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PhD in Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage (Research project: Reconstructing the chaîne opératoire of technical ceramics for the production of Egyptian blue from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman era)

The Cyprus Institute, coordinator of the Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN-ITN project Training the next generation of archaeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre-modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean (PlaCe-ITN), offers a fully funded doctoral position with the above research project, based at the Graduate School of the Cyprus Institute and at the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute (CyI). This high-profile Innovative Training Network aims at training Early-Stage Researchers to conduct state-of-the-art, science-based research on the provenance, use, and technology of plasters and ceramics, in pre-modern societies in different regions of the eastern Mediterranean.

The successful applicant will be admitted to the PhD programme Science & Technology in Cultural Heritage (currently undergoing re-accreditation as Science & Technology in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage) of the Cyprus Institute. The researcher will receive high quality interdisciplinary training on a broad range of topics in the fields of archaeology and archaeological sciences, and particularly plaster and ceramic analysis. Most of the research will be conducted at STARC, but the successful applicant is expected to travel to partner organisations for further training, including secondments to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and the Centre d’ Étude Alexandrines (Egypt). The selected candidate for this project is expected to conduct experimental and analytical work on lime-clay composite ceramic systems relevant for the production of Egyptian blue. A background in mineralogy and / or process technology in oxide systems will be beneficial.

Expected starting date: 1st of September 2021

Information source:
The Cyprus Institute
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Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 23, 2021
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