Call for Applications: “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”

Job advertisement
Within the Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, which is financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation), there are at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz 6 positions for doctoral research associates (pay scale TV-L13, 2/3 FTE) to be filled by 1st April 2022 for a contract period of three years.
Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Ancient Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, Early Modern Church History, Classical Archaeology, Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology.
The goal of the Research Training Group is to examine the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War from a transcultural perspective, from the Roman Imperial Period to the Early Modern Period. With cultures of war are understood to be the forms and practices of war as well as the norms, interpretations, attributions of meaning and reflections referring to war. The mutual processes of exchange, differentiation or reception will be explored via four thematic areas:
1. Strategies of justification and legitimation
2. Conceptualizations of persons and groups
3. Rituals and worship
4. Knowledge and infrastructure
A thorough description of the research program and the emphases of the participating disciplines is available on the homepage []. The prospective dissertation project must address at least one of these thematic areas as well as be housed within one of the participating disciplines. The primary criterion for the evaluation of applications is the originality and quality of the research project summarized in the exposé. Suitable candidates can also apply on the basis of suggested topics – a selection of possible dissertation topics is likewise to be found on the homepage []
Upon acceptance the graduate students are to participate in a structured doctoral program at the JGU Mainz, for which residence in Mainz is required. The Research Training Group offers intensive specialized and interdisciplinary exchange, cross-
disciplinary doctoral supervision by two professors from amongst the participating scholars, praxis-oriented courses directed at public engagement (including through museums), a comprehensive range of key qualifications (e.g. from the sphere of Digital Humanities) and diverse opportunities for international networking.
Requirements for the application include a degree (Magister, M.A. or the equivalent) completed with above-average marks in a participating or related field as well as openness to interdisciplinary work.
The following application materials are to be submitted electronically in a single .pdf
(in German or English):
A letter of application (one page)
An outline of the planned dissertation project (two pages)
A curriculum vitae with list of publications (if applicable), degree diplomas, certificates of scholarly activities
Master’s Thesis (or equivalent)
The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is keen on increasing the proportion of women within the sphere of scholarship and therefore especially welcomes applications from female researchers. Please refer to any disability status in the application.
For subject-related questions please direct your queries to the corresponding specialists of the Research Training Group, other questions to the Spokes-person.
The application deadline ends by 3rd January 2022.
The application materials along with two letters of recommendation from university-level instructors, who should submit their letters separately, are to be addressed to the Spokesperson of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch, (address:; subject-line: grk2304_Last Name).

Research Assistant, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Research Assistant position has been funded by the Giorgi Family Foundation to assist Andrea Myers Achi, Assistant Curator in The Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters with work related to the Museum’s Early Christian and Byzantine Collections. The primary project through 2024 will be the completion of the organization, installation and deinstallation of the exhibition “Africa and Byzantium” (working title) that opens October 30, 2023. The show will explore translations of Byzantine art and culture by local and foreign artists working in Africa from the fourth through fifteenth centuries and beyond. Additionally, the Research Assistant will be involved with the continuing development of the organization of the Museum’s Byzantine Egyptian collections; and assisting with the maintenance of the Early Christian and Byzantine portions of the Medieval Department’s permanent galleries. All of this is done in collaboration with C. Griffith Mann, Michel David -Weill Curator in Charge of the Department and other curators as relevant.

Brown University 2-year Mellon Postdoc in Critical Classical Reception

Brown University’s Department of Classics and Department of Comparative Literature invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Classical Reception. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2022. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

We are particularly interested in scholars of Greek and Roman antiquity (broadly conceived) and its legacies, and who approach those legacies through a critical framework and as a means of addressing and engaging with urgent issues of modernity. We wish to foster engagements with the “classical” that challenge dominant narratives about the meaning, significance, and value of that material and of the Greco-Roman legacy at large, in both the European West and beyond. We would welcome teaching, advising and research that adopts a critical classical receptions perspective to explore topics such as ability, canonicity, democracy, disciplinary history, embodiment, gender and sexuality, ideology, identity, mobility and migration, race and ethnicity, and the nation state.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D. in a humanities field (including, but not limited to, Classics, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Area Studies, and Modern Languages) within the past five (5) years and from an institution other than Brown. The fellow will teach two courses each year, which will be cross-listed in the Cogut Institute’s Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Institute and expected to participate in the weekly seminars and other activities of the Institute. Fellows will receive a stipend of $61,500, with an increase to $63,906 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

Application Instructions
All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions (150-250 words) of 3-4 proposed courses, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by February 11, 2022. Applicants must apply online. Applications received by that date will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

For further inquiries, please contact Johanna Hanink (

4-year post-doc in Greek philology and palaeography at Venice (ERC project PURA)

The ERC project Purism in Antiquity: Theories of Language in Greek Atticist Lexica and their Legacy (PURA:, based at the Department of Humanities of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is seeking a post-doc in Greek philology with an expertise in palaeography and the history of the circulation of Greek manuscripts in the West.
The post-doc will be required to undertake research on the manuscript transmission and circulation of Atticist lexica (and particularly of Phrynichus’ Eclogue, Pollux’s Onomasticon and Moeris’ Atticist, which have the largest tradition). The outputs of this research are described in the official call:; English version:
The post-doc will run for 4 years (3+1: please note that, for administrative reasons, the job advert states that the job is for 3 years, but in fact the post-doc will run for 4 years subject to evaluation of the candidates’ research activity). The preferred starting date is 1 January 2022, but this may be slightly delayed depending on the successful candidate’s availability. The salary is around 30,000 euros per annum (before taxes).
The call deadline is 1 December 2021, 12pm (Italian time). Applicants will need to have a doctorate by the call deadline.
The ideal candidate will need to have:
– excellent knowledge of the development of Greek and Byzantine philology, and especially the transmission of lexicographical and scholarly materials from ancient to medieval and modern times.
– skills in the use of the reference editions for Atticist lexicography.
– excellent knowledge of the paths of transmission of Greek scholarly texts – especially as concerns Atticist lexica – between Byzantium and the West, as regards both the material production of copies and the impact that the circulation of these texts had on Greek teaching and learning between the 15th and 17th centuries.
For enquiries about the job, please contact the PI, Olga Tribulato:
Enquiries of an administrative nature cannot be answered by the PI and should be sent to

Application for Byzantine Numismatic Cataloguer and Linked-Open-Data Coordinator

Application for Byzantine Numismatic Cataloguer and Linked-Open-Data Coordinator
The Numismatic Collection of Firestone Library Collections, Princeton University, seeks a specialist to provide detailed description of over five thousand coins of the Byzantine Empire from the newly acquired Donald and Theodotou Collections. The work includes examination of coins, comparison with published descriptions, data entry in a specialized database, and digital photography. Sorting coins into trays and labelling them are included. If time permits, additional related duties may be assigned, including limited supervision of student cataloguers. The position reports to the Curator of Numismatics. The person hired will also be involved in the establishment of a federated database to catalogue and digitize Byzantine coin holdings in various collections worldwide. The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second-year dependent on availability and performance of position holder and availability of funds

Major Responsibilities
*Catalogue the newly acquired Peter J. Donald and Chris Theodotou collections of Byzantine Coins into the Library’s online digital database
*Catalogue other uncatalogued Byzantine coins of the Firestone Library’s numismatic collection, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Antioch Excavation Collection into the Library’s online database and integrate all coins on trays with proper identifying labels
*Work with representatives of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Center and to establish and implement a linked-open data platform for Byzantine coins
*Research and establish unique issue identifiers for Byzantine coins for the period 1204-1453.

Dr. Alan Stahl (Curator of Numismatics) and Donald Thornbury (Head, Technical Services for Special Collections) will mentor and supervise the cataloguer in their daily work, and will hold a joint bi-weekly meeting in which he or she will report on their advancement.

Essential Qualifications
*Advanced degree in History, Classics, Art History or related field, with significant work on Byzantium or the medieval Mediterranean.
*Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and productively with scholarly resources and to meet production goals.
*Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with curatorial and technical staff.
*Must comply with RBSC security procedures.

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience with numismatic description.
*Experience with management of structured descriptive data for library resources and for digital databases
*Experience with digital photography and Adobe PhotoShop.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Applications received after December 15, 2021 will not be guaranteed full review.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Assistant Professor in Art History, Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, in collaboration with the School of Art, is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Art History. The successful candidate will begin service in this full- time position at the beginning of the 2022 fall semester.
Ph.D. in Art History or related disciplines with specialization in the pre-modern era (pre- 1600) that engages the artistic, visual, and material cultures of Europe in its intersectional encounters with the circum-Mediterranean, circum-Atlantic, or circum-Pacific. Degree must be conferred by August 2022. Successful candidates must demonstrate potential for sustained research and publication, and commitment to continual growth as an educator and researcher within a state university system. Candidates must be committed to quality education, serving diverse student populations, collaboration, and collegiality. The ideal candidate will exhibit familiarity with current trends in Art History, will have a record of effectiveness as an Instructor of Record, and will practice inclusive and equitable pedagogical strategies. The successful candidate will teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses within their area(s) of specialization as well as the core curriculum pre- 1400 art history survey course.
The ideal candidate will work in a cross-cultural area of specialization that complements the faculty in our program and other campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives at TTU, such as the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center, the Hispanic World Working Group, and our local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. We are interested in candidates who possess demonstrable interest in art-historical methodology and historiography, and who can incorporate digital humanities or cross-cultural pedagogies. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

TT-Position at Penn State: Early Christianity esp. in Africa and/or Near East

Assistant or Associate Professor in Early Christianity

The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) and the Program in Jewish Studies ( ) at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park ( ), invite applications for the appointment of a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of early Christianity, beginning August 2022, or as agreed upon.

Responsibilities will involve a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The successful candidate is expected to teach broad survey courses that contribute to the General Education curriculum offered jointly by CAMS and Jewish Studies (e.g., New Testament; Early Christianity) and undergraduate courses in early Christian literature, history and special topics at all levels. Research will include the history and literature of early Christianity, with a focus on early Christianity in Africa (i.e., Egypt or Ethiopia) or the Near East where possible. Complementary areas of teaching or research specialization may include material culture, archaeology, race, or gender and sexuality. The department embraces the entire Mediterranean and Near Eastern world in antiquity and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the dialogue across the fields of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and to the department’s study abroad programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to promote and advance the department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

This position may be filled at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies, History, Classics, African Studies or related field in hand by the start date; expertise in one or more relevant ancient language (e.g., Greek, Ethiopic, Coptic, Syriac); evidence of scholarly publication and productivity; and at least two years of undergraduate-level teaching experience. Candidates for Associate Professor must have all aforementioned requirements as well as an additional two (for a minimum of four) years of undergraduate-level teaching experience.

Additional Information: Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (including contact information for their three references), a sample of scholarly writing (no more than thirty pages), and a teaching portfolio online at . In the cover letter, applicants should include a statement describing how they envision helping to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community at Penn State. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online at . System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5 document limit.

Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews of selected candidates will be conducted by Zoom.

Job: Assistant Professor of Art History, Florida State University, Open field

Open field, Tenure track

Assistant Professor of Art History, Florida State University


Open October 1, through November 29, 2021



The Department of Art History at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment with a 2/2 teaching load.  The field of specialization is open; we seek a scholar whose research interests will contribute to our faculty strengths and attract new constituents to our programs (BA, MA, PhD). The ideal candidate will demonstrate how their methodological, theoretical, and evidentiary perspectives in research and teaching will intersect and expand departmental activities in medieval, early modern, Ibero-American colonial, Caribbean, contemporary African, African diasporas, modern and contemporary art, the visual cultures of the Americas, our program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS), and in our study-abroad centers in FSU’s International Programs.

Apply Link:

Job ID#:  50097

Contact Info: Inquiries about this position may be directed to: Adam Jolles, Chair, Department of Art History (

Job: Cappella Romana Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations

Cappella Romana is hiring
Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations
Cappella Romana is seeking to fill a new position of Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations beginning at the earliest 15 October 2021. The director will assist Cappella Romana’s Executive and Musical Directors in developing and executing initiatives to fulfill and support Cappella Romana’s mission: to combine passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music.
The ideal candidate will possess: a) a master’s or doctoral degree with specialization in the music, art, history literature, or theology of the churches and cultures of Eastern Christianity; and b) directorial, managerial, or administrative experience in academic, educational, or cultural organizations.
Please send a letter of application, résumé/CV, and a writing sample of one or more of the following: grant narrative, promotional/blog/fundraising copy, and/or short academic article.
Please send all materials in one PDF to
Initial deadline 6 October 2021; Open until filled.

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