January 2 - 7, 1996
THE 1996 SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE ON HISTORICAL AND UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY will be held at the Omni Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio. The themes are "Bridging Distances: Recent Approaches to Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity" and "Forging Partnerships in Outreach and Education." For further information, please contact Marcy Gray, Conference Chair, Gray and Pape, 1318 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45210, (513) 665-6707, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kim A. McBride, Program Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, 211 Lafferty Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0024, (606) 257-1944, email email@example.com, or Ezra Zubrow (716) 645-2511.
March 27-30, 1996
THE 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOCIETY OF ETHNOBIOLOGY will be held at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. For information, contact Jan Timbrook, Department of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105, (805) 682-4711 ext. 307, fax (805) 569-3170.
March 29-30, 1996
MATERIAL SYMBOLS: CULTURE AND ECONOMY IN PREHISTORY, the 13th Annual Visiting Scholar's Conference, will be held at Southern Illinois University. Presentations will include theoretical discussions and archaeological case studies, focusing on relationships between economic and political behavior and symbolisms of status and prestige, gender, ritual and cosmology, and ethnicity. Deadline for abstracts is December 8, 1995. For more information, please contact John Robb, CAI, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4527, (618) 453-5057, fax (618) 453-3253, email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 24-26, 1996
THE 3RD EASTERN STATES ROCK ART CONFERENCE will be held at the University of Maine at Machias. The conference will include participants from eastern and central United States and from Canada. Guided tours of prehistoric Algonkian petroglyph sites on Machias Bay are planned for Friday afternoon, May 24, and for Sunday morning, May 26. Saturday, May 25, will be given to presentations on rock art research with informal meetings and discussions Friday and Saturday evenings. Papers or poster exhibits on rock art in central or eastern North America are due by December 31, 1995. For further information, please contact Mark Hedden, Maine Historic Preservation Commission, 55 Capitol St., Augusta, ME 04333.
June 12 - 15, 1996
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC WORKS will address the topic of "Collaboration in the Visual Arts" in its general session. For information, contact Jay Krueger, AIC Vice-president and Program Chair, National Gallery of Art, DCL, 6th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 452-9545, fax (202) 452-9545.
August 3-9, 1996
THE CULTURAL ASPECTS OF ASTRONOMY: AN INTERSECTION OF DISCIPLINES, an international meeting to study the importance of astronomical phenomena in human culture, will be held at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This will be the fifth in a series of triennial "Oxford Conferences in Archaeoastronomy" that have focused on the role that astronomical phenomena have played in human societies. "Oxford V" will serve as a meeting place for those working in a number of disciplines who share a common interest in the reaction of traditional societies of the past and present to these phenomena. For further information, http://www.phys.unm.edu/~zeilik/oxfordV/, or from Rolf Sinclair, Program Director for Special Programs, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 306-1809, fax (703) 306-0566, email