Ricerca di catalogari per il patrimonio culturale ebraico (Fondazione Beni Culturali Ebraici in Italia)

La Fondazione per i Beni Culturali Ebraici in Italia (FBCEI) ricerca giovani interessati a lavorare nella catalogazione del patrimonio culturale ebraico, in particolare attraverso l'aggiornamento dei dati presenti nelle schede redatte negli anni ’80 nell’ambito del Progetto ARS – Presenza ebraica in Italia, conservati in formato cartaceo presso il Centro Bibliografico dell’UCEI.

I candidati selezionati parteciperanno a un corso di formazione sull’uso del sistema SIGEC presso la Comunità Ebraica di Torino, che si svolgerà il 18 e il 19 gennaio 2017; dovranno quindi aggiornare i dati presenti nel sistema anche attraverso contatti telefonici o e-mail diretti con le Soprintendenze interessate; inserire i dati relativi a beni culturali non presenti nel sistema.

La ricerca è indirizzata a giovani, preferibilmente di età inferiore a 35 anni, in possesso dei seguenti requisiti:

        • Laurea triennale con indirizzo storico, archeologico, artistico o in conservazione di beni culturali.
        • Buona conoscenza documentabile della storia e della cultura degli ebrei italiani.
        • Esperienza nell’inserimento di dati in banche dati relative al settore dei beni culturali.

Sono titoli preferenziali, con riserva di presentare la documentazione relativa:

    • Laurea specialistica o di vecchio ordinamento con indirizzo storico, archeologico, artistico o in conservazione di beni culturali.
    • Conoscenza dell’ebraico.
    • Conoscenza specifica di arte, architettura e archeologia ebraiche in Italia.
    • Esperienza in progetti di creazione di banche dati nel settore dei beni culturali

Le domande corredate da CV vanno inviate in formato elettronico alla casella di posta fondazione@ucei.it entro e non oltre giovedì 12/01/2017 alle ore 12,00 e verranno valutate da un'apposita Commissione della Fondazione.
I candidati selezionati riceveranno la relativa comunicazione, unitamente alle condizioni contrattuali previste, entro il 15/01/2017.

Roma, 30 dicembre 2016
IL PRESIDENTE
Dario Disegni
http://www.beniculturaliebraici.it/ricerca-di-catalogatori-per-il-patrimonio-culturale-ebraico/.

International News Coverage of Shohet Scholars Steven Fine and Jodi Magness

The International Catacomb Society congratulates Shohet Scholars Steven Fine and Jodi Magness on the global impact of their pioneering and innovative work on Jewish archaeology and history:
An article by the Times of Israel highlights Fine's research on the Menorah, "the Western world’s oldest continuously used religious symbol": http://www.timesofisrael.com/7-facts-about-menorahs-the-most-enduring-symbol-of-the-jewish-people/.
LIve Science has listed the Huqoq mosaics (the scenes of Noah's Ark and the parting of the Red Sea), two of Magness' many discoveries on the site of a Byzantine-era synagogue, as one of the "The 9 Biggest Archaeological Discoveries of 2016": http://www.livescience.com/57314-biggest-archaeology-discoveries-2016.html (in fact, according to the article, most of the major discoveries of 2016 were made in Israel!).
The Shohet Scholars Program is an annual grant program of the International Catacomb Society for research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages. The next application deadline is January 15, 2017.  Information and application instructions are here.
#ShohetScholars @TimesofIsrael @YUNews @UNCCollege @LiveScience

Seconda edizione per la borsa di studio negli studi umanistici dedicata ai giovani italiani – American Academy in Rome

Seconda edizione per la borsa di studio negli studi umanistici dedicata ai giovani italiani, con una open call per i dottori di ricerca. Per l’anno accademico 2017-18 saranno prese in considerazione solo le candidature di studiosi nelle discipline relative ad Archeologia e studi classici (età del bronzo - tarda antichità) e agli Studi sulla prima età moderna e sul Rinascimento. L’invito a presentare proposte è aperto, entro il 1 febbraio 2017, a tutti coloro che hanno conseguito un dottorato dal 2012 in poi, con un’ottima conoscenza dell’inglese (per maggiori informazioni sui materiali da presentare e sull’identikit del candidato consultare http://aarome.org/apply/italian-fellowships.

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) offers up to six fellowships for Italian artists and scholars in 2017-18. The Italian Fellows are an integral part of the AAR community. Italian artists and scholars live and work in the Academy community, pursuing their own projects participating in its collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and helping make connections between Rome Prize Fellows and their Italian peers. For a list of former Italian fellows, click here.
Italian fellows are required to live in Rome, at the Academy. All fellowships include room, board and a stipend. Length of stay varies by the fellowship (see below).
Italian Fellowship winners will be announced both in Italy and in New York as part of the American Academy Rome Prize ceremony.
Humanities: Application instructions appear below.  Online application at this link.
Arts: All candidates must be nominated; unsolicited applications will NOT be accepted.
Arts and Humanities Deadline: February 1, 2017.
The Academy invites proposals in archaeology, classics, history, the history of art and architecture, literature, religious studies, anthropology and musicology. Note that these categories are not intended to be exclusive. Any approach to these disciplines or combination of approaches to these areas will be given consideration, as well as historical approaches that overlap with the social sciences. Projects that consider multiple chronological periods listed below are welcome.

Up to two postdoctoral fellowships in the Humanities will be awarded for the period of September 2017 – July 2018. Each fellowship will run for c. 5 months. For the 2017-2018 Fellowships, only scholars from the following disciplines will be considered:
Ancient Studies (Bronze Age through Late Antiquity)
Early Modern and Renaissance Studies
Projects do NOT need to address topics specific to Rome or to Italy. Candidates should, however, address how they plan to make use of resources in Rome and at the Academy.
Eligibility:
Candidates must have Italian citizenship (dual citizenship is acceptable).
Candidates must possess a PhD from an Italian university from 2012 or later.
Candidates must have excellent spoken and written English which will be verified by interview.
Application: A completed application will consist of the following, submitted via the online system below:
A project proposal of NO MORE THAN 1000 words, in English. The proposal should describe the scope of the project, its relevance and importance for the field, work completed to-date and the final expected outcome - monograph, article, etc. Please include bibliographical notes for any sources cited (not counted toward the word limit).
A Writing Sample. The writing sample may be up to twenty pages and should be in the proposed field of study. Please include bibliography and footnotes (not counted toward the page limit). Writing samples may be in English or Italian.
A current CV (English or Italian).
Applications will be acknowledged and reviewed by a selection committee. ONLY short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in an interview, ideally to take place in Rome or via Skype.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Online Petition to Open Underground Monument in the Villa Torlonia in Rome… Mussolini’s

Please add your name to the online petition via Change.org to reopen "Mussolini's Bunker" or air raid shelter below the Villa Torlonia in Rome, the Duce's family residence from 1925-1943: https://www.change.org/p/assessorato-alla-crescita-culturale-di-roma-capitale-per-la-riapertura-al-pubblico-del-bunker-di-villa-torlonia.  At the very least, having this open will squelch the rumor that Mussolini hid out in the Jewish catacombs on the property!  Two different sites.  No problems with having them both open to the public, right?  We'll see on both counts in 2017.  For updates, check out the "Bunker's" website: http://www.bunkerdiroma.it/villatorlonia/.  

 

Grants from the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2017–2018 grant competition. Our grants reflect the Mary Jaharis Center’s commitment to fostering the field of Byzantine studies through the support of graduate students and early career researchers and faculty.

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Development Grants target graduate students who have completed all coursework, language requirements, and exams necessary to advance to Ph.D. candidacy. Grants are meant to assist with the costs of travel associated with the development of a dissertation proposal in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived, e.g., travel to potential research sites, museum collections, research and special collections libraries. The goal of these grants is to assist students in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project.

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants are awarded to advanced graduate students working on Ph.D. dissertations in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses, e.g., travel, photography/digital images, microfilm.

Mary Jaharis Center Publication Grants support book-length publications or major articles in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. Grants are aimed at early career academics. Preference will be given to postdocs and assistant professors, though applications from non-tenure track faculty and associate and full professors will be considered. We encourage the submission of first-book projects.

The application deadline for all grants is February 1, 2017. For further information, please see http://maryjahariscenter.org/grants/.

Contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center, with any questions.

Job Alert: Lecturer in Early Christianity at Mt. Holyoke College

Visiting Lecturer in Early Christianity - Mt. Holyoke College
The Department of Religion at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting faculty member in Early Christianity for the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses over the course of the year in the field of Late Ancient Christianity as well as thematic courses related to the candidate’s research and teaching interests.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Evidence of serious commitment and teaching excellence on the undergraduate level is vitally important. Ph.D. is preferred.
Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. Review of applications will begin on January 31st. Contact person: Amina Steinfels, Religion Department asteinfe@mtholyoke.edu.
Website: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=464

CFP: Editing Late-Antique and Early Medieval Texts International Workshop (University of Lisbon, 23-24 November, 2017)

Editing Late-Antique and Early Medieval Texts. Problems and Challenges
International Workshop
University of Lisbon, 23-24 November, 2017
This workshop aims at fostering and promoting the exchange of ideas on how to edit Late-Antique and Early-Medieval texts. By presenting case-studies, participants will be encouraged to share the editorial problems and methodological challenges that they had to face in order to fulfil their research or critical editions. Troublesome issues will be addressed like how to edit, for instance,
- an 'open' text or a 'fluid' one (as in the case of some glossaries, grammatical texts, chronicles or scientific treatises),
- a Latin text translated from another language, like Greek, or bilingual texts (like some hagiographic texts, hermeneumata, Latin translations of Greek medical treatises, etc.),
- a text with variants by the author or in double recensions,
- a text with linguistic instability,
- a collection of extracts,
- a lost text recoverable from scanty remnants or fragments,
- a text transmitted by a codex unicus or, on the contrary, a text transmitted by a huge number of manuscripts,
- a text with a relevant indirect tradition,
- homiliaries and passionaires as collections of selected texts.
Attention will be devoted as well to different aspects of editorial practice and textual criticism.
Keynote speakers
Carmen Codoñer (U. Salamanca), Paolo Chiesa (U. Milano), Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute).
Call for papers
download call for papers
The papers should be 30 minutes in length and will focus on the edition of late-antique and early Medieval texts, in particular on editions currently in preparation, forthcoming or recently concluded. The scientific committee will select a number of proposals to be presented and discussed during the workshop. The papers can be presented in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
An abstract of around 200 words, including the name, institution and email, should be sent before May 30, 2017 to: Lisbonworshop17@letras.ulisboa.pt.
Acceptance of the papers will be communicated until June 30, 2017.
Inscription fees
70 € for participating with paper.
50 € for Ph.D. students presenting a paper.
Organizing Committee: Paulo F. Alberto (Univ. Lisboa), David Paniagua (Univ. Salamanca), Rossana Guglielmetti (Univ. Milano).
More information: here
Centro de Estudos Clássicos
Faculdade de Letras
Cidade Universitária
1600-214 LISBOA
TEL (351) 21 792 00 05 (Secretariado)
FAX (351)21 792 00 80
E-mail: centro.classicos@fl.ul.pt / centro.classicos@letras.ulisboa.pt
Website: http://www.letras.ulisboa.pt/cec

Job Opportunity: Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

(Position as Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art at Boston's MFA named in honor of longtime Chairman of the International Catacomb Society, Cornelius C. Vermeule, and his wife, Emily Vermeule.)
Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a promising and dynamic scholar in the field of Greek and Roman Art to become the Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art. We look to hire a colleague to promote, interpret, and care for our collection, as well as one who shows the ability to deepen relations with donors and supporters. The new assistant curator must demonstrate a desire to work in a department that encompasses the entire ancient Mediterranean. An interest and commitment to exploring the changing nature of art museums and their relationship to the public is desirable.
The Vermeule Assistant Curator will assist in refining our vision for a master plan for the Greek and Roman galleries and the ancient wing as a whole. In addition the Vermeule Assistant Curator will aid in the development of exhibition and collection projects that are based in the institution‘s Strategic Plan with an emphasis on audience engagement. Reporting to the George and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art, the Vermeule Assistant Curator will work collaboratively with colleagues in departments across the Museum to achieve departmental initiatives and institutional strategic goals.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• Advanced degree in art history or Classical Archaeology (Ph.D. preferred). Demonstrated scholarly ability in the field of Greek and Roman Art through publications, conference papers, and other activities.
• In-depth experience including at least one exhibition or installation with related publication.
• Two or more years of broad curatorial experience gained in museums that have sought and achieved imaginative ways of engaging with their visitors and which have met targeted results.
• Reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and preferably Greek and Latin.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
• Committed to collaboration with others to achieve the best outcome, and ability to make decisions to move plans and objectives forward.
• Strong sense of accountability for achieving stated objectives and demonstrable experience doing so.
• Evident experience working successfully with senior colleagues to achieve collective objectives in such areas as visitor experience, marketing, education and digital initiatives.
• An international perspective but experienced in becoming personally and professionally committed to an institution’s city, people and artistic community.
Personal Qualities and Attributes:
• Intellectually rigorous
• Inspirational, passionate, curious
• Generous of spirit, a team player
• Superior judgment, tact and diplomacy, with good organizational skills
Application materials are being accepted immediately. For consideration, please submit your letter of interest and CV to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
The MFA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.
Website: http://www.mfa.org/employment/cornelius-and-emily-vermeule-assistant-curator-of-greek-and-roman-art

The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC December 15, 2016

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Steven Fine's The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel - all are welcome, and invited -- especially students and community members!
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
Lecture and Book Signing, Thur. Dec. 15, 3:00
The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel
by Steven Fine, Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University, and Director, Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies
From Moses to the Maccabees and on to our own days, the menorah has illuminated Western civilization, particularly Jewish history. Explore the art of exemplary menorahs over the 3,000-year history of this extraordinary symbol.
The publication The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel will be available for purchase in The Met Store located in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, ground floor. Steven Fine will be signing books after the presentation.
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-speaks/free-lectures/the-menorah-from-the-bible-to-modern-israel
"The Menorah" can be ordered at: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674088795

Funding Opportunity: Index of Christian Art Postdoctoral Research Associate

Funding opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Index of Christian Art
Application deadline: January 15, 2017
Online application: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=225214
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in digital art history at the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University, for one year beginning 2017-2018, with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance.
Funded by a grant from the Kress Foundation, the Kress Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with permanent research and professional staff to develop taxonomic and research enhancements for the Index's redesigned online application, which is set to launch in fall 2017. Salary is $60,000 plus benefits for a 12-month appointment, with a $2,500 allowance provided for scholarly travel and research. The fellow will enjoy research privileges at Princeton Libraries as well as opportunities to participate in the scholarly life of the Index and the Department of Art & Archaeology.
The successful candidate will have a specialization in medieval art from any area or period; broad familiarity with medieval images and texts; a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship; and a committed interest in the potential of digital resources to enrich work in art history and related fields. Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively after initial training, and a willingness to learn new technologies are highly desirable; previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD, including dissertation defense, before the start of the fellowship. Preference will be given to those whose subject expertise complements that of current Index staff.
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, submitting a C.V., a cover letter, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references.
The Index of Christian Art. Since 1917, the Index of Christian Art (https://ica.princeton.edu/) has provided a unique resource for the study of medieval art. Its systematic descriptive and visual documentation of iconographic subjects, originally conceived as a print archive but now undergoing full digitization, permits researchers to analyze imagery produced in eastern and western Europe throughout the "long Middle Ages."
This position is subject to the university's background check policy.
Essential Qualifications
PhD completed before the start of the fellowship.
Specialization in medieval art from any area or period; broad familiarity with medieval images and texts; a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship; and a committed interest in the potential of digital resources to enrich work in art history and related fields.
Preferred Qualifications
Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively after initial training, and a willingness to learn new technologies are highly desirable; previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous.