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Positions at Camberwell

From: Athanasios Velios <a.velios>
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2006
AHRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    (Two year post)
UKP26,002-UKP27,172)
and
Research Assistant (0.5)
(One year post)
UKP16,107-UKP20,949 Pro-rata)

Camberwell College of Arts
The University of the Arts, London

AHRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant
(Two year post, UKP26,002-UKP27,172)
An English/Greek terminology for the structures and materials of
Byzantine and Greek bookbinding.

    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.

    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 completing the transfer of survey data 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 either a PhD or equivalent
    professional experience, a sound knowledge of book structures
    and book conservation, as well as a sound knowledge of the use
    of computers. Knowledge of modern Greek is desirable.

    The closing date: 21 August 2006.

    Interview date: 29 and 30 August 2006.

Research Assistant (0.5)
Camberwell/St. Catherine's Project
(One Year Post UKP16,107-UKP20,949 Pro-rata)
Camberwell College of Arts
The University of the Arts, London

    To assist in research activities related to St. Catherine's
    Research Project.

    Byzantine/Greek manuscripts rarely preserve their original
    bindings as most have been rebound over the years. One of the
    largest collections of original Byzantine/Greek bindings is that
    of the St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. Camberwell
    College of Arts has completed a detailed condition assessment of
    the manuscripts from that library and has collected textual and
    photographic material from each manuscript. This material is
    currently being digitised and stored in a computer database.
    Similar work is initiated for selected items of the printed
    books collection of the monastery.

    Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to
    work on the digitisation 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
    performing and managing slide and paper scanning projects and
    reporting on progress. It will also include backing up recorded
    data and updating the Project's website. The successful
    applicant will also work on the survey of the printed books by
    assisting with the design of the recording methodology and
    travelling to the monastery if required. You will have a degree
    in either computing or conservation, a high level of information
    technology competency and excellent organisational skills, as
    well as attention to detail and the ability to work accurately
    and methodically. Experience of digitisation, XML and MySQL is
    desirable.

    The closing date: 21 August 2006.

    Interview date: 29 and 30 August 2006.

For further details and an application pack, please contact:

    Ewelina Hebda, Research Project Administrator
    Camberwell College of Arts
    Wilson Road
    London SE5 8LU
    +44 20 7514 6432
    e.hebda [at] camberwell__arts__ac__uk


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