• ROMARCH: Position available, Program Director, American School of Classical Studies at Athens 

    POSITION AVAILABLE: PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    Deadline: June 22, 2016
    Established in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is “the pre-eminent center for the study of the Greek world.” It is not only the first but also the largest American overseas research center. The ASCSA is a consortium of 192 educational and research institutions and it pursues a broader mandate to advance knowledge of Greece in all periods, train young scholars, sponsor and promote archaeological fieldwork, provide resources for scholarly work, and disseminate research. Virtually all departments of classical studies at the leading institutions of higher education in the United States have benefited from the research and teaching opportunities offered by the School. Generations of Hellenic scholars have spent time at ASCSA and have taken their formative experience into their academic careers. Although the American School’s physical campus is in Athens, Greece, its central administrative offices are located in Princeton, NJ and it is a U.S.-based 501c3 non-profit organization.
    Summary
    Reporting jointly to the faculty director (Chair, ASCSA Managing Committee) and to the Executive Director of the American School, the Program Director provides critical administrative support to the faculty leadership and to the standing committees. The Program Director also serves as the key liaison to representatives of affiliated institutions. Specifically, this position requires an experienced administrative manager to support many of the School’s programs, fellowships, meetings, member application processing, communicating with members, potential students, and affiliated institutions.
    Position Requirements
    Excellent written communication skills for preparing correspondence, documents and reports.
    Excellent oral communication and pleasant interpersonal skills for effectively dealing with a broad
    range of individuals at various levels within an academic organization.
    Administrative experience with the ability to prioritize competing issues, anticipate needs, work
    under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or
    confidential matters.
    Strong self-motivation skills for establishing effective working relationships with member
    organizations and faculty and staff at all levels of the organization. Liaise with Athens administrativeoffice.

    Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
    Experience in non-profit administration and general business and accounting practices.
    Experience with standard electronic word processing, spreadsheet, database software, online surveys,
    calendar, and email programs.
    A BA degree is required; a major in in classics, art history, archaeology, or related field is preferred.
    Application requirements
    Complete online form by linking to: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/program-director-application/ and attach your statement of interest including salary requirements, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references.
    Full-time position in Princeton, NJ. Excellent benefits, pleasant working conditions, salary commensurate with experience. ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.
    6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 Telephone: 609-683-0800 Fax: 609-924-0578 54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece Telephone: +30-213-000-2400 Fax: +30-210-725-0584
     

  • ROMARCH: Maritime Archaeology Conference at Oxford

    Registration is now open for BEYOND STORMS, WAR AND SHIPWRECKS: 60 YEARS OF MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY AROUND SICILY to be held at St John’s College, University of Oxford on Tuesday 21 June, 2016 in conjunction with the exhibition Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas at the Ashmolean Museum.
    Admission (payable at the door) includes entrance to the Exhibition, refreshments and wine reception. Full price £12, Students £5.

    To register, please email: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk<mailto:antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk>, or T. 01865 278020.

    For further information, please see invitation attached and complete program below.

    The conference and exhibition are generously supported by the Honor Frost Foundation.

    Best wishes,

    Alexandra Sofroniew (Exhibition Curator and Conference Organiser)

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    Program
    Tuesday 21 June, 9.15am – 6.00pm

    BEYOND STORMS, WAR AND SHIPWRECKS: 60 YEARS OF MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY AROUND SICILY

    Garden Quad Reception Room, St John’s College, University of Oxford, OX1 3JP

    09:15 Welcome and Introduction, Dr Xa Sturgis, Director, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

    09:30 Prof. Sebastiano Tusa, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali del Mare, Regione Sicilia, Italy, Title Tbc

    10:15 Sicilian Soundings: Honor Frost and the Punic Shipwreck Project of Marsala, Dr Claire Calcagno, Marine Archaeologist, Independent Scholar, USA, and Prof. Elena Flavia Castagnino Berlinghieri, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa, Italy

    11:00 Break – coffee and tea

    11:30 La nave greca arcaica di Gela e l’emporio commerciale arcaico. Traffici e commerce nell’antica cittàs Siceliota, Prof. Rosalba Panvini, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa, Italy

    12:15 The Economics of Naval Warfare: Evidence from the Battle of the Egadi Islands, Prof. Jeffrey Royal, East Carolina University, USA

    13:00 Lunch

    14:30 Elmi del mare antico di Camarina, Prof. Giovanni Di Stefano, Museo Archeologico Regionale di Kamarina, Italy

    15:15 Triremes, Rams and Robots: Surveying the Battle of the Egadi Islands, Prof. Jon Henderson, The University of Nottingham, UK

    16:00 Break – coffee and tea

    16:30 The Marzamemi ‘Church wreck’: from discovery to display, Prof. Elena Flavia Castagnino Berlinghieri, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa, Italy, and Prof. Andrea Paribeni, Carlo Bo University, Urbino, Italy

    17:15 Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) threats and challenges: a global concern for the 21st Century, Prof. Lucy Blue, The Honor Frost Foundation

    18:00 Reception

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    Giles Richardson

    Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology
    Brasenose College | University of Oxford | OX1 4AJ, England

    Tel: +44 (0) 7714085364 | Email: giles.richardson@bnc.ox.ac.uk<mailto:giles.richardson@bnc.ox.ac.uk>
    Diving Officer, Oxford University Underwater Exploration Group

    British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Special Branch 9205 | http://www.ouueg.com&lt;http://www.ouueg.com&gt;

    Posted by: Classical Art Research Centre and Beazley Archive

       <carc@classics.ox.ac.uk>

  • ROMARCH: temporary lectureship in Roman art and archaeology, Oxford

    Departmental Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology
    Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford

    Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

    The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology from 1 January 2017. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 12 months to cover the teaching and other duties of Dr Janet DeLaine while she holds a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

    The postholder is expected to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students and to engage in advanced study and research on Roman Art and Archaeology, c. 300 BC – AD 300. She or he will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and faculty administration. The postholder will be required to deliver up to 36 hours of faculty lectures or classes per year, supported by the production of course materials as required; undertake up to 6 contact hours of Classics teaching each week for the Faculty of Classics [for Colleges], in tutorials or small classes, averaged over the three 8-week terms of this appointment; and undertake Masters teaching as required within their area of expertise.

    The successful candidate will have: a doctorate (to be completed by 1 January 2017) in some area of Roman Art and Archaeology c. 300 BC- AD 300; a record of successful undergraduate teaching within the field of appointment; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to teach across a range of topics; an ongoing programme of research; and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a college and/or faculty environment. 

    Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via http://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID 123611.

    The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 22 June 2016. It is expected that interviews will be held in late June 2016.

    Contact Person : Miss Philippa Crowley

    Contact Phone : 01865 288391

    Contact Email : recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=123611  

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    Posted by: Peter Stewart <peter.stewart@classics.ox.ac.uk>

  • ROMARCH: Conference, Late Antique Archaeology 2016: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM A.D.

    Late Antique Archaeology 2016: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM A.D.

    To be held at The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE (inside the Royal Academy), Saturday 8th October 2016

    *Regional vegetation histories: overview of the pollen evidence*
    1. Western Mediterranean – José Antonio López-Sáez (Madrid), Neil Roberts (Plymouth)
    2. Central Mediterranean – Laura Sadori (Rome), Alessia Masi (Rome), Anna Maria Mercuri (Modena), Katerina Kouli (Athens)
    3. Eastern Mediterranean – TBC
    4. Northern Europe – Jessie Woodbridge (Plymouth), Ralph Fyfe (Plymouth), Neil Roberts (Plymouth)
    5. Britain – Stephen Rippon (Exeter), Ralph Fyfe (Plymouth)

    *Local and regional case studies: integrating archaeology, history and the environmental sciences*
    6. Avkat and Northern Anatolia – John Haldon (Princeton)
    7. Sophiana and South Italy – Emanuele Vaccaro (Cambridge), Anna Maria Mercuri (Modena) and Michael MacKinnon (Winnipeg)
    8. Sagalassos and South-Western Anatolia – Gert Verstraeten (Leuven), Nils Broothaerts (Leuven), Maarten Van Loo (Leuven)
    9. Tabacalera (Asturias) – Leonor Pena Chocarro (Madrid) and others

    *Mediterranean thematic surveys*
    10. Climatic changes and their impact on the late antique societies: general trends and interregional variability – Neil Roberts (Plymouth), Inga Labuhn (Lund), Adam Izdebski (Krakow)
    11. Deforestation and reforestation during the Roman Antiquity – William Harris (Columbia)
    12. The late antique rural settlement boom and its environmental impact across the Mediterranean – Alexandra Chavarria (Padua) and Adam Izdebski (Krakow)
    13. Land use, social structure and the environment in Late Antiquity – Mark Whittow (Oxford)
    14. Environment and the end of Antiquity, or is there a link between the fall of Rome and a major environmental catastrophe? – Adam Izdebski (Krakow)
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