CFP: Spring Symposium: Tools of the Trade – April 23rd

From the Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture (CMSMC):

On behalf of the Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture (CMSMC), the Symposium Committee is circulating a call for papers for their Spring 2021 online symposium, Tools of the Trade. How do the mechanisms we use to teach, uncover, and study material culture affect the work that we do? How do our educational backgrounds, theoretical approaches, and industry experiences influence the way we interpret objects? How do our “tools” act as a catalyst for our work of uncovering the past? Tools of the Trade focuses on what we use to delve deeper into the analysis of material culture, and how those tools are intrinsic pieces of material and immaterial culture themselves.

CMSMC welcomes papers discussing material culture grounded in historical, archaeological, art historical, and/or museum studies approaches. We are drawing from various types of works, including works in progress, book chapters, interdisciplinary approaches, and more. Proposals for the symposium will be accepted until Friday, March 18, 2022.

XXII SGEM GeoConference

From the International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGE:

The International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGE (July 2- July 11, 2022) is focused on Global Warming, Climate Change, CO2 Reduction, Biodiversity, and Green Technologies for a Sustainable Future.

We are happy to inform you that the registrations for the XXII SGEM GeoConference 2022 are officially open. The conference is organized by the SWS Scholarly Society Vienna, with our partners and supporters from European academies of science and many world universities.

This year we are restoring the new period of the event: 2-11.07.2022, and do hope that we will not have to move it again for August 2022.So welcome to join us this summer! Share your scientific achievements and take a well-deserved holiday with your families and children. 

Each of you has an EMS account (or can create a new one if attending a conference for the first time), where in addition to your account details, you can register for this year event, upload your reports, book a hotel and transport, download a proforma invoice or make a credit card payment.

In the coming days, the conference proceedings of 2021 will be sent for evaluation and indexing of the most serious scientific databases Scopus, Web of Sciences, EBSCO, ProQuest, Petroleum Abstracts, Crossref, RSCI/RINZ, Google Scholar, etc.

As a special compliment to you, and despite global inflation, we kept the conference fees at the same level as in recent years. We hope this will help you and make it financially easier.

We look forward to seeing you this summer at the Paradise Blue Congress Center in Albena SPA Resort, where we shall devote ourselves to serious scientific discussions and presentations, many interesting workshops, and a special social program for your relaxation.

Funding opportunity for Black undergraduates (ARCE)

From Humans Against Poor Scholarship:

Humans Against Poor Scholarship 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 ARCE annual meeting  (Irvine, April 22-24, 2022 in-person and May 6-8 online). Two grants of $1,000 are available.

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 February 28th 2022:

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

ARIT Lecture: “Rethinking Economic Sources of Hamidian Legitimacy”

From the American Research Institute in Turkey:

“Rethinking Economic Sources of Hamidian Legitimacy

An online lecture with Ms. Naz Yücel, PhD candidate in history at the George Washington University.

Ms. Yücel will discuss the regime of the late Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II (r. 1876 – 1909). She will focus on the financial underpinnings that enabled the regime’s sustenance for over three decades, with a focus on the Sultan’s Privy Purse and the property and concessions Sultan Abdulhamid II acquired in the course of his rule.

Cosponsored with the Istanbul Friends of ARIT.

Thursday February 10, 2022, 11 AM (7 PM Istanbul (UTC+3))

Join the lecture here.

ARCE February 2022 Lecture

“From Survey to History: The Region of Wadi el-Hudi through the Eras” with Professor Kate Liszka

From the American Research Center in Egypt:

This talk will discuss the unpublished history of the Wadi el-Hudi region based on the recent work, adding new information about the Paleolithic Period, the Predynastic Period, the Middle Kingdom, the New Kingdom, the Persian Period, the Late Ptolemaic and Early Roman Periods, the Late Roman Period, the Islamic Period, and modern activities. It will talk about the role of this region for mining, for pastoral nomads, and as a caravan route. The region of Wadi el-Hudi was integral to the history of the Eastern Desert throughout the eras, both for pharaohs’ jewelry and so much more.

*Members only*

February 27, 2022


Register here