Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art and Architecture at Johns Hopkins University
(Source: Johns Hopkins): The Department of the History of Art at The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time professor at the rank of Assistant or early stage Associate Professor in the field of ancient Mediterranean art and/or architectural history to begin July 1, 2018. We encourage applications from scholars specializing in the arts of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Greece and Rome. Preference will be given to those specializing in the later first millennium BCE through Late Antiquity. Ph.D. in the History of Art, Classics or related field required at time of appointment.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong publication record and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, and one article- or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing (published or in-press). Candidates at the assistant professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference sent on their behalf (applicants at the tenured level should instead send the names and contact information for three references). All materials will be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45276. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017. For further information, contact Marian Feldman, Department Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the department, visit http://arthist.jhu.edu.
The search committee is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
Assistant Professor of Archaeology at the American University of Rome. Deadline to apply: November 15, 2017.
The Archaeology and Classics Program at The American University of Rome is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor, a full-time tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2018, with a primary specialization in Classical Archaeology, with a secondary interest in a related field, such as Ancient History, Religion & Philosophy, or Greek & Roman Literature.
Applicant must have a PhD in-hand by the time of appointment. Responsibilities include five courses per year (semester system), and administrative contributions such as committee participation and student advising. The candidate will be expected to participate in the development of an interdisciplinary program in Archaeology and Classics, and to offer courses to support both the major and the overall liberal arts program of The American University of Rome.
We welcome applicants with expertise in any region of the classical world from prehistory to late antiquity, but preference will be given to candidates with teaching or learning experience in an American liberal arts institution, and with an interest in teaching students with diverse backgrounds and in diverse settings (on-site, classroom etc.).
To apply, please send:
Cover letter detailing the teaching and administrative experience (quote re: Assistant Professor of Archeology 16/2017), resume and three references are to be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com
Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017
Italian working papers will be required for employment; non-EU candidates must undergo the appropriate visa process if selected. Term employment contract. Full time position.
Call for Papers and Posters: Reading PhD Colloquium Late Antiquity
University of Reading (UK)
4-5th May 2018
Keynote speaker: Dr. Chiara O. Tommasi (University of Pisa)
Late Antiquity was once regarded as an age of decadence and barbarisation as well as a ‘marginal’ field of study. Those days are over. Late Antiquity has now its own place in academia and is considered a hot topic by both Classicists and historians of the Early Middle Ages, as well as scholars of religious studies, archaeology, art and philosophy in a fruitful exchange among disciplines.
The study of Late Antiquity involves a wide variety of disciplines. Our PhD Colloquium on Late Antiquity will take place at the University of Reading in May 4-5, 2018. The aim of our Colloquium is to make the most of such diversification by bringing together and achieving synergy among PhD Students from across the UK and abroad working on Late Antiquity.
Each paper (15 min) will be followed by a personalised response from a senior scholar (10 min) assigned by the organisers and a plenary discussion. Each delegate will circulate his or her paper a week in advance to his or her respondent.
Additionally, we will also host a poster session, with a £50 voucher prize for the best poster.
Lastly, the Colloquium will include a visit to the Ure Museum of Classical Archaeology of the University of Reading.
We welcome submissions of papers and/or posters from disciplines including (but not limited to) Greek and Latin Literature, History, Archaeology, Art, Philosophy and Theology:
Option A: papers (15 min)
Send an abstract of your paper (400 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November 2017. Please also specify your affiliation.
Option B: posters
Send a brief abstract (200 words) or outline of your poster to email@example.com by 15 November 2017. Please also specify your affiliation.
Please note that, as the event is specifically aimed at PhD students, we can only accept submissions from PhD students. However, Masters students and early career researchers are warmly invited to attend and participate in the debates.
For further enquiries, please contact Lorenzo Livorsi (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ilaria Scarponi (email@example.com) or Fiona McMeekin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Saints of Rome: Diffusion and Reception from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period: The 6th International Hagiotheca Conference Program
The Hungarian Association for Hagiographical Studies and the Croatian Hagiography Society Hagiotheca present the 6th International Hagiotheca Conference
The Saints of Rome: Diffusion and Reception from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
October 4, Wednesday
Visit to the Pagan Cemetery under the Basilica of San Pietro (optional, early registration required)
3:00-6:00 pm registration
5:00 pm BOOK PRESENTATION
Pagans and Christians in the Late Roman Empire: New Evidence, New Approaches (4th-8th centuries). Edited by Marianne Sághy – Edward M. Schoolman. Budapest: CEU Press, 2017.
Presented by Rita Lizzi Testa (University of Perugia) and Trpimir Vedriš (University of Zagreb, Hagiotheca)
Les saints face aux barbares au haut Moyen Age. Réalités et légendes. Edited by Edina Bozoky. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2017.
Presented by Hugh Doherty (University of East Anglia)
6:00 pm coffee break
6:30 pm Opening of the conference
H.E. Eduard Habsburg-Lothringen, ambassador of Hungary at the Holy See
H. E. Damir Grubiša, ambassador of Croatia
H.E. Pierre-Yves Fux, ambassador of Switzerland at the Holy See and in Slovenia
Márk Aurél Érszegi, first secretary of the Embassy of Hungary at the Holy See
István Puskás, director of the Hungarian Academy of Rome
GáborKlaniczay, Ana Marinković, Marianne Sághy, Trpimir Vedriš
7:00 pm Keynote Lecture
Alessandra Bartolomei Romagnoli (Pontifical Gregorian University)
La città delle reliquie. La reinvenzione del mito di Roma nello specchio delle fonti letterarie del Medio Evo, chaired by Gábor Klaniczay(Central European University, Budapest)
8:30 pm Reception
October 5 Thursday
First Morning session (9:00-10:30 am)
Patrons of Rome
Agnese Pergola (Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology, Rome)
The Promotion of Saints' Cults through Images in the Roman Catacombs: Private and Ecclesiastical Commissions
Samuel Cohen (SonomaStateUniversity)
Relics and Reconciliation: The Papacy, the Cult of Saints, and the Creation of Sacred Space in Late Antique Rome
András Handl (University of Leuven)
Calixtusmartyr et episcopusRomae: (Re)Invention and Afterlife of a Forgotten Saint
Coffee break (10:30-11:00 am)
Second Morning session (11:00– 12:30 pm)
Text and Devotion
Anna Lampadaridi (LabexResmed IRHT, Paris)
Translating the Passions of Roman Martyrs from Latin into Greek
Dávid Falvay (Eötvös Loránd University,Budapest)
Saint Cecilia: a Roman Martyr in 13-14th Century Popular Devotional Literature
Mathilde van Dijk (University of Groningen)
Saint Lawrence and Reform in the Low Countries
Poster presentations and discussion (2:00-3:30 pm)
David Franz Hobelleitner (University of Graz)
Saint Clement of Rome - A Saint and His City?
Ines Ivić (Central European University, Budapest)
Jerome as a Roman Saint: The Translation of His Relics and the Construction of His Cult in Santa Maria Maggiore
Iliana Kandzha (Central European University, Budapest)
Appropriating Saint Lawrence in the Imperial Hagiography and Iconography of Saint Henry II
Eszter Konrád(Central European University, Budapest)
The Bride of Christ Goes to the Urbs: Saint Catherine of Siena and Rome in Late Medieval HungarianCodices
Lilla Mátyók-Engel (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Sienese Success in Rome. A Procession Crucifixus and a Relic Box as Agents in the Recognition of the Stigmatization of Saint Catherine of Siena
Nina Niedermeier (Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversity, München)
Localizing Miracles : Local Spanish Cults and Ignatius of Loyola's Career as«santo di Roma»
Dorottya Uhrin (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Italian Impacts in the Cult of Saint Barbara in Hungary?
Coffee break (3:30-4:00 pm)
Afternoon session (4:00-6:00 pm)
Roman Saints Abroad: Early Medieval I
Marianne Sághy (Central European University and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
The Cult of Saint Peter and Paul from Pannonia to Hungary
Edward M. Schoolman (University of Nevada, Reno)
Translating Saintsfrom Rome to Romagna: Building Medieval Ravenna's Hagiographic Landscape
Edina Bozóky (University of Poitiers)
The Relationship of Local Apostolic Saints with Saint Peter and Saint Clement
Hugh Doherty (University of East Anglia)
The Saints of Rome in Anglo-Norman England
Coffee break (6:00-6:30 pm)
6:30 pm: Keynote Lecture
«Romanus pontifex indubitanter efficitur sanctus»: Between (Supposed) Martyrdom and (Failed) Canonization Process
chaired by Francesco Scorza Barcellona (University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - AISSCA)
October 6 Friday
First Morning session (9:00-10:30 am)
Roman Saints Abroad: Early Medieval II
Eric Devos – Anne-Françoise Morel (Archive and the heritage council, Ronse)
Tracing the Itinerary of Saint Hermes: Iconography as an Indicator of the Whereabouts of a Roman Martyr
Diana Atanassova (University of Sofia“Saint Clement of Ohrid”)
The Cult of Saint Clement of Rome in Medieval Bulgaria
Ana Marinković – TrpimirVedriš (University of Zagreb, Hagiotheca)
Missing Link: The Roman Layer of Early Medieval East-Adriatic sanctorale
Coffee break (10:30-11:00 am)
Second Morning session (11:00am –1:00pm)
Roman Saints in Central Europe
Béla Zsolt Szakács (Pázmány Péter Catholic University and CEU, Budapest)
Roman Saints in the Hungarian Angevin Court
Dobrosława Horzela (Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow)
Between Heresy and Sanctity: Visual Strategiesin the Representation of the Life of Saint Alexis
Josipa Alviž (University of Zagreb)
Saint Felix of Cantalice:the “Saint of the Roman Streets“ in Central Europe
Marek Walczak (Jagiellonian University, Institute of Art History)
Between the Eternal City and Cracow. Roman Aspects of the Cult of Saint Hyacinth of Poland OP (d. 1257)
Lunch break (1:00-2:30 pm)
Afternoon session (2:30-3:30pm)
Foreign Saints and Miracles in Rome
Maria H. Oen (StockholmUniversity)
Rome and the Sanctity of Brigitta
JenniKuuliala (University of Tampere)
Community and Veneration in Late Medieval and Early Modern Roman Miracles
Coffee break (3:30-4:00 pm)
Second Afternoon session (4:00 pm- 6 pm)
Roman Saints in the Early Modern World
Jasenka Gudelj (University of Zagreb)
Slavic Apostles Go to Rome: The Romanization of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius in the Church of San Girolamodegli Schiavoni
Isabel Ruiz Garnelo (University of Valencia)
Roman Saints in Valencia? About the Spiritual Legacy of the Borja Family
Nicolette S. Trahoulia(DereeCollege, The AmericanCollege of Greece)
Catherine of Siena in Viceregal Latin American Art
Presentation of the conference project “Saints And Sanctity in the Ibero-American Baroque” (September 2018, Rome) by Fernando Quiles, Paolo Broggio, Jaime García Bernal
Coffee break (6pm-6:00 pm)
6:30 pm: Concluding Remarks by Gábor Klaniczay
“Catholic Sanctity and Roman Universalism”
Accademia d'Ungheria in Roma Palazzo Falconieri, Via Giulia 1
The Hungarian Association for Hagiographical Studies and the Croatian Hagiography Society Hagiotheca
The Department of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Roman material culture at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure), effective July 1, 2018.
We invite applicants with interests from across the range of disciplines dealing with material culture, including Art History and Visual Culture, Archaeology, and Digital Humanities, who would expand the department’s and UCLA’s current strengths. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of scholarship and a commitment to produce research of high quality and originality. She or he will also demonstrate a commitment to teach a wide variety of courses at all levels of our active undergraduate and graduate programs; the ability to teach courses with readings in Latin would be welcome. We also welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
Applicants should submit the following by November 6th, after which date the search committee will begin to review applications:
• Letter of application
• Current curriculum vitae
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Sample syllabi
• Sample of scholarly work (no more than 25 pages)
• At least three letters of recommendation
These materials must be submitted online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03300.
Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor David Blank, Chair of the Search Committee: email@example.com. Please cite the reference number for this search in all correspondence: JPF03300.
Candidates of interest will be interviewed at the meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies in Boston in early January. The successful candidate should plan to have the Ph.D. in hand by the starting date of the appointment.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)
Professor of Classics
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Classics, UCLA
100 Dodd Hall, 405 N. Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1417
The Shohet Scholars Grant Program of the International Catacomb Society is now accepting applications to the Shohet Scholars cohort of 2018-2019. Submission deadline is January 15, 2018.
This annual grant program funds research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages. Shohet Scholars may do their research in the fields of archeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions, or related subjects. Of special interest are interdisciplinary projects that approach traditional topics from new perspectives.
One or more Shohet Scholars will be selected each year. The primary intent of the grant is to support significant, innovative research that can be completed and reported upon within and shortly after the award period. Grants may be made to seed innovative approaches and new ideas or to cover specific expenses or phases of a larger project under the direction of the applicant. At this time, awards in the range of $2,000 to $30,000 will be made. The Shohet Scholars Program reserves the right not to make a grant in a year in which there are no applications meeting the requirements of the program. A complete history of past and present Shohet Scholars awards is available on the ICS webpage, www.catacombsociety.org.
Scholars of all institutional affiliations and independent scholars may apply for Shohet Scholar funding if they are individual or institutional members of the ICS at the time of the application submission deadline of January 15, 2018 and in possession of a doctoral degree or the equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants in the early postdoctoral or launching stage of their careers (i.e., persons awarded the doctorate within six years prior to the application deadline).
Non-U.S. citizens may apply if a co-applicant is a legal resident or native or naturalized citizen of the U.S.A., meets all eligibility requirements, and has a genuinely collaborative and credited leadership role in the proposal. Co-applicants must submit as individuals all the necessary forms except for the research proposal, list of permissions, and budget proposal, which may be filed jointly.
Employees, contractors, and members of the Board of Directors or Advisory Board of the ICS and their families are ineligible. No applicant will be denied consideration or selection because of race, religion, or ethnic origin. Any fraudulent misrepresentation of self and information about a proposal will result in a disqualification.
Shohet Scholar grant recipients are expected to: 1. acknowledge the Shohet Scholars Program of the International Catacomb Society in all publications and activities that are funded in part or in whole with the award with direct notification to the Society when these events occur and 2. provide the Shohet Scholarship Committee no later than three months after the end of the fellowship year with a brief, illustrated report of the work carried out or in course, suitable for publication on the ICS website.
Deadlines and Decisions
The application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is January 15, 2018. The award announcement for the 2018-2019 academic year will be made by May 1, 2018, for funding to be disbursed on July 1, 2018. Please note: starting in 2018, all funding is awarded directly to the USA-based awardee, for distribution among project co-applicants and collaborators. The ICS will no longer wire or transfer money to bank accounts outside of the USA.
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If you have any questions about the suitability of proposed projects, application procedures, or any other matters related to the Shohet Scholars Program, please consult our FAQ page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop will bring together experts in the epigraphic cultures of half a dozen different languages and scriptural traditions who are also involved in creating (or developing) digital editions and databases of inscriptions, to explore these questions and other shared interests during a day-and-a-half of short presentations and group round-table discussions.
The workshop will be immediately preceded by an EpiDoc workshop (5-6 October) designed to introduce the basics of the EpiDoc editing system. The two events, co-ordinated but independent, together form the culmination of a three-year project sponsored by the Partner University Fund of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Visible Words: Research and Training in Digital Contextual Epigraphy”, which has aimed to promote research and training in the application of digital technologies to the study of inscriptions in their spatial contexts. In the spirit of the Visible Words project, the workshop is avowedly exploratory and collaborative in nature. Our goal is to further the shared enterprise of advancing the study of inscriptions through digital technologies by seeking to find commonalities (both disciplinary and technological), to recognize and define differences, and to identify productive areas for future investigation and development.
Organizers: John Bodel, Brown University; Michèle Brunet, Université de Lyon 2
EpiDoc Instrutors: Scott DiGiulio (Mississippi State University), Elli Mylonas (Brown University); Hugh Cayless (Duke University); Tom Elliot (NYU) and others
Venue: Department of Classics, Brown University, 48 College Street, Providence, RI 02912-1856
Phone 401-863-1267; email@example.com.
On the eve of the Jewish New Year 5778 (September 20, 2017), we share an intimate reflection on the International Catacomb Society written nearly twenty years ago this holiday season by longtime society director Allen Swartz:
"I am thankful that the true spirit of this Rosh Hashanah week always seems to catch up with me like the huge Jewish stop sign on the road of life that it is, and rescues me from the swirl of my usual routines and obligations so that I must now stop, look, and listen to everything - if only for a moment! - that is going on around me. It is (as my Rabbi reminded me) a time to remember where we have been, a place to think about where we are, and an opportunity to imagine where we will be.
And so, in addition to the many thoughts about my family, my social and business affairs, I have been thinking about the past, present, and future of the International Catacomb Society and especially of its founder, Estelle Brettman.
Estelle... was fearless in the wide sweep of her beliefs and dreams. Even if we might have individually thought from time to time that this or that couldn't be done when were with her, she was always off and running and actually doing it!
I know she attracted so many different people to her cause for so many different reasons, not because she was a perfect person or leader, but because she was such a talented and committed human being. Estelle found me and drew me into the vortex of her vision, and I loved Estelle for all the verve and optimism and incredible energy that she brought to the Society.
The way Estelle Brettman and I met, and the way I became one of her willing disciples resonates with the Yiddish term "beshercht" ("it was to be"), and - I am happy to say - I cannot recall a single time when I was too busy or otherwise too committed elsewhere that I did not say "yes!" to her when she called. Her sudden and painful death in mid-1991 is/was a terrible personal loss to those of us who admired her so much.
Estelle's bequests to us - as Society directors and therefore her beneficiaries - of her book, her notes, her photographs, the exhibit, "Vaults of Memory", and other artifacts and displays, but above all, that intangible but still indomitable Spirit that lives on in our memories, includes the challenge to us to be as wise and courageous and creative as Estelle was in our stewardship of the advancement and fulfillment of her wishes and vision of the International Catacomb Society... She was an incredible optimist and big thinker. That's the way we should always be thinking about the International Catacomb Society, since she herself was living proof that "if you dream it, it will happen" can occur outside of the movies, too!
Best wishes to you all for a healthy and happy New Year!
- Allen Swartz, Treasurer, International Catacomb Society (September 23, 1998)
Call for Applications: “Digital Humanities and Jewish Epigraphy” International Winter School
Dates: 19–21 February 2018
Location: Utrecht University, Netherlands
Organizer: Ortal-Paz Saar (Utrecht University)
Main instructor: Thomas Kollatz (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz)
Participation costs: fully covered
Queries and applications: Ortal-Paz Saar — firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful integration of digital humanities into the field of history during the past two decades has generated important epigraphic projects. This digital humanities revolution, however, has not made a major impact on Jewish epigraphy, meaning epitaphs, synagogal inscriptions, and dedicatory texts in Hebrew, Aramaic, or other languages associated with Judaism. A generous grant from the European Association of Jewish Studies (EAJS), with additional contributions from Utrecht University and the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, enables a first step towards changing this, through an international Winter School on DH and Jewish epigraphy.
The Winter School participants will acquire the essentials of EpiDoc, a subset of TEI XML. They will learn how to encode Jewish inscriptions in right-to-left languages (e.g., Hebrew and Aramaic), as well as encode text-bearing objects (e.g., stone slabs, mosaics). The participants will apply their digital toolset in the field, during a visit to the 17th century Jewish cemetery in Ouderkerk. The Winter School will increase the awareness of students and scholars of Jewish epigraphy to DH tools, and provide a basic training for encoding research data.
The Winter School will take place at Utrecht University, Netherlands, on 19–21 February 2018.
Travel (up to €120 per person), accommodation, subsistence and tuition costs of successful applicants will be fully covered.
How to apply:
We welcome applications from graduate students of Judaic Studies and related disciplines, who have a particular interest in epigraphy.
- a sound knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish Aramaic
- basic computer proficiency
Please send a full CV and an application letter explaining your motivation for participating in the Winter School to: Ortal-Paz Saar, email@example.com.
The Rothschild Foundation has awarded a grant to Utrecht University for the digital humanities project PEACE: Portal of Epigraphy, Archaeology, Conservation and Education on Jewish Funerary Culture. The project partners are Utrecht University, the Epidat - Database of Jewish Epigraphy project of the Steinheim Institute (Germany) and the Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine project of Brown University (USA).