Fieldwork: ArchaeoSpain

JOIN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS IN SPAIN AND ITALY

EXCAVATE ANCIENT SITES ALONGSIDE PROFESSIONAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS
​EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE OF HISTORY AND LEARN HOW TO UNCOVER THE PAST
Since 2001 we provide students from all over the world with the opportunity to engage in scientific research at important archaeological projects in Spain and Italy.
We teach the practice of archaeology by providing our participants with all the basics skills they will need when facing their own excavations, and with the enriching experience of involving them in the daily life of a foreign country with a different language, culture and  History.
 
 Sites:
  • Zorita Castle. Archaeology and Osteology in central Spain
  • Ilici Iberian and Roman town in the Mediterranean coast of Spain
  • Italica Hadrian’s Hometown in Seville, Spain
  • Roman Fortress Pulpon in central Spain
  • Iberian and Roman city of Confloenta in central Spain
  • Necropolis of Via Ostiense in Rome

Find more information here: http://www.archaeospain.com/programs.html

CFP: 5th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS
We are currently accepting abstract submission for the 5th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium, hosted by the  Department of Art and the Graduate Union of the Students of Art at the University of Toronto.

The Art of Passage: Transnational Encounters and the Convergence of Cultures: A Symposium exploring how cultural interactions and artistic migrations have shaped the growth of art and art history.

Friday March 9th, 2018
East Common Room Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Keynote Address: Professor Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University

The transnational dimension of cultural transformation – migration, diaspora, displacement, relocation – makes the process of cultural translation a complex form of signification.
– Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture

Concepts such as influence, originality, hybridity, and authenticity have long come to shape our perception and understanding of art history. While much of the discipline was shaped by the search for specific identities, typologies, or styles, artistic transformations brought about by intercultural exchanges and transnational interactions in diverse parts of the world throughout the history of art, have forced us to reassess seemingly fixed borders and to reconsider the mobility of art history.

Considering the expansive definition of “passage,” this symposium hopes to contribute to the increasingly robust scholarship that seeks to rehabilitate, reveal, and interrogate the formative role that intercultural encounters have had on the history of art. We encourage submissions from students and scholars employing interdisciplinary approaches in the context of visual culture from antiquity to the present.

Potential paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Colonialism and postcolonial perspectives
  • Cultural exchange through artistic movements, techniques, methods, etc.
  • Exiles, networking, and circulations of ideas
  • Transnationalism and its impact on local traditions
  • Nationalism, independence, and globalization
  • Cosmopolitanism vs tradition
  • Dislocation in the shaping of art in and beyond the “margins”
  • The effect of globalism on art and art history
  • Migrations and utopias
  • “Hybridity,” “mimicry,” and artistic practices
  • Art and ideologies
  • Art beyond the Western canon

Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a 10-minute question and answer session for each presentation. Selected presentations will be chosen for publication in the University of Toronto Art Journal, an online publication of the symposium proceedings. For more information, please visit: https://gustasymposium.wordpress.com/. Please submit an abstract (.doc/.docx/.pdf) of no more than 300 words to the Graduate Students of Art at gustasymposium@gmail.com by Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST. Participants will be notified by email by the middle of January.

With appreciation,
Rachel Dewan and Marina Dumont-Gauthier
Co-Chairs of the 5th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium

CFP: 6th Biennial Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference

Beyond Marginality: Race, Ethnicity, and Memory

April 6-8, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS

The Borderlands Research Focus Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the 6th Biennial Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference, to be held April 6-8 2018. We invite graduate students from any disciplines and any regions to submit abstracts for papers addressing the theme of Beyond Marginality: Race, Ethnicity, and Memory. Please see the attached call for papers for more information.

Please send a 300 word abstract to UCSBborderlands2018@gmail.com by December 29, 2017 to be considered. Paper presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length, and may address the conference theme from any region or historical period. We welcome both individual papers or full panels that address the conference theme in any geographical region or historical period. If submitting a full panel (3-4 papers) please send all abstracts together.

If you have any questions or comments, please email UCSBborderlands2018@gmail.com.

The Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites graduate students of any discipline and any period to submit abstracts for papers addressing the theme of Beyond Marginality: Race, Ethnicity, and Memory. Borderlands are spaces where people of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, political systems, or linguistic traditions come into contact, often without one authority exercising complete control. These contacts reveal imbalances of power and senses of belonging, developed and maintained through areas of contact that may be physical, conceptual, or metaphorical. Studying the borderlands reveals marginality as a decentralizing process, treating the marginalized subject as the center of the discourse rather than at its outskirts.

The 2018 Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference seeks papers that address how interactions in the borderlands may be framed through constructs of race, ethnicity, and memory. This
topic encourages inquiries into the constructed production of race and ethnicity, recognizing these categories as contested narratives of inequalities and difference developed across time and space and
inscribed or blurred through the collective experiences of memory. We are interested in how race and ethnicity are understood through these memories, and how these memories have the potential to blur
borders and re-examine marginality as a process of boundary-transgressing and hybridity. Some topics of interest to the conference organizers include, but are not limited to: racialization processes, histories of race and ethnicity, conflicting memories of difference, and the imagination of race or ethnicity.

The study of borderlands encourages an interdisciplinary approach. As such, the conference seeks to include a wide range of perspectives and methodologies across disciplinary boundaries, in any geographic region or historical period. We welcome paper submissions from scholars in history, anthropology, art history, theology, classics, religious studies, literature, linguistics, and all related disciplines. We also encourage, but do not require, papers that engage with theorists whose work has relevance for borderlands studies, such as: Gloria Anzaldúa, Fredrick Barth, Daniel Boyarin, Bradley Parker, Pierre Bourdieu, Gayatri Charkravorty Spivak, Thomas Tweed, James Romm, and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.

Fellowship: American Research Center in Egypt

2018-19 FELLOWSHIPS IN EGYPT

Scholars can apply now for the American Research Center in Egypt’s fellowship program! In ARCE’s 70-year history, our fellowship program has benefitted over 700 scholars, who have produced an influential and substantial portion of all American scholarly output on Egypt since 1957.
Fellowships are open to fields of study including: anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science and religious studies. The application deadline is January 15, 2018.
Fellowships provide funding for round-trip air transportation and living and research-related costs in Egypt. They are available to pre- and post-doctoral American scholars to conduct exploratory research in Egypt for up to one year. The bulk of ARCE fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Several additional fellowships are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Funding: CAORC funding opportunities now available!

Fostering international scholarship, education, and cultural dialogue.

CAORC funding opportunities are now available!

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of four months.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia;
  • be postdoctoral scholars;
  • be US citizens or foreign nationals who have been residents in the US for three years prior to the application deadline.

Applications
Applications for the NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.
Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification;
  • have a PhD or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation;
  • be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences;
  • seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the US, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (AORC). Please note travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.

Applications
Applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources

Supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, CAORC is pleased to announce the new Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Eligibility

  • Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas research centers’ networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal.
  • Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly.
  • Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Applications
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply now by clicking here .

CAORC Member Centers represent the following countries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen