CFP: Change and Resilience-The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity

Call for Posters and Paper Proposals:

Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in  Late Antiquity

An International Conference at the
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University, 60 George Street, Providence, RI  02906  USA
1-3 December 2017
Proposal Deadline: 1 June 2017

During the last three decades, growing interest in the human  occupation of islands has incited the development of numerous  surveys and excavations throughout the entire Mediterranean and beyond. Island archaeology has grown exponentially as islands are now considered ideal laboratories for the study of sociocultural transformations and cross-cultural interaction. The focus has been traditionally centered on prehistory and in the colonization of islands. However, the study of islands can make momentous contributions to the understanding of the Mediterranean Sea during the transition from the Roman to the Medieval periods. This conference will explore the Mediterranean islands with a primary focus on the transformation of settlement patterns, landscapes, and mindscapes. The focus will be on change and resilience, on innovation and tradition, on the creation of new settlements, and on the reoccupation of prehistoric sites.

We extend an open invitation to propose posters on any theme related to Mediterranean islands in Late Antiquity. These posters will be displayed and discussed during the conference.  All poster presenters will be invited to contribute a paper for publication. Manuscripts will need to be submitted at the starting date of the conference, although there will be time to revise the manuscripts after the meeting to incorporate ideas and suggestions made during the conference. Manuscripts are limited to a maximum of 8000 words and ten to twelve images.  Note that authors are encouraged, but not required, to attend the conference; attendance in person is nevertheless not required for acceptance of the poster (and we regret that we are not able to support travel or accommodation).

To submit a poster proposal, please send an abstract of 500 words or less to [email protected] and [email protected] by 1 June 2017.

For questions about this CFP, or about the conference, please see  our conference website,, or email [email protected].

Fieldwork Opportunity: The Cyprus Underwater Archaeology Fieldschool 2017

The Cyprus Underwater Archaeology Fieldschool 2017

8th – 22nd July 2017

Supported by the Honor Frost Foundation ( )

Applications open on 1st February 2017 – Applications close on the 28th February 2017.

Open to all (qualifications required below) with applications specifically encouraged from young archaeologists or students of archaeology on Cyprus and from the Eastern Mediterranean Region (including Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Turkey) with scholarships (up to 90% of the fees) available to help support their attendance.

The 2017 fieldschool will be held on the Nissia Wreck in 28m of water off the coast of Famagusta Bay.  Participants will be able to contribute to genuine research on this important site, which is being studied by the University of Cyprus Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory.

The 2017 Fieldschool

Minimum diving qualification: PADI Advanced Openwater and “Enriched Air Diver” (or equivalent) with a minimum of 25 dives. The Enriched Air Diver course can be undertaken at the beginning of the fieldschool for about 60 euro). It would be an advantage to hold the PADI “Deep Diver” specialty but this is not required. All divers attending must have DAN insurance in order to participate.

Cost £1,500 (UK Pounds).  Cost includes all tuition, certification, all internal travel, accommodation, food, diving air, cylinder hire, and excursions.  Price does not include travel to Cyprus or any additional equipment hire.

Students who are awarded scholarships will be expected to pay £200.00 to attend the fieldschool.

Students who are not awarded a scholarship will be expected to pay a deposit of £500.00 (UK Pounds) to secure their place by the 26th March 2017. This will only be refundable if cancellation occurs before the 30th April 2017, but only if the vacant place is taken by another participant. A £50.00 administration charge will be applied to any cancellations.

Final balance payments will be required by the 18th June 2017.


An application form (as a MS Word doc) can be found here.

The deadline for applications is the 28th February 2017.

Completed application forms should be returned via email to Fieldschool Director Mark Beattie-Edwards.

See what happened on the 2015 and 2016 fieldschools on the Facebook page here and you can read the 2016 blog here.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Mediterranean Crossroads

Program Description

Mediterranean Histories is a 4 weeks intensive summer program focusing on ancient and modern history of Sicily and Italy. It includes two 3 credits courses: Ancient Mediterranean History and Archaeology’ and ‘Italy and Sicily in World War I and World War II’; and 1 credit course: Italian Language and Culture.
The program is structured with an array of on site classes and field studies in the most significant archaeological and historical sites of Siracusa and of Sicily, including the archaeological park and museum of Siracusa, the Valley of Temple in Agrigento, the Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina, the archaeological parks of Morgantina, Selinunte, Segesta, the museum of Allied landing in Catania, plus an historical tour of Palermo and a three days field study in the Aeolian islands, Sicily’s finest for natural and cultural importance.

The program will be located at the Sicily Center for International Education (SCIE), located in the late 18th century Palazzo Borgia del Casale, in the island of Ortigia, the historical center of Siracusa, the most attractive and fascinating city of eastern Sicily (Italy).
The SCIE center, established in 2015, by a team of professionals with a solid and long term experience in the field of the study abroad, offers partnership to American universities and colleges having programs in Sicily in a vast range of fields, from classics and archaeology, from modern and contemporary history to environmental sciences, from creative writing to theater studies, from Italian language and literature to food sciences. The SCIE center already currently manages semester and summer programs for Morningside College (Iowa), University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Ohio University (Ohio), Arcadia University (Pennsylvania), Portland State University (Oregon), Rosemont College (Pennsylvania), University of Texas at Austin (Texas), LaTrobe University (Australia).

June 6 – July 1, 2017


Fieldwork Opportunity: Field School in Archaeology – The Roman Villa of Realmonte (Sicily)

Program Description

field school
This program is a Field School in Archaeology centered on the excavation of the Roman villa of Realmonte, (Agrigento, Sicily). With 5.000 m2 of extension, an outstanding complex of mosaics and a terrific location by the sea, the villa of Realmonte is one of the most important monument of Roman Sicily and the only example known so far of Early Imperial ‘villa marittima’ in the Mediterranean.

During the programs students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art methods for archaeological excavation and technical documentation of archaeological artifacts and will be engaged with history and archaeology of ancient Sicily through a series of experiential learning activities, including site visits and hands-on sessions with archaeological, epigraphic and numismatic sources.
Students will attend two courses, Field Methods in Archaeology (3 credits) and History and Archaeology of ancient Sicily (3 credits). Besides the unique opportunity of a such first-hands experience in archaeology, students will have the chance to visit the most important Greek, Roman and Medieval sites of Sicily, as the Unesco World Heritage Sites of the Valley of Temples of Agrigento, the Roman villa of Piazza Armerina and the archaeological park of Siracusa and also the archaeological parks of Morgantina and Selinunte, two of the largest in Europe.

Fieldwork Opportunity: The Archaeology of Slavery and the Narragansett Plantations


Apply by February 15, 2017.

Program dates: May 22 – June 16, 2017.

Course Offered: SOA/CHP 390 : Field School in Historical Archaeology (3 or 6 credits)
Dr. Jon Bernard Marcoux

All course fulfillments are subject to approval by an advisor.

Program Highlights

  • Receive training in archaeological excavation techniques while working at a major 18th century plantation site.
  • Learn about the early history of European settlers, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans in New England.
  • Explore the unique historical and cultural landscape of South County and Newport, Rhode Island.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all students
  • Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Availability of academic credits to fulfill degree requirements
  • Good disciplinary, financial and academic standing at the time of program departure.
  • Participation in mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions

Program Fee with housing: $2695 (3 credit) $3950 (6 credits)

Included in this fee:
3-6 credits Salve Regina University tuition
Ground transportation as needed by group itinerary
Three group meals
Official excursions and entrance fees
Housing and Accommodations at Salve Regina University in double occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen
*The fee for students who do not require accommodations can be ad-justed, amount TBD.

Not Included in this fee:

  • Transportation to and from Rhode Island
  • Most meals
  • Personal Expenses (recreation, tips, laundry, snacks, etc.)
  • Personal transportation in free time/vacations
    *Note: No flights should be booked until programs are confirmed and meeting times and locations are officially communicated to partici-pants.

Payment Schedule
$1200 Deposit due by Friday, March 4, 2017. Your deposit holds your space in the program. Please be aware that there is a withdrawal and refund policy outlined in your Participation Agreement. Final Pay-ment due by Sunday, May 1, 2017. The Business Office will generate an invoice for the remainder of the program fee in April.

Financial Aid
Consult with your Financial Aid Counselor. Generally, only parent plus loans are applicable to short-term study abroad programs.

Salve Regina study abroad scholarships are reserved for full-time se-mester and year-long programs. Research your non-Salve Regina scholarship options at:

How to Apply
Complete online application and submit all required supplemental materials to the Office of International Programs by the application deadline. Detailed application instructions available at:

Questions? email Dr. Marcoux ([email protected])
Office of International Programs, Salve Regina University Drexel Hall | 100 Ochre Point Avenue | Newport, RI 02840