Poste de post-doc – Université de Vienne

Poste de post-doc – Université de Vienne

The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2017 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies.Reference number: 7876

The advertised position is in the research field of Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology and offers unique opportunities for carrying out cross-disciplinary research.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s
Extent of Employment: 40.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The position requires the active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves:
• Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
• Preparing/writing a habilitation thesis
• Involvement in research projects and active participation in fieldwork related to Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology
• Participation in the key research areas „Material Culture and History of Visual Culture Cultures and Media of the Visual”
• Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third party funding.
• Independent teaching of students as defined by the collective agreement
• Supervision of students during fieldwork
• Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Your Profile:
• PhD degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology (Classical or Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology).
• Research record, international presentation experience and publications in the field of Late antique and Early Christian Archaeology
• Field work experience
• Skills in material culture studies and in applying archaeo-science to field study and to material culture
• Excellent command of academic English
• The ability to work in team

Desirable additional qualifications:
• Teaching experience
• Knowledge of university processes and structures
• Experience abroad
• Spoken German is an advantage but not a requirement

The applications must be written in English and include:
• Letter of motivation (1 or 2 pages max)
• Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
• Description of research agenda or of the intended research project (2/3 pages max)
• Contact details of 3 scholars who could provide a letter of reference (the latter will be contacted only if the application is under closer consideration)

Applications should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 01.09.2017, mentioning reference number 7876.

For further information please contact Hamarneh, Basema +43-1-4277-40611.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7876
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

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Juniorprofessur für Alte Geschichte – Universität Mannheim

An der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Mannheim ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine

 

Juniorprofessur (W1) für Alte Geschichte

 

für eine Dauer von zunächst drei Jahren zu besetzen. Nach positiver Evaluation ist eine Verlängerung um weitere drei Jahre möglich.

Ein Schwerpunkt in Forschung und Lehre soll auf der Spätantike und dem Epochenübergang Antike/Mittelalter liegen. Die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber soll sich nach Maßgabe des dienstrechtlichen Aufgabenkatalogs sowie der mit der Stelle verbundenen fachspezifischen Anforderungen durch die selbständige Wahrnehmung von Aufgaben in Forschung und Lehre in ihrem/seinem jeweiligen Fachgebiet für die Tätigkeit einer Hochschullehrerin/eines Hochschullehrers weiterqualifizieren.

Die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen richten sich nach § 51 Abs. 2 und 3 Landeshochschulgesetz (LHG) in der derzeit gültigen Fassung. Neben einem abgeschlossenen Hochschulstudium sowie dem Nachweis einer herausragenden Promotion werden pädagogische Eignung sowie eine durch zusätzliche wissenschaftliche Leistungen belegte Befähigung für die Übernahme der Position einer Juniorprofessur erwartet. Die Einstellung erfolgt bei Erfüllung der allgemeinen dienstrechtlichen Voraussetzungen im Rahmen eines Beamtenverhältnisses auf Zeit zunächst für die Dauer von drei Jahren, welches nach positiver Evaluation auf insgesamt sechs Jahre nach Maßgabe der gesetzlichen Regelung (§ 51 Abs. 7 und 8 LHG) verlängert werden kann.

Die Universität Mannheim misst einer intensiven Betreuung der Studierenden einen hohen Stellenwert bei und erwartet deshalb von den Lehrenden eine ausgeprägte Präsenz an der Universität. Zur Stärkung der universitären Einbindung in das regionale Umfeld wird ferner davon ausgegangen, dass die/der zu Berufende bereit ist, ihren/seinen Lebensmittelpunkt in die Region zu legen. Die Universität Mannheim strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils an Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und ermuntert daher entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen sich zu bewerben. Bewerbungen von Schwerbehinderten werden bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bewerbungen mit Lebenslauf, beglaubigten Zeugniskopien, Verzeichnis der Publikationen und Lehrveranstaltungen werden mit dem Kennwort „W1 Alte Geschichte“ erbeten bis zum 10. August 2016. Bitte senden Sie Ihre Unterlagen an den Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät, Herrn Prof. Dr. Matthias Kohring, Universität Mannheim, 68131 Mannheim oder als eine pdf-Datei an folgende E-Mail-Adresse: c.brendel@phil.uni-mannheim.de

Bitte beachten Sie bei einer Bewerbung per E-Mail, dass Gefährdungen der Vertraulichkeit und der unbefugte Zugriff Dritter bei einer Kommunikation per unverschlüsselter E-Mail nicht ausgeschlossen werden können.

Appel à contribution – “Living the End of Antiquity – Individual Histories from Byzantine to Islamic Egypt”

CALL FOR PAPERS

 International Conference:

“Living the End of Antiquity – Individual Histories from Byzantine to Islamic Egypt” May 16-18, 2017

 Kollegienhaus , Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel, Switzerland

Organized by the SNSF-Project: « Change and Continuities from a Christian to a Muslim Society — Egyptian Society and Economy in the 6th to 8th Centuries »  (2016 – 2018)
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Sabine Huebner; Postdocs: Isabelle Marthot, Matthias Müller, Stefanie Schmidt;
PhD candidates: Eugenio Garosi, Matthias Stern
University of Basel, Ancient History

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: May 15, 2016

Keynote speakers include: Roger S. Bagnall (New York), Anne Boud’hors (Paris), Alain Delattre (Brussels), Jean-Luc Fournet (Paris), Jim Keenan (Chicago), and Arietta Papaconstantinou (Reading)

The Arab conquest of Egypt, accomplished in 642 with the capture of Alexandria, initiated a new step in the country’s history. Once again Egypt fell to the influence of a foreign power, and yet again, like with previous regime changes, we know little about institutional and organizational changes the new rulers imposed when they came into power. The general scientific consensus assumes that numerous social, religious and economic phenomena survived the first decades of Muslim rule in Egypt. However, in-depth scientific scrutiny of the administrative, social, and economic changes is still missing for this crucial transition period from Antiquity to early Medieval history.

The period of time in focus, i.e., from the late 6th until the 8th century, is one of the least explored periods of Egypt’s history in the 1st millennium CE. This is partly owed to the fact that in the past, interdisciplinary cooperations were not given high priority, and even thematically close study fields such as Arabic and Greek papyrology did not form common study or research units. It is important to approach these issues on a micro and macro level, which requires analysis from a broad scope of study fields such as papyrology, history, numismatics, archaeology, religious and cultural studies, philology, and legal studies. Only a full appraisal of all relevant evidence allows us to analyze continuities and disruptions during the transition from Christianity to Islam. The conference intends to bridge this gap between neighboring disciplines and thus to give researchers from different fields of Byzantine and early Islamic studies a platform for mutual scientific and personal exchange. To address this challenge, the envisaged conference will apply an interdisciplinary and comparative methodology.

At this conference, internationally established experts as well as young scholars will focus on change and continuity from late Antique to early Islamic Egypt through individuals’ experience, putting particular emphasis on continuities and disruptions during transition from the Classical to the post-Classical world. By focussing on individuals we aim to combine a ‘compartmented’ analysis (based on categories such as religion, administration, economics, etc.) with a trans-categorical approach (individuals). The purpose of the conference is therefore to insist on the plurality that is inherent to the dialectic of change and continuity. The adoption of an individual-centered perspective allows, on one hand, to exemplify a system and, on the other, to concentrate on aspects of diversity inside that system and, consequently, to better mirror the circumstantial character of change and/or continuity.

Participants will discuss ‘change’ from administrative, religious, economic, and social points of view. To this end, each panel will include speakers from different disciplines and chronological core areas discussing the impact of the Arab conquest through the eyes of individuals. In fact, change is not perceived equally by all involved parties: the common taxpayer, for instance, faces administrative changes only when these changes affect the amount or the procedures of his/her fiscal obligations; decision-makers, on the other hand, will more immediately realize when their power is diminished. Concepts of change and continuity manifest themselves differently in different (social, administrative, economic, religious, etc.) environments or are perceived to a varying extent by different actors. This means, for instance, that a merchant in Bubastis in the Delta region might earlier have the impression that the Arab conquest has brought about change than a Coptic tenant does in the Thebaid.

As a starting point we choose the reign of Justinian in the 6th century as a time when documentary, literary, and legal sources are comparably abundant. An end point of the period evaluated can reasonably be set at the end of the 8th century: while the new regime started to consolidate during this century, the fading of Greek sources – if taken as symbolizing late Antique culture – around that time suggests an even more obvious ‘end’ of the supposed transition from late Antique to early Islamic culture.

The envisaged collaborative effort enjoys the best conditions for filling this gap by closely focusing on individuals within Egyptian society, and, for the first time, giving as much attention to the Byzantine period as to the early Islamic instead of using the first one as a mere introduction to the second or, at the opposite, alluding to the second only in the conclusion. In the end, participants will be able to assess if and why these transformations are of such significance to mark the end of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages.

We invite scholars from any discipline, subfield, or methodological approach, including (but not limited to) the following themes:

– Servants to the rulers, masters of the land: governors, local authorities, and great landowners
–  Serving God: bishops, clergy, monks, and nuns
–  Working to survive in a time of change: families of peasants, merchants, and craftsmen
–  Being part or being apart: village communities, strangers, and outcasts

Each panel will reflect upon different perspectives in a final open and summarizing discussion round, which again gives opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange among the participants.

Abstracts should be no more than 400 words (exclusive of title and biographical note), describing a 20-minute paper to be delivered in English. Please include the full title of your paper and a brief biographical note on your academic affiliation and previous research. We plan to publish an edited volume based on the conference proceedings in an international peer-reviewed series.

Qualified junior researchers and recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply. The deadline for full consideration is May 15, 2016.

Please submit your abstract by email to: sabine.huebner@unibas.ch.

Conférence internationale – « Growing up Motherless in Antiquity », Bâle

« Growing up Motherless in Antiquity »motherless
Basel/Switzerland from May 26-28 2016

The last forty years have witnessed a vast reclamation project in ancient history, as scholars have worked to recover the lives of historically muted groups, particularly those of women and children. The result is an impressive body of work collecting the traces ancient women and children have left behind, as well as a sophisticated epistemology of the biases, gaps, and silences in the historical record. From this perspective, the absence of ancient mothers has represented an ineluctable reality and a methodological hurdle, but rarely a subject of study in its own right. Yet the evidence suggests that mother absence was not merely a secondary artifact of bias or artistic and historiographical conventions; it was also a primary condition of antiquity, one whose root causes, social articulations, and psychological effects have never been fully described or explored, even as it had a profound effect on ancient family life and the experience of childhood.

Attendance is free of charge, however, please contact Sabine Huebner (sabine.huebner@unibas.ch) for registration or any questions.

Program of the conference:

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

15:30 SABINE R . HUEBNER (Basel ): Welcome and Introductory remarks

 PANEL 1: DEMOGRAPHY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

16:00 TOSHA DUPRAS (Central Florida): Maternal mortality and orphans: A bioarchaeological assessment of growing up motherless in ancient Egypt
16:30 CHRISTIAN LAES (Antwerp / Tampere): Crucial and vital decisions: Caring for infants after mother’s death in childbed
17:00 DAVID M. RATZAN (New York University): The economics and outsourcing of ancient mother-work
17:30 General Discussion

18:00 Reception at Departement für Altertumswissenschaften (“Rosshof”), Petersgraben 51

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016

PANEL 2: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE

9:30 RENÉ BLOCH (Bern): Moses: Motherless with two mothers
10:00 SARIT KATTAN GRIBETZ (Fordham): Mourning for mother: The topography of mother absence in rabbinic literature and piyyut
10:30 General Discussion

11:00 Coffee Break

PANEL 3: THE GREEK EXPERIENCE

11:30 FIONA McHARDY (Roehampton): The risk of violence towards motherless children in ancient Greece
12:00 ROSALIA HATZILAMBROU (Athens): Being motherless in classical Athens: The evidence of Attic forensic oratory

12:30 Lunch

14:00 ANGELIKI TZANETOU (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): Motherly absence in Euripides’ reunion plays
14:30 SUSANNE MORAW ( Jena): Absent mothers by choice: Upper class women in classical Attic vase painting
15:00 General Discussion

15:30 Coffee Break

 PANEL 4: ROMAN REALITIES

16:00 SABINE R . HUEBNER (Basel ): The last will of Alcestis: Motherless children and their widowed fathers in Roman Egypt
16:30 JUDITH EVANS GRUBBS (Emory): A long way from home: Motherless children in slave sale contracts
17:00 VÉRONIQUE DASEN (Fribourg ): Who cares for motherless children? Wet nursing in the Roman world
17:30 General Discussion

20:00 Dinner

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016

 PANEL 5: ROMAN REPRESENTATIONS

10:00 ELINA PYY (St. Andrews): Growing up motherless, growing up to be a hero: Motherless children in Virgil’s Aeneid
10:30 MARGHERITA CARUCCI: The journey of a motherless child in the decoration of the Roman house
11:00 SANNA JOSKA (Tampere): Motherless empire? The Antonine dynasty, imperial children, and imperial policy at the death of Faustina the Elder
11:30 General Discussion

12:00 Lunch

PANEL 6: LATE ANTIQUITY

13:30 GEOFFREY NATHAN (New South Wales): The wicked stepmother in late antique imperial politics: A reevaluation
14:00 MARIA DOERFLER (Duke): Wayward mothers, saintly children: Late ancient reading strategies in pursuit of the absent parent
14:30 Discussion
15:00 DAVID M. RATZAN (New York University): Closing remarks

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Appel à contribution – Edinburgh Conference on Late Antiquity for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers

Call for Papers: Edinburgh Conference on Late Antiquity for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers

University of Edinburgh
April 21-22, 2016

Since its creation as a distinct discipline, the field of late antique studies has undergone many transformations and reinterpretations. As this exciting and still evolving field establishes its own place in academia, we feel it is integral for those studying Late Antiquity at the postgraduate level to meet and work together in creating the future of our field. And what better place to do this than the University of Edinburgh, an established and thriving centre for Late Antiquity in the beautiful ‘Athens of the North’.

Our inaugural Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference on Late Antiquity will take place at the University of Edinburgh from April 21-22, 2016. This cross-disciplinary conference is intended to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers from across the UK and abroad whose research focuses on any aspect of Late Antiquity. We welcome submissions from disciplines including (but not limited to) history, literature, archaeology, classics, art and architecture, and divinity. The conference aims to provide a forum to meet fellow postgraduates of Late Antiquity and discuss our current research and enthusiasm for the field.

We invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to submit abstracts for papers (or proposals for panels) on any aspect of Late Antiquity. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a 10 minute discussion period. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to edinburghlateantiquity@gmail.com by February 15, 2016.

https://edinburghlaconf.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

For more information:
Twitter – @EdinburghLAConf
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