Career Resources

A collection of links to sites with archaeology job and/or funding listings and search engines, and also a selection of mailing lists where jobs and/or funding opportunities are circulated.

Academia: can search for funding availability and opportunities. However, Academia Premium (paid version) is required to access this feature.

AAA (Australian Archaeological Association): careers and resources including job listings and scholarship opportunities. Mostly advertises jobs in Australia.

Academic Positions: search engine focused on academic positions from PhD to tenure-track.

AEA (Association for Environmental Archaeology): the Facebook group of the AEA.

Archeonet: commercial sector jobs in the Netherlands (website in Dutch).

Archpostgrad: PhDs and academic, teaching, and research post-docs, job positions, and funding opportunities. Updated on an almost daily basis.

ArchäologieForum: teaching, research, and excavation (commercial sector) archaeological jobs. Updated on an almost weekly basis.

ASOR Early Career Member Resources: collection of links and resources for finding jobs, career opportunities, and grants. Mainly in North America, but also international.

EAA (European Association of Archaeologists): job service provided by the EAA where job positions are posted, as well as allowing EAA members looking for jobs to post their CV and advertise themselves as looking for work/positions.

Earthworks Jobs: Masters, PhDs, and commercial and academic opportunities.

Euraxess: EU-backed initiative to support research mobility and career development. Can search for job and research funding opportunities.

Indeed: search engine with commercial sector jobs in the USA.

Mendeley: search engine with archaeology jobs and funding opportunities.

Palatina Akademie: commercial career and research services provided by a company set up by a previous early career researcher. Their intention is to help students from any academic background with challenges related to academic working, especially writing. But this also includes career advice and planning, mediation in case of trouble with supervisors, etc. They will also be offering courses and seminars regarding methodology, research design, etc.

SAA (Society for American Archaeology): archaeology jobs in the academic and ‘commercial’ sectors. Includes international job listings, but mostly advertises jobs in North America (USA and Canada).

Times Higher Education: search engine with mostly academic/university-based positions.

Adzuna: search engine with commercial sector job listings for the UK.

BAJR (British Archaeological Jobs Resource): mostly jobs in the commercial sector, but not exclusively.

CIfA (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists): commercial sector archaeology and related jobs, mainly in the UK.

English Heritage: job vacancies within the organisation of English Heritage.

Jobs.ac.uk: search engine for finding academic jobs.

National Trust: job vacancies within the organisation of the National Trust.

University of Leicester Museum Studies Job Desk: job vacancies in the UK museum, gallery, and cultural heritage sectors.

Agade Mailing List: forwards news and information particularly related to Near Eastern studies, archaeology, Classics, biblical studies etc.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America): no designated mailing list, but contains information about grants and careers, fieldwork opportunities, events, and individual regional societies.

ANAMED (Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations): research institute based in Istanbul, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey – a box to enter your email address to register for updates pops up when the website is opened.

BIAA (British Institute at Ankara): research institute based in Ankara, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey and the Black Sea region.

BIA-CBRL (British Institute in Amman-Council for British Research in the Levant): research institute and collective with a regional focus on the archaeology and social sciences of the Levant. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

BSA (British School at Athens): research institute based in Athens, Greece with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Greek lands.

BSR (British School at Rome): research institute based in Rome, Italy with a regional focus on the archaeology and history, language, and culture of Italy. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

DAI (German Archaeological Institute): not a mailing list but their website includes information about jobs and events.

ISOGEOCHEM: a mailing list of the isotopic/geochemical community.

JISCMail – Archaeology: collection of mailing lists with an archaeological focus, often by particular sub-disciplines.

LCANE (London Centre for the Ancient Near East): Not a mailing list, but a Facebook group; posts information about conferences and talks, as well as some funding and job opportunities.

ZOOARCH: a mailing list of the zooarchaeology community.

Events and Conferences

A collection of links for national archaeology days/events; organisations which host annual/bi-annual meetings; and other resources where information about smaller or less regular/one-off conferences, symposia, workshops, and talks are circulated.

AAA (American Anthropological Association): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in mid/late November.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in early January.

ASOR (The American Society of Overseas Research): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in mid/late-November.

BABAO (British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology): annual meeting held in different UK cities, usually in September.

BANEA (British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology): annual meeting held in different UK cities, usually early in the year, January-March.

EAA (European Association of Archaeologists): annual meeting held in different European cities, usually held in late August/early September.

ICAANE (International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East): bi-annual meeting held in different European cities, usually late Spring (April-June).

SAA (Society for American Archaeology): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in mid-April.

SHA (Society for Historical Archaeology): annual meeting, usually in January.

SMA (Society for Medieval Archaeology): annual meeting held in different UK cities, usually in mid-July.

Agade Mailing List: forwards news and information particularly related to Near Eastern studies, archaeology, Classics, biblical studies etc.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America): no designated mailing list, but contains information about grants and careers, fieldwork opportunities, events, and individual regional societies.

ANAMED (Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations): research institute based in Istanbul, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey – (a box to enter your email address to register for updates pops up when the website is opened).

ANZU.DIGITAL: online calendar showing events such as workshops, talks, seminars, conferences etc. with a focus on the ancient Near East.

ASOR-ECS (The American Society of Overseas Research-Early Career Scholars): Facebook group of the community, circulates information about talks, sessions at the ASOR conference, and provides opportunities for networking etc.

Archpostgrad: conferences and calls for papers/posters.

BIAA (British Institute at Ankara): research institute based in Ankara, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey and the Black Sea region.

BIA-CBRL (British Institute in Amman-Council for British Research in the Levant): research institute and collective with a regional focus on the archaeology and social sciences of the Levant. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

BSA (British School at Athens): research institute based in Athens, Greece with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Greek lands.

BSR (British School at Rome): research institute based in Rome, Italy with a regional focus on the archaeology and history, language, and culture of Italy. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

DAI (German Archaeological Institute): not a mailing list but their website includes information about jobs and events.

ICAZ (International Council for Archaeozoology): their own website which has information about their big international conferences as well as smaller meetings held by their affiliated working groups.

ISOGEOCHEM: a mailing list of the isotopic/geochemical community.

JISCMail – Archaeology: collection of mailing lists with an archaeological focus, often by particular sub-disciplines.

LCANE (London Centre for the Ancient Near East): Facebook group for LCANE; posts information about conferences and talks, as well as some funding and job opportunities.

SABA (International Students Conference on Archaeology): student led organisation based out of the University of Bamberg that organises semi-regular international conferences.

SASA (Save Ancient Studies Alliance): organisation that promotes studies of the ancient world and raises issues affecting scholars and students (e.g. funding cuts). Holds online events and talks etc.

ZOOARCH: a mailing list of the zooarchaeology community.

Resources for Finding Fieldwork Opportunities

A collection of links and resources for finding fieldwork opportunities and field schools.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America) Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin: list (with interactive map) of projects and locations providing fieldwork opportunities.

Resources for Accessing Archaeological Data and Literature

A collection of links where access to archaeological data and literature can be found; including some places where these resources are shared amongst the community, and others where extensive themed bibliographies can be found. All resources are listed alphabetically.

Academia.edu

Agade Mailing List: forwards news and information particularly related to Near Eastern studies, archaeology, Classics, biblical studies etc.

AIO (Attic Inscriptions Online): annotated English translations of Attic inscriptions.

AMAR (Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Reports): digital archive of archaeological reports from the Near East; mostly from late 19th – mid. 20th century.

Ancient Athens 3D: this website presents the monuments and buildings of Athens from the Mycenaean period (1600 BCE) to the Early Modern period (AD 1833), through 3D reconstructions.   

Ancient History Encyclopedia: website with multiple resources, including an encyclopedia of all things ancient history and archaeology-related, maps of sites, the ancient world, the Roman Empire, and also teaching materials and other media.

Ancient Iran: a digital platform providing a public resource for the study of Ancient Iran (up until the end of the Sasanian Empire).

ArchbotLit (The Archaeobotanical Literature Database)original version: a platform for archaeobotanists, archaeologists, students and the interested public to search for literature on specific crop species, their occurrence in specific archaeological periods or regions with the option for multiple category search functions.

Archaeological Leather Group: website for the Archaeological Leather working group; includes a bibliography of relevant publications.

ARENA (Archaeological REsearch in the North Aegean): collects and manages the scientific archaeological publications concerning ancient sites in the area of ​​the Aegean Thrace or northern Greece, from the time of the Greek Colonization to the end of the Hellenistic period (8th century-31 BC).

The Ashurbanipal Library Project: recreates digitally the cuneiform tablet library of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria (668 – c. 630 BC).

ATAE (Archival Texts of the Assyrian Empire): corpus of legal and administrative texts from numerous site across the Assyrian Empire

AWDL (Ancient World Digital Library): digital collection with access to the broadest possible range of scholarly materials relevant to the study of the ancient world.

Babylonian Collection of Yale University: the collection comprises over 45,000 items, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and other artefacts.

BD 3D (Book of the Dead in 3D): texts and translations from Egyptian coffins, including 3D models of the coffins.

BIAA (British Institute at Ankara): has an online digital repository of archaeological collections including: epigraphical squeezes, archive/legacy photographs, pottery, and a plant and animal bone reference collection.

BioIsoAne: website of isotope data from bioarchaeological materials in the Greater Near East; includes an extensive bibliography of published isotopic literature – (website currently in development – expected to be operational summer 2021).

Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia: has approximately 2000 entries written by 215 scholars. Covers topics such as Coptic language and literature; Copto-Arabic literature; Coptic art, architecture, archaeology, history, music, liturgy, theology, spirituality, monasticism; and biblical, apocryphal, social, and legal texts.

CIP (Corpus Inscriptionum Phoenicarum necnon Poenicarum): a project which collects and produces a critical edition of all the Phoenician and Punic epigraphic documents.

Connected Contests – Ancient Athletes Online: open-access database about the contests and athletes, performers, and other participants of the Greek world.

CPI (Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions): a Corpus of up-to-date editions of the Greek, bilingual and trilingual inscriptions on stone from Ptolemaic Egypt (323-30 BCE).

DARE (Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire): map of Roman sites, settlements, forts, and roads/routes.

Desert Networks: The project focuses on the physical, economic and social networks that have linked the Egyptian Eastern Desert and have enabled people to survive in a hostile environment and to exploit its resources for almost two millennia, from the mid-second millennium BC until the late third-early fourth century AD

Digital Corpus of Early Christian Churches and Monasteries in the Holy Land: database of recorded churches, monasteries, epigraphy, and literary sources.

Digital Plant Atlas: an international project that makes a unique contribution to the identification of seeds, fruits, and vegetative plant parts. The plant parts are depicted with high-quality color photos and scientific name.

Doug’s Archaeology: large list of journals with an archaeological focus.

EbDA (Ebla Digital Archives): this project aims to provide a digital edition of the entire corpus of Ebla texts. It includes all documents published so far in the ARET series (“Archivi Reali di Ebla – Testi”) as well as in other monographs and journals.

ETP (Etruscan Texts Project): an online editio minor of Etruscan inscriptions. When completed, the ETP database will include all Etruscan inscriptions that have been recovered and made public since 1990, the date at which Helmut Rix et al. Etruskische Texte (1991) went to press.

Gardens of the Roman Empire: evidence for the garden culture of the Roman Empire in a searchable encyclopedic format.

Hittite Cult Inventories: digital archive of texts that report on the state of religious festivals, rites, cult objects, and cult supplies in a number of provincial towns and villages under Hittite control.

IACB (Iron Age Coins in Britain): comprehensive reference book for the typology of the Iron Age coins of Britain – 999 types of coins found in Britain from around the early to mid-2nd century BC through the 1st century AD.

ICAZ (International Council for Archaeozoology): their own website which has a useful resources page including conference proceedings, digital resources, and a bibliography of publications (all zooarchaeology related).

IsoArch: website of isotope data from Europe and the Greek and Roman world, includes a bibliography of published isotope literature.

ISOGEOCHEM: a mailing list of the isotopic/geochemical community.

ISVR (Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome) – Digital Collections: digital collection of diaries, field notes, sketches, paintings, tracings, and photographs from early 20th archaeological and Classical research in Italy.

Itiner-e: a resource development project that will confront a unique challenge in the gazetteer eco-system: a gazetteer of historical roads to support the creation of linked open road datasets.

JISCMail – Archaeology: collection of mailing lists with an archaeological focus, often by particular sub-disciplines.

Laetoli Production: digital collection of animal bones placed together as anatomical specimens, scanned in high definition.

LCP (The Levantine Ceramics Project): an open, interactive website focused on ceramics produced in the Levant from the Neolithic era (c. 5500 B.C.E.) through the Ottoman period (c. 1920 C.E.).

LiBER (Linear B Electronic Resources): a complete digital collection of the Linear B documents together with a search engine for the processing of logosyllabic scripts and Web-GIS functions for the topographical representation of the documents.

Logeion: online Latin and ancient Greek dictionary.

MAPPAOpenDATA: digital archaeological archive developed by the MAPPA Project team to preserve and disseminate the archaeographic documentation (Datasets) and grey literature (Reports) produced during archaeological surveys.

Meketre: online repository of Egyptian Middle Kingdom scenes.

Naomi F. Miller’s Website: includes a bibliography of archaeobotanical reports from the Near East.

Nimrud – Materialities of Assyrian Knowledge Production: project and website that brings together as many as possible existing online resources on Nimrud.

Nomisma: digital resource for numismatic research.

Papyrus Projekt: digital catalogue and index of papyri stored in (mainly) German collections.

Project Gutenberg – Latin Texts: a few hundred ebooks in Latin, which are available in a variety of formats – Epub, Kindle, HTML and plain text. The texts are all out of copyright, and consist of older editions of classical texts (Virgil, Plautus, Propertius, Catullus, Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, and more), as well as later Latin texts. A number of translations are also included in this category.

Proxeny Networks of the Ancient World: a database of proxeny networks of the Greek city-states

PCO (Ptolemaic Coins Online): a new research tool that will ultimately provide wide access to the coins listed in the print volumes of Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine C. Lorber.

RCIN Digital Repository of Modern Fruits and Seeds: digital collection of modern fruits and seeds created in the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków. Digital pictures show 685 species from 94 families which represent only a small portion (so far) of their carpological collection composed of over 27000 items.

Researchgate

Resources for teaching about the Ancient World: online/open-access articles, lesson plans, and websites about the Ancient World.

RIBo (The Royal Inscriptions of Babylonia online Project): digital archive of easily accessible and annotated (lemmatized) editions of all of the known Akkadian and Sumerian royal inscriptions from Babylonia that were composed between 1157 BC and 64 BC.

RINAP (The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period): digital archive of texts from the Neo-Assyrian period (between 744 BC and 609 BC).

roman-amphitheaters: a digital resource that collects information about Roman amphitheaters of the Roman Empire.

Thot Sign List: digital repertoire of hieroglyphic signs.

TAY (Archaeological Settlements of Turkey): database of all archaeological sites in Turkey known through survey and/or excavation. Includes short summaries of the sites and finds with in-text citations.

WPAIP (Wisconsin Palmyrene Aramaic Inscription Project): digital corpus of Palmyrene Aramaic inscriptions.

ZOOARCH: a mailing list of the zooarchaeology community.

Overseas Research Institutions

Links to the websites of overseas research institutions, organised alphabetically by country of institute location. A useful resource as almost all of these institutions have fellowships and/or research grants, libraries, and can provide logistical help when performing research in the country where they are based.

ACMS (American Center for Mongolian Studies) – based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

AIIS (American Institute of Indian Studies) – Center for Art & Archaeology (CA&A) based in Gurugram, India.

CSH – (Centre for Human Sciences) – based in New Delhi, India.

EFEO (French School of the Far East) – has centres in countries from India to Japan.

IFRJ-MFJ (French Research Institute on Japan – the French-Japanese House) – based in Tokyo, Japan.

CEMCA (French Centre of Mexican and Central American Studies) – has centres in Mexico (Mexico City) and Guatemala (Guatemala City).

CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant) – has centres in Jersusalem and Amman.

CEFREPA (French Centre for Research of the Arabian Peninsula) – based in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

IFPO (French Institute for the Near East) – covers Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories.

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