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The Byzness, 22nd May 2016

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Late Antique Archaeology 2016: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM A.D. To be held at The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE (inside the Royal Academy), Saturday 8th October 2016

Places are limited. To register for the conference write to before 15th September. Registration opens at 9:15. The conference begins at 9:30. Underground: Green Park and Piccadilly Cost (to be paid in advance): 12GBP for students and OAPs; 25GBP for others. See details here.


The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, Medieval Georgian Heritage in Turkey (17-18 June, Ertegun House, 37a St Giles’, Oxford)

Participation at this colloquium is free, but registration is essential. Email, before 13 June to Nikoloz Aleksidze: See the poster here and the schedule here.


Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies  “ISRAEL IN EGYPT”: The land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period

Please see the programme for the forthcoming conference taking place at the Clarendon Institute on 20-21 June, here.

All are welcome, but please pre-register  via the e-mail address below, and also kindly indicate whether you would like a sandwich lunch (for which there will be a £5 charge, payable on the day[s] you attend.)




Curator: Late Antique Egypt – British Museum [12 month post]

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum for a Curator to undertake research into and make publicly accessible the Late Antique collections from Egypt, in line with the Museum’s Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. The post is a one-year, fixed-term position to cover a period of research leave within the department. In this role, you will participate in research and outreach activities for a variety of audiences and will lead on up-grading the documentation of the collection. This role will also involve working to improve the display of the collection in the Ancient Egypt and Sudan galleries and elsewhere, both on- and off-site. Educated to PhD level, or equivalent, in Archaeology, Ancient History, Egyptology, or a related subject, you will have strong knowledge of the history and material culture of ancient Egypt, specialising in Late Antiquity. You will possess museum/project/research experience and will be proficient with software packages, including databases. Applications from specialists in Coptic epigraphy or papyrology would be especially welcome. Demotic specialists will also be considered. As a highly organised individual, you will ensure a high level of accuracy in all your work and will be able to prioritise your workload effectively. With excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, you will be confident in interacting with a variety of audiences. A publication history in relevant peer-reviewed journals is essential.

About the British Museum: Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including: Membership of the civil service pension scheme; Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions; Participate in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections; Generous annual leave allowance; Interest-free season ticket loan; Child care; voucher scheme; Professional & personal development opportunities; Employee Assistance Programme; Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application. If you wish to discuss the scope of the role in more detail, please contact Elisabeth O’Connell, ( Closing date: 15th June 2016, Midday, Interviews are planned for the week commencing 27 June 2016. Start date: end of Sept/beginning of October Job info available here.



Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society


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