Fieldwork Opportunity: Summer Study-abroad Program in Athens, Greece

Greek Studies on Site offers intensive seminars on Greek literature, history, philosophy and culture, including visits to all the major archaeological sites and museums in Athens and beyond. All instructors hold Ph.D.s in Classics or Philosophy.

SEMINARS OFFERED IN 2020:

Greek History: A Survey
June 8-24, 2020
This seminar surveys Greek history from the Persian Wars, through the prolonged crisis of the Peloponnesian War, all the way to the rise of Macedon and the transition to the Hellenistic era.
We will read Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon, visit battle sites such as Marathon, Thermopylae, and Plataea, and eventually move to Northern Greece. In Macedon, we will read essays on Alexander the Great, and visit major Macedonian sites.

Ancient Greek Mythology
June 28-July 19, 2020
Read some of the most important mythological narratives while immersed in their material and social context.
This class surveys the central stories, gods, and heroes of Greek myth. We will study a variety of ancient literary and mythographical sources and interpret them in their cultural context. Many of the readings relate directly to the sites that we will visit. 

Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context
June 28-July 19, 2020
Walk in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics! 
This course introduces students to the foundational texts of Western philosophy and to the socio-political contexts in which they were written. Through visits to archeological sites and museums, students will have the rare opportunity to take a contextual approach to the study of philosophy.

SYLLABI AND FURTHER DETAILS may be found at www.greekstudiesonsite.com

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting students for a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) opportunity, sponsored by NSF, the University of South Alabama and Quinnipiac University – The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems.

Students accepted into the 8-week program will learn to conduct hands-on research with archaeological human skeletal remains from Bronze Age Arabia, receive mentorship from guest scientists, and engage in public outreach.  Student travel (up to $450), housing, and field trip fees will be covered by the NSF, in addition to a $500/week stipend. Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. According to NSF eligibility requirements, students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (students graduating in May 2020 are not eligible to apply).

The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems project will focus on two large Bronze Age skeletal collections from the Umm an-Nar period (2700-2000 BCE) of the United Arab Emirates. An analysis of these skeletons presents an opportunity to examine the socioeconomic, political, and environmental circumstances in which populations in southeastern Arabia resisted stratification, adapted to environmental change, and negotiated their own identities. For more information about the project and field school check out our website, as well as our student-generated blog, or our social media sites, which include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The students from our 2019 program also created digital stories, which are 5-minute videos highlighting who they are and what they researched.

Website and Online Application: http://goo.gl/kgCi1B
Application Deadline: February 12, 2020
Field School Dates: May 18 – July 11, 2020
Field School Location: University of South Alabama, located in Mobile, AL
Contact Information: Dr. Lesley Gregoricka (lgregoricka@southalabama.edu) and Dr. Jaime Ullinger (jaime.ullinger@qu.edu)

CFP: Chronika Volume 10

Chronika is an interdisciplinary, open access journal for graduate students studying the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean and European world. Chronika, like its parent organization the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (www.iema.buffalo.edu), encourages interdisciplinary dialogues and innovative approaches to the study of the past.

Call for Submissions
Chronikawelcomes submissions from graduate students that address topics relevant to European and Mediterranean archaeology. Articles must be 3,000 to 4,000 words in length, should detail research at or above the Masters level, and may include up to ten images.To have your article considered for this year’s publication, please submit a 100 to 200 word abstract to chronika@buffalo.edu by Monday, November 5th, 2019. You will be notified if your article is selected by November 9th. The publication schedule will proceed as follows:

December 6: First draft of full article is due.
December 27: Article is returned to author with comments.
February 7: Revised article is due.
Early April: Chronika launches in print and online. A hard copy is mailed to each author shortly after this time.

Thank you for your interest in Chronika, we look forward to receiving your submission. Please direct any inquiries to chronika@buffalo.edu.

Mélanie Lacan
Editor in Chief

Please visit Chronika on the web at www.chronikajournal.com

Funding & Fellowships: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2020-2021 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research- sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications for the 2020–2021 season are open. Please visit
http://www.metmuseum.org/fellowships for more information. Questions may be sent to Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org.

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):
History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships – November 1, 2019
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 1, 2019
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship – November 1, 2019
Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 1, 2019
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 6, 2019
Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation – December 6, 2019

More information about the above fellowships can be found about fellowship here: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships/types-of-fellowships

Information about the Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing can be found in the pdf below.

Funding & Fellowships: Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

The CLS is an intensive summer study abroad opportunity for American undergraduate and graduate students to learn languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.  The program supports study at all levels (requirements vary by language).

The deadline November 19, 2019, is coming up for scholarships to study critical languages of the world, including Turkish and Arabic!
Please see:  https://clscholarship.org/

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. It is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.