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be of interest.
If you have queries about the post, the person who sent us the
information, Dr Aude Busine, says she is happy to be contacted:
The Outreach Fellowship “is designed to reach out to Italian Renaissance scholars from areas that have been under-represented at Villa I Tatti … especially those from Asia, Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Mediterranean basin.. Applications and the supporting material must be submitted by April 15.
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES,
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
This job, permitted by a donation, is being created in order to remove
the burden of digitising and data entry from the work of Dr Luke Lavan
in preparing the late antique excavations of Ostia, port of Rome for
The post holder will be responsible for improving the excavation archive
from the Late Antique Ostia Project 2008-210 by digitising plans,
inputting data into the archive, renaming files, ensuring efficient
backup of data. The post holder will work closely with Dr Luke Lavan.
The Digitization Assistant will: i) Scan plans from paper format into
TIFF files. ii) Digitise plans of excavations. iii) Retype context
sheets and registers into the project database. iv) Rename photographic
files. v) Back up copies of the data.
Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent with experience of digitising
archaeological plans for publication, you will have experience of
managing an archaeological archive and of data entry. Previous
experience of using Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word and email are
essential as is the ability to use the internet as a research tool and
spreadsheets to monitor and track workflows.
Classical and Archaeological Studies at Kent is one of ten departments
within a large School including over 60 academic staff. The current
full-time establishment in Classical and Archaeological Studies consists
of thirteen academic members: seven archaeologists, three ancient
historians, three classical literature specialists, two post doctoral
fellows (epigraphy and heritage management) plus a dedicated
administrator and a 0.5 archaeological technician. The interests of the
Classics and Ancient History staff range from Minoan Crete and
Prehistoric Europe to Late Antiquity, encompassing a full range of
themes, from cities and political life to medicine and dress.
Closing date for applications: 1st March 2011
Interviews are to be held: W/C 7th March
Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to
apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the
department). How to apply – for this type of position you will be
required to complete the on line application process. Please note we do
not accept CVs for this post.
For queries contact:
Dr Luke Lavan, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Full Job Description and application details*
search http://jobs.kent.ac.uk for the reference “HUM0166”
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10 scholarships available for students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Closing date for applications : 25th February 2011
Nadine LE MEUR-WEISSMAN
Directrice du Département des Lettres
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
15 parvis René Descartes – BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex O7
Tel : 04 37 37 67 05
“Transport infrastructure and economic development in the Roman World (1st c. BC – 6th c. AD)”
According to the analyses of modern scholars, the Roman Empire developed one of the most successful pre-industrial economies. This said, in what ways and to what extent could the Roman economy perform better than previous (and indeed later) economies? Factors of economic development such as the favourable conditions offered by internal peace and the unification of the Mediterranean World in one empire have often been explored. However, much less attention has been paid to understand what impact the Roman network of infrastructures had on economic growth. Doubtless, the establishment of a network of land, river and sea routes greatly fostered communication between the different areas of the Empire. Yet, what was its bearing on the development of the Roman economy? In the wake of the main theme of the congress, “Exploring the Roots of Development”, this panel aims to demonstrate how the infrastructure built by the Romans helped the economy and especially trade to develop. More significantly, this session will attempt to reconstruct the official policy conceived by Roman rulers and administrators in order to create and constantly improve this network. By combining theoretical and case-study papers with a specific focus on the Eastern part of the Empire, this panel will explore the possibility that an integrated transport system existed in the Roman World and that its establishment and improvement represented major factors of economic development and growth.
We welcome papers that meet either of the following criteria:
a) Theoretical studies. These papers should investigate how public initiative (whether driven by imperial action or promoted by local administrators) aimed to develop a coherent and Empire-wide system of communication and transport which triggered economic growth.
b) Regional studies. Ideally, papers that qualify for this criterion will concentrate on a region within the Eastern part of the Roman Empire. Such papers should aim to bring out the economic effects that the development of a network of infrastructures had on the region studied and show how the newly established links contributed to connecting this and other areas thus creating a global economy, albeit in an embryonic stage.