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19th Annual Ethnographic Field School
When: Summer, June 2 to July 14, 2019
Where: Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
What: 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 program, you will learn about Maya culture while developing skills in project design and fieldwork as you carry out your own research project.
Who: All Majors welcome! This program is open to students from any major and all universities. Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate student, or 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 engineering. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply. We work with students with a variety of interests to help develop individualized research projects.
How: See what research is really like, do your own project, manage your own time and work according to the needs of your topic. Challenge yourself by living in a Maya community with a local family. We keep the seminars to a minimum, so students can have enough time to work on their projects; we want students to learn by doing, with intensive and in-depth hands-on learning.
Costs: The $4000 fee includes room and board, insurance, in-country travel, and tuition for 6 credit hours (airfare not included- about $600). Get in touch with us for ideas about funding your study abroad experience!
Apply: Apply through the CSUDH Study Abroad Website. Visit the Guatemala EFS Program website for more information and photos from previous years. The application deadline is February 1, 2019. Applications received after this time are accepted on a rolling basis as space permits.
*The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting students for its four-week summer session: June 17 – July 12, 2019. *
The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGO and other community partners.
*Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in anthropology, occupational therapy, public health or related disciplines are encouraged to apply via our website www.napaotguatemala.org by February 1, 2019. Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis. * The field school is a project of the NAPA-OT SIG (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology – Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group) of the American Anthropological Association. Faculty include anthropologists, public health practitioners, and occupational therapists with credentials and interests in health care access and human rights, child development, and global health.
The objectives of the program are:
- To explore efforts to achieve social and occupational justice in Guatemala, a country with a history of ethnic and class violence
- To question the role of global health and development programs in creating lasting change in support of health as a human right
- To explore the concept of “occupational justice” as an emerging practice area in occupational therapy, global health, and applied anthropology, focusing on occupational capacity
- To examine health disparities in Guatemala through applied medical anthropology theory and human rights discourse
- To understand the determinants of health and basic epidemiology in Guatemala
- To provide a transdisciplinary fieldwork opportunity to students of occupational therapy, anthropology, and related subjects
- To promote social justice through partnerships in and around Antigua, Guatemala, with NGOs, community groups, health care workers, and other social change agents
*Applicants students will have the opportunity to work in one of three project groups:*
- *PEDIATRIC NUTRITION: SOCIAL AND OCCUPATIONAL OUTCOMES OF UNDERNOURISHED CHILDREN*
- *HEALTH PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES: INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF THE PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND PHILANTHROPIC SECTORS WITHIN THE GUATEMALAN HEALTH SYSTEM*
- *SURGICAL MISSIONS: CRITICAL HUMANITARIANISM*
Students also will study Spanish a minimum of 9 hours per week, working one-on-one with certified language instructors at their own level and pace. Visit our website for more information at www.napaotguatemala.org
Summer 2019 OSEA Ethnography Field School in México
Six Week Program: June 2 to July 13: http://www.osea-cite.org/program/ethnography_overview.php
Four Week 1: June 2 to June 29
Four Week 2: June 16 to July 13
OSEA Maya Language Immersion, FLAS Eligible
- 6 Weeks: June 16 to July 27, 2019 http://www.osea-cite.org/program/maya_overview.php
OSEA Intensive Spanish
- 2 Weeks: June 2 to June 15, 2019 <http://www.osea-cite.org/program/spanish.php
Where: Chichén Itzá, Yucatán México
Enrollment & Applications: http://www.osea-cite.org/apply/application.php
- Enrollment Opens Dec. 10 2018
- Early Enrollment by Jan 20, 2019, $300 discount
- Regular Enrollment by February 20, 2019
Students learn to do ethnography, while conducting individual or team projects on:
- Archaeological ethnography — life histories of Maya who lived in Chichén Itzá
- Tourism Ethnography — Studying tourist experience
- Gender Studies — Maya sexualities, dating & concepts of self & person
- Globalization — Maya subcultures, youth
- Visual ethnography — photographic ethnography of Maya art, everyday life
- Heritage Studies — Maya concepts of ruins, politics of the past as commodity
- Anthropology of Food — identity through diet/food in globalized cultures
- Medical Anthropology — illness narratives, healing, suffering, Self
- Economic Anthropology — gendered strategies & visions of life success
Visit www.osea-cite.org for program details
- Learn about Student Experience and Read student reviews: http://www.osea-cite.org/history/student_experience.php
- Learn about research projects of past participants: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OSEA-Open-School-of-Ethnography-and-Anthropology-179705342064451/videos/?ref=page_internal
- Video Archive of Past Student Research Projects: https://www.facebook.com/179705342064451/videos/1382823571752616/
International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, director of the Wiener Laboratory and Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, the students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy, and the understanding site formation processes. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.
The cost for Room and Board is 300 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.
The course will take place from June 2 to 8, 2019. Applications should be submitted no later than 1st March via the online application form: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/127620/international-field-school-on-site-formation-stratigraphy-and-geoarchaeology-in
Application materials include one paragraph explaining why the candidate is interested in participating in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees.
Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.
Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology 2006 by Paul Goldberg and Richard I. Macphail (Blackwell) and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).
A syllabus will be emailed 3 weeks before the start of the field school.
For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at [email protected].
Dates: July 1st – August 9th, 2019
Credits: two 1.5-credit courses (ANTH 343 & 344)
Application deadline: March 1st, 2019
6 weeks – 2 courses – 3 UVic credits
UVic Archaeology field school in Barkley Sound is a six-week field school hosted by the UVic Department of Anthropology and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on southwestern Vancouver Island. The field school takes place in the lands and territories of two neighbouring Nuu-chah-nulth Nations, Tseshaht and Huu-ay-aht.
The first four days of the field school will be based in Victoria followed by two and a half weeks of remote camp-based fieldwork in Tseshaht First Nation territories in the Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The final 3-weeks of the course will be spent in Huu-ay-aht First Nation territory at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (a UVic supported teaching and research facility in Barkley Sound) where students will conduct laboratory analyses and prepare written research reports on recovered archaeological material. This course will be an immersive 6-week field experience (including hiking, camping, and boat travel) and require full days and dedicated teamwork.
For more information, please visit the field school blog here.
Information on how to apply here: https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/coastalfieldarch/apply-to-the-field-school/