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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Fellowships

The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan is awarding one or two postdoctoral fellowships for 2014: two fellowships of three months, or one of six months.

 

Researching the collection

Fellows will be responsible for documenting and researching a specific area of the collection, defined thematically, typologically, or by provenance. This should focus on an area that forms part of their ongoing research.

We welcome suggestions, but our priorities are:

  • Jewellery (New Kingdom and later)
  • Bronze artefacts
  • Faience vessels and figurines

Subjects of choice must be manageable within the three- or six-month period and well suited to candidates’ range of expertise. Preference will be given to less-researched areas of the collection.

Fellows will be expected to update relevant entries in the collection database as their research progresses, and results and synthesis of their work will need to be submitted as an academic article within a year after completing the fellowship.

About the fellowships

Fellowships are fixed term and full time for three or six continuous months. Precise dates can be agreed to suit the fellow’s other commitments.

Fellows will receive a stipend of £1,200 pcm, and are expected to make their own arrangements for visa, travel and accommodation.

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in other departmental activities.

How to apply

Candidates need to have completed their PhD within the last five years. Photographic experience is essential, drawing experience desirable.

Applications must include a CV, two reference letters, and a brief description (500 words maximum) of the envisaged research, documentation and output. Applicants must also indicate their current research projects and interests; drawing, photographic and software skills; and their proficiency in English.

Send applications to egyptian@britishmuseum.org

Closing date: 19 August, 12 noon