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CFP: The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University

The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University
Context and Meaning XVIII: Pay Attention

We are pleased to announce the 18th annual Context & Meaning Graduate Student Conference, taking place at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, from Friday, February 1stto Saturday, February 2nd 2019. We are seeking papers that address this year’s theme, “Pay Attention.” The conference will provide an inclusive and broadly defined forum that facilitates academic discussion while encompassing an abundant range of topics. We would like to encourage discussions about how sensory devices and selectivity are used to stimulate interest across different times, cultures, and mediums within Visual Culture Studies.

Some potential themes and ideas to consider may include:

  • Technical examination and discoveries in art history
  • How patronage governs taste and viewer interpretation
  • Innovation, ideological bias, and material history in conservation
  • Representation/underrepresentation in museum practices
  • How artists draw attention to cultural and political issues such as gender, sexuality, and marginalization
  • Controversy and provocative subject matter in different artistic practices

We encourage applications from graduate students working in Art History, Art Conservation, Studio Art, Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies and students from various Humanities fields whose research responds to this year’s theme. This conference is open to both historical and contemporary topics. Submissions are welcome from current graduate students, as well as those who have completed their graduate studies within the last year. We seek to assemble a diverse group of scholars in order to foster interdisciplinary discussions. Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes to deliver their papers, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

If you are interested in speaking, or performing at Context and Meaning XVIII, please email an abstract of no more than 300 words with the title of your paper, along with a separate document that includes a 250-word bio, to gvca@queensu.ca. Please ensure that your name and the title of your paper are included in your letter of introduction and on your abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract will be: Friday, November 16th 2018.Thank you to all who apply!

Graduate Student Conference Committee
Shannon Welsh, Amelia Glancy, Abby Berry, Hannah Darvin
gvca@queensu.ca

Graduate Visual Culture Association
Department of Art, Ontario Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

CFP: Lithic Studies Society Conference 2018

Lithic Studies Society Conference 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS

Stone Circles: Collaboration, Collection and Community Archaeology in Lithic Studies

Sunday 2nd of December 2018 Oxford Centre for Continuing Education

Collected from the beach, dragged up from a muddy field, or clawed out from the quarry face, lithic assemblages recovered by antiquarian collectors played a formative role in lithic studies. The subsequent rise of academic research and commercial archaeology has somewhat overshadowed the work of these amateurs. Nonetheless, dedicated individuals still spend their free time combing beaches, fields and quarries in search of evidence of ancient activity, while community groups gather on weekends to conduct surveys and excavations. What amateur collectors, community groups, commercial archaeologists, student and academic researchers share is a passion for exploring the past and extending the boundaries of our knowledge. As we head into a time where the future of funding for archaeological research is uncertain, we ask what role do amateur collectors and community archaeologists have to play in lithic studies and how can collaboration with professional archaeologists advance our understanding of the human past.

The Lithic Studies Society invites abstracts of 200 words for 20-minute presentations on research related to any aspect relating to the role of local collectors, communities and outreach in lithic studies. Please send abstracts to r.davis@qmul.ac.uk by Wednesday 10th of October.

Key themes include:

  1. Collaboration between amateur collectors, community groups, commercial archaeologists, and academic researchers.
  2. Best practice for the collection, curation and reporting of assemblages by amateurs and community organisations.
  3. Increasing wider participation and accessibility through digital technologies.

To reflect the Lithic Study Society’s membership we actively encourage submissions from amateur, student, commercial and academic researchers.

We hope that these themes will provide an interesting day, spark discussion and lead to lasting collaborations between amateur collectors, community groups, commercial archaeologists.

CFP: Chronika Volume 9

CHRONIKA
Volume 9, Spring 2019

Chronika is an interdisciplinary, open access journal for graduate students studying the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world. Chronika, like its parent organization the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (www.iema.buffalo.edu), encourages interdisciplinary dialogues and innovative approaches to the study of the past.

Call for Submissions
Chronika welcomes submissions from graduate students that address topics relevant to European and Mediterranean archaeology. Articles must be 3,000 to 4,000 words in length, should detail research at or above the Masters level, and may include up to ten images. To have your article considered for this year’s publication, please submit a 100 to 200 word abstract to
chronika@buffalo.edu by Friday, October 19, 2018.
You will be notified if your article is selected by October 26. The publication schedule will proceed as follows:
December 7 – First draft of full article is due.
December 28 – Article is returned to author with comments.
February 8 – Revised article is due.
April 5 – Chronika launches in print and online.
A hard copy is mailed to each author shortly after this time.

Thank you for your interest in Chronika, and we look forward to receiving your submission. Please direct any inquiries to chronika@buffalo.edu.

Heather Rosch
Editor in Chief

Please visit Chronika on the web at www.chronikajournal.com

CFP: Terracotta lamps in Anatolia symposium in Izmir, Turkey in May 2019

 The Izmir Center of the Archaeology of Western Anatolia (EKVAM) is organizing a new international symposium entitled “Terracotta lamps in Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia: Production, use, typology and distribution. An international symposium” that will take place on May 16-17, 2019 at the Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) in Izmir, Turkey. The first circular of this symposium as well as its poster are attached. We warmly invite contributions by scholars and graduate students from a variety of disciplines of ancient studies related to this instrument. The symposium is free of charge. A post-symposium excursion is planned on May 18-19 to Samos, Greece through Kusadasi. We would be delighted, if you could consider contributing to our symposium and contact us with the required information below before January 1, 2019. Our e-mail addresses are: gulserenkan@hotmail.com or terracottas@deu.edu.tr

Terracotta Lamps Poster

Terracotta Lamps First Circular

CFP: Young Investigator Symposium and Fellowship with MHAAM

SEEKING STUDENTS INTERESTED IN GRADUATE STUDY IN THE SCIENCE OF THE HUMAN PAST:  AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND IN JENA, GERMANY 

The Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM), a collaboration between The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP) and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany (MPISHH), announces an opportunity for recent and graduating seniors and Master’s students to participate in a Young Investigator Symposium scheduled at Harvard University on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.  Students will have an opportunity to present cross-disciplinary research which utilizes modern scientific tools and knowledge to illuminate the history of humanity, and to network with other students and faculty members similarly engaged.  An interest in the Ancient Mediterranean is desirable but not indispensable.

For students coming from outside the Boston/Cambridge area for the November 2nd Symposium, a limited number of awards of up to $500 to defray lodging and travel costs are available.  Students interested in applying for the Symposium should arrange to send a letter of application, along with an abstract of research to be presented, a CV, an academic transcript, and a letter of recommendation, to be submitted by October 18th at the latest to sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu

MHAAM is also offering a new PhD Fellowship opportunity for the 2019-2020 academic year and beyond.  This 5-year fully-funded PhD fellowship for study and research on the science of the human past is an opportunity for interdisciplinary study at Harvard and in Jena, Germany.  An interest in the Ancient Mediterranean and in ancient DNA is useful but not required. PhD degrees will be awarded through Harvard University, notably in the following departments:

  • The Archaeology Program within the Anthropology Department (Deadline: December 15, 2018)
  • History (Deadline: December 15, 2018)
  • Human Evolutionary Biology (Deadline: December 1, 2018)
  • Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (Deadline: December 1, 2018)
  • Additional Departments Forthcoming

Candidates for the Fellowship will apply for admission to one of these Harvard University PhD Programs to be considered eligible for this full funding opportunity through the Max Planck-Harvard collaboration.  Applicants must specify their interest in the MHAAM Fellowship Program within the application, and must additionally send a copy of the application to sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu, or via mail to:

Lisa Ransom Lubarr
Harvard University
Robinson Hall M-03
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA  02138

Further information on MHAAM (including highlights on current fellowship recipients, and interdisciplinary research) can be found at: archaeoscience.org, and inquiries can be sent to: sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu