CFP: Historical Archaeologies of the African Diaspora in the Americas

Historical Archaeologies of the African Diaspora in the Americas: Junior Scholars Symposium 

Boston University 
Spring 2021 – Call for Papers

The Program in ArchaeologyProgram in African American Studies, and Department of Anthropology at Boston University invite junior scholar proposals for research presentations and a panel discussion on the topic of Historical Archaeologies of the African Diaspora in the Americas.  

Presentations will be part of one of two, two-hour junior scholar symposium showcasing the work of doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and assistant professors from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the academy, which include people who are of Black/African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latinx, and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent.

These two panels will bring together emerging scholars and senior scholar discussants to discuss the experiences and priorities of historical archaeologists studying the African Diaspora throughout the Americas, as well as successes and complexities of engaging with diverse stakeholders in community-facing archaeological research. Due to the current pandemic, both panels will be conducted virtually will and be open to the public in a webinar-style format. A modest honorarium for all participants is offered by Boston University. At each panel, junior scholars will present their research as a conference-style talk of 15-20 minutes, followed by a keynote presentation from a senior scholar and a panel discussion led by that scholar and members of Boston University’s Archaeology Program, African American Studies Program, and Department of Anthropology.

The panels will be scheduled according to the availability of participants, with one to take place in early March and one in late April.

What to Submit: 

  • An abstract of 200-300 words describing your proposed research presentation.
  • A cover letter that summarizes your professional interests and goals; indicates progress toward completion of the dissertation (for doctoral students); and discusses one’s contribution to making the academy a more inclusive environment.
  • Current CV

Where and When to Submit: 

Materials should be sent as a PDF to Maria Sousa, Archaeology Program Administrator ( by February 5, 2021. Participants will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2020. 

Questions may be addressed to John Marston, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Archaeology Program ( 

CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology

Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology
05/2021 – Thematic issue: “Carriages”

Carriages were very important tools in antiquity. They were used in everyday life for transportation. There were certainly very important in war at least in certain periods. Deities and heroes were imagined to use carriages, sometimes fantastic ones flying in the sky, being driven by winged horses. These instruments became important also in the Panhellenic games. They are sometimes found in exceptionally lavish tombs. Unfortunately there is no comprehensive book which describes them in detail, which focuses on the animals used for traction, which gives a rich set of examples of representations of carriages in the visual evidence and finally which specifies the architectural context of their uses. Thus there is need of a new book on the issue. This volume hopefully would fill this gap in the existing bibliography.


Fellowships – ARIT Turkish Language study

American Research Institute in Turkey Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language Study

1 July – 10 August, 2021
Application deadline is March 15, 2021

Program Announcement |
Program Application Form

THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:  For summer 2021, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for advanced participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul. The program offers on-line instruction for summer 2021. 

Due to the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, full details about funding and program plans for the Summer of 2021 are not yet available.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this changing context.

PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities.

COURSE OF STUDY: Participation in the program includes 80 hours of instruction during the summer. Courses supported by the ARIT fellowship are offered at the advanced level.  Class size is limited to ten students.  Classes are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, online exercises, and open conversations with teaching assistants.  Weekly lectures are given on various aspects of the Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others by scholars specialized in their fields on Thursdays. Weekly Turkish film sessions are scheduled for Mondays.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

APPLICATION PROCEDUREComplete the application on-line. Please have transcripts and letters submitted electronically to aritfellowship at The application deadline is March 15, 2021. Please pay the application fee via the link below.

The application includes:

  1. Application form including your statement of purpose
  2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
  3. Official transcript
  4. Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and Georgetown University.

More information and links for application and payment can be found at:

Call for Papers: CHRONIKA volume 11

CHRONIKA Volume 11, Spring 2021
*New abstract deadline is Monday, November 6, 2020*

Chronika is an interdisciplinary, open access journal for graduate students studying the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean and European world. Chronika, like its parent organization the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (, 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 by Monday, November 6, 2020. You will be notified if your article is selected by October 31. The publication schedule will proceed as follows:

December 6: First draft of full article is due.
December 27: Article is returned to author with comments.
February 7: Revised article is due.
Early April: The new volume of Chronika launches.

Thank you for your interest in Chronika, we look forward to receiving your submission. Please direct any inquiries to

Mélanie Lacan
Editor in Chief

Please visit Chronika on the web at

Fieldwork Opportunity: Blackfriary Archaeology Field School – Summer 2021

The Blackfriary Archaeological Field School (BAFS) been providing archaeological training and internships to university students (see since 2010. While at a time of pandemic and uncertainty it is difficult for staff and students to plan ahead for study abroad experiences, BAFS would like to assure you that our field school activities are fully compliant with health and safety in light of Covid 19 and it helps greatly that our activities are predominantly outdoors.

The Blackfriary Archaeology Field School is part of the award-winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland. Focusing on the buried remains of the 13th century AD/CE Dominican friary and associated graveyard, the field school is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, and forensics – and for students looking for a unique study abroad experience. As participants in a public archaeology project, students are actively engaged with our outreach activities on site. They are also housed with families in Trim, allowing them to integrate with the local community.

We are offering two courses in summer 2021 (BAFS Summer courses), as well as internship opportunities (BAFS Internships). The four-week course, 2 sessions from 4 – 28 May and 1 – 25 June, provides training in excavation and post-excavation methods. The five-week course, from 30 June to 30 July 2021, includes a significant bioarchaeology component taught by Dr. Rachel Scott of DePaul University, Chicago, as well as general excavation techniques. We hope to be able to grant 10 ECTS credits (generally equivalent to 5 American semester credits) for these courses and can confirm this with you soon. For students with previous field and/or lab experience, we offer internships for a minimum of six weeks in the areas of excavation, post-excavation, and community outreach. You can find more information on our brochure (BAFS Flyer), through the links to our social media pages below, or on our website at

News and announcements from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology at Brown University