The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, which aims to encourage particularly the study of the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations. In an effort to embrace a truly inclusive geographical scope while maintaining continuity and coherence, the Institute focuses on the shared and overlapping periods in the development of cultures and civilizations around the Mediterranean basin, and across central Asia to the Pacific Ocean. The approaches of anthropology, archaeology, geography, geology, history, economics, sociology, art history, digital humanities, and the history of science and technology are as integral to the enterprise as the study of texts, philosophy, and the analysis of artifacts.
ISAW anticipates appointing one part-time research scientist to work on "Shanati," a grant-funded project that aims to reconstruct the ancient Babylonian Calendar and bring it into harmony with the Julian Calendar. Duties for this position include:
Assistance in collecting, checking, and integrating the textual data that provides evidence for month lengths and year lengths,
Research on ancient Babylonian chronology issues,
Writing sections of the book that publishes the project's results, as well as website text.
The position will start on 2/1/2021 and will end on 1/31/2023. The position is part-time and will be approximately 4 hours per week.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Assyriology or a related field and will have familiarity with cuneiform scholarly and economic texts, familiarity with ancient chronological issues, experience working remotely, expertise in Akkadian, and experience working with databases.
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APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON 1/22/2021.
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