Director, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

Director

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

Application deadline: 20th September 2016

Responsibilities of the Director

The Director directs and manages CAARI’s research center, its staff, and its residence in line with the policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees of CAARI. Responsibilities of the Director include the on-going development of its library, preparation and implementation of scholarly and public programs and events, facilitating and supporting the work of fellows and visiting scholars, and providing services for archaeological projects in Cyprus. The Director reports to the Executive Committee of CAARI and works with the Board of Trustees in broadening U.S. and international interest in Cypriot studies and on strengthening bonds with the Cypriot community, as well as with U.S. and European research institutions. Along with the Board of Trustees, the Director prepares strategic plans for CAARI and assists in fund raising.

Qualifications

Must have substantial knowledge of archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean with research experience in Cyprus. Ph.D. in archaeology or related field is preferred, but equivalent academic experience will be considered. Knowledge of modern Greek an asset. Administrative management experience, leadership skills, ability to converse with U.S. and international academe, strong people skills, good private and public speaking ability are requisite. Essential is capable interaction with government agencies of the Republic of Cyprus.

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Director, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate on Islamic World (GE09653)

University of Cambridge

Application deadline: Noon of Monday 12th September 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available.

The role of the Islamic World Research Associate is to re-examine perceptions of the ancient, Greco-Roman city in the Islamic world. The successful candidate will assemble and study examples of literary engagement with the physical traces of the Greco-Roman city, but will also consider the ways in which the inhabitants of the ‘Islamic city’ reconfigured this past. The Research Associate’s task will be to focus on how the Islamic urban imaginary grew in part from the Byzantine, and how awareness of the Greco-Roman city was mediated by its Christian successor, nourished by accumulated re-readings of inherited urban spaces and buildings.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

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Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Research Associate on Eastern Mediterranean (GE09649)

University of Cambridge

Application deadline: Noon of Monday 12th September 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs.

This Research Associate will examine the resilience of the urban fabric in the eastern Mediterranean, tracing the impact of ancient forms on subsequent Byzantine and Islamic configurations, with special attention to the different trajectories of particular cities. The successful candidate will select his or her own case studies that will range across the Eastern Mediterranean, excluding Greece and Constantinople/Istanbul, but including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

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Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Lecture Series – Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean

Lecture series poster

Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean

Doğu Akdeniz’de Osmanlı Geçmişini Hatırlamak

Orient-Institut Istanbul in collaboration with

Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul and National Hellenic Research Foundation

Sismanoglio Megaro İstiklal Caddesi No 60 34433 Beyoğlu – İstanbul

October 2015 – May 2016

Lecture Series – Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean