Field Work Opportunity: Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard is seeking a student for a paid internship.  You will work on the park’s Public Archaeology program, assisting staff archaeologists in working with the public to excavate an 17th-century site on the park grounds. The fieldwork portion of this program will be held on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays in May/early June. After completion of the fieldwork, the intern will wash, label, and catalog artifacts excavated during the field session, and do data entry for the project.  Some additional archaeological fieldwork might also take place. 

This internship will give you valuable archaeological field and lab skills that could be applied to your future education or a career in museums or archaeology.  The internship pays $15/hour for 400 hours of work.  It will run through the late spring and early fall of 2023, but the weekly schedule can be flexible once the May/early June fieldwork has been completed.  If you want class credit for the internship, we will work with you and the College/University to try to make that happen.

If you are interested in the MAC Lab internship, send your resume to Scott Strickland at [email protected] or call 410-586-8554 for more information.  Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2023.

Disabled Archaeologists Network: Finding a Field School and Arranging Accommodations

Join the Disabled Archaeologists Network for their Professional Development Seminar Series: “Finding A Field School and Arranging Accommodations.”

The Professional Development Seminar Series is a series of panel discussions about different elements of archaeology careers, with a disability-specific spin. They hope that hearing about the experiences and perspectives of disabled archaeologists helps the next generation succeed in their careers, and helps all of us build a more equitable and accessible discipline.

Date: February 15, 2023

Time: 11:30am–12:30pm PCT /2:30–3:30pm EST /7:30–8:30pm GMT

Panelists: Dr. Katrina Eichner, Dr. Alex Fitzpatrick, and Mason Shrader

Moderator: Dr. Laura Heath-Stout

Register now here!

Choices Program Curriculum Series and NEH Summer Institute

The Choices Program offers all 40 of our history and current issues curriculum units as individual units or in one of five series: U.S. History, World History, Current Issues, Geography, and the Complete Series. Check them out to see which ones are the best fit for your classroom.

Order a series and save 10 percent off the regular price of individual units. (This is our usual series pricing, not a special promotion.) Curriculum is available in print and in our web-based Digital Editions. Choices staff members are ready and willing to assist you with any purchasing decisions or questions via phone call (401-863-3155) or email ([email protected]).

We are accepting applications through March 3 for our weeklong NEH Institute taking place July 10-14, 2023, at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. American Soldiers in American Wars: History and Memory will provide a hands-on experience and introduce a rich and engaging model for teaching about World War II, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Teachers participating in this professional development program will also learn how to apply this unique teaching model to all U.S. military conflicts.

Twenty-five applicants will be selected for the Institute. Full-time or part-time educators who teach in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools or as homeschooling educators may apply. A stipend of $1,300 meant to cover some of or all travel, meals, and housing costs will be provided following full participation in the Institute.

Apply here.

We the Museum Podcast

We the Museum is a new podcast for museum workers who want to form a more perfect institution. Hosted by the field’s go-to podcast person, Hannah Hethmon, We the Museum episodes feature in-depth conversations with museum workers in the US and beyond. Explore ideas, programs, and exhibitions that inform and inspire. We the Museum is a space where we can all slow down and take a moment away from the day-to-day work to learn, grow, and expand our toolkit.

Upcoming Episodes

Episode 1: Dr. Doretha Williams, Smith Center Director at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, on their community curation and digitization programs.

Episode 2: Adam Rizzo, President of Local 397 (Philadelphia Museum of Art Union) on the long journey of organizing and unionizing at the PMA.

Episode 3: Jared Jones shares how he started a TikTok account for the Sacramento History Museum and ended up with over 2.4 million followers, making them one of the most followed museums in the world on the platform.

Episode 4: Amber Mitchell, Director of Education at Whitney Plantation, on two new audio initiatives, a comprehensive audio tour of the site and a public history podcast.

ARIT Program in Turkish Language

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to invite applications to the summer program in Turkish, Istanbul 2023. ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Languagein Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2023.  Participants must have completed 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 is February 10, 2023, 5 pm.

For additional information please see the ARIT webpage at