Call for Sessions: European Association of Archaeologists, Istanbul- September 10-14, 2014 — Deadline November 11, 2013


The call for proposing sessions and round tables for EAA Istanbul 2014 Meeting is now open to terminate on November 11, 2013. In compliance with the rules set by EAA on keeping strict deadlines, interactive system registering and accepting proposals will automatically shutdown at 17.00 pm GMT (19.00 local time in Turkey).

The list of sessions and round tables accepted by the Scientific Committee will be announced on the Web page of the EAA Istanbul Meeting on December 16, 2013 and the call for papers will open at that date.


The following six themes define the framework of the Istanbul 2014 EAA Annual Meeting; the decision to select these themes was taken within the context of incorporating a wide range of subjects covering all time periods on a supra-regional level. In order to concert with the objective of EAA, the Scientific Committee considers the first theme, “Connecting seas – across the borders” as the prime theme of the Istanbul Meeting.

For short texts describing the themes click on the relevant title  below or go to

1) Connecting seas – across the borders

2) Managing archaeological heritage: past and present

3) Ancient technologies in social context

4)  Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction

5)  Times of change: collapse and transformative impulses

6)  Retrieving and interpreting the archaeological record

Announcing SPARC (Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations)

We are pleased to announce a new initiative, Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations (SPARC). SPARC is an NSF-funded program at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) of the University of Arkansas dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology. SPARC offers direct support to archaeological projects through awards in three categories:

In addition, you can learn about the latest technologies and their archaeological applications through residencies at CAST or through our online resources and periodic webinars. You can also connect with potential collaborators or develop projects in partnership with SPARC.

Apply for SPARC Awards

Apply for Fieldwork Awards

Apply for Data & Analytics Awards

Apply for Publication Awards


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TRAC 2014: Call for papers — Deadline 30th November 2013

Next year the 24th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference and the 11th Roman Archaeology Conference will be held at the University of Reading on the 28th‐30th March 2014.

The call for TRAC sessions is now closed, and we are now issuing a call for individual papers. Papers should be 25 minutes in length, which leaves time for discussion. Proposals should comprise a title and abstract of no more than 250 words in length. We welcome papers of all kinds, but all should engage with various aspects of current theory and practice in the field of Roman Archaeology, particularly those at the cutting edge or controversial in nature.

The deadline for proposals is 30th November 2013.
Proposals should be emailed to

The overall conference website is in development and can be found here.
Also, if you have not already done so, why not join the TRAC community online here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Tom Brindle and the TRAC 2014 Committee

American Research Center In Sofia 2014-15 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship — Deadline January 20, 2014



Graduate students of any citizenship enrolled at North American academic institutions, or academic institutions accredited in North America, engaged in research in the humanities and/or social sciences with a focus on Bulgaria or the Balkan Peninsula (antiquity through modern day).


The fellowships are of 9-month (September to May) or 3-month (September to November, February to April) duration. In addition to independent research, fellows will participate in the academic program of ARCS, which includes a lecture series, seminars, and excursions designed to provide a broad thematic vision of Bulgarian and Balkan history and culture from prehistory to the present.


Fellows receive a $600 monthly stipend, housing in Sofia, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria. The fellowship may be combined with additional funding; however, ARCS must be notified, and the terms of the ARCS Fellowship will be subject to negotiation. We strongly encourage you to inquire in about possibilities for funding from your home institution and to indicate this in your application.


A complete application consists of the official application form (available at, official university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation from scholars in the field, commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. The transcript and letters of recommendation should be sent separately. All application materials must be in English. For full consideration, these materials must be emailed to the ARCS Fellowship Committee at by January 20, 2014. Please direct any questions about the fellowship program to Eric C. De Sena, Director of ARCS, at


ARCS facilitates academic research in Bulgaria and collaboration between scholars from North America and countries in Southeastern Europe. Located near the heart of Sofia, ARCS hosts a state-of-the-art library collection that focuses on Balkan history, society, and art from prehistory to the modern day.

The center organizes lectures, workshops, and conferences. It offers fellowships and travel awards to support North American and Bulgarian graduate students and scholars, and a grant program that furthers archaeological research and helps to preserve the rich historical and cultural patrimony of Bulgaria.

Fellowships 2014-15 – Columbia University Italian Academy — Deadline December 9, 2013


invites applications for projects in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. These may be related to all aspects of cultural memory; to research at the intersection of history, ethnography, and anthropology; to the relationship between contemporary and historical cultures; and to the histories of art, music, literature and philosophy.

In the fields of science, technology and engineering, applications that relate to Columbia’s strengths will be welcomed.

Applications dealing with the scientific and technological aspects of culture and memory are also encouraged. Special consideration will be given to proposals in the neurosciences relevant to the Academy’s ongoing project in Art and Neuroscience.

Two Alexander Bodini Research Fellowships are also offered: in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry, and in Culture and Religion.


Fellowships are open to both US and non-US citizens at the post-doctoral and faculty level.

Applications are encouraged from countries beyond Europe.

Fellows receive a stipend, full health benefits, travel allowance and an office in the Academy.

Deadline: December 9, 2013