Search here for conference announcements and calls for papers.

Do you have a meeting you’d like to announce? A call for papers for a conference? Email it to


Florida State University Archaeological Field School 2016 @ St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge
May 9 – Jun 17 all-day

The Maritime Woodland Along the Florida Gulf Coast – Florida State University Archaeological Field School 2016


The Florida State University Archaeological Field School represents an apprenticeship in archaeological research design, field methods, artifact processing, organizational and management concepts, and public outreach. It is an entry-level preparation for students who are considering a career in archaeology or desire archaeological field training. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice survey techniques, site survey and subsurface testing, excavation skills, preparation of cultural materials, public outreach activities via the project blog, and involvement in the organizational and logistic requirements of staging and operating a field project. Students will be introduced to, and work with, various types of surveying, photographic, video, and computer equipment during the course of the field school. An important component of all modern archaeology projects is public outreach and education.

Students will be involved in this aspect of the project via scheduled volunteer and special service days and the project blog. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about cultural resource management by federal agencies, federal and state cultural resource laws, and network with archaeologists from federal and state agencies.

In summer 2016 we will investigate subsistence and ceremonialism at a maritime Woodland Period (ca. 3200 – 1000 years ago) shell ring site located in the St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 25 miles south of Tallahassee, Florida (we will commute daily from the campus of FSU).

The fieldwork runs May 9-June 17 and is co-directed by Dr. Tanya M. Peres and Dr. Geoffrey P. Thomas.

Please follow the link to submit an application.

UNC Wilmington Summer Field School @ Brunswick River
May 16 – Jun 16 all-day

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington will be hosting a 6-credit Summer Field school from May 16-June 16 2016.  We will be performing survey, location, excavation, and evaluation on a historic rice plantation constructed along the banks of the Brunswick River in Belville, NC, near Wilmington NC.  This will be the first rice plantation to be excavated in the coastal Cape Fear region.  We will be excavating in a public park, so public education will be an important part of our field school.

The field school will cost UNCW Summer tuition plus $75 equipment fee—please see for more information about summer tuition rates.  Students should arrange their own lodging in the Wilmington/Belville area, and are responsible for their own meals, but we are happy to help find lodging for out-of-town students.  For more information, please check our website at, or contact Dr. Nora Reber at

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archaeology Field School
May 16 – Jun 29 all-day

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archaeology Field School – May 16 – June 29, 2016.

During this seven week experience you will learn skills and archaeological field techniques useful for careers in archaeology, museums, or anthropology in general. This project will involve locating, recording, and testing archaeological sites in the scenic Sand Hills of western Nebraska, an area that is the little known archaeologically. We anticipate seeing the full range of occupation, from Paleoindian to historic materials.  Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit.

Cost: $2,410 (tuition and fees) plus $1,000 (transportation and food); graduate students tuition cost $500 more.  Cost is the same for both Nebraska residents and non-residents, but UNL students can compete for Hubbard Scholarships to assist with expenses: six $1000 grants for undergraduates and two $2000 grants for graduates.

Apply online at  Applications due by April 15.

Archaeological Summer School in Abruzzo, Italy 2016
May 25 all-day

The Archaeological summer school in Abruzzo (Italy) 2016 is a four-week course organized in collaboration with Soprintendenza Archeologia dell’Abruzzo and with the important support of other research centers for Mediterranean studies: ICCOM-CNR U.O.S. of Pisa, Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) of Crete and INGV of Roma.

The aim of our intensive course is to increase awareness and competencies about archaeological and methodological issues through an intensive four weeks program of lectures, laboratory and field activities.

 Essential Information about the Summer School:

–          >School activities will  be carried out in Abruzzo, one of the most beautiful region in central Italy.

–       School dates: July 11th to August 7th, 2016 (deadline May 15)

–     Field activities will be carried out in two important sites: Colle Santo Stefano (Neolithic period) and Alba Fucens (Roman site),  in order to provide students with in-depth knowledge of techniques and methodologies of modern archaeological research.

–          Our program give to any participant 10 ECTS (European academic system)*and is open to undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students.

–      To apply is necessary to fill and send the application form (downloadable from the website).

*For non-European students is the administrative office of their University liable for  transfer and recognizing of credits.  In case of need, the administrative office can ask for documents, necessary to facilitate credits transfer, to the Support Summer School office of Pisa University. (Support Summer School office:

New Mexico State University Archaeology Field School @ Cottonwood Spring Pueblo
May 26 – Jul 1 all-day

New Mexico State University Archaeology Field School May 26 – July 1, 2016

This is a five-week summer field school with NMSU.  Students will excavate and map Cottonwood Spring Pueblo (LA175), one of the largest 14th century Jornada Mogollon villages in southwest New Mexico.

The site straddles a large arroyo flowing from the western flanks of the San Andres Mountains, just north of Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Students will participate in all phases of archaeological fieldwork, including site survey, excavation, mapping, and laboratory analysis.  Transportation to and from the site included.  Field school also includes a two-night camping trip to Chaco Canyon.  Students will earn 6 credit hours upon completion.  Course fee $800 + tuition.  International and non-NMSU students welcome!  Las Cruces housing options available.

Please contact Dr. William Walker:

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

Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for the 2016 season of our Preservation Archaeology Field School!  Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Arizona while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change. Our team will excavate at the 14th-century Gila River Farm site in beautiful southwest New Mexico. We will also record sites on survey, analyze what we find in the lab, and learn to make and use ancient tools.  Field trips to archaeological sites, visits to contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record.  Funding may be available for qualified undergraduate students.  Applications are due March 18; for more information, see or contact Dr. Karen Schollmeyer at

DPI and NGO Conference @ Gyeongju
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day

The 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference will be held in the City of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from 30 May to 1 June 2016. The Conference title is “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.” The Conference will take place in the first year of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by United Nations (UN) Member States in September 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure human rights and prosperous and fulfilling lives for all, as part of a new sustainable development agenda to be achieved by 2030. This year, 2016, is a globally unprecedented opportunity to spark these transformational changes, following also on the successful conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of Parties (COP) agreement in Paris in December 2015.

Registration for the Conference is now open for NGOs associated with DPI; in Consultative Status with ECOSOC; in Consultative or Associative Status with UNESCO; or higher education institutions that are members of the UN Academic Impact Initiative.

To register, please visit the Conference website (

For this conference, civil society is charged with drafting and finalizing an Action Agenda, which will reflect the views and input of the global NGO community. There is an online consultation for the Action Agenda, a space for you to make your voice heard regarding Education for Global Citizenship and how it can help fulfill Agenda 2030. A group of civil society representatives will be moderating this discussion, and the contributions will be fed into the Action Agenda.

To read the Draft Outcome Document and share your comments and ideas, please visit the Conference website and click on the Draft Outcome Document box (

This draft will be available until early May, and another draft will be posted ahead of the conference for consultations on-site.


Field School for Ethnographic Sensibility
May 30 – Jul 9 all-day

Field School for Ethnographic Sensibility @ Belgrade, Serbia
May 30 – July 9, 2016

: Belgrade, Serbia

: May 30 – July 9, 2016

: University of Alberta Anthropology Department offers a 6-week, 6-credit undergraduate/graduate Field School for Ethnographic Sensibility in Belgrade, Serbia. Hone your ethnographic sensibility through attention and sensorium training methods developed in visual arts, performance, music and mindfulness. Break your perceptual habits and develop acute receptivity to the nuances of the ways people walk and argue, use things and spaces, organize their time, mix smells and tastes, sit at a table, or hail a taxi. Become a sensitive instrument for registering surprises, noting patterns in them, and transposing them into ethnographic writing, film, photography, sound, or performance. In its second year, the Field School is aimed at anthropologists who want to develop their ethnographic sensibility with the particular focus on non-verbal, embodied patterns of everyday life, artists who want to explore the convergences between ethnographic and artistic training, and designers, architects, urban-planners and others interested in engaging with their practice in a culturally sensitive way. Accommodation in hostel and local families. Two field-trips outside Belgrade. No knowledge of Serbian required.

Field School for Ethnographic Sensibility webpage:

Contact: Marko Zivkovic,

Colonial Williamsburg 2016 Field School in Historical Archaeology
May 31 – Aug 5 all-day

In 2016 the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will conduct its 32nd annual archaeological field school in conjunction with the College of William & Mary.  This summer we will offer two five-week (ANTH225 / 425) field schools in historical archaeology (6-credits).  Session 1 takes place between May 31 and July 1, 2016 and session 2 is between July 5 and August 5, 2016.  Students registered in the archaeological field school will learn excavation techniques and recording, as well as the identification of common eighteenth-century artifacts. They will be introduced to archaeology’s specialties, including Conservation, Public Archaeology, and Zooarchaeology, through lectures and required reading.


Participants can register for the program through the College of William and Mary:


For more program details, please email Mark Kostro at

Innovation, Transformation and Sustainable Futures in Africa
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day

The diverse and ever changing landscape of Africa testifies to its long tradition of human innovation and transformation. Many African cultures promote innovation, actively shaping their role on the global stage.  In the past decade, such initiatives have created steady economic growth, significant improvement in health and education and remarkable changes in political structures in many African nations. Ensuring the sustainability of the rich resources, cultures, and political structures Africa has to offer defines a leading edge of these transformations.  At the same time, all three concepts ask to be critically analyzed.  Their potential to inspire effective action has been matched by their proven potential for co-optation by external or internal forces.

The inaugural joint conference of the American Anthropological Association and African Studies Association, will present an interdisciplinary occasion to focus research attention on these transformations as they relate to Africa’s future. Hosted in Dakar by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the West African Research Center (WARC), the conference will itself model innovation and creativity  in its presentation formats and its location.  Dakar, now a city of more than two million people, exemplifies these dynamic changes— developing into a modern, global city while maintaining its rich cultural roots and identity. The keynote addresses and selected sessions will be streamed online to enable participation at a distance. Over the course of 2-1/2 days, opportunities will unfold for presenting and discussing ideas in a variety of formats.  Proposals are invited for participating in research paper symposia, poster sessions, flash presentations, workshops, and multi-media presentations.