Curator Ur Cuneiform Digitisation - Middle East

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Created: May 30, 2013


The Department of the Middle East is currently looking to recruit an Ur Cuneiform Digitization Curator to assist with the British Museum’s contribution to joint University of Pennsylvania/British Museum Ur Digitisation Project.

You will assist the Cuneiform Curator by completing the photographic digitization of all inscribed objects from Ur for use on the Ur database and website. You will produce high quality images of all inscriptions according to the Project’s system and standards, and will identify, check and list all inscribed objects from Ur. You will take the lead on the collecting and incorporating of all publications of Ur inscriptions and will assist the Cuneiform Curator in providing transliterations or translations of Ur inscriptions where these are not available. In addition you will assist the Cuneiform Curator in producing syntheses or other materials for the website that will help to bring Ur and its finds alive and will conduct original research leading to the presentation of scholarly papers at conferences and seminars.

With a Postgraduate degree in Assyriology (or equivalent) you will have fluency in Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform of all types and enthusiasm. You will have experience of digital photography and database management and will have the ability to work as part of a team with some deadline pressure is also essential.

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£26,820 per annum
Fixed-term for 2 years beginning 1st July 2013
Ref: 1337852

Closing date: 12noon, Wednesday 12th June 2013.

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