• ROMARCH: Field School at Castiglione del Lago 2014, Call for Participants

    THE UMBRA INSTITUTE SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM 2014
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL AT CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO (Italy) WITH EXCURSIONS TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN CENTRAL ITALY,

    MAY 26 – JUNE 28, 2014

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 2

    The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy (www.umbra.org) is pleased to offer a new summer program in Archaeology based in Castiglione del Lago, a charming medieval town and renowned summer location situated in Umbria, along the southwestern shores of Lake Trasimeno, close to renowned historical cities, such as Orvieto, Perugia and Cortona.

    Recent survey investigations of a large area off the medieval walls of Castiglione have indicated the presence of a rich archaeological site, possibly a Roman building and Etruscan tombs. The goal of the campaign is to assess the original function of the whole area, in order to understand the origins of the settlement of Castiglione.

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  • ROMARCH: term position in Roman studies at Tulane University

    TULANE UNIVERSITY – NEW ORLEANS, LA

    The Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University has been approved to make a two-year non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor to begin July 2014. We are seeking a specialist in Roman history, archaeology, or culture with the ability to teach Latin.

    PhD is required by July 1, 2014. Applicants should send, by e-mail, only a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to Ms. Elizabeth Reyna (ereyna@tulane.edu). The file name of all e-mail attachments should begin with the candidate’s surname.

    The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on April 7, 2014. We will interview select candidates by Skype. However, the advertising and search process will remain active until the position is filled.

    Please direct any inquiries to Prof. S. Lusnia (slusnia@tulane.edu), Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698; phone: (504) 865-5719; website: http://www.tulane.edu/~classics/. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer: women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    posted by Susann Lusnia

  • ROMARCH: Roman-period Archaeological Field School in Umbria: Vicus ad Martis 2014

    Two students on site.

    Two students at work on the site.

    Announcing the seventh season of the Vicus ad Martis Tudertium Archaeological field school in Umbria, Italy. Run by Drew University and directed by Prof. John Muccigrosso, this four-week program offers hands-on archaeological experience – and four credits – to college-age students. Non-students may also participate through the project’s Visitors program.

    The excavation takes place at the site of the Roman town of the Vicus Martis Tudertium, located on the Flaminian Way, not far from the city of Todi. The 2014 season runs from June 8 – July 5 and in addition to daily work on the site includes short excursions to nearby sites, as well as an immersive experience in small-town life in modern Umbria.

    We’ll concentrate this year on an area behind the church of S. Maria where we have been working on uncovering a large apsidal structure apparently resting on top of another, earlier building.

    Download the PDF flier for the project.

    For more details, visit the project website or contact Prof. Muccigrosso directly.

  • ROMARCH: Online Coins of the Roman Empire, updated

    OCRE – Online Database of Coinage of the Roman Empire becomes Bigger, Multi-Contributor and Multi-Lingual

    In collaboration with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire) (numismatics.org/ocre/). The OCRE project is creating a revolutionary new tool designed to help in the identification, cataloguing, and research of the rich and varied coinage of the Roman Empire. It aims to provide a comprehensive online resource encompassing every known Roman Imperial coin type. The end result will be:

    •A database of 50,000 coin types
    •A resource that collectors can use to identify their coins, estimate their rarity, and discover unknown varieties.
    •An online reference tool for researchers to help in new research on this important series.
    •Easy to use, downloadable catalogue entries for the coinage of every Roman Emperor from Augustus in 31 BC, until the death of Zeno in AD 491.

    The new version of the tool contains important new improvements.

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