Fieldwork Opportunity: Transylvanian Archaeological Camp 2015

Archaetypes International Research in cooperation with The Association for Promoting Transylvanian Archaeological Heritage, the Cris County Museum, and The Institute of Archaeology and the History of Art of the Romanian Academy is proud to introduce the Tobliu-Dambul Zanacanului’s Bronze Age Tell Settlement Field Archaeological Camp

July & August in Oradea, Romania

Registration Fee: 350Euros/week, minimum stay of 2 weeks
Dates: July 1st – August 31st, 2015
Location: Oradea, Romania

  • Field work Monday to Friday (8am- 4pm)
  • Additional support outside normal working hours
  • Option to publish your paper on the Archaetypes Academic Journal
  • Accommodation in Oradea
  • Three meals per day, snacks, and occasional beverages
  • Local transportation
  • Free Archaetypes membership
  • Field walks, trips, and other recreational activities during weekends

During the 2 month camp we will pass through all stages of the archaeological excavation:

  • Choosing the areas to be excavated
  • Tracing its limits
  • Implementing strategies and methods for proper excavation
  • Collecting and registering artifacts
  • Photographing and drawing the features of the dig
  • Processing data
  • Issuing final interpretation and assumptions

The ideal candidate must at least have a B1 CEF in English language and be at least 18 years old. Previous experience is not required, but it will be taken into consideration while examining each application. We suggest sending your application no later than the 1st of June.

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Fieldwork Opportunity: BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans

The Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF), Bulgaria, and the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA, are delighted to announce the beginning of a strategic partnership between both organizations and the creation of the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans. Thanks to this partnership students attending five of the Balkan Heritage Field School four-week projects/courses can now earn 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units). These credit units are awarded by the IFR’s academic partner – Connecticut College (USA). The projects/courses will now be subject to the intensive peer-review process conducted annually by the IFR Board of Directors – consisting of distinguished archaeologists from universities across the world.

For the 2015 season the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans will include the following projects/courses:

1. ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSUS – an archaeological field school and dig at the Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros in Ancient Thrace (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

2. APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATION PROJECT – an archaeological field school and dig at the temple of Apollo on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol on the Black Sea Coast (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

3. RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION – an archaeological field school and dig at Tell Yunatsite – one of the earliest and largest European proto-urban settlements in the Chacolithic Period (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

4. STOBI EXCAVATION PROJECT – an archaeological field school and dig at Stobi – the capital city of Macedonia Secunda dating to the Hellenistic and Roman Period and Late Antiquity (Republic of Macedonia). See this course on the IFR website.

5. THE BIRTH OF EUROPE – an archaeological field school and dig at the Neolithic settlement in Ilindentsi – one of the earliest European farming communities (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

Students interested in joining any of these field school projects and benefiting from the Program’s advantages: 8 US semester credit units, eligibility to apply for IFR scholarships, comprehensive health and evacuation insurance, additional excursions and US based customer service should apply through the IFR. The only way to apply for the Program after April 15, 2015 is through the IFR website.

The projects above will continue enrolling participants who don’t need academic credits (volunteers) and students in European universities/colleges who would like to obtain European academic credit units (ECTS) awarded by the New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) through the Balkan Heritage Field School website following the existing terms, conditions and procedures. For more information please explore our web site. Students in Non-European universities who would like to obtain ECTS credits awarded through the New Bulgarian University may enroll under the current BHFS conditions by April 15, 2015.

To celebrate this partnership, the BHF and the IFR established three scholarships for students attending the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans. One scholarship – for 2000 USD — will support a student attending the field school project at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria. Two other scholarships –  1,000 USD each – are for students attending any of the five field school projects. Students attending the project at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria may apply for both scholarships.

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University — Deadline April 22, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Brown University, Providence, RI

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications from exceptional junior scholars who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research and cross-disciplinary thinking.

We seek candidates who best augment or complement the present strengths of the Joukowsky Institute community.  We are particularly interested in individuals working in three spheres: 1) the archaeology and art of the ancient Near East; 2) the archaeology and art of Rome; 3) Late Antiquity.

In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach half time — i.e., one course per semester.  Teaching may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable.  Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years.  Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, such as the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment in which to pursue research and to develop new interdisciplinary connections.  This will be a one-year position, with the possibility of a one-year renewal, beginning on August 1, 2015.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, and curriculum vitae by April 22, 2015.  Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference be submitted via Interfolio by the application deadline.  Applications received by April 22, 2015 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information:
Professor Susan E. Alcock
Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
[email protected]


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