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Jan
15
Tue
Fellowships for Research and Study at the Gennadius Library 2019-2020
Jan 15 all-day

FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2019-2020

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 146,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s from colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students, for work at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY: Graduate students and college professors in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Up to twelve scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

Please forward this announcement to eligible students or colleagues you may know who are working on a project in post-classical studies and encourage them to apply. For further information, consult the ASCSA website at:   http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/Graduate-and-Post-Doctoral

Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2019-2021
Jan 15 all-day

MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY

FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2019-2021

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Purpose: To conduct research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens that addresses substantive problems pertaining to the ancient Greek world and adjacent areas through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences.  Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources available elsewhere in Greece.

Qualifications: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program who have passed all qualifying exams and have an approved PhD proposal.

Term: Two (2) years with the next term beginning early September 2019. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the academic year (September to June 1).

Compensation: Stipend of $20,000 for 12 months.

Application: Link to Pre-doctoral Fellowship application instructions at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/wiener-laboratory/fellowships-and-research-associate-appointments.

  1. Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project
  2. Project Description including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Timeframe
  3. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research

4-6.References cited; Facilities, equipment, and other resources; Permits

  1. Curriculum vitae following requested format
  2. Three (3) letters of reference from scholars in the field
  3. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community

For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Director) at [email protected]

Web site: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr or https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/wiener-laboratory/fellowships-and-research-associate-appointments

E-mail: [email protected]

 

The award will be announced by March 15

Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory Research Associate Appointments
Jan 15 all-day

MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY

FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Purpose: To conduct short-term focused research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as part of a program of research that addresses substantive problems pertaining to the ancient Greek world and adjacent areas through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources available elsewhere in Greece.

Qualifications: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a Masters or Doctorate in a relevant discipline. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.

Term: Variable up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2019. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment.

Compensation: Stipend up to $7000. School fees included.

Application: Link to Research Associate application instructions at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/wiener-laboratory/fellowships-and-research-associate-appointments

  1. Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project
  2. Project Description (max. 2 pages, double-spaced) including: objectives and expected significance, background and relation to present state of knowledge, research description, and timeframe
  3. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research

4-7. References cited; Budget; Facilities, equipment, and other resources; Permits

  1. Curriculum vitae following requested format. (No transcripts are required.)
  2. One letter of reference from a scholar in the field
  3. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community

 

For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Lab Director) at [email protected]

Web site: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr or https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/wiener-laboratory/fellowships-and-research-associate-appointments

E-mail: [email protected]

 

The award will be announced by March 15.

Medieval Greek Summer Session at the Gennadius Library, Summer 2019
Jan 15 all-day

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY, SUMMER 2019

Deadline: January 15, 2019

 

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens announces the summer session focused on the teaching of Medieval Greek, from June 30 to July 31, 2019.

Founded in 1881, the American School is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical studies. One of the two major research libraries of the School, the Gennadius Library, which houses over 146,000 volumes and archives, is devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization.

The Library invites applications for a month-long Summer Session for Medieval Greek at the Intermediate to Advanced Level. The objective is to familiarize students who have a sound foundation in Classical Greek with Medieval Greek language and philology by exposing them to primary sources, different kinds of literary genres, paleography and epigraphy, drawing on the resources of the Gennadius Library. The two Professors leading the session are Professor Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina and Professor Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University/University of Crete.

Format
The month-long full-time program will include daily translation of Byzantine texts; introduction to Greek paleography and Byzantine book culture; use of the collections of the Gennadius Library; visits to area museums and libraries including the Byzantine, Benaki, and Epigraphical Museums; and visits outside Athens including Corinth, Mistra, Thessaloniki, and Hosios Loukas. Individual tutorials and assignments for each student will be determined by specific needs and field of study. The language of instruction is English. Participants should plan to arrive on June 30 and depart on July 31.

Eligibility
The program is offered at the intermediate to advanced level for up to twelve students enrolled in graduate programs in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide; preference may be given to students who have limited access to instruction in Byzantine Greek at their home institutions. A minimum of two years of college-level or post-doctoral Classical Greek (or the equivalent) is required. If there are available slots, faculty or postdoctoral scholars affiliated with any university worldwide may also be considered. A diagnostic test (available electronically) may be administered to finalists before the final selection of students is made.

Academic Credit
The American School is not a degree-granting institution. No grades are given for its programs, nor are transcripts provided. Upon request, an optional final exam at the end of the program may be provided and the directors will write a letter to the participant’s home institution, recommending that credit be granted, provided that the student has satisfactorily participated in the program and passed the final exam.

Costs and Scholarships
Twelve Leventis Foundation scholarships cover the costs of tuition, School fees, housing, required travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare to and from Greece, meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility.

Applications
Submit online application, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation (one from the academic advisor and one from a Greek language teacher). Direct link to application: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116263/ascsa-gennadius-library-summer-session-application

Applicants are required to submit scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application. Application fee is US$25.

Web site: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/gennadius-library-medieval-greek-summer-session
E-mail: [email protected]

The selection results will be announced March 15.

Jan
19
Sat
Summer Institute in Biological Approaches to the Social Sciences
Jan 19 all-day

Russell Sage Foundation – 2019 Summer Institutes

Summer Institute in Biological Approaches to the Social Sciences

Dates:  June 10 – 14, 2019                                   

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation, in conjunction with the JPB Foundation, is sponsoring the first Summer Institute in Biological Approaches to the Social Sciences, a one-week workshop to be held at Northwestern University from June 10 – 14, 2019. This workshop is a broad introduction to human biological systems and will consist of didactic lectures, breakout sessions, and laboratory exercises. Attendees will (1) develop an understanding of the conceptual basis for integrating the social and biological sciences, (2) learn about the physiology of major bodily systems, and (3) gain familiarity with methods to analyze human biological processes. The target audience is post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty in the social sciences within 10 years of the PhD; applications from advanced graduate students will also be considered.  Most participant costs, including housing, meals, and travel will be covered. Detailed information about the summer institute and applying can be found here:https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes.

Questions should be directed to Greg Miller at [email protected].

Jan
31
Thu
2020 Directors of the ASCSA Summer Sessions (Gertrude Smith Professors)
Jan 31 all-day
DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER SESSIONS (GERTRUDE SMITH PROFESSORS)

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Six-Week Traditional ASCSA Summer Session: One or Two Positions
ASCSA Field Seminars: Two Positions

SIX-WEEK ASCSA SUMMER SESSION 

Term: Summer 2020

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description: See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions:  http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer

Duties: Plan the itinerary of the session/seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation: Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15. See the attached policy.

Application: A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to:

Committee on the Summer Sessions E-mail:  [email protected]

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

 

ASCSA FIELD SEMINARS

Term: Summer 2020

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description: The theme of the18-day field seminars are open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; religious, public, and domestic architecture; ancient literature; numismatics; topography of myth; historical geography; the ancient economy; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc.

Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July.

For more information about the ASCSA Summer Seminars:  http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars

Duties: Plan an 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation: Stipend of $5000, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks in total including the dates of the seminar. See the attached policy.

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the seminar, and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens.

These materials and three letters of support should be sent to: Committee on the Summer Sessions

E-mail:  [email protected]

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

Feb
1
Fri
Call for Proposals: Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics
Feb 1 all-day

Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics (NSF 18-600) invites proposals which investigate heritable biological or chemical mechanisms that produce a phenotypic effect without alteration of the DNA sequence.  Projects must integrate education perspectives and research approaches from more than one research discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, social and behavioral sciences) to understand epigenetic mechanisms associated with environmental change, the resultant phenotypic characteristics of organisms, and the resultant robustness and adaptability of organisms and populations. Studies that cross multiple levels of organizational complexity (molecular, cellular, physiological, organismal, population) and temporal (including evolutionary) scales, and taxa within the tree of life – both unicellular and multicellular organisms, including humans — are particularly encouraged.

Full proposals are due February 1, 2019, and can be submitted in one of two submission tracks:

(1) award duration of up to 3 years and a total budget of $500,000 or

(2) award duration of up to 5 years and a total budget of $3,000,000.

The specifics of the program priorities and areas of emphasis, as well as additional limitations and guidelines, can be found in the full solicitation.

Feb
8
Fri
2019 Visiting Professor Program
Feb 8 all-day

The ANA Educational Foundation invites you to apply to the Visiting Professor Program (VPP). In 2019, the program will be held in June in New York in partnership with Fordham University, and will be extended to Chicago in partnership with Loyola University. Professors can apply to one of two programs: the four-day Immersion (in both NYC and Chicago) or the in-depth, nine-day Immersion + Fellowship (in NYC only).

Application deadline: February 8, 2019

I. The Immersion (NYC & Chicago)
A four-day Immersion into the latest innovations in current marketing and advertising practice. Participating companies will be agencies, marketers and media companies such as: R/GA, IBM, Ogilvy, Facebook, McCann and Wavemaker. Topic areas will include social media, global brand building, consumer insights, the future of media, data analytics and diversity. The Immersion is most suited to professors seeking an overview of the latest developments in the field in order to infuse his or her teaching with real-world cases and industry insights.

Fordham University in New York City will host a Welcome Session on Monday, June 3, and a research forum during the week. The Immersion will be limited to 30 professors and will be held from Tuesday, June 4 to Friday, June 7.

Loyola University in Chicago will host a Welcome Session on Monday, June 17, and a research forum during the week. The Immersion will be limited to 10-15 professors and will be held from Tuesday, June 18 – Thursday, June 20.

 

II. The Immersion + Fellowship (NYC only)

A nine-day program combining the Immersion with a week-long ‘deep dive’ Fellowship hosted by a marketer or agency whose interests align with a professor’s research interest. Given the one-on-one interaction through the Fellowship component, the program is best suited to faculty who have specific questions about the industry that are addressed through more in-depth study. Through this intensive program professors can gain ‘on-the-ground’ experience to inform their teaching with the goal of forming a longer term relationship with their host company. The Immersion + Fellowship will be limited to 10 professors and held from Tuesday, June 4 to Friday, June 14.

 

Housing and Expenses
Accommodations for the VPP in NYC have been made available through a collaboration with Fordham University’s Center for Positive Marketing and will be on campus. Housing will be at the Lincoln Center campus in the heart of the city and is provided at no cost to professors.

Accommodations for the VPP in Chicago have been made available through a collaboration with Loyola University and will be on campus. Housing will be at the Baumhart Overnight Lodging located just blocks west of the historic Water Tower and is provided at no cost to professors.

Professors will be provided with a stipend of $200 for the Immersion and $450 for the Immersion + Fellowship. All professors will cover the expense of their travel to and from the host city.

Application
2019 VPP Application

If you have problems with the link above, cut and paste the following address into your web browser to access the application.
https://fordham.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cYfISWs8zS2XLjn

Statement and supporting items
Please provide a statement (500 words maximum) explaining why you wish to participate in the program(s) selected. Professors applying for the Immersion + Fellowship will be expected to provide a Lunchtime Talk about how your research and teaching relate to marketing and advertising. Please communicate the topic of your Lunchtime Talk in your statement.

Two-minute video
All professors are asked to provide a two-minute video shot with a cell phone or a computer webcam. We are not looking for professional videos. Please hold cell phones horizontally when making your video. Topic suggestions include:

  • Most interesting teaching moment or research finding in your career
  • Most interesting or surprising example of advertising that has caught your eye recently and why
  • Discuss something about you that is not on your application
  • Most striking thing you have noticed about student culture today on campus
  • A teaser about your Lunchtime Talk for professors applying for the Immersion + Fellowship program

Notifications: April 1, 2019

Final notes

  • Please do not apply if you have participated in the program within the last ten years
  • The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the US

Contact Sharon Hudson, VP, Program Manager with any questions.
Direct: 646-708-8114
Email: [email protected]

Feb
11
Mon
Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics
Feb 11 all-day

Russell Sage Foundation – 2019 Summer Institutes

Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics

Dates:  June 9 – 21, 2019                                      

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation, in conjunction with the JPB Foundation, will sponsor the third Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics from June 9 – 21, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, political science, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include the interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences. Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 10 years of the Ph.D. Most participant costs, including housing, meals, and travel will be covered. Detailed information about the summer institute and applying can be found here:  https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes.

Questions should be directed to Dan Benjamin at [email protected].

Feb
15
Fri
2019 German Studies Association Call for Proposals
Feb 15 all-day

2019 German Studies Association Call for Proposals

GSA 2019 German Studies Association

GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its 43rd Annual Conference from 3 to 6 October 2019 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon (USA).

The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of German, Austrian, or Swiss studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, anthropology, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

Proposals for entire sessions, for interdisciplinary presentations, and for series of panels are strongly encouraged (though we discourage thematic series of more than four panels).  Individual paper proposals are also welcome. The call for seminar proposals has been distributed separately.

Please see the GSA website for information about the submission process for ‘traditional’ papers, sessions, and roundtables, which will open on 5 January 2019. The deadline for proposals is 15 February 2019.

Please note that all proposed presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership is available on the GSA website (www.thegsa.org).

In order to avoid complications later, the Program Committee would like to reiterate two extremely important guidelines here (the full list of guidelines is available on the GSA website):

 

  1. No individual at the GSA conference may give more than one paper or appear on the program in more than two separate roles. (Participating in a seminar counts as delivering a paper.)
  2. If a paper proposal requires high quality sound equipment, that justification must be made in detail at the time of submission.

 

For more information, visit the GSA website, where previous conference programs and a detailed list of submission guidelines may be found (www.thegsa.org), or contact members of the 2019 Program Committee:

https://www.thegsa.org/conference/program-committee-2019