Call for Papers: CHRONIKA volume 11

CHRONIKA Volume 11, Spring 2021

Chronika is an interdisciplinary, open access journal for graduate students studying the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean and European 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 chronika@buffalo.edu by Friday, October 23, 2020. You will be notified if your article is selected by October 31. The publication schedule will proceed as follows:

December 6: First draft of full article is due.
December 27: Article is returned to author with comments.
February 7: Revised article is due.
Early April: The new volume of Chronika launches.

Thank you for your interest in Chronika, we look forward to receiving your submission. Please direct any inquiries to chronika@buffalo.edu.

Mélanie Lacan
Editor in Chief

Please visit Chronika on the web at www.chronikajournal.com

Funding: ARIT Fellowships for 2021-2022

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2021-2022 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada: 

ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training.  The terms may range from four months to a full year.  Stipend per month is $4,200.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships (PhD candidate) may be held for various terms, from one month up to one academic year.  Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.

Applications for ARIT and ARIT NEH fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2020.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants in late January 2021.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2021.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   The application deadline will be in early February, 2021.

For additional information please see the ARIT webpage at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html

Funding: Opportunities with the AIA

The Archaeological Institute of America offers a range of funding opportunities, including fellowships, publication grants, and field school scholarships—plus the Site Preservation grant, and grants for excavation, survey work, and research.  Attached are flyers listing these, and further information can be found on the AIA’s website at https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/grants-awards/.  We know that many scholars’ projects had to be deferred this past year, and hope that our funding programs will be useful going forward.  Please note there are fall deadlines coming up for many of the programs.

Call for Papers: Young Investigator Symposium

The 2020 Young Investigator Symposium in The Science of the Human Past

The Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM), a collaboration between The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP) and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany (MPISHH) announces an opportunity for undergraduate juniors and seniors, and current or recent Master’s students, to participate in a virtual Young Investigator Symposium on Friday, October 30, 2020. Students will have an opportunity to present cross-disciplinary research which utilizes modern scientific tools and knowledge to illuminate the history of humanity, and to network with other students and faculty members similarly engaged. An interest in the Ancient Mediterranean is desirable but not indispensable. Due to COVID-19, the Symposium will take place entirely online. Fellowships for graduate study at Harvard University (with research conducted in Germany) may become available later.

Students interested in applying for the Symposium should arrange to send a letter of application, an abstract of research to be presented, a CV, an academic transcript, and, separately, a letter of recommendation, to be submitted by October 6, 2020 to sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu

Further information on MHAAM (including highlights on current fellowship recipients, and interdisciplinary research) can be found at: archaeoscience.org, and inquiries can be sent to: sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu

Funding: SPARC Grants

Announcing the 7th Grant Cycle for the NSF Archaeometry and Archaeology Program, SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations)

We are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 application season for the SPARC  (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) Program. Please circulate this email widely among your archaeology and paleoanthropology faculty, graduate students, or other colleagues who may be interested.

SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) is an NSF-funded Archaeology and Archaeometry program dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology, hosted by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of ArkansasDartmouth College, and University of Glasgow. Now in its 7th year, SPARC offers direct support to archaeological projects through awards in three categories:

  • Fieldwork: On-site data collection
  • Data & Analytics: Preparation, processing and analysis of geospatial data
  • Publication: Presentation, publication and archiving of complex geospatial datasets

For this solicitation, we will be prioritizing Data & Analytics and Publications proposals due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those which align with our analytical development priorities such as microCT and imagery analysis (see the https://sparc.cast.uark.edu/ homepage for full list). However, we will consider other projects on a case-by-case basis.

We particularly encourage applications from scholars underrepresented within the field of archaeology, early-career scholars, and those working in the public sector or at public institutions. Late-stage PhD students are eligible for SPARC submissions. The Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic, but projects should have an anthropologically relevant focus and qualify for NSF archaeology funding.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 2021. Pre-application consultations are required before submission. Please visit our website at https://sparc.cast.uark.edu/ for more information about the Program and the application process.