MPhil by Research Studentship in Modelling Cultural Connectivity

Issued: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:36:00 GMT

Key areas of investigation: GIS, digital archaeology, ancient Near East

This 12 month Masters-level research project will focus on the integration of landscape and artefactual data, alongside historical and environmental information to analyse cultural connectivity. The case study material will be drawn from the ongoing work of the National Science Foundation funded Sirwan Regional Project, an international research project investigating the Upper Diyala River Valley and its relationship with Mesopotamia and the Zagros highlands.  

Research topic

Modelling Cultural Connectivity



The successful candidate will have a strong first degree in archaeology (a 2:1 Honours degree or above - or equivalent), a solid foundation in GIS or network analysis, and be confident working with digital data and software. A background in the archaeology of the ancient Near East is desirable, but not essential.

Funding details

The studentship will cover Home/EU tuition fees (£4,260) and a £5,000 stipend towards living expenses.

How to Apply

The studentship will commence on 1 October 2018 and will last for 12 months.

Candidates wishing to submit an application should prepare and submit the following documentation:

  • A statement of no more than 1,000 words outlining their suitability for this position, including relevant skills and experience, and how they would approach the challenges of the project outlined above.
  • A short CV 
  • A transcript of qualifications to date (and anticipated results if candidates are still studying for a degree)
  • An example of scholarly work up to 5000 words in length (e.g. a full essay or dissertation chapter) 
  • 2 academic references

Closing date for receipt of complete applications: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Applications, with the Subject line ‘Modelling Cultural Connectivity Studentship’ should be emailed to
Interviews will be held in May 2018 . Only short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.
Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information

Informal enquiries can be made to Claudia Glatz.

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