Two Fully-Funded PhD Scholarships at Flinders University

Two PhD Scholarships Available in the Area of Archaeological Science/Analytical Chemistry

The scholarships will contribute to ARC Discovery Project DP190102219, led by Rachel Popelka-Filcoff, Claire Lenehan, Claire Smith and Amy Roberts, (Flinders University), Shane Tobe (Murdoch University) and Rob Edwards (San Diego State University). The scholarships are for three years and include a fee waiver for international students at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia). Successful applicants will commence September-December of 2019 with a negotiable start date.

Project summary:
This project aims to identify the origins and movements of Australian archaeological ochre through the development of a novel tool combining genomic and chemical analysis. This novel archaeomicrobiological technique could help answer significant questions about past human behaviour, in terms of trade, cultural interactions, territoriality and colonisation. It could also be used to reconnect Indigenous communities with cultural artefacts. The knowledge generated could form the basis of a new, globally applicable method for establishing the provenance of displaced artefacts.

Position Summary:
Two scholarship funded positions are available for three years; one with a focus on archaeological science and one with a focus on analytical methods in archaeology. 

Additional Information :
Further detail including position responsibilities and elligibility as well as application information are available on the website. Applications will only be accepted per the guidelines.

GS Senior Thesis Stipend available — Spring term deadline March 1, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, GS offers stipends for our seniors who are working on thesis projects.

If you have GS seniors in your department or program who have just begun thesis research in the Spring term, please encourage them to complete the GS Senior Thesis Stipend Application that I have attached to this email.

Students may also download the form  here.  The application is due in 612 Lewisohn by March 1, 2015.  Stipends are limited to $250.

If you have any questions about this stipend or the application, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your continued support of our students.

All the best,

Glenn Novarr

Assistant Dean for Academic and Veteran Affairs

School of General Studies

612 Lewisohn Hall, Mail Code 4103

2970 Broadway

New York, NY  10027

(212) 854-3672

Call for papers: Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible

The scientific committee of the conference invites participants to submit abstracts on the topics outlined in the accompanying list presented on this web site. Additional subjects related to the main topics of the conference are also welcome.

Abstracts (in English) for individual paper presentations or symposiums should not exceed 200–300 words and must include the name of the presenter, his/her affiliation and the type of presentation (paper or symposium). Proposed posters can be submitted as text or PDF file. A short biography or C.V. can be added together with the abstract in a separate file.

 

Questions concerning the conference or abstract submission can be addressed to our main office: desk@archaeologyisrael.com

 

 Please submit your abstract directly to the scientific committee by emaildesk@archaeologyisrael.com

https://www.archaeologyisrael.com

New Career Center on AIA website

The Archaeological Institute of America has just launched a new Career Services section of their website, that includes a place to search open positions and post resumes: http://careers.archaeological.org/ 

 
The American Association of Museums also has a similar career clearing house: http://www.jobtarget.com/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=8712 
 
As does the Society for Historical Archaeology: http://www.sha.org/job_board/job_board.cfm
 
 
(Thanks to Jessica Striebel MacLean for the heads up)

NEW EXTENDED DUE DATE: Friday, April 5 by 4:00pm – The Ella Deloria Anthropology Undergraduate Research Fellowships

NEW EXTENDED DUE DATE:

Friday, April 5 by 4:00pm

 

THE 2012-2013 ELLA DELORIA

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the third year of Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowships: departmentally funded ethnographic research fellowships for Columbia Anthropology majors pursuing fieldwork during the summer between their junior and senior years.  The fellowships are intended for research in preparation for writing a senior thesis or in connection with a substantial independent study project.  Awards will be made based on the quality of an applicant’s proposal as well as an applicant’s preparation for the proposed research.  Resources permit fellowships of up to $1000 be awarded to approximately ten Anthropology juniors.

While the Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is designed to support research among Columbia Anthropology majors, it is intended as well as a way of honoring the memory of Ella Cara Deloria (1889-1971), member of a prominent Sioux family, a graduate of Columbia University (B.A. in education, 1914), one of the first truly bilingual, bicultural figures in American anthropology, and an extraordinary scholar, teacher, and spirit who pursued her own work and commitments under notoriously adverse conditions.  At one point she lived out of a car while collecting material for Franz Boas.  Her publications include the definitive linguistic works Dakota Texts (1932) and Dakota Grammar (1941); the ethnographic classic on Dakota culture, Speaking of Indians (1944); and the virtually avant-garde Waterlily (begun in the 1940s), a novel/ethnography which pushed the boundaries of academic writing:  an “unself-conscious and never precious or quaint pairing of scholarship and fiction” (Kirkus Reviews).  It is to Ella Deloria’s spirit that the Department of Anthropology’s undergraduate research fellowship program is dedicated.

HOW TO APPLY

 

Applicants should submit a proposal articulating the following: 1) the purpose of the project and your understanding of its anthropological significance (What makes this project so compelling?); 2) the particular skills, experience, and studies the applicant brings to the project (How have you prepared for this project and what literature do you draw on?); and 3) a detailed description of exactly how the project will be carried out (What sorts of questions will be asked? What is the project’s specific focus? Where is the project sited and what is its timing?).  The proposal should include a project title as well as a brief budget. The complete proposal should be no longer than five double-spaced pages.  Five copies of the proposal should be submitted to the designated box in the Department of Anthropology office (452 Schermerhorn Extension)  no later than 4:00 pm Friday, April 5, 2013.

All inquiries should be directed to the new Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Claudio Lomnitz (cl2510@columbia.edu)

THE 2012-2013 ELLA DELORIA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

 

THE 2012-2013 ELLA DELORIA

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the third year of Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowships: departmentally funded ethnographic research fellowships for Columbia Anthropology majors pursuing fieldwork during the summer between their junior and senior years.  The fellowships are intended for research in preparation for writing a senior thesis or in connection with a substantial independent study project.  Awards will be made based on the quality of an applicant’s proposal as well as an applicant’s preparation for the proposed research.  Resources permit fellowships of up to $1000 be awarded to approximately ten Anthropology juniors.

 

While the Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is designed to support research among Columbia Anthropology majors, it is intended as well as a way of honoring the memory of Ella Cara Deloria (1889-1971), member of a prominent Sioux family, a graduate of Columbia University (B.A. in education, 1914), one of the first truly bilingual, bicultural figures in American anthropology, and an extraordinary scholar, teacher, and spirit who pursued her own work and commitments under notoriously adverse conditions.  At one point she lived out of a car while collecting material for Franz Boas.  Her publications include the definitive linguistic works Dakota Texts (1932) and Dakota Grammar (1941); the ethnographic classic on Dakota culture, Speaking of Indians (1944); and the virtually avant-garde Waterlily (begun in the 1940s), a novel/ethnography which pushed the boundaries of academic writing:  an “unself-conscious and never precious or quaint pairing of scholarship and fiction” (Kirkus Reviews).  It is to Ella Deloria’s spirit that the Department of Anthropology’s undergraduate research fellowship program is dedicated.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Applicants should submit a proposal articulating the following: 1) the purpose of the project and your understanding of its anthropological significance (What makes this project so compelling?); 2) the particular skills, experience, and studies the applicant brings to the project (How have you prepared for this project and what literature do you draw on?); and 3) a detailed description of exactly how the project will be carried out (What sorts of questions will be asked? What is the project’s specific focus? Where is the project sited and what is its timing?).  The proposal should include a project title as well as a brief budget. The complete proposal should be no longer than five double-spaced pages.  Five copies of the proposal should be submitted to the designated box in the Department of Anthropology office (452 Schermerhorn Extension)  no later than 2:00pm Friday, March 29, 2013.

 

 

 

 

All inquiries should be directed to the new Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Claudio Lomnitz (cl2510@columbia.edu).