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Fellowships and Research Support Program 2020, Koç University, Turkey


Deadline:

April 03, 2020


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Fellowships and Research Support Program 

MA and PhD Student Stipends

M.A. and Ph.D. students pursuing topics relevant to KUDAR’s mission, and enrolled in the Department of Archaeology and the History of Art at Koç University, are eligible for our annual stipends.  This support is offered as part of the potential student’s enrollment package, and varies between two years for an MA student, and four years for a PhD candidate.  Stipends are renewed on an annual basis, subject to a review of the student’s progress.

KUDAR is seeking applicants for its funded MA and PhD stipends, to begin in the Autumn of 2020.  Recipients of these stipends will receive a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and the possibility of housing near campus.  In addition to two open positions, for which applicants are able to propose their own research agendas, we are also seeking applicants for the following funded MA and PhD positions to begin in the Autumn of 2020:

Republican, Imperial, and Byzantine-period Amphorae

As part of the AMD (Ancient Maritime Dynamics) Project based at Koç University, we are seeking a student to catalogue and analyze a collection of 44 amphorae presently on display in the Antiquarium of the villa maritima Museum in Minori, Italy, for their MA thesis.  Recovered from the sea in the 1960s and the 1990s and preliminarily documented, this corpus of material needs to be comprehensively studied.  The successful applicant’s final work will include typological and macroscopic analyses, a study of the collection’s provenance, and the contextualization of the corpus within the ongoing AMD project.

Applicants should have a degree in Archaeology, Classics, or a closely-related discipline, a demonstrable familiarity with amphora typologies relevant to the proposed project, and experience working with archaeological material in the field or in a museum environment.  In addition to meeting the English-language requirements of Koç University, a knowledge of Italian is desired but not necessary.  The successful applicant will receive a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and possible housing near campus.  The individual will become a full-time MA student at Koç University in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, but will spend time in Italy (Naples and Minori), conducting their research with local scholars.

Roman Republican-era Lead Anchor Elements

As part of the AMD (Ancient Maritime Dynamics) Project based at Koç University, we are seeking a student to catalogue and analyze a collection of 15 Roman-Republican period lead anchor stocks and collars, presently on display in the villa maritima museum of Minori, Italy, for their MA thesis.  Recovered from the sea in the 1960s, and only cursorily documented, this small collection needs to be comprehensively studied.  The successful applicant’s final work should include typological, metallurgical, and/or archaeometric analyses, a study of the collection’s provenance, and the contextualization of the results within the ongoing AMD project.

Applicants should have a degree in Archaeology, Classics, or a closely-related discipline, a familiarity with archaeometric methods, the documentation and study of Roman-period anchor elements, and experience working with archaeological material in the field or in a museum environment.  In addition to meeting the English-language requirements of Koç University, a knowledge of Italian is desired but not necessary.  The successful applicant will receive a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and possible housing near campus.  The individual will become a full-time MA student at Koç University in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, but will spend time in Italy (Naples and Minori), conducting their research with local scholars.

Vernacular Boatbuilding Practices of the Amalfi Coastline:

As part of the ongoing KUDAR project to model and to understand changes in the maritime cultural landscape of the Amalfi coastline, we are seeking a student to document and to study the vernacular wooden boatbuilding practices of the communities in this region in Italy for their PhD thesis.  Consisting of small port towns dominated by maritime industries (fishing, commerce, tourism, and transportation), wooden boatbuilding has been a practice vital to the livelihood of this area.  The goal of this study is to generate a comprehensive record of the region’s vernacular building practices by recording examples of the vessels and conducting ethnographic work with local builders, before this physical and intellectual history disappears.

We are seeking a candidate who has a degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Ethnography, or a closely-related field, a familiarity with the standards and practices of interviewing subjects, and a demonstrable familiarity and interest in the construction and recording of vernacular wooden craft.  In addition to meeting the English-language requirements of Koç University, a knowledge of Italian is necessary.  The successful applicant will become a full-time PhD student at Koç University in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, but will be co-supervised by Dr. Chiara Zazzaro at the University of Naples l’Orientale.  The successful candidate will be expected to spend time in both locations conducting their research.

 

The deadline for applications is April 3rd, 2020.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

 


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January 19, 2020




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