Fieldwork Opportunity: “la Biagiola” International School of Archaeology (BISA)

International School of Archaeology

We provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork: a five-week program uncovering ancient Etruscan, Roman, and Lombard civilizations!
“la Biagiola” special program for students provides a first-hand experience from the fieldwork activities to the communication to the public. We provide the exciting opportunity to learn how to study a multi-layered site. Students will take part in the exploration of an ancient site in Tuscany, working alongside expert archaeologists and others foreign students. The school also provides a complete formation in standing building archaeology, survey, and medieval castles studies, and, last but not least, students will be involved in the creation of a popularization documentary.

This program is offered in collaboration with the cultural heritage office of Tuscany, the regional authority that manages archaeological sites and monuments. In addition to the archaeological experience, participants will be able to enjoy a wide range of cultural sites, historic monuments, and natural sites of Tuscany.

The School is taking place from July, 20 to August, 23.

For further information, see www.culturaterritorio.org or contact Dr. Luca Mario Nejrotti at presidente@culturaterritorio.org.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Study Conservation in Italy this Summer

San Gemini Preservation Studies
Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

We are accepting applications for our summer 2020 field school. The deadline is March 15, 2020

Our students are able to apply for and receive credit now through the West Virginia University Art History Department. You can apply online at their WVU Abroad page. The deadline for applying through WVU is April 1st.   Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation.

Session One (June 1 – June 26)
Building Restoration – Touching the Stones
Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings (Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*)
Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Book Bindings Restoration
The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books (Program includes lectures and practical workshop*)  

Session Two (July 13 – August 7)
Paper Restoration
Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Traditional Painting Techniques
Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues (Program includes lectures and painting workshop)
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues (Program includes lectures and discussion)
RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project
Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site (Program includes research and surveying field work*)   *Field Projects: Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Francesco (13th century) Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city Restoration and conservation of artifacts from the Office of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the Abruzzo Region Restoration of the Historic Archives of the Dioceses of Terni Archaeological research of the Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Carsulae  

Short Intersession Program (June 28 – July 7)
Preservation Field Trip – Italy
A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.

APPLY NOW

SGPS is a program of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies, based in New York. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020 (this may be extended if there is space in the program).

Fellowships: RISD 2020-2022

Spalter Teaching Fellowships
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
Spalter Teaching Fellows are trained as RISD Museum educators and are responsible for teaching and working with children and youth ages 5 to 18. They undergo rigorous training with the Museum’s educators, who introduce them to the Museum’s collection and pedagogy. Fellows support learning from original works of art and the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and creative interpretation.
The Spalter Teaching Fellowship is open to RISD and Brown graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Spalter Teaching Fellows receive $5000 per academic year and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving up to eight hours per week. Applications due February 21.
Applications due February 28.
Learn more and apply

The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive professional conservation training from the museum’s Objects Conservator to introduce them to the collections care and preventive conservation activities relating to the museum’s permanent collection. The Fellow will assist the conservator, supporting both the short-term and long-term care of original works of art.The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship is open to undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive $10.90 per hour and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving six hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. 
Applications due February 28.
Learn more and apply

Fieldwork Opportunity: Society of Black Archaeologists Fieldwork webpage

Check the Fieldwork Opportunities page of the Society of Black Archaeologists for a number of internships and field schools!

Applications for the Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico are due March 6.

Applications for the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials are due March 9.

Applications for the 2020 Montpelier Field School are ongoing.

CFP: Knowledge-scapes – Archaeological Review from Cambridge

Call for Papers
Knowledge-scapes
Volume 35.2, November 2020

How knowledge was developed and shared in ancient societies is a key research question for historians and archaeologists. The dynamics and mechanisms by which knowledge and its associated skills and practices evolve, change, and dissolve can be observed across multiple analytical scales. Studies engaged with these questions are frequently undertaken within distinct scholarly sub-fields. Only when the academic compartmentalisation is overcome, is it possible to fully explore the strengths, challenges and limitations of the study of knowledge to contribute to the understanding of past societies.

Knowledge-scapes offer a flexible framework to explore the potential of the study of knowledge at different scales and from various theoretical, practical and methodological perspectives. For this volume we invite papers that discuss the origin(s), development, maintenance, evolution, transfer, expansion, transmission, transplantation, contraction and/or dissolution of socially constructed knowledge-scapes. We understand knowledge-scapes as dynamic bodies of knowledge over time, space and social entities, linked to shared practices (e.g. manufacturing practices, travelling practices, exchange practices, subsistence practices). The diverse nature and scope of knowledge-scapes demands that we adjust our research methods, case studies and data collection strategies accordingly.

Knowledge-scapes ultimately feed into bigger archaeological and anthropological narratives concerned with social and economic boundaries, identities, cultural integration and resilience among others. Some key questions may be:
❖How do knowledge-scapes inform our understanding of past societies?
❖Where are the social limits of knowledge-scapes? What aspects of a society shape them?
❖How does the definition of social entities (e.g. households, social units, cultural groups, etc.)affect the exploration of knowledge-scapes ?
❖How are knowledge-scapes reflected in materiality and archaeological evidence?
❖How can different analytical scales (e.g. from satellite imagery to compositional data)contribute to the reconstruction of knowledge-scapes?
❖What are the limitations of our materials and methods when defining knowledge-scapes?

Volume 35.2 of the Archaeological Review from Cambridge encourages contributions that explore these and related topics from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted to the editors (arc.knowledgescapes@gmail.com) before 31 March 2020, for publication in November 2020. We will accept expressions of interest by Friday 28 February in the form of an abstract of up to 250 words.

More information about the Archaeological Review from Cambridge may be found online at http://arc.soc.srcf.net/contribute.html. More information about submission guidelines, Notes for Contributors and Style Guide, may be found online at https://arc.soc.srcf.net/ARC_notesForContributors.pdf.

Friederike Jürcke
Julia Montes-Landa
Alessandro Ceccarelli

(Editors)