Jordan women in archaeology management plan UN funds project to help women manage local archaeological site and attract tourists
By Garry Shaw
Members of the co-op society discuss plans during the January launch for the Empowering Rural Women Project, a collaborative program joint funded by UN Women and Unesco
The village of Umm el-Jimal, which dates back to the first century AD, is in the poorest and least developed regions of Jordan. Women are particularly disenfranchised: they have traditionally played little role in the area’s economy, and unemployment among women is twice the rate of men. Continue reading
[From Gretchen Ritter, Dean of Arts and Sciences]
The deadline for the fifth round of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is fast approaching. 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:
http://dcaps.library.cornell.edu/asgrants Continue reading
The International Council of Museums has posted this project for monitoring, protecting Egyptian antiquities during this time of political instability.
The Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. In order to facilitate identification, the Emergency Red List describes the categories or types of cultural items that are most likely to be illegally bought and sold.
Museums, auction houses, art dealers and collectors are encouraged not to acquire these objects without having carefully and thoroughly researched their origin and all the relevant legal documentation. Due to the great diversity of objects, styles and periods, the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk is far from exhaustive. Any cultural good that could have originated in Egypt should be subjected to detailed scrutiny and precautionary measures.
This summer, the University of Denver returns to Amache, a WWII era Japanese American internment camp site in Granada, Colorado for a field school in historical archaeology and museum studies. The field school will run from June 16 through July 15, 2014 and is offered for four credit hours to both undergraduate and graduate students. This field school provides the unique opportunity for students to work directly with individuals who once lived at the site where they will be conducting archaeological research. More details about the field school and the application are available at: https://portfolio.du.edu/amache. For more info, contact Bonnie Clark, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Denver, email@example.com
The Department of Classics presents… Neil Coffee, Associate Professor of Classics, University at Buffalo – State University of New York, Tesserae Project Workshop. Friday, March 7, 2014 1:30 – 3:00 PM 124 Goldwin Smith Hall. The Tesserae website (http://tesserae.caset.buffalo.edu/) offers a variety of ways to explore inheritance and influence in ancient Greek, Latin, and English literature at the level of individual lines of poetry and sentences. These include searches by shared words, shared dictionary headwords (lemmata), and sound features. Continue reading
Joanna Sofaer, University of Southampton (UK), “Cartographies of the Body: Practice and Challenge in Human Bioarchaeology,” Fri, Feb 28, 3:30 McGraw 215. Co-sponsored by CIAMS. More…
February Events at ISAW
Events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please Note: Admission to the lecture hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:00pm: ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Lecture
Watching Them Watching Us: Learning to Look at the Earliest Monastic Portraits from Late Antique Egypt Thelma Thomas (ISAW & IFA) –reception to follow
This lecture is sponsored by The Achelis Foundation. Continue reading