ACOR and CAORC Fellowships 2011-2012 applications due 2/1/11

Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2011.

Please check for the ACOR fellowships, including:

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 (2,124 JD) each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan’s cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, history, linguistics/epigraphy, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years. 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship:  CAORC is pleased to announce the expansion of the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program. Starting with the 2010-11 cycle, U.S. citizens enrolled in a master’s degree granting program are eligible to apply for Multi-Country Research Fellowship.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. master’s students, doctoral candidates, and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately ten awards of up to $12,000 each will be given in the doctoral candidate/post-doctoral scholar competition. Approximately four awards of up to $8,000 each will be given in the master’s student competition.

Please see the link below to apply:

Call For Ideas: 2011 Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission Conference

The RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is planning the 26th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference for Saturday, April 30, 2011 on Block Island. Come and go by ferry (our floating reception space) on Saturday, or get to know Block Island over a weekend’s stay.

At the conference, gather tips from experts and compare experiences with colleagues from around the state and the region. Attend workshops and join the discussion about Rhode Island preservation topics. Enjoy lunch at one of the island’s elegant historic hotels. Explore the island by foot, bicycle, and bus to sample historic hotels, stone walls, preserved land, summer houses, and lighthouses.

Call for ideas

Have a suggestion for a conference workshop, tour, or speaker? Workshops run 75 minutes long and focus on topics like tourism, planning, waterfronts, landscapes, sustainability, technology, economics, housing, advocacy, education, etc. Tours run either 75 minutes or 3 hours long.

To make a suggestion, send an email to Sarah Zurier at [email protected]. If you are suggesting a topic for a tour or workshop, please include the names of potential speakers or organizations that might participate.

For more information about the RI Statewide Preservation Conference and other programs of the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, please visit our website,

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs.

The Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island’s people.

ATT New Media Winter Fellowships for Brown Students – Deadline 11/8

The Watson Institute announces AT&T New Media fellowships of up to $1,500 for the winter break during December 2010 and January 2011. The fellowships are intended for Brown University students to pursue innovative international projects during the break that address global policy issues or critical needs in society – and to document their experiences with new media on the Global Conversation website. Details are available here. The deadline is November 8, 2010.

Separately, the Institute is offering to loan Flip video cameras to Brown students who have other international winter break plans already in place, to document their experiences on the Global Conversation website. The producer of the best short video will get to keep the Flip camera he or she made it with, in a Global Conversation Video Competition judged on social value, technical merit, and creativity. To enter, students must send an email to [email protected] summarizing their international winter break plans in 250 words or less. Up to 25 Flip cameras will be loaned based on merit, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. To win, a video must be 6 minutes or under and be posted to the Global Conversation’s Vimeo page with a title and descriptive summary by February 1, 2011.

The AT&T New Media Fellows Winter Program and Global Conversation Video Competition are intended to focus on international issues and global social change. By using new media, students will illustrate innovative ideas and approaches to critical challenges and produce highly visible results that will, in turn, help to promote and inspire international social entrepreneurship and citizen engagement on campus and beyond.

The fellowships and competition are made possible through generous grants from the AT&T Foundation and AT&T Corp. The first round of AT&T Media Fellowships was granted for the summer of 2010 and fellows’ work is documented on the Global Conversation website and in an article on last summer’s AT&T New Media Fellows here.

CFP: The Object and Beyond

Pennsylvania State University Graduate Student Association for Visual Culture

Third Annual Graduate Conference:

The Object and Beyond

March 25–26, 2011

Call for Participation

At the moment a work of art is made, it is known just to its maker. Only after it is

shown to others does it accrue social and aesthetic value. Quieter, less studied,

but not less important are the ways in which the art object becomes entwined in

the lives of those who see, use, or possess it, and thereby alters how they see

themselves and are seen by others.

With these words, Robert Nelson begins his essay “Empathetic Vision: Looking at and

with a Performative Byzantine Miniature.” These ideas, however, can easily apply to a

broad range of studies both within and beyond art history. We hope that graduate students

from a variety of disciplines will accept the challenge this text presents with new

interpretations of the object and its implications.

Program of events:

• Keynote address by Robert Nelson on Friday, March 25

• Reception for presenters following keynote address

• Panel sessions throughout the day on Saturday, March 26

Guidelines for submission: For papers, provide an abstract of no more than 500 words.

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes each, with additional time for questions and

discussion. Creative presentations, performances, or visual pieces are also welcome, but

these also need to be submitted in the form of an abstract. All submissions must include a

current CV, contact information (including email address, degree/year, and institutional

affiliation), and a cover letter. The members of GSAVC may be able to offer assistance

with local transportation and housing.

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2010.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by January 15.

For more information, or to email submission, contact:

Cali Buckley, Conference Co-Chair, [email protected]