Fieldwork Opportunity: Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project

Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

The BAFS archaeological investigations are part of the award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland.  The archaeology comprises the buried remains of the C13th AD/CE Dominican Friary and associated graveyard and is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, forensics – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general.  The program will include students of all ages and nationalities working and living in a community context, so students are actively engaged with a public archaeology project and integrate with the local community.

Our main field season typically take places from May to August, and includes four week and five week courses (BAFS Summer courses) as well as internship opportunities (BAFS Internships) for those with the requisite experience. Our five-week course includes a significant bioarchaeology component taught by Dr. Rachel Scott of DePaul University, Chicago, and myself.  We also host faculty led courses for a range of academic partners and have significant experience in providing services to students and faculty, ensuring an excellent educational and culturally rich study abroad experience.

For more information, visit and see attached flyer: BAFS-Flyer

CFP: McGill Centre for Research on Religion eJournal

Call for Papers
McGill Centre for Research on Religion eJournal

Journal Topic: Religion and Violence: Sources, History, and the Contemporary World
Deadline: March 11th, 2019
Description of volume:
The McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) invites contributions to the first edition of the CREOR e-journal, which is dedicated to the theme of Religion and Violence. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers that reflect on the following questions and themes: How has the understanding of the relationship between violence and religion changed over time? How does methodology shape the scholarship on religion and violence? Is religious violence different than secular/non-religious violence? By drawing attention to religious violence how has political discourse overlooked the religious victims of religious or secular violence? Is there a place for discussions of religious conceptions of non-violence in the scholarship on religion and violence? How can policy makers use scriptural sources to promote peace and social cohesion? We welcome interdisciplinary submissions dealing with any tradition or time period.

See full details in attached CFP: Call for papers for RV journal-1

About the Centre for Research on Religion:
The Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) is one of McGill’s many academic research centres, but one of only a few in the Humanities, and the sole one in the field of Religious Studies. The Centre is an inter-disciplinary and inter-faculty entity drawing on the expertise and research interests present in the School of Religious Studies and other units in the Faculty of Arts, as well as the Faculties of Education, Law and Medicine, and other faculties at McGill University, such as Management and Music, as well. CREOR is based in the School of Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts of McGill University, and collaborates with researchers from other Montreal institutions and from universities and colleges around the world.
CREOR eJournal
The eJournal is intended to highlight the scholarly exchanges facilitated by CREOR’s annual conferences, colloquia and lecture series. Each eJournal will take up the theme of the preceding year’s conference. Our hope is to promote publication opportunities for junior scholars and increase interdisciplinarity. This year’s volume has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connections Grant (“Religion and Violence”). The editorial board is comprised of faculty members and graduate students at McGill’s School of Religious Studies.

For more information concerning the CREOR Religion and Violence conference please visit the following website:

Please send all submissions to [email protected] and in the subject header of your email please indicate CREOR eJournal Submission.

Funding: Irish Archaeology Field School Scholarships

The Irish Archaeology Field School are delighted to announce that Scholarships are now available for our Archaeology, Experimental Archaeology and Geoarchaeology/Environmental Science courses through the Institute for Field Research (IFR). All courses are credited. See here for details. Deadline for scholarships: March 22, 2019, at 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Our archaeology course – The Medieval Landscape of Ferrycarrig: Tracing the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland, takes place from July 14 to August 10, 2019.
Our experimental archaeology course – Experimental Archaeology in Ireland: Experimental Archaeology and Materiality of The Medieval Period at Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, takes place from June 16 to June 29, 2019.
Both these courses are taught from the site of Carrick Castle (and settlement), Ferrycarrig, County Wexford, the southeast of Ireland. This internationally important archaeological monument is the site of the first Norman Castle in Ireland, constructed in 1169. The site is located within the stunning confines of the Irish National Heritage Park, a 40 acre parkland featuring the largest open air museum in Ireland.

Our 2 weeks and 4 weeks geoarchaeology/environmental science course – Geoarchaeology/ Environmental Science in Ireland: The Environmental and Cultural Heritage of the Irish Landscape, administered by our parent company The Irish Heritage School, takes place from July 14 to August 10, 2019 (4 weeks) and August 11 to August 24, 2019 (2 weeks).
These courses uniquely combine field studies with laboratory work to piece together three different landscapes in three distinct locations: Birr, in the midlands; the Burren in County Clare on the West coast; and Clare Island, County Mayo in the Atlantic Ocean (4 wks); The Curragh, County Kildare (2 wks).

We are confident that our courses will appeal to students from a wide range of disciplines – including archaeology, history, anthropology, medieval studies, geology, environmental science, geography, Irish studies etc. – or indeed just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general. Courses will include third level students of all ages and nationalities. Several cultural trips are provided as part of each course. Together with the option of staying with local families in homestay accommodation, these trips ensure a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.


Archaeology Field School by The University of Haifa International School in Collaboration with Hippos-Sussita Excavation Project
Field Experience, Workshops, Lectures and Guided Tours

The 20th season of excavations at Hippos-Sussita will be happening in July 2019. Our dig is open for students and amateurs from all over the world. Detailed information can be found on our website, and in the flyer attached.
We offer a general field school for students, as well as other personalized options of research and collaboration for those interested in practical Classical archaeology.
The ancient city of Hippos, one of the Decapolis, was erected upon the plateau of Sussita Mountain overlooking the Sea of Galilee which stretches west of it. The Hippos dig offers an exciting opportunity in one of the most dramatic sceneries in the region.
The team will lodge in the beautiful Kibbutz Ein-Gev on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

During the upcoming season we plan on excavating the following areas:

  • The Roman Theater
  • The Roman Sanctuary
  • The Byzantine burnt church

Cost and Credits
The Hippos 2019 field school will extend for a month, between 30th June and 25th July 2019. The program will be divided into two sessions, each of two weeks. Session 1: June 30th – July 11th Session 2: July 14th – July 25th. Cost for full Room and Board: $2500 Tuition Fee for 4 Credits: $200 (10% discount on the total sum for those registering and paying the registration fee or full participation fee until the 31st of January 2019.) During weekends (Fri-Sat) the participants choose whether to stay at the Kibbutz (costs included) and rest, or travel in the region on their own.

Phone: 972-4-8249392
Fax: 972-4-8249876
Email: [email protected]

Hippos-Sussita 2019 Season Flyer

CFP: Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Annual International Conference 2019

Call for Abstracts and Registration – Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Annual International Conference 2019
Theme: Cause, process, and impact of interaction in ancient cultures
Date: 11-12th March 2019
Venue: Ioannou Centre, University of Oxford
*Please submit abstracts and register via our website*
Graduate Archaeology at Oxford invites graduate students, early career or post-doctoral researchers to submit abstracts in the fields of Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Archaeological Science and Oriental Studies for our 2019 conference – ‘Cause, Process, and Impact of Interaction in Ancient Cultures’.
The GAO conference aims to provide a platform for researchers to present their work, discuss, and network with their peers and senior scholars. This year we invite papers focused on the cause, process, or impact of interaction, or a combination of these from prehistoric and historic contexts in any regions. Interaction here refers to cultural interaction between people and societies, or interaction between people and environment, landscape, fauna and flora. Topics may include but not limited to theory and methodology, chronological sequence, movement of people or human activities, sources of materials, transmission of knowledge and material, warfare and conflict, diet/subsidence strategy changes, invention and innovation, adoption of new practices, past climate and environmental reconstruction and changes, society hierarchy and organisation, and socio-political complexity.
Faculty members are very welcome to attend the conference.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be sent to [email protected]by 28  January 2019. The text of the abstract should be no more than 250 words. The title of the paper, five keywords, full name, course or position, year of study (if applicable), institutional and departmental affiliation, and email address should be included.
Registration for the conference is available here. Please note that your place will not be confirmed until you have paid through the Oxford University Online shop. The ticket fee is £15, which includes conference entry, lunches, snacks, tea and coffee, a drinks reception, and a museum tour.
Visit our website for more information.