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CFP: Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology

April 16th to 18th, 2016
National University of Ireland, Galway

The Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology will be held at the National University of Ireland, Galway in April 2016, as a successor to the previous meetings held in Lancaster (1977), Sheffield (1980), Cambridge (1984), London (1990), Oxford (1992), and Groningen (2003). The conference will focus on the archaeology of Italy and its islands from prehistory through to the modern period. We hope to provide a forum for debate, as well as the presentation of fresh theoretical and methodological approaches to Italian archaeology. The primary theme of the conference will be the archaeology of death, but we have also panels that consider recent developments in Italian archaeology. In addition a poster session will provide the opportunity for excavators to present site reports and other topics of interest.

The Archaeology of Death
Contributors are invited to present papers of 20 minutes in duration on the archaeology of death that introduces new data and/or novel theoretical approaches. Suggested themes through which contributors might explore the question of funerary archaeology include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Landscapes of death
  • The Experience of Death
  • Personhood
  • Marginalised burials
  • Osteoarchaeological approaches
  • Ritual

Titles of contributions and declaration of interest are open now; to make a submission please navigate to the conference website:

  • Paper and poster abstracts due: 31st January 2016

For further information please contact either Eóin O’Donoghue or Edward Herring.

ARIT Fellowships in Turkish Language, Summer2016

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul
Summer 2016


The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. The awards include air fare, tuition, and maintenance stipend. The application deadline is February 5, 2016.
Application form and procedures accessible at the ARIT website:

Fieldwork Opportunity: Sa Cudia Cremada Field School

Mediterranean Archaeology in Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) 2016 Campaign

Dig in a prehistoric sanctuary in the Mediterranean while learning proper excavation techniques and much more!
Session #1: May 30-June 17
Session #2: July 4-22
Session #3: August 1-19
Session #4: August 29- September 16

3-week course in a Protohistoric archaeological site in a unique Mediterranean island
You will learn about: Fieldwork methods, Lab work, Indigenous, Punic and Roman Archaeology
You will explore: Mediterranean Nature, Culture, History, Geology and Traditions

The main a2im of fieldwork is that of approaching the talaiotic culture to students through different tasks related to an archaeological excavation. Fieldwork will be combined with lab work, lectures, workshops as well as excursions to discover the natural environment of an island which was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1993. During the course free days will be available to students so they can explore and enjoy the traditional horse festivals, whose origins date back to the medieval period, which take place in several towns in Menorca during summertime.


The Field School
For 2016 Sa Cudia Cremada Field School offers archaeological courses for students interested in gaining first- hand experience on fieldwork and laboratory tasks. We welcome university students, professionals as well as everybody who is interested in Archaeology and Mediterranean Protohistory (Iron Age). Thus, previous experience on the subject in not required. 2016 courses will take place in several sessions with a length of 3 weeks each. During the course, students will dig in the settlement’s sanctuary during the first half of the day, whereas the second part will be devoted to lectures, laboratory tasks and workshops.

Fees and Contact Information
3-week course: 1,200 Euro, including: fees, materials, pick-up service upon arrival to Menorca’s airport, accommodation, daily transportation to the site/ the accommodation, accident insurance, snack during school time (sandwich, juice, fruits), lectures with specialists on Biological Antrhopology, Zooarchaeology, Restoration, etc., workshops on Archaeological documentation and Photogrammetry, and weekly excursions (entrance to museums and archaeological sites including on the price).

-Transportation to/from Menorca and meals outside school time are not included.

For further information and signing up for the course, please contact:

Skype: sacudiafieldschool
You can also find us via facebook and twitter:
https:/ / cudiacremada
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American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Fellowships in Egypt 2016-2017

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce its annual fellowship program for predoctoral, postdoctoral and senior scholars conducting research in Egypt. We hope you will take a moment to share this poster with relevant students and faculty members at your university or college. The deadline for application submissions is January 15, 2016.

For information about the CAORC Multicountry and Mellon Grants click the link below.


Fellowship Opportunity for Research in the Mediterranean Region

ARCE is pleased to announce its participation in the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program and Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program. Applicants may propose a research project to one or multiple Mediterranean region countries, as long as at least one of the countries hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Details for both of these opportunities for predoctoral, early postdoctoral, and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D., can be found at the following link.


Funding for this program is generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

CFP: The 5th Biennial Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference

The 5th Biennial Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference
Forging Faith(s) in Global Borderlands
University of California, Santa Barbara
March 11-13, 2016

The Borderlands Research Focus Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites graduate scholars from all disciplines to submit abstracts for papers addressing the theme of Forging Faith(s) in Global Borderlands.

Please send a 300-word abstract to by December 20, 2015 **deadline extended to January 8, 2016 ** to be considered. Please see the attached call for paper for more information. Further questions can be directed to

Thank you,

Organizing Committee Members
UCSB Borderlands Conference 2016
“Forging Faith(s) in Global Borderlands”


2016 – UCSB Borderlands CfP