California Press International Publishing Competition

This is an annual competition so this might be something to consider in future as a means to getting published.

Public Anthropology

INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPETITION CALIFORNIA SERIES IN PUBLIC ANTHROPOLOGY

The California Series in Public Anthropology encourages scholars in a range of disciplines to discuss major public issues in ways that help the broader public understand and address them. Two presidents (Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton) as well as three Nobel Laureates (Amartya Sen, Jody Williams, and Mikhail Gorbachev) have contributed to the Series either through books or forwards. Its list includes such prominent authors as Paul Farmer co-founder of Partners in Health, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard and United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti.

Each year the Series highlights a particular problem in its international competitive call for manuscripts. The focus this year will be on INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

We are particularly interested in authors who convey both the problems engendered by inequality as well as ways for addressing it. Prospective authors might ask themselves: How they can make their study “come alive” to a range of readers. They might, for example, focus on the lives of a few, select individuals tracing the problems they face and how, to the best of their abilities, they cope with them. Prospective authors might examine a specific institution and how, in various ways, it perpetuates inequality. Or authors might describe a particular group that seeks to address a particular facet of the problem. There is no restriction on how prospective authors address the topic of Inequality in America – only an insistence that it be presented in a way that attracts a range of readers into thinking thoughtfully about the issue (or issues) raised. The book’s primary intended audiences tend to be college students as well as the general public.

The University of California Press in association with the Center for a Public Anthropology will review proposals for publication independent of whether the manuscripts themselves have been completed. The proposals can describe work the author wishes to undertake in the near future or work that is currently underway. The proposals submitted to the competition should be 3-4,000 words long and describe both the overall work as well as a general summary of what is (or will be) in each chapter. We expect the completed, publishable manuscripts to be between 200-250 pages (or 60,000-80,000 words) excluding footnotes and references. Examples of the types of analyses we are looking for might be:

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois
Nickeled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich,
Someplace Like America: Tales From the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge
Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz

We are interested in establishing committed, supportive relationships with authors that insures their books are not only published but are well publicized and recognized both within and beyond the academy. We are committed to insuring the success of winning proposals.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 17, 2014 Submissions should be emailed to: bookseries@publicanthropology.org with the relevant material enclosed as attachments. They can also be sent to: Book Series, 707 Kaha Street, Kailua, HI. Questions regarding the competitions should be directed to Dr. Rob Borofsky at: bookseries@publicanthropology.org.

All entries will be judged by the Co-Editors of the California Series in Public Anthropology: Rob Borofsky (Center for a Public Anthropology & Hawaii Pacific University) and Naomi Schneider (University of California Press)

Oxfam Canada Regional CHANGE Summit

Oxfam Canada’s Regional CHANGE Summits are just around the corner, and we’d like to invite YOU to join the movement! Regional CHANGE Summits are a leadership and knowledge-building opportunity offered by Oxfam Canada. We want to build a generation of young people who are prepared and motivated to fight poverty and advocate for women’s rights.

The weekend will have interactive workshops on hot topics, including:

  • Women’s Rights and Gender Justice
  • Oxfam Development and Humanitarian Programs
  • Campus group health
  • Fundraising Strategies

These Regional CHANGE Summits are open to both new and old Oxfam campus group members So long as you have an interest in bringing an Oxfam presence to your campus, then you are most welcome!

The official deadline for applications is THIS FRIDAY, December 13, and the application itself should only take about 5 minutes to complete. However, we recognize that some individuals will be getting this message quite late, and we are willing to be a bit flexible with the deadline. The deadline will be extended.

CHANGE Registration is available here: http://oxf.am/wSR
FAQs are available here: http://oxf.am/wSz

Thank you and please don’t hesitate to contact Oxfam Canada’s Youth and Campus Outreach Officer, Erin Aylward, with any questions, concerns, comments, ideas, etc. that you might have…

Erin Aylward

Youth and Campus Outreach Officer
Oxfam Canada
39 McArthur Avenue | Ottawa | Ontario | K1L8L7

Phone: +1.613.237.5236 x.2284
Fax: +1.613.237.0524
Email: erin.aylward@oxfam.ca

Balkan Heritage Field School Projects 2014

The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has just opened the application session for the next field school season in 2014!

Every year the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) offers up to 15 projects/courses in the field of Archeology and History of South-Eastern Europe, Documentation, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Artifacts and Monuments – all of them are affiliated with ongoing excavation, heritage conservation and documentation projects and listed among the academic courses of New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria (so all participants can obtain academic credits upon request). Since 2003 the BHFS has implemented 52 field school projects attended by more than 900 students from 48 countries.

Project countries: Bulgaria, Macedonia.
Projects’ language: English.

Historical periods in focus of the BHFS projects: Early and Middle Balkan Neolithic (6000-5400 BC); Balkan Chalcolithic (5000 – 4000 BC), Archaic Greek (seventh-sixth century BC), Classical Greek (fifth to fourth century BC), Classical Thracian (fifth to fourth century BC), Hellenistic (fourth to first century BC), Roman (first to fourth century AD), Early Byzantine (fourth to sixth century AD), Early Medieval and Late Migration Period (seventh to ninth century AD) and Late Medieval (fourteenth to seventeenth century AD).

The BHFS projects in 2014:

“FRESCO-HUNTING” PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/ Serbia)
The project provides a unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria and to visit many other Christian Orthodox churches and monasteries, museums and archaeological sites in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia.

Standard Field School Project: 17 – 31 May, 2014
Extended Field School Project: (Standard project + Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation): 17 May – 7 June, 2014
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

NEW PROJECT! WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF ARTIFACTS AND ARCHITECTURE (RTI AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY)
This workshop will instruct students on the use of the latest techniques in Computational Photography to document a Medieval church in Western Bulgaria. It is undertaken to support and compliment the efforts of the “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches that has been running for six years in the area.

Dates: 31 May – 7 June, 2014

THE BIRTH OF EUROPE – EXCAVATION OF THE NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria)
Excavations of one of the very first Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5400 BC) near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. Trips to medieval Melnik and Rila Monastery (Bulgaria). Optional trip to Philippi and Kavala on the Aegean Coast (Greece). Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 14 June – 28 June, 2014
Session 2: 29 June – 13 July, 2014
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS (Macedonia)
The workshop will guide the participants through the history, techniques and consequent stages of archaeological study, conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) mosaics. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Roman mosaics / mosaic fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi. Participants will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia).

Dates: 7 – 21 June, 2014
Academic credits available for students: 6

NEW PROJECT! WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Macedonia).
The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. They will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid (Macedonia), Pella and Vergina (Greece).

Dates: 7 – 28 June, 2014
Academic credits available for students: 9

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY (Macedonia)
The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and will guide them through the consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman shards and take trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia).

Dates: 7 – 21 June, 2014
Academic credits available for students: 6

NEW PROJECT! WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Macedonia).
The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. They will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid (Macedonia), Pella and Vergina (Greece).

Dates: 7 – 28 June, 2014
Academic credits available for students: 9

RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION – TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria)
Excavations of Tell Yunatsite near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria – one of the earliest urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC) belonging to the FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION. Trips to Plovdiv and the Museum of the Museum of the Europe’ best preserved Neolithic (5600 BC) dwellings in Stara Zagora. Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1 : 19 July – 2 August, 2014
Session 2 : 3 – 16 August, 2014
Session 3 : 19 July – 9 August, 2014
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria)
Come and help the project team to reveal the secrets of the forgotten temple of Apollo on St. Kirik Island – once part of the Ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica, present-day Sozopol on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Trips to Nessebar and the Megalithic complex of Begliktash. Optional trip to Istanbul, Turkey. Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 29 June – 13 July, 2014
Session 2: 14 – 28 July, 2014
Session 2: 29 June – 20 July, 2014
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

STOBI (THE CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Macedonia)
Excavations of the impressive ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Macedonia. Trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia). Optional trip to Pella and Vergina (Greece). Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 29 June – 13 July, 2014
Session 2: 14 – 28 July, 2014
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSUS – EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE, BULGARIA (Bulgaria).
Excavation of the Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros is to reveal more secrets about the trade, metallurgy, and every-day and religious life, especially the cult of Dionysus (which most of the ancient authors and the majority of the modern scholars consider rooting in Thrace) in Ancient Greece and Thrace in Classical and Hellenistic periods. Trips to Plovdiv and the Thracian royal burial tombs in the Rose Valley. Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 2 – 16 August, 2014
Session 2: 17 – 31 August, 2014
Session 3: 2 – 23 August, 2014
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

NEW PROJECT! TOPOLA – THE BIGGEST BIRITUAL NECROPOLIS IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE: How the Burial Traditions Reveal the Complex Formation of a Medieval State (Bulgaria)
The number of 600 excavated graves makes the Early Medieval necropolis near Topola (end of 7th – mid. 9th century) on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast the biggest biritual (with inhumation and cremation burials) necropolis in South Eastern Europe. The project provides an amazing field experience to students and volunteers combined with high-quality instruction and training (esp. in the field of physical anthropology). Trips to Varna and Kaliakra Fortress. Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 2 – 16 August, 2014
Session 2: 17 – 31 August, 2014

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)
The workshop will guide the participants through the history of Ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study, and restoration. It will take place consequently in Emona and Sozopol (the ancient city of Apollonia Pontica) on the Black sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Ancient Greek shards and take a trip to Nessebar.

Dates: 2 – 16 September, 2014
Academic credits available for students: 6

More detailed information on all the Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2014 as well as our special discounts is available for viewing on our website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org.

On-line applications can be submitted at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/apply.php

Discounts off the admission fees are available in case of:

1) Early Registration in any BHFS Project – by JANUARY 31st, 2014
2) Membership in the Archaeological Institute of America.
3) Small Groups (two or three people, who participate in a BHFS project in 2014)
4) Larger Groups (four or more people, who participate in a BHFS project in 2014)
5) Participation in any BHFS project/s in the past.
6) Participation in more than 1 BH project or project session in 2014

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Parliamentary Internship Programme

The Parliamentary Internship Programme was established in 1969 through a Motion, passed in the House of Commons with all-party support, as a non-partisan program that would provide:

  • An outstanding work-study experience for Canadian university graduates in all disciplines
  • Highly qualified assistants to be shared equally by Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons
  • Build public knowledge of Parliament by conducting and disseminating research on Parliament and Canadian politics

September 2014 to June 2015, Stipend $22,000.
Apply online: www.pip-psp.org.  See attached PIP Poster (2014-15).
Deadline: January 31, 2014.

Master & PhD study, Bilkent University, History Department

Opportunity in Master and PhD study in Bilkent University History Department

Bilkent University History Department Graduate Study applications on Ottoman History, European History and American History for 2013-2014 Spring Term will be accepted until January 8th, 2014. Oral interviews will take place on January 9th-10th, 2014. Bilkent University History Department provides tuition grant, accommodation in the dorms (students from outside of Ankara) and monthly financial aid for accepted students.

For detailed information about the program and admission requirements go to:
http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~history/index_files/AdmissionAndApplication.htm

The necessary documents:
http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/academic/graduate/gra-appform.html

Contact with departmental secretary Ece Türk for any questions,
eceturk@bilkent.edu.tr