American School of Classical Studies at Athens NEH Fellowships — Deadline October 3, 2014

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS

NEH FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: October 31

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 100,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 120,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 43 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Eligibility:  Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture or art who are US citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. The ASCSA encourages younger scholars to apply.

Terms:  Two to four fellowships, either five or ten months in duration. Stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, partial board, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles to the NEH.

NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece), contribute to and enhance the scholarly dialogue, as well as contribute to and expand scholarly horizons at the School.

Application: Submit Senior Associate Membership application with fellowship online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Link to:
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership.

The following items should be attached to the Associate Member application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:
1.   Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
2.   A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur at the ASCSA.
3.   Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.  If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
4.   Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest.  These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out successfully.  Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees.  Instruct recommenders to submit letters to application@ascsa.org by November 4.

The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1.  Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2.  Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3.  Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4.  Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5.  What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6.  Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?
7.  Please address how you might contribute to, and enhance, the scholarly dialogue at the ASCSA.
8.  In what ways might this project expand scholarly horizons at the ASCSA?

NEH Fellowships
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ  08540-5232
E-mail: application@ascsa.org
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr

The awards will be announced during February. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

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Call for Volunteers: The Day of Archaeology 2014 on Friday 11 July!

The Day of Archaeology 2014 is coming!

http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/

The Day of Archaeology 2014 will be held on Friday 11 July!

www.dayofarchaeology.com

Register now to contribute your own posts, or visit the website on Friday to read about how archaeologists around the world are spending their day. www.dayofarchaeology.com

Interested?

We are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” in July 2014.  The resulting Day of Archaeology website will (and already does!) demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. We want anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology to get involved, and help show the world why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures.

How You Can Help

We are looking for archaeologists who are able to document their day and send it to us to publish here on the Day of Archaeology website. You can do this through any medium that you are comfortable with, be it writing, filming, recording or photographing your day.

If you can’t make the date in July 2014, you can still contribute up to a week before or after the Day of Archaeology itself.  If you would like to take part but don’t feel confident writing a blog or uploading photos, audio or film, please get in touch with us at the email address below, and we will help.

How to Sign Up

You can register your interest and email address through our Eventbrite page.  We’ll then contact you nearer the time with log-in details and passwords, as well as further instructions on how to participate.

You can also find out more about exactly what to do for the blog on the ‘Contributors Guidelines‘ page.

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeological Summer Course at Pollentia (Mallorca)

We would like to announce the 1st Archaeological Summer Course at Pollentia (Mallorca). 

The purpose of the course is to expose students to interdisciplinary research that involves archaeology and the natural sciences in the field. The students will experience interactive work that combines excavation and analysis of materials using an on-site laboratory. The course will emphasize the inter-connection between laboratory analyses and the archaeological context, and will include fieldwork, laboratory work, and lectures.

The Roman city of Pollentia was founded in 123 by C. Caecilius Mettellus with the conquest of the Balearics for Roman. Archaeological investigations started in the 1920’s have uncovered a theatre, several residential quarters, necropolis and the Forum where current excavations are being carried out. The archaeological excavations are actually run by the University of Barcelona and the University of La Laguna, under the auspice of the Consortium of the Roman city of Pollentia The ancient ruins are attached to modern Alcúdia in the northern part of Mallorca. It is a medieval village surrounded with walls and a nice atmosphere with all services, bars and restaurants available. Beautiful beaches are at a walking distance and the village is an excellent place to explore other parts of the island.

The course will take place from the 21-25 of July 2014.There are 10 vacancies only, over 18 years old. Selection will be made on academic merits. The profile of the students will be in Archaeology, Classics, Anthropology students or any other person interested in experiencing the real work of Archaeology and Archaeological Sciences. The course includes an official certificate.

 

Fees: 800 € Archaeological Sciences Summer School;

Fees include Accommodation and meals

Air fares are NOT included

You can pre-register to the course at:

http://www.archeoscience.com/summerschool/

The students of the Archaeological Sciences Summer School are also welcome to join the International Summer School on Roman Archaeology starting the 7th of July ending the 3rd of August.

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Summer school of Archaeology – University of Pisa

For the summer 2014 the University of Pisa in collaboration with Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell’Abruzzo organizes an academic program from July 27th to August 24th, 2014. This program will include lectures, laboratory experience and field activity.

The aim of this programme is to increase awareness and competencies about archaeological and methodological issue. The students will enrich their knowledge of European archaeology with particular focus on Italian archaeology.

 

Field-activities will be carried out in two important sites of central Italy: S.Stefano (Neolithic period) and Alba Fucens (Roman site).

 

Fees : 2150 Euro (cost includes the school activity, accommodation and meals. International travel and all other than not specified are not included).

 

Even with the summer close at hand, many students are still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. We hope you will consider our school as an option for your students who are looking for international opportunities. We would greatly appreciate if you can pass the information about our program on to your students. If you believe you have students at your university that would be interested, please inform them to contact us via summerschool.abruzzo@arch.unipi.it

 

Thank you very much for your support, and to find more information about our program, you may visit: http://www.cfs.unipi.it/summerschool-abruzzo/

Kind regards.

Cristiana Petrinelli Pannocchia

Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere
Università di Pisa

LASP – Laboratorio di Archeologia Sperimentale

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Ancient Egypt Research Associates 2015 Archaeological Field Training — Deadline May 30, 2014

GIZA , EGYPT ARCHAEOLOGICAL  FIELD  TRAINING

January 31—March 26, 2015
http://www.aeraweb.org/field-training/

Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) has run 10 archaeological field schools since 2005 in Egypt at Giza, Luxor and Memphis. The 2015 Archaeological Field Training program is collaboration with the American University in Cairo (AUC), which will award 8 academic credits for successful completion of the field school. The program is open to both AUC and other graduate and undergraduate students from around the world.

This eight-week, comprehensive package covers tuition for eight academic credits from The American University in Cairo, accommodations and on-site food, tool kit and supplies, medical insurance, local transportation, and field trips to archaeological sites.  Instruction will be provided by Ancient Egypt Research Associates and the Egyptology program of the American University in Cairo.*

ACADEMIC PROGRAM and DETAILS

  • Designed for upper level undergraduate and graduate students from Egypt and abroad, with instruction by both Egyptian and foreign specialists and teachers.
  • Work in research teams of five or six fellow students, with an instructor and material culture specialist. Excavate for six weeks, followed by one work week in the lab. Students will take weekly tests, write six weekly reports, attend lectures, and complete one final report for incorporation into Ancient Egypt Research Associates’ Archives.
  • Learn systematic excavation and recording techniques including drawing, survey, and photography.
  • Survey diverse archaeological structures on the southern Giza Plateau, ranging from mudbrick to stone monuments.
  • Retrieve and analyze material culture while placing it in the context of life in an ancient settlement, including ceramic, floral, faunal, and lithic evidence.
  • Study the excavation of human remains with bio-archaeologists.
  • Learn to use a computer database and spreadsheet applications to manage and analyze information.

More information and application forms can be found at: http://www.aeraweb.org/field-training/. Please note that the deadline for applying is May 30, 2014.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at aft-info@aeraweb.org for further information or for any questions you may have.

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