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Further Opportunities

Find here a list of the most recent call for papers, posters, grant applications and field schools in the field of heritage management.

Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home 

Deadline: October 14.

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Languages: Spanish and English


The early colonization of the Americas represented the layering of cultures and new inscriptions of place. Today we see conceptions of the stability of ‘old world’ that have been challenged by centuries of two-way flows of people and objects, each engendering new meanings, allowing for new interpretations of landscape, the production of identities and generating millions of stories. The emergence of the ‘new world’ in opposition to the old – in real, imaginary and symbolic terms  – problematizes sense of place and induces consideration of a ‘placelessness’ as a location for ideas of home, memory and belonging. This conference looks at the actors and processes that produce and reconfigure the old world in the new, and the new world in the old across the Atlantic – north and south – through constructions of heritage in material and immaterial form. Its focus is upon the widely conceived Trans-Atlantic but we also welcome contributions that focus on the heritages of migration from around the world.

Held at the National Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentina – a country that itself has seen mass immigration – this conference asks:

  • What objects and practices do migrants value and carry with them in their movements between old and new worlds?
  • How do people negotiate and renegotiate their “being in the world” in the framework of migration?
  • How is memory enacted through material culture and heritage into new active domains?
  • What stories are told and how are they transmitted within and between migrant communities  and generations?
  • How is the concept ofhomemade meaningful in a mobile world?
  • Where do performances of identity “take place” so as to generate new landscapes of collective memory?
  • How do the meanings of place and placelessness change over generations from an initial migration?

The conference is designed encourage provocative dialogue across the fullest range of disciplines Thus we welcome papers from academic colleagues in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, business, communication, ethnology, heritage studies, history, geography, literary studies, media studies, museum studies, popular culture, postcolonial studies, sociology, tourism, and urban studies.

Indicative topics of interest to the conference include:

  • The heritage of trans-Atlantic encounters – ways and means of crossing distances
  • Performing place and new inscriptions of placelessness
  • Migration and urban territories – settlement processes and practices
  • Travelling intangible heritages – the rituals, practices, festivals of home away
  • Diasporic heritage communities
  • Migrating memories
  • Representations of migration/immigration in popular culture

Modernism Made Monumental

UGA Emerging Scholars Symposium - October 21-22, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Haw

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY


Extended Submission Deadline: May 30, 2016


The Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAS) at the University of Georgia, in partnership with the Georgia Museum of Art, invites emerging scholars to submit proposals for papers that contribute to a discussion of modern monuments. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the exhibition Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art September 17–December 11, 2016.


Presenters will receive a $500 honorarium.


Our symposium will expand the scope of the exhibition by addressing the broader implications of symbolically saturated constructions throughout the history of visual and material culture. Conventional notions of modernization emphasize innovation and progress and seem opposed to monumental commemorations of the past. Yet, monuments also mark inaugural events or cataclysmic changes, and the materials and techniques employed in their making are often wholly original—at times, even scandalous. Contradictions between permanence and ephemerality, tradition and ingenuity, and public and personal can be examined in iconic structures that complicate fixed definitions of both modernity and monumentality. 


While we invite contributions that consider the American and European milieu that produced experimental artistic movements beginning in the late nineteenth century, papers that address occurrences of modernist monumentality during earlier time periods or in non-Euro-American locations are equally welcome. Submissions that discuss specific works of art that feature the Brooklyn Bridge or themes that appear in Icon of Modernism are also encouraged. Other relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  •  technological innovation and feats of construction
  •  aspirational architecture and models
  •  restoration and reutilization of historic objects and artifacts
  •  conceptions of audience in design practice
  •  aesthetics of collective memory
  •  world’s fairs and their remnants

Current graduate students and other emerging scholars should submit abstracts (maximum 300 words) and an up-to-date CV to by May 30, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions by June 30, 2016.


Icon of Modernism, the exhibition’s accompanying catalogue, and educational programs are made possible by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Villa Romana di Vacone

Rutgers University Archaeological Field School in Italy  (3 or 6 Credits)


Dates: July 10, 2016—July 24, 2016

Credits: 3, Undergraduate and Graduate


Cost: Approximately $2599 for NJ residents and $2923 for out-of-state residents; see Prof. Farney about our 6 credit options.

Contact Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (lead instructor and project coordinator

Websites: & Facebook: “Villa Romana di Vacone”

Educational Goals and Expectations: This program will introduce students to a variety of archaeological techniques while helping to significantly advance research for our project. The project is entitled, “The Upper Sabina Tiberina Project”; a fuller description of the site, project and staff, and practical information about living in the Sabina, can be found at: We expect to do research on the Republican period of this area (ca. 290 to 30 BCE), but we know of Imperial, late Antique and Medieval cross-over sites. For the summer of 2016, we plan to focus on the Roman Republican villa site at Vacone.

Graduate students will have two options of study in this project. They can participate in the regular field school excavation project (July 10 to July 30) and an intensive course of conservation (July 31 to August 13) for 6 credits, or they can simply participate in the intensive course of restoration and conservation (July 31 to August 13) for 3 credits. For the former option, graduate students will join the undergraduate field school operations while it begins to uncover the site and the expected material that will be found that will need conservation, and then switch to conservation on July 31. Please note that all students engaged in conservation will need to stay at the field school during the weekend of Sat. August 6 and Sun. August 7; during that particular weekend their food and lodging costs are included in the costs of the field school.

The regular field school excavation project will focus on learning and executing traditional archaeological excavation and recovery techniques: excavation; geophysical survey; and some preliminary historical preservation of materials. Students will learn these techniques by doing them under the supervision of faculty and staff, and by a series of lectures and workshops scattered throughout the program.

The intensive course of restoration and conservation will build on previous operations and interventions at the site of Vacone conducted by the Italian Archaeological Service. These previous interventions can be characterized as “rescue” restorations to preserve the standing architectural remains (namely, two criptoporitici), during the course of which mosaics were discovered and some of these conserved and removed. It is evident from these operations of this restoration and from remains visible on the site today that mosaics remain to be found that will need to be restored (in situ), and traces of painted wall plaster and a variety of small finds (mostly pottery fragments) have been discovered that will require some form of conservation treatment. The work of this course will focus on cleaning and stablizing these remains.

Weekly Discussion: In addition to regular field-work and lab-work, we will have regular discussion of assigned readings. The lectures will be on topics of historical interest and relevance to our site and the project, and on topics relating to the science of archaeology. Some of these discussions will take place with the undergraduate students, who will be assigned the same readings; the others will be a more in depth discussion with just graduate students and staff.

Archaeological Institute of America

April 1, 2016

 Amount: $2,000 - $4,750

Purpose: A scholarship established in honor of AIA Past President Elizabeth Bartman to assist graduate students or those who have recently completed a master’s degree with the expenses associated with participating in a museum internship either in the United States or abroad.

The internship fund is intended to help graduate students, or those who have recently completed a master’s degree, in Archaeology or a related field (e.g., Anthropology, Art History, Classics, History, etc.) meet expenses associated with undertaking a museum internship (minimum duration a summer or semester). Specific projects will vary and might include the following: collection cataloguing, provenance or archival research, exhibition preparation, the writing of labels and/or didactic panels, assisting with websites and presentations in other media, such as audio guides and exhibition videos, and participating more broadly in museum activities, working with conservators, art handlers, designers, and other museum professionals. 

The committee will consider academic achievement, past experience (or lack thereof), and financial need in its deliberations.

AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.

Requirements:  Applicants must be members of the AIA at the time of application; the recipient should remain a member until the end of the internship period. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program in Archaeology or a related field or have recently completed a master’s degree in Archaeology or a related field. Please note that all application materials (including references and transcripts, and the online application form) must be received at the AIA by the April 1 deadline.  Awards are contingent on confirmation of acceptance by a host institution. At the conclusion of the internship tenure, the recipient is required to submit a report on the use of the award to the Chairs of the AIA Fellowships Committee and Museums and Exhibitions Committee.  Within two years of tenure of the internship, the recipient is also expected to submit an abstract to the Program Committee, in order be considered for participation in the AIA Annual Meeting. 

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