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Studentship at University College London

From: Janet Ambers <jambers<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
University College London

AHRC Studentship: Colour in the New Kingdom Town: the Technology of
Painted Vernacular Architecture at Amara West and Tell el-Amarna,
and its Implications.

Applications are invited for a three year PhD studentship offered as
an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award between the British Museum and
the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

The studentship will address unresolved questions about the
production, procurement and use of materials in ancient Egyptian
painting through study and comparison of vernacular painting from
Tell el-Amarna, Egypt and current British Museum excavations at
Amara West, Sudan.  By comparing the materials and techniques used
in the core and periphery of the Empire, the student will achieve an
improved understanding of craft tradition and organisation and
relate this to the social and economic structures of the period.

The student will participate in fieldwork projects to collect
samples for analysis or undertake measurements in the field. In the
UK their time will be divided between the Institute of Archaeology,
UCL and the British Museum, and they will apply techniques such as
scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and polarised light
microscopy to characterise the painting materials and gas
chromatography-mass spectrometry for the identification of binders.
Full training and supervision in the analytical techniques used,
together with any necessary guidance and training in Egyptology and
archaeological theory, will be provided.

Applications are welcome from candidates with training in arts- or
science-based aspects of archaeology, conservation or heritage

The deadline for application is 24 May 2013.

Full details of eligibility and how to apply are available from


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