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2015 HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship
Sponsored by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) for a 12-Week HABS Summer Research Project
The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history (or a related field) to work on a 12-week HABS project during the summer of 2015. The Fellow will prepare a written hisotry to become part of the permanent HABS collection focusing on either a specific building/site, or a broader architectural history topic that will inform future HABS documentation. The Fellow will be stationed in the field working in conjunction with a HABS measured drawings team, or in the HABS Washington, D.C. office. The Fellow will be selected by a jury of two SAH members and one HABS representative.
The 2015 Sally Kress Tompkins/HABS Award includes a $10,00 stipend. The winner will be announced during the Society's 68th Annual Meeting held in April in Chicago, Illinois, and afterward in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Newsletter of the Society.
For detailed information and to download application forms, visit: http://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/tompkins.htm.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 31, 2014.
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Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship
The U.S. National Commission is currently accepting applications for the Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to help fund a proposal designed by a student to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
The fellowship is open to US citizens (ages 18-25) enrolled in a college or university who express an interest in international collaboration but have not had many opportunities to travel abroad. The application deadline is Monday, September 22, 2014.
Read more about the Fellowship & recipients: http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs
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Location: Barcelona - Sant Llorenç de Montgai (Spain)
Dates: June 6 - July 10
Duration: 5 weeks
Periods: Middle Paleolithic (Neanderthals)
This program is divided into two parts. In the first one the participants will carry out archaeological work -fieldwork, laboratory and theory- in the Neanderthal archaeological site of La Roca dels Bous, in Sant Llorenç de Montgai (Spain), which forms part of the European Project POCTEFA. Here, we will be in contact with and learn to use the most advanced technologies in the world of archeology with professors from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. We will also visit the Archaeological Park where we can find real-size replicas of the huts and their interiors of our ancestors and see how their quotidian life was.
The second part will take place in the city of Barcelona, where we will carry out cultural and archaeological tours through the most important sites of the city. Tours will be given by guides holding a degree in History that speak English, Spanish and Catalan. We will discover Barcino, the ancient Roman city located just in the center of the current city of Barcelona. As we explore the city, there will be opportunities to visit other cultural and historical landmarks, such as the medieval walls, the most important archaeological museums in the city, and sites from the famous modernist architect Gaudí, such as the Park Güell and Sagrada Familia.
The program will be taught in English and Spanish simultaneously.
The first 29 days we will be at the archaeological site of La Roca dels Bous, which is a MiddlePaleolithic site located in Sant Llorenç de Montgai in the Catalan Pyrenees, Spain. We will excavate stratigraphic levels from 50,000 years ago in which we will find the remains left by the last testimonies of southern European Neanderthals.
The goal of this project is to explore and understand the social organization and the critical changes that drove Neanderthals to their disappearance during the Paleolithic. The Catalan Pyrenees are caracterized for having a great variety of archaeological heritage, with archaeological remains from the Middle Paleolithic and Neolithic to the Middle Ages.
This site is part of the European project called POCTEFA, a partnership between the countries of Spain, France and Andorra, seeking to provide highly valuable information on the latest evidence for Neanderthal in this area and the reason for their sudden disappearance.
It is the first archaeological site in Spain that has been turned into a museum exhibition with digital technology. Using an iPad you can take an interactive tour through videos, photos and 3D applications. Furthermore, the exact location of the findings is mapped via laser triangulation to provide an unparalleled experience.
The site utilizes advanced technology, not found in most other excavations. During the last two years the project has developed, exclusively for this site, a worldwide innovative digital system to classify the pieces found. This reduces the labeling time in half and the error rate from 40% to 1%. The novelty also lies in incorporating datamatrix codes that, by collecting information on site with a handheld device, allows you to have control of the artifacts and access to more information available in the network. The methodology used in La Roca dels Bous is starting to be adapted to otherarchaeological investigations across Europe. Participants will learn to use these innovative technologies.
You will participate and learn by joining the research group CEPAP in all phases of anarchaeological excavation, including piece recovery (lithic and bone), cataloging, lab work and restoration. You will also calculate the depth of deposition levels and take the pictures. We will spend the morning working in the field, while in the afternoon we will conduct lab work. There will be a few days during the program where participants will attend seminars given by professors of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona.
The team is Spanish, however everybody speaks English. Moreover you will be guided byanarchaeologist which will guide you in English during the program.
The hostel is located in an incredible natural landscape, where you have the opportunity to have a good time swimming in the lake or doing other recreational activities like kayaking.
This area has a lot to offer to those seeking to learn more about a variety of past cultures. As we said, there are archaeological testimonies since Middle Paleolithic and late Neolithic to the Middle Ages. In addition, during the Middle Ages, this area of Spain was the border between Christian and Muslim kingdoms. There you can still find churches and remains of castles and walls from the different kingdoms of these periods.
The next 6 days we will travel to Barcelona to carry out different cultural tours around the city. The city ofBarcelona has a very ancient history and the city has much to offer. The following entry tickets are included in the program: Park Güell, Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, Centre Cultural el Born, Picasso Museum.
The Archaeological Tours take us through the Roman Barcelona, nowadays under the ground but still visible in places. Medieval Barcelona is also culturally significant, with its narrow streets, distinct buildings, churches and monasteries.
The Monuments and Modernism Tour allows us to see the most important sites of the city, such as The Cathedral of Barcelona or La Sagrada Familia,La Pedrera and the Park Güell of Gaudi, among others.
University students can obtain academic credits for their participation in the programs, click here to know more about how to receive credits.
More information about the program is available here. For application information, follow this link: http://www.archaeobarcelona.com/home/index.php/en/application