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Exposition Photographique Nomadisme et Pastoralisme au Nord du Croissant Fertile


            La Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès et l’association Routes de l’Orient ont le plaisir de vous inviter à découvrir les photographies de Michael Thevenin au sein de ses locaux, à Nanterre.

Ces clichés ethnographiques, réalisés au cours de trois missions de terrain, vous feront partager le quotidien nomade et pastoral du Nord du Croissant Fertile. A l’occasion de l’inauguration de cette exposition, vous seront également dévoilés les travaux des missions archéologiques associées à ce projet.

Appel à candidatures post-doctorales en Egyptologie (Yale)

Contrat post-doctoral en Egyptologie (Université de Yale – USA)
Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology
Yale University

Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology for the academic year 2016-17. The
activity of this postdoctoral position is two-fold:
a. research and writing in collaboration with the scholarly activities of Egyptology at Yale University;
b. teaching one course per term; a total of two courses per academic year;

This postdoctoral associate position is funded by the William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for
Egyptology, administered by the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Yale
University. This position will also be affiliated with the Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt, which sponsors
research and instruction in the philology and cultures of ancient Egypt and Nubia. Egyptology courses at Yale
present the history, languages, and archaeology of ancient Egypt and her neighboring regions from the earliest
pre-dynastic through the Coptic period. Lectures, seminars, and reading courses cover topics such as art history,
administration and society, burial practices, ceramic technology, military history, Egyptian languages of all
periods (including Coptic), among others.

In addition to the curriculum, Yale’s academic activities in Egyptology include a wide range of visiting scholars,
close affiliation with the Peabody Museum and Beinecke Library, and there are active archaeological missions
in Egypt. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to take an active part in these activities; it is hoped that
s/he will organize at least one substantial international conference during the period of the postdoctoral

The initial appointment is for one year, thereafter renewable (contingent on satisfactory performance), with an
additional one-year appointment. A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required, as is a broad and solid knowledge of or
about Egyptology in all its sub-fields, from prehistory to the end of the Coptic period. Demonstrated ability in
language instruction is desirable. The annual salary is $55,000, plus healthcare benefits.
Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students,
faculty, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected
veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

As of April 19th, 2016 applications can start being uploaded online via Interfolio.

Applicants & writers of recommendation letters must upload documentation via Interfolio: (1) a cover letter, (2)
curriculum vitae, (3) three recommendation letters addressed to the Egyptology Simpson Committee, and (4)
evidence of teaching such as course catalogs, teaching evaluations, and letters from academic institutions listing
courses taught.

Please note that applicants will be prompted in Interfolio to enter the information of recommendation letters writers
who will receive instructions via email regarding how to upload recommendation letters in Intefolio.
For any questions please contact:

Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2016.

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Appel à candidatures doctorales à l’Université de Radboud de Nimègue

Vacation doctorale sur le thème de l’Histoire urbaine du Moyen Orient (Université Radboud de Nimègue – Pays-Bas)

Deadline : 19/06/16

Contact : (Prof. dr. Maaike van Berkel)

At Radboud University, we do research and teach programmes covering the full width of the academic spectrum. We do this on a green, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The atmosphere on campus is open and personal, which stimulates colleagues to share their knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. It encourages all to look further, to see more. Thus, Radboud University contributes to the development of new perspectives. Within science and within society. This makes Radboud University successful and of international importance.

PhD Position on the Urban History of the Middle East (0,8 – 1,0 fte)
Faculty of Arts
Vacancy number: 23.13.16
Application deadline: 19 May 2016

Your project will relate to the governance and experience of urban public space in the Middle East between the 7th and 15th century. As a PhD candidate you will participate in the research institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) of the Faculty of Arts.

Work environment

Radboud University is strategically located in Europe and is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Established in 1923, and situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it has seven faculties and enrols around 20,000 students in 111 study programmes.
The Faculty of Arts consists of ten departments in the areas of language and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and business communication, which together cater for about 2,500 students and collaborate closely in teaching and research. Your research will be embedded in the institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) of the Faculty of Arts.What we expect from you
You should have a Master’s degree, preferably a Research Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2016) or similar qualifications in History, Archaeology, Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic and Islamic Studies. You are result-oriented, are fluent in English and have excellent writing skills in English. Demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be considered an advantage.
What we have to offer
employment: 0,8 – 1,0 fte;
in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
the gross starting salary amounts to €2,174 per month based on full-time employment, and will increase to €2,779 per month in the fourth year;
the total duration of the contract is 4 years. You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;Are you interested?
You should upload your application (attn. of Mr drs. L.J.P.M. van Mosseveld, HR advisor) exclusively using the button ‘Apply’ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
Description of your proposed project, your curriculum vitae and a list of all grades obtained for your BA and MA degrees, all in one PDF file. The description of your proposed project should be submitted according the specific guidelines.The job interviews are scheduled for 3 June 2016.

[Séminaire] Central mediterranean Prehistory (Liverpool)

Séminaire annuel de l’université de Liverpool (19/05/16)

“Central mediterranean Prehistory”

This long standing event aims to gather scholars working on prehistory in the Central Mediterranean in order to present their current research, exchange ideas and explore new research directions in a friendly environment. Academics, post-docs, PhD students and independent scholars from the UK and overseas are encouraged to attend and present papers or posters relevant to the field of prehistory of Italy, Corsica, Malta, the eastern Adriatic coast, southern France, and Mediterranean areas of North Africa. The time frame is from the Palaeolithic to Iron Age, up to 500 BC.

The meeting will take place at the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, The University of Liverpool from about 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m (details on the specific location will be provided at a later date). The seminar is free to attend. Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in presenting your research (as either a 20 min paper or a poster), please send us a title and 200 word abstract by the deadline (now 4th of April 2016). The call for papers welcomes all scholars working in this academic field, and the organisers will seek to accept a balance of papers from established and early career researchers. Please note that we will try to accommodate as many researchers as possible and if we cannot offer a time slot for a presentation, participants will be encouraged to present a poster.
If you wish to attend this meeting (which is open to all) please inform Dan Brown by the 7th of May 2016 so that we can order the right amount of refreshments.

For booking and further information, please contact in the first instance:
Dan Brown (

[Séminaire] Introduction à la conservation-restauration (INHA)

Séminaire de l’ED124 du 1er février au 9 mai 2016 à l’INHA

” Introduction à la conservation-restauration : apport à l’archéologie et à l’histoire de l’art”

Les séances seront assurées par une équipe de conservateurs-restaurateurs diplômés d’Etat.

11 séances le lundi 18h à 20h, salle Demargne, INHA (Paris).

Contact : Hélène Huysseune

Prochaines séances :

4 avril : Œuvres monumentales (F. Foucher, E. Groult-Isingrini, J. Sacleux)

11 avril : Vitrail (E. Groult-Isingrini)

2 mai : Sculpture (J. Sacleux)

9 mai : Peinture (F. Foucher)

Offre de candidature à l’Institut oriental à l’académie des sciences (République Tchèque)

Offre de candidature au département du Moyen-Orient, par the Oriental Insitute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Deadline : 13 mai 2016

The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of the Middle East is offering a position for researchers in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
Eligibility: This position is open to researchers with a PhD degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies or a related field. The candidates must hold their PhD degree at the time of applying for the position or guarantee that they will receive it before the beginning of the position.
Research focus: Philology, History, Cultures of the Ancient Near East.
We expect candidates with experiences in grant activities, a proven publishing record and a working knowledge of an Ancient Near Eastern language.


The position is open beginning by September/October 2016. The duration of the position is 3 years with the possibility of extension. The Institute will provide an office space, computer, proofreading services, library services (including a modest amount for books purchase), and funding for conference or research trips abroad. Researchers are expected to be in residence at the Oriental Institute in Prague. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in all Oriental Institute seminars and other events. This is a non-teaching position. We reserve the right not to fill this position.

Application: Please submit all of the following materials:
1) CV and Publication List;
2) Project proposal:
a. In three to five pages, double spaced 12 pt. font, please explain the project you would undertake in the starting stage of your residence. In addition please include a separate bibliography of works to demonstrate how this project relates to the current state of research;
b. A strong proposal articulates a clear hypothesis and methodology; outlines a clear and realistic work plan; and demonstrates how this contributes to the Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
3) Writing Samples:
a. Please include a writing sample of no more than 20 pages;
b. Please include a Dissertation Abstract of no more than 2 pages.
4) Two letters of Recommendation:
a. Please list the names, addresses and occupations of the two persons, not related to you, who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be complete.

Notification: May/June 2016.

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Dr. Jan Zouplna, Head of the Department of the Middle East –

Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters electronically to:

Doctoral positions in the University of Mainz

6 doctoral positions in the University of Mainz

Deadline : 1 mai 2016

Call for Applications

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group 1876 “Early Concepts of Man and Nature: Universal, Local, Borrowed” established by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz invites applications for

6 doctoral positions (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 13 TV-L 65%)

starting on October 1st, 2016. Initial appointment will be for two years. Subject to continued funding by the German Research Foundation, a further appointment for one more year will be made.

The Research Training Group is directed by scholars from the fields of Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Classics, Byzantine Studies, Medieval German Studies, and Medical History.

In the Research Training Group’s research programme, the object is to record concepts of man and nature in the Near Eastern, Northeast African and European area in the period from ca. 3200 BC until the Middle Ages – starting out from textual, pictorial and material sources – by means of examples and to study them in a culturally immanent as well as transcultural respect. In order to align the spectrum of potential fields of topics in a targeted manner four main focal points of research have been defined:

(1) The origin of the World and the primordial elements;

(2) Natural phenomena, the forces of nature, and natural catastrophes;

(3) Flora, fauna, and landscape;

(4) The conceptualization of the human body, of disease and healing.

Topics for PhD theses must be chosen from one of these four areas and belong to one of the academic the disciplines mentioned above.

We are looking for:

(c)     PhD projects that will connect with and complement dissertation projects within the Research Training Group and

(d)     individual dissertation projects for one of the four areas.

For detailed information regarding our programme for research and training and the academic staff involved with our graduate school, please refer to our homepage (

Requirements for appointment:

          a diploma or master’s degree (or equivalent) with excellent results in one of the disciplines mentioned above and fulfill the necessary requirements for studying for a doctoral degree in either Fachbereich (Faculty) 05 or 07 of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

We provide:

          a PhD programme with clearly defined steps and instruction

          ample opportunities for intensive professional and interdisciplinary exchange

          close supervision by two professors of different academic disciplines of the Research Training Group’s core faculty

          a mentoring programme with cooperating partners in Germany and abroad

          traineeships within cooperating institutes

          additional funding for staying for up to four weeks abroad at a research institute cooperating with our programme as well as for attending conferences inside and outside Germany

          classes helping you to acquire key qualifications (e.g. time-management or academic writing courses)

          a modern and pleasant working environment

          optional six months’ funding for a new research project once you have completed your PhD

We expect:

          prepare a doctoral thesis within our research programme

          scientific training within a structured dissertation programme

          continuous participation in the study programme

          cooperate with other PhD students and scholars from neighbouring fields and discipline

          presence at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

          after the three year funding period: doctorate at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

The following documents must be provided:

          application form (available on thewebsitefor download)

          a letter of motivation

          a curriculum vitae

          a complete transcript of academic records, including the last school report obtained before entering university (Abitur or equivalent)

          a résumé of the graduate thesis you submitted (3 pages)

          your graduate thesis in a pdffile

          an exposé for a PhD thesis in one of the areas of the Research Training Group, summarizing the idea, outlining research questions and state of the art, approach and methods to be used, work and time schedule (4 pages)

          two letters of reference from members of academic staff allowing us to judge your abilities (to be sent before the closing date directly to the spokesperson)

          if available: a list of attended conferences and publications 


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is keen to increase the number of women among its scholars and thus encourages women to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if equally qualified.

Further details regarding the application process and the selection of candidates are given on the homepage of our graduate school. You may also contact a member of the Research Training Group’s staff in your discipline if you have a specific question. For organizational questions you may contact the coordination office.

Please submit your complete application in electronic form (pdf) only no later than May 1st, 2016 to the Research Training Group spokesperson Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening (

[Séminaire] Capitales urbaines en temps de crise environnementale et/ou politique (VEPMO)

Séminaire VEPMO (ArScAn) à Nanterre (11/03/16)

Vendredi 11 mars 2016, à 14h, en salle 102f (MAE, Nanterre)

Assemblant les chercheurs d’Arscan, en particulier VEPMO et d’Archam,  avec Rafael Cobos, chercheur invité du LabEx DynamiTe, archéologue spécialiste de Chichen Itza (aire maya, Mexique) autour du thème:

« Capitales urbaines en temps de crise environnementale et/ou politique : résilience et prédation ».

Il s’agira de croiser les visions de l’Ancien et du Nouveau Monde sur les sociétés urbaines et leurs stratégies en temps de crise afin de comprendre les mécanismes sous-jacents à leurs adaptations. Nous aborderons différents cas d’émergences rapides de phénomènes urbains et/ou d’abandons en tenant compte des contextes de crises climatiques et politiques.
Ceux qui souhaiteraient présenter un exemple doivent me contacter rapidement Camille Clément ( Même s’il s’agira d’échanges peu formalisés sur le mode de la conversation, une rapide présentation de 5-10 minutes avec quelques images/plans/cartes des zones d’étude dans un petit powerpoint permettra à tous de comprendre les enjeux du cas choisi.