Human Evolutionary Studies Symposium February 14th

The Human Evolutionary Studies Program have their annual Symposium “Heat and Human Evolution” coming up in a few weeks at SFU Burnaby. We would be really grateful if you would be able to circulate the attached poster amongst your colleagues and students, in case any of them are interested. A preliminary program will be online shortly at http://hesp.irmacs.sfu.ca/heat-and-human-evolution.
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Reminder! Guest Lecture by Daryl Fedje: Sea Levels and Archaeology on the Northwest Coast

The VIU Department of Anthropology and Anthropology Student Club are pleased to present a free public lecture by

Daryl Fedje

Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria

Sea Levels and Archaeology on the Northwest Coast

The early archaeological record on the BC coast is poorly known, partly as a consequence of relative sea level change. Sea level history varies considerably along the coast with early shorelines having shifted rapidly during early post-glacial to early Holocene time. On parts of the coast early shorelines are now drowned up to 150 m while in other parts they are stranded 150 m or more above modern levels. By developing regional sea level histories, archaeologists are now able to design investigations to locate archaeological sites dating to this early time.

Daryl Fedje’s research interests are focused on Quaternary paleoecology and the early human history of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Where: VIU Nanaimo campus, Building 356, Lecture Hall 109

When: Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Daryl Fedje VIU ANTH Talk

REMINDER: Anthropology Club Award

Two awards of $500 will be made available during the spring semester.

DEADLINE:  January 24, 2014 (12 noon), to Dr. Imogene Lim, Chair

Criteria:

Students who wish to be considered for this award must submit their application with a 300-word statement.  In their statement, they should address the question “How will you use anthropology in your career?”  In addition, students should elaborate on their financial need.

NOTE: Preference will be given to first time recipients.

For application forms, go to: http://www.viu.ca/anthropology/AnthropologyClubAward.asp

CAA Student Conference Travel Grant

Student Travel Grant

The CAA/ACA is able to offer assistance to student conference participants to offset their travel costs. Grants apply only to the travel portion of conference expenses and not accommodation. Grant applicants must be members in good standing and must participate directly in the scholarly program of the Annual Conference by presenting a paper or poster for which they are the first (primary) author, or by being a Session Discussant or an Invited Presenter.

Applicants must submit a completed application form (you must be logged in to access the application form on the Members Only page) along with original travel receipts for travel expenses claimed, no later than July 1st of the year in which the conference was held. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for funding. All eligible applications will receive an equivalent percentage of their expenses. Preference will be given to student members who have not received support in immediately preceding years.

CAA Daniel Weetaluktuk Award

Of the various CAA awards, the Daniel Weetaluktuk is the one that students can apply.

Call for CAA Award Nominations

The CAA (Canadian Archaeological Association) is now soliciting nominations for awards, to be presented in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held in London, Ontario. For more information on these awards please visit http://www.canadianarchaeology.com/caa/about/awards or contact vice-president@canadianarchaeology.com

Daniel Weetaluktuk Award
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Applicants must be:

  1. CAA members, and
  2. attending a Canadian University or, a Canadian Citizen attending a foreign university

Entries should be submitted electronically to:
Alicia Hawkins, ahawkins@laurentian.ca

Internship – Forensic Anthropology, FL

Dr. Tanya Peckmann of St. Mary’s University, NS, will be teaching a summer session course May 3-17, 2014, called “Internship in Forensic Anthropology” in Miami, Florida. This will be the fourth year that this amazing course has been offered.

The application date is quite soon (Jan 27, 2014). Only 16 students are chosen for the course and Dr. Peckmann wants to have the class list finalized by the first week of February – so students will have enough time to work extra shifts and find the funds to pay for this course. The total cost for the course including flights, hotel, and food is about $3500 for the 2-week course.

See Internship poster 2014.

Call for submissions – UVic’s PlatForum

Although the call is for graduate student submissions, if you look at some of previously published articles, they include those of undergraduates.


PlatForum is a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Committed to upholding a tradition of holistic anthropology, PlatForum welcomes a diverse range of topics and issues from all four sub-disciplines: archaeology, social-cultural, biological-physical, and linguistic.

Recognizing the benefits of both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contributions made by students outside the field of anthropology, we continue to extend our call to all graduate students from community colleges and universities across Canada.

Our first submissions deadline in March 1, 2014.

Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from some of your students,
Tia Hiltz
Submissions Editor, Platforum

PlatForum 2014 call for submissions

JAIC: six issues free (to Feb 15)

JOURNAL OF THE MONTH: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

Six issues of JAIC are free to download until 15th February 2014

Visit the JAIC Journal of the Month page http://www.maneyonline.com/page/jotm/jac

The page also offers a wealth of content including videos, opinion pieces from experts on textiles, electronic media, archaeological artefacts and more.

AJS-Berman Foundation Fellowships

This is for those to consider for future doctoral funding if interested in the study of contemporary North American Jewish community.
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The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community<http://www.ajsnet.org/berman.htm>. The Berman Fellowships – two awards of $16,000 each for the 2014-2015 academic year – will support doctoral work that incorporates the social scientific study of the contemporary North American Jewish community.

We welcome proposals that focus primarily on the North American Jewish experience as well as those that incorporate this topic as part of a broader comparative study.

Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates at accredited higher educational institutions who have completed their comprehensive exams and received approval for their dissertation proposals (ABD). Doctoral students from outside the field of Jewish Studies are encouraged to apply.

Support for this project is generously provided by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 14th, 2014

Further information, including application instructions, can be found on the AJS website: www.ajsnet.org/berman.htm

Please contact Ethan Zadoff, AJS Grants and Communications Coordinator, at ezadoff@ajs.cjh.org or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions regarding the application process or fellowship program.


The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the inaugural Berman Foundation Early Career Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community.

The Berman Early Career Fellowships aim to support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of the North American Jewish community; enhance funding opportunities for early career scholars in the social sciences; encourage scholars in social anthropology, sociology, social psychology, demography, social work, economics, and political science to expand their research to include study of the North American Jewish community; and nurture a new generation of scholars in this critical area of research.

The Berman Foundation Early Career Fellowships – awards of up to $16,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year – will help offset scholars’ expenses in turning their dissertations into monographs or refereed journal articles. The fellowship may fund research travel, equipment and materials, and fieldwork, or help subsidize living expenses during the writing phase of the project. In so doing, the fellowships will enable recent PhDs to make significant contributions to the field at an early point in their academic career, and help position recipients to secure a tenure-track position or achieve tenure.

Applicants must have deposited their dissertations no earlier than January 2011 and no later than August 2014.

Support for this project is generously provided by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 21st, 2014

Further information, including application instructions, can be found on the AJS website: http://www.ajsnet.org/bermanec.htm

Please contact Ethan Zadoff, AJS Grants and Communications Coordinator, at ezadoff@ajs.cjh.org or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions regarding the application process or fellowship program.

New ‘student zone’ page on CASCA website

Announcing a new ‘student zone’ page on the CASCA website. Go to
[http://cas-sca.ca/student-zone-notices] to find information about field schools, funding opportunities, and other student-oriented news.

If you have something to post to the page, please send it to the
webmaster (michel.bouchard@unbc.ca) or the CASCA administrator
(membership@anthropologica.ca).