CFP: Archaeology and Social Justice, Brown University (March 2018)

Call for Papers:

State of the Field 2018:
Archaeology and Social Justice

Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3, 2018
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World will host a workshop called State of the Field 2018: Archaeology and Social Justice on March 2-3, 2018.  The workshop will be the culmination of two years of discussion on this theme, and is also intended to raise new issues, ask new questions, and encourage ongoing dialogue.  Our gathering builds on a tradition of “State of the Field” workshops hosted by the Joukowsky Institute to reflect upon trends in archaeological work, each year focusing our discussion on issues impacting an area of particular interest to our faculty and students.  While previous versions have dealt with a country or region of archaeological significance, this year’s event will focus on archaeology’s relationship to ongoing movements for social justice.

Within the context of archaeology, we conceive of social justice as pertaining to issues of privilege and opportunity that affect the makeup of scholars in the field, efforts among archaeologists to engage with the public and with broader social and political discussions, and the degree to which archaeological scholarship and pedagogy intersect with or impact these issues. It also refers to the asymmetries of power and structural inequalities in society at large. This choice of topic has been inspired by recent global social and political concerns, responses from universities and academia that seek to address issues of representation and access, and, most importantly, grassroots movements for social justice.

This workshop thus seeks to engage primarily with the role of archaeology in contemporary social justice movements, while insisting that discussions of diversity in the past can inform experience in the present. We welcome papers that explore the relationship between archaeology and the present political climate, with the intention of addressing the challenges currently facing the field of archaeology and the academy more broadly. We also seek to engage in conversations about the biases and structural problems that make archaeology more accessible to some than to others, in order to help the discipline reach a broader and more inclusive public.

The workshop will include four sessions, each addressing issues of the relationship of archaeology to ongoing struggles for social justice and/or the role of archaeology in those struggles. Rather than predefining the content of these sessions, we intend to shape them with contributions from this call for papers; we wish to offer an open space for discussion of the following, and other, relevant issues:

  • The materiality and temporality of current social issues
  • Disciplinary decolonization
  • Archaeology’s role in discussions of “diversity and inclusion”
  • Identity and inequality in the past and present
  • Structural and practical access to archaeology and the academy
  • Activism and engagement within archaeology
  • Archaeology in/of social justice movements
  • Archaeology’s relationship to white nationalism
  • Archaeology in moments of crisis

To submit a proposal for a paper of approximately 20 minutes, please send an abstract of 350 words or less to by October 1, 2017.

For questions about this CFP, or about the conference, please see our conference website, or email

CFP: College Art Association – 2018 Call for Participation Now Open

The 2018 Call for Participation for the 106th Annual Conference, taking place February 21–24, 2018, in Los Angeles, is now open.

Contributors are sought to present their own work related to session topics outlined in CAA’s 2018 Call for Participation. This document shows only Sessions Seeking Contributors via an open call. Check the CAA website in October for full CAA 2018 conference listings (including Complete and Composed Sessions).

The 2018 Call for Participation (CFP) is available as a PDF download; CAA will not mail hard copies of this document. Send paper/project proposals directly to the appropriate session chair(s) listed in the CFP. Instructions for sending Poster Session Proposals are also included.

The deadline for CFP proposals is August 14, 2017.

Additionally, there is also still time to propose a Professional Development Workshop for CAA 2018 (deadline: July 9, 2017).

We look forward to your participation in the annual conference; see you in LA!

Contact and Questions:
For questions about the CAA Annual Conference, please contact Tiffany Dugan, CAA director of programs at, or Katie Apsey, CAA manager of programs, at

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor at Brown University

Assistant Professor of Roman Art, Archaeology, and Architecture

Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Department of History of Art and Architecture invite applications for an assistant professor in the fields of Roman archaeology, art, and architecture, whose research focuses on any region of the Mediterranean and/or Near East. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

Applications are welcome from candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research and cross-disciplinary thinking in the fields of Roman archaeology, art, and architecture. Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, as well as a proven record of publication, outreach, and service commensurate with their career stage. Excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate and graduate teaching are essential. We particularly value active involvement and leading roles in ongoing fieldwork projects.

All candidates should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by October 10, 2017.  Applicants should provide the names of three referees with up-to-date contact information (including email, if possible); referees will be contacted directly by the Search Committee. The Search Committee may also contact candidates to request additional materials, such as course descriptions or writing samples. Applications received by October 10, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:

Professor Sheila Bonde Professor Peter van Dommelen
Co-Chair, Search Committee Co-Chair, Search Committee
Chair, Department of History of Art & Architecture Director, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology
Brown University Brown University
Box 1855 Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912 Providence, RI  02912

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

CFP: Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the 1st millennium BC – Recent discoveries and research results


Religion and Cult in the Dodecanee during the first millennium BC: Recent discoveries and research results
International Conference
Rhodes, October 2018

Rhodes, 09 June 2017

Dear colleagues and friends,
We are pleased to invite proposals for papers at the international conference Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC to be held at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes in October 2018.

Religion has always been one of the major components of peoples’ lives, an integral part of social, economic and political contexts, contributing to the formation of culture and history. In order to study and understand the religious and cult practices of a particular region, it is necessary to explore their various expressions through material culture and written sources.

The oldest known cult remains in the Dodecanese can be dated to the end of the tenth and early ninth centuries B.C. and throughout the first millennium B.C. These display the existence of a vibrant island society with various evolving cult practices. As a major stopover on maritime trade routes, the southeastern Aegean was influenced by contacts from throughout the Greek world and beyond. This conference will explore the archaeology and literature that testify to the development and continuation of cults in the Dodecanese, from the Early Iron Age through to the first century B.C.

The conference will particularly welcome papers in the following thematic circles:

  • New archaeological finds on sanctuaries and cult practices in the Dodecanese
  • Epigraphical and literary evidence on the religion and cults in the Dodecanese
  • The context of religion and cult practice in the Dodecanese
  • Theoretical issues on the relation of archaeology, religion and cult

Please complete and return the attached participation form (Religion_and _Cult_participation_form) by Monday 30th October 2017 to the Colloquium Secretariats at the following e-mail addresses:  and
Notifications of acceptance will be announced in early January of 2018. A second circular with further information concerning the conference and a provisional programme will be circulated in January 2018.

The duration of papers should not exceed 20 minutes.


There is no registration fee. Participants are required to cover their own travel and other costs.
ACTS of the Conference: The acts of the Conference will be published (following peer review) in a volume by Archaeopress Publishing Limited, Oxford.

Georgios Mavroudis:
Eirini Savigkou:

to be announced

Manolis I. Stefanakis (University of the Aegean)
Georgios Mavroudis (University of the Aegean)
Fani Seroglou (Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese)
Paolo Daniele Scirpo (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens -Italian Archaeological School at Athens)
Nicholas Salmon (Birkbeck College – The British Museum)
Eirini Savigkou (University of the Aegean)
Evangelia Demetriou (University of the Aegean)


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CFP: 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology

19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology:
Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World

Cologne/Bonn (Germany), 22 – 26 May 2018

The International Association for Classical Archaeology (AIAC) would like to invite you to the XIXth International Congress of Classical Archaeology with the theme: ‘Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World‘.
The objective of this congress will be to understand economy as a central element of classical societies and analyse its mutual interaction with current geographical, political, social, religious and cultural backgrounds. The theme of the congress is therefore addressed to all disciplines of classical archaeology and related sciences.
The main theme will be discussed in 11 different sessions.  Session 12 is a general session open to various topics.

  1. The human factor
  2. The impact of natural environmental factors
  3. Systems of production
  4. Systems of extraction
  5. Distribution
  6. Consumption
  7. Economy of cult
  8. The role of the city in the ancient economy
  9. The military economy at war and peace
  10. Economy of knowledge
  11. Methodology
  12. Other topics outside the main theme

Papers (20 min.) will take place within thematically structured panels. Proposals can be submitted either for one of the already accepted panels or for one of the 12 session topics.

A poster session is scheduled for 24 May 2018. Proposals for the main theme of the congress are desirable.

Two-hour workshops can be organized, which should be oriented towards methods or practical applications.

The call for papers, posters and workshops is open until 31 August 2017. For all three categories the submission of an abstract (1500 characters incl. spaces) is required. For further information, please see our homepage:

Early Bird: 15 May – 15 August 2017
Regular: 16 August – 31 January 2018
Late: 1 February – 21 May 2018
On-site: 22/23 May 2018
Discounts: AIAC-Members; Students/Unemployed/Retired; Student groups
A certain number of travel grants can be provided.

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