019

EXTENDED [posted 27 February 2019; re-posted 30 March 2019]
University of Bristol
School of Chemistry
PhD studentship in Biogeochemistry: “Investigating the routing of hydrogen from water and feed to ruminant tissues”
The study of modern systems will change our understanding of water use in biochemistry and animal energetics, provide information about animal adaptation to warmer climate. This study will enable the calibration of a novel proxy for the reconstruction of site-based palaeoclimate records using animal fats preserved in archaeological pottery vessels.
Closing date: 21 April 2019 (i.e. extended from 29 March 2019)

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