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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.

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Graduate Conference - Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group

We are seeking papers for “Native Testimony,” the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group. “Native Testimony” will be held at Princeton University from May 5-6, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

We welcome a broad range of contributions across many disciplines, discussing everything from legal testimony in history and accessing Native voices in autobiography and literature to methods of curation and presentation in museums, libraries and archives. In addition, we’re eager to review proposals that discuss ways to organize and privilege Native voices in conferences and collections centered around Indigenous studies themes.

Examples of subjects that might be addressed relating to the theme of “Native Testimony” include, but are not limited to,

  • the courtroom
  • boundary testimonies and maps
  • collection and representation
  • confessions of faith
  • movements and discussions of the body
  • cultural narratives
  • transmissions of memory and ancestry
  • translation
  • ecocritical perspectives
  • authorizing and authenticating gestures
  • the nature of documentation
  • witnessing through different media
  • truth commissions

Please submit a CV and an abstract of 250-300 words by February 15, 2016 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will notify all applicants by February 22.

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2016 Scholarships are Available

Applications for the IFR 2016 scholarships are now open.  A number of scholarships are available to students attending any IFR field school: (1) Need Based Scholarships – each providing $2,000 towards the cost of an IFR field school; (2) Merit Based Scholarships – each providing $2,500 towards the costs of an IFR field school; (3) The IFR-Balkan Heritage Foundation Scholarships – each providing $1,200 towards the cost of any joint IFR-BHF field school in Bulgaria or Macedonia – there are seven to choose from; (4) The IFR-SAA Historically Underrepresented Group Scholarship (HUGS) – a single $5,000 scholarship to eligible students for any of the IFR field schools; and (5) The Philippines-Ifugao NSF REU Scholarship – provide a selected group of students with funds to fully cover the cost of attending the Ifugao project, airfare, and a generous stipend.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply to multiple IFR scholarships (NSF-REU excluded – students may apply to that program only). 

We strongly encourage students who already attended an archaeological project this – or past summers – to apply to the IFR-SAA Best Paper & Poster Award.  Each award is for $1,000 and will be given to the best paper and best poster presented by an undergraduate student – submitted as a single or first author – at the forthcoming SAA annual meeting in Orlando (FL). Students need not be graduates of an IFR field school, this award is open to all.  Finally, we encourage students and faculty to explore our Scholarships page where we list many external grants and scholarships available to students seeking an archaeology field experience.

 

 

The Pennsylvania State University: Committee for Early Modern Studies

In the Face of Destruction: Historical Memory and the Preservation of the Past in the Early Modern Period

October 28-29, 2016 at State College, Pennsylvania

In August of 2015 a video was anonymously released that showed the fiery demolition of Palmyra’s 2nd-century CE Temple of Baalshamin. This shocking act, which purportedly occurred weeks before the world became aware, was the latest targeted attack on historically significant sites scattered throughout Iraq and Syria. For scholars of the early modern period (and beyond), this scene was sadly familiar. The demolition of Palmyra’s temple was simply the most recent chapter of a tradition that stretches back centuries: intentional destruction as a political or religious statement. Penn State’s Committee for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) is organizing a symposium, “In the Face of Destruction,” with the aim of inspiring discussion about the historical roots of cultural devastation.

We seek papers that take on the themes of destruction and subsequent preservation, writ larger than the iconoclastic acts that immediately come to mind. Defining the early modern period broadly in temporal terms (1300-1800) and geographic expanse, this symposium seeks to unite a number of topics related to destruction and preservation including iconoclasm, collecting practices, censorship, the Inquisition, warfare, extirpation campaigns, disease, historical suppression/erasure, martyrologies, natural disasters, commerce, and their related ethical dimensions.  We hope to expand this theme to form a broader conceptual framework that includes “non-western” traditions, frontier regions, and colonial contexts. The natural corollary to destruction and its consequences for peoples and nations – human agency and initiative amid crises – are also of analytical interest.

Keynote and Plenary speakers will include:

  • Dr. Brian Rose (Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Dr. Alisha Rankin (Associate Professor of History, Tufts University)
  • Dr. Barbara Mundy (Professor of Art History, Fordham University)

 

Paper presentations will be no longer than 20 minutes in length. Selected papers will provide a basis for an edited volume that prioritizes inter-disciplinary methodologies.

To apply, please email a 200 word abstract (with paper title) and a current CV here by March 1, 2016 as a single pdf document.  Please include a subject heading of “CEMS Symposium Proposal” in the email.

 

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