CFP: ARCE 2020 Annual Meeting

Apply to Present at ARCE’s 2020 Annual Meeting!   ARCE members can apply now to present a paper or poster at our Annual Meeting, which will take place from April 3-5, 2020, in Toronto, Canada. Send us your submission today!

ARCE’s Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of scholars who present on Egyptian history and heritage, recent fieldwork, technological advances, and much more.    Submissions must be received through ARCE’s All Academic site by January 7, 2020. Review our submission guidelines and complete your entryhere. Submissions can only be accepted from ARCE members in good standing. Please join or renew online or contact us by email.   More information on the 2020 Annual Meeting will be posted on the ARCE website as it becomes available.  

We look forward to receiving your abstract!

CFP: Natura Graduate Conference in Science & Epistemology, “Virtual Ecologies”

Virtual Ecologies
Natura’s 9th Annual Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
March 6, 2020

Keynote Address:
Lisa Swanstrom (Associate Professor of English, University of Utah)

Call for Papers
Hosted by Natura, a Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2020 Natura Graduate Conference seeks papers on the topic of virtual ecologies: dreamed, immaterial, digital, imagined, or potential networks of relationships and ruptures between humans, nonhumans, and their environments. 

Digital ecosystems, imagined worlds, abstractions of thought — the virtual pervades the contemporary moment but also possesses a long history, the shadow of the actual or real. The conference seeks to examine the entwined relationships and surprising fractures that develop in the realm of the virtual, broadly construed. How does the virtual interact with the material, the embodied, and the immediate? How does the oikos of ecology — the home, the household, the place to live — transform when it becomes virtual? How do virtualities of the past impinge upon the present, and the present cast a virtual shadow onto the past? Are our ways of knowing intrinsically tied to virtuality, or does knowledge find its home in the material or real? How do power structures, abstractions, forms, and concepts intersect with lived experience and material conditions of existence?

Potential topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Material and mediality
  • Games as lived experience
  • Environmental advocacy in a digital space
  • Virtual literary world
  • “Nature” as problem space
  • Algorithmic embodiment
  • Histories of virtuality and virtuality in history
  • Distributed agency
  • Mapping, surveillance, and practices of seeing
  • Immaterial spatiotemporal architecture and design
  • Impossible soundscapes
  • Digital pollution
  • Virtual repercussions of real-world behavior and real-world consequences to virtual speech

The conference will take place on Friday, March 6th, 2020. Natura invites 250-word abstracts for 20-minute talks on any topic examining the role of virtual ecologies in the sciences and humanities. This event is open to graduate students and scholars working in any area of the arts, humanities, or sciences. Interested faculty or post-doctoral researchers are welcome to contact us about potential roles as panel moderators or discussants. Send proposals or requests for more information to rutgersnatura@gmail.com; proposals should be sent by December 15. Please visit our website at https://virtualecologies.wordpress.com/.

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Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group is a graduate student working group within Rutgers University that serves as a forum to foster critical interdisciplinary conversations about the history, cultures, places, and theories of science, epistemology, and knowledge production. We are generously sponsored by the Rutgers British Studies Center, the School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, and the Graduate Student Association.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Institute for Field Research 2020 Projects

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2020 Field Schools are now open!

Disciplines including archaeology, heritage conservation, environmental studies …and many more!
Head to our website to find the field school for you: Find a Field School

Where in the world are the 2020 field schools?

Apply to these winter field schools before enrollment closes:
Ireland: Experimental Archaeology
Vietnam: Hue Urban Design & Environmental Studies
Ireland: Ferrycarrig Anglo-Norman Archaeology

Don’t forget to apply to our scholarships, open December 1st!

Fieldwork Opportunity: Wiener Lab Field School

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, director of the Wiener Laboratory and Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. The course will take place from May 30 to June 6, 2020.    

Deadline: February 15, 2020  

Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, the students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy, and the understanding of site formation processes. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.   

The cost for Room and Board is 350 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.   

Applications should be submitted no later than February 15th via the online application form at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/international-field-school-on-archaeological-science  

Application materials include one paragraph explaining why the candidate is interested in participating in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees. Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.   

Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology 2006 by Paul Goldberg and Richard I. Macphail (Blackwell) and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).   

A syllabus will be emailed 3 weeks before the start of the field school.   

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at tkarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

CFP: Brandeis University Graduate Conference

Call for Papers!

Cracking Open the Contact Zone: Imperialism and Indigenous Interaction in Antiquity Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University Annual Graduate Conference

Keynote Speaker: Linda Gosner, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Conference Date: April 4th, 2020

The Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University invites submissions of abstracts for our Annual Graduate Student Conference. This year’s conference examines ways in which indigenous populations interacted with imperial powers in the ancient world. This conference provides a platform for papers exploring the relationship between the conqueror and the conquered, especially in examining modes of resistance, daily life living under occupation, imperialist policies toward conquered peoples, and the socioeconomic effects of imperialism. Priority will be given to papers examining indigenous interaction with imperialism in the ancient world, but other topics related to the conference theme will be considered. We welcome submissions from graduate students of all levels and from disciplines including: Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sexuality Studies, and Women’s Studies.

Possible submission topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • The justification of imperialist thought in literature
  • The colonizer’s view of the colonized, or vice versa
  • The effects of imperial policy on the lives of people living in occupied territories
  • Cultural hybridity in the contact zones of empire
  • Indigenous voices that have been silenced in the historical and archaeological records

Papers must be original, unpublished works authored by current graduate students. Please send an abstract (no more than 300 words), a paper title, and a C.V. in PDF (.pdf) format to Michelle Heeman, Elizabeth Randolph, and Michael Hall at classics@brandeis.edu. Papers should be 15-minutes in length and will be followed by a 5-minute question and answer session. The deadline for submissions is January 1st, 2020. Selected speakers will be notified by January 15th for the April 4th, 2020 conference.