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Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology, Cornell University, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies

The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) ( https://archaeology.cornell.edu/ ) invites applications for a two-year Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate in Archaeology position, starting in Fall 2019. We invite applications from scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the last three years with a specialization in archaeology (broadly defined).

ALLARD, Francis / SUN Yan / LINDUFF, M. (eds.): Memory and Agency in Ancient China. Shaping the Life History of Objects, Cambridge University Press 2019

Memory and Agency in Ancient China offers a novel perspective on China's material culture. The volume explores the complex 'life histories' of selected objects, whose trajectories as ginle objects ('biographies') and object types ('lineages') cut across both temporal and physical space. The essays, written by a team of international scholars, analyse the objects in an effort to understand how they were shaped by the constraints of their social, political and aesthetic contexts, just as they were also guided by individual preference and capricious memory. They also demonstrate how objects were capable of effecting change. Ranging chronologically from the Neolithic to the present, and spatially from northern to southern mainland China and Taiwan, this book highlights the varied approaches that archaeologists and art historians use when attempting to reconstruct object trajectories. It also showcases the challenges they face, particularly with the unearthing of objects from archaeological contexts that, paradoxically, come to represent the earliest known point of their 'post-recovery lives'. (from the website of the publisher)

FRICK, Patricia / KIESER, Annette (ed.): Production, Distribution and Appreciation: New Aspects of East Asian Lacquer Ware. European Studies in Asian Art and Archaeology, Band: 1. 2018

Production, Distribution and Appreciation: New Aspects of East Asian Lacquer Ware, edited by Patricia Frick and Annette Kieser, focuses on various aspects of East Asian lacquer art ranging from the 2nd century BC to the 17th century.

WANG, Juan: A Zooarchaeological Study of the Haimenkou Site, Yunnan Province, Archaeology of East Asia 1, BAR Publishing, China 2018

Haimenkou was an important location, with trade and cultural links connecting parts of modern Southeast Asia and northwestern China in ancient times. This book is based on an analysis of the faunal assemblage recovered from the Haimenkou site during the 2008 field season in Yunnan Province, China. It investigates the human-animal relationships at Haimenkou through a time span running from the late Neolithic Period to the middle Bronze Age (ca. 5000-2400 BP).

PhD Candidate in Jomon environmental archaeology at UiT The arctic University of Norway, Tromsø University Museum

Tromsø University Museum, UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a four-year position vacant from 1st May 2019 for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD).

The position is on the project “Jomon Environmental Archaeology and diet, and a comparison with N Scandinavian Hunter-gatherers-fishers”.

Assistant Curator in the East Asia Section of the Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum

Expiry date: 17:30, 14 November 2018

Location: South Kensington

Salary: £22,227.00 - £25,875.00 Per Annum

Benefits: Group Personal Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art, design and performance. We enrich people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

We are currently recruiting for the post of Assistant Curator in the East Asia Section of the Asian Department on a permanent basis.

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