Funding: Black Scholars Matter Grant

Humans Against Poor Scholarship, in partnership with ASOR, is offering grants of $1,000 to Black undergraduate students in their junior or senior year of study, in order to help cover the costs of attending the ASOR annual meeting (Chicago, November 17th-20th 2021). Two grants of $1,000 are available (one provided from H.A.P.S. funds, and one matched by ASOR). In addition, thanks to a generous partnership with ASOR, one year’s conference registration, and a two-year student membership to ASOR will also be awarded to the two successful applicants.

To help students navigate what can be a deeply daunting experience, successful applicants will also be paired with Ph.D. students or early career scholars who will act as a mentor during the conference. This grant not only provides financial aid for conference attendance, but gives Black students the opportunity to start forming professional networks that are so crucial for developing an academic career.

Applications can be submitted via that H.A.P.S. website, and will be accepted until May 14th 2021: https://www.hapsfund.com/applybsm

Comments and questions can be directed to hapsfund@gmail.com, and donations are being accepted at www.hapsfund.com/donate. For more information, please see the BSM webpage: www.hapsfund.com/blackstudentsmatter.

Fellowships – ARIT Turkish language study in Istanbul – in Turkey and online

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish online through Bogazici University during summer 2021. The ARIT BU fellowship will support participation in the online BU program together with supplemental learning activities carried out in Istanbul.

Applicants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.

The application deadline is coming up on March 15, 2021.

For more information, visit http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html

CFP: Graduate Archaeology Oxford (GAO) International Conference 2021

The Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) International Conference 2021 provides graduate students and early career researchers with the opportunity to share their work and ideas related to this year’s theme “Interaction in Archaeology” within the wider archaeology community. The conference will take place online across three days, each dedicated to a different aspect: social interactions, economy and trade, and maritime networks. We welcome papers and posters adopting different methodologies to discuss interactions across different geographical areas and chronological periods.

Submit abstracts of max 300 words by 5th April 2021

Further information can be found on gao2021.org
For any questions contact us at: gao2021@arch.ox.ac.uk

Aiming at publishing the conference proceedings, all of the papers submitted are going to be reviewed and selected by the organisers. Prior to publications, papers are going to be subjected to peer-review.

CFP: Ancient Makerspaces 2022

Ancient MakerSpaces showcases digital approaches to the study of the ancient world. Since 2017, Ancient MakerSpaces has served as a venue at the AIA-SCS Annual Meeting for scholars, librarians, and students to share their ongoing digital scholarship and pedagogical work, as well as a space for hands-on, peer-based learning about digital resources and computational methods.

We welcome work from individuals at any stage of their career, academic or otherwise, who are interesting in sharing their efforts to study and teach about the ancient world in a digital way. We are especially interested in proposals showcasing in-progress or “put to pasture” projects!

The 2022 Call for Proposals is available here: https://libatique.info/AMS2022/

Fieldwork: Sanisera Field School 2021

We thank all of those who commented on the “Thinking in you” form that was sent out by mid-February through out Newsletter. It has helped us learn about your thoughts on a possible reopening of The Sanisera Archaeology Field School in 2021.

We continue being aware and prudent about this pandemic that affects us all. But we don’t keep our arms down. We want to dig. A year has passed, but we retain our dreams.

We want to challenge COVID-19 and we are going to start promoting our projects that will start in May 2021. We will do it slowly, and progressively if conditions improve, waiting to see how this pandemic evolves.

At the moment we have opened the registration for the course Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera. During the excavation you will find archaeological remains from the classical period including Roman pottery, amphorae, glass, etc. that you will learn how to identify in the laboratory.

Find more information at: http://archaeology.institute/sanisera-archaeology-institute-courses-2021.asp

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