Fellowships: ACOR Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards 2019–2020

ACOR is now accepting applications for over 20 awards for undergraduate, and pre- and post-doctoral students.  Deadlines for these awards are in February 2019.  Please find the details on eligibility, requirements, and how to apply to each award from our website http://www.acorjordan.org/2019-20-acor-fellowships.

ACOR offers federally funded prestigious fellowships including a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) post-doctoral award and pre- and post-doctoral CAORC awards. We encourage applications from researchers with appropriate degrees of all stages of their careers who work on topics related to Jordan and/or surrounding countries in the humanities and social sciences.

CFP: Archaeological Review from Cambridge

Call for Papers: Beyond the Human: Applying posthumanist thinking to archaeology

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is pleased to invite submissions for our next issue (34.2), exploring the strengths and weaknesses of posthumanist thought in archaeology. We welcome contributions from researchers at any stage of their academic career and from all related disciplines. The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is fully peer-reviewed and all papers will be published Open Access.

Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. Further information on the Archaeological Review from Cambridge, including submission guidelines, may be found at http://arc.soc.srcf.net

Posthuamnist Archaeology – ARC Call for Papers

Fieldwork: Archaeology and Geophysics (GPR) Field School in Transylvania (Romania)

Bio/Archaeological Techniques and Research Center

We are continuing to make great strides into a new understanding of the development of the Roman frontier populations. Dacia (i.e. modern historical Transylvania) was, arguably, the most important frontier of the Roman Empire: its gold and silver sustained the collapsing imperial economy for two centuries. However, the “imperial idea” on the Eastern European Provincial frontier was more complex than Rome ever expected it… and it even outlasted the idea of Rome itself. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations, have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions, creating their own distinct expressions of identity.

Our programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Our participants will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, traditional STP (shovel test pit), geochemical (phosphate analysis) and geophysical (GPR) survey. Our programs provide an anthropological and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment, in a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.

Our field archaeological and geophysical programs:

Roman Villa And Settlement Excavation and Survey – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier

Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania – Romania

Session 1: June 9 – June 29, 2019
Session 2: June 30 – July 20, 2019
Session 3: July 21 – August 10, 2019
Team Size: 12-15 participants per session

E-mail: [email protected]

Description: The integrated results of our various field techniques have yielded extraordinary results: a rural built space of almost one hectare, with massive fortification walls decorated with exterior frescoes, richly built two stories buildings, containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, pristine condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our target excavation, the central building of the “villa” has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and practices. We will continue to explore the way identity is built and negotiated in a very dynamic and rich frontier environment, as well as the development of a “creole” Roman landscape.

Cost: US$ 1395 per session ( includes program fees, lectures, equipment, room and board – see flyer for details; ; not included: travel to and from Rapolt, medical insurance) ).

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/roman-villa-excavation

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Applications

Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania

Workshop Dates:
Session 1: May 26 – June 2, 2019
Session 2: June 2 – June 9, 2019
Session 3: June 9 – June 16, 2019
Session 2: June 16 – June 23, 2019
Session 2: June 23 – June 30, 2019

Team Size: 3 participants

E-mail: [email protected]

Description: The workshop is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory and field school in all aspects of ground penetrating radar investigation, from theoretical principles to survey design, field preparation, data collection, in depth analysis, report writing, and podium presentation. Our participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. Our participants will explore a very complex archaeological environment, conducting original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods. They will learn how to manipulate, optimize and analyze in-depth the data collected using SenSoft’s EKKO Project GPR analytical software package, in order to generate professional reports as well as present the research and its results in a scientific manner, in a podium presentation.

Program Fee: US$1085 per session (it includes full room and board as described on the project web page, lectures, training, all field gear, access to analytical software, local transportation to the sites when needed; not included: travel to and from Romania, medical insurance)

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/gpr-exploration

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Our programs are available for both credit students and non-credit participants.

CFP: The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University

The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University
Context and Meaning XVIII: Pay Attention

We are pleased to announce the 18th annual Context & Meaning Graduate Student Conference, taking place at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, from Friday, February 1stto Saturday, February 2nd 2019. We are seeking papers that address this year’s theme, “Pay Attention.” The conference will provide an inclusive and broadly defined forum that facilitates academic discussion while encompassing an abundant range of topics. We would like to encourage discussions about how sensory devices and selectivity are used to stimulate interest across different times, cultures, and mediums within Visual Culture Studies.

Some potential themes and ideas to consider may include:

  • Technical examination and discoveries in art history
  • How patronage governs taste and viewer interpretation
  • Innovation, ideological bias, and material history in conservation
  • Representation/underrepresentation in museum practices
  • How artists draw attention to cultural and political issues such as gender, sexuality, and marginalization
  • Controversy and provocative subject matter in different artistic practices

We encourage applications from graduate students working in Art History, Art Conservation, Studio Art, Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies and students from various Humanities fields whose research responds to this year’s theme. This conference is open to both historical and contemporary topics. Submissions are welcome from current graduate students, as well as those who have completed their graduate studies within the last year. We seek to assemble a diverse group of scholars in order to foster interdisciplinary discussions. Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes to deliver their papers, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

If you are interested in speaking, or performing at Context and Meaning XVIII, please email an abstract of no more than 300 words with the title of your paper, along with a separate document that includes a 250-word bio, to [email protected]. Please ensure that your name and the title of your paper are included in your letter of introduction and on your abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract will be: Friday, November 16th 2018.Thank you to all who apply!

Graduate Student Conference Committee
Shannon Welsh, Amelia Glancy, Abby Berry, Hannah Darvin
[email protected]

Graduate Visual Culture Association
Department of Art, Ontario Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada