Fieldwork Opportunity: Illyrian Coastal Exploration Program

Underwater Sciences Field School
Croatia and Montenegro
July 8 to 21, 2013
http://www.illyriancoast.org/

The International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, the Montenegrin Ministry of Culture, and RPM Nautical Foundation are offering an underwater sciences field school during the upcoming summer field season. Students will gain hands on experience participating in ongoing underwater research while learning theory and methods in classroom sessions taught by experts in the field. Day trips and daily dives will expose students to a variety of site types found underwater, as well as the best practices for conducting question based research, survey, documentation, and site development over the month long field school.

To apply, please send a one page cover page explaining your qualifications as a candidate and a current CV that includes relevant coursework and previous experience to info@illyriancoast.org. Applications will be accepted until midnight GMT on May 1, 2013. Preference will be given to graduate students, Balkan students, and students that are experienced divers. Interviews may be conducted via telephone or Skype following application submission. Students may be asked to provide contact information for two references and evidence of good standing at the university during the application review process. Students will be notified no later than May 15, 2013, if they are accepted. Students from the Balkan region are encouraged to apply.

The field school fees are $2000 with an optional $1500 tuition fee from Transylvania University (Kentucky) if you wish for transferable credit. These fees cover housing, food, and travel during the field school. If opting for university credit, it is up to the applicant to check with their home university to ensure the credits will transfer. These fees to do not cover travel to Croatia or home from Montenegro, nor does it cover insurance or the optional AAUS scientific diving course offered from June 20 to July 3, which is an additional $1000 and requires a separate application.

Email: info@illyriancoast.org
Website: http://www.illyriancoast.org/

CFP: Afterwards: Art as Iterative Practice in the Roman Empire

Afterwards: Art as Iterative Practice in the Roman Empire

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – Saturday, February 15, 2014

Location:
Chicago, Ill
United States

College Art Association 2014, Chicago

Organizers:  Diana Ng, University of Michigan-Dearborn dmng@umd.umich.edu; Molly Swetnam-Burland, The College of William and Mary, mswetnam@wm.edu

Often, scholarship of ancient Roman art and architecture focuses upon an artwork or monument’s first creation or construction. But what happens when we explore the histories of buildings, sculptures, or paintings as diachronic and disruptive, and examine their rich and varied afterlives? We encourage papers treating the social use of spaces for ephemeral activities, as well as papers addressing modifications to and re-use of individual artworks. How did Roman buildings come to function differently over time to accommodate new political and social realities? How did durable monuments serve as settings for the display of transitory materials, such as decrees or religious dedications? How did the reworking of sculpture create new relationships between subject and viewer? We invite papers investigating the economic and legal exigencies—such as the impact of cost and the responsibility of maintenance—of secondary interventions in the lives of Roman objects and buildings.

Please send abstracts to Diana Ng or Molly Swetnam-Burland.  CAA individual membership is required of all speakers.  For more information, see the CAA call for papers at http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2014CallforParticipation.pdf

Website: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2014CallforParticipation.pdf

Upcoming Conference on Phoenician Sardinia and Carthaginian Hegemony

Conference on Phoenician Sardinia and Carthaginian Hegemony

Was there ever a problem? That is the central question of a three-day conference to be held in June 2013 to reconsider the so-called ‘Problem of the Fifth Century’ in Sardinia. Focused on Sardinia, but with comparative papers on Spain and Sicily, this conference will draw on the abundant new evidence of recent excavations and surveys to address the long-held belief of a crisis and ‘dark’ fifth century BC.

The three-day conference La Sardegna nel Mediterraneo occidentale dalla fase fenicia all’egemonia cartaginese: il problema del V secolo is organized by Massimo Botto, Peter van Dommelen and Andrea Roppa. Supported by the Mediterranean Center ISCIMA of the Italian CNR and Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, it will take place in the Sardinian town of Santadi from May 31st until June 2nd, 2013.

Additional details can be found at http://proteus.brown.edu/sardinia/9176 .