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Opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers from Turkey: "Rewriting World Archaeology"

Opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers from Turkey:

Regional inequalities in publishing have created significant gaps in international voice for Global South scholars and their research. Rewriting World Archaeology: Dialogues on the Archaeology of the Global South ( is a virtual 10-month mentoring programme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from low- and middle-income countries in  South  Asia,  the  Middle  East  and  Africa,  designed  to  equip  them  with  the  necessary  knowledge and skills  to access and publish in academic journals, develop and lead bold research agendas, prepare grant applications, and share their results with the public.   The programme is being delivered by a diverse team of academic and professional experts working across the Global South, staff from Durham University’s Department of Archaeology and the world-leading archaeology journal Antiquity.  The project is funded by the British Academy.

We welcome applications from individuals currently studying for a PhD or at post-doctoral level, those in new academic roles (up to five years from award of PhD), and early career professionals working in heritage organisations (up to five years from appointment).

Applicants must be from countries in either South Asia, the Middle East or Africa on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC ) List of ODA Eligible Countries for 2021:

(Note: All countries in South Asia, the Middle East or Africa that are on this list and in any of the columns are eligible.)

To apply for a place on the programme, ECR applicants should first read the Call for Applications and About the Programme documents, then complete the online application form and send a copy of their 2-page CV via email to

There will be an online launch event for the Middle East Workgroup on Thursday 20th May at 15:00 UK/17:00 Lebanon.  This event will provide information on the programme, how to apply, and act as a forum for discussion about the challenges faced by, and opportunities for, ECRs from the Middle East.    Anyone interested in the programme is invited to attend.  The talks will be delivered in English& Arabic, and we invite discussion/questions in both English and Arabic.  Please register for the event here

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