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Medieval Job! Assistant Professor (fixed term), Christian and medieval archaeology, Ca’ Foscari, Venice

Deadline: 2nd March 2020


Ca’ Foscari invites applications for a non-tenured position for an Assistant Professor in the area of Christian and medieval archaeology.

Ca’ Foscari is a research intensive institution committed to competing for international scientific excellence through the recruitment of the best academic talents worldwide. Talented young researchers and experienced senior professors make Ca’ Foscari a stimulating environment for career development and research freedom. Our university is committed to research excellence, funding promising researchers and developing international partnerships. As a leading research university, Ca’ Foscari explores cutting-edge research directions across disciplinary boundaries, setting a new agenda designed around six global challenges.

Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of Christian and medieval archaeology capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world.

The position will be hosted at the Department of Humanities, a center for the development of innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to history, literature, classics, archeology, art and anthropology. The Department has recently received the “Department of Excellence” Award by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. The Excellence Award has allowed the department to receive additional state funding to develop innovative projects on Digital Humanities and Public Humanities, with the aim of setting in motion a cross-contamination process between scientific areas and redefining a new teaching standard.

In the Department of Humanities, Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows and ERC awardees work together with the permanent faculty, creating a vibrant academic environment.

The Institution

Since its foundation in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been a leader in Economics and Foreign Languages and Cultures. Today, Ca’ Foscari is exploring new frontiers in research, focusing on Climate Change, Digital Humanities, Digital and Social Innovation, and Nanosciences. An intellectual powerhouse of international repute in the heart of the city of Venice, Ca’ Foscari provides a one-of-a-kind blend of scientific research, cultural heritage and history, offering a life-changing experience to its students and researchers, with a transformative impact on the local community.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has also obtained the full Human Resources Strategy for Researchers certificate, a set of initiatives to improve work conditions for researchers and to attract talents worldwide. Ca’ Foscari provides applicants with exclusive services and onboarding initiatives. Our Housing office will help you search for a suitable and convenient accommodation, matching your needs and preferences with the available options.

If you are a non-Italian applicant or if you have resided outside of Italy for more than 3 years, you will benefit from a favorable tax treatment for the first 4 years of the contract.

Read the call here: https://intra.unive.it/plapps/bandi/common/showbando?id=32360

Source : Jobs.ac.uk

JOB: Chair of the Management Board for The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland

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 The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI), an expanding Open Access database of the stone carving created during the century following the Norman Conquest [www.crsbi.ac.uk], wishes to appoint a successor to Nigel Clubb FSA, Chair of the Management Board, on his retirement at the end of April 2018.

The Chair of the Management Board is a prestigious executive role which involves chairing at least four meetings of the Management Board per year, usually in central London, and reporting to at least two Trustees’ meetings annually. Extra attendances may be required during the year, for example, at the Annual Lecture held at the Courtauld Institute in London in April, and at conferences and training events.  The Chair and the Management Board also communicate and take decisions informally by email between meetings.

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The Ochs Scholarship from the British Archaeological Association

The Ochs Scholarship was established in 1994 from a bequest by Maud Lillian Ochs, and is awarded annually by the British Archaeological Association for research projects which fall within the Association’s fields of interest. These are defined as the study of archaeology, art and architecture from the Roman period until the nineteenth century, principally within Europe. The scholarships are intended to provide post-graduate students striving to write up theses with late stage funding, and help independent researchers complete projects.


Applications are invited from students who are completing theses for post-graduate degrees and who have access to no other sources of funding. It must be demonstrated that the award of an Ochs scholarship will enable a thesis to be completed satisfactorily within the period of the Scholarship. Applications where a substantial amount of fieldwork remains to be done are unlikely to succeed. A Scholarship is awarded for one year only and is not renewable.

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Offre d’emploi – Un(e) assistant(e) à temps plein en Orientation Moyen-Âge/Temps Modernes (UNamur, département d’Histoire de l’Art et d’Archéologie)

namurFaculté : Faculté de philosophie et lettres
Département : Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie
Date d’entrée en fonction : 1/9/2017
Grade : assistant 2
Contrat : durée déterminée renouvelable
Catégorie : personnel scientifique
Poste : Allocation (au cadre)
Référence : 147-01


La personne engagée devra :

  • assurer l’encadrement de travaux pratiques et leur correction ;
  • collaborer à l’enseignement de la pratique de la photographie et des bases de données ;
  • collaborer aux tâches administratives du Département ;
  • entreprendre une thèse de Doctorat en histoire de l’architecture médiévale ou moderne, qui s’inscrira dans les activités du pôle de recherche AcanthuM.


La personne engagée sera titulaire d’un diplôme de Master en Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie, orientation Moyen Âge et/ou Temps modernes.

Les compétences et les qualités requises sont :

  • bonnes connaissances dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’architecture, voire dans le 99domaine de l’archéologie du bâtiment ;
  • maîtrise parfaite du français ;
  • bonnes qualités pédagogiques ;
  • disponibilité, sens du travail en équipe.

Renseignements complémentaires

Professeur Michel Lefftz, Directeur du Département d’Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie (michel.lefftz@unamur.be).


Il s’agit d’un contrat à durée déterminée de 2 ans renouvelable.

Les formulaires de candidature (téléchargeables à l’adresse suivante : https://www.unamur.be/universite/jobs/formulaires/formulaire-de-candidature-pour-le-personnel-scientifique-francais-anglais/view) doivent être renvoyés au Rectorat (rue de Bruxelles, 61 à 5000 NAMUR) pour le 29 avril 2017 au plus tard.

CFP: Recovering the Past (York N/EMICS), 2-3 June 2017

Recovering the past can be an arduous and treacherous task and modern scholars frequently find themselves indebted to those who have gone before them. This multi-disciplinary two-day conference sets out to celebrate and analyse the impact the work of previous generations has had on our understanding of the Medieval past. For example, from the mid-nineteenth century onwards there appears to have been an increased interest in cataloguing and preserving the sculpture of the early Medieval period by figures such as John Romilly Allen and Joseph Anderson, whose seminal work The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, published in 1903, is still the most complete record of the sculpture of early Medieval Scotland and was an influencing factor behind the creation of the British Academy Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture (which published its twelfth volume in 2016), the key text for any scholar working on Anglo-Saxon monumental sculpture and ecclesiastical / secular patronage of the arts in the early Middle Ages. This recording and cataloguing of the past can also been seen during the Medieval period itself with the collation of earlier oral poetry being preserved in manuscripts, such as the ninth-century poem Genesis B preserved within the c. 1000 Bodleian Junius 11 manuscript-version of the near contemporary poem Genesis.

Wider examples of recovering the past include, but are not limited to: recovering the past given the issues surrounding the accuracy/authenticity of primary sources; excavation and/or scientific analysis, the insights these provide and the issues surrounding the findings; the recovery of lost or stolen artefacts during the Medieval period and beyond; highlighting the skewing of the past through the editing of texts since the later sixteenth century, the production of fakes, the re-carving of sculpture; highlighting the use and manipulation of the past to support nationalistic/religious arguments; the varying interests of antiquarians and early historians; as well as museology and the questions surrounding how we engage with and display the Medieval past.

This conference will bring together emerging scholars, early career researchers and established academics from a variety of disciplines to provide a platform to discuss how this important idea was manifested in the textual, visual and material evidence of the Medieval world and beyond. It aims to examine the implications and the significance of ‘recovering the past’ in its widest possible contexts.

Possible subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Antiquarianism and/or the recording and cataloguing of the Medieval past
  • Historiographies
  • Archaeological investigations
  • Stolen and/or recovered artefacts
  • The creation of fakes: including the re-carving of sculpture and the ‘editing’ of texts
  • Reconstructing fragmentary texts, narratives or objects
  • The recording of the oral tradition during the Medieval period and beyond
  • Issues surrounding the accuracy/authenticity of primary source material
  • Museology and the displaying of the Medieval past

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words (with a short biography) to Elizabeth Alexander (ea502@york.ac.uk) by 17 Feburary 2017.

For Further information on the Northern/Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series please see our website: northernemics.wordpress.com.

CFP: Revealing Records VII (Friday, May 6th, 2016)

Sealed Record.axdDeadline:   Friday, 19 February 2016

Now in its seventh year, the Revealing Records conference series brings together postgraduate researchers working with a wide range of sources from across the medieval world to share challenges and approaches through the presentation of their research.  This year marks the first year of Revealing Records as a combined effort of King’s College London and University College London History Departments. The conference will be held in the Anatomy Museum, King’s College London, on Friday, May 6th, 2016.

Keynotes will be delivered by Dr Rory Naismith (KCL) and Dr Sergei Bogatyrev (UCL)

We encourage applications from students working with a wide variety of records – from the written word to objects, buildings and more. Papers that employ an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon palaeography, archaeology or other related disciplines are particularly welcome.

Abstracts (300 words max.) are welcome from students wishing to present a 20-minute paper.

Please send abstracts to: revealingrecords@gmail.com by Friday, 19 February 2016

Visit our webpage for more information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/history/eventrecords/2015-16/rrVIII.aspx

King’s College London – Revealing Records VII