Past Preservers is Looking for Talking Heads

A US based production company is seeking help in the following areas-

– They are looking for a presenter, probably an architectural historian or similar who can research and bring to life the history of a building, historical property or home.

– They are also very interested in any of our experts who own their own business – it can be a bricks and mortar business or a business that takes you on the road. If you also have a great team around you, that also helps – but its not essential!

– Finally they are looking for people who have a dangerous/risky /unusual job, which we think covers most of you!

Tell us your stories; we are waiting to hear from you.

If you are not currently on our expert database, please remember that we are always on the lookout for new talent for our projects; essentially we are looking for individuals who can energetically share their knowledge and enthusiasm for their subjects with the public.

If you are interested in working on documentaries as a presenter or as a expert contributor we need you to do the following- please complete the online registration form and send your CV and two photographs of you (one face shot, one full body) and a brief audition video to casting AT

JOB: Greek History/Literature at UTexas Austin

seen on the Classicists list:

The Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin invites
applications for a tenure-track position in Greek history and/or literature
at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague whose interests and
approaches will enhance existing faculty strengths and who will contribute
to our program at all levels. The successful candidate will be expected to
maintain a strong and productive program of research, to demonstrate
excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching, to supervise graduate
research, and to participate actively in service to the department, college,
and university. Applicants should at a minimum have a PhD in Classics or a
related field (in hand or expected by August 2013), commitment to teaching
excellence, and a clearly defined research agenda.
To apply, submit a letter of interest, a CV, a sample of recent scholarship,
and three letters of recommendation to: utclassics AT
(subject heading: Search Committee); or by post to: Search Committee,
Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, 2210 Speedway, C3400,
Austin, TX 78712-1738. To receive full consideration, complete applications
must be received by November 15, 2012. Inquiries may be sent to the Search
Committee at either address. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO
employer. Appointment is subject to budgetary approval; and a background
check on the appointee is a state requirement. Further information about the
Department is available on our website:

JOB: Roman Archaeology at UNC Chapel Hill

seen on various lists:

Roman Archaeology:

The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Roman archaeology at the rank of assistant professor. Preference will be given to applicants with a developed research plan based on primary fieldwork. Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand at time of application; indicate teaching and research interests that are complementary to existing strengths in the archaeology program (; and demonstrate excellence in research and a commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants apply online at and attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of four people who will write letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by November 15, 2012 for consideration. The four letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Donald C. Haggis, Chair, Roman Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Classics, CB# 3145, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: dchaggis AT

CONF: Care in the Past Conference

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Full information on the day, including registration forms, can be found at:

‘Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives’

One of the major social challenges faced today is the provision of care for the elderly, the disabled and the young within society, with contemporary debates dominating local, national and global agendas. The importance of the study of care has been recognised by all research councils, resulting in the formation of the cross-council programme on Lifelong Health and Well-Being. Until recently the study of care has been shied away from in archaeological thought. However, cutting-edge research in both archaeology and bioarchaeology has begun generating questions that implicate care, particularly with regards to the social identity of those who required it. Such research, whilst promising, is still incipient, and the ways in which archaeology can contribute to and interact with other disciplines studying historical care have yet to be realised. This one day multidisciplinary conference aims to further this agenda and will cover perspectives on:childhood care, attitudes towards the disabled and elderly, and methods of treatment from across prehistoric and historical contexts.

Sessions will include keynote speeches by:

Session 1 – Childhood – Dr. Mary Lewis (University of Reading)

Session 2 – Disability– Dr. Irina Metzler (Independent Researcher)

Session 3 – Treatment and Care – Dr. Rebecca Gowland (Durham University)

CONF: Kent Research Seminars

seen on the Classicists list:

This term, Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent
offers another exciting and varied research events programme: details below.

The programme includes our own research seminar at 4pm on Monday afternoons,
as well as other lectures on classical antiquity taking place in the
university. All interested parties are very welcome to attend.

Best wishes,

Dunstan Lowe (d.m.lowe AT

SECL = School of European Culture and Languages
KIASH = Kent Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities)


Monday, September 24th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Tony Keen, Open University
‘Two Graphic Interpretations of the Matter of Troy: Eric Shanower’s Age of
Bronze and Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey’

Monday, October 1st, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Staff work-in-progress seminar:
Dr. Patty Baker, University of Kent
‘Greco-Roman Images of Doctors and Cupping Vessels: A Reciprocal Visual
Dialogue Between the Patient and Healer’

Monday, October 8th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Kelli Rudolph, University of Oxford
‘The Science of Flavour in Ancient Greek Philosophy’

Wednesday, October 10th, 5-6pm, Grimond Lecture Theatre 1
SECL Popular Lecture:
Dr. Luke Lavan, University of Kent
‘Ostia, Port of Rome, in Late Antiquity: Excavations by the University of
Kent 2008-2011′

Monday, October 22nd, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Patrick James, Cambridge University
‘Town and Countryside: An Introduction to the Linguistic Landscape of
Athens, Attica, and Atticism’

Monday, October 29th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Student work-in-progress seminar:
Jo Stoner & Joe Williams, University of Kent
‘Papyri as an Archaeological Source: Household Objects in Private Letters
and Inventories of Late Antiquity’

Thursday, November 8th, 6pm [for venue, check SECL Events Calendar]
KIASH Professorial Inaugural Lecture:
Prof. Ray Laurence, University of Kent
‘Pompeii, Roads and the Spatial Turn: Was the Roman Empire an Early Form of

Monday, November 12th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Clare Coombe, University of Bristol
‘Monstrous Regiments: Gigantomachy and the Poetry of Claudian’

Monday, November 19th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Student work-in-progress seminar:
Signe Barfoed, University of Kent
‘From Mainland Greece to South Italy: Miniature Pottery as Evidence for
Religious Practice in the Archaic-Hellenistic Period’
Celine Murphy, University of Kent
‘Miniaturism, Three-Dimensionality and Tactility: A Study of Minoan Peak
Sanctuary Anthropomorphic Figurines’

Monday, November 26th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Lacey Wallace, Independent Scholar
‘Planning, Power, and Building Londinium’

Monday, December 3rd, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Prof. William Fitzgerald, King’s College London
‘Variety: Scenes from the Life of a Roman Concept’

Wednesday, December 5th, 5:15pm [for venue, check SECL Events Calendar]
SECL Distinguished Lecture:
Prof. Christopher Carey, University College London