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Anthropological Field School Summer Program in Gozo, Malta
Jan 15 all-day

This call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research.  We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2018 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal.

(Note: this scholarship call only applies to the Off The Beaten Track summer sessions, for our spring programs we unfortunately don’t have grants available.)

Eligible candidates

– Undergraduate and graduate students
– PhD students
– Everyone with a genuine interest in anthropology
– Previous participants of the project

Selection is NOT based on academic merit, originality or complexity. We aim for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity. In the past years even students who were not enrolled in an anthropology program received scholarships for the project.

Selection Procedure

Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta).

From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.

For some inspiration, please follow our Instagram account. 

In the first stage:

  • You are allowed to send in as many research ideas as you like. All submissions will compete equally.
  • Applicants are asked to be creative, and to focus on why the research is valuable.
  • Find some inspiration by following our hashtag #anthroresearchideas on Instagram.
  • Browse through to find exemplary research papers of previous participants.
  • There is a mandatory minimum of 2 proposals to be eligible.

After initial acceptance:

  • Applicants will develop further one selected proposal under assistance of our tutors (via e-mail or Skype).
  • Elaboration on feasibility, methodology and research layouts are to be fleshed out in this stage only.
  • Final research proposals should be submitted within two months after initial acceptance.

How can I apply for this initial selection?

  • Send us 2 or more research concepts (but at least two!).
  • 150-250 words per research concept.
  • Submitting can only be done through this online form.
  • The deadline for submissions (first stage) is January 5th, 2018.

Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants. In case you wish to join the project even if you do not receive a scholarship, we advise to register through the regular procedure as early as possible since non-scholarship slots are usually filled by the end of December.

When will you be notified?

Shortly after the deadline (January 5th), our scholarship board will decide on which 15 proposals make it to the next step. From there on you will be asked to further flesh out the selected proposal, you will get about six weeks to complete this. By mid March 2018 all candidates will be notified whether or not they received a (partial or full) scholarship.

We strongly recommend to register earlier because slots will be filled up soon. If you get a scholarship eventually, you will get it refunded.

Call for Papers: The Intimate Life of Power Workshop
Jan 15 all-day


From June 6 to 9, 2018 will take place in Bergamo (Italy) the 7th Conference of Ethnography and Qualitative Research, organized by the University of Bergamo in cooperation with the journal “Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa” and the Italian publisher Il Mulino.

Pietro Saitta (University of Messina) solicits contributions, for the following workshop:

The Intimate Life of Power

The present call for papers solicits either ethnographic or qualitative contributions that deal with the theme of the intimate life of power, highlighting aspects related to everyday life as well as the ideology of the upper classes caught in the system of relations within their group as well as in the “interplays” that connect them to the lower classes. Methodological contributions, based both on primary research accounts and secondary data, that reflect on the problems of access to social spheres characterized by asymmetries working against researchers, are also encouraged.

Deadlines and submissions:

Authors interested in this initiative should submit an abstract (1,000 words) by January 15, 2018 to: [email protected], [email protected]

For further information and for a detailed description of the session:

2018 Visiting Professor Program
Jan 15 all-day


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.

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


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

Email:   [email protected]

Tel:      646-708-8114

America Solidaria: Final Deadline
Jan 15 all-day

Fellowship deadline: America Solidaria 

Priority deadline: September 28, 2017

Final deadline: January 15, 2018

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for our two annual fellowship cycles in March and September. For full consideration, apply by September 28th using the following online application.

Serve for a year in a capacity-building development project with a marginalized community in a Latin American country!

-Undergraduate degree in hand

-Professional fluency in Spanish

-Some experience in the field preferred

-Age range: 23-35 years old

The program includes:
-Two-week orientation
-Flight and visa support
-Stipend to cover living expenses

For more information, visit our website.

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 Inquire about course credit option.

Application: Applicants will complete an online application at: 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: Letters of recommendation are due by January 15.

Website for more information:

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.


ASCSA Summer Session
Jan 15 all-day

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

The Summer Session program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a six-week session designed for those who wish to become acquainted with Greece and its major monuments, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture from antiquity to the present.

The Director for the 2018 Summer Session (June 4 to July 18, 2018) is Professor Daniel B. Levine, University of Arkansas.

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

Format: The ASCSA Summer Session has provided the most extensive exposure to Greece, ancient and modern, for generations of students of Classics and related fields. It has a strong academic component with participants researching and presenting topics on site and offers unique opportunities to interact with archaeologists in the field. Roughly half of the session is spent in travel throughout Greece. Three trips of varying duration give the participant an introduction to the major archaeological sites and museum collections in North and Central Greece, the Peloponnese, and Crete. The remainder of the session is devoted to study of the museums and monuments of Athens and the surrounding area with day trips to such sites as Marathon, Sounion, and Eleusis. The Summer Session’s commitment to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history leads to long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate. Participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.

Cost: Fees for the 2018 program are $4,900. This includes tuition, room for the entire six-week 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

Application: More information and online application forms are available through the website at Applicants will complete an online application. Applicants are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application, and arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by January 15. Application fee: $25.

Link to application:
Web site:

E-mail: [email protected]

All applicants will be notified by March 20.

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.


The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies at the Gennadius Library
Jan 15 all-day

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellow in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903 – 1995), whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

Fields of study: Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, post-Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies.

Eligibility: PhD candidates and recent PhDs (up to five years) from a U.S. or Canadian institution. Candidates should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from early September to June 1. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Please note that for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Blegen and the Gennadius libraries may be closed for up to six months between January and June for reorganization; members of the School will continue to have access to other facilities of the School and other libraries in Athens.

Application: Submit application form for “Associate Membership with Fellowship,” curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference online. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at:

Website: or fellowships-and-grants

E-mail: [email protected]

The award will be announced by March 15.

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 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 Telephone: 609-683-0800 Fax: 609-924-0578 Gennadius Library 61 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece Telephone: +30-210-721-0536 Fax: +30-210-723-7767

Request for Proposals: Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm

Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis

Administered through the SRI Foundation

Synopsis of Program

This solicitation represents the initial effort of the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS; to promote collaborative synthesis in archaeology. CfAS solicits proposals for working groups that, through collaborative synthetic research, will address a substantive archaeological problem and produce intellectual products that will benefit the discipline and products that will inform public policy or benefit relevant publics. Funding will be provided for travel, meals, lodging, and conference facilities for working groups of no more than 8 individuals to meet face-to-face 3 times within a period of 2 years in a setting that is conducive to collaboration.

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2018, 5PM MST

Expected Awards: 2

Award Amounts: CfAS will pay a maximum of $50,000 in workshop expenses for each project. 

Award Announcement: about March 1, 2018

Contact: Questions concerning this Request for Proposals (RFP) should be sent to Mr. Terry Klein, Executive Director, SRI Foundation, at [email protected].


For more than a century, archaeologists have diligently discovered, documented, analyzed, and curated our collective past. The pace of archaeological work increased dramatically in the last 50 years in response to public mandates and laws to identify and protect important vestiges of the past. Although this rich store of data has been critical to documenting long-term trajectories of numerous human societies, it has the potential to do much more. Archaeological data can be key to expanding scientific understandings of human social dynamics, redressing injustices of the past, empowering local and descendant communities, and aiding in the formulation of solutions to contemporary problems.

Synthetic research is not new to archaeology. However, collaborative synthetic research, as conducted by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), is not part of the discipline’s standard practice, even though it has been a powerful driver for advancing interdisciplinary scientific research in other fields (Carpenter et al. 2009; Hackett et al. 2008 ). We believe that key features of the NCEAS model can be productively employed in archaeology.

The Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS) has been formed for the purpose of advancing synthetic research using the working group model pioneered by NCEAS. The rationale behind and the vision of the Coalition is articulated in two articles: Fostering Synthesis in Archaeology to Advance Science and Benefit Society (Altschul et al. 2017) and Fostering Collaborative Synthetic Research in Archaeology (Altschul et al., in press). As this competition is intended to put into practice the collaborative research model laid out in those articles, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult them.

In this model, collaborative synthetic research is completed by small working groups that embody considerable intellectual diversity. Over 2 years, the working group will be funded to meet 3 times for intensive research sessions of 5 working days. In between, team members will continue to collaborate remotely. The working group will integrate multiple perspectives and multiple sources of data to generate explanatory insights that are impossible to achieve through the study of a single case or from a single perspective. Source and synthesized data products must be made available in an open access, digital repository by the end of the project.

Two synthesis projects employing these features are expected to be funded under this solicitation. The CfAS awards will fund the travel and meeting costs of working group sessions at a partner facility, and will cover the costs of using these facilities along with modest digital repository costs. No new field or laboratory work will be funded.

Proposal Submission, Evaluation, and Awards

Proposal Submission

Proposals must be submitted electronically to [email protected] by January 15, 2018, 5PM MST. Proposals shall be submitted in a single pdf or Microsoft Word document, with pages having 1”margins and at least an 11 point font size.

Who May Submit Proposals

Proposals are to be submitted by the Organizer of a proposed working group. While the facilities and services of the organizations with which the participants are affiliated may be relevant to the proposal evaluation, the proposals themselves do not come from these organizations.

Proposal Sections

Each proposal must have each of the following sections and subsections

  1. Title Page
    1. Project title.
    2. Organizer name, institutional affiliation, relevant areas of expertise, email address, and phone contact information.
    3. List of proposed working group members, with institutional affiliations, relevant areas of expertise, and email addresses.
    4. Project summary of no more than 250 words suitable for the public (to be posted on CfAS website for successful applications).
  2. Proposal Body (no more than 10 pages total, inclusive of figures, tables, and references).

All the following subsections should be included, though they need not appear in this order and may be organized hierarchically in any logical manner.

2.1 Statement of the problem

Responses to the RFP must articulate a problem whose solution would have substantial intellectual impacts and significant implications for public policy or other significant public benefits.  For example, as conceived by the review committee, a significant public benefit could include a community outreach program, a public exhibition, the creation of economic or educational opportunities for relevant communities, or policy statements or white papers for government decision makers.

Provide a concise statement of the problem along with relevant background information, a justification for its significance to the discipline, and an argument for why its solution would have relevance to public policy or may directly benefit a particular public.

2.2 Strategy for attacking the problem

Describe a strategy and plan of work that conveys how the working group proposes to address the problem and how it plans to produce both professional and public products. This might include, for example, a schedule of project milestones and a list of objectives for each of the face to face meetings. Include also a discussion of how the working group efforts would proceed between face-to-face meetings and what virtual collaboration technologies will be employed.

2.3 Proposed workshop participants

Proposals will identify no less than 4 and no more than 8 individuals to comprise a working group able to produce synthetic results that transcend their individual talents, skills, and expertise. A key feature of these working groups is that they must have considerable intellectual diversity. Working groups must have individuals at different (a) institutions and (b) career stages and in different (c) job settings (e.g., academic, CRM, government, museum), and will usually have members from (d) fields other than archaeology. Working groups composed of (e) individuals who have not collaborated extensively in the past are preferred. Provide an overall assessment of the team’s diversity with respect to these five criteria. The proposal should include a list of the proposed working group members. For each member provide a brief justification of their relevance, and if group members have worked together in the past, provide a brief statement on the extent of this past collaboration.

2.4 Analysis-ready data sources

Working groups are expected to employ a wide range of data resources including CRM and other under-utilized sources. It is also expected that not all potential data sources will have been identified when the proposal is submitted. Nonetheless, the proposal should identify a set of initial data sources to be used, including their strengths, weaknesses, and availability. It should also describe the steps that will be taken to identify other relevant data. Typically the data will derive from more than one geographical region. All source data must be freely available in a public repository or deposited in such a repository by the end of the project. No new field or laboratory work will be funded.

2.5 Expected professional products and data availability

Describe the intended professional products (e.g. publications, professional meeting presentations). Also, indicate the intended digital repository for source (unless already deposited in a public digital repository) and synthesized data products. Suggested repositories include tDAR, ADS, or Open Context (simply having the data available on a university or company server is not acceptable). The proposal should explicitly articulate metrics for professional success.

2.6 Expected public products

Describe the intended public products along with any institutional resources available to the workshop participants that could help effect public benefits (e.g., a university or NGO’s, government affairs or public relations office or an associated museum). The proposal should explicitly articulate metrics for success in the public sphere. CfAS cannot provide direct funding for these efforts outside of the working group meetings.

  1. References Cited

List of references cited in the proposal body.

  1. Biographical Sketch for the Organizer

A biographical sketch for the Organizer (only), with a maximum length of 2 pages. The bio sketch should include, at a minimum, recent professional positions, education, and a selection of references to relevant publications. The format specified by NSF is acceptable but not required.

  1. Budgetary Notes

A budget is not required as most expenses will be paid directly by CfAS (see Award Information, below). However, indicate in this section any working group participants who would be expected to incur unusually high travel expenses, such as international travel. In all cases, provide an anticipated cost for repository services. Modest costs for digital repository services will be paid by CfAS.

  1. Attachments

Attach a copy of a letter or email from each working group member indicating that individual’s agreement to participate if the proposal is funded. No other attachments may be included.

Review and Selection Process

The proposals will be evaluated by a review panel using the evaluation criteria listed below. In writing a proposal, bear in mind that some review panel members may not be archaeologists. The review panel will make a recommendation to the SRI Foundation Board of Directors who will make a final determination on the awards. (The SRI Foundation serves as the current administrative home of CfAS.) Award conditions will be negotiated between the working group Organizer and Terry Klein, Executive Director of the SRI Foundation. Proposals not satisfying the proposal requirements specified here may be rejected without evaluation.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Each proposal will be evaluated on the extent to which it conveys a convincing plan for collaborative research that will creatively and effectively address an important problem and produce valuable professional and public products by integrating multiple perspectives in synthesizing extant archaeological data. Each of the 6 sections of the Proposal Body (2.1-2.6, above) will be separately evaluated by the reviewers, who will also provide an overall assessment of the proposal.

Award Information

Direct monetary awards will not be made.  Instead, CfAS will pay directly for the conference facility, lodging, and meals during the working group meeting. CfAS will reimburse individuals for reasonable travel expenses. This would include, for example, transportation to and from the origin airport, advance-purchase coach airfare, transportation from the destination airport to the conference facility, and meal expenses (at a standard General Services Administration [GSA] rate) during travel. If reimbursement represents a problem, it may be possible to arrange an advance or for CfAS to purchase plane tickets directly.

CfAS reserves the right to negotiate with a potential awardee concerning the proposed approach. The number of participants may be limited based on unusually high anticipated travel costs (e.g., due to a number of foreign participants). As discussed in the Proposal Evaluation Criteria above, CfAS is committed to the idea that the working groups represent considerable diversity and as a result may negotiate the participant list.

Progress Reporting

Within 2 months after each in-person meeting, the working group organizer must submit a brief letter report describing the meeting and project progress and outcomes to Terry Klein at [email protected].

Effect of Submitting a Proposal

By submitting a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals, the applicant submitting the proposal acknowledges that proposals may be submitted by other applicants and that CfAS is under no legal obligation to select an applicant’s proposal. Applicants submitting proposals further acknowledge that CfAS’ decision as to whom to grant an award is final, binding and non-appealable.

References Cited

Altschul, Jeffrey H., Keith W. Kintigh, Terry H. Klein, William H. Doelle, Kelley A. Hays-Gilpin, Sarah A. Herr, Timothy A. Kohler, Barbara J. Mills, Lindsay M. Montgomery, Margaret C. Nelson, Scott G. Ortman, John N. Parker, Matthew A. Peeples, and Jeremy A. Sabloff

2017. Fostering Synthetic Research in Archaeology to Advance Science and Benefit Society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (in press).

2018. Fostering Collaborative Synthetic Research in Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice (in press).

Carpenter, E.V., P. Armbrust, F.S. Arzberger, I. Chapin, J. Elser, E. Hackett, A. Ives, P. Kareiva, M. Leibold, P. Lundberg, M. Mangel, N. Merchant, W.W. Murdoch, M.A. Palmer, D. Peters, S.T.A. Pickett, K.K. Smith, D.H. Wall, A.S. Zimmerman

2009. Accelerate Synthesis in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Bioscience 59(8): 699–701.

Hackett, Edward J., John N. Parker, David Conz, Diana Rhoten, and Andrew Parker

2008. Ecology Transformed: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and the Changing Patterns of Ecological Research. In Scientific Collaboration on the Internet, edited by Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman, and Nathan Bos, pp. 277–296. MIT Press, Cambridge.

Cognitive Approaches to Languages in Education Workshop
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day

British Association for Applied Linguistics (B.A.A.L)/ Routledge Workshop Programme  2017

Date: 1819 January 2018

Venue: Glasgow University

Theme: Cognitive Approaches to Language in Education


The purpose of this workshop is to explore what recent research in the field of cognitive linguistics can offer education. Departing from traditional and functional approaches to language, cognitive linguistics provides teachers a unique way of exploring meaning and the relationship between thought and language. Recent research shows that applying a cognitive perspective in the classroom has very clear benefits for all teachers interested in literacy. However, as this is a relatively new field, the parameters have not yet been fully agreed upon by linguists. Therefore, this event is a step towards achieving more clarity and consensus, as well as offering established researchers, ECRs, postgraduate researchers and those interested in embarking on research in this area a space in which to discuss how a research agenda might be usefully taken forward.

Registration fees:

BAAL non-member £35

BAAL member        £30

Student                     £25       This will include lunch and refreshments.

Registration is open and tickets can be purchased through:

The main event will take place on Friday 19 January, with an afternoon networking session for ECRs and PGRs on 18 January 3–5 p.m.

Keynote speakers:    

Dr Wendy Anderson University of Glasgow

Dr Ellen Bramwell University of Glasgow

Professor Alice Deignan University of Leeds

Dr Marcello Giovanelli Aston University

Professor Jeannette Littlemore University of Birmingham

Dr Jessica Mason Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Elena Semino Lancaster University

Seminar co-ordinators:: Sally Zacharias, Dr Agnes Marszalek and Dr Marcello Giovanelli

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