CFP: North American Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2016

Call for Papers
North American Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2016
Theme: “Bolder Theory: time, matter, ontology and the archaeological difference”

We have all been inspired by theory. At one stage or another in our archaeological careers, we’ve encountered thinking that prompted us to ask new questions, work with new models and heuristics, pursue new lines of empirical enquiry, expose ourselves to inter-disciplinary thought, question our operating assumptions, or confirm our unspoken ideas and inclinations. Bold theory: theory that makes a difference – to us, to the discipline, to those we work with, and perhaps to other disciplines and our public partners.

This year the conference’s setting in Boulder, Colorado merges with our theme: what is bolder theory? Across the academy we sense an increased interest in things, in the matter of life. At the same time archaeologists are taking descendant and stakeholder communities seriously, including an increased commitment to consider alternate, non-Western philosophies and values. Collectively these ideas are provoking bold theorizing in archaeology. The plenary session will get us thinking about bold theory through considering the congruence of non-Western philosophies and theoretical approaches that take, to varying degree, a relational perspective on people and things. While issues of ontology, indigenous philosophy, animism and temporality will form the basis of the plenary session conversation, we encourage participants to consider bold theory in the broadest sense and sessions need not be limited to these topics.

Session Proposals  | EXTENDED to February 7, 2016
Paper Proposals   | Opens February 7, 2016 | Deadline February 22, 2016
Session Rosters  | March 1, 2016
Early Registration | March 1, 2016Details:

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeology of the Roman Frontier (Transylvania, Romania)

Archaeology of the Roman Frontier (Transylvania, Romania) – Field School Opportunities in Field Archaeology, Applied Geophysics and Ethnoarchaeology/Museology

Our programs are intensive hands-on projects designed to immerse our participants in an active research environment and provide the opportunity for the acquisition of practical, technical and specialized field skills. Our research area focuses on Transylvania (Romania), a region essential to the prehistoric and historic development of the Old World – Europe. Transylvania, by its geographic position as one of the main access roads in and out of Europe, and by its highly fertile lands and natural resources (i.e. salt, copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, etc.), was at the core of the multiscalar transformative processes instrumental in European construction.

It is the last European territory conquered by the Roman Empire. Its riches has saved the Empire for collapse for another two centuries. Our projects focus on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to times of crisis.

Our Roman frontier archaeology projects encompass the totality of “provincial life”, ranging from the evolution and integration of military life into the socio-economic and political fabric of frontier imperial society, the development of great urban centers such as Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the various aspects of rural provincial life and landscape strategies, and, finally, creation and expression of identity in transitory contexts.

ARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (2 weeks minimum):


For more information,  visit our website: , or contact us at . All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

Our projects are open to both credit students (both undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit participants (both student and non-student).

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CFP: 4th International Landscape Archaeology Conference

The 4th International Landscape Archaeology Conference will be hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. It will be held at Uppsala University on 23-25 of August, 2016.
The LAC 2016 Scientific Committee is now inviting submissions of abstracts for individual papers and posters!
Deadline: 1st of April 2016

Call for papers and posters:

Abstract submission form and further information is available at the LAC 2016 web page:

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology

Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology
University of Illinois Study Abroad

view of Vienna

Fall 2016 semester abroad, 12 credits (6 advanced)
A unique opportunity to truly dig into Europe’s past!
Explore Vienna’s landscape and cultural developments from Roman times to the present.

The Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology allows you to join Vienna’s archaeologists for a semester in their quest to uncover the city’s buried heritage. You will be front-and-center as the team of 30 full-time archaeologists maps new excavation sites, forges beneath the city on its latest hunts, and surfaces Vienna’s hidden treasures. In the process, you will receive extensive training in archaeological field methods as well as the essential lab techniques necessary to analyze and catalogue the findings. You will also gain experience in museum studies, working with the staff of the Vienna Museum (home of the city’s Archaeology Division) on the public presentation of your discoveries.

Feb. 15, 2016 application deadline
Detailed information and application links available at

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Position Announcement: Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean World Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline 3/15/16)

The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean World” (RESMED), a laboratory of excellence affiliated to Sorbonne University (Paris) offers five (5) one-year RESMED postdoctoral fellowships, starting July 2016. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016.


The project will have clearly to fit in the scientific program of the Labex RESMED, according to one of ten profiles proposed.

Candidates will have defended their doctorates in France or abroad less than 5 years ago, or less than 10 years if they can justify research experience in other academic institutions. Candidates holding a PhD from our founding institutions are not allowed to apply (Universities of Paris-Sorbonne, Panthéon- Sorbonne, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes).

Application documents
Application form to download
Application letter
Curriculum vitae
Postdoctoral project description (up to 5 pages) Two recommendation letters Electronic copy of the thesis if it not published at the time of application A significant paper in electronic format

The application may be submitted in French or English.


The application will be sent in pdf format before March 15, 2016 at midnight (Paris) to the Director (
and the Secretaries of the Labex RESMED ( and
Decisions will be taken at the end of May 2016.

Starting date of the contract
1st July 2016

Net salary
About 2000 €/month

A final report has to be provided at the end of the contract.

To see the profiles

Scientific program of labex RESMED:

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