Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Call for student award applications in Geoarchaeology from Society for American Archaeology (2015)

Call for applications for two student awards in Geoarchaeology:

The Geoarchaeology Interest Group of the Society for American Archaeology would like to invite qualified students to apply for the Douglas C, Kellogg Award, and the MA/MS Research Award (Paul Goldberg Award).

The Douglas C. Kellogg Award ($500) is granted to students who are actively working on their doctoral dissertations. The award will provide support for aspects of dissertation research, with an emphasis on field or laboratory analyses that are necessary for completion of the project. To qualify for the award, students should be registered at the Doctoral level with majors in the fields of anthropology, archaeology or earth sciences/geology. Their proposed project should include applications of geoscientific methods to archaeological questions, and they should make clear in their applications that they are preparing for an eventual career in geoarchaeology. The memorial award is provided by the Douglas C. Kellogg Fund for Geoarchaeological Research.

Deadline for application: 4 December, 2015; before midnight, Pacific time

Application materials: (1) a research proposal, maximum 3 pages (excluding references) that clearly describes the research project and its potential contributions to the archaeologyof North or South America; (2) a CV, and (3) two letters of support, one of which must be from the chair of the dissertation committee that certifies the student's Doctoral candidacy and expected graduation date. 

Please submit materials electronically (pdf format preferred) to: Dr. Susan Mentzer, susan.mentzer@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de

File names should include the first and last name of the applicant, and the award name should be indicated in the title of the proposal. 

The MA/MS Award ($500) is granted to students who are actively working on their MA or MS projects. The award will provide support for research, with an emphasis on field or laboratory analyses that are necessary for completion of the MA/MS thesis or report. To qualify for the award, students should be registered at the MA or MS level with majors in the fields of anthropology, archaeology or earth sciences/geology. Their proposed project should include applications of geoscientific methods to archaeological questions.


Deadline for application: 4 December, 2015; before midnight, Pacific time

Application materials: (1) a research proposal, maximum 3 pages (excluding references) that clearly describes the research project and its potential contributions to the archaeologyof North or South America; (2) a CV, and (3) two letters of support, one of which must be from the chair of the thesis committee that certifies the student's role in the project and expected graduation date. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

IRUG 12th Biennial Conference-Call for Abstracts



Call for Abstracts

Infrared and Raman Users Group 12th Biennial Conference (IRUG12)
Date: May 23-25, 2016
Venue: Ormylia Foundation - Art Diagnosis Centre, Ormylia, Chalkidiki, Greece

The 12th Infrared and Raman Users Group biennial conference (IRUG12) will take place May 23-25, 2016 at the Ormylia Foundation - Art Diagnosis Centre, Ormylia, Chalkidiki, Greece. Oral and poster presentations, addressing all aspects of the application of IR and Raman spectroscopies for the study, documentation and protection of the world’s cultural heritage are invited. ‘Advancements in IR and Raman Spectroscopies Applied in Archaeological Science’ is a special topic that will be addressed within the conference sessions. However, all topics are welcome.

Ormylia is situated in the beautiful hills of northern Greece near Mount Athos, a spiritual and artistic center dating to the 10th C. that is an UNESCO World Heritage site (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/454). Important archaeological sites like Stageira, Aristotle’s birthplace, and Olynthus, best known for its well-preserved mosaic floors are nearby. Ormylia is located 80 km from the Thessaloniki International Airport ‘Makedonia‘, where direct flights arrive from Athens International Airport, Kalamata Airport and many EU countries.

Important dates:
Abstract submission (500 words) due: December 30, 2015 (Official conference language is English.)
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2016
Final program: February 15, 2016
Registration due: April 30, 2016
Conference: May 23-25, 2016

Submission, registration and other information:
Conference fees: Normal 250 EUR, Student 150 EUR (includes conference kit, book of abstracts, welcome reception, all coffee breaks/lunches and conference dinner)
Conference website: http://www.irug12-ormylia.gr
Conference chair: Dr. Sophia Sotiropoulou (committee@irug12-ormylia.gr)
Conference secretariat: Katerina Karagianni (secretariat@irug12-ormylia.gr)
IRUG website: http://www.irug.org

About IRUG:
IRUG is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the support and professional development of its participants by providing a forum for the exchange of IR and Raman spectroscopic information and reference spectra for the study of the world’s cultural heritage. We look forward to seeing you at the IRUG conference in Ormylia in May!