• Castel Rigone: End of Watch

    Pedar W. Foss:

    Re-blogging from Shades of Umbria, 10 Sept 2014. This is the 20th and final entry in a series of posts on the ethics of competition, focusing on Castel Rigone Calcio, and part of the ‘Ethics of Combat‘ category on quemdixerechaos. This blog series completes a DePauw University Faculty Fellowship that examines how and why rules and customs develop for, and in, combat and competition.

    Originally posted on Shades of Umbria:

    Blizzard14imageThere is an ending to the story of Castel Rigone Calcio. And it is an unexpected one. Maybe. Well, perhaps it represents a final twist, then. The tale is told in The Blizzard, issue 14, Sept. 8, 2014, pages 122-128: “Rise and Fall of Castel Rigone: The entrepreneur, the village team and the experiment in humanistic capitalism”…

    “This story does not end with dramatic victory from a penalty. It begins that way — in Florence, at a quarter to five on a Sunday afternoon, 5 May 2013. Banks of dark grey clouds jostle over the Apennines along the Arno River. Tourists shuffle along to glimpse Botticelli’s Allegory of Spring at the Uffizi Gallery. And at Stadio Turri, fourteen men crowd in along a torn white arc to watch Dario Pietro Tranchitella place a ball carefully on the ground…”

    You’ll have to go to The Blizzard’s website to find out the rest.

    I’m a…

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  • ROMARCH: Position available, Sackler Keeper of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum

     

    ROMARCH: Sackler Keeper of Antiquities (Senior Curator and Head of Department)

    Salary Grade 10: £51,702 – £59,914 p.a

    This permanent role carries a Fellowship at Wolfson College and offers an exciting opportunity in Oxford, at the institution housing the University’s globally significant collections of art and archaeology. You will be an internationally recognised authority in at least one area of the Antiquities department’s collections with at least a bachelor degree (or equivalent), relevant management experience in a research intensive Museum with significant collections, and possess excellent IT, organisational and communication skills.

    You will take responsibility for the objects in your care and for delivering the department’s contribution towards the aims and goals of the Museum’s 5-year Strategic Plan. You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be able to motivate, manage, coordinate and lead in a team environment.

    You will possess an international scholarly reputation, ideally including service on committees responsible for managing your subject area, with appropriate recognition for your career stage, and a track record of significant publication in an area related to the collections of the department.

    The main responsibilities include research and teaching, management of resources, leadership of working parties, serving on committees (from institutional to international), and, in relation to the collections, their care and management, and the provision of access on-site or (through print, media, lectures etc) elsewhere. You will also cultivate lenders, donors, and supporters of the department’s holdings and raise funds for small and large projects.

    Any offer of employment will be subject to security checks.

    Downloadable Job Description

    Applications are to be made online.

    Your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 2 sides of A4) must be uploaded but please do not upload additional files; they will not be considered.

    To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please follow this link

    Closing date: 10th October 2014 (at midday)

     

    posted by Peter Stewart