• Call for Papers–Central States Anthropology Society Meeting April 21-23, 2016 Kansas City Deadline January 29, 2016

    6 January 2016

    The Central States Anthropology Society(CSAS)
    will have its annual meeting

    April 21-23, 2016

    Embassy Suites Kansas City-Plaza, in Kansas City, MO

    The Call for papers has been announced and can be found at this website

    http://csas.americananthro.org/sample-page/annual-meeting/

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JANUARY 29, 2016

    This is a great conference for all anthropologists, including undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Career Kickstarter

    14 December 2015

    Career Kickstarter: A Workshop Seminar

    –Two sections offered:

    Section A: Wednesdays @ 3:10-4:30 for 4 weeks: Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27

    OR

    Section B: Thursdays @ 3:10-4:30 for 4 weeks: Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, and Jan. 28

     

    Seniors, apply to be a part of the 4-week career seminar that will help you figure out what you want to do after graduation and know how to get it. We’ll cover topics such as how to:

    • understand your strengths and interests
    • search for jobs
    • network
    • write cover letters and resumes
    • interview

    …everything you need to know to land a job.

    Applications due MON., JAN. 4 @ NOON on the Tunnel. Space is limited.

    ***NO RESUME REQUIRED. PLEASE APPLY BY UPLOADING APPLICATION DOCUMENT AS “RESUME”***

    Application materials include: (in one document)

    PAGE ONE: an information sheet listing your: first name, last name, class year, cell phone number, email address, AND which section time you’re applying to;

    PAGE TWO: a list of 3-5 goals (full sentences) for what you hope to get out of this seminar;

    PAGE THREE: write a reflection about you and your career development up until this point (350 words max)

    Upload this document via the “Documents” tab on the blue menu bar – add new, select resume (application document).

    Then search for “Kickstarter” again and select your resume by clicking apply.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    -Senior status (class of 2016)
    -Extremely uncertain about future plans and feeling behind in terms of career development and planning
    -Excellent initiative and follow through
    -Desire to focus on own career development and planning
    -MUST commit to all 4 sessions
    -Those seniors who have never been into the Career Center are most encouraged to apply.

  • Field Schools in Transylvania: Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Museology, Geophysics

    12 November 2015

    Programs are intensive hands-on projects designed to immerse our participants in an active research environment and provide the opportunity for the acquisition of practical, technical and specialized field skills. The research area focuses on Transylvania (Romania), a region essential to the prehistoric and historic development of the Old World – Europe. Transylvania, by its geographic position as one of the main access roads in and out of Europe, and by its highly fertile lands and natural resources (i.e. salt, copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, etc.), was at the core of the multiscalar transformative processes instrumental in European construction.

    In this context, research looks at processes of crisis management in liminal space-time environments, such as the European frontier. Programs are currently interested in two major continuity breaks in the region: the first one triggered by the collapse of the Dacian Kingdoms after their final defeat in 106AD by Trajan’s legions and subsequent colonization; and the second one following the defeat of the European armies at the Battle on Mohacs in 1526 and subsequent Ottoman invasion. We are focusing on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to mortality, health and salvation in times of crisis.

    To this effect, there are several on-going projects, open to both credit students and non-credit volunteers:

    APPLIED FIELD METHODS:

    ARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (2 weeks minimum):

    BIOARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (associated 3 and 4 week intensive osteology labs are separate):

    For more information visit our website: www.archaeotek-archaeology.org , or contact us at archaeology@archaeotek.org . All projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

    Projects are open to both credit students (both undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit participants (both student and non-student).

  • 2016-2017 Presidential Internship Program at the American University in Cairo

    12 November 2015

    PRESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

    The American University in Cairo

    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 Egypt.

    Work and Available Offices:Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

    Benefits: Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

    Application: We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

    The application is due January 22, 2016.

  • SLAC Winter Recruiting Day in DC

    5 November 2015

    Apply by November 10 for in-person interviews with 30+ organizations brought to you by the Selective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC). If selected you will interview in Washington D.C. on January 8. (Travel scholarships available as needed)

    Internships:

    Full-Time Jobs: Science and Healthcare

    Full-Time Jobs: Education

    Full-Time Jobs: Policy and Economics

    Full-Time Jobs: Business, Finance, and Technology

    APPLY NOW!   Winter Recruiting Day (in Wash. DC), Deadline: November 10

     

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Field Notes Vol 8

    5 November 2015

    Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, is a student academic journal recognized by the Library of Congress. It provides students with an ideal opportunity to receive serious peer review and publication. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all papers should address anthropological questions. We are now accepting papers for our eighth volume. The preliminary deadline for early editorial feedback is December 15, 2015. The final deadline is January 15, 2016.

    Field Notes accepts the following manuscript types:

    Articles: Field Notes welcomes original research conducted by the author. Submissions should be between 3500–8000 words (including references). If the article is accepted and original research was undertaken involving living humans or animals, we may need to obtain IRB approval before publication.

    Research Reports: Field Notes now accepts short interim reports on ongoing projects, including fieldwork, lab work, or other research. Reports can include preliminary findings as well as intended contributions to anthropological method or theory. These can be up to 5000 words, including references.

    Current Debates: Current Debates pieces are intended as short commentaries identifying and outlining a topical area of interest in anthropological method or theory. Authors will critically examine the issues involved and suggest future approaches. These can be up to 5000 words, including references.

    Book reviews: Book reviews consist of a critical summary and commentary analyzing the merits of a recently published book. Only books published in the last two years will be accepted. Submissions should be no more than 2000 words, including references.

    Book review essays: Book review essays compare and contrast two to three books on the same theme or subject area. The author will identify critical issues and assess the contributions of each book to understanding the topic in question. Submissions should be no more than 4000 words, including references.

    To be considered as a book reviewer or essayist, please email the editors at fldnotes@uwm.edu indicating why you are well suited to review the book(s) you choose.

    Formatting Guidelines:

    • All submissions should follow the AAA (American Anthropological Association) style guide: http://www.aaanet.org/publications/style_guide.pdf
    • Each submission is limited to three images (at least 300 dpi quality) and ten total figures and tables. If the work is accepted for publication and you are reproducing figures or tables that

    have been published elsewhere, you will need to obtain proper permission, as determined by

    the copyright holder(s)

    • All submissions must be in English
    • Double spaced, one-inch margins
    • Times New Roman, 10 pt font
    • Please use endnotes rather than footnotes

      To see past volumes of Field Notes, please visit our site on the Anthropology Student Union’s webpage. You can also see ouracademia.edu profile.

      Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact Field Notes at fldnotes@uwm.edu with any questions.

     

  • OSEA Summer Ethnography Field School, Yucatan

    2 November 2015

     Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology

    Field Study Abroad 2016

    Four & Six Week programs

    ·  Ethnography Field School

    ·  Maya Language Immersion

    ·  Teach English Service Learning

    June 22 to July 30, 2016, Yucatán, México

    Ethnography Field School provides experiential hands on training in learning ethnographic methods in contexts of community action research and service learning.Ideal for Graduate students preparing for fieldwork and Undergraduates seeking unique educational and international experience to enter med school, continue in a graduate program, or pursue a career in non-profit community work.

    Ethnography Field School 6 weeks 8 credits

    Students design & conduct research project on Sustainable Community Tourism; sexualities & subjectivities in contexts of cultural change; Visual Ethnography; Heritage, Service Learning; Maya Health and Health and Healing 

    Teach English Community Service Learning, 8 credits

    Maya Language Immersion, 6 credits

    OSEA courses are accredited through partner institution the Facultad de Antropología of the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatá. contact@osea-cite.org

  • Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop

    6 October 2015

    The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University is pleases to announce that it will be sponsoring its 4th annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop on February 26-27th 2016.  this year’s theme is Inequality and Inequity, with an emphasis on the economic, social and political aspects of those issues.  This two-day event will gather undergraduate students from liberal arts institiutions to present their independent research related to this theme.  In the spirit of the workshop setting, presentations will be informal and there will be ample room for dialogue among all participants.  Faculty mentors are also encouraged to attend.

    In order to be considered for participation in the workshop, interested students should submit a 500 word abstract summarizing their research project and obtain a letter of support from a faculty member at their home institution.   Please submit abstracts and letters to  Irv Epstein, iepstein@iwu.edu, by December 1, 2015.

  • Jobs with Impact

    16 September 2015

    Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future

    If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact.

    Impact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future.

    Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August    2016! Our early application deadline is September 27th. We also have immediate positions available.

    If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact.

    You can learn more and apply on our website.

  • Green Corps – opportunity for students after graduation!

    10 September 2015

    Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. We need more organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

    In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

    For more information, read on or visit www.greencorps.org/application

    In your year with Green Corps:

    Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director at the Sierra Club, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

    Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more—all of the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.

    Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, and Conservation Lands Foundation in major cities to small towns across the country.

    Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

    Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

    Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

    Apply today: www.greencorps.org/application