Announcements

Opportunities for graduate and field schools, jobs, internships, fellowships, campus events and more. Most of the programs listed here have contacted the SOAN Department at Carleton specifically seeking participation from Carleton Sociology & Anthropology students.

  • The summer internship program supervised by Collegium Civitas includes 25-30 hours of internship per week. Students can apply for a 4, 6 and 8-week summer internships, beginning on June 1, 2015. The summer internships end on July 31, 2015. Earlier and later start of the program is also possible. Interested students can register for academic credits and take a Polish language course. 

    (CREDITED) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (IN ENGLISH)

    The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time summer professional internships in various public and non-profit organizations in Warsaw, Poland that focus, among others, on:

    http://www.globaleducationleadership.org/organizations/InternshipOrganizations.html

    APPLICATION

    Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. Civitas summer internship program has a rolling admission and interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to the program anytime until April 15, 2015. About the application process.

    CONTACT

    Inquiries about the program can be directed to the GEL team at contact@globaleducationleadership.org or tel. 646 670 6089. For more information about the program, application form and! costs click here.

     

     

     

     

  • The Karel Fellowship In Public Interest Communications is a unique, hands-on, experiential summer program that inspires undergraduate students to consider professional opportunities and possibilities in the field of Public Interest Communications. This Fellowship is especially focused on translating personal passion for a more just world into communication skills that elicit social change. Fellows—either first-generation or minority college students—gain hands-on experience through working on social justice issues, under the guidance of a communications mentor at leading local, national and international nonprofits in the Greater Washington, DC area.

    The deadline for submitting an application for the 2015 Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications is January 10th.  More information and the application can be found here.

  • Career Kickstarter is a a 4-week workshop seminar series for seniors who are seeking a job post-graduation. In the seminar we review various job searching skills, to help with a job search now and in the future.

     

  • The Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester, will be offering up to 5 fully funded PhD studentships to outstanding candidates wishing to commence their doctoral studies in September 2015. Deadline for applications: 26 January 2015

    The Sustainable Consumption Institute aims to bring insight and clarity to a key part of the sustainability challenge: the role of consumption. It takes original insights from across the Social Sciences and subjects them to critical empirical scrutiny in order to advance fundamental understandings about processes of consumption and innovation, and to consider their implications for transitions towards more sustainable societies.

    Further information: http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/sci-phd-studentships

  • Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s anthropological journal, is now accepting submissions for our seventh volume, to be published in the spring. The preliminary deadline for early editorial feedback is December 1, 2014. The final deadline is January 15, 2015.

    If you have been working on original anthropological research and are interested in gaining experience in publishing a paper, Field Notes is an ideal opportunity to receive serious peer review and to publish in a journal recognized by the Library of Congress. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all papers should address anthropological questions.

  • Sitting at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Transylvania (Romania) plays a fundamental role in the development of the European world. By its geographic location, it is situated on the main communication and technological axes in and out of Europe and, as a result, became a very dynamic zone of culture synthesis. At the same time, not only it has the largest salt concentration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, but it also provides easy access to massive deposits of copper, tin, iron, gold and coal. Since the earliest moments of tribal and then state formation and development, Transylvania has been at the core of all power struggles in Eastern-Southeastern Europe.

    Programs invite students and volunteers to explore, excavate and experience the genesis of European culture from the Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. During the 2015 field season, we will continue our focus on the archaeology of “creolization”, looking at the way colonization is in fact a dynamic process that affects and changes both the so called “core” and “periphery” actors. Concurrently, both our archaeology and bioarchaeology programs are addressing how global events are expressed at the local level and examine processes of transition in liminal spaces.

    All projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs and, as such, are open for both credit student and non-credit participants.

    Our bioarchaeology programs offer two different venues:

    • Medieval Funerary Excavation - Lost Churches Project - Living and Dying on the European Frontier
    • Commingled Remains Osteology Research Excavation and Workshop - Bioarchaeological and Zooarchaeological Approaches to Collective Burial Analysis


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    Excavation: Medieval Funerary - Lost Churches Project: the Making of the European Frontier

    Location: Valeni, Harghita County (Central Transylvania), Romania

    Period: Late Migration - Medieval

    Excavation dates:

    Session 1: June 14 - July 4, 2015

    Session 2: July 5 - July 25, 2015

    More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!medieval-funerary-excavation/c1xrf

    Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

    Description: As the 15th century ends, the battle for Europe continues! The heroes (and their legend) that held back the Ottoman East have died: Vlad Dracula the Impaler in 1476; Holy Stephan the Great in 1504; Skanderberg in 1468. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the European defeat at the Battle of Mohacs in 1526 opened the way for the Ottoman expansion into Europe, all the way to the gates of Vienna. The Saxon fortresses and the Szekely armies managed to hold the Ottomans at bay as the Principality of Transylvania was born in 1570. Turkish pressure combined with the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism has generated an extraordinary environment that impacted the local populations in a variety of ways, both physiologically and socio-culturally. During the 2015 season, we will continue to excavate the churches – and very well preserved associated cemeteries – that dramatically closed down at the end of the 17th century, to the point where they were erased from local collective memory. Our aim is to explore how major, global historical events are experienced at the local and personal (hence physiological) level, by the communities and individuals themselves.

    Excavation and Laboratory: Commingled Remains Osteology Research Workshop

    Location: Simeria, Hunedoara County (Southern Transylvania), Romania

    Period: Early Iron Age

    Project dates: July 5 - August 1, 2015 (includes around one week of excavation and three weeks of laboratory work)

    More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!commingled/cyp6

    Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

    Description:The Simeria region in Southwestern Transylvania  is a nexus of development throughout the prehistoric and classical periods. Situated on the Mures River providing both access to one of the main axes of communication in the region and fertile lands along the Mures and Strei Valley, the importance of the area increased dramatically during the metal ages due to its proximity to sources of copper, iron, tin, gold and easy access to coal. Furthermore, the imposing Magura Uroiului rock formation stands as a natural fortress, overlooking all natural and anthropic elements of the surrounding landscape. By its position and aspect, it provided both the practical and mystical components to ensure an intensive and quite often specialized use throughout Prehistory, such as the Hallstatt funerary monument which is the object of this study. This workshop is unique in its holistic focus. Our participants will be involved with both the excavation and the analysis of a large commingled assemblage consisting of human and animal bone. As such, the students will identify and quantify skeletal remains and place them within a larger cultural context.

    Students and volunteers who wish to further expand their skill sets into human osteology, can further participate to our intensive laboratory programs, respectively:

    • Human Osteology Research Workshop
    • Juvenile Osteology Research Workshop

    Our archaeology programs investigate three fundamentally different yet synchronous colonial environments in southern Transylvania (Romania), respectively:

    • Roman Provincial Settlement of Rapolt (Excavation and Survey) – Life by the Imperial Roads Project – Colonial landscape strategies
    • Roman Imperial City of Sarmizegetusa (Excavation) – Capital of the Dacian Provinces Project – First Roman city north of the Danube
    • Roman Military Castrum of Cumidava (Excavation and Survey) – A Soldier’s Life on the Edge of Europe Project - Home of the VI Cohort Cumidavensis

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    Excavation and Survey: Roman Provincial Settlement - Life by the Imperial Road

    Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County (Southern Transylvania), Romania

    Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial

    Excavation dates: May 31 - July 4, 2015

    More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!roman-provincial/c1kwh

    Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

    Description: Our research area is situated between the richest gold deposits in Europe, the Dacian Kingdom’s political and religious capital and its fortified satellites in the Carpathian Mountains, and Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the Roman capital of the Dacian provinces and the first Roman city North of the Danube, southwestern Transylvania was a highly integrated military, political, and economic region. During the Roman colonial occupation, 102-271AD, our target area around Simeria and Rapolt shows a very dynamic and intensive synthesis of Roman provincial life, where a multitude of processes of colonization and creolization take place side by side. Our project seeks to explore and understand the integration of all these structural provincial elements along the main Roman axes of communication and transport. Our excavations will aim at evaluating the importance and impact of the proximity of the main axis of movement, communication and commerce on the Roman provincial rural life, and its evolution through time.

    Excavation - Roman Imperial Urban - Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, Capital of the Dacian Provinces

    Location: Sarmizegetusa, Transylvania, Romania

    Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015

    More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!sarmizegetusa/cna4

    Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

     

    Description: In the plains at the foot of the majestic Retezat Mountains in Southern Transylvania, rose the first Roman metropolis north on the Danube: Colonia Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa. Located less than 50km from the former capital of the mighty Dacians finally defeated in 106 by Trajan’s legions, it was built on a strategic point where a battle between the Roman legions and the Dacian troops took place. Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana quickly became the largest city in Roman Dacia and the capital of the Dacian Provinces. With an area of over 30ha, it was a very imposing cosmopolitan center, featuring four Palmyrene temples (among many others), a large forum with associated buildings, an amphitheater, gladiator schools, imposing fortifications and several necropoles. At the present time, less than 15% of the site has been exposed, revealing a cosmopolitan and rich metropolis. Our excavation will continue the exploration of the structures associated with and surrounding the north gate of the imperial city. Intra muros, we are excavating the architectural environment of the cardo maximus (i.e. Horreum, Domus Procuratoris, etc.). Extra muros, we will continue to investigate the aria sacra and its temples.

    Excavation and Survey: Roman Imperial Military – A Soldier’s Life on the Edge of Europe

    Location: Rasnov-Cumidava Castrum, Brasov County, Transylvania, Romania

    Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial

    Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015

    More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!cumidava/c1tkk

    Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

    Description: Situated half way between the amazing medieval city of Brasov and Bram Stocker’s Bran Castle, at the foot of the imposing Bucegi Mountains, the small city of Rasnov with its medieval fortress overlooking the Barsa Valley is one of the best places to experience Transylvania and its incredibly rich archaeology. Castrum Cumidava, situated a couple of kilometers from Rasnov near the Barsa River was instrumental in monitoring (and defending) the Bran Pass as part of the Transylvanian Limes. Home of the VI Cohort Cumidavensis (which was most likely formed in Noricum), the castrum shows a complete evolution from a marching camp, to a semi-permanent wooden fort, to a permanent stone military fortified ensemble. During our 2015 season, on top of our continuing excavation of the castrum itself, we will be conducting several geophysical surveys to better understand its evolution throughout the Roman occupation and attempt to identify the civilian settlement, as well as find out its association to the other points of interest. At the same time, we will investigate the interaction between the foreign soldiers and the local Dacian populations, trying to establish vectors of creolization.

    All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs and, as such, are open for both credit student and non-credit participants. For more information on these programs, visit www.archaeotek-archaeology.org . For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

     

  • The Program

    Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Cairo.

    Working at AUC

    Interns work full-time in one of seven university offices, such as the Office of the President and Office of Communications, which provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and substantive work. At the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, I recently returned from conducting fieldwork for agricultural and community development projects in desert oasis communities.

    Benefits

    Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

    Applying

    We have traditionally accepted a diverse array of students, including those with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Interested students should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. They can also visit our Facebook page and blog. The application is due January 15, 2015.  Contact interns@aucegypt.edu with any questions.

  • Weitz Fellows Program

    October 20, 2014

    The Weitz Fellows Program will provide one-year jobs for seven Carleton 2015 grads at seven nonprofit organizations in Omaha and Lincoln, NE.  Positions are paid, include benefits and funding for professional development, and will provide exposure to all aspects of the organization.  This is an unmatched opportunity for anyone interested in beginning a career in arts management, non-profit management, or social change.

    Info session: Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon-1:00, Weitz Center for Creativity, room 236

     Participating Organizations:

     Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest

    Nebraska Appleseed is an advocacy organization working for justice and opportunity in Nebraska via legal, policy, and civic engagement work.  They focus on economic justice, healthcare access, child welfare, immigrants and communities.  Fellows will participate in creating active legislation alongside a staff of attorneys, policy specialists, and community organizers.

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provides comprehensive sexuality education and advocacy, as well as reproductive healthcare.  The fellow will provide exposure and project management experience in development, advocacy and organizing, education, and health services.

    OpenSky Policy Institute

    OpenSky Policy Institute focuses on policy related to budget and taxation, particularly as pertains to low and middle-income families.  They work closely with the legislature and governor’s office.  The primary audience is lawmakers and media, and the work is bipartisan with a focus on data.  The fellow will conduct research and analysis on state budget and tax policies, produce reports for policy makers, and develop expertise in policy areas.

    University of Nebraska, Omaha Service Learning Academy

    The Service Learning Academy is an office within University that supports university faculty and students, P-12 teachers and students, and community partners in the development and implementation of quality service learning courses and projects. Work will involve collaborating with partners and projects, assisting with program administration and management, as well as analyzing data on impact.

    Women’s Fund of Omaha

    Women’s Fund of Omaha focuses on research, grants, and advocacy around issues facing women and girls in their communities.  They provide grant funding to service providers, advocate for policy change, and influence dynamic change within the community.  Fellow will assist with research, policy development, communications, and donor and volunteer relations.  Research areas include: economic conditions, domestic violence, and challenges facing girls.

    Opera Omaha

    Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres of classical masterpieces, and is highly regarded regionally for an extensive education and outreach program that annually reaches thousands from elementary school through adulthood.  Fellow will work with all areas of arts management, with rotations in marketing, fundraising, production, and community engagement.  Fellow will also gain exposure to rehearsal and mounting of a new opera production.

    Joslyn Art Museum

    The Joslyn Art Museum features European and American collections, and is renowned for its collection of art of the American West.  Fellow will work closely with staff on projects related to the Museum's permanent collection, its temporary exhibitions, and its public programs, and will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of museum operations, including curatorial, collections, protection, education, retail services, outreach, development and marketing.

  • The Midwest Sociological Society offers TWO OPPORTUNITIES for sociology students:

    1. Student paper competition for undergrad and grad students - deadline Jan. 11, 2015.
    2. Research poster session for undergrad students - deadline Jan. 18, 2015. 

    In the paper competition-

    Graduate and undergraduate papers are judged in separate divisions with prizes in each division. Prizes include a waiver of the annual meeting registration fee.  

    In the undergrad research poster session -

    Undergrad students present their posters at the MSS Annual Meeting. 

    Who may enter the paper competition and poster sessions:

    • The paper competition is open to grad and undergrad student members of MSS.
    • The undergrad poster session is open to undergrad student members of MSS.  

    Students may join MSS for only $23, or $55 for a three-year membership.

    Membership benefits include the opportunity to register for the MSS annual meeting at a reduced rate; and subscriptions to all MSS publications.

    To join MSS, go to the MEMBERSHIP page at the MSS website.   

    To VIEW the requirements for the student paper competition AND the undergrad poster session, go to the students' page at the MSS website. 

    Or - DOWNLOAD one-page posters here:  

     

    Questions?  Email the MSS Exec Office.

     

  • Registration and call for papers for the Central States Anthropological Society Meetings in St. Paul at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Kellogg Boulevard from April 9-12 are now open. Students in particular are encouraged to submit papers and panel proposals. Please see the notice below. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to present work in an intimate setting.

  • The University of Sussex is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for a new degree programme (for 2015-2016):

    MA in the Social Anthropology of the Global Economy (MA SAGE)
    The anthropological study of economic life is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing areas of the discipline. On our one-year MA, students learn how to analyse and explain the complex relationship between local realities and global processes of economic transformation.


    Based in the interdisciplinary School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, students will join a vibrant community of faculty and students at one of the United Kingdom's leading Anthropology departments.
    Learn more: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/anthropology/pgstudy
    Direct link to online prospectus:
    http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2015/taught/1651/32243#course

    The course is co-convened by Dr Rebecca Prentice (r.j.prentice@sussex.ac.uk) and Dr Dinah Rajak (d.r.rajak@sussex.ac.uk), who are very happy to be contacted for more information.

  • Faculty and students are invited to attend the Sociologists of Minnesota's Fall Annual Conference which is being hosted at Inver Hills Community College on October 9 and 10, 2014.  If you are interested in attending, please email the pre-registration form to Sheila Lindstrom as soon as possible.  If you have any further
    questions about attending this conference, please feel free to contact me by email at
    vknicke@inverhills.edu or by phone at 651-450-3745.