TAC Festival 2017

You are invited to submit entries for the 2017 edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival.  This is the only international competition for this genre in the entire Western Hemisphere and an opportunity to showcase your work.

The deadline for receipt of entries is October 15, 2016.

Film screenings for TAC Festival 2017 take place May 4-7, 2017, in the Recital Hall at The Shedd Institute in Eugene, OR.

The entry form and further information can be found by going to http://archaeologychannel.org/festival.  Please read the guidelines carefully.

BC Archaeology Forum 2015

For those with an archaeology interest, this is a “must” attend event.  It’s local, i.e., in Vancouver!

Co-hosted by the Musqueam Indian Band and the Laboratory of Archaeology at UBC, Musqueam, BC

Friday, October 16 is a special full-day round-table focussing on archaeological repositories. Please complete  Repositories Round-table and Registration Forms. This event takes place at the Musqueam Community Centre in Classroom 1. Questions about this round-table, please contact Patricia Ormerod, (604) 822-2567.

There is a $15 fee for this round-table; includes snacks and lunch.

Saturday, October 17 is the main day of the Forum and takes place at the Musqueam Cultural Education and Resource Centre, 4000 Musqueam Avenue. Please complete the Registration Form.

The day will begin with a Welcome and continue with panels and presentations. This year, especially welcomed are panels/presentations focussing on 1) Indigenous heritage – challenges and ways to move forward, 2) Heritage Landscapes, and 3) Place and Memory.

There is a $20 registration fee for the forum; includes snacks, a hot lunch, facilities rental, etc.

On Saturday evening there will be a Salmon Feast. There is an additional charge of $25 for this meal.

Sunday, October 18  tours of c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city at the Musqueam Cultural Resource and Education Centre, the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Vancouver will be organised.

Submit the appropriate form(s) to bcarchforum2015@gmail.com

SfAA Student Awards

The Society of Applied Anthropology is meeting almost in our backyard in 2016; it’s in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore, March 29-April 2.  The theme is Intersections.

There is a student rate, as well as, a number of awards to assist with travel.  Also worth considering is submitting a paper and/or poster for one of the various prizes offered.  See: http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/student-travel-awards/

Here’s a SfAA Awards pdf poster.

AAA-AD Student Awards – Apply!

If you are planning on attending the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, held in Denver, CO, consider applying for these awards.  These are specific to the Archaeology Division.  More than one award is available in each of the two categories!!

Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Secretary, Jane Eva Baxter:  jbaxter@depaul.edu

Student Diversity Travel Grant: Four awards of up to $600 are available to help cover the travel costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. These grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native American, Asian American, Latino and Latina, Chicano and Chicana, and Pacific Islander students in archaeology are encouraged to apply for these travel grants. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant. For more information see: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Diversity. The deadline for application is September 15.

Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Student Member-at-Large, Lindsay Montgomery: lmmontgo@stanford.edu 

Student Membership award: The AD awards the next year’s membership in both AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting. All undergraduate and graduate students who present an archaeological paper or poster at the annual meeting are eligible to apply for this award. For further information please see:   http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Membership. The deadline for application is September 15.

Aspirations to be the next John Marshall or Tim Asch?

If you don’t recognise the names, John Marshall or Tim Asch, then it’s time to take a look at some classic anthropological films, such as The Hunters (1957) or N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman (1980), and The Feast (1969) or The Ax Fight (1975).  Marshall and Asch directed and produced these documentaries.

If you are interested in becoming an anthropological fillmmaker, test your acumen by entering The Archaeology Channel (TAC) International Film and Video Festival.  Read the guidelines carefully!!  For TAC’s last Festival, they received 95 entries from 22 countries.

Deadline for receipt of entries: October 15, 2015.  Don’t wait to the last week to enter.

Attend the four-day festival of juried films and videos on archaeological and indigenous topics, May 12-15, 2016, at the Eugene Hilton and Conference Center in Eugene, OR.

TAC Festival 2015 – Call for entries

You are invited to submit entries for the 2015 edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival. This is the only international competition for this genre in the entire Western Hemisphere and a wonderful showcase for your work. The deadline for receipt of entries is October 15, 2014. TAC Festival 2015 takes place May 15-19, 2015, in the Recital Hall at The Shedd Institute and at the University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center here in Eugene, OR. Additional information can be found at  http://www.archaeologychannel.org/events-guide/international-film-and-video-festival/186-tac-fest-2015-pages/1690-first-call-for-entries-2015. Please read the guidelines carefully.

Please send your entries as soon as possible, as late entries will slow down the review and notification process. Early entry allows problems to be resolved so that you will not be excluded from consideration. Make plans to attend the Festival to represent your film(s) and to participate in the Conference on Cultural Heritage Film.

At the last Festival, 113 entries from 24 countries were received. In the eleven years of TAC Festival so far, 45 countries have been represented.

Richard M. Pettigrew,PhD, RPA
President and Executive Director
Archaeological Legacy Institute
http://www.archaeologychannel.org

AAA Webinar Series – 2014

The American Anthropological Association is/has been hosting a number of webinars during the year.

Go to: http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/2014-Webinar-Series.cfm

Some may be especially interested in Riall Nolan’s topic on “professional development and career building for  anthropologists outside of the academy. Program topics will include CV writing,  job search tips, interviewing and more.”

The most recent webinars included a lively discussion between Agustin Fuentes and New York Times science editor, Nicholas Wade. The conversation still continues at The Huffington Post. There was also a presentation by Harjant Gill on Ethnography and Film .

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.
3rd HESP Symposium Letter size

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

SSHRC student contest

Here’s your opportunity to gain more than 15-minutes worth of fame for a 3-minute pitch!


SSHRC launches student contest to promote liberal arts research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched a contest that challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how liberal arts research is “affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity.”

SSHRC is accepting submissions from November 1 to January 15 in the form of a 3-minute pitch via podcast, op-ed, video, or infographic.

The top 25 finalists will receive registration and accommodation at SSHRC’s Congress 2014 conference in May, at which they will promote their project and participate in a research communications workshop. Five jury-chosen presenters will then be covered by national media, promoted by SSHRC, and showcased as part of the 2014 SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony.

SSHRC Storytellers website