American Research Center in Sofia Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences — Deadline January 15, 2014

AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce our 2nd competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the USA, who have received their PhD within the last ten years (2004-2013) and are US citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the US.

In accordance with the mission of ARCS, the fellowship is open to candidates whose research focuses on any aspect of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Bulgaria and the six other countries we serve from antiquity to the present day. In addition to conducting her/his research based at ARCS, the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the academic program of ARCS by presenting a small number of lectures and seminars and organizing one regional workshop/conference.

The Fellowship will be held for six months within the period September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015 with a total stipend of $12,000 ($2000 per month); ARCS will reimburse up to $2000 for travel between the US and Bulgaria and research-related travel in the Balkans during the term of the fellowship.

Please submit an application and ask two people familiar with your academic work to send letters of reference to Dr. Dilyana Ivanova at usadmin@arcsofia.org. Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Dr. Eric De Sena at sofiadirector@arcsofia.org 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014.Decisions will be announced by late February/early March 2014.

Dilyana Ivanova, Ph.D.

Administrator
US Office of the American Research Center
The Field Museum, Chicago
Phone: (312) 665-7478

divanova@fieldmuseum.org

usadmin@arcsofia.org

 

CFP: New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference — Deadline November 20th, 2013

Call for Papers:

31st Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference

“Islands of the Medieval World: Stories of Isolation and Connectivity”

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The 31st Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference is requesting submissions for its annual conference that will take place at Brown University on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. In the spirit of connectivity, the conference encourages dialogue across and between disciplines by bringing together scholars with widely varying interests.

The keynote address, “Island Hopping: Trade, Ethnography, and Religion in the Indian Ocean World of Late Antiquity” will be presented by Joel Walker, the Jon Bridgman Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. His lecture will explore the intertwined ethnographic and mercantile traditions of the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean from the Hellenistic era into the medieval Islamic world.

This year’s conference will engage with issues of isolation and connectivity, both real and imagined, from Late Antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Contributors are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly. We encourage papers from a variety of disciplines, including:

Anthropology – Archaeology – Art History – Byzantine Studies – Classical Studies – Comparative Literature – History – History of Science – Islamic Studies – Language Studies –Literary Studies – Musicology – Philosophy – Religious Studies – Syriac Studies – Theology – Urban Studies – Women’s and Gender Studies

Potential topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Culture, society, economy, religion and other aspects of life on actual islands in the Middle Ages (Crete, Cyprus, Sicily, Prince’s Islands, Aegean Islands, Britain, etc.)
  • Physical and social isolation: pockets of sub-cultures, minorities
  • Religious isolation: holy mountains, asceticism, monastic “islands” and desertum
  • Islands of languages, such as particular dialects that emerge and are used only in specific contexts
  • Reaching the isolated: medieval missionaries, travelers’ accounts
  • Connectivity: social networks, trade/shipping networks and routes
  • Urban islands in feudal seas: town and the countryside
  • Legal isolation: laws enforced on various social groups
  • Literary depictions and descriptions of isolation
  • Archaeological approaches to isolation: GIS-based studies, topographical surveys

Abstracts of no more than 300 words for 15-20 minute papers should be e-mailed to Alexis Jackson at nemsc2014@gmail.com. In addition to the abstract, please include a Curriculum Vitae with full contact information. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 20th, 2013.

Participants will be notified by December 10th.

For more information, please contact Alexis Jackson at nemsc2014@gmail.com.

CFP: People in Motion: Mobility, Migration, and Exchange — Deadline November 15, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

PEOPLE IN MOTION: MOBILITY, MIGRATION, AND EXCHANGE

4th Annual UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Graduate Research Conference

February 7-8, 2014

Featuring a Keynote Address by David W. Anthony, Hartwick College

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology invites abstracts for its annual conference, to be held at the UCLA Campus, Los Angeles on February 7-8, 2014. Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and address a topic linked to issues of mobility, migration, or exchange.

This conference seeks to highlight a dynamic past, one all too easily lost when considering the archaeological record. Just as in modern times, people and artifacts in the past were constantly in motion.

This conference will consider topics ranging from the movement of a particular culture or artifact (i.e. colonization, Neolithic obsidian trade), to the technologies of movement (i.e. roads, ships, domesticates), to identifying mobility in the archaeological record (i.e. seasonality, nomadism).

We welcome proposals from graduate students from all institutions who wish to examine any aspect of motion in the past. We especially encourage papers that demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to the archaeological record. To this end, we encourage applicants from fields outside of archaeology whose research interacts with material culture or offers a relevant theoretical framework.

Abstracts for individual papers should clearly demonstrate the presentation’s relation to the conference theme and should not exceed 250 words.

Submissions may be sent to CIOAconference2014@gmail.com no later than November 15th, 2013. Accommodations with UCLA archaeology graduate students are available upon request.

 

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Fellowships and Grants — Deadlines October 15-March 15 (depending on fellowship)

ASCSA Fellowships and Grants for 2014-2015

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants

 

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: 
Up to thirteen fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application.

Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and ten Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the John L. Caskey, the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. The Bert Hodge Hill is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history, and the Emily Townsend Vermeule is unrestricted, but with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Regular Membership with fellowships. $50 application fee.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School with a stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation.

Advanced Fellowships awarded by the School: the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity; the Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture; the Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology; the Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery; and three Fellowships unrestricted as to field: the Edward Capps, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowships.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Student Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2014.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS: Contact the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 or (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) for an application and stipend information. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Note the program change this year that Student Associate membership is only eligible membership for the Fulbright grants. (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/225)
Submit application for Student Associate Membership (long form).
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2013.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.‘s for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, Ph.D. candidate from U.S. or Israel (Israeli citizens) writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships awarded annually to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars working on well-defined projects in skeletal, faunal, geoarchaeological, or environmental studies. Stipends of $15,500 to $27,000.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)

THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Student Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, MA for information. Applications completed on website: www.archaeological.org. Stipend of $11,000.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit Associate Member application to ASCSA.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to-collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (CAORC): US citizen for Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D.’s researching in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Fellowship program funded by the Mellon Foundation includes a travel stipend and monthly stipend based on location. See caorc.org for details.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014

THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.’s researching Greece in the 1940’s and the post-war period. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

THE HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. (within five years), for research on a doctoral dissertation or primary publication specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,500.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS: Funding up to $7,000 for well-defined research projects at the Wiener Laboratory.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINES: SEPTEMBER 1, JANUARY 15, ANNUALLY.

TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM (CAORC): Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus airfare. Send applications to ASCSA.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2014.

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014.

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP 2013-2014: Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire 2013-2014 academic year. A grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece to conduct a research project during the 2013-2014 academic year from September 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Student Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2014.

WIENER LABORATORY TRAVEL GRANTS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN GREECE: Travel grants of $2,000 for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from North American institutions working on projects in archaeological science in Greece.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINES: SEPTEMBER 1, JANUARY 15, ANNUALLY

FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS (Pending funding): Postdoctoral scholars working on a Corinth or Agora publication. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Senior Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2013.

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Senior Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2013

WIENER LABORATORY POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (2014-2016): Fellowship awarded to a recent postdoctoral scholar working on a well-defined project at the Wiener Laboratory for two years, with possible third year. Project utilizes the resources of the Wiener Laboratory and enhances the teaching mission of the ASCSA. Stipend of $35,000 with additional perquisites.
Download Bulletin (PDF).
Submit application for Senior Associate Membership with fellowships (long form).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014

CFP: Papers wanted for session on digi-arch and large audiences @CAA Paris, 2014 — Deadline 31 October 2013

S10 Archaeology at large: embracing massive audiences for online applications

Chairs : J. Andrew Dufton 1, Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver 1, Susan Alcock 11 :
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University (JIAAW) United States

As we reach over 20 years since the Internet truly arrived to a wider public, it is no longer a mere tool for the dissemination of information. Online applications are now also easily used for the active engagement of massive audiences. Although archaeologists have long relied on the web for the spread of archaeological data, have we been as successful in creating a sphere of online interaction for the general public? To achieve the democratic potential available online, archaeologists need to not only present information to a passive audience but also to encourage the direct involvement of this audience with archaeological materials.

As online technologies continue to develop, some new phenomena have emerged aimed particularly at fostering this type of direct involvement. For example, Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – have the potential to drastically alter the way in which previously ‘academic’ information is conveyed. What ethical questions does the spread of ‘MOOC fever’ raise about the impact of opening up the academy to an unpaying audience? Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding initiatives similarly look to existing public interest to support archaeological projects. Yet how can we maintain professional standards or legitimacy when archaeological work is undertaken by the general public? Interactive museums open collections to a global community, but how can we structure the archaeological narrative to such a varied audience? With the positive trend toward greater and greater engagement, we must also take time to ask the hard questions about the potential impact of our choices to embrace these new online tools.

This session invites contributions from projects using digital media specifically to actively engage larger groups. Of particular interest are discussions of successful – and also unsuccessful – techniques for harnessing global communities or untapped potential. This may include examples of online teaching, crowdsourcing initiatives, interactive museums, or other approaches. We ultimately hope to open a timely dialogue on the potentials and pitfalls of these new online tools for a truly interactive online archaeology.

More information on how to submit proposals can be found at http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org/