Research fellowship on Venice Area Roman, Late Antique and Early Medieval Harbor System: Archaeology and Topography of Multi-Focal Site. Amphorae, Goods, and Infrastructures
The Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia invites applications for a post-doc fellowship in: TITLE: Venice Area Roman, Late Antique and Early Medieval Harbor System: Archaeology and Topography of Multi-Focal Site. Amphorae, Goods, and Infrastructures. SSD: L-ANT/09 - ANCIENT TOPOGRAPHY (70%), L-ANT/10 - METHODS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH (30%). Abstract: The Project Approdi and the Torcello Pilot Action will test of the feasibility of a master plan for an innovative coastal and lagoon archaeological park with 0 impact and 0 infrastructures in the archaeological park of Venice Early Medieval Harbor the most antique port of Venice around Torcello and the island of Torcello. The action will be implemented through scientific archaeological analysis of the harbor infrastructures and of the goods traded in the area. The results will be the part of a plan to develop cultural tourism strategies in connection with local stakeholders and shared cultural experiences around an archaeological excavation. The public and the tourists will participate to the archaeological excavation and studies engaging themselves directly with the archaeologists and the scientists. Being able to literally “touch” the materiality of the past, the community will experience a unique perspective on the history of Venice. The collaboration with the Superintendence, and with the Altino and Torcello Archaeological Museums will develop new form of cultural tourism alternative to the mass tourism General Objective of the Research Altino and Torcello were proto-capitalistic sites. In large parts, the production of shipyards, the timber industry, as well as glass and metal productions, were all undertaken by labor that had a similar status to slaves. So, how were Altino and then Torcello inhabited? How were they sustained? And how did they end? And how do we re-narrate threir history? The answers that come from archaeology are multiple and complex. We should consider the organization of production and trade in late antique Italy; we need to review the imported goods, the amphorae’s distribution, their reuse in specific infrastructures. We need to study the social and organizational systems of the local and displaced population, understand their human impact on the environment. Specific Objectives of the Research Grant: The specific aims of the grant are; - Analysis Amphorae distribution and their reuse in the lagoon area; - GIS assessment of the harbor system in the Venice Area: Infrastructure, Artifacts, and Geomorphology. Tutor: Prof. Elisabetta Zendri The research may be carried out in English. The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
Who can apply
Prospective candidates are expected to hold a master’s degree in Archaeology or equivalent disciplines. Ca' Foscari encourages applications from researchers with positive evaluation in all the criteria in individual proposals such as Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar. Researchers having successfully completed by 30/04/2018 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) or similar funded projects are warmly encouraged to apply. Duration of contract: 12 months approximately starting: July 2018 Stipend: The research fellowship amounts to 19367,00 Euros per year, including taxes and social charges.
Deadline for submission of applications: 27/06/2018, 12.00 noon.
How to apply:
Candidates should submit
1. The application form;
2. A CV in European format, duly dated and signed;
3. A copy of a valid identity document (either Identity Card or Passport);
4. (If available) Evaluation Summary Reports of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships/ ERC Starting Grants/FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/SIR (Scientific Young Independence Research) individual proposals having passed all the evaluation thresholds;
5. (If available) Details of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships, ERC Starting Grants, FIRB (Italian Fund for basic research investments)/ SIR Scientific Young Independence Research funded projects;
6. All documents, qualifications and publications relevant for the selection procedure (please, see the notice link). All the schemes of the quoted documentation are available on the website.
The interview will be held in any case on 29/06/2018, h. 12,00 a.m. (Rome CET) at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, - Scientific Center - Eta Building - floor 1 - Prof. Elisabetta Zendri - office, Via Torino, 155 – Mestre (Venice). The short-list of the candidates admitted to the interview will be available on 29/06/2018 office Prof. Elisabetta Zendri . Any postponement, will be published on the University’s webpage (link). Candidates will be required to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and expertise:
- Roman and Early Medieval Harbor System in North Italy: Archaeology and Topography;
- Amphorae from North Italy, 1st-10th cent. AD, types and line of study;
- Archaeology and Community: Contemporary approaches to shared cultural eco-touristic actions;
- Good knowledge of English
- Good knowledge of Italian (in case of foreign candidates) Candidates living farther than 200 Kms from Venice may ask to hold a telematic interview.
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