Fieldwork Opportunity: BATULYA ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL

Archaeological field school in Bulgaria 2020

The archaeological excavations will be carried out at Batulya fortress – a Byzantine stronghold, situated in Stara planina (Old Mountain). This is relatively new archaeological site – the archaeological excavations here started in 2017. The fortress is registered for the first time in 80s but never has been studied. Nowadays on the terrain can be seen the remains of old fortification wall as well as some of the buildings inside of the stronghold. The protective walls have thickness of 1,5 meters and are preserved along about 100 meters at the Northern part of the fortification. The dimensions of the fortified area are about 1500 sq.m. The walls fence an area with rectangular layout. At the Eastern part on the terrain are traced ruins of square tower.

Session 1: June 23 – July 11, 2020
Session 2: July 12 – July 25, 2020

To join us you should simply fill in our Application form. In the time of applying we required 30% of the participation fee to be paid in advance. This amount is not refundable! Your place is considered reserved only after the payment of the fee.

After receiving of your application we will proceed your documents and will contact you within three days with further instructions. The rest of the fee is payable 4 weeks before beginning of the field school. This amount is fully reimbursable but in case of cancellation you should inform us not later than one week prior beginning of the digs. After this deadline the amount is not refundable!

Any additional questions concerning application procedure and field school you can send to heritage.svoge@gmail.com

Find more information at: http://heritage.svoge.bg/en_excavations.html

Fieldwork Opportunity: Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

The Blackfriary Archaeology Field School has been providing training and internships to third level students globally (see www.bafs.ie) since 2010.  The BAFS archaeological investigations are part of the award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland.  The archaeology comprises the buried remains of the C13th AD/CE Dominican Friary and associated graveyard and is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, forensics – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general.  The program will include students of all ages and nationalities working and living in a community context, so students are actively engaged with a public archaeology project and integrate with the local community. We hope to be able to offer 10 ECTS credits for these courses and can confirm this with you in the New Year.

Our main field season typically take place from May to August, and includes four and five week courses (BAFS Summer courses) as well as internship opportunities (BAFS Internships) for those with the requisite experience. Our five-week course includes a significant bioarchaeology component taught by Dr. Rachel Scott of DePaul University, Chicago, as well as general excavation techniques.  We also host faculty led courses for a range of academic partners and have significant experience in providing services to students and faculty, ensuring an excellent educational and culturally rich study abroad experience.

Visit our website for more information: http://bafs.ie/

CFP: ARCE 2020 Annual Meeting

Apply to Present at ARCE’s 2020 Annual Meeting!   ARCE members can apply now to present a paper or poster at our Annual Meeting, which will take place from April 3-5, 2020, in Toronto, Canada. Send us your submission today!

ARCE’s Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of scholars who present on Egyptian history and heritage, recent fieldwork, technological advances, and much more.    Submissions must be received through ARCE’s All Academic site by January 7, 2020. Review our submission guidelines and complete your entryhere. Submissions can only be accepted from ARCE members in good standing. Please join or renew online or contact us by email.   More information on the 2020 Annual Meeting will be posted on the ARCE website as it becomes available.  

We look forward to receiving your abstract!

CFP: Natura Graduate Conference in Science & Epistemology, “Virtual Ecologies”

Virtual Ecologies
Natura’s 9th Annual Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
March 6, 2020

Keynote Address:
Lisa Swanstrom (Associate Professor of English, University of Utah)

Call for Papers
Hosted by Natura, a Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2020 Natura Graduate Conference seeks papers on the topic of virtual ecologies: dreamed, immaterial, digital, imagined, or potential networks of relationships and ruptures between humans, nonhumans, and their environments. 

Digital ecosystems, imagined worlds, abstractions of thought — the virtual pervades the contemporary moment but also possesses a long history, the shadow of the actual or real. The conference seeks to examine the entwined relationships and surprising fractures that develop in the realm of the virtual, broadly construed. How does the virtual interact with the material, the embodied, and the immediate? How does the oikos of ecology — the home, the household, the place to live — transform when it becomes virtual? How do virtualities of the past impinge upon the present, and the present cast a virtual shadow onto the past? Are our ways of knowing intrinsically tied to virtuality, or does knowledge find its home in the material or real? How do power structures, abstractions, forms, and concepts intersect with lived experience and material conditions of existence?

Potential topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Material and mediality
  • Games as lived experience
  • Environmental advocacy in a digital space
  • Virtual literary world
  • “Nature” as problem space
  • Algorithmic embodiment
  • Histories of virtuality and virtuality in history
  • Distributed agency
  • Mapping, surveillance, and practices of seeing
  • Immaterial spatiotemporal architecture and design
  • Impossible soundscapes
  • Digital pollution
  • Virtual repercussions of real-world behavior and real-world consequences to virtual speech

The conference will take place on Friday, March 6th, 2020. Natura invites 250-word abstracts for 20-minute talks on any topic examining the role of virtual ecologies in the sciences and humanities. This event is open to graduate students and scholars working in any area of the arts, humanities, or sciences. Interested faculty or post-doctoral researchers are welcome to contact us about potential roles as panel moderators or discussants. Send proposals or requests for more information to rutgersnatura@gmail.com; proposals should be sent by December 15. Please visit our website at https://virtualecologies.wordpress.com/.

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Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group is a graduate student working group within Rutgers University that serves as a forum to foster critical interdisciplinary conversations about the history, cultures, places, and theories of science, epistemology, and knowledge production. We are generously sponsored by the Rutgers British Studies Center, the School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, and the Graduate Student Association.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Institute for Field Research 2020 Projects

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2020 Field Schools are now open!

Disciplines including archaeology, heritage conservation, environmental studies …and many more!
Head to our website to find the field school for you: Find a Field School

Where in the world are the 2020 field schools?

Apply to these winter field schools before enrollment closes:
Ireland: Experimental Archaeology
Vietnam: Hue Urban Design & Environmental Studies
Ireland: Ferrycarrig Anglo-Norman Archaeology

Don’t forget to apply to our scholarships, open December 1st!

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