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jobs, funding, other career news

Paid Internships at the Johnson Museum

Fall 2015 (and beyond) paid internships at the Johnson Museum have just been posted. These positions are open to all majors, and applications are due April 6. Form here: HFJ-Internships2015


Alana Ryder | Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Coordinator for Academic Programs
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art | Cornell University
114 Central Avenue | Ithaca, NY  14853-4001
t: 607.255.2541 | e:

Angela Campbell (Metropolitan Museum), Conserving Works on Paper

Art | Science Intersections lecture 
Conserving Works on Paper
Thursday February 26, 5:15 p.m. Johnson Museum of Art 

Angela Campbell, assistant paper conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss pursuing a career as a conservator of works of art on paper.  

This free public lecture is supported in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and held in conjunction with the exhibition An Eye for Detail: Dutch Painting from the Leiden Collection and the seminar “Art | Science Intersections,” a collaboration between the Johnson Museum, the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). Additional support was provided through the generosity of Helen-Mae and Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47, and of Joseph W. Simon ’80 and Ernest F. Steiner ’63 in honor of Vera C. Simon ’55.

The entire Museum is open Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. now through April 30. Parking for this event is FREE at the metered spots in front of the Museum, and visitors can park at ANY Cornell parking garage. The closest is at Martha Van Rensselaer Hall off Forest Home Drive, about a five-minute walk east of the Museum.

Grants in Digital Collections

From Ellen Harris on Behalf of Dean Gretchen Ritter:

I am pleased to announce the sixth round of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, a program funded by the College of Arts of Sciences and coordinated by Cornell University Library. The goal is to build enduring digital resources in support of scholarly and teaching activities in the College of Arts and Science and at Cornell in general. The application process does not require any technical expertise – all you need is a good idea!

Information about the program’s goals, selection criteria, process, and timelines is available on the grants program website:

The website also includes a list of the inspiring projects funded during 2010-2014:

The application deadline for 2015 grants is March 13, 2015.

The grants program is managed by the Visual Resources Advisory Group, co-chaired by Eric Rebillard (Classics) and Oya Rieger (Library). The advisory group’s goal is to develop and oversee the grants program, as well as to assess and address the faculty¹s current and emerging needs for a usable and sustainable digitization and digital resources support service. The group includes Annetta Alexandridis (History of Art), Judith Eleanor Bernstock (History of Art/Visual Studies), Bonna Boettcher (Library/Music), Frederic Gleach (Anthropology), Sturt Manning (Classics), Lauren Monroe (Near Eastern Studies), and Verity Platt (Classics). 

I appreciate your help in spreading the news about the grants program, and I hope you will consider submitting a proposal.  We look forward to a year of exciting projects.

For more information, please contact Danielle Mericle

Gretchen Ritter

Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences

Spring 2015 round of CIAMS archaeological scholarships and research grants is open

Visit this page for details and application forms to apply for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty funding opportunities. Note that the Hirsch scholarships are the proper source for undergraduate and graduate archaeological travel, whereas the CIAMS Research Grants are intended to support other aspects of research and fieldwork.

Thanks and good luck!

The CIAMS faculty

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)

[From: “Jeffrey H. Altschul” <>]

SAA is pleased to announce the first cycle of applications and awards for the Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS). The SAA HUGSprovides funding for minority archaeology students to attend archaeological field schools and thus prepare for careers in archaeology and heritage management.

Few college financial aid packages cover summer lab or field training, making this an out-of-pocket expense. SAA is committed to assisting individuals realize their goals of entering careers in archaeology by offering two types of field school scholarships.

  1. 1.      HUGS Award: up to $5000 to cover program costs and other expenses incurred through participation in archaeological field training. This scholarship cannot be applied to a field school run by the Institute for Field Research (IFR). See the HUGS-IFR Award below.
  1. 2.      HUGS-IFR Award: This scholarship is provided by the Institute of Field Research (IFR) and SAA. 

 The IFR will cover the tuition up to $5000 for attending an IFR field school. Because SAA recognizes the challenges of additional costs associated with attending a field school (airfare, basic field supplies, etc.), it will provide up to $3000 for such expenses incurred to attending the IFR field school.


  1. 1.       Members of historically underrepresented minorities in archaeology, including but not restricted to African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and other non-European minorities.*
  2. 2.       Citizens or legal residents of the U.S. or Canada.
  3. 3.       Enrolled in a regionally accredited university in the United States or Canada, or if outside the United States and Canada, a university with equivalent accreditation.  

* Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders are encouraged to apply to the Native American Scholarships program for parallel funding opportunities.

The HUGS scholarship selection is overseen by SAA’s Minority Scholarships Committee.

Applications can be downloaded from the SAA HUGS Webpage.

Application Deadline: Complete applications, including letters of support, must be received by March 15, 2015.


University of Glasgow doctoral funding opportunity

University of Glasgow Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith PhD Scholarship Competition 2015/16: 

Consuming Identities in the ‘Cradle of Civilisations’ – Food Consumption and the Emergence of Social Complexity in Greater Mesopotamia
Supervisors: Dr Claudia Glatz (Archaeology/School of Humanities) and Dr. Jaime Toney (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences)

This project will shed new light onto practices of food consumption and identity in the proverbial
 ‘Cradle of Civilizations’ by investigating the role of specific organic substances in the (re-)production and negotiation of social status and cultural identities at a time when the world’s first urban societies
 developed in greater Mesopotamia. Drawing on recent anthropological and archaeological theories of
 emergent social complexity and the role of food consumption in these processes, the proposed project will examine questions of diet and food habits using a tightly integrated framework of historical, iconographic and archaeological contextual analysis in conjunction with methods derived from organic
 geochemistry to isolate and identify the residues of perishable substances on pottery and lithic tools.
 Of particular interest will be substances generally associated with socially significant consumption events such as wine and beer, whose preference may indicate social and cultural differences in consumption practices in the study region. Secondary products of livestock-rearing such as milk,
 yoghurt and cheese, will be investigated to provide insights into the relationships of settled farmers and more mobile pastoral groups and their connections with the highland regions of the Zagros. The
 question of the local production or importation of such substances will also be addressed. The focus
 region of the project comprises the south Mesopotamian plains and the Zagros piedmonts of modern-day Iraq from the fifth to the second millennium BC.

Candidates interested in being considered for funded PhD study on this project are encouraged to make informal contact with the Lead Supervisor ( in the first instance. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be found on the Postgraduate Research web pages:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 23 January 2015. Applications should be emailed to Adeline Callander (

British Institute for the Study of Iraq funding opportunities

THE BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF IRAQ (GERTRUDE BELL MEMORIAL) – BISI is currently inviting applications for Academic Grants and Visiting Iraqi Scholarships.

Research and Conference Grants (usually up to £4,000)   Annual Pilot Project Grant (usually up to £8,000)
BISI provides funding to support research, conferences and one annual pilot project that focus principally on the lands and peoples of Iraq. We welcome applications from the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences subjects, and topics may cover any time period from prehistory to the medieval period to the present. Under this scheme, applicants should have an official connection to a UK Higher Education Institution.  For full details and to submit an application please visit Continue reading

Doctoral and Post-doctoral opportunities in archaeology

[This was posted by Erik van Rossenberg on his excellent website]:

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

ANNOUNCEMENT [posted 23 October 2014]
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
Graduate School “Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies”
Closing date: to be announced (soon?)

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Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

From Tim Murray, Director Cornell Society for the Humanities:


2015-16 Cornell Society for the Humanities – CNY Humanities Corridor

Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

In Partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities

The Society for the Humanities and the New York Council for the Humanities announce the call for applicants for the 2015-2016 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship.

 The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed in partnership by the Society for the Humanities and the New York Council for the Humanities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of public scholarship and work by the Fellow to explore the public dimensions of their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization. Continue reading