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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Center for the Humanities for a term of two years beginning in July 2017. 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 archaeologists who approach cultural heritage as an interdisciplinary field devoted to the many dimensions of cultural heritage, in particular as material, intangible, emotional, and intellectual. We wish to encourage engagements with cultural and material heritage that challenge dominant nationalist and other ideological frameworks and incorporate the active participation of local communities and marginalized peoples in heritage discourses and representations. We can also envision teaching, advising and research that from a critical perspective on cultural heritage explore topics such as: authenticity, identity, ideology, ownership, commodification, culture and conflict, trauma and memorialization, indigenous rights, and hybridity and cosmopolitanism.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D. within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or Cultural Studies. Fellows will and teach two courses each year (which will be cross-listed in the Cogut Center’s Humanities course offerings). The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. Fellows will receive a stipend of $61,500, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by March 15, 2017.  Applications received by March 15, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/40133.  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information click here…

Bursary places for CPD course on Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs

Understanding and Inspecting Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs
A two day CPD course introducing those involved in the specification and inspection of historic buildings to traditional roofing materials and methods. Held at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle on 8 & 9 February 2017.

A limited number of reduced price places (£90) are available for early career professionals, students and unwaged attendees. Contact Pete at heritagepractice@le.ac.uk to book a reduced price place.

PhD Research Opportunities 2017/18

For its intake of postgraduate research students, the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment is particularly keen to receive applications addressing the topics for Art and Design and for the Built Environment.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact the supervisor(s)/contact(s) associated with particular projects and research areas in sufficient time in advance of applying before the deadline of 24th February 2017, in order to receive feedback on their proposal drafts. Contact details for University staff can be found at ulster.ac.uk/staff/a-to-z/.

See the Application Guidance here…

Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on Hadrian’s Wall

Doctoral Training Partnership: Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on cultural heritage landscapes: a case study on Hadrian’s Wall

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the vulnerability of tangible cultural heritage to natural hazards under a changing climate regime, demonstrating this on an iconic monument of international renown. To achieve the aim, the study will address the following objectives:

1. Review the state of the art in spatio-temporal landscape modelling and appraise the suitability of existing and alternative datasets of the Wall;
2. Construct fully integrated, coherent 3D time series for characteristic sites on the Wall that are at risk to natural environmental processes;
3. Extend the time series by predictive modelling of inherent natural environmental processes under different future climate change scenarios;
4. Interpret the impact of historic evolution and future projection on the tangible cultural heritage.

Find out more here…

14 fully-funded PhD Studentships in Heritage Studies

The Heritage Consortium (Bradford, Hull, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside universities) invites high-quality proposals for up to 14 PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2017.

The Consortium invites research proposals in and across the boundaries of the following subject areas, relating to Heritage:

  • Archaeology
  • Archives
  • Cultural History
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies & Popular Culture
  • Economic & Social History
  • Heritage Management
  • Museum & Gallery Studies

See application procedure and deadline here…

Trainee Heritage Flint and Brick-worker placement opportunity, Suffolk / East Anglia Region

NHTG Building Traditional Skills Resilience Community in England Bursary Scheme

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out flint and brick-work repairs at a range of sites in the Suffolk/East Anglia region.The Placement will be based at various projects in East Anglia carrying out flint and brickwork repairs, repointing and other work as required on suitable heritage projects in the Region. The candidate will be provided with a broad range of learning opportunities to obtain suitable skills and evidence working towards a level 3 Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma in brickwork. F. A. Valiant is a specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor with a wide portfolio of public and private clients.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 05/08/16 Find out more and apply here

Archaeology and Heritage Management

With access to the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record database, with more than 17,000 entries, the Historic Landscape Characterisation database for the Manchester city region (with more an 40,000 centuries) and over 2000 specialist developer-funded archaeological reports the Centre has a rich resource for Post Graduate students researching archaeology in the planning process. Centre staff have more than 30 years of experience in archaeology in the planning process and have particular expertise in the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Roman, Post-Medieval and Industrial periods. We would welcome research proposals that explore the databases available, as well as the period material but in particular would welcome proposals on the following topics:

  • The practice of heritage management and archaeology
  • The value of planning archaeology to the public, academia and industry
  • Thematic or period studies of sites and material culture

for this and other research opportunities see the University of Salford website

Avenue House Estate Trust: Chair

The Trust is a registered charity that manages Avenue House and its Gardens, the former home of the ink magnate Henry Stephens, for the benefit of the people of Finchley. The House trades as an events venue, whilst the 10 acres of landscaped gardens are freely available for public use, providing a vital leisure facility for local residents. The Trust has a turnover of some £0.5 million per annum, and is in the final stages of delivering a £3million improvement to the gardens, funded mainly form the HLF and the Big Lottery. The Trust is looking to develop and deliver a major refurbishment of the House, whilst developing its activities therein to ensure its ongoing financial stability.

The present Chair’s term of office ends in late 2017, by when he wishes to retire. The Trust is therefore seeking a successor to take over at a mutually agreeable date.

For more information please visit www.stephenshouseandgardens.com. To discuss the role, and obtain a briefing pack, please contact Andy Savage on chairman@stephenshouseandgardens.com

2016 YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who have had to overcome barriers in their personal lives to train for and/or become employed in the construction industry.
There are two categories: 18-24 years (in employment/and or training) and 14-18 years (still in education or training, including apprenticeships). The awards will be announced at a ceremony at the House of Commons in October. For 2016 there is a prize fund of £7,500 and all shortlisted finalists will receive an award. Applications close on Friday 29th July. Apply here.

Heritage Science Scholarship

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) announces Heritage Science Scholarship for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is funding a scholarship for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates accepted onto the UCL MRes in Science and Engineering in Art, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA).  HRP particularly welcome BAME applicants as a currently under-represented group both in heritage science and within their organisation: they believe that there should be better representation of diversity in this sector.

Over the two-year period of the scholarship, this opportunity will involve spending time studying towards the MRes SEAHA at UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage and with the HRP Conservation and Collection Care department at Hampton Court Palace, developing skills in the area of heritage science.

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2016. For more information visit thescholarships and funding pages of the UCL ISH website.

Young Church Architect of the Year

CHURCH ARCHITECTURE AWARDS OPEN TO NOMINATIONS

The National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association are inviting entries for their 2016 church architecture awards and for a new ‘Young Church Architect of the Year‘ award.

New church buildings and new designs in church alterations or extensions can be entered for The Presidents’ Award. The Presidents’ Award is awarded on behalf of the National Churches Trust’s Joint Presidents, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) President. The architects responsible for the winning project will receive the Presidents’ Award paten and chalice. The winning church or chapel will receive a £500 prize.

See details and how to apply here.