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Position at Camberwell

From: Athanasios Velios <a.velios<-a>
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2005
AHRC Studentship
AHRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Saint Catherine's Monastery Library Conservation Project
Camberwell College of Arts
The University of the Arts, London

Byzantine/Greek manuscripts rarely preserve their original bindings
as most have been rebound over the years. Scattered and limited
research into their history has not provided accurate and consistent
terms for their description, thus the wider scholarly and
conservation communities cannot benefit from such research.

One of the largest collections of Byzantine/Greek bindings is that
of the St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. The systematic
examination of this collection will allow the development of a
definitive and consistent bilingual terminology (in both English and
Greek) for Byzantine/Greek bindings.

AHRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant
(Three year post)

    Applications are invited for an AHRC funded Postdoctoral
    Research Assistant to work on the management of the information
    recorded about the manuscripts during the conservation survey at
    the library of St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. The
    work will include preparing the survey data for transfer to a
    specially designed database and checking for accuracy and
    consistency. The successful applicant will contribute to the
    development or alteration of the descriptive terms according to
    bibliographical sources and communication with scholars from
    around the world. You will have a PhD, or equivalent
    professional experience, a sound knowledge of book structures
    and book conservation, as well as sound knowledge of the use of
    computers. Knowledge of modern Greek is desirable. The closing
    date: 15 August 2005. Interview date: 1 September 2005.

AHRC Studentship

    Applications are also invited for AHRC funded doctoral research
    in the history of bookbinding based on the collection of the St.
    Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt, with special reference to
    the finishing tools used to decorate the bound manuscripts. The
    research will be based on the data collected during the
    conservation survey which started in 2001 and is due to finish
    in 2006, but will possibly include access to the books in the
    monastery's library. The purpose of the research is to classify
    and analyse the tools and search for other examples of their use
    in order to establish provenance information wherever possible.
    After the completion of the thesis, the results of the research
    will be incorporated into the project's database. Familiarity
    with bookbinding history is required, as well as sound computer

    You should possess a good first degree in a relevant subject and
    preferably have a Masters qualification in an appropriate
    subject. The studentship will commence in October 2005 and
    carries a three-year bursary, plus fees. AHRC studentship awards
    are open to UK residents. Fees only awards are open to EU
    residents.  For details of eligibility, please see

For further details and application forms, (CVs alone will not be
accepted) please contact:

    Matthew Whyte
    Research Administrator
    Camberwell College of Arts
    Wilson Road
    London SE5 8LU
    +44 20 7514 6308
    m.whyte<-a t->camberwell< . >arts< . >ac< . >uk

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities
employer embracing diversity in all areas.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:7
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