CFP: Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture

Coalition of Master's Scholars on Material Culture

Call for Papers
The Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture (CMSMC) is circulating a call for papers relating to the study of material culture. The mission of CMSMC is to provide a platform for master’s scholars, who are often at a crucial point in their academic careers, to publish their work and contribute to the expanding field of material culture. CMSMC defines master’s scholars as those earning or possessing a master’s degree. Those who have just started their PhD program and are still in their coursework portion of the program are eligible for publication as well. PhD candidates and higher are not eligible.

CMSMC seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussions and address a diverse pool of topics. The Coalition desires to amplify emerging voices who can bring fresh and diverse perspectives to the field. Furthermore, CMSMC is dedicated to disseminating information that is publicly accessible while maintaining rigorous academic standards. Papers will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Submission Guidelines
In order to submit a paper to CMSMC, you will need to provide an abstract (up to 350 words), a partial bibliography, and CV. Please email these materials to [email protected] with a subject line that reads as follows “last name_submission.” All submissions must be cited in the
Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions will be reviewed and you will be contacted once a decision is made. If your submission is accepted, you will be given a publication date and connected with your editor. Please note, in order to be considered for publication by CMSMC, your paper must be an original work and should not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Article Lengths and Criteria
1.) Short Article (roughly 1500-2000 words)
This piece will typically focus on either a single object, like an object biography, or will be a short review of a book/article/essay/exhibition etc. These pieces should feature no more than three images.

2.) Medium Article (2,000-3,500 words)
These pieces will be similar to conference papers in both length and style. They should feature no more than 6 images. Examples include a theoretical discussion surrounding objects through an interdisciplinary lens, an examination of several objects, or a body of work that centers around a common theme.

3.) Long-Form Article (3,500-5,000 words)
These pieces will be in-depth investigations on a variety of topics. While we encourage these pieces to be collaborative, these are the most flexible and author driven of our three article lengths. These pieces may feature no more than 10 images; if more are necessary, the images and the images rights and citations must be included in the proposal.

4.) Serialized Article (5,000+ words or content requires multiple installations)
For works longer than 5,000 words, there is an option to serialize an article by publishing two or more separate pieces. These works should be similar to long-form articles in style and content and serialization will be considered after acceptance. These pieces may feature no more than 10 images; if more are necessary, the images and the images rights and citations must be included in the proposal.

Please note that all image rights are the responsibility of the author.
CMSMC looks forward to receiving proposals in response to the call, and is happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties. Questions may be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “Submission_Question.”

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Funding: Lemmermann Foundation Grant

Lemmermann Foundation
Research Fellowships in Rome, Italy

The Lemmermann Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships to master’s students and doctoral candidates in order to support their cost of research in the classical studies and humanities. Topic of research must be related to Rome and the Roman culture of any period, from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time.
Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome, Italy.

Eligible applicants must:
– be enrolled in a recognized University program
– have a basic knowledge of the Italian language
– be 35 years of age or younger at application deadline

Deadline for sending applications is May 31, 2021. Due to pandemic restrictions, all applicants should apply online and also email their supporting documents to the Foundation’s email address: [email protected]

See the attached Grant Announcement below, or visit for more information.

CFP: ARC Cambridge

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge (ARC) is launching its new call for papers for Volume 37.1 to be published May 2022.  This volume welcomes diverse perspectives to question the Archaeology–Heritage Divide across theory and practice.

Please find the call for papers attached below. We encourage early expressions of interest in the form of abstracts (no more than 250 words), addressed to [email protected] before 21 May 2021. Applicants are welcome to contact the editors at the email above to further discuss their ideas.  If accepted, final papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted by 30 July 2021, for publication in May 2022. More information about the Archaeological Review from Cambridge may be found online. Information about submission guidelines, notes for Contributors and Style Guide may be found here.

The ARC is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal of archaeology run by graduate students of the University of Cambridge. Volumes are published both in print and open-access online. If you would like to know more about us, please visit:

Funding: Black Scholars Matter Grant

Humans Against Poor Scholarship, in partnership with ASOR, is offering grants of $1,000 to Black undergraduate students in their junior or senior year of study, in order to help cover the costs of attending the ASOR annual meeting (Chicago, November 17th-20th 2021). Two grants of $1,000 are available (one provided from H.A.P.S. funds, and one matched by ASOR). In addition, thanks to a generous partnership with ASOR, one year’s conference registration, and a two-year student membership to ASOR will also be awarded to the two successful applicants.

To help students navigate what can be a deeply daunting experience, successful applicants will also be paired with Ph.D. students or early career scholars who will act as a mentor during the conference. This grant not only provides financial aid for conference attendance, but gives Black students the opportunity to start forming professional networks that are so crucial for developing an academic career.

Applications can be submitted via that H.A.P.S. website, and will be accepted until May 14th 2021:

Comments and questions can be directed to [email protected], and donations are being accepted at For more information, please see the BSM webpage: