New online journal: Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE)

We are excited to announce the formation of a new online journal for research conducted by undergraduates. The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) seeks to distribute original student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures, rituals, and social institutions. We expect crossovers with anthropology, sociology, American studies, urban studies as well as programs in education and marketing.

The JUE encourages current undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration.  Manuscripts may include research on any subject. We also encourage faculty to recommend promising student work.

Submissions are now welcomed. The deadline is April 15th, 2011. Please check out our website ( or our Facebook page for details. For more information contact Jason Patch at [email protected].


Jason Patch

[email protected]
Jason Patch
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Roger Williams University
Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921

Excavation of the Roman Baths at Carsulae, and Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics

We’re announcing 2 field projects in Italy this summer that would be of interest to archaeologists, classicists, and museum curators:

1. Excavation of the Roman Baths at Carsulae

June 12 – July 23, 2011

This is the sixth season of excavations of the Roman Baths at the ancient city of Carsulae. The Roman city, founded along the via Flaminia in the late third century BCE, is located near the town of San Gemini. The area has been associated with healing waters since pre-Roman times. Field school includes:  archaeological excavation, various methods of excavation documentation and handling and processing of artifacts.

 Contact: Jane Whitehead, excavation director and professor at Valdosta State University, [email protected]

Further information:

2. Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics – Classes and Workshops

May 23 – June 18, 2011

The course aims to give basic knowledge and hands on experience in the field archaeological ceramics conservation. Through classroom and workshop sessions the participants will be introduced to the following skills: categorizing, organizing and storage of sherds; materials and morphological analysis of diagnostic pottery; graphic and digital documentation of diagnostic pottery; cleaning, reassembly and integration of lacunae of pottery. Some of the work in the workshop will be done using recently excavated materials from the Baths of the ancient Roman town of Carsulae.

Contact: Max Cardillo, San Gemini Preservation Studies, [email protected]

Further information:

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2011 Excavations at Marj Rabba – Field School

We are happy to announce that the 2011 excavations at Marj Rabba, in the lower Galilee, Israel are now a University of Chicago field school offering credit through either the Department of Anthropology or Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

By participating in the excavations at Marj Rabba, students explore a region virtually unexamined for this important period in early human society, the late fifth- to early fourth-millennium BC, known as the Chalcolithic (copper/stone) Period. This enigmatic era, (approx. 4500-3700 BC) was a time when new burial practices, ritual centers, and expanding networks for the trade of gold, obsidian, copper, and ivory attest to widespread, fundamental changes in pre-biblical societies.

This course is designed as a practicum in archaeological field methods. Students will receive extensive training in excavation methods, recording procedures, and the preliminary processing of artifacts. Weekly lectures by project staff and guest lecturers exploring the archaeology, geology, and cultural aspects of the region will supplement the primary focus on field experience.

The field season will run from July 17 to August 22, 2011.
For information about the field school and site, please see:

Volunteers are also welcome. We are a small research investigation, and as such, space fills quickly.  The deadline for applications is April 15, 2011.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Yorke Rowan, [email protected].

Best wishes,