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Study Opportunities 2017




M.A. in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

Where: Nyack College - New York City Campus
Web Site: www.facebook.com/nyackcollegeajco
Contact Information: AJCO@nyack.edu


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October



Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2014-2017

Where: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Faculty of Humanities
Application Dadline: October 16, 2013
Web Site: www.scholion.huji.ac.il/en
Contact Information: scholarships.huji.ac.il

The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Scholion - Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies

The fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.

Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees recently, no earlier than October 2009. Candidates who have not yet graduated may apply if their dissertations are submitted by October 16, 2013. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their degrees by April 1, 2014. Shortlisted candidates from Israel and abroad will be invited for an interview and lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Thursday, January 2, 2014.



November



Saving the Stones: Practical Conservation Training Internship

Where: February 17 - July 17, 2014
Date: Application Dadline: November 15, 2013 (Earlybird discount if received by November 2)
Web Site: http://conservationcenter.org.il
Contact Information: info@conservationcenter.org.il
Download an application: http://conservationcenter.org.il/sts/application

Saving the Stones is a three or five month training internship in conservation and historic preservation. The program is intended to give recent graduates of archaeology, architecture, design, history, art, geography, and other related subjects, the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge hands-on in the field of conservation.

Held at the campus of the International Conservation Center - "Citta di Roma", Israel 's primary technical institute for the training of practical conservation and restoration, in partnership with ICCROM and the Israel Antiquities Authority. This training internship provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, Israel.

Acre is an historic port city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to remains of world cultures including the Hellenistic, Roman, Mamluk, Crusaders, Ottoman Empire , and the British Mandate.

The program includes:
Three intensive months foundational conservation and historic preservation studies, including theoretical and practical documentation and survey methods, and treatment planning through to application. Two months optional advanced practicum, during which the knowledge acquired by the foundation unit is applied and thorough personal research is conducted.

On site practical application with ongoing national conservation projects. Including: mortar and stone preservation at the Western Wall Tunnels, mosaic conservation at Caesarea, and historic building technologies in Acre .


Throughout the program, you will work alongside conservation specialists, archaeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level.

You will develop your conservation skills and techniques, make important contacts, and gain the practical experience you need to stand out in the eyes of future employers and graduate school admissions. Generous tuition grants are available to eligible applicants.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Where: Jewish Theological Seminary
Application Deadline: November 11, 2013
Contact Information: Postdoc@jtsa.edu

The Graduate School of JTS invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in any field of Jewish Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $50,000 per year and faculty benefits, including funds for research and conferences. The Fellow will be expected to teach two courses and to present his/her scholarly research annually both to the JTS faculty and in a public forum. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at JTS. Preference may be given to candidates whose research interests correspond to those of faculty and graduate students at JTS, or to those for whom the use of the JTS library and special collections will be most profitable.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past three years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the PhD in hand by August 15, 2014. Applicants should submit electronically:

- A letter of intent stating how applicant would use the year to further his/her research and scholarly publication
- A current CV
- Three letters of recommendation, including one that speaks to applicant's teaching ability
- A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages
- A teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching interests, syllabi and evaluations as available

JTS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factors as prohibited by law. Previous applicants are eligible to re-apply.


December



Visiting Research Scholar Program

Where: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World - New York University
Application Deadline: December 2, 2013
Web Site: http://isaw.nyu.edu/academics/visiting-scholars


February



PhD in Groningen

Where: The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands )
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
Web Site: http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolthrs/admissions/phd/index
Contact Information: m.popovic@rug.nl

The Qumran Institute ( University of Groningen , the Netherlands ) is offering a possibility for applicants with an interest in Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls is to compete in the general round of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen;

Research proposals should fit within the research profile of the Faculty and of the Qumran Institute, which is aimed at studying the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective within their ancient cultural contexts (ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman). For examples of the Institute's research profile, see, e.g., the two conferences in 2008 (Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism) and 2010 (The Jewish Revolt against Rome : Interdisciplinary Perspectives), published by Brill in 2010 and 2011.
See: www.rug.nl/qumraninstitute

A PhD in Groningen , some of the benefits:

  • broad multidisciplinary context for study, e.g., within the department of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Origins (http://www.rug.nl/ggw/onderzoek/vakgroepen/JCI), or the research institute CRASIS, in which Ancient History, Classics, Archaeology and Theology/Religious Studies participate; in addition to monthly seminars, we have an annual meeting and masterclass, last year with Greg Woolf on social networks, this year with Martin Goodman on cultural encounters; see www.rug.nl/crasis
  • opportunities to cooperate with other European universities nearby
  • a short research period at another university (such plans should already be indicated in the application)
  • the Qumran Institute is involved in the Journal for the Study of Judaism and Dead Sea Discoveries
  • international faculty and university, both staff and students, from all over the world (PhD courses and supervision are in English)
  • good salary (e.g., pension, social benefits), and no tuition


For more information, contact
Prof. Dr. Mladen Popovic
Chair Old Testament and Early Judaism
Director Qumran Institute
m.popovic@rug.nl
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen , the Netherlands


Saving the Stones: Practical Conservation Training Internship

Dates:February 18, 2013 - July 13, 2013
Application Deadline: December 12, 2012
Web Site: www.antiquities.org.il/akko/
Email: center@israntique.org.il

Saving the Stones is a three or five month training internship in conservation and historic preservation. The program is intended to give recent graduates of archaeology, architecture, design, history, art, geography, and other related subjects, the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge hands-on in the field of conservation.

Held at the campus of the Center in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre, this training internship provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills.

Acre is an historic port city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to remains of world cultures including the Hellenistic, Roman, Mamluk, Crusaders, Ottoman Empire , and the British Mandate.

The program includes:
Three intensive months foundational conservation and historic preservation studies, including theoretical and practical documentation and survey methods, and treatment planning through to application.

Two months optional advanced practicum, during which the knowledge acquired by the foundation unit is applied and thorough personal research is conducted.

On site practical application with ongoing national conservation projects. Including: mortar and stone preservation at David's Tomb and the Western Wall Tunnels, mosaic conservation at Caesarea, and historic building technologies in Acre .

Throughout the program, you will work alongside conservation specialists, archaeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level.

You will develop your conservation skills and techniques, make important contacts, and gain the practical experience you need to stand out in the eyes of future employers and graduate school admissions.
Generous tuition grants are available to eligible applicants.

Contact the International Conservation Center : center@israntique.org.il for more information and to request an application package. Short term workshops and courses are also available.

July

2005
April 15 -June 3

COURSE: Life in Ancient Israel
Oriental Institute- University of Chicago


Enter the world of the ancient Israelites in this course that sheds new light on life in the land of the Bible. Learn how the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and the latest studies of biblical texts enable scholars to present a multi-dimensional picture of everyday life from the fields of the farmers to the streets of the cities to the courts of the kings. Discussion covers such topics as home and family, feasts and festivals, making a living, travel and trade, and literacy and education. Exploration of religious practices includes a review of cultic practices, sacred sites, and temple architecture. Special references are made to biblical passages where new understandings reveal fascinating details on ancient Israelite life and culture.
Instructor Aaron A. Burke is a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.
This class meets at the Oriental Institute from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday evenings beginning April 15 and continuing through June 3, 2004. Pre-registration is required.
This course offers 16 Teacher Recertification CPDUs from the Illinois State Board of Education. For more information call Museum Education at (773) 702-9507.
Required Texts:
Life in Biblical Israel. Philip J. King and Lawrence E. Stager. Library of Ancient Israel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.
Who Were the Israelites and Where Did They Come From? William G. Dever. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1994.
Co-sponsored by the Graham School of General Studies

Fee: $175 for Oriental Institute Members, $195 for Non-Members.

University of Groningen, Netherlands

The Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies of the University of Groningen announces a search to fill three Ph.D. positions.

The Faculty runs three research programmes, among which a programme in Jewish and Christian Traditions. Excellent and suitable candidates, who have finished a relevant MA, are encouraged to apply. The research group consists of Professor Ed Noort (OT, Archaeology & Biblical Theology), dr Jacques van Ruiten (OT & Early Judaism), Professor Florentino Garc?a Mart?nez (Early Judaism & Qumran), dr Eibert Tigchelaar (Early Judaism & Qumran), Professor Gerard Luttikhuizen (NT & Gnosticism), and dr George van Kooten (NT & Hellenism).

At this stage, candidates should only send their curriculum vitae, a title of proposed research, a brief research proposal including a presentation and definition of the principal questions and problems, a brief general outline of the prospective table of contents, and a specification of referents, altogether certainly not exceeding two pages. Please send your application to Professor Ed Noort, Email , before November 10th, 2003. After initial screening, the most suitable candidates will be invited to submit a full-scale proposal. For further enquiries, contact Professor Noort, Telephone 0031-50-363 55 67 (office); 0031-598-35 07 54 (home), or Email .

The PhD appointments entail a 4-year fixed term contract, pay award rising over the years from EURO 1,683 to 2,258 per month. After one year an assessment takes places.

The University of Groningen is a strong, interdisciplinary university in the Netherlands. There is a direct connection between London Stansted and Groningen Airport (Ryanair).

Dr. Eibert Tigchelaar
Qumran Instituut
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 38
9712 GK Groningen
Netherlands



Dead Sea Scrolls Web Page
Divinity School
University of St Andrews

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_sd/qumran.html

This page was created and is maintained by Dr. James R. Davila, Lecturer in Early Jewish Studies, for the honours course module DI3212/3213 (postgraduate DI4212), "The Dead Sea Scrolls," to be taught for the first time in the spring semester of 2001. This module is a survey of the Dead Sea Scrolls and related manuscript finds from the Judean Desert. The class will read and discuss the major sectarian texts from Qumran with a view toward understanding their place in Second Temple Judaism. Attention will also be given to the archaeological context of the Qumran discoveries, as well as to the revolutionary importance of the scrolls for our understanding of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Related manuscript discoveries will also be studied, such as the letters from the period of the Bar Kokhba revolt. Readings for the online course will be in English only. A schedule of classes and topics will be added to this page in due course.

A public discussion group for this module will open in early February of 2001, and the students and instructor will use electronic mail to dialogue with students and scholars outside the University of St. Andrews on the subject matter of the course. Subscriptions to the Dead Sea Scrolls/Qumran list are now being accepted, although the list itself will not open for discussion until early February. But I will be sending out updates and bulletins to subscribers in the meantime. If you are interested in subscribing, please read the Community Rule that describes what we are about. If you would still like to join after reading the Community Rule for the qumran list, send an email message to:

majordomo@st-andrews.ac.uk

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University of Cincinnati
Margo Tytus
Visiting Scholar's Program


The University of Cincinnati Classics Department is pleased to announce the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program. Tytus Fellows, in the fields of philology, history and archaeology will ordinarily be at least 5 years beyond receipt of the Ph. D. Apart from residence in Cincinnati during term, the only obligation of Tytus Fellows is to pursue their own research. Fellowships are tenable during the regular academic year (October 1 to May 31).

There are two categories of Tytus Fellowships, long-term and short-term. Long Term Fellows will come to Cincinnati for a minimum of one academic quarter (two and a half months) and a maximum of three during the regular academic year. They will receive a monthly stipend of $1000 plus housing and a transportation allowance. Short Term Fellows will come to Cincinnati for a minimum of one month and a maximum of two during the regular academic year. They will receive housing and a transportation allowance.

Both Long Term and Short Term Fellows will also receive office space and enjoy the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries. While at Cincinnati Tytus Fellows will be free to pursue their own research.

The University of Cincinnati Burnam Classics Library is one of the world's premier collections in the field of Classical Studies. Comprising 175,000 volumes, the library covers all aspects of the Classics: the languages and literatures, history, civilization, art, and archaeology. Of special value for scholars is both the richness of the collection and its accessibility -- almost any avenue of research in the classics can be pursued deeply and broadly under a single roof. The unusually comprehensive core collection, which is maintained by three professional classicist librarians, is augmented by several special collections such as 15,000 nineteenth century German Programmschriften, extensive holdings in Palaeography, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. At neighboring Hebrew Union College, the Klau Library, with holdings in excess of 400,000 volumes, is rich in Judaica and Near Eastern Studies.

Application Deadline: January 1.

For application forms please write to
Director, Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program
Department of Classics
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0226

e-mail: secretary@classics.uc.edu
http://classics.uc.edu/tytus

Getzel M. Cohen
Professor of Classics and History
Director, Tytus Visiting Scholars Program
Phone: 513-556-1951; Fax: 513-631-1715
Dept. of Classics, 410 Blegen Library, University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0226





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