CFP: Unguentarium Symposium

The Izmir Center of the Archaeology of Western Anatolia (EKVAM) is organizing an international symposium entitled “Unguentarium: A terracotta vessel form and other related vessels in the Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine Meditterranean” that will take place on May 17-18, 2018 at the Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) in Izmir, Turkey. The first circular of this symposium as well as its poster are attached.

An unguentarium is a small ceramic or glass bottle, found in relatively large quantities in the entire Mediterranean, from Spain to Syria and Egypt to France, where they were produced from the early Hellenistic to the early Medieval periods. In this symposium we only focus on terracotta unguentaria between c. mid fourth century B.C. and mid sixth century A.D., and attempt to set out a comprehensive model for the study of terracotta unguentaria, including their definition, typology, chronology, contexts, function, regional characteristics, and distribution patterns in the whole Mediterranean geographies, including eastern Mediterranean, Roman provinces in the western Mediterranean, north of Alps (Germania and Britannia etc.) and north Africa.

We warmly invite contributions by scholars and graduate students from a variety of disciplines of ancient studies related to this vessel form. The symposium is free of charge. A post-symposium excursion is planned on May 19-21 to Lesbos, Greece through Ayvalik.

We would be delighted, if you could consider contributing to our symposium and contact us with the required information below before January 1, 2018. Our e-mail address are: [email protected] or [email protected]

For more updates on this symposium:

Best wishes from Izmir,
Dr Gulseren Kan Sahin

Unguentarium First Circular – English – Notice
Unguentarium Poster

Funding: Full Scholarship to Study Arabic

Full Scholarship Opportunity to Study Arabic this Summer

SALAM 2018: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA or PhD) in spring 2018, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.

Program dates: 24 June – 9 August 2018
Location: Manah, Oman
Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, D.C. and their home city.
Classes: Held 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday.
Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.
Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.
The program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite.

To submit an application, or for more information,
please visit the SALAM page on the SQCC website.

Applications due 31 December 2017

SQCC is dedicated to educating the peoples of the U.S. and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Balkan Heritage Field School

Dear Friends in Heritage –
We have just opened applications for the 2018 season!

All of our popular projects are returning. And, as in the past, field schools are taking place at archaeological sites in Montenegro, the Republic of Macedonia and across Bulgaria. The projects span across all the major cultures and civilizations that once existed across the Balkans: from Neolithic farmers and Europe’s first civilization in the Copper age through Ancient Greek, Thracian, Roman and Byzantine civilizations.

In addition to excavation projects, there are conservation workshops in Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and Greece covering Ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glass, Roman mosaics and wall-paintings and Textiles, Paper & Metal.

And, our ‘Fresco-Hunting’ photo expedition will continue to explore medieval churches in the Balkans.

Also coming this season are our newest courses in underwater archaeology and vernacular architecture. Look for more information on these soon.

Register now to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Balkans in 2018!
Apply today!

The Balkan Heritage Foundation along with the National Archaeological Institute and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are excited to host two Fulbright student researchers for the 2017-18 academic year. These are USA PhD students Ashlee Hart and Matthew Schueller, both Balkan Heritage Field School alumni.  Read more