Ustica field school
Dates for the Ustica field school are always announced fairly close to the start of the field school (usually the first two weeks in June), so this would suit someone who is traveling to Sicily or Italy anyway and wants to spend an extra two weeks digging on Ustica. The flyer from the 2018 season is attached: Ustica 2018
There is accommodation for up to about ten students, who will spend the morning excavating and the afternoon processing finds. This year, we will be joined by a PhD student who will study the animal remains, and by a recent PhD who will be doing the archaeobotany, and some restauratori. There are a couple of lectures in Italian and one in English and a museum visit. It’s not a fancy dig since, but the site is very rich in material and fun to dig as we uncover more structures. There is great potential for students to do their theses and there is a huge backlog of pottery that still needs to be studied from previous excavations. Brown students would be very welcome!
If you’re interested in joining the dig, please contact:
Lithic Studies Society Conference 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stone Circles: Collaboration, Collection and Community Archaeology in Lithic Studies
Sunday 2nd of December 2018 Oxford Centre for Continuing Education
Collected from the beach, dragged up from a muddy field, or clawed out from the quarry face, lithic assemblages recovered by antiquarian collectors played a formative role in lithic studies. The subsequent rise of academic research and commercial archaeology has somewhat overshadowed the work of these amateurs. Nonetheless, dedicated individuals still spend their free time combing beaches, fields and quarries in search of evidence of ancient activity, while community groups gather on weekends to conduct surveys and excavations. What amateur collectors, community groups, commercial archaeologists, student and academic researchers share is a passion for exploring the past and extending the boundaries of our knowledge. As we head into a time where the future of funding for archaeological research is uncertain, we ask what role do amateur collectors and community archaeologists have to play in lithic studies and how can collaboration with professional archaeologists advance our understanding of the human past.
The Lithic Studies Society invites abstracts of 200 words for 20-minute presentations on research related to any aspect relating to the role of local collectors, communities and outreach in lithic studies. Please send abstracts to [email protected] by Wednesday 10th of October.
Key themes include:
- Collaboration between amateur collectors, community groups, commercial archaeologists, and academic researchers.
- Best practice for the collection, curation and reporting of assemblages by amateurs and community organisations.
- Increasing wider participation and accessibility through digital technologies.
To reflect the Lithic Study Society’s membership we actively encourage submissions from amateur, student, commercial and academic researchers.
We hope that these themes will provide an interesting day, spark discussion and lead to lasting collaborations between amateur collectors, community groups, commercial archaeologists.
The fellowship programs at Bard Graduate Center are designed to further the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of decorative arts, design history, and material culture—what we call the “cultural history of the material world.” We offer a number of fellowship opportunities for researchers working in these and allied areas. We are currently accepting applications for two types of fellowships, see below for details. For questions, please contact [email protected].
Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for funded research fellowships, to be held during the 2019–20 academic year. The theme for this period is “Whose story?” Applicants are asked to address in a cover letter how their projected work will bear on this question. The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of our dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Applications due November 1, 2018.
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Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for non-stipendiary visiting fellowships, to be held during the 2019–20 academic year. The theme for this period is “Whose story?” Applicants are asked to address in a cover letter how their projected work will bear on this question. Bard Graduate Center Visiting Fellowships, which are intended for scholars who have already secured means of funding, provide scholars with workspace in the Bard Graduate Center Research Center and enable them to be a part of our dynamic scholarly community in New York City. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Visiting Fellowships may be awarded for anywhere from one month to the full academic year. Applications due February 1, 2019.
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Volume 9, Spring 2019
Chronika is an interdisciplinary, open access journal for graduate students studying the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world. Chronika, like its parent organization the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (www.iema.buffalo.edu), encourages interdisciplinary dialogues and innovative approaches to the study of the past.
Call for Submissions
Chronika welcomes submissions from graduate students that address topics relevant to European and Mediterranean archaeology. Articles must be 3,000 to 4,000 words in length, should detail research at or above the Masters level, and may include up to ten images. To have your article considered for this year’s publication, please submit a 100 to 200 word abstract to
[email protected] by Friday, October 19, 2018.
You will be notified if your article is selected by October 26. The publication schedule will proceed as follows:
December 7 – First draft of full article is due.
December 28 – Article is returned to author with comments.
February 8 – Revised article is due.
April 5 – Chronika launches in print and online.
A hard copy is mailed to each author shortly after this time.
Thank you for your interest in Chronika, and we look forward to receiving your submission. Please direct any inquiries to [email protected].
Editor in Chief
Please visit Chronika on the web at www.chronikajournal.com