Position Announcement: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology, Brown University — Deadline December 1, 2014

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University invites applications for an advanced assistant or associate professor in the field of Mediterranean archaeology, broadly defined; this would include scholars whose research focuses on regions such as the Near East, North Africa, or southern Europe. Applications are welcome from individuals interested in the complex societies of any part of this broad geographic expanse. Candidates are sought with expertise and interests complementary to current Institute faculty and to Brown resources. Individuals with active fieldwork, heritage or museum projects are particularly welcome.

Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and leadership, as well as a proven record of publication, outreach and service commensurate with their career stage. Excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate and graduate teaching are essential. The successful candidate will be expected to make major contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

All candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita. Advanced Assistant professors should ask that three letters of reference be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee, via Interfolio. Associate professors should instead provide five names of referees with up-to-date contact information (including email, if possible); referees will be contacted directly by the Search Committee. Complete applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/26885. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:

Professor Susan E. Alcock
Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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CFP: Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces: Landscape Transformation and Inheritance — Deadline February 16, 2015

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 2015 Meeting, Glasgow, 2-5 September 2015
Session Theme: Legacies & Visions

Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces: Landscape Transformation and Inheritance

Caron Newman, Newcastle University, caron.newman@newcastle.ac.uk
Vicky Manolopoulou, Newcastle University, v.manolopoulou@newcastle.ac.uk
Yasemin Özarslan, Koç University, yozarslan@ku.edu.tr

Much recent archaeological research has been concerned with religious transformative processes and their legacy in the present-day landscape. The structure of the modern environment is often anchored in the networks and spaces that evolved in response to religious practices and economic and cultural support systems. Throughout Europe and beyond, the cultural inheritance of religious orders and groupings has structured and influenced much of the modern landscape. The artefacts of religion and beliefs are represented as still-functioning institutions, relict features and as more subtle influences on property boundaries and settlement formation, for example. Religious institutions, buildings and features have had a significant impact on the development of the wider landscape and have played a key role in the way people engage with their environment, creating a sense of place and helping to shape people’s cultural identity. This session invites papers on all aspects of the landscape legacy of sacred places and spaces across periods and disciplines.

The call for abstracts is now open until the 16th February 2015. Abstracts can be submitted through the EAA website at: <http://eaaglasgow2015.com/call-for-papers/>.

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Sa Cudia Cremada Field School

Mediterranean Archaeology in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) 2015 Campaign

Session #1: August 10-28
Session #2: August 31- September 18

3 weeks course in a Protohistoric archaeological site in a unique Mediterranean island
You will learn about: Fieldwork methods, Lab work, Indigenous, Punic and Roman Archaeology
You will explore: Mediterranean Nature, Culture, History, Geology and Traditions

The main a2im of fieldwork is that of approaching the talaiotic culture to students through different tasks related to an archaeological excavation. Fieldwork will be combined with lab work, lectures, workshops as well as excursions to discover the natural environment of an island which was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1993. During the course free days will be available to students so they can explore and enjoy the traditional horse festivals, whose origins date back to the medieval period, which take place in several towns in Menorca during summertime.


The Field School
For 2015 Sa Cudia Cremada Field School offers archaeological courses for students interested in gaining first- hand experience on fieldwork and laboratory tasks. We welcome university students, professionals as well as everybody who is interested in Archaeology and Mediterranean Protohistory (Iron Age). Thus, previous experience on the subject in not required. 2015 courses will take place in several sessions with a length of 3 weeks each. During the course, students will dig in the settlement’s sanctuary during the first half of the day, whereas the second part will be devoted to lectures, laboratory tasks and workshops.

Fees and Contact Information
3 weeks course: 1,200 Euro, including: fees, materials, accommodation, transportation to the site/ the accommodation, excursions, insurance
and snack during school time (Transportation to/from Menorca and meals outside school time are not included).

For further information and signing up for the course, please contact:

Email: sacudiafieldschool@gmail.com
Skype: sacudiafieldschool
You can also find us via facebook and twitter:
https:/ /www.facebook.com/ cudiacremada
https:/ /twitter.com/SaCudiaCremada

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Summer Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis in Bulgaria

The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce its first summer Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis (Bulgaria) with excursions to archaeological sites in Bulgaria, Greece and Republic of Macedonia

Field School/Excavation Directors: Dr. Emil Nankov (ARCS), Vladimir Petkov (Archaeological Museum, Sandanski)

Duration: June 1 (arrival to Sofia) – June 29, 2015 (departure from Sofia)

Eligibility: advanced undergraduate and graduate students of American universities in the fields of Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Ancient History and related studies


Program Fee: $1500
Students will arrive in Sofia on June 1 and will spend two days exploring the archaeology and history of its Roman predecessor, Serdica. On June 2, the Team will begin an archaeological journey, visiting sites and museums in Sofia and in Plovdiv. We will arrive in the city of Sandanski on June 5, the home base of the ARCS excavations at Parthicopolis. The excavation team will reside in a hotel in Sandanski during the 3-week excavation season. Archaeological work is conducted Monday-Friday with additional excursions to southwest Bulgaria, northern Greece and Republic of Macedonia on Saturdays. The Team will be accompanied back to Sofia on June 28, where they will stay one night, departing from Sofia on June 29.

Project Location: The Roman and Late Antique Parthicopolis is located under the modern town of Sandanski, SW Bulgaria. All fieldwork will take place on the site. The project base will be located in the town of Sandanski, situated 160 km south of Sofia (Bulgaria), 150 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece) and 230 km northwest of Skopie (Republic of Macedonia).

Situated on the slopes of Pirin Mountain next to a tributary of Struma River (ancient Strymon), Parthicopolis took off as a Macedonian colony, called Alexandropolis, in the lands of the unrelenting Maedi founded by the young Alexander the Great in 339 BC. Receiving the name of Parthicopolis during the reign of Trajan (AD 98-117), the city continued to thrive during the Roman and Late Antique periods, when it became a leading center for the establishment of early Christianity in the province of Macedonia. The current ARCS Field School will focus upon a sequence of architectural remains located near the atrium of the Bishop’s Basilica dated to 4th-6th c. AD.

The Program offers one excavation session, lectures and field trips, continuing for three weeks. The students will be required to participate in the excavations five days each week, as well as attend the ten lectures and the three field trips. There will be one day off each work week. Study trips are arranged to archaeological sites and museums in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and northern Greece. Among the sites included are Petrich, Melnik, Strumica, Stobi and Amphipolis/Thessaloniki. The program covers room, board and field trips. The program does not include: airfare to Bulgaria, dinners and meals on non work days. Participants will be provided with a certificate upon completion of the program.Students are expected to arrange for medical insurance and to obtain visas, if applicable.

Prospective students should submit an application to Dr. Emil Nankov (apo@arcsofia.org) by February 15, 2015.

You can also see the posting at AFOB: http://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/afob/18123

For a full description and application, follow this link: http://arcsofia.org/node/75

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CFP (EAA 2015, Glasgow): Operationalizing hybridization in the Mediterranean — Deadline February 16, 2015

Call for Papers

Operationalizing hybridization in the Mediterranean. A multiscalar approach on material culture during the Bronze and Iron Ages

ID: RI22  (main theme: Reconfiguring identities)

The call for abstracts is now open until the 16th February 2015.

Abstracts can be submitted by following this link: http://eaaglasgow2015.com/call-for-papers/

Session Abstract

Concepts of hybridity and hybridization have been variously interpreted and conceptualized in archaeological studies. For many years, though, the discussion remained restricted to the theoretical arena, arguing about the proper terminology and definitions. A few attempts to operationalize an archaeology of hybridity have been made in the last years, keeping the question still vibrant. What have these theories brought to archaeological studies and vice versa? How can we, as archaeologists, translate this fruitful debate into the interpretation of archaeological data?

Within the field of the archaeology of the Central-Eastern Mediterranean, this session hopes to stimulate discussion, through a focus on material culture, on the different dynamics of borrowing, negotiating and reconfiguring multifaceted identities. We invite contributions dealing with communities and societies of the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Particularly welcome are papers investigating hybridization not only at the colonial large-scale of analysis, but also integrating inter- and intra-regional approaches: hybridization can be addressed both as the result of encounters of different societies and inside one discrete social scenario. Traces of this entanglement may be exemplified by the relations between Egypt and Palestine that, during Bronze Age, progressively led to a hybrid Egypt-Palestine set of cultural practices.

We are looking for papers dealing specifically with material culture, but inviting speakers to expand the narrative to the cultural, social and economic significance behind material culture itself, such as production and consumption, behavioural routine, dietary habits, mobility and network patterns, attribution of gender, architecture, etc.

Full session details at this link: http://eaaglasgow2015.com/session/operationalizing-hybridization-in-the-mediterranean-a-multiscalar-approach-on-material-culture-during-the-bronze-and-iron-ages/

Francesca Chelazzi (Archaeology / School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
Peter Van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University)
Angela Massafra (Archaeology / School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)

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CFP: The Future of the Past: From Amphipolis to Mosul — Deadline December 21, 2014

New Approaches to Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Eastern Mediterranean

April 10-11, 2015

University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia, PA)

 ***Call for papers: deadline December 21, 2014***

See website for more details: http://futureofthepast.wix.com/culturalheritage

Interdisciplinary conference for young scholars (graduate and postgraduate) hosted by the University of Pennsylvania (Center for Ancient Studies), Bryn Mawr College (Dept. of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and Art History), and Temple University (Tyler School of Art, Dept. of Art History), with additional support from the Penn Cultural Heritage Center and the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The objective of this meeting is to bring together graduate students and emerging scholars from various academic disciplines to present new avenues in the field of cultural heritage. Many young scholars today have an interdisciplinary background in liberal arts studies that allows them to apply novel, innovative ways in the protection and preservation of our shared cultural property. For this conference we would like to focus on case studies from the eastern Mediterranean, including the Middle East and northern Africa. These regions are of particular interest because they have been recently affected by devastating wars, political turmoil, and economic hardship.

We would like to address various issues of cultural heritage including the protection, preservation, and management of archaeological sites and cultural landscapes, the introduction of new technologies for the conservation and studying of cultural artifacts, and the use of digital media in educating and sharing our cultural treasures with a broader audience. We believe that participation in this conference will promote intellectual discourse among new scholars and inspire them to continue to seek collaborations across disciplines by employing a variety of new practices in the protection of our cultural heritage.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Morag M. Kersel, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, DePaul University


Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to mbeeler@brynmawr.edu by December 21, 2014. Applicants will be informed about their submission status by January 25, 2015.Conference proceedings will be published in digital format by December 2015.


Participation and attendance in the conference is free. The organizers will not cover travel and accommodation expenses.


Konstantinos Chalikias, PhD, postdoctoral researcher, University of Athens
Maggie Beeler, PhD candidate, Bryn Mawr College
Ariel Pearce, PhD candidate, Temple University
Steve Renette, PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania

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