Fieldwork Opportunity: Apolline Project

Call for participants – Summer fieldwork opportunities in Pompeii and on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius
The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on a Medieval church, a Roman villa with baths buried by the volcanoclastic debris of Vesuvius, and the Suburban Baths in Pompeii.
The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its summer 2015 field season. Dig participants who join the first or last sessions of the excavation season will have the opportunity to spend an additional week before (May 18-31) or after (Oct 3-18) their chosen program at the project’s accommodation for no additional charge in order to better explore the region (subject to availability).
This year we will be offering a select number of scholarships to participants.
For further information, including course descriptions and fieldwork opportunities, visit:

Conference: Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: the Potential of Digital Archaeology — February 27-28, 2015

On February 27-28, 2015, the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston, MA will host “Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: the Potential of Digital Archaeology.” The proceedings will be live streamed. Registration for attending the workshop in person closes on February 5.

This two-day, NEH-sponsored workshop brings together pioneers in archaeology and computing to discuss the use, creation, and implementation of mobile tablet technology to advance digital archaeology, i.e., fully digital recording systems to create born-digital data in the field. Session themes are aimed at facilitating presentation, demonstration, and discussion on how archaeologists around the world use tablets or other digital tools in the field and lab and how best practices can be implemented across projects. The workshop highlights the advantages and future of mobile computing and its challenges and limitations. The workshop consists of formal paper sessions and opportunities for informal discussion of the issues and themes at moderated discussions, demonstrations, round tables, and speaker meals. The workshop’s goal is to synthesize current practices and establish a blueprint for creating best practices and moving forward with mobile tablets in archaeology.

Organizers: Erin Walcek Averett (Creighton University), Derek Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Jody Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology), and Michael K. Toumazou (Davidson College)