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Internship on Digital Libraries for Archaeology in STARC (STARC_IAH_17_03)

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The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research aims of the Cyprus Institute are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CASTORC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for an Intern who will have the opportunity to gain hands-on working experience by supporting STARC’s research activities on Digital Libraries for Archaeology. More specifically, the Intern will support the research project titled ‘Registry of Cypriot Antiquities Abroad.’. The project’s objective is the development of an electronic registry of all the collections of Cypriot antiquities that are currently abroad, which will be available through Dioptra, the Cyprus Institute’s digital library for Cypriot Culture.

Some major museums in Europe and North America have created special galleries in which they exhibit their Cypriot collections and have even published illustrated catalogues. Many of them, however, remain unknown in store-rooms, inaccessible for scholars and the general public. The development of a digital registry will make all Collections of Cypriot antiquities in foreign museums known to scholars and the interested members of the general public. This effort requires collaboration with as many museums of the world as possible and is expected to help students of Cypriot archaeology gain a first acquaintance with the ancient art of Cyprus. In recent years research work in the archaeology and art of ancient Cyprus has offered new perspectives on the pivotal role of the island in the study of Mediterranean civilizations and the interconnections between the Orient and the Occident.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the collection of images and data, photograph and scan the necessary material and populate the registry with the collected data.


The successful candidate’s responsibilities will be the following:

  • Assist in the standardization of the descriptions of archaeological artefacts.
  • Populate the registry with the collected data.
  • Scan photos of objects from publications
  • Assist in the Institute’s correspondence with foreign museums.
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor degree in Archaeology/ History of Art or Digital Humanities/ Digital Libraries
  • Familiarity with collecting and scanning research material
  • Basic knowledge of scanners, digital photography and image processing software
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and Greek languages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

The appointment will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of one year.


For full consideration, interested applicants should attach a letter of interest, CV and the name of one contactable referees (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Nikolas Bakirtzis ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Closing Date
Sunday, June 18, 2017