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Call for paper

SYMPOSIA IRANICA : 8-9 April 2015, University of Cambridge

Applications are warmly invited for papers that relate to any aspect of iranian studies in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences. This includes but is by no means limited to :

Ancient through to contemporary history and historiography – Anthropology – Archaeology – Cultural heritage and conservation – Social and political theory – Diaspora and area studies – Ecology and the environment – Economics – Historical geography – History of medecine – Art and Architecture history – Education – International relations and political sciences – Epigraphy – Languages – Literature – Linguistics and Philology – New media and communication studies – Philosophy – Religions and Theology – Classical studies – Sociology – Film studies and the performing arts

We welcome proposals from :

  • Postgraduate students (enrolled or graduating in 2014)
  • PhD Students at any stage of their degree
  • Post-docs (subject to graduation within the last three years)

Deadline : 15 november 2014

More informations on

JOBS : Saruq al-Hadid UAE

The School of Humanities at the University of New England (UNE), Australia, has recently signed an agreement to lead a 3-year programme of collaborative fieldwork and post-excavation research at the prehistoric site of Saruq al-Hadid, UAE. This multi-period site located in the desert region of Dubai, is characterised by abundant material remains, including many thousands of copper, gold and iron alloy artefacts and primary smelting slags, dating principally to the Iron Age.

UNE is recruiting to two post-doctoral/junior research fellowships and offering two international PhD studentships to underpin the Saruq al-Hadid Archaeological Research Project (SHARP). Additional opportunities are available for archaeological excavators to work at the site. Brief details of the positions are as follows :

  • Post-doctoral or Junior Research Fellow – SHARP Field Director 

The successful candidate will direct fieldwork at Saruq al-Hadid and contribute to the analysis and collaborative publication of the project results. Applicants should have broad experience of undertaking an supervising archaeological fieldwork in Arabia and/or Near East, preferably at the level of Field Director, and an Honours level degree or higher in Archaeology. Experience in the excavation of ephemeral sites and/or sites with metallurgical component will be an advantage.

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow – SHARP Analytical Director

The Analytical Director will work as a part of the SHARP team, playing a key role in undertaking and coordinating the multi-stranded archaeometallurgical programme focusing on the analysis of copper, gold and iron alloys and smelting slags. Applicants should have a PhD in archaeometallurgy, preferably with a focuse on Arabia and/or the ancient Near East, and expertise in the compositional, microstructural, and/or isotopic analysis of a range of metallurgical artefacts and residues.

These are fixed term fellowships available for 3 years from the date of appointment. Successful applicants will be based at UNE’s Armidale campus as part of the Archaeological Materials Science Hub, as well as spending several months each year working in the field in Dubai.

  • International PhD Studentships (x2)

These fully funded (fees and stipend) 3-year PhD studentships are available to international or Australian domestic students and will be based at UNE’s Armidale campus. PhD researchers will support the overall SHARP research priorities by investigating particular material components of the site’s archaeological assemblages. Students should have Honous or Masters level qualifications with an archaeological material science component, ideally in archaeometallurgy, and will undertake a substantial research project under the direction of the SHARP leadership team. Previous research experience in Arabia and/or the ancient Near East will be an advantage.

These positions will be advertised shortly. Until then, informal inquiries can be directed to the Project Director, Prof. Lloyd Weeks (UNE) via email ( or telephone (+612 6773 3982)

Lundi 20 octobre 2014

Réunion de l’Association Routes de l’Orient

Au programme :
– Présentation des membres (anciens et nouveaux)
– Actualités de l’Association (projets en cours et à venir)

10h-12h, salle 311, Institut Michelet (3 rue Michelet, 75006 Paris)

Timna excavations, 2015 season

The third season of the Tel Aviv University Central Timna Valley Project (CTV) is coming soon (February 2015) and we welcome students and volunteers to join us. 
The excavations focus on Late Bronze and Iron Age mining and smelting sites in Timna, one of the best preserved ancient copper mining districts world-wide. The season includes a field school that grants TAU academic credit.

More informations :

Jeudi 2 octobre 2014

Conférence des Amis de Larsa

CRASSARD R.* « Derniers chasseurs-cueilleurs et néolithisation en Péninsule arabique« 


10h-12h, salle 106, 1er étage de l’Institut d’Histoire de l’Art et d’Archéologie – 3 rue Michelet, Paris

Le site de Qalhât (Sultanat d’Oman) recherche un archéologue !

                     Dans le cadre du projet de recherche sur le site de Qalhât (Sultanat d’Oman) nous recherchons un(e) archéologue pour la prochaine campagne de fouille (novembre-décembre 2014). Le Projet Qalhât, dirigé par Axelle Rougeulle, est placé sous l’autorité scientifique du CNRS-UMR8167 et bénéficie du soutien du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Ministère du Patrimoine et de la Culture omanais.
Qalhât est une grande cité portuaire médiévale liée au commerce international de l’océan Indien qui a été fondée aux environs de 1100 avant d’être largement détruite par les portugais au début du XVIe siècle. Commencé en 2008, ce projet de recherche a déjà permis de mieux comprendre l’histoire de la ville et d’en préciser l’ organisation générale. Plusieurs monuments prestigieux ont été reconnus et partiellement fouillés, ainsi que des habitats et des ensembles liés aux activités artisanales. Lors de la campagne de cette année, les fouilles archéologiques porteront sur certains bâtiments dont la fonction reste à préciser.
Le ou la candidat(e) devra déjà avoir une expérience de terrain et faire preuve d’une certaine autonomie dans la conduite d’un chantier archéologique.
Pour plus d’informations : 
Pour déposer votre candidature : 

JOBS : Visiting Professor of Assyriology at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC), Changchun (China)

Job : designing and teaching courses to MA and PhD level students in Akkadian, Sumerian, Near Eastern History and Culture. Teach 8-12 hours per week, all in english and contribute to the research output of the department.

Possibility to supervise students if so required.

The appointee will also be co-editor of the department journal, The Journal of Ancient Civilizations.

Appointment : from 1st September 2014 to 10th January and then 1st March to 10th July 2015 (possibility of an extension)

Salary : 5000 RMB to 6500 RMB per month (depending on experience) ; 
University will pay for and provide accomodation for the appointee and to a certain extent cover municipal expenses such as electricity
Health care will be provided by the University

Application : No set deadline : the position will remain open until filled with priority fiven to early applications.

  • All applications must be sent to Professor Zhang Qiang (
  • Application should be in english and contain :
  • a cover letter
  • a CV
  • details of 3 referees with email addresses
  • a publication sample (a chapter from a PhD thesis is also acceptable)

14th POCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology)

« The Many Face(t)s of Cyprus »

Deadline : 31st July 2014
Send Abstracts of no more than 250 words and a title together with your email adress to : baerbel.morstadt[at]  

Papers should last for 20-25 minutes and they will be followed by discussion.
The official language of the meeting is English.

Registration and opening of the meeting will take place on Friday evening (November 14th).
There is no registration fee, however delegats would need to make their own travel plans and arrange their own accomodation.

Interview de Jean-Claude Margueron par Vincent Charpentier sur son ouvrage Cités invisibles, la naissance de l’urbanisme au Proche-Orient ancien (Geuthner 2013) (disponible en podcast dans la rubrique « A écouter, à regarder » de notre site)