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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Johan Huizinga Fellowship
Postgraduate Fellowship for historical research at the Rijksmuseum
Deadline: 12 March 2017

The Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund offers outstanding postgraduate candidates the opportunity to conduct historical research into objects in in the Rijksmuseum collection. Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal that draws on these objects as subject material and as sources of information. The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is awarded annually for a six-month period. The Rijksmuseum will enable publication of the Fellow’s research in the series Rijksmuseum Studies in History. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library and the resources of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague. Further information.

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PhD scholarships
at the University of London, Birkbeck
Deadline: 31th of January 2017.
PhD Scholarships in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy. More information is available here.
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PhD scholarships at the University of Edinburgh
Deadline: 13th of January 2017.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for a number of School Doctoral Awards for 2017-2018 entry. More information is available here.
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PhD positions at the University of Amsterdam
Deadline: 16th of January 2017
Two PhD positions in Heritage and Memory Studies. as part of the European Training Network Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe - Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management (CHEurope). More information available here.
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Research Fellowships University of Cambridge
Deadline: 14th of November 2016
Research fellowships at the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall are available on a variety of subjects including Ancient History, Classical Archaeology and Archaeology. More information is available here.
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2 Postdoctoral Positions at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen
Deadline: 1st December 2016
These temporary positions are available from 1 April 2017 until 31 March 2019 at Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies - Distant Worlds.
It is possible to apply for a one-year extension in the form of a scholarship. More information is available here.
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PhD position at the University of Amsterdam.
Deadline: 15th of October 2016.
The Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM), one of the six research schools, currently has a vacant PhD position within the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) as part of the NWO-funded VIDI-project Tracing the potter’s wheel: investigating technological trajectories and cultural encounters in the Bronze Age Aegean, led by dr. Jill Hilditch (University of Amsterdam).

Applications are now invited from excellent candidates who wish to conduct comparative research on integrated ‘digital science’ and heritage approaches for identifying wheel use in pottery production and communicating those results to the public.More information is available here.
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PhD position Digital Heritage.
University of Helsinki
Deadline: August 31th 2016
Apply by 31 August for this #PhD position in #digitalhumanities at University of Helsinki - start date October 2016.
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Johan Huizinga Fellowship 

Postgraduate Fellowship for historical research at the Rijksmuseum
Closing date: 13 March 2016.

The Johan Huizinga Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds offers outstanding postgraduate candidates the opportunity to conduct historical research into objects in in the Rijksmuseum collection. Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal that draws on these objects as subject material and as sources of information. The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is awarded annually for a six-month period. The Rijksmuseum will endeavor to enable publication of the Fellow’s research, for example in the series Rijksmuseum Studies in History. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library and the resources of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague. See here for more information.

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Funded PhD Studentship
Archaeology Institute UHI and Scottish Forestry Commission.
Closing date: 31 August 2015. 
The Archaeological Institute at the University of the Highlands and Islands invites applications for a fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship on the topic of “Seeing the Wood for the Trees; a palaeoecological approach into the research of natural woodland in the Scottish Highlands”. See here for more information. 

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Kiel University
4 Postdoc positions and 4 PhD scholarships for outstanding young researchers. 
Closing date: September 1st 2015. 
The Johanna Mestorf Academy (JMA) is a new Centre at Kiel University, Germany. Research at JMA will be conducted by a highly interdisciplinary community, focusing on socio-environmental change and Landscape Archaeology. The Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes at Kiel University (www.gshdl.de) offers a unique research environment at the interface between the Humanities and the Natural and Social Sciences. In its research it addresses the interaction between physical and social landscapes as the most profound process that catalyses human activity in space and time; integrating the interplay of environments, social relationships, material culture, population dynamics, and human perceptions of socio-environmental change. See here for more information. 

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Vacature Leiden University
Three PhD Positions in Archaeology.
Closing date: 31 August 2015. 
Greek Mycenaean monumental architecture has been well-studied. However, the extent to which large-scale building programmes contributed to the socioeconomic and political changes and crises that took place in Late Bronze Age Greece (c.1600-1100 BC) has not been studied. The project aims to investigate human and natural resources which interacted in the core regions of Mycenaean Greece. See here for more informaton.

The following websites can be of help in finding archaeological job vacancies:

Erik van Rossenberg’s site. 
Archeo vacatures


ARCHIVE 2014/2015

The Rijksmuseum Fellowship
Closing Date: 15 March 2015, 6:00 p.m.
The Rijksmuseum offers a research fellowship programe for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. For more information, see here.

Two postdoc positions at the University of Groningen
Closing date: 31 October 2014
Applications are invited for two postdoc positions (3 years 1 FTE; in Ancient History and in Latin/Greek)  in a joint research project of the chair groups of Greek, Latin and Ancient History at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) ‘After the Crisis: (Re‑) Anchoring Innovation and New Beginnings in Antiquity’. The sub-project in Ancient History is entitled (Re-)Anchoring Innovation: Politics and Culture in Roman Athens (supervisors: prof. dr. Onno van Nijf and dr. Jan Willem Drijvers). 
The sub-project in Greek and Latin literature is entitled After the Civil Wars: Re-Anchoring and Innovation in Greek and Latin Literature (supervisors: Prof. Ruurd Nauta and Prof. Annette Harder). 
For more information, see here. 

International PhD Opportunity: Holocene Hunter-Gather Archaeology in Northeast Asia University of Groningen  
Closing Date: Friday 26th of September 2014, midnight.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a four-year international PhD project in the Holocene hunter-gatherer archaeology of Northeast Asia. Two years should be spent at the Arctic Centre, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and the other two years can be spent at the University of Alberta, Canada, and/or at suitable partner research institutions in Northeast Asia and/or on related field-based or collections work. 
More information is available here.

Three fully-funded PhD studentships at York, Leeds and Sheffield Universities
Closing Date: Friday 13th of June 2014, 5pm. 
Faith in Food, Food in Faith:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dietary Practice
Each studentship will cover Home/EU tuition fees and provide a stipend paid at standard Research Council rates (£13,863 for 2014/15).  
Studentship 1 (Sheffield): complete the PhD application form available at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply/applying
Studentship 2 (York): complete the PhD application form available at http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/#tab-2
Studentship 3 (Leeds): complete the PhD application form available at //studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon as well as the studentship application form 
at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rsa/postgraduate_scholarships/PGR-UKEUAppForm14 and return this to pg_scholarships@leeds.ac.uk. 

Call for applications - Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 months) 
Closing Date: February 28th 2014
The Research Center of Ancient Studies (RCAS) of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg (BAK) is accepting applications for three Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 months) in 2014. 
See here for more information.