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May
13
Wed
SMU Southwest Puebloan Archaeology Field School
May 13 – Aug 21 all-day

Study Archaeology in Taos, New Mexico (no experience needed, financial aid available). The 2015 Southern Methodist University field school will take place at the site of T’aitöna or Pot Creek Pueblo located in the forested mountains near Taos, New Mexico. This site is an important center for population aggregation and acknowledged as an ancestral site to both the Taos and Picuris Puebloan groups. Students will carryout excavations, collect samples for dating and analysis, participate in artifact analysis, and contribute to our knowledge of the social restructuring in the northern extent of the Puebloan Southwest and in the development of later communities.

May
18
Mon
2015 UConn Field School in Battlefield Archaeology @ Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
May 18 – Jun 26 all-day

The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will offer a field school in battlefield archaeology at a Seventeenth Century battlefield from the Pequot War of 1636-1637. The Battle of Mistick Fort: English Retreat & Pequot Counterattack took place on May 26, 1637 immediately following the English & allied Native attack on the Pequot fortified village at Mistick. Much of the fieldwork will center around a small Pequot village burned down during the retreat. The project is funded by grants from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, and is part of a long-term effort to document the Battlefields of the Pequot War (Visit www.pequotwar.org for additional information).

The 2015 UCONN field school will be based at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center with fieldwork taking place at Mystic (Groton), Connecticut. The 6-week, 6-credit field school will include training in standard archaeological field survey and excavation, artifact conservation, cataloguing and analysis, and research and field methods specific to battlefield archaeology including analysis of primary sources, use of military terrain models, metal detecting survey, and GPS/GIS applications. The field school provides a unique opportunity for students to work on a nationally significant collaborative research project alongside tribal members, archaeologists and military historians. In addition to the fieldwork, students will participate in training workshops in laboratory and research methods, attend guest lectures, complete assigned readings and maintain a daily field journal.

Fees: Summer Session courses are paid on a per-credit basis at a rate of $411 per credit hour. If you choose the full six-week program, your cost will be $2,466. In addition, there is a $75 lab fee, payable on the first day of class.

Application and Registration: All students must fill out an application in order to be considered for the field school and receive a permission number so they can register. Contact Dr. Kevin McBride (kevin.mcbride@uconn.edu) via e-mail for an application and more information on the field school. For information on the registration process, go to www.summersession.uconn.edu.

Housing: University housing and meal plans are available as well as some other options. Contact Res Life at 860-486-2926 for a summer housing application or go to the website to learn more: http://www.reslife.uconn.edu/

2015 UConn Field School in Pre-Contact Archaeology @ Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
May 18 – Jun 26 all-day

The 2015 UConn Pre-Contact field school will include survey and excavation at a Paleoindian site (ca. 12,900 BP-10,000 BP) located on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation.

The Mashantucket Pequot Reservation is one of the oldest, continuously occupied landscapes in the eastern United States. Since field studies began at Mashantucket in 1983, tribal archaeologists have identified more than 250 archaeological sites, including Paleoindian camps, 9,000 year-old pit houses, a 17th century fortified village, and 18th and 19th century farmsteads.

The 2015 UConn field school will take place on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation and be based at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Field and laboratory studies are designed to contribute to a long-term collaborative research project to reconstruct the land use and landscape history at Mashantucket from 15,000 B.P. to the present.

The 6-week, 6-credit field school will include training in New England Native and Colonial history, archaeological survey and excavation techniques, laboratory methods, conservation procedures, artifact cataloguing and analysis, and methods and techniques in archaeobotany and the landscape reconstruction. Students will have a unique opportunity to work on a collaborative research project alongside tribal members, archaeologists, historians, and ecologists. Qualified students may have an opportunity for employment when the field school is completed.

Fees: Summer Session courses are paid on a per-credit basis at a rate of $411 per credit hour. If you choose the full six-week program, your cost will be $2,466. In addition, there is a $75 lab fee, payable on the first day of class.

Application and Registration: All students must fill out an application in order to be considered for the field school and receive a permission number so they can register. Contact Dr. Kevin McBride (kevin.mcbride@uconn.edu) and Zachary Singer (Zachary.L.Singer@uconn.edu) via e-mail for an application and more information on the field school.

Housing: University housing and meal plans are available. Contact Res Life at 860-486-2926 for a summer housing application or go to the website to learn more: http://www.reslife.uconn.edu/

May
22
Fri
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Ethnographic Field School
May 22 – Jul 13 all-day

Learn how to design, conduct, investigate and write-up your own independent project while living with a local family on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Throughout the seven and a half week program, you will learn about the Maya while developing skills in ethnographic fieldwork as you carry out your own research project. Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate student, just finished college, learning how to collect data and talk to people is beneficial not only for those in anthropology, but also for those in many other majors, including sociology, international studies, public health, history, education, textiles, natural resource management, business and management, sociolinguistics, political science, psychology, design and civil engineering. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply, especially students interested in topics such as development, environment, globalization, social justice, tourism, conservation, language, development, poverty and health. Not sure how your interests may fit into the topics listed? Contact the program Directors, Tim Wallace (tmwallace@mindspring.com) and Chantell LaPan (cmlapan@ncsu.edu), to discuss potential opportunities for your areas of interest. Each student may choose any topic for his or her independent research project. Service learning opportunities are also possible. Visit the Guatemala Program website for more information and photos from previous years.

May
25
Mon
IEP Archaeological Field School, Peruvian Central Coast
May 25 – Aug 14 all-day

The Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), one of the most prestigious research institutions on the social sciences in Latin America, announces the fourth season of its field school in archaeological methods and laboratory analysis. The IEP now offers two programs designed to focus on the different but complementary areas of an archaeological research project: the Archaeological Field Methods Program and the Bioarchaeological Analysis Program. Field work will be done at the site of Panquilma, a 12th to 16th century prehispanic community located in the hinterland of one of the most important religious centers of the Andean coast: Pachacamac. Panquilma is a multicomponent site composed of monumental, household and funerary remains. We will be excavating a sample of each one of these components aiming to reconstruct ritual activities. Our Bioarchaeological Analysis Program offers training in statistical sampling in archaeology, ceramic analysis and cataloguing, lithic analysis and an intensive preparation in bioarchaeological analysis. Students will be trained in the processing of archaeological materials such as lithics, textiles, wooden artifacts, and botanical remains. We have at least 20 individuals that students will be able to work with for osteological analysis. Field Methods Program: May 25-June 19; June 22-July 17; July 20-August 14. Dates for the Bioarchaeology Analysis program are open; each student is able to choose when to come between December 2014 and April 2015.

May
27
Wed
Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico
May 27 – Jul 5 all-day

The Preservation Archaeology Field School in southwestern New Mexico will convene from May 27 through July 5, 2015. This unique six-week program provides students with an opportunity to learn excavation, survey, and analysis methods in a beautiful, remote, and archaeologically rich part of the American Southwest. Eligible undergraduate students will receive financial support through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Our innovative curriculum highlights the goals, ethics, and practice of Preservation Archaeology, which integrates research, education, and preservation within a community-based framework. Together, students and staff explore ethically responsible and scientifically rigorous field and research methods while investigating compelling questions about our shared past.

In 2015, students will participate in test excavations at the Dinwiddie site near Cliff, New Mexico. People lived in this adobe pueblo during the Cliff phase (A.D. 1300–1450). Artifacts and architecture here show a mix of influences, perhaps including traditions originating in northeastern Arizona’s Kayenta area, or from various local Mogollon groups before 1300. At the Dinwiddie site, community members participated in a new ideology that we call Salado. Our research is focused on understanding how different earlier traditions combined under this ideology and allowed people of various cultural backgrounds to live together. Key questions include what kinds of pottery the site’s residents made and used and how this changed over time, how they used local plants and animals, and where they obtained raw material for stone tools, particularly obsidian.

The field school will begin at Archaeology Southwest’s Tucson headquarters, where students will take part in a three-day orientation to the principles of Preservation Archaeology. The remainder of the program takes place in Mule Creek, New Mexico.

May
30
Sat
Call for Papers: Horizons in Humanities and Social Sciences
May 30 all-day

We would like to cordially invite scholarly papers for the Journal, Horizons in Humanities and Social Sciences: An International Refereed Journal (HHSS).

HHSS is a biannual and bilingual peer-reviewed journal published by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University.  The journal, within its broad scope, is committed to publishing rigorous and original research articles in Arabic and English in all areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Journal features a broad range of research including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, architectonics, arts, cultural studies, development studies, education and teaching, ethnic studies, folklore and heritage studies, geography, globalization, health, history, international relations, journalism, labor and migration studies, languages, leadership, linguistics, literature, mass communication, philosophy, political science, public administration, social policy, psychology, social work, sociology, tourism, and visual studies.

Manuscript submissions will be reviewed by a number of reviewers and members of the Editorial Board.  Reviewers are required to treat manuscripts as confidential. The author who completes the submission will be designated as the corresponding author and will be responsible for handling communications with the HHSS.  The Reviewing Editor will select two independent reviewers to evaluate each paper. If a consensus is not reached, a third opinion may be sought. For the review policy, please see: http://journals.sfu.ca/hhss/index.php/hhss/manager/setup/2

For the author’s guidelines, please see: http://www.chss.uaeu.ac.ae/en/research/chss_journal/guidelines_for_authors.shtml

For online submission, please, visit this link: http://journals.sfu.ca/hhss/index.php/hhss/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Jun
1
Mon
Call for Applications: Doctoral Research Awards for African Studies
Jun 1 all-day

IVAN KARP DOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SOUTH AFRICAN Ph.D. PROGRAMS 

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus. Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Applicants must submit a dissertation proposal that has been approved by their institution to confirm the award; this must be completed before they begin ACIP-supported on-site research or by December 2015, whichever comes first.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection. Applicants are expected to write in clear, intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary and cross-regional. Proposals should show thorough knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields and include a bibliography relevant to the research. Applicants should specify why an extended period of on-site research is essential to successfully complete the proposed doctoral dissertation. Guidance and advice on how to write a good proposal and budget can be found in the Resources section of the ACIP website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html) or here: http://www.ssrc.org/publications/view/the-art-of-writing-proposals/ .

To apply, eligible applicants should submit the following:

  • completed cover sheet (form below and online at http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html)
  • abstract of the proposed research project (250 words maximum)
  • research proposal outlining the project’s goals, central questions and significance, and its relevance for ACIP’s central concerns. Proposals should include a clearly formulated, realistic research design and a plan of work responsive to the project’s theoretical and methodological concerns. Applicants should provide evidence of appropriate training to undertake the proposed research, including the language fluency necessary for the project. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages; they should be double spaced, with one inch margins and a font no smaller than 11 point.
  • bibliography of up to two additional pages
  • project budget listing and justifying project expenses to be supported by the award
  • your curriculum vitae
  • current transcript
  • two referee letters; one of these must be from your supervisor. Your referees should comment specifically on your proposed project, its quality and significance, and your qualifications for undertaking it. They might also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your project and how you and your work would benefit from receiving the research award. Referee letters should be submitted directly to the selection committee.

Funding is to be used for on-site dissertation research; research cannot be at the applicant’s home institution unless that institution has necessary site-specific research holdings. Applicants who have completed significant funded dissertation research by the start of their proposed ACIP research may be ineligible to apply to extend research time. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the ACIP Selection Committee, depending on completed research time and funding. Please note that the Ivan Karp Dissertation Research Awards support dissertation research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up, study at other universities, conference participation, or to reimburse debts or expenses for research already completed. The program does not accept applications from Ph.D. programs in Law, Business, Medicine, Nursing, or Journalism, nor does it accept applications in doctoral programs that do not lead to a Ph.D.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed by the ACIP Selection Committee, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners drawn from a range of universities and cultural institutions. Selection will be based on the merit and strength of the application. Award amounts will vary according to project needs; the maximum award is ZAR 40,000. Awards will be made only if applications of high quality are received. Notification of awards will be made by late July.

Successful applicants will be required to attend the African Critical Inquiry Workshop in the following year and will have opportunities to consult with scholars associated with the Workshop. (Funding to travel to the Workshop will be provided separately, if needed.) They will be expected to attend subsequent ACIP Workshops while completing their dissertations, if possible. After completing their research, applicants must submit a final research report and a financial report.

Students who receive an Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award from the African Critical Inquiry Programme must acknowledge the support in any publications resulting from the research and in their dissertation. When the dissertation is completed, they must deposit a copy with the African Critical Inquiry Programme at the Center for Humanities Research.

Closing date: Applications and referees’ letters must be received on or before Monday 1 June 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please submit materials as a single file attachment with documents in the order listed above. Applications should be sent by email with the heading “ACIP Research Award Application” to lameezlalkhen@gmail.com.

http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html

https://www.facebook.com/ivan.karp.corinne.kratz.fund

 

Call for Submissions
Jun 1 all-day

The Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study is pleased to announce a new partnership with repositories on the Bloomington campus. Beginning in Summer 2015, this program will fund a short-term Summer Research Fellowship for a visiting scholar to conduct in-depth research in the collections of one or more of our partner repositories. Applications from researchers at Minority Serving Institutions, community colleges and in source communities are welcome. Preference will be given to applicants who are collaborating with Indiana University Bloomington faculty members.

This initiative is intended to support research in the rich collections of the IU Bloomington campus and to build partnerships between scholars at and beyond IUB.  The fellowship provides funding for travel costs, accommodation, per diem, and a two-week stipend.  Summer 2015 partner repositories include the Archives of African American Music and Culture, the Archives of Traditional Music, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, the IU Herbarium, the IU Libraries, the IU Paleontology Collection, the Jerome Hall Law Library, and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Applications are due by June 1, 2015. For application materials and additional information, please visit our website at http://ias.indiana.edu/fellows/summer-research-fellowship/ .

The Institute for Advanced Study is a research center of the Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Malawi Immersion Seminar
Jun 1 – Jun 21 all-day

Announcing the 13th season of the Malawi Immersion Seminar, an
ethnographic field school sponsored by the University of Rochester, Department of Anthropology.

ANT 299/499: Malawi Immersion Seminar
Location: Lilongwe/Salima/Ntcheu, Malawi, Africa
Program dates: June 1- June 21, 2015

The Malawi Immersion Seminar is a three-week field school exploring topics related to cultural, health, economic, political, and ecological issues in Malawi, Africa using the anthropological method. The seminar offers students an immersive and transformative summer experience, providing a chance to engage in an independent research project. The program provides the necessary language and methodological training for meaningful and productive learning abroad.

Prior experience in anthropology is NOT required. The field school is appropriate for students from diverse disciplinary approaches and backgrounds. Undergraduate and graduate students from any university and in any major may apply. International students are also welcome

Students will spend three weeks living and studying in a rural village with Malawian host families. Additional time will focus on language lessons, cultural learning, as well as lectures in the areas of anthropology, history, economic decison-making, public health, ecology, and wildlife. Students will travel to Liwonde National Park for a two-night safari to conclude the seminar, during which they will present individual research projects and learn about the complex social-ecological relationships in the park.

Limited scholarships are available for undergraduate students from any university.

Application deadline is February 2, 2015.
Applications will be reviewed and admission offered on a rolling basis with an enrollment  limit of 15 students.

Field School Highlights Include
• Training and practice in conducting interviews, surveys, and
participant observation
• Courses in Chichewa language
• Exploration of the interactions between and the history of the Ngoni and
Chewa groups
• Designing and completing both pre-departure background research and
an independent ethnographic research project in Malawi
• Homestay in a rural Malawian community
• Hiking in the Great Rift Valley
• Two-day safari at Liwonde National Park
• Working alongside Malawian hosts on rural argoecology projects and
in a rural health center
• Seminars with local experts on permaculture, economic
decison-making, risk, culture, history, religion, and public health.

Undergraduate students who successfully complete the program will earn 4 hours of course credit  (ANT 299) and graduate students earn 3 credits (ANT 499).

Tuition and Fees:
Tuition is $4,050, which includes:
4 academic credits
All lectures and educational activities
All in-country travel, meals, lodging, and fees
A two-night safari to Liwonde National Park
Travel health insurance
All museum admission fees
Chichewa language instruction

Tuition does not include airfare.