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The Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU) for the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, University of East Anglia, has a full 3-year Robert Sainsbury Scholarship for a candidate undertaking doctoral research, tenable at the SRU from September 2000. The scholarship covers fees and maintenance and includes a stipend to fund travel and fieldwork. Applicants should have a strong academic record and a background in anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a related subject. Full and part grants also are offered for the 20002001 M.A. course, Advanced Studies in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Applicants for the M.A. course should have, or be about to have a good undergraduate degree in anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a related subject. The application deadline is March 10, 2000. Visiting Research Fellowships, tenable during the calendar year 2001. Holders of a doctorate who are undertaking research for publication in the field of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas are eligible to apply. In exceptional cases, advanced doctoral candidates may be considered. The application deadline is April 10, 2000. For further information, contact the Admissions Secretary, Sainsbury Research Unit, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK, tel: + (01603) 592-498, fax: (01603) 259-401, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute of Archaeology, University College London, announces several new one-year M.A. and M.Sc. degrees, in addition to the M.A. and M.Sc. in Archaeology: MSc in Principles of Conservation and M.A.s in Egyptian Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology, Museum Studies, Comparative Art and Archaeology, Field and Analytical Techniques in Archaeology, and Research Methods for the Humanities. A two-year Master's degree in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums also will be offered beginning in 2001. Additional Master's degrees in the following areas are currently under development: M.Sc.s in Environmental Archaeology, Archaeological Materials and Technology, GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology, and M.A.s in Artifact Studies, African Archaeology, and Management of Archaeological Sites. Further information will be available from the Institute early in 2000. There is no closing date for applications but candidates seeking admission for September 2000 are strongly advised to apply well before the end of June 2000. Further information may be obtained from Cyprian Broodbank, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WClH 0PY, U.K., tel: + (44-020) 7679-7523 or 7679-7495, fax: + (44-020) 7679-2572,email: email@example.com, Web: www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/.
The National Park Service's Intermountain Cultural Resources Management program announces the publication of The Bandelier Archeological Survey by Robert P. Powers and Janet D. Orcutt. The report presents analyses and interpretations resulting from a 40-percent sample inventory survey of Bandelier National Monument in north-central New Mexico. If you have received prior publications in the Bandelier series and would like a copy of this report, email Bob Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a written request to Anthropology Projects, National Park Service, P.O. Box 728, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0728) including your mailing address. This is a free government publication.
The Department of Anthropology at The Field Museum seeks to increase scholarly use of its extensive collections of material culture. We therefore invite scholars and students to consider conducting collections-based research in Chicago. Our collection is particularly strong in ethnographic materials from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa (especially Angola and Madagascar), Central and South America, the Pacific Islands (especially New Guinea), and Southwest, Great Plains, and Arctic North America. In archaeology, our collection is particularly strong in materials from the Old World Paleolithic, Iraq, Mesoamerica, the southwestern and midwestern United States, and South America. Significant documentary and photographic archives are available as well. All inquiries regarding our collections should be directed to the appropriate curator listed below or to Stephen E. Nash, Head of Collections, Dept. of Anthropology, FMNH, Chicago 60605, email: email@example.com. Inquiries ideally should be directed to our staff at least four weeks before your planned visit to Chicago. Advance notice allows the collections management team to properly prepare for your visit and will help ensure that your trip to the museum is productive. Visits from our colleagues are welcome and encouraged!
|African Ethnology and Archaeology||Chap Kusimba|
Asian and European Ethnology and Archaeology
|Asian Ethnology and Archaeology||Anne Underhill|
|Central and South American Ethnology||Alaka Wali|
|Mesoamerican Ethnology and Archaeology||Gary M. Feinman|
North American Ethnology and Archaeology, South American Archaeology
|Pacific Ethnology and Archaeology||John Terrell|
The annual journal, Utah Archaeology, is seeking papers on the archaeology of the eastern Great Basin, the northern Colorado Plateau, and the western Rocky Mountains, as well as new subscribers. Submissions are welcome from professional and avocational archaeologists. Subscriptions are $15 (or as part of membership in UPAC for $25) from Utah Archaeology, Utah Division of State History, 300 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Paper submissions and inquiries should be directed to the editor, Steven Simms, Anthropology, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0730 , email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hermitage will host its 12th year of internships in historical archaeology during summer 2000. The program is intended for advanced undergraduates and early-phase graduate students who have had field training in archaeology. The Hermitage is particularly interested in students whose specialization is in historical archaeology and offers an opportunity for more experience in a research-oriented setting with a strong emphasis on direct interaction with museum visitors. Participants receive room, board, and a stipend of $250 per week. Dates: Session I, June 13July 9; Session II, July 13August 13. The Hermitage is a historic site museum visited by 250,000 people a year. Its mission is to interpret the life of Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. president, in the context of his home and surrounding plantation. In 2000, archaeological fieldwork on the property will concentrate on a dwelling for enslaved Africans located behind The Hermitage Mansion. Additional work will focus on landscape features surrounding both the slave dwelling and the mansion. Applicants should be in good physical condition and should be aware that this internship primarily involves long hours of digging in hot, humid, and dirty conditions. Application is by letter, which should include a summary of education and research experience and a statement detailing your specific interest in the program. Be sure to indicate your session preference and dates of availability. Applicants must have two letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. If you would like to be notified once your application is complete, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard. Send letters and inquiries to Jillian Galle, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076. All application materials, including the letters of recommendation, must be received by April 10, 2000. All applicants will be notified of selection decisions no later than May 1.
Canon National Parks Science Scholarships are now available. Are you a Ph.D. student in need of scholarship support? Is your research in either the biological, physical, social, or cultural sciences? Is your research on issues related to and important to the future of the National Park System? If so, you may be eligible for a Canon National Parks Science Scholarship of $25,000 per year to complete your research, for a maximum of three years and $75,000. The 2000 competition is focused on the following four broad research topics: Biological SciencesWhat role do small parks play in the long-term viability of migratory species? Physical SciencesWhat physical resources and/or processes are most important to monitor in order to evaluate ecosystem integrity in national parks? Social SciencesHow does the employment of specialists vs. generalists impact the organizational effectiveness of the National Park Service? Cultural SciencesHow does natural and/or prescribed fire affect the preservation of archeological resources? In 2000, eight scholarships will be awarded, two per broad research topic. Copies of the 2000 Announcement and Application are available through the National Park Service Web site www.nps.gov/socialscience/waso/acts.htm. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2000.
In the October issue of Discovering Archaeology, Stuart Fiedel published a negative review of Tom Dillehay's second volume on Monte Verde. Dillehay and his colleagues have written a long reply to Fiedel. It is on the Web at www.uky.edu/projects/monteverde/. The rebuttal, titled "On Monte Verde: Fiedel's Confusions and Misrepresentations," contains an introduction, a long section correcting the numerous errors in Fiedel's review, and photographs of in situ projectile points from excavations.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces the May 1, 2000, postmark deadline for applications for fellowships for university teachers and for college teachers and independent scholars. NEH Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced research in the humanities. Research projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to general public understanding of the humanities. The tenure period is from six to 12 months, the earliest beginning date is January 2001, and the maximum stipend is $30,000. For application materials and information, visit the NEH Web site www.neh.gov or call (202) 606-8467.
The National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has provided funding to the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) that will enable searchable access to the complete text of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) on the Web. JAIC is the primary international vehicle for the distribution of peer-reviewed technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies, and ethics and standards discussion relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation of historic and cultural work. This grant will allow the FAIC to dramatically increase the public access to JAIC by placing it online. This new format will allow for browsing by issue, table of contents, abstracts, and full article pages. For further information about the NCPTT grant, contact FAIC, 1717 K St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006, tel: (202) 452-9545, fax: (202) 452-9328, email: infoAIC@aol.com, Web: aic.stanford.edu. ·
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