CFP: Archaeological Institute of America 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

UPDATE: In light of the many changes and disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, The AIA is extending its spring submission deadline to April 5th and waiving the submission fee for all proposals.  

The 122nd Joint Annual Meeting of the AIA and the Society for Classical Studies will take place in Chicago, IL, from January 7–10. The first deadline for submissions is March 2020. All colloquia and joint AIA/SCS sessions must be submitted by the March deadlines. Workshops and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding should also be submitted.

  • Sunday, April 5th (NO ADMIN FEE):  For all workshops and colloquia including joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding.
  • Sunday, August 2 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 (with $25 fee): For workshops, open session paper and posters submissions, and any provisionally accepted colloquia and workshops that are resubmitting.
  • Sunday, November 15, 2020: This deadline is applicable to all Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions.

Everyone planning to submit should first review the full Call for Papers. Submission forms must be completed online.

Fieldwork Opportunity: “la Biagiola” International School of Archaeology (BISA)

International School of Archaeology

We provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork: a five-week program uncovering ancient Etruscan, Roman, and Lombard civilizations!
“la Biagiola” special program for students provides a first-hand experience from the fieldwork activities to the communication to the public. We provide the exciting opportunity to learn how to study a multi-layered site. Students will take part in the exploration of an ancient site in Tuscany, working alongside expert archaeologists and others foreign students. The school also provides a complete formation in standing building archaeology, survey, and medieval castles studies, and, last but not least, students will be involved in the creation of a popularization documentary.

This program is offered in collaboration with the cultural heritage office of Tuscany, the regional authority that manages archaeological sites and monuments. In addition to the archaeological experience, participants will be able to enjoy a wide range of cultural sites, historic monuments, and natural sites of Tuscany.

The School is taking place from July, 20 to August, 23.

For further information, see or contact Dr. Luca Mario Nejrotti at

Fieldwork Opportunity: Study Conservation in Italy this Summer

San Gemini Preservation Studies
Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

We are accepting applications for our summer 2020 field school. The deadline is March 15, 2020

Our students are able to apply for and receive credit now through the West Virginia University Art History Department. You can apply online at their WVU Abroad page. The deadline for applying through WVU is April 1st.   Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation.

Session One (June 1 – June 26)
Building Restoration – Touching the Stones
Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings (Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*)
Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Book Bindings Restoration
The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books (Program includes lectures and practical workshop*)  

Session Two (July 13 – August 7)
Paper Restoration
Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Traditional Painting Techniques
Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues (Program includes lectures and painting workshop)
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues (Program includes lectures and discussion)
RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project
Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site (Program includes research and surveying field work*)   *Field Projects: Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Francesco (13th century) Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city Restoration and conservation of artifacts from the Office of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the Abruzzo Region Restoration of the Historic Archives of the Dioceses of Terni Archaeological research of the Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Carsulae  

Short Intersession Program (June 28 – July 7)
Preservation Field Trip – Italy
A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.


SGPS is a program of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies, based in New York. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020 (this may be extended if there is space in the program).

Fellowships: RISD 2020-2022

Spalter Teaching Fellowships
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
Spalter Teaching Fellows are trained as RISD Museum educators and are responsible for teaching and working with children and youth ages 5 to 18. They undergo rigorous training with the Museum’s educators, who introduce them to the Museum’s collection and pedagogy. Fellows support learning from original works of art and the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and creative interpretation.
The Spalter Teaching Fellowship is open to RISD and Brown graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Spalter Teaching Fellows receive $5000 per academic year and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving up to eight hours per week. Applications due February 21.
Applications due February 28.
Learn more and apply

The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive professional conservation training from the museum’s Objects Conservator to introduce them to the collections care and preventive conservation activities relating to the museum’s permanent collection. The Fellow will assist the conservator, supporting both the short-term and long-term care of original works of art.The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship is open to undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive $10.90 per hour and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving six hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. 
Applications due February 28.
Learn more and apply

Fieldwork Opportunity: Society of Black Archaeologists Fieldwork webpage

Check the Fieldwork Opportunities page of the Society of Black Archaeologists for a number of internships and field schools!

Applications for the Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico are due March 6.

Applications for the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials are due March 9.

Applications for the 2020 Montpelier Field School are ongoing.

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