Fieldwork Opportunity: Summer School of Archaeology University of Pisa (Italy)

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Each summer the University of Pisa offer a special summer course of Archaeology in the Abruzzo region (central Italy). The Archaeological summer school in Abruzzo (Italy) 2016 is a four-week course organized in collaboration with Soprintendenza Archeologia dell’Abruzzo and with the important support of other research centers for Mediterranean studies: ICCOM-CNR U.O.S. of Pisa, Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) of Crete and INGV of Roma. The aim of our intensive course is to increase awareness and competencies about archaeological and methodological issues through an intensive four weeks program of lectures, laboratory and field activities.

Essential Information about the Summer School:

  • School activities will be carried out in Abruzzo, one of the most beautiful region in central Italy.
  • School dates: July 11th to August 7th, 2016 (deadline May 15)
  • Field activities will be carried out in two important sites: Colle Santo Stefano (Neolithic period) and Alba Fucens (Roman site), in order to provide students with in-depth knowledge of techniques and methodologies of modern archaeological research.
  • Our program give to any participant 10 ECTS (European academic system)*and is open to undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students.
  • To apply is necessary to fill and send the application form (downloadable from the website).
  • Fees: 2150 Euro (cost includes the school activities, accommodation and meals. International travel and all other than not specified are unfortunately not included).
    *For non-European students is the administrative office of their University liable for transfer and recognizing of credits. In case of need, the administrative office can ask for documents, necessary to facilitate credits transfer, to the Support Summer School office of Pisa University. (Support Summer School office: [email protected]).

To find more information about our program, visit our web-site: or our Facebook-page:

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CFP: 2017 AIA Annual Meeting

2017 AIA Annual Meeting: Submission Deadline

The first submission deadline for the 118th AIA Annual Meeting is fast approaching.  The 2017 Meeting will be held in Toronto, Canada from January 5-8. We encourage everyone to review the full Call for Papers (available at prior to submitting. Submission forms can be accessed at

Deadline for Submissions
As in past years, all colloquium sessions must be submitted by the first round of deadlines in March. Workshops and open session submissions may be submitted to meet either the March deadlines (if an early decision is needed to acquire a visa or obtain funding) or the second set of deadlines in August. The full submission system will be open through August 21, 2016.  Lightning Session and Roundtable proposals will be accepted through November 13, 2016.  If you expect to be in the field without Internet access you may submit your abstracts early, but you will not be notified of the PAMC’s decision until late September.

* First Deadline: Sunday, March 13th and Sunday, March 27th (with $25 fee)
* Second Deadline: Sunday, August 7th and Sunday, August 21st (with $25 fee)

All submissions must be made electronically by means of the online submission system via the AIA website. All submissions, of course, must pass the PAMC’s vetting process to be put onto the program. The online submission forms and supporting documents are available on the AIA website.

* View the 2017 Call for Papers:
* Online Submission Forms:

CFP: 17th Annual Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminar

The Heritage of Displacement:
Forced Migration in the Mediterranean through History

Saturday, 14 May, 2016
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

Throughout history mass movements of  people have created heritage, at the time and retrospectively. Sites left behind are reused or fall into ruin, objects are taken on journeys, cultural practices are introduced to new environments, and,  sometimes, return journeys are attempted. This movement generates countless stories and leaves a ‘trail of crumbs’ of both tangible and intangible heritage.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by 29 February 2016 to Margaret Comer ([email protected]).

To register, please contact Minjae Zoh ([email protected])

The Heritage of Displacement – Poster
The Heritage of Displacement – Call for Papers
The Heritage of Displacement – Registration Form

Fieldwork Opportunity: Menorca, Spain Summer Field School Information Session

Menora Field School in Archaeological Heritage Management

Information Session
Friday, February 26, 4pm
675 Commonwealth Avenue, Room STO 253
Boston, MA

Boston University’s Menorca Field School in Archaeological Heritage Management (Summer) offers an intensive introduction to contemporary principles and practice of preserving the world’s precious cultural heritage while exploring the rich cultural and natural sites of the island of Menorca, Spain. The easternmost of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Menorca is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and a candidate for World Heritage status. Menorca preserves archaeological and cultural sites from every period of its prehistory and history, ranging from megalithic Bronze/Iron Age settlements of the local Talayotic Culture to 20th-century remains of the Spanish Civil War. The island’s rich cultural legacy, together with its impressive and diverse natural settings, makes Menorca an outstanding laboratory for studying cultural heritage management.

Menorca Heritage field school is from June 8 – July 14.


CFP: North American Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2016

Call for Papers
North American Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2016
Theme: “Bolder Theory: time, matter, ontology and the archaeological difference”

We have all been inspired by theory. At one stage or another in our archaeological careers, we’ve encountered thinking that prompted us to ask new questions, work with new models and heuristics, pursue new lines of empirical enquiry, expose ourselves to inter-disciplinary thought, question our operating assumptions, or confirm our unspoken ideas and inclinations. Bold theory: theory that makes a difference – to us, to the discipline, to those we work with, and perhaps to other disciplines and our public partners.

This year the conference’s setting in Boulder, Colorado merges with our theme: what is bolder theory? Across the academy we sense an increased interest in things, in the matter of life. At the same time archaeologists are taking descendant and stakeholder communities seriously, including an increased commitment to consider alternate, non-Western philosophies and values. Collectively these ideas are provoking bold theorizing in archaeology. The plenary session will get us thinking about bold theory through considering the congruence of non-Western philosophies and theoretical approaches that take, to varying degree, a relational perspective on people and things. While issues of ontology, indigenous philosophy, animism and temporality will form the basis of the plenary session conversation, we encourage participants to consider bold theory in the broadest sense and sessions need not be limited to these topics.

Session Proposals  | EXTENDED to February 7, 2016
Paper Proposals   | Opens February 7, 2016 | Deadline February 22, 2016
Session Rosters  | March 1, 2016
Early Registration | March 1, 2016Details: