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Dec
15
Fri
Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund
Dec 15 all-day

HALPERIN MEMORIAL FUND

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2018

 

The Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund celebrates the life and work of Rhoda Halperin by supporting PhD students in anthropology who emulate her commitment to economic anthropology and concern for people on the social margins. In memory of Rhoda’s convivial collegiality, the Fund also encourages student professional development through participation in the scholarly meetings of the SEA and AAA. To meet these goals, this award provides students engaged in economic research focused on social exclusion and poverty with small grants for preliminary dissertation fieldwork and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference.

See website: http://econanthro.org/awards/halperin-memorial-fund/

Because Rhoda Halperin’s career exemplified the integration of anthropological theory with social activism, for the purposes of this award, economic anthropology is broadly defined to include applied and non-applied perspectives, research that engages with issues of poverty and exclusion from political process.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Any student enrolled in an anthropology (or allied field) doctoral program, regardless of citizenship or nation, is eligible for the award.
  2. Strong preference is given to students early in the dissertation proposal writing process rather than to those who are further along and have already developed their proposals.
  3. The funds are NOT intended for dissertation research or language study.

 

APPLICATION AND DEADLINE

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the award by providing the following materials by the deadline listed below. All materials should be submitted via email to Daniel Murphy ([email protected]) by December 15, 2017. We will announce awards by February 15, 2018.

  1. Proposal Cover sheet
  2. Abstract (100 words)
  3. Project description, < 500 words about research goals, itinerary, primary research tasks,

potential outcomes

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of recommendation (included or under separate cover)

Find application forms at [http://econanthro.org/awards/halperin-memorial-fund/].

 

THE AWARD

Recipients receive $2,000 for preliminary PhD research, issued upon acceptance of the award and notification to the Treasurer of the SEA [http://econanthro.org/awards/halperin-memorial-fund/]

Recipients receive a one-year membership in the Society for Economic Anthropology.

Recipients receive $500 to supplement the costs of traveling to the SEA spring conference during the year following the research award to present a poster or paper on the dissertation research or background work.

 

DONATIONS TO THE FUND

The Halperin Memorial Fund is a fund of the Society for Economic Anthropology, a Section of the American Anthropological Association, which is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations to The Halperin Memorial Fund are typically exempt from federal income tax, as are membership fees, but please consult your tax advisor regarding your specific situation. When you make a donation to support the Halperin Memorial Fund by check, please make your check to “SEA/American Anthropological Association” and note that the donation is for the Halperin Memorial Fund.

 

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Arlington, VA 22201-3386

Call for Applications: USC Shoah Foundation Fellowships
Dec 15 all-day

Call for Applications from PhD Candidates

Greenberg Research Fellowship

Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies

Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship

2018–2019

Deadline: December 15, 2017

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.

Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing PhD candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The recipient will be required to spend one month in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2018–2019 academic year.
Award decisions for each fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and its potential to advance research with testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive or other unique genocide research resources at USC. Each fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during the stay.

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. (For more information: cagr.usc.edu.)

USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, Cambodian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 30,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants, including Lion Feuchtwanger, from the Third Reich.

To submit an application, please send a cover letter (including proposed dates of residency), CV, proposal abstract (1-3 pages), writing sample, and recommendation letter from your PhD advisor by December 15th, 2017 to [email protected]. Each submission will be considered for all three fellowships.

To view the CAF, please visit: https://sfi.usc.edu/news/2017/11/19466-call-applications-2018-2019-research-fellowships-phd-candidates

Dec
31
Sun
Summer Arabic Language and Media Program (SALAM)
Dec 31 all-day

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA, or PhD) in spring 2017, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.

Program dates: June 24-August 9, 2018
Location: Manah, Oman
Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, DC and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, DC and their home city.
Classes: Held 8:00 am-1:30 pm Sunday to Thursday.
Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.
Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.
The program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite.

To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SQCC website. Applications due December 31, 2017

Jan
2
Tue
Council of Graduate Schools: Spring-Summer 2018 Graduate Student Researcher
Jan 2 all-day

Position Title: Graduate Student Researcher

Status: Temporary (twenty-weeks, spring and summer internship)

Report to: Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis, the Graduate Student Researcher will conduct a review and synthesis of relevant literatures and draft a whitepaper for a project on mental health issues in graduate education. The project aims to identify areas of potential scholarly inquiries that are critical in advancing programmatic and policy solutions for the graduate education community.

Position Requirements and Requisite Skills:

**Passion for higher education, particularly for graduate education is required. Interest in mental health issues among doctoral students and early career researchers, impact of mental health issues on their retention, degree completion, and future career success, and/or how they may seek and access care and support is an asset.

**Current enrollment as a full-time doctoral student at a U.S. accredited institution, studying relevant fields (e.g., counseling psychology, health communication, higher education, public health, sociology, etc.) is required. Advancement to candidacy is an asset.

**Excellent academic writing skills are required.

**Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required.

**Proficiency in MS Office products and a reference management software is required.

 

Internship Term and Stipend:

**The term of employment is for approximately 20 weeks during Spring and Summer 2018, including 12 weeks of 50%-time work during the spring academic term and 8 weeks of full-time based work during the summer break. The start/end dates, as well as efforts during the spring academic term are negotiable.

**Compatible stipend for a graduate-level internship in Washington, D.C. This position will be based at the CGS office in Washington, D.C., however, a remote-work option is available during the spring academic term.

 

To Apply:

For full consideration, please send your letter of interest, abbreviated CV (no longer than two pages), writing sample (no longer than six pages), and one letter of recommendation as one PDF file on or before the close of business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, via this link: http://careers.cgsnet.org/jobs/10497274/graduate-student-researcher-temporary.

Jan
15
Mon
2018 Visiting Professor Program
Jan 15 all-day

2018 VISITING PROFESSOR PROGRAM (VPP) FACT SHEET 

The ANA’s Educational Foundation invites you to apply to the Visiting Professor Program (VPP)

Application Deadline

January 15, 2018

The Visiting Professor Program provides professors from all disciplines with an inside view of the world of marketing and advertising, and is intended to help inform research and teaching back in the classroom.  For professor and company testimonials click here!

In 2018, there will be three different ways to participate in the VPP:

  1. The Immersion – 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: Facebook, R/GA, Ogilvy, McCann, IBM and NBCUniversal. Topic areas will include social media, global brand building, cultural insight, multicultural marketing, the future of media and diversity in the industry. 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 examples and industry insights. The program will also include a networking reception for professors to meet with executives from agencies and marketing companies. The Immersion will be limited to 30 professors and will be held in New York City from Tuesday, June 5 to Friday, June 8.
  2. The Immersion + Fellowship – 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 for faculty who have specific questions about the industry that are best 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 5 to Friday, June 15.
  3. The Shadow Program – Responding to requests for more flexibility in the VPP experience, professors will be matched with marketers or agency leaders for a day-long shadowing experience. The ‘inaugural class’ for this new and exciting program will begin with 20 professors and it will be conducted in markets outside New York City. Timing for the Shadow Program will be year-round.

Housing and Expenses:
Accommodations for the VPP program 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 are provided at no cost to professors. In addition professors will be provided with a stipend of $200 for the Immersion and $450 for the Immersion + Fellowship.  There is no cost for the Shadow Program.  Professors will cover the expense of their travel.

Application:
Click here to apply. Complete the VPP application; upload your CV, statement, and two-minute video (see details below).

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, 2018

Final notes:

  • Professors should not apply if they have already participated in the VPP
  • The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the US

 

AEF
Attn: Sharon Hudson
VP, Program Manager
708 Third Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Email:   [email protected]

Tel:      646-708-8114

ASCSA Summer Seminars
Jan 15 all-day

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture.

Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking institutes, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.

Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece (June 11 to June 29, 2018)
Taught by Professors Georgia Tsouvala, Illinois State University, and Lee L. Brice, Western Illinois University, author of Greek Warfare from Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great. The Seminar will investigate the intersections between ancient warfare and culture while visiting archaeological sites, battlefields, and museum collections.  Through these visits and discussions, the Seminar will provide participants with a unique and useful grounding in Greek history.

Ancient Greek Religion in Situ (July 5 to July 23, 2018)
Taught by Professor Irene Polinskaya, King’s College London, author of A Local History of Greek Polytheism: Gods, People, and the Land of Aigina, 800-400 BCE. This seminar will take students to the sites of ancient worship – from caves to coasts, from peaks to pastures, from city acropoleis to deep countryside – to explore the remains of architecture and objects found there and link them to our textual sources. The seminar examines religious sites as nodes in the network of social interactions, products of geo-ecological, political, and historical development.

Internationally known scholars of Greek history, art, and archaeology will participate as guest lecturers in both seminars. Students are expected to give on-site reports which they will prepare in the ASCSA’s libraries. Committed to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history, these seminars involve long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate, and participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.

Cost: Fees for the 2018 seminar program are $2,750. This includes tuition, room for the entire 18-day period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships. Inquire about course credit option.

Application: Applicants will complete an online application at: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-summer-seminar-application/. Students are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts issued to the candidate as part of application. Applicants arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by sending recommenders this link: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-recommendation-form-for-summer-programs/. Letters of recommendation are due by January 15.

Website for more information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars

E-mail: [email protected]

All applicants will be notified by mid-March.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

 

Jan
22
Mon
Faculty Fellowship: The Summer Institute for Israel Studies
Jan 22 all-day

Faculty Fellowship: The Summer Institute for Israel Studies
June 19–July 1, 2018 at Brandeis and July 2–11, 2018 in Israel

Apply now for this competitive fellowship program, which gives you the foundation to teach about Israel in any discipline. Stipend of up to $2,500 plus travel, accommodations and most meals provided. ENGAGE with world-class faculty from Israel and the US in a two-week multidisciplinary Brandeis seminarMEET with leading personalities in public life, the academy and the arts on a 10-day Israel study tourEXPLORE the complexity of Israeli society, politics and cultureDEVELOP a syllabus to teach at your home institution. JOIN a network of over 290 alumni—teaching at over 200 institutions—supported by a wealth of pedagogical resources and ongoing professional development. Apply online by January 22, 2018. Learn more at www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/siis.

Jan
26
Fri
Call for Applications: Encoding and Transmitting Knowledge with a String Fellowship
Jan 26 all-day

ANR project ETKnoS (2016–2020)

Call for Applications for a post-doctoral position in Social/Cultural Anthropology

ETKnoS-Encoding and Transmitting Knowledge with a String
A comparative study of the cultural uses of mathematical practices in string-figure making (Oceania, North & South America).

ETKnoS is a four-year research project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR 16-CE27-0005-01). It is devoted to the study of “string-figure making” practices—which consist in producing a figure or design with a loop of string, by carrying out a succession of operations on this loop, using mostly fingers. Known of in numerous societies where an oral tradition prevails, this practice brings into play gestural sequences akin to algorithms, while enunciating terms and even specific stories or chants. The overall objective of ETKnoS is to understand the mathematical dimension of such practices, by considering their place in specific cultural and linguistic contexts (cf. http://www.sphere.univ-paris-diderot.fr/spip.php?rubrique170&lang=en).

Based on anthropological and ethnolinguistic analyses of data (to be) collected in several Oceanian societies (in Papua-New-Guinea and in Vanuatu), in South and North America (including the Arctic), ETKnoS examines the relationships between operational sequences and the words that are spoken or sung during these sequences. One particular goal here is to gain an improved understanding of the extent to which, in these societies, the practice of string-figure making constitutes/constituted a method for the organization and transmission of knowledge (be it mythological, cosmological, sociological geographical, etc.), involving the use of mathematical concepts.

ETKnoS’ interdisciplinary team is coordinated by ethnomathematician Eric Vandendriessche (CNRS), and currently includes two anthropologists (specialized in Inuit and Papua-New-Guinean societies), and two linguists (specialized in Inuit and Melanesian languages).

ETKnoS is soliciting applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in Anthropology which will be hosted at Paris Diderot University in the “Science, Philosophy, History” laboratory (SPHERE, UMR 7219, CNRS & Université Paris Diderot).

Planned duration of the position: 2 years, consisting in a one-year contract, renewable for a further 12 months pending a positive evaluation.

The appointment is expected to start March 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Net monthly salary from 2000 to 2500 euros, commensurate with experience.

To qualify for the position, candidates are required to have completed their PhD in Social/Cultural (or Linguistic) Anthropology, with a specialization in a South Amerindian society, preferably in the Amazon or in the Chaco. However, any application pertaining to oral tradition societies from South America will be carefully considered. The candidates should have significant experience in conducting ethnographic fieldwork. Experience in ethnolinguistic research and/or competence in an Indigenous language will be an asset.

The selected candidate will start out by reviewing and analyzing the existing sources (ethnographic, ethnological/ethnolinguistic and anthropological data) on string-figure making as practiced in a specific cultural area, determined by the candidate’s expertise. Subsequently the candidate will carry out ‘participant-observer’ ethnographic research over a significant period of time, in order to gather original data on string figure-making (i.e. the procedures leading to the figures, as well as any material concerning relationships with the cosmology, mythology, knowledge system and/or other practices of the designated group).

Applications should be sent no later than January 26, 2017 to Eric Vandendriessche.
They should include: an application letter, a short CV (2–3 pages, with a list of publications), a written sample of academic work (e.g., thesis and/or a recent paper), and contact information for two possible references (name, institution, email contact).

The result will be published on February 3, 2018.

For further information, please contact Eric Vandendriessche ([email protected]).

Feb
1
Thu
Colorado State University PhD Program
Feb 1 all-day

The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University is delighted to announce the Fall 2018 launch of a new PhD program in anthropology focused on Place, Space, and Adaptation. This innovative PhD in anthropology builds on the diverse research interests of our faculty who specialize in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology as well as human and physical geography. The program will provide students with the conceptual expertise and skills to address research questions that:

  • sit at the intersection of anthropology and geography
  • apply geographic methods to anthropological questions
  • critically evaluate the impact of place and space on human/ecosystem adaptation

PhD Field Areas: Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology
PhD Specializations: The traditional subfields of Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology, in addition to Geography
PhD Requirements: MA in Anthropology, Geography, or related field. 42 hours of coursework, qualifying exam, dissertation based on field or lab work, and oral defense

Visit the program website for more information.

Feb
18
Sun
SQCC’s Arabic Children’s Program
Feb 18 all-day

Our Arabic program for children is committed to the task of building an appreciation of the language and understanding of its culture among the youth. We aim to prepare young students to become confident speakers at an early age. We teach Modern Standard Arabic at all levels and across different age groups. Lessons are conducted in MSA in an immersion style environment and focuses on all four language learning skills:  listening, speaking, reading and writing.

No prior knowledge of Arabic is required for students to participate in our program. However, students with some Arabic proficiency will be given an assessment test to determine their level before attending class. Students will be grouped in different classes based on language ability and age. Heritage Speakers and Non-native Speakers of Arabic follow the same course of study in our program.

Our program is a scholarship-based program available to qualified children who reside in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

 

Open House: January 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Application Deadline: February 18, 2018
Assessment Test: February 19  to February 22, 2018, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Session I: March 3 to May 19
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Levels and Age Groups

Our courses are divided into two levels for each age group category: Level 1 for beginners and level 2 for intermediate.

Level 1 (Ages 6-11 years)

In this course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet and long and short vowels. This course is designed to enable students to read three and four-letter words. They will also be able to develop basic writing skills by joining letters. Students will be able to express themselves in simple sentences, learn numbers, and learn basic conversation skills. The course curriculum incorporates the use of educational games, stories and songs.

Level 2 (Ages 6-11 years)

In this course, students will be introduced to basic Arabic grammar – singular pronouns and possessive pronouns. Students will engage in conversation about personal data, school life, family members etc. In addition to the required textbook, this course will utilize educational posters and handouts which will help students to verbally express themselves with simple sentences. Students will have spelling tests to assert their proficiency of letters and vowel sound recognition. The course places a greater emphasis on reading and listening comprehension.

Level 1 (Ages 12-15 years)

In this course, students will learn the Arabic alphabets and long and short vowels. Students will master recognition of Arabic script and dictation. While students are learning basic grammatical patterns, they will learn Arabic greetings, know how to introduce themselves, tell time, days of the week, and numbers. In addition, they will engage in educational games, stories and songs for their appropriate age.

Level 2 (Ages 12-15 years)

In this course, students will be able to read sentences and small paragraphs. They will master essential grammar structure to form correct sentences. The will learn verb and noun conjugation, adjectives, and adverbs. Students will be introduced to the ten measure chart. They will be able to write short paragraphs. This course is designed to hone students’ verbal communication skills through role plays and guided conversations to advance their proficiency and fluency in Arabic.

Application is open now for Session I (March 3 to May 19)

Application Deadline is February 18.

Application Form