• 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

  • ROMARCH: Oxford CARC Workshop on Etruscan to Roman Art

    CARC Workshop:

    ‘Etruscan Art to Roman Art? A Reappraisal’
    Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd October 2014
    Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies,
    66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU.

    All are welcome! Attendance is free, but please book a place by contacting carc@classics.ox.ac.uk
    For further information please see www.carc.ox.ac.uk/events/

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  • ROMARCH: AMS C-14 dates: gift certificate opportunity

    There is currently a gift certificate for 5 AMS radiocarbon dates from the Center for Isotopic Research on Cultural and Environmental Heritage (CIRCE) in Naples (for samples from Italy only) up for auction in the AIA Silent Auction. The opening bid starts at $600—just 20% of the normal retail price. Please pass this on to colleagues to whom this may be of interest!

    http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/item-detail.cfm?auctionID=1716&ItemID=75310&viewType=1&style=29&font=1&catName=Trips+and+Travel

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Best wishes,

    Meredith

    Meredith Anderson Langlitz
    Senior Programs Coordinator
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE of AMERICA
    656 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02215
    617.358.5909
    mlanglitz@aia.bu.edu
    http://www.archaeological.org/

  • ROMARCH: Call for Participants, Binchester Archaeological Project (England) 2014

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    VINOVIUM 2014 – THE BINCHESTER EXCAVATION PROJECT

    Season dates: June 29, 2014 – July 26, 2014

    (updated) Application Deadline: 10 May

    The Binchester excavation project is currently seeking enthusiastic excavators to join our team for the 2014 season and help excavate a Roman fort and expansive town near Durham in the UK.

    Known to the Romans as Vinovium (“On the Wine Road”), Binchester protected Dere Street, the main road that ran from the legionary headquarters at York northwards to Hadrian’s Wall. It was a key element of the complex frontier system that lay on both sides of the Wall, forming the edge of empire for nearly four hundred years. Previous excavation has so far uncovered the best preserved Roman bath house in the UK and some of the most impressive mausolea seen on a Roman site for 150 years.  Geophysical survey has revealed a large town that stayed thriving long after the empire fell.  Across the river at Escomb is one of the oldest churches in Britain, built from the stones of Binchester in the 7th century, still standing as a reminder of the kingdom of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria, the heartland of Celtic Christianity and land of Arthurian romance.

    The project represents an international partnership between scholars at Stanford University (USA) and Durham University (UK). Volunteers will spend 4 weeks excavating, processing artifacts, and visiting key archaeological sites in this area of the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone.

    The cost of $ 4,500 (USD) covers housing in the medieval town of Durham, all meals, archaeological instruction, and weekend field trips to Roman and Medieval archaeological sites, including several along Hadrian’s Wall. Flights and travel to Durham are not included. Academic accreditation is possible (see our website).

    To apply and learn more about the Binchester project, please see our website at http://www.vinovium.org/apply/

    Any questions, please direct them to our team at vinovium@durham.ac.uk