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Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets
21st and 22nd March 2017
Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC. Attendance at the conference is free of charge, but please note that places are limited and registration is therefore necessary. If you would like to book a place at the conference, please register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries can also be sent to the same address.
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Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship in the context of the ERC Advanced Grant project, 'The Impact of the Ancient City', under the supervision of Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project aims to explore the impact of the Greco-Roman city on the urbanism of the post-Roman world across the Mediterranean. The focus of the PhD project is on the cities of Italy, through a series of case studies chosen by the applicant. Part of the research will be based at the British School at Rome.
Cities were among the defining features of the ancient world, and urbanism is one of the principal legacies of antiquity. But which were the features of the ancient city that survived, how were they modified and transformed in different contexts at different periods? The aim of the project is to look at the impact of the ancient city, whether through its physical fabric or its ideals and structures, across time and across the Mediterranean, in both the Christian and Islamic worlds.
The focus of the PhD project is on the cities of Italy. It offers a wide choice of case studies at every level: from international hubs from Milan to Naples and Palermo, through centres important at a regional level (from Bologna to Syracuse), to smaller local centres. In all these cases there is a wealth of local archaeology, supported by ample documentary evidence. By examining a number of case studies, to be chosen by the researcher, the project will aim not just to tell local histories, but to tease out patterns of conservation, adaptation and repurposing the legacy of antiquity. The Principal Investigator, Professor Wallace-Hadrill, will act as supervisor with the support of other colleagues in Cambridge, including Professor Martin Millett, Dr Alessandro Launaro and Dr John Patterson. Full details of the project are available at:
Applicants should apply for the PhD at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge via the Applicant Portal in the usual way, but mark clearly that they wish to be considered for the funded studentship on the project: 'The Impact of the Ancient City'. Candidates should have some knowledge of Italian archaeology, through a first degree including Roman archaeology/history. Candidates must either already have a strong reading knowledge of Italian or be prepared to undertake intensive Italian language training before commencing the PhD.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo the usual process for registration for the PhD degree at the end of the first year and annual reviews in the second and third year of study.
Completed applications from those wishing to be considered for this studentship should be uploaded by 1 March 2017.
For details of the application process and the required supporting documentation see:
Students who also wish to be considered for AHRC or other sources of funding should submit their applications by the relevant deadline for those competitions. For details see: