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CFP: Graduate Archaeology Oxford (GAO) International Conference 2021

The Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) International Conference 2021 provides graduate students and early career researchers with the opportunity to share their work and ideas related to this year’s theme “Interaction in Archaeology” within the wider archaeology community. The conference will take place online across three days, each dedicated to a different aspect: social interactions, economy and trade, and maritime networks. We welcome papers and posters adopting different methodologies to discuss interactions across different geographical areas and chronological periods.

Submit abstracts of max 300 words by 5th April 2021

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Aiming at publishing the conference proceedings, all of the papers submitted are going to be reviewed and selected by the organisers. Prior to publications, papers are going to be subjected to peer-review.

CFP: Ancient Makerspaces 2022

Ancient MakerSpaces showcases digital approaches to the study of the ancient world. Since 2017, Ancient MakerSpaces has served as a venue at the AIA-SCS Annual Meeting for scholars, librarians, and students to share their ongoing digital scholarship and pedagogical work, as well as a space for hands-on, peer-based learning about digital resources and computational methods.

We welcome work from individuals at any stage of their career, academic or otherwise, who are interesting in sharing their efforts to study and teach about the ancient world in a digital way. We are especially interested in proposals showcasing in-progress or “put to pasture” projects!

The 2022 Call for Proposals is available here:

Fieldwork: Sanisera Field School 2021

We thank all of those who commented on the “Thinking in you” form that was sent out by mid-February through out Newsletter. It has helped us learn about your thoughts on a possible reopening of The Sanisera Archaeology Field School in 2021.

We continue being aware and prudent about this pandemic that affects us all. But we don’t keep our arms down. We want to dig. A year has passed, but we retain our dreams.

We want to challenge COVID-19 and we are going to start promoting our projects that will start in May 2021. We will do it slowly, and progressively if conditions improve, waiting to see how this pandemic evolves.

At the moment we have opened the registration for the course Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera. During the excavation you will find archaeological remains from the classical period including Roman pottery, amphorae, glass, etc. that you will learn how to identify in the laboratory.

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CFP: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Apply now for the Johns Hopkins University’s second annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. The symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success, with 359 participants and more than 10,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live on April 24th and 25th, 2021, and our application portal is now open

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), we will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty and editors from Johns Hopkins University Press. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend. Attendees will also have the opportunity to work with our student editors to revise their presentation into a journal-length presentation for our journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal.

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The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is accepting abstracts for our 3-day conference titled “Exalted Spirits: The Veneration of the Dead in Egypt through the Ages” in collaboration with The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA).

The conference will feature academic papers as well as panel discussions focusing on current practices related to the veneration of the dead and their origins, which may be traced back to ancient Egypt, and is aimed at both academic and non-academic participants. 

We are inviting you to submit abstracts that fall under one of these topics; the definition of ancestor veneration, the different types of individuals who were the focus of cults of the dead ranging from kings, deceased family members, prominent individuals with saintly powers in society or more informally in local society and the rituals, ceremonies and festivals that are associated with venerated deceased figures. Submit your abstracts here.

Conference dates: November 10-12, 2021
Venue: Ewart Hall, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Abstract deadline: April 19, 2021
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