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Funding & Fellowships: Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship for study in Rome

The Lemmermann Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships to master’s students and doctoral candidates in order to support their cost of research in the classical studies and humanities. Topic of research must be related to Rome and the Roman culture of any period, from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time.
Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome, Italy.

Eligibility requirements:
Applicants must:
1. be enrolled in a recognized University program
2. have a basic knowledge of the Italian language
3. be 35 years of age or younger at application deadline

Deadline:
Deadline for sending applications is March 31, 2019.

Stipend:
The monthly amount is established in 750 euro.

Applicants are requested to send their original application to the Lemmermann Foundation’s office in Rome by March 31, 2019 (postmark deadline) and include the electronic application number that is obtained upon completion of the on-line application form.

Legal Disclaimer:

  • The Foundation is unable to return any documents sent by the applicants. Please do NOT send any original documents.
  • Applicants who are resident in Lazio are excluded from the award; however, students from Lazio with outstanding proposals can be awarded with a una-tantum grant of research of 500 euro.
  • At its own discretion, the Lemmermann Foundation’s scientific committee will select award winning students upon the basis of their credentials and potential contributions to the scientific community. All committee’s decisions are final.
  • Recipients must return the signed contract within 2 months of its reception.
  • After 12 months have passed without any communication from the recipient, the scholarship will be revoked for all legal purposes.

Applications must be sent by March 31, 2019 to:
Fondazione Lemmermann
c/o Studio Associato Romanelli
via Cosseria 5 00192 Rome – ITALY

For more information  visit http://www.lemmermann-foundation.org/

Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeology and Geophysics (GPR) Field School in Transylvania (Romania)

We are continuing to make great strides into a new understanding of the development of the Roman frontier populations. Dacia (i.e. modern historical Transylvania) was, arguably, the most important frontier of the Roman Empire: its gold and silver sustained the collapsing imperial economy for two centuries. However, the “imperial idea” on the Eastern European Provincial frontier was more complex than Rome ever expected it… and it even outlasted the idea of Rome itself. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations, have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions, creating their own distinct expressions of identity.

Our programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Our participants will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, traditional STP (shovel test pit), geochemical (phosphate analysis) and geophysical (GPR) survey. Our programs provide an anthropological and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment, in a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.

Our field archaeological and geophysical programs:

Roman Villa And Settlement Excavation and Survey – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier

Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania – Romania

Dates:
Session 1: June 9 – June 29, 2019
Session 2: June 30 – July 20, 2019

Team Size: 15-20 participants per session

E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: The integrated results of our various field techniques have yielded extraordinary results: a rural built space of almost one hectare, with massive fortification walls decorated with exterior frescoes, richly built two stories buildings, containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, pristine condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our target excavation, the central building of the “villa” has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and practices. We will continue to explore the way identity is built and negotiated in a very dynamic and rich frontier environment, as well as the development of a “creole” Roman landscape.

Cost: US$ 1395 per session ( includes program fees, lectures, equipment, room and board – see flyer for details; ; not included: travel to and from Rapolt, medical insurance) ).

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/roman-villa-excavation

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Applications

Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania

Workshop Dates:
Session 1: (FULL)
Session 2: June 2 – June 9, 2019
Session 3: June 9 – June 16, 2019
Session 4: June 16 – June 23, 2019
Session 5: (FULL)

Team Size: 3 participants

E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: The workshop is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory and field school in all aspects of ground penetrating radar investigation, from theoretical principles to survey design, field preparation, data collection, in depth analysis, report writing, and podium presentation. Our participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. Our participants will explore a very complex archaeological environment, conducting original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods. They will learn how to manipulate, optimize and analyze in-depth the data collected using SenSoft’s EKKO Project GPR analytical software package, in order to generate professional reports as well as present the research and its results in a scientific manner, in a podium presentation.

Program Fee: US$1085 per session (it includes full room and board as described on the project web page, lectures, training, all field gear, access to analytical software, local transportation to the sites when needed; not included: travel to and from Romania, medical insurance)

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/gpr-exploration

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Our programs are available for both credit students and non-credit participants.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project

Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

The BAFS archaeological investigations are part of the award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland.  The archaeology comprises the buried remains of the C13th AD/CE Dominican Friary and associated graveyard and is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, forensics – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general.  The program will include students of all ages and nationalities working and living in a community context, so students are actively engaged with a public archaeology project and integrate with the local community.

Our main field season typically take places from May to August, and includes four week and five week courses (BAFS Summer courses) as well as internship opportunities (BAFS Internships) for those with the requisite experience. Our five-week course includes a significant bioarchaeology component taught by Dr. Rachel Scott of DePaul University, Chicago, and myself.  We also host faculty led courses for a range of academic partners and have significant experience in providing services to students and faculty, ensuring an excellent educational and culturally rich study abroad experience.

For more information, visit www.bafs.ie and see attached flyer: BAFS-Flyer

CFP: McGill Centre for Research on Religion eJournal

Call for Papers
McGill Centre for Research on Religion eJournal

Journal Topic: Religion and Violence: Sources, History, and the Contemporary World
Deadline: March 11th, 2019
Description of volume:
The McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) invites contributions to the first edition of the CREOR e-journal, which is dedicated to the theme of Religion and Violence. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers that reflect on the following questions and themes: How has the understanding of the relationship between violence and religion changed over time? How does methodology shape the scholarship on religion and violence? Is religious violence different than secular/non-religious violence? By drawing attention to religious violence how has political discourse overlooked the religious victims of religious or secular violence? Is there a place for discussions of religious conceptions of non-violence in the scholarship on religion and violence? How can policy makers use scriptural sources to promote peace and social cohesion? We welcome interdisciplinary submissions dealing with any tradition or time period.

See full details in attached CFP: Call for papers for RV journal-1

About the Centre for Research on Religion:
The Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) is one of McGill’s many academic research centres, but one of only a few in the Humanities, and the sole one in the field of Religious Studies. The Centre is an inter-disciplinary and inter-faculty entity drawing on the expertise and research interests present in the School of Religious Studies and other units in the Faculty of Arts, as well as the Faculties of Education, Law and Medicine, and other faculties at McGill University, such as Management and Music, as well. CREOR is based in the School of Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts of McGill University, and collaborates with researchers from other Montreal institutions and from universities and colleges around the world.
CREOR eJournal
The eJournal is intended to highlight the scholarly exchanges facilitated by CREOR’s annual conferences, colloquia and lecture series. Each eJournal will take up the theme of the preceding year’s conference. Our hope is to promote publication opportunities for junior scholars and increase interdisciplinarity. This year’s volume has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connections Grant (“Religion and Violence”). The editorial board is comprised of faculty members and graduate students at McGill’s School of Religious Studies.

For more information concerning the CREOR Religion and Violence conference please visit the following website: https://creorgraduate.wordpress.com/religion-and-violence-colloquium/

Please send all submissions to creor@mcgill.ca and in the subject header of your email please indicate CREOR eJournal Submission.

Funding: Irish Archaeology Field School Scholarships

The Irish Archaeology Field School are delighted to announce that Scholarships are now available for our Archaeology, Experimental Archaeology and Geoarchaeology/Environmental Science courses through the Institute for Field Research (IFR). All courses are credited. See here for details. Deadline for scholarships: March 22, 2019, at 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Our archaeology course – The Medieval Landscape of Ferrycarrig: Tracing the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland, takes place from July 14 to August 10, 2019.
Our experimental archaeology course – Experimental Archaeology in Ireland: Experimental Archaeology and Materiality of The Medieval Period at Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, takes place from June 16 to June 29, 2019.
Both these courses are taught from the site of Carrick Castle (and settlement), Ferrycarrig, County Wexford, the southeast of Ireland. This internationally important archaeological monument is the site of the first Norman Castle in Ireland, constructed in 1169. The site is located within the stunning confines of the Irish National Heritage Park, a 40 acre parkland featuring the largest open air museum in Ireland.

Our 2 weeks and 4 weeks geoarchaeology/environmental science course – Geoarchaeology/ Environmental Science in Ireland: The Environmental and Cultural Heritage of the Irish Landscape, administered by our parent company The Irish Heritage School, takes place from July 14 to August 10, 2019 (4 weeks) and August 11 to August 24, 2019 (2 weeks).
These courses uniquely combine field studies with laboratory work to piece together three different landscapes in three distinct locations: Birr, in the midlands; the Burren in County Clare on the West coast; and Clare Island, County Mayo in the Atlantic Ocean (4 wks); The Curragh, County Kildare (2 wks).

We are confident that our courses will appeal to students from a wide range of disciplines – including archaeology, history, anthropology, medieval studies, geology, environmental science, geography, Irish studies etc. – or indeed just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general. Courses will include third level students of all ages and nationalities. Several cultural trips are provided as part of each course. Together with the option of staying with local families in homestay accommodation, these trips ensure a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.