CFP: “The Age of Sensing”: The 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology — Deadline March 31, 2014

“The Age of Sensing”:  
The 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology

October 13-15, 2014
Duke University, Durham, NC

http://space2place.classicalstudies.duke.edu

The 1990s will be remembered in the history archaeology as the age of GIS. At that time, the introduction of digital technology in archaeological research was in its infancy. In the following decade, however, the archaeological community became aware of the need for consistency in approach with rapid advances in software and hardware making it possible to envisage a significant renewal of the archaeological process. This was the age of the Digital Revolution.

Now, in the early years of the present decade we feel that we are ready – or at least nearly ready – to embrace new methods of recording, interpreting, conceptualizing and communicating archaeological data and relationships across the passage of time. In the next few years, we will have the opportunity to blend the physical world with a sensory-rich ‘virtual’ world where archaeologists can naturally and intuitively manipulate, navigate and remotely share interpretations and case studies. Our understanding of archaeology will be taken to a new level, enhancing our capacity to develop interpretations and to present them to fellow specialists and to the general public as simulated scenarios in 4D.  This is the Age of Sensing.

The theme of the 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology is “The Age of Sensing.”  We are seeking abstracts and workshop proposals relating to any of the following topics:

– Large Scale Remote Sensing
– Close Range Sensing
– 3D Modeling
– Body sensing
– Immersive Sensing
– Aerial Photography
– GIS and Sensing
– Spatial Technologies and Landscape
– Virtual Landscapes
– Integrated Technologies
– Intra and inter-site Applications
– Lidar Applications
– Geophysics
– Sensing and Urban Context
– Cultural Resource Management
– Drones and UAV
– Close Range Sensing
– Remote Sensing
– Virtual Reality and Cyber-Archaeology
– Defining High Standards
– Commercial Archaeological Remote Sensing

For papers:

Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words (Times New Roman, 11pt font, standard margins) by March 31, 2014.  Seehttps://space2place.classicalstudies.duke.edu/submission for the submission form.

For workshops:

Please submit a proposal by March 31, 2014 to space2place@duke.edu, including a title, number of participants (expected), technical requirements (equipment needed), and a description of the workshop.

Paid Summer Internships at the RISD Museum — Application deadline February 28, 2014

 Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internships

 

The RISD Museum’s paid summer internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students; students graduating in the spring of 2014 are also eligible. Applicants should have some background in art history or fields related to the Museum department offering an internship.  The ten-week internships begin on June 2, 2014, and end on August 8, 2014. Interns are expected to spend 20-25 hours a week in the Museum depending on the position.  Participation in the five-hour Wednesday seminar focusing on museums is included in their weekly hours.The goal of the program is to provide an overview of museum functions and in-depth experience working in ancient art, conservation, contemporary art, decorative arts and design, education, marketing,  publication, or works on paper. The internships are designed particularly for those students who have had little professional art museum experience.  Interns will work on departmental projects and learn about the various activities that take place in the Museum, both the public functions and behind-the-scenes operations.  At the end of the program each intern will submit a paper on her/his experience in the Museum and give a brief oral report to Museum staff and invited guests.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 28, 2014. Read more and apply online.

Post-doctoral scholar at SUNY Buffalo’s Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) — Application deadline February 15, 2014

SUNY Buffalo seeks a post-doctoral scholar (PS) for its interdisciplinary Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA). During a ten month tenure the PS teaches one graduate seminar (preferably on the topic of the symposium) organizes a symposium and edits a volume which grows out of the symposium. Symposium and publication should reflect IEMA’s focus on post-pleistcene European and Mediterranean anthropological and classical archaeology.

Application letters, vitae,lists of references and three page description of proposed symposium topic including intended invitees, must be received by February 15, 2014 for an August 2014 start (pending final budgetary approval). Email application and inquiries should be sent to the IEMA director, Dr. Peter Biehl at pbiehl@buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

CFP: Archaeological Review from Cambridge – Seen and Unseen Spaces — Deadline 14th February 2014

Call for Papers for the Archaeological Review from Cambridge

Seen and unseen spaces

Volume 30.1, April 2015

Vision is the element of ancient sensory experience most readily accessible to archaeological methodologies. Monumentality and display, intervisibility, the aesthetics of materials and the provision of light – to name but a few areas of archaeological inquiry explicitly linked to sight – all add to our interpretation of the meaning and use of ancient space, taken here in an inclusive sense to mean both the built environment and the wider landscape.

Equally important is the corollary of not seeing, and recent archaeological studies have rightly emphasized the role of the unseen in shaping past perceptions of space – that which is intentionally or inadvertently hidden or masked, implicitly understood, or even ignored and overlooked. ‘Seeing’, after all, is not just the phenomenon of sight alone, but also the act of meaningful perception.

The visibility or invisibility of space and the people and things it can contain may be closely related to issues such as power and control, identity, privacy, gender and culturally specific ideas of appropriateness at all levels of past human society. A few of the important questions that arise are: how and why are given spaces created, adapted or utilised in order to enhance or negate visibility? What people or institutions are responsible for this shaping of space, and in doing so, who or what has been made more or less visible? Who is intended to see or not see these spaces? At the same time, how are spaces made meaningful through the manifestation of seen elements such as material culture, architecture and the presence and performance of people, or conversely through aspects of the unseen such as memory and the enculturation of social norms? Finally, how do we ensure that contemporary archaeological interpretations of the significance of seen and unseen spaces actually reflect the worldviews and perceptions of the people we study, which most likely differed significantly from our own?

The theme editors welcome papers using any theoretical and methodological approach to address aspects of the seen and unseen in any time period and area of the world. We also encourage contributions working at any scale of archaeological space – from landscape to settlement and house to burial chamber. Possible themes might include (but are not restricted to):

  • Aspects of privacy, display and control in settlement, mortuary and landscape contexts
  • Archaeological approaches to vision, experience and perception
  • The visualisation and reconstruction of ancient sites and landscapes
  • Interpretations of how space is made meaningful through aspects of the seen and unseen
  • The integration of archaeological-scale data and patterning with human-scale perception

Abstracts of no more than 500 words describing your potential paper should be sent to Mat Dalton (mnd27@cam.ac.uk), Georgie Peters (gp377@cam.ac.uk) and Ana Tavares (at630@cam.ac.uk) by the 14th February 2014. First drafts of papers (of no more than 4000 words) will be due in early June 2014.

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is a not-for-profit journal managed and published on a voluntary basis by postgraduate archaeology research students at the University of Cambridge. Issues are published twice a year. Although primarily rooted in archaeological theory and practice, the ARC accommodates a wide range of perspectives in the hope of establishing a strong, interdisciplinary journal which will be of interest to those engaged in a range of fields, and therefore breaking down some of the boundaries that exist between disciplines.

CFP: Symposia Vol. 6 — Deadline March 21, 2014

GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Symposia is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who identify religion as an important consideration in their research. We invite submissions of original research papers on any topic that critically engages the study of religion.

SPECIAL TOPIC CALL FOR PAPERS: MEDIATION
Following the success of “Media Fever!,” the 2013 Graduate Student Conference at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion, this year’s issue of Symposia invites papers on the theme of religion and mediation.

Religions are mediated through people such as shamans, pastors, neighbours, and devotees; through material objects such as amulets, scripture, paintings, and architecture; and through ideas such as theology, popular culture and superstition. Each of these mediators changes, adds layers, and affects our perception and understanding of religions. This issue of Symposia is interested in the material that filters the religious through itself and the interplay between the mediator and the mediated: the in-betweens. We welcome articles that address the mediation of religion broadly conceived, in contexts of anthropology, area studies, classical studies, cultural studies, diaspora and transnational studies, gender and diversity studies, geography, history, philology, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, as well as those that extend the subject across historical and geographical
boundaries.

SUGGESTED TOPICS
The following sub-fields allow for a flexible interpretation of this volume’s theme, as well as encourage submissions reflecting a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines:

• Critical reflections on the turn to mediation and different notions of mediation
• Analyses of the absorption and transformation of practices through new media
• The social processes that shape religious mediation
• Conflict and struggles over practices of mediation
• The role of intermediary objects, figures, and institutions that stand between an audience and deities, the divine, or religious ideas
• The uses of concepts, ideas, and language that mediate “religion,” “religions,” and the “religious”
• How medial bodies raise the question of religious experience
• Hybridity, in-betweenness, liminality and religion
• How media technologies are incorporated and reconfigured by religious practice
• Mediation beyond the turn to material culture

Articles written in clear, grammatical, and fluent English or French will be considered. Articles should not exceed 25 pages in length. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 21, 2014.

Articles should be submitted by email to symposiajournal@gmail.com.

CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWS
The editorial team also extends a call for reviews of any academic publication relevant to the study of religion and released within the 2012 to 2013 calendar years. Due to high demand in the past, this year’s volume will publish a limited number of reviews. Reviewers should act quickly to secure one of these slots.

Reviewers are asked to submit the title of the book to be reviewed no later than Friday, February 7, 2014. Every effort will be made to secure a review copy of the text. Please note, however, the review copies cannot be guaranteed and may take up to 12 weeks to arrive. Please indicate if you do not require a review copy. Completed reviews should not exceed 750 words in length and are to be submitted no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.

Requests for review copies and completed reviews should be submitted by email to symposiajournal@gmail.com.

Past issues of the journal can be viewed at http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/symposia/index.