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The 2023 Koschitzky Prize for papers by young scholars

The Heritage Center for the Study of The Kingdom of Israel at Ariel University is happy to announce the call for the 2023 Koschitzky
Prize for papers by young scholars. Up to three prizes will be awarded:

a first prize of $1000,
a second prize of $750
a third prize of $500

The prizes will be awarded for the best-published articles, MA theses or PhD dissertations dealing with the Northern Kingdom of Israel or with related topics within its area. The committee will consider only papers/theses/dissertations published during the years 2022-2023, or accepted for publication in a coming volume of a peer-reviewed journal.

Prize applicants must be Ph.D. candidates. They may be of any nationality, but the submitted paper must be in Hebrew or English.
Co-written pieces may be submitted if the applicant is the first author. The three winners will be invited to present their studies at
the Institute of Archaeology annual conference at Ariel University (late December 2023/ early January 2024).

All submissions must be in PDF format only. All submissions must include both the cover page and the paper. All submissions must be received no later than October 30th, 2023. The prize will be announced on October 2023.

Application: Email PDF of paper and cover sheet to: Dr. Aharon Tavger, The Heritage Center for the Study of The Kingdom of Israel, Ariel University tavgeraa@gmail.com


The Prize Committee: Mr. Amitai Koschitzky, Prof. Aren Maeir (Bar Ilan University), Prof. Yuval Gadot (Tel Aviv University) and Prof. Itzick Shai (Ariel University, Chair).

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Aharon Tavger tavgeraa@gmail.com

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Culture, Archaeology and Socio-Ecological Dynamics Research Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)

Our research group is accepting students interested in developing their Master's or PhD theses in one of the following research subjects.

1. Archaeobotany, geoarchaeology, palaeoenvironment and ethnoarchaeology of South Asia (India and Pakistan)

  • Residue analyses from Neolithic/Chalcolithic pottery
  • Holocene palaeoecology of the Indus Valley
  • Micromorphology of archaeological sites and sedimentary sequences
  • Network analysis of Indus Civilization resources
  • Anthracological analysis from Neolithic to Iron Age sites, use of wood resources and fuel

2. Palaeoecology, settlement and subsistence along the Limpopo (South Africa/Botswana)

  • Land use and resources of agriculturalists/herders
  • Ethnoarchaeology and use of space in current traditional villages
  • Geoarchaeology of agriculturalists/herders groups (use of space, etc.)

3. Archaeobotany and palaeoenvironment of the Amazon

  • Vegetation evolution and human occupation in Brazilian forests (Amazon, Cerrado, etc.)

4. Food consumption and diet of Mesolithic and Neolithic populations of Sudan

  • Plant micro-remains (starch/phytoliths) from dental calculus, grinding stones and other artifacts

5. Land use assessment and modeling

  • Holocene land use in Asia, Africa and South America

6. Modeling and Simulation

  • We are looking to fill post-doc positions on funded projects involving modelling and simulation

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For any information please contact marco.madella@upf.edu or carla.lancelotti@upf.edu.

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Food in Past Societies: Workshop for PhD candidates

The IIAS Research Group Desert-Sea Connectivity invites PhD candidates to present and discuss work relevant to the topic of food in past societies.

The research group is hosted by the Israeli Institute for Advanced Studies. It aims to develop a coherent and multidisciplinary approach towards the reconstruction of food systems in ancient arid areas, focusing on North Africa, the Near East and southern Europe during the Late Antique period (4th-10th centuries CE).

The PhD workshop will adopt a broader view temporally and geographically, presenting emerging works on food in past societies. It will take place at Ben Gurion University on 7 December. During the event, members of the research group will attend presentations of PhD students from all Israeli universities, and offer their insights for each project. The broader research community will be invited to attend.

Interested PhD candidates should send a title and an abstract to Prof. Gil Gambash (ggambash@univ.haifa.ac.il) by October 15th, and be prepared to give a 30-minute presentation in English on their topic.

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Ph.D in Mesopotamian material religion (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw)

We invite applications for a PhD scholarship position at the Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Historical Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (UKSW).

-Master’s degree in archaeology and/or ancient Near Eastern studies;
-experience in the field of archaeology, with preference in Mesopotamian/Near Eastern archaeology
-interest in the field of Mesopotamia, religion, materiality, sacred spaces, dedicated objects in antiquity, landscape archaeology, GIS
-very good knowledge of English
-Ability to work independently and as a part of the team good organization of work, reliability and independence in performing duties
-strong motivation to work

Tasks description:

The PhD candidate will help insert data and add dedicated objects evidencing material religious practices in Mesopotamia, into a relevant database, with a focus on the first millennium. They will be encouraged to give talks and papers to disseminate and communicate their research results. They will also contribute to the publication of the research results. The research interests of the PhD student should be closely linked to the project theme. They should be a team-player and willing to take an active part in the scientific life of the Institute of Archaeology. The successful candidate will become a member of the team of Ass. Prof. Dr Christina Tsouparopoulou, the PrincipaI Investigator of the project.

Project description:

The project focuses on highlighting the lived experience of religion of the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic communities of historic Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq, NE Syria & neighbouring regions) throughout three millennia (3000-539BC). It aims to highlight the effect of the tempo-spatial diversity of religious practice; explore how different individuals communicated with the divine through material culture and sacred space; investigate how dedications relate to broader socio-political events, and consequently generate a comprehensive history of religious dedicatory practice in the long historical Mesopotamian trajectory.

Required documents:

– A copy of the MA diploma or other document confirming the award of the degree, to be provided at latest at the time of signing the employment contract

– CV in English (containing information about research relevant experience)

– A cover letter in English describing their relevant experience and interest in the project.

– Names and contact details (email, phone number) of two referees

– A form signed by the candidate on the processing of personal data, to include the following text: “I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in my application for the purposes necessary to carry out the recruitment process conducted by the Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Historical Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (UKSW),  in accordance with Art. 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC (GDPR)”

Application deadline: 30/09/2023, 23:59

Please submit the required documents via email to c.tsouparopoulou@uksw.edu.pl quoting reference NCN OPUS HS PhD: http://tinyurl.com/38r59yr5.

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AIAR Lydie T. Shufro Summer Research Fellowship

$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior scholars of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 June 2024 and 31 August 2025. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted. Application Materials:

  • Project Abstract (200 word maximum)
  • CV (2 page maximum, 10 pt font)
  • Statement of Proposed Research (1,000 word maximum)
  • Bibliography (500 word maximum)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Transcripts (for PhD candidates and graduates within the last 5 years)

These materials are to be submitted through the application portal, which will open on September 1, 2023.

Click here to apply

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AIAR Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Junior Research Fellowships

$12,000 award for 4 months (three awards available). Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral students and recent Ph.D. (degree granted within last 5 years) recipients who are American, Israeli, or Palestinian citizens. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2024 and 31 May 2025. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted. Application Materials:

  • Project Abstract (200 word maximum)
  • CV (2 page maximum, 10 pt font)
  • Statement of Proposed Research (2,000 word maximum)
  • Bibliography (1,000 word maximum)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Transcripts (for PhD candidates and graduates within the last 5 years)

These materials are to be submitted through the application portal, which will open on September 1, 2023.

Click here to apply

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Lucia Vagnetti Memorial Award for research on Trade in the Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Age

The Lucia Vagnetti Memorial Award for research on Trade in the Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Age

Graduate students and researchers are invited to apply for a “Lucia Vagnetti Memorial Award” to conduct researches on Trade in the Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Age, at the Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca sulle Civiltà Egee “Pierre Carlier” (CIRCE), Oristano, Sardinia, for 2 months in the academic year 2023-2024.

The award, financed by the Mont'e Prama Foundation and Oristano Foundation, will provide a contribution of 2000 euros, plus travel expenses up to a total of 300 euros. The award holder will be required to submit a report on her/his research work to the Director of Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca sulle Civiltà Egee “Pierre Carlier” and to hold a Seminar at the Postgraduate School of Archaeology of the University of Sassari, which will then be published in the Center's journal "I quaderni di CIRCE".

The successful candidate will be expected to use the facilities of the CIRCE Library and Archives, which include the private libraries of Jean-Pierre Olivier, Frieda Vandenabeeele, Henri and Micheline van Effenterre, Paolo Belli and Lucia Vagnetti. The combination of these collections makes the Library of the Center one of the largest libraries on Aegean archaeology with a special focus on Mediterranean civilisations and Sardinian archaeology.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae and a description of the proposed research programme and must be sent by e-mail to the Oristano Foundation (info@fondazioneoristano.it) and to Prof. Massimo Perna, Director of the CIRCE Centre (maxperna59@gmail.com) by 1st October 2023.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Massimo Perna, Director of CIRCE for further information.

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Byzantium and the Euro-MediterraneanCultures of War (Universityof Mainz, Germany)

Within the Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, which is financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation), there are at the Johannes Gutenberg University
of Mainz 2 positions for doctoral research associates (pay scale TV-L13, 2/3 FTE) to be filled by 1st January 2024 for a contract period of three years.

Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Ancient Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, History of Islam, Classical Archaeology, Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology. The goal of the Research Training Group is to examine the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War from a transcultural perspective, from the Roman Imperial Period to the Early Modern Period. With cultures of war are understood to be the forms and practices of war as well as the norms, interpretations, attributions of meaning and reflections referring to war. The mutual processes of exchange, differentiation or reception will be explored via four thematic areas:

1. Strategies of justification and legitimation
2. Conceptualizations of persons and groups
3. Rituals and worship
4. Knowledge and infrastructure

These topics are complemented by four cross-cutting themes. These are dedicated to the consequences of war, gender roles and gender issues, war narratives and cultural practices in the context of war. A thorough description of the research programme, the fields of research and the topics can be found on the homepage [https://grk-byzanzwars.uni-mainz.de/research-fields/]. The prospective dissertation project must address at least one of these thematic areas as well as be housed within one of the participating
disciplines. The primary criterion for the evaluation of applications is the originality and quality of the research project summarized in the exposé. Suitable candidates can also apply on the basis of suggested topics – a selection of possible dissertation topics is
likewise to be found on the homepage [https://grk-byzanz-wars.uni-mainz.de/jobadvertisements/].

Upon acceptance the graduate students are to participate in a structured doctoral program at the JGU Mainz, for which residence in Mainz is required. The Research Training Group offers intensive specialized and interdisciplinary exchange, crossdisciplinary doctoral supervision by two professors from amongst the participating scholars, praxis-oriented courses directed at public engagement (including through museums), a comprehensive range of key qualifications (e.g. from the sphere of Digital Humanities) and diverse opportunities for international networking. Requirements for the application include a degree (Magister, M.A. or the equivalent) completed with above-average marks in a participating or related field as well as openness to interdisciplinary work.
The following application materials are to be submitted electronically in a single .pdf
(in German or English):

 A letter of application (one page)
 An outline of the planned dissertation project (two pages)
 A curriculum vitae with list of publications (if applicable), degree diplomas, certificates of scholarly activities
 Master’s Thesis (or equivalent)

The application deadline ends by 15th October 2023. The application materials along with two letters of recommendation from universitylevel instructors, who should submit their letters separately, are to be addressed to the Spokesperson of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch, (address: grk2304@uni-mainz.de; subject-line: grk2304_Last Name).

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סטודנטים לתואר שני ושלישי למחקרים בממצא בוטני ממערות מדבר יהודה (אוניברסיטת בר אילן)

המעבדה לבוטניקה ארכיאולוגית, המחלקה ללימודי א"י וארכיאולוגיה, אוניברסיטת בר אילן, מגייסת סטודנטים מצטיינים לתואר שני ושלישי למחקרים חדשניים שיעסקו בממצא בוטני ממערות מדבר יהודה. מלגה מלאה למתאימים.

המעבדה לבוטניקה ארכיאולוגית יוצאת במיזם שימור, תיעוד וחקר של ממצאים בוטניים ייחודיים ונדירים ממגוון מערות במדבר יהודה. במערות אלו, המתוארכות לתקופות שונות, מהניאולית ועד הרומית (בערך 8,000 לפסה"נ ועד המאה הרביעית לסה"נ), שרדו זרעים ופירות במצב יבש. כפי שניתן לראות בתמונות, מדובר ברמת השתמרות גבוהה במיוחד ונדירה ביותר בעולם. הממצא הבוטני ארכיאולוגי נושא עימו ייחוד מרגש במיוחד – אלו מזונות מוחשיים ששרדו מהעבר הרחוק, האוכל של אבותינו שאנו זוכים להחזיק. מחקר זה הוא כניסה במנהרת הזמן אל המזווה, המטבח וארון התרופות הקדומים, אל ההעדפות הכלכליות, התרבותיות, האישיות, שמלמדות אותנו על חיי היום יום של תושבי המערות, התקופה והאזור. כדי לערוך שחזורים אלו
נמיין ונגדיר קודם לכל את הממצא הבוטני מהמערות ומהתקופות השונות ואז נערוך ניתוחים מבוססי אקולוגיה כדי לבסס את התזונה, הכלכלה והסביבה שלהם.

משרות מוצעות :
תואר שני, משרה אחת: יצירת מגדיר צורני להבדלה בין שיבוליות חיטה תרבותית וחיטת בר, והשוואת שיבוליות ממערות ותקופות שונות כדי לשחזר את קצב המעבר מאוכלוסיית בר לאוכלוסיית תרבות. מדובר באחת שאלות המחקר החמות בתום ראשית החקלאות. תואר שלישי /פוסט דוקטורט, שתי משרות: ניתוח המכלולים הבוטניים מהמערות בתקופות השונות, משרה אחת בתקופות הפרהיסטוריות ומשרה אחת בתקופה הרומית. בשני המקרים, הממצא יעבור ניתוח אקולוגי- בוטני לשם שחזור שאלות מחקר מובילות, כגון שאלות הנוגעות לקיום במדבר, מקור הצמחים במערות ולמסחר בין המדבר לארץ הנושבת, שחזור האקלים והסביבה, שלבי ראשית החקלאו ת וקצב השינוי, תושבי המדבר כפליטים או כחקלאים עונתיים.


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מועמדים עם רקע מתאים בתחומים השונים, נא לפנות לפרופ' אהוד ויס: eweiss@biu.ac.il

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ACOR-NEH 2024 Fellowship (Jordan)

ACOR is pleased to inform you that we have an NEH fellowship opportunity available for use in 2024. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI).

We have opened application for a fellowship of four to eight months, commencing not earlier than January 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until October 1st, 2023. All applicants will be notified of the results by November 2023.

For full details, please see: https://acorjordan.org/neh-fellowship/.

Applications should be submitted at:

https://orcfellowships.smapply.org/prog/G4z5kMr2fCZmVdBcCS6f/ .

Some details: An award for six months is expected to be $30,000, of which $18,000 is for stipend and travel, and the remainder provides room and board at ACOR; funds are adjusted proportionately for other terms. Fellowship tenure must be continuous and last at least four months. Short departures (e.g., to attend conferences, conduct research in neighboring areas) are possible, but must be approved in advance. NEH-funded fellows must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship.

This fellowship is for individuals who have completed their formal professional training; consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold this fellowship. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship. Every NEH fellowship cycle, an external peer review committee is reconstituted in full. So, all applications are seen anew.

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