CFP: Second call for papers: Penn/Leiden Colloquia VIII — Deadline December 20th, 2013

Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values VIII

 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

(Please note the change of venue)

 The Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values were established as a biennial venue in which scholars could investigate the diverse aspects of Greek and Roman values. Each colloquium focuses on a single theme, which participants explore from a diversity of perspectives and disciplines. A collection of papers from the first colloquium, held at Leiden in 2000, was published in 2003 under the title ‘Andreia’— Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity, edd. Ralph M. Rosen and Ineke Sluiter. This was followed by Free Speech in Classical Antiquity, (2005), City, Countryside, and the Spatial Organization of Value in Classical Antiquity (2006), KAKOS: Badness and Anti-Values in Classical Antiquity (2008), Valuing Others in Classical Antiquity (2010), Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity (2012) and Valuing Antiquity in Antiquity, edd. James Ker and Christoph Pieper,  (in preparation).

The topic of the eighth colloquium, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 19-21, 2014, will be:

Landscapes of Value

Modern concerns with the environment and the place humans occupy in the natural world have led to better understanding of the complex ways in which humans interact with and construct space. How do we map the landscape and give it meaning? What is the relationship between the world of mountains, rivers, plains and rocks, and the human presence in these landscapes? How we occupy or use the natural world around us is influenced by, and in turn shapes, epistemologies of time and every other aspect of culture. The landscape is an integral component in human perceptions of the differences between wild and civilized, and nomadic and agricultural, just as these in turn give shape to ideas of identity, belonging, foreignness and gender. Undoubtedly for the Greeks and Romans the landscape was the primary location for articulating the subtle and fluid relationship between the human and the divine.

This conference is designed to investigate these questions in relation to the rich tradition of imbuing the landscape of the Greek and Roman worlds with meaning. From the location of Minoan peak sanctuaries  to the significance attached to battlefields, to the elusive place of landscape in pastoral poetry, every aspect of ancient Mediterranean culture interacted in powerful and significant ways with the landscape.

For the eighth Penn-Leiden colloquium, we invite abstracts for papers (30 minutes) that address ‘landscapes of value’ along these lines. We hope to bring together researchers in all areas of classical studies, including literature, philosophy, linguistics, history, and visual and material culture, and hope to discover the significant points of intersection and difference between these areas of focus. Abstracts should address explicitly the notion of landscapes of value.

Selected papers will be considered for publication by Brill Publishers. Those interested in presenting a paper are requested to submit a 1-page abstract, by email no later than Friday December 20th, 2013. Contact (please copy both with email correspondence):

Prof.  Ineke Sluiter

Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.15

Email: i.sluiter@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Prof. Jeremy McInerney
American School of Classical Studies
54 Odos Souidias
Athens, GR 106-76
Greece

Email: jmcinern@sas.upenn.edu

Fieldwork Opportunity: Balkan Heritage Field School Projects 2014

Every year the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) offers up to 15 projects/courses in the field of Archeology and History of South-Eastern Europe, Documentation, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Artifacts and Monuments – all of them are affiliated with ongoing excavation, heritage conservation and documentation projects and listed among the academic courses of New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria (so all participants can obtain academic credits upon request). Since 2003 the BHFS has implemented 52 field school projects attended by more than 900 students from 48 countries.

Project countries: Bulgaria, Macedonia.

Projects’ language: English.

Historical periods in focus of the BHFS projects: Early and Middle Balkan Neolithic (6000-5400 BC); Balkan Chalcolithic (5000 – 4000 BC), Archaic Greek (seventh-sixth century BC), Classical Greek (fifth to fourth century BC),  Classical Thracian (fifth to fourth century BC), Hellenistic (fourth to first century BC), Roman (first to fourth century AD), Early Byzantine (fourth to sixth century AD), Early Medieval and Late Migration Period (seventh to ninth century AD) and Late Medieval (fourteenth to seventeenth century AD).
The BHFS projects in 2014:

“FRESCO-HUNTING” PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/ Serbia)

The project provides a unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria and to visit many other Christian Orthodox churches and monasteries, museums and archaeological sites in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia.

Standard Field School Project: 17 – 31 May, 2014

Extended Field School Project: (Standard project + Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation): 17 May – 7 June, 2014

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

NEW PROJECT! WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF ARTIFACTS AND ARCHITECTURE (RTI AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY)

This workshop will instruct students on the use of the latest techniques in Computational Photography to document a Medieval church in Western Bulgaria.  It is undertaken to support and compliment the efforts of the “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches that has been running for six years in the area.

Dates: 31 May – 7 June, 2014


THE BIRTH OF EUROPE – EXCAVATION OF THE NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria)

Excavations of one of the very first Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5400 BC) near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. Trips to medieval Melnik and Rila Monastery (Bulgaria). Optional trip to Philippi and Kavala on the Aegean Coast (Greece). Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 14 June – 28 June, 2014

Session 2: 29 June – 13 July, 2014

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS (Macedonia)

The workshop will guide the participants through  the history, techniques and consequent stages of archaeological study, conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) mosaics. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Roman mosaics / mosaic fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi. Participants will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia).

Dates: 7 – 21 June, 2014

Academic credits available for students: 6
NEW PROJECT!   WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Macedonia).

The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of  study, conservation, restoration and  documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. They will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid (Macedonia), Pella and Vergina (Greece).

Dates: 7 – 28 June, 2014

Academic credits available for students: 9

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION  AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY (Macedonia)

The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and will guide them through the consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman shards and take trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia).

Dates: 7 – 21 June, 2014

Academic credits available for students: 6

 

NEW PROJECT!   WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION  AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Macedonia).

The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. They will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid (Macedonia), Pella and Vergina (Greece).

Dates: 7 – 28 June, 2014

Academic credits available for students: 9

 

RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION – TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria)

Excavations of Tell Yunatsite near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria – one of the earliest urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC) belonging to the FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION. Trips to Plovdiv and the Museum of the Museum of the Europe’ best preserved Neolithic (5600 BC) dwellings in Stara Zagora. Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1 : 19 July – 2 August, 2014

Session 2 : 3 – 16 August, 2014

Session 3 : 19 July – 9 August, 2014

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) 

Come and help the project team to reveal the secrets of the forgotten temple of Apollo on St. Kirik Island – once part of the Ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica, present-day Sozopol on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Trips to Nessebar and the Megalithic complex of Begliktash. Optional trip to Istanbul, Turkey. Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 29 June – 13 July, 2014
Session 2: 14 – 28 July, 2014 

Session 2: 29 June – 20 July, 2014 

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

STOBI (THE CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Macedonia)

Excavations of the impressive ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Macedonia. Trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia). Optional trip to Pella and Vergina (Greece). Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 29 June – 13 July, 2014

Session 2: 14 – 28 July, 2014

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSUS – EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE, BULGARIA (Bulgaria).

Excavation of the Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros is to reveal more secrets about the trade, metallurgy, and every-day and religious life, especially the cult of Dionysus (which most of the ancient authors and the majority of the modern scholars consider rooting in Thrace) in Ancient Greece and Thrace in Classical and Hellenistic periods. Trips to Plovdiv and the Thracian royal burial tombs in the Rose Valley. Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 2 – 16 August, 2014
Session 2: 17 – 31 August, 2014 

Session 3: 2 – 23 August, 2014 

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

NEW PROJECT!  TOPOLA – THE BIGGEST BIRITUAL NECROPOLIS IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE: How the Burial Traditions Reveal the Complex Formation of a Medieval State (Bulgaria)

The number of 600 excavated graves makes the Early Medieval necropolis near Topola (end of 7th – mid. 9th century) on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast the biggest biritual (with inhumation and cremation burials) necropolis in South Eastern Europe. The project provides an amazing field experience to students and volunteers combined with high-quality instruction and training (esp. in the field of physical anthropology). Trips to Varna and Kaliakra Fortress. Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 2 – 16 August, 2014
Session 2: 17 – 31 August, 2014

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)

The workshop will guide the participants through the history of Ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study, and restoration. It will take place consequently in Emona and Sozopol (the ancient city of Apollonia Pontica) on the Black sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Ancient Greek shards and take a trip to Nessebar.

Dates: 2 – 16 September, 2014

Academic credits available for students: 6

 

More detailed information on all the Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2014 as well as our special discounts is available for viewing on our website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org.


On-line applications can be submitted at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/apply.php

Discounts off the admission fees are available in case of:

1) Early Registration in any BHFS Project – by JANUARY 31st, 2014
2) Membership in the Archaeological Institute of America.
3) Small Groups (two or three people, who participate in a BHFS project in 2014)
4) Larger Groups (four or more people, who participate in a BHFS project in 2014)
5) Participation in any BHFS project/s in the past.
6) Participation in more than 1 BH project or project session in 2014

SPARC (Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) Summer Fieldwork and Data & Analytics Awards — Deadline 15 December 2013

SPARC is now accepting applications for summer Fieldwork and Data & Analytics awards (target project period of May through October 2014).

Fieldwork awards support on-site data collection and analysis for archaeological field projects. Successful applicants will receive free use of equipment and software, the participation of SPARC staff members to assist with data collection, as well as post-fieldwork consultation and data processing.

Data & Analytics awards provide support from SPARC staff in the preparation, processing and analysis of geospatial datasets. Awards can support, for example, the preparation of aerial and satellite imagery or the creation of a regional GIS in advance of an archaeological survey. Awards can also support advanced processing of data including geophysics, terrestrial scanning, or photogrammetric images, in order to draw out details and subtleties in the dataset or to integrate them with other data.

The deadline to submit applications is the 15 December 2013.

Applications can be submitted through the project website: http://sparc.cast.uark.edu.

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SPARC (Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations). 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

 

More Information: http://sparc.cast.uark.edu

 

Contact Us: sparc@cast.uark.edu

 

Fieldwork Opportunity: American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) Summer Archaeology Program 2014

AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM, 2014

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL AT HERACLEA SINTICA WITH EXCURSIONS TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN BULGARIA, MAY 31 – JULY 7, 2014

Deadline: February 15, 2014

The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce the third summer Archaeological Field School at Heraclea Sintica (Bulgaria).

Students will arrive in Sofia on May 31 and will spend two full days exploring the archaeology and history of this beautiful city. On June 3, the Team will begin an archaeological journey, visiting sites and museums in Veliko Tarnovo, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora, Plovdiv and other smaller sites. We will arrive in the city of Petrich or Sandanski on June 7, the home base of the ARCS excavations at Heraclea Sintica. The excavation team will reside in a hotel in Petrich or Sandanski during the 4-week excavation season. Archaeological work is conducted Monday-Friday with additional excursions to southwest Bulgaria, northern Greece and Republic of Macedonia on Saturdays. The Team will be accompanied back to Sofia on July 6, where they will stay one night, departing from Sofia on July 7.

Excavation/Field School Directors: Dr. Emil Nankov (ARCS), Prof. Lyudmil Vagalinski (Director, National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgaria)

Guest Lecturer and leader of the field trip to Greece: Dr. Hallie Franks (New York University)

Eligibility: advanced undergraduate and graduate students of American universities in the fields of Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Ancient History and related studies

The fee for the ARCS Summer Archaeology Program is $1400, which covers the cost of: lodging in Sofia, and the cities where we will stay during the pre-excavation excursion, ground transportation during the excursion and museum/site tickets during the excursions; the cost of housing, ground transportation and most meals during the excavation season at Heraclea/Petrich or Sandanski. This fee does not cover lunch or dinner during the excursions, international travel to/from Sofia, travel insurance or academic credits; the fee also does not cover dinner on Saturdays and lunch/dinner on Sundays during the excavation season.

Project Location: Heraclea Sintica is located near the village of Rupite, approximately 16 km south of Sandanski, SW Bulgaria. All fieldwork will take place on the site. The project base will be located in the town of Petrich or Sandanski, situated 160 km south of Sofia (Bulgaria), 150 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece) and 230 km northwest of Skopie (Republic of Macedonia). The 4-week excavation season will focus on two areas of the site: the area near the Roman terracotta workshop and the acropolis on top of the hill.

For full consideration, prospective students should submit an application to Dr. Emil Nankov (apo@arcsofia.org) by February 15, 2014.

For a full description of the program and information about 2012 and 2013 excavation seasons, please visit us at: http://arcsofia.org/node/75

Application material is available at: http://arcsofia.org/sites/default/files/ARCS_Field_School_Application_2014.pdf

Fieldwork Opportunity: Portus Field School 2014

Portus Field School

http://www.portusproject.org/education/portus-summer-field-school

The Portus multi-disciplinary field school provides a novel educational experience by offering hands-on, team-focused training in a variety of techniques used in modern archaeological fieldwork. Students are exposed to techniques belonging to different scientific disciplines (including computing, geology, geophysics, biology), and research methods of social and human sciences (including history, classics, history of art), and are encouraged to grow as interdisciplinary scholars and mediators – crucial skills in the modern world. The training is problem-based, using multidisciplinary approaches in contemporary archaeological research. By providing a framework within which students can relate their core disciplines to archaeological field practice, as well as the experience of working side-by-side with students with different expertise, the field school enables all those involved to gain a deeper insight into their own and related disciplines, and experience a practical fieldwork environment.

Archaeological recording training during the field school in 2009.
Photo: Hembo Pagi

Students are given field tuition as they are rotated through different tasks. Field school staff and visitors provide lectures throughout the field school. These provide participants of all levels with an understanding of the wider context in which the work at the site is situated. These lectures are supplemented by optional study visits to sites and museums in the wider area, including Rome and Ostia. Before and after the field season students are given the opportunity to collaborate and learn about Portus and archaeology in general via a set of online resources and a forum.

A video made by students who participated in the Portus Field School in 2013, featuring a Southampton archaeology undergraduate interviewing a Stanford classics undergraduate about a latrine, of all things.

Specific learning on the Portus multidisciplinary field school is determined by the background of the participant and the mechanism supporting their attendance. Currently University of Southampton students can participate via the Curriculum Innovation Programme Portus module open to students of all faculties, or undergraduate archaeology fieldwork training open to 1st year students of Archaeology.  We also welcome applications from overseas and UK institutions and unaffiliated individuals with an interest in our work.

Contact person: Dr Dragana Mladenovic (D.Mladenovic@soton.ac.uk), The Field School Director

The 2014 season will run from 22nd June to 13th July and application is now open.

http://www.portusproject.org/education/portus-summer-field-school