American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) summer fellowships for Turkish language study in Istanbul

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offer intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2020.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   The application deadline is coming up on February 1, 2020!

Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages, and Georgetown University.

Position Announcement: Art History Chair, tenure-track, and Visiting Assistant Professor search at UNT

The University of North Texas (UNT)’s long-standing and dynamic art history program has recently been designated an autonomous department within the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) and we are looking for an inaugural Chair who will bring a consultative approach to this new identity and structure. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative partner in creating an environment that fosters faculty and student success (application reviews begin 25 January). We are seeking a Chair that will complement existing strengths in global art, architecture, and design history. The successful candidate will bring direction and leadership to the department, which is housed in a Carnegie Tier 1 research university. We are seeking a Chair who will advocate for the role of the department’s productive and committed faculty within the context of a research university and who brings strong interpersonal skills in working to support faculty in a small, vital department that is essential to the overall success of the college.

We are also searching for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Art History, with a specialization in pre- c.1500 art. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate art history courses to majors and non-majors (application reviews begin 27 January). Art History faculty may receive support for their research through a variety of institutional research grants and travel funding. The standard annual teaching load is a 2|2 at the rank of assistant professor.

We also have an active search for a 1 year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History (application reviews begin 24 February).

See full descriptions are attached below.

CFP: Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2020

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Open Call for Sessions and Papers: Theoretical Archaeology Group 2020 US Conference at Stanford University (MAY 1-3, 2020)

We are pleased to invite you to submit proposals for the annual North American Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) at Stanford!

TAG 2020 Stanford aims to facilitate archaeological conversation across a range of topics, formats, and media. The conference will include a variety of events: a full-day plenary debate on the “Potentials and Limits of Big Data” in archaeology; two days of thematically open, concurrent breakout sessions; and a range of art exhibitions to stimulate conversations about the intersections of ethics, politics, and archaeological practice. In the spirit of the Stanford Archaeology Center, a space that fosters collaboration and discussion among archaeologists in different disciplines, we welcome sessions and papers on all current archaeological topics. 

Open Call for Sessions and Papers
Two days of the conference will be dedicated to concurrent breakout sessions that will be organized by conference participants. We welcome session proposals and papers that engage with any dimension of archaeological theory and practice. Sessions may critically engage with the plenary theme or invite discussion on other epistemological, political, and ethical aspects of archaeological practice and data analysis. We encourage participants to consider a broad range of topics and formats—ranging from a series of 20-minute papers, lightning talks, and roundtable discussions. Scholars wishing to submit individual papers that are not attached to formally proposed sessions are also encouraged to do so. All sessions should be planned to be either two hours or three hours in length. Because discussion is an essential part of TAG, two-hour sessions should not include more than five 20-minute papers and three-hour sessions should not include more than six 20-minute papers.  

Session proposals should be made by February 14th, 2020. The deadline for individual paper contributions to an accepted session or a general session will be March 15, 2020.

All submissions should be made through our website: tag2020.stanford.edu.

If you have questions, please consult our website tag2020.stanford.edu or email tag2020us@stanford.edu.

For more updates, please follow us on Twitter (@StanfordTAG2020) or Facebook (@TAG.NorthAmerica).

Funding & Fellowships: Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship

FONDAZIONE LEMMERMANN 2020 FELLOWSHIP AWARD
for RESEARCH in ROME (Italy)

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. Fields of study include but are not limited to Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, and Philology. Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome. Topic of research must be related to Rome or the Roman culture from the Pre-Roman period to the present day.
Visit: http://www.lemmermann-foundation.org

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must:

  1. be enrolled in a recognized higher education program or affiliated with a research institute;
  2. have a basic knowledge of the Italian language;
  3. be born after March 31st, 1984.

DEADLINE: Next deadline for sending applications is March 31st, 2020.

STIPEND: The monthly scholarship amount is established in 750 euro.

TO APPLY: Applicants must include the following documents:

  1. A research proposal that includes a description of their area of study;
  2. Two recommendation letters;
  3. A curriculum vitae;
  4. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or a birth certificate.

Applications must be sent by March 31, 2020 to:
Fondazione Lemmermann
c/o Studio Associato Romanelli
via Cosseria 5 00192 Rome – ITALY

Applicants are requested to send their applications to the Lemmermann Foundation’s office in Rome by March 31, 2020 (postmark deadline). Applicants must also include the electronic application number that is obtained upon completion of the on-line application form.
Further information and access to the on-line application form is http://www.lemmermann-foundation.org

Fieldwork Opportunity: HARVARD SUMMER PROGRAM IN GREECE

NAFPLIO, THESSALONIKI 
27 JUNE – 2 AUGUST 2020

If you are planning to pursue academic study abroad this summer, we invite you to consider the Harvard Summer Program in Nafplio and Thessaloniki, Greece, 2020, under the title “Migrations and Boundaries: Reconceptualizing Mobility in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond”. 

The program, now in its nineteenth year, is the oldest continuously running and one of the most successful Harvard study-abroad programs. The five-week course (27 June – 2 August 2020) is divided between the seaside town of Nafplio, and the historical city of Thessaloniki. Greece is an ideal place for summer study: traces of ancient history and culture are found everywhere, and the country has been an important meeting point between East and West across the centuries. The beautiful climate and landscape are additional sources of inspiration.

Nine interrelated week-long seminars offer a stimulating approach to cultural exchange, with an emphasis on migration, the legacies of Hellenism and on imperial encounters in the Mediterranean. The program’s richness is due to its interdisciplinary nature and the diversity of its faculty and students. The seminars combine linguistic, literary, and historical methodologies, while several faculty members (classicists, historians, literary and theater critics) attend each class, making it a real laboratory for collaborative thinking. Our discussions continue over dinner under the olive trees. Since 2002, students have come from as far afield as the US, England, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Guatemala, Turkey, China, and the Philippines.

Weekend excursions take us to some of the country’s most important ancient, medieval, and contemporary sites, such as Athens, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Vergina. A rich program of guest lectures, and dramatic performances at the ancient theater of Epidaurus, complete the curriculum. Weekly trips to the beautiful and relatively untouched beaches of the Peloponnese and Northern Greece enable us to enjoy the natural landscape and appreciate its fragility. Whether you are a student of the classics or modern literature, a historian or a scientist, this program will offer you unique insight into the history and representations of cultural interaction and mobility in the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond. 

The course carries 8 credits that in the past have included – but are not restricted to – classics, literature, and history. In the past, participants have been undergraduates, graduate students, or independent scholars. Please note: Students must be at least 18 years old and in good academic standing to apply.

Applications are due January 30, 2020. 
Students will be notified of admission decisions by late February.

Interested candidates are encouraged to write to summergreece@chs.harvard.edu with any questions. To find out more, including detailed course descriptions, faculty bios, comments, and photos, please visit: 
https://greece.chs.harvard.edu/hssgreece
https://www.summer.harvard.edu/study-abroad/greece

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

News and announcements from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology at Brown University