Theoretical Archaeology Group – Turkey
9-10 May 2013, Ege University – Izmir
Call for Papers
Current archaeology in Turkey produces knowledge beyond the well-explored culture-historical framework, which traditionally concentrates on chronological problems, pottery typologies and publication of decontextualized objects. The quality and quantity of problem-oriented research implementing innovative methods with theoretical agendas are increasing rapidly. On the other hand, the ever-increasing awareness of the history of archaeology generated a very welcome critical thinking about the discipline. With this meeting, we intend to explore the social, cultural, political and economic contexts in which archaeology is conducted in Turkey and to gain an overview of the innovative theoretical archaeological research.
During the meeting we would like to discuss themes such as these:
How do archaeologists experience archaeology? How do we teach archaeology at the universities? What are the problems of undergraduate and graduate teaching in archaeology? How did archaeological practice change over time in Turkey? How did archaeology in Turkey emerge and develop? How are the methodological and theoretical frameworks formulated and applied? Does archaeology establish sufficient bonds with other disciplines? Is there a healthy relationship between the archaeological world and the mass media? How do Turkey’s official cultural heritage and tourism politics affect the development of archaeology? In what ways NGO’s are involved in archaeological practice?
We kindly invite you to discuss these and more issues at Ege University, İzmir on May 9-10, 2013. Papers can be presented in Turkish and English. Please send your title and abstracts (max. 150 words) until February 1, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The very first TAG, organized by Colin Renfrew and Andrew Fleming, was held in Sheffield, UK in 1979. Since then, every year TAG meetings are held at a different venue in Great Britain, where archaeologists, junior and senior alike, gather together to discuss diverse issues in archaeology in a social context. After 30 years, TAG has demonstrably contributed to the practice of archaeology in this country. New methods, techniques and theories concerned with archaeology are frequently introduced to the discipline by the Anglo-Saxon tradition.
TAG-Network has been growing. Nordic-TAG has been held in the Scandinavian countries since 2000 and TAG-USA has been organized annually since 2008. Finally, in Greece TAG meetings have been set up. The organizers of TAG-Turkey intend to extend the TAG-Network to Turkey and create a scholarly environment to stimulate lively discussion and critical thinking for archaeologists in Turkey. As a result, we have taken the initiative to create TAG-Turkey as a platform for archaeologists interested in theoretical and methodological issues.
• History of archaeology, development of archaeology in Turkey
• Current state of archaeological practice in Turkey
• Settlement, Environment and Landscape archaeology
• GIS applications in archaeology
• Origins of social inequality, complex societies and the state
• Gender Archaeology
• Theories in archaeology
• Methods in archaeology
• Cultural heritage management and NGO’s
• Archaeology and education
• Archaeology, mass media and popular culture
• State and politics of archaeology
• Epistemology and ethics in archaeology
• Philosophy of history and archaeology
Çiler Çilingiroğlu (Ege University)
Fahri Dikkaya (Bilkent University)
Logo Design Competition for Animal Magnetism Seminar
Submission deadline: December 1, 2012 by 5:00 pm
Prize: $250 for winning design; $50 each for two semi-finalists
Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate students at RISD and Brown University
The Program in Early Cultures at Brown University solicits submissions for a logo. The logo should express the subject of a year-long Mellon Sawyer Seminar at Brown: “Animal Magnetism: The Emotional Ecology of Animals and Humans.” The successful logo is intended for use in all Seminar publicity, both on College Hill and elsewhere.
How humans live with animals and fold them into their emotional lives as pets, companions, and even family. The framework in time is the ancient world, from the Old World and New: Greece, Rome, South and Central America, China, Africa.
The submission will encapsulate these deep ties of affection by graphic means. It should include the words, “Mellon Sawyer Seminar” and “Animal Magnetism.” Further, it should reference such ties in the ancient world, as inclusively as possible. The design should be bold, eye-catching, and legible.
– submission of designs: December 1, 2012 by 5:00 pm
– final selection: December 10, 2012
The Steel Yard will be hosting the 7th Annual Halloween Iron Pour on Friday, October 26th, starting at 5:00pm. This event brings together artists and students from across New England to the Steel Yard, where they spend the week collaborating on sculptures and performances for the event. This year, the theme for the event is ‘Vikings,’ which means that there will be Norse gods, flaming axes, monsters to battle, and even a few surprises.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers, the Steel Yard is looking for your help with this year’s Iron Pour. We need volunteers to help set up the day of the event, staff the Pour, and help clean up afterwards the night or the day after. Volunteers get complimentary admission to the event; and don’t worry, the volunteer shifts will be shorter shifts that will allow you to still enjoy this unique event.
We would love to have your help, in any capacity! If you’re interested in helping out with Iron Pour, please contact the Steel Yard at email@example.com
For more details about the event, visit our website: http://thesteelyard.org/events/calendar/2012/10/26/206
Communications Director and Volunteer Coordinator
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Providence, RI 02909
The Regione Lazio is giving serious consideration to a plan to create a new 400-acre garbage dump very close to Hadrian’s Villa, the World Heritage site near Tivoli, Italy. A group of concerned scholars and cultural heritage professionals from North America and Europe has posted an online petition to express our strong opposition to the plan. In a few short days, we have gathered over 1,100 signatures. Below are listed some of the people who have already signed and whom you may know.
Articles are starting to appear in the Italian press about our petition, which is being cited with approval by the opposition forces in the battle. These include, among many others, the City of Tivoli and the Italian Ministry of Culture. CBS News has a nice segment about the story which you can view at: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500202_162-57349208/stink-raised-over-landfill-at-ancient-rome-site/
The decision about this irresponsible plan will soon be made. Time is short. Please follow the link below and add your name to our petition:
People you may know who have already signed the petition:
Andreae, Bernard: Professor für Archäologie, Direktor des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Rom i. R.
Arnold-Biucchi: Damarete Curato of Ancient Coins, Harvard Art Museums
Bagnall, Roger: Professor of Ancient History and Leon Levy Director, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Bartman, Elizabeth: President, Archaeological Institute of America
Brennan, T. Corey: Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge, Classical School, Accademia Americana in Roma
Chiappetti, Daniela: Presidente del Consiglio II Municipio Comune Roma
Clayman, Dee: Professor of Classicsm Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Past President of the American Philological Association.
Davis, Lindsey: famous author and winner of the 2010 Premio Colosseo of the Comune di Roma (Greenwich, UK)
Degli Esposti, Lorenzo: Direttore, Architectural & Urban Forum, Milano
Ebbinghaus, Susanne: Curator of Ancient Art, Harvard University Art Museums
Furtwängler, Andreas: Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Halle (Germany); son of the conductor Adolf Furtwängler
Giuliani, Fulvio Cairoli: Professore Emerito, Università Roma Sapienza. Professor Giuliani is the world’s foremost expert on Roman building technique. He has worked for many decades at Villa Adriana.
Gruen, Erich: Professor Emeritus of Ancient History, University of California, Berkeley
Hupperetz, Wim: Director, Allard Pierson Archaeological Museum, Amsterdam
Meier, Richard: Architect and Pritzger Prize Winner
Quilici, Lorenzo: Professore Ordinario, Dipartimento di Archeologia, Università di Bologna. Prof. Quilici is the foremost authority on the archaeology of Lazio in antiquity.
Reggiani, Anna Maria: Former Soprintendente, Soprintendenza Archeologica per il Lazio
Rose, C. Brian: Director, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania; former President, Archaeological Institute of America
Sandberg, Kaj: Former Director, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae
Smith, Christopher: Director, British School at Rome
Stanish, Charles: Director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA
Vidler, Anthony: Dean, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union (New York)
Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew: Master of Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge; former Director of the British School at Rome
Zeitlin, Froma: Professor Emerita, Department of Classics, Princeton University
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in marine life sciences and climate change – Deadline March 1, 2012
Accepting Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications
RI NSF EPSCoR will award at least 35 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) to qualified undergraduate students interested in participating in a 10-week mentored research project in the marine life sciences and climate change. In addition to receiving professional research experience and training, SURFs will be awarded a stipend of $4200, plus $500 for research supplies. RI NSF EPSCoR is committed to establishing a talented and diverse community of undergraduate researchers. Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Each fellow will be mentored by a faculty member from one of the state’s colleges and universities. Students awarded a fellowship will be placed in the mentor’s lab under his/her guidance for 10 weeks (May 21 – July 27). During these 10 weeks, fellows will work on their research project, attend professional development workshops, research seminars, and network with other fellows and mentors through various field trips and social events. The SURF program culminates in a symposium, where undergraduate researchers throughout the state will present their work.
To apply to the SURF program please submit all application materials by March 1, 2012. A complete application will contain:
• Email one letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mail an official copy of your college transcript to:
Department of Biology & Marine Biology
Roger Williams University
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
If you have any questions concerning the SURF program or the application, please contact Jim Lemire, RI NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Coordinator at email@example.com.