• ROMARCH: Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani (CSIR)

    The Classical Art Research Centre (CARC) at the University of Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of a set of webpages for the Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani (CSIR) project: www.corpussignorum.org

    CSIR is the long-running international project to publish the sculptures of the Roman Empire, particularly provincial sculpture. The new bilingual pages are hosted by CARC, in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, on behalf of the International Association for Classical Archaeology which founded CSIR in 1963. In the first instance they will provide information and guidance for users of and contributors to the project.

    The Classical Art Research Centre, which is home to the Beazley Archive and its database, is dedicated to promoting and supporting research on all aspects of ancient art. Besides its own projects and online resources, it already hosts the website of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum on behalf of the Union Académique Internationale: www.carc.ox.ac.uk

    Giles Richardson
    Administrative Assistant, Classical Art Research Centre
    University of Oxford

    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278082
    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237

  • ROMARCH: Editor in Chief Position for the American Journal of Archaeology

    American Journal of Archaeology Editor-in-Chief Position Open

    For a three-year term beginning in November 2015

    General Description: The American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) was founded in 1885 and is the distinguished, peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The AJA is published quarterly in print and electronic forms (see http://www.ajaonline.org).

    The Editor in Chief (EIC) of the AJA reads initial submissions, decides whether to assign them to peer reviewers, and determines whether the final version is publishable. The EIC develops an editorial vision and solicits manuscripts consonant with that vision. The EIC works closely with AIA’s Vice-President for Research and Academic Affairs and the Executive Director, and the AJA’s Director of Publishing and editorial staff.

    The EIC appoints Review Editors and an Editorial Advisory Board, assists in raising funds in support of the journal, and provides an annual written report on the status of the journal to the AIA Governing Board.

    The EIC serves at the pleasure of the AIA Governing Board for a term of three years, which may be renewed. Compensation is normally in the form of release time from the EIC’s home institution; appropriate adjustments will be made in the case of independent scholars.

    Required Qualifications

    • An established scholar with a demonstrated record of publication.
    • Research and publication interests consonant with the mission of the AJA.
    • Strong writing skills and demonstrated editorial experience.
    • Administrative and managerial experience.
    • Strong interest in the future of academic publishing and the development of a vision for the AJA.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Archaeological field experience in the Old World.
    • An academic appointment in an appropriate university/college department, museum, or other relevant unit.
    • Experience in publishing across print and digital platforms.


    • Cover letter expressing interest in the position, outlining the vision for the journal, and summarizing qualifications.
    • CV
    • Copies of two peer-reviewed publications (no more than a total of 100 pages).
    • Names and contact information of three recommenders to be contacted by phone.

    to:          ajacareers@aia.bu.edu.

    Review of application materials begins August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

    The AIA encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, AIA policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.

  • ROMARCH: American Academy in Rome Summer School in Roman Pottery 2015

    AAR Summer Program in Roman Pottery, 2010

    The Howard Comfort, FAAR’29, Summer School in Roman Pottery

    The Howard Comfort FAAR ’29 Summer School in Roman Pottery at the American Academy in Rome is accepting applications for its session to be held for five weeks from 22 June to 24 July 2015.

    Potential candidates should be aware that this program is now offered every two years and will be repeated in 2017.

    The program’s aim is first to introduce the participants to the study of Roman pottery and then for them to apply their knowledge under the guidance of the director and the assistant in processing a ceramic assemblage, which the participants may work up for publication.

    It is assumed that the participants will have some grounding in classical studies (and hopefully archaeology) but not specifically in pottery studies. The program is directed toward graduate students, as well as advanced undergraduates and practising archaeologists. The program is open to all citizens of any country with a sufficient knowledge of  English, which will be the working language.

    For further information: archer.martin@alice.it.

    Prof. Archer Martin

  • ROMARCH: 2015 Archaeological Field School: Trasimeno (Italy)

    The Trasimeno Archaeology Field School of the Umbra Institute in Perugia provides a curricular concentration in Archaeology and History based in Castiglione del Lago on the shores of Lake Trasimeno between Umbria and Tuscany.

    The Site

    Castiglione del Lago is a charming medieval town in Umbria, located on top of a small peninsula along the southwestern shores of Lake Trasimeno.  A member of the prestigious I Borghi più Belli d’Italia Association (The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, www.borghitalia.it), Castiglione lies among renowned historical cities, such as Orvieto, Chiusi, Arezzo, Cortona and Perugia. All Field School participants will stay in Castiglione during the summer term, only a few miles away from Perugia and easily accessible either by bus or train.

    The Academic Program

    The Field School consists of two courses, one theoretical and one practical, both held in Castiglione del Lago. The program aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of up-to-date theories and methods of archaeological research and fieldwork as applied to the civilizations that shaped the history and culture of central Italy. The Field School runs for 6 weeks, from the beginning of June through mid-July. Program dates for the summer 2015 will be May 29th (arrival in Italy) to July 11th (departure). 

    The course ARFW 350: Archaeological Field Workshop is an archaeology practicum. Students will work alongside professional archaeological staff to uncover artifacts and learn essential excavation and cataloging skills.
    Course Credit: 3

    The course ARCL 340: Archaeological Heritage of Lake Trasimenothe program’s theoretical component, introduces students to the region’s excavation history and provides context for the archaeological initiatives of today.
    Course Credit: 3

    Both courses are non-prerequisite and mandatory. They include fieldtrips to various archaeological and cultural sites, including an overnight trip to Rome. Fieldtrips are designed to enhance student understanding of the territory’s history, while also providing the opportunity to study and visit neighboring archaeological sites and major museum collections.

    Click below for more information or download this (PDF) flyer; the project website is located here: http://www.umbra.org/academics/archaeology-summer/

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  • ROMARCH: Programs and Fellowships at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2015-16

    AVAILABLE at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens:


    The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 130 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.

    Membership application to the ASCSA must be made online at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.

    Click more below for a list of Program and Fellowship Opportunities, or download this flyer (PDF):

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  • ROMARCH: 2015 Archaeological Field School: Troia (Portugal)

    The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School is a Summer archaeological fieldschool program offered by the Centro de Estudos de Arqueologia, Artes e Ciências do Património (Centre of Archaeological, Arts and Heritage Studies), Portugal – www.uc.pt/uid/cea), Unity of Research 281 of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) of the Ministry of Education and Science (Portugal) – www.fct.pt in collaboration with Troiaresort – Investimentos Turísticos, S.A. – www.troiaresort.pt, the company that has the safeguard of the Archaeological Roman Site of Tróia, Portugal.

    The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School proposes the second edition of a Summer archaeological fieldschool at Tróia, Portugal, offering students the opportunity of participating in a scientific archaeological project in the largest fish-salting production center known in the Roman Empire, today known as the Roman Ruins of Tróia and a National Monument since 1910.

    The fieldwork campaign will take place in June and is opened to undergraduate as well as graduate students, from all majors.
    The fieldschool includes archaeological excavation, lectures, workshops, pottery washing and study visits. English will be the language employed in all situations.

    Prof. David Soren (University of Arizona) and Prof. Inês Vaz Pinto (CEAACP) will be the coordinators of this summer program and the excavation will be directed by Prof. Inês Vaz Pinto, Dr. Ana Patrícia Magalhães and Dr. Patrícia Brum, responsible for the site of Tróia.

    University of Arizona (UA) credit will be available for students applying through the UA Office and Study Abroad and Student Exchange.

    Read more below, or click here for the program brochure.

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