CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology

CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology
05/2021 – Thematic issue: “Carriages”

Carriages were very important tools in antiquity. They were used in everyday life for transportation. There were certainly very important in war at least in certain periods. Deities and heroes were imagined to use carriages, sometimes fantastic ones flying in the sky, being driven by winged horses. These instruments became important also in the Panhellenic games. They are sometimes found in exceptionally lavish tombs. Unfortunately there is no comprehensive book which describes them in detail, which focuses on the animals used for traction, which gives a rich set of examples of representations of carriages in the visual evidence and finally which specifies the architectural context of their uses. Thus there is need of a new book on the issue. This volume hopefully would fill this gap in the existing bibliography.

Contact: jiia.dascoli@gmail.com
https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/jiia/about/contact

Fellowships – ARIT Turkish Language study

American Research Institute in Turkey Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language Study

1 July – 10 August, 2021
Application deadline is March 15, 2021

Program Announcement |
Program Application Form

THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:  For summer 2021, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for advanced participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul. The program offers on-line instruction for summer 2021. 

Due to the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, full details about funding and program plans for the Summer of 2021 are not yet available.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this changing context.

PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities.

COURSE OF STUDY: Participation in the program includes 80 hours of instruction during the summer. Courses supported by the ARIT fellowship are offered at the advanced level.  Class size is limited to ten students.  Classes are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, online exercises, and open conversations with teaching assistants.  Weekly lectures are given on various aspects of the Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others by scholars specialized in their fields on Thursdays. Weekly Turkish film sessions are scheduled for Mondays.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  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 currently 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

APPLICATION PROCEDUREComplete the application on-line. Please have transcripts and letters submitted electronically to aritfellowship at georgetown.edu. The application deadline is March 15, 2021. Please pay the application fee via the link below.

The application includes:

  1. Application form including your statement of purpose
  2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
  3. Official transcript
  4. Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.

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.

More information and links for application and payment can be found at: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html

Call for Papers: ARC 36.2 Text and Image

Call for Papers: ARC 36.2
Text and Image

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is pleased to invite submissions for our next issue (36.2), which will focus on the interplay between text and image and analysis of the cognitive power of these two practices in relation to each other.  We understand texts and images as communication systems, where the intrinsic ambiguity of ‘reading’ and ‘seeing’ creates culturally-specific phenomena that are both valued and manipulated by their makers and intended recipients.

Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or to register interest (arc.textandimage@gmail.com) by  15 January 2021.  We welcome contributions from researchers at any stage of their academic career and from all related disciplines. Papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted by 28 February 2021, for publication in November 2021.

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge (ARC) is a full peer-reviewed biannual academic journal of archaeology. It is managed and published on a non-profit, voluntary basis by postgraduate researchers in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Rooted primarily in archaeological theory and practice, ARC invites a wide range of perspectives aiming at interdisciplinary research of interest to those engaged in a variety of fields. All papers are published Open Access. Further information on the Archaeological Review from Cambridge, including submission guidelines, may be found at http://arc.soc.srcf.net .

Call for Papers: CHRONIKA volume 11

CHRONIKA Volume 11, Spring 2021
*New abstract deadline is Monday, November 6, 2020*

Chronika is an interdisciplinary, open access journal for graduate students studying the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean and European world. Chronika, like its parent organization the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (www.iema.buffalo.edu), encourages interdisciplinary dialogues and innovative approaches to the study of the past.

Call for Submissions
Chronika welcomes submissions from graduate students that address topics relevant to European and Mediterranean archaeology. Articles must be 3,000 to 4,000 words in length, should detail research at or above the Masters level, and may include up to ten images.To have your article considered for this year’s publication, please submit a 100 to 200 word abstract to chronika@buffalo.edu by Monday, November 6, 2020. You will be notified if your article is selected by October 31. The publication schedule will proceed as follows:

December 6: First draft of full article is due.
December 27: Article is returned to author with comments.
February 7: Revised article is due.
Early April: The new volume of Chronika launches.

Thank you for your interest in Chronika, we look forward to receiving your submission. Please direct any inquiries to chronika@buffalo.edu.

Mélanie Lacan
Editor in Chief

Please visit Chronika on the web at www.chronikajournal.com

Fieldwork Opportunity: Blackfriary Archaeology Field School – Summer 2021

The Blackfriary Archaeological Field School (BAFS) been providing archaeological training and internships to university students (see www.bafs.ie) since 2010. While at a time of pandemic and uncertainty it is difficult for staff and students to plan ahead for study abroad experiences, BAFS would like to assure you that our field school activities are fully compliant with health and safety in light of Covid 19 and it helps greatly that our activities are predominantly outdoors.

The Blackfriary Archaeology Field School is part of the award-winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland. Focusing on the buried remains of the 13th century AD/CE Dominican friary and associated graveyard, the field school is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, and forensics – and for students looking for a unique study abroad experience. As participants in a public archaeology project, students are actively engaged with our outreach activities on site. They are also housed with families in Trim, allowing them to integrate with the local community.

We are offering two courses in summer 2021 (BAFS Summer courses), as well as internship opportunities (BAFS Internships). The four-week course, 2 sessions from 4 – 28 May and 1 – 25 June, provides training in excavation and post-excavation methods. The five-week course, from 30 June to 30 July 2021, includes a significant bioarchaeology component taught by Dr. Rachel Scott of DePaul University, Chicago, as well as general excavation techniques. We hope to be able to grant 10 ECTS credits (generally equivalent to 5 American semester credits) for these courses and can confirm this with you soon. For students with previous field and/or lab experience, we offer internships for a minimum of six weeks in the areas of excavation, post-excavation, and community outreach. You can find more information on our brochure (BAFS Flyer), through the links to our social media pages below, or on our website at http://bafs.ie/

https://www.facebook.com/BlackfriaryFieldschoolIreland
https://twitter.com/Blackfriarydig
https://www.instagram.com/blackfriaryarchaeofieldschool/?hl=en
https://www.linkedin.com/in/blackfriary-archaeology-field-school-0b730315b/

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