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  • Siena

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Classicamente. Dialoghi Senesi sul Mondo Antico

    The junior researchers and PhD students from the Anthropology of the ancient world curriculum of the PhD course in Classics and Archeology are promoting the fourth edition of the seminar cycle Classicamente. Dialoghi Senesi sul Mondo Antico. This year's edition will focus on the varied methodologies and hermeneutical perspectives which represent the scientific guidelines followed by scholars in anthropology of the ancient world ever since its development. It will also focus on those approaches that today contribute to a constant enrichment and renovation of this field of study. Our goal is to offer to all those who take part the chance to present their work, be it the result of long research or elements of a work in progress, in an enviroment open to discussion between different perspectives (anthropological, philological, historical, archeological, semiotic etc.). 

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  • Call for papers - History

    Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam: History & Archaeology

    An international round table organized on May 4 and 5, 2019 at the University of Salahaddin (Erbil, Iraq) highlighted the interest for a collective work that will address the question of Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam. Les Presses de l’Ifpo launch a call for papers related to this theme.

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  • Hamburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Fellowships (post doc) — Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslam - Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies”

    Starting in the year 2020, duration between 1 to 12 months

    As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, co-operative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally. The Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslam. Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for Resident Fellowships (post doc) starting in the year 2020. The fellowships are available for a duration between one and twelve months.

     

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  • Prague

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Visual culture in the classical world

    8th international postgraduate conference Pecla 2019

    PeClA 2019 is a two‐day conference in Classical Archaeology and Classics aimed at postgraduate / doctoral students traditionally offering a space for presenting research results, discussion, and an exchange of ideas, in a friendly and supportive environment. This year, we focus on the roots of the Classical Archaeology, and for this reason the main theme of the conference is Visual Culture in the Classical World.

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  • Paris | Nanterre

    Study days - Representation

    Ancient and Early Medieval building techniques in the mediterranean area: from East to West

    This workshop is devoted to the study of the ancient construction techniques in the Near East from the Roman period to the Early Islamic era and on the transmission and diffusion of these techniques in the Mediterranean basin.

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  • Ariel

    Summer School - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Mapping Ancient Gods

    ERC Advanced Grant MAP project (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency)

    The ERC Advanced Grant MAP project (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency; 741182; http://map-polytheisms.huma-num.fr1) works on the naming systems for the divine in the Greek and Western Semitic worlds, from 1000 BCE to 400 CE and views them as testimonies to the way in which divine powers are constructed, arranged and involved within ritual. The analysis deals both with the structural aspects of the religious systems and with their contextual appropriation by social participants. Considered to be elements of a complex language, the onomastic channels are related to the gods, therefore providing access to a mapping process of the divine, to its ways of representation and to the communication strategies between men and gods.Within this framework, the MAP Team proposes a Summer School in collaboration with the French Research Centre in Jerusalem (http://www.crfj.org) which covers the project’s themes and tools.

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  • Nanterre

    Conference, symposium - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Textiles and Gender: Production to wardrobe from the Orient to the Mediterranean in Antiquity

    Textiles and gender intertwine on many levels, from the transformation of raw materials into fabric at one end, to dress and garments, and the construction of identity at the other. The conference will examine the gender division of work in the production of textiles, as well as attitudes to dress and gender across the Near East and Mediterranean culture in antiquity (c. 3000 BCE-300CE), tracing both cross-cultural and culturally specific associations.

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  • Mainz

    Conference, symposium - History

    Views from inside the linked Open Data (LOD) cloud

    Linked pasts IV

    Linked Pasts is an annual symposium dedicated to facilitating practical and pragmatic developments in Linked Open Data (LOD) in History, Classics, Geography, and Archaeology. It brings together leading exponents of Linked Data from academia, the Cultural Heritage sector as well as providers of infrastructures and library services to address the obstacles to, and issues raised by, developing a digital ecosystem of projects dedicated to interlinking online resources about the past.

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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Middle Ages

    The origin and early development of philosophy in tenth-century al-Andalus: the impact of ill-defined materials and channels of transmission (PhilAnd)

    3 post-doc positions at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) as part of the Advanced ERC project

    “PhilAnd” is a five-year advanced European Research Council project to start in October 2017 at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) under the supervision of Prof. Godefroid de Callataÿ. The objective of PhilAnd is to conduct a large-scale exploration of how, and under which form, philosophy appeared for the first time in al-Andalus. At the crossroads of several major lines of enquiries in modern scholarship and in line with recent discoveries having important chronological implications, PhilAnd focuses on the 10th century, a period usually disregarded by historians on the assumption that philosophy as such was not cultivated in the Iberian Peninsula before the 11th-12th centuries. Its originality is also to put emphasis on ‘ill-defined’ materials and channels of transmission, a field which remains largely unexplored. PhilAnd will be conducted in partnership with the Warburg Institute (University of London).

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  • San Antonio

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Encoding Data for Digital Collaboration (ASOR 2016)

    Data encoding entails an analog-to-digital conversion in which the characteristics of an object, text, or archaeological site can be represented in a specialized format for computer handling. Once encoded, data can be stored, sorted, and analyzed through a variety of computer-based techniques ranging from specialized data-mining algorithms to user-friendly mobile apps. Especially when encoded data is open-source, researchers around the world can collaborate on the collection, encoding, and analysis of data.

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  • Conference, symposium - Asia

    The Role of Women in Work and Society

    French historians are concerned by women’s history since thirty years, but studies are manly dealing with the Occident. For the ancient Near East, there is now a great deal of limited studies on women and gender history, but few syntheses. Furthermore, economic history is well represented in Assyriology, thanks to the good preservation of dozen of thousands of clay tablets recording administrative operations, contracts and acts dealing with family law. Despite these voluminous sources, the topic of work has not been much addressed. The thirty participants of this conference will examine the various economic occupations involving women, in a gender perspective, over the three millennia of Near Eastern history.

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  • Paris

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Late Antiquity in the north-western half of the Arabian peninsula: material culture, chronology, exchanges and territorial entities

    PhD fellowhip Labex Dynamite 2014-2015

    The very quick recent development of archaeological and epigraphic work in Saudi Arabia brought deep changes in our knowledge of the Arabian Peninsula — which until the middle of the 2000's was only based on research on the periphery: Kuwait, Bahrayn, Qatar, The Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. That development reveals how wide the gaps are, of the interpretative frame in particular, for broad geo-historical segments. That is true especially for what is generally called Late Antiquity (4th- early 7th centuries AD), and here "Late Pre-Islamic" or even in local religious terms jâhîliyah, "ignorance" — a term which actually reflects correctly the state of knowledge. The amount of data collected within less than ten years within a large North-Western half of the Peninsula makes possible to see that except for the extreme North (current Joradanian border and Jawf Oasis) the Christianity does not penetrate and Byzantiums unifying power is absent. One is even unable to name what the field teams are dealing with. The proposed doctoral work must produce the state of that question, for which there if a rich evidence in stratigraphy, architecture, objects, and even epigraphy due to the recent demonstration of the Nabataean-Arabic continuum. The comparison with the Byzantine and christianized areas of the extreme North must be one of the leading strands but no way the only one, since the heart of the subject lyes, on the contrary, in the currently unnamed culture(s) of the Peninsula itself.

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  • Edinburgh

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Colonial geopolitics and local cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East (IIIrd Century B.C. – IIIrd Century A.D.)

    Géopolitique coloniale et cultures locales dans l'Orient hellénistique et romain (IIIe siècle av. J.-C. – IIIe siècle ap. J.-C.)

    It seems clear that, in the Greek-speaking regions of the Roman Empire, Hellenistic models (civic, military or institutional) exercised considerable influence over “Italic” colonial projects. Within this field, relations between military colonists and indigenous peoples demand special attention, considering the degree of social, cultural, economic, political and geopolitical transformation brought about by the installation of certain groups upon those lands as a result of the will of the great power(s) that ruled over them. As for the Roman colonization, modern scholars have often described Roman colonies as vectors of Romanization inserted in alien lands, writing that these communities must have functioned as images of a “small Rome.” While the existence of Latin-speaking colonists ruled by a favorable juridical system such as the Ius Italicum cannot be denied, such a reductionist model can no longer be accepted without qualification, especially in the context of the Greek-speaking provinces of the Roman East. The regions of the Eastern Mediterranean world saw the coming of a number of groups of Roman colonists and thus their cultural climate, their agrarian structures and their geopolitical environment changed. The aim of this panel is to explore new research paths based on broader studies in time and space.

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  • Edinburgh

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Meet the New Gods, Same as the Old Gods? Formulary, Ritual and Status in Hellenistic Ruler Cult

    Panel to be held at the Eighth Celtic Conference in Classics

    Despite recent and widespread interest in Greek hero and ruler cult, evaluating the processes that lead to the bestowal of cultic honours on Hellenistic sovereigns still remains a controversial matter. Political readings of such honours within the framework of contemporary international diplomacy and euergetic discourse have picked up on polarities widely discussed by previous bibliography, such as "dynastic vs. civic", "living vs. posthumous", etc. Yet the main focus is still limited to a "top-down" perspective, which leaves aside the fascinating dialectics between "private" and "public", or to perhaps phrase this more accurately, between "institutional" and "non-institutional" actors.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Res Antiquitatis. Journal of Ancient History, volume 3, 2012

    The Centro de História de Além-Mar (CHAM) is accepting proposals of articles for vol. 3 of Res Antiquitatis. Journal of Ancient History (2012). Its scientific field comprises studies focused on Ancient History and, on the other, research into the cultural transmission of traditions concerning Antiquity throughout the ages. Both of these guidelines are privileged by the Editors of this journal. Thus, historiography and the constructed memory of civilizations such as the Mesopotamian, the Egyptian or the Graeco-Roman are themes as relevant for the journal as those regarding specific Ancient History problems.

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  • Paris

    Lecture series - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Achaemenid Babylonia: political history and administration

    M. Michael Jursa, Professeur à l’Université de Vienne (Autriche), invité par l’Assemblée des professeurs du Collège de France, sur la proposition des professeurs Pierre Briant (Chaire histoire et civilisation du monde achéménide et de l'empire d'Alexandre) et Jean-Marie Durand (chaire d'Assyriologie 2001-2011), donnera une série de leçons sur le thème « Empire achéménide et babylonien : histoire politique et administration ».

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  • Strasbourg

    Conference, symposium - Religion

    The Targums in light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period

    Ce colloque s’intéresse aux liens thématiques et théologiques qui unissent ou séparent la littérature targumique et les écrits du Second Temple. La question des sources revêt ici une importance certaine et soulève plusieurs questions délicates : sur quoi reposent les traditions targumiques ? Quel lien existe-t-il entre traditions orales et traditions écrites ? Quelle fut l’importance du beth midrash dans la création et la composition des traditions qui viendront former les grandes recensions targumiques ? Quel rôle ont pu jouer les traditions hénochiques, ou celles d’autres pseudépigraphes, dans la formation des écrits targumiques ? Finalement, en quoi les grandes familles actuelles de targums sont-elles redevables aux écrits parabibliques rédigés aux alentours de notre ère ?

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  • Besançon

    Call for papers - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Historical and Archaeological Atlas of Ancient Asia Minor

    La rencontre qui se tiendra à Besançon les 26 et 27 novembre 2010 est ouverte à toutes les personnes souhaitant poursuivre différemment les recherches sur l’Asie Mineure ancienne, dans un esprit collectif et positif. En effet, il s’agira de discuter la mise en place de l’Atlas historique et archéologique de l’Asie Mineure antique et son lancement effectif. Après avoir effectué un point détaillé sur l’actualité scientifique, les discussions porteront sur l’organisation scientifique du projet, sur les futures perspectives de recherche, mais aussi sur tous les partenariats envisageables. Cette rencontre fera ensuite l’objet d’une publication aussi rapidement que possible.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - History

    Seminar on maritime Exchange between the Iranian and Indian Worlds from the rise of the Achaemenids to Islam

    « Échanges maritimes entre les mondes iranien et indien depuis l’émergence des Achéménides à celle de l’Islam » est un séminaire pluridisciplinaire de l’UMR 7528 « Mondes iranien et indien ». Il se déroulera à la Maison de l’Asie, 4e étage, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, Paris XVIe. Organisateur : Bérénice Bellina (CNRS - UMR « Mondes iranien et indien »).

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