Monthly Archives: June 2016

Call for Submissions: NYCDH Graduate Student Digital Humanities Project Award

NYCDH Graduate Student Digital Humanities are pleased to announce their third annual cross-institutional NYCDH digital humanities graduate student project award. All graduate students attending an institution in New York City and the metropolitan area are invited to apply by Monday, August 15, 2016.

First prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner-up positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH. Winners will also receive exposure on NYCDH’s site and through their social media outlets.

Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. In the case a team wins, the prize is to be divided among the team members equally. They are accepting proposals for projects in early or mid stages of development.

All applications should include a clear description of your project, how it falls into realm of the digital humanities, a timeline for the project work, and a transparent, itemized explanation of your funding requirements. For more details, see the Graduate Student DH Project Award page on their website.

We encourage prospective applicants to contact them to talk about your proposal before you submit. To set up an appointment, send us an email at nycdigitalhumanities@gmail.com.

Proposals will be judged by a committee selected from the NYCDH Steering Committee. The winners will be chosen based on their intellectual contribution, innovative use of technology, and the clarity of their work plan.

To learn more, visit the award information page: http://nycdh.org/nycdh-student-project-award

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NAARCH Internship Announcement 2016

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The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of
Natural History offers Lab Researcher Internship positions in the North American
Archaeology Lab (NAARCH Lab) for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate
students. The interns will handle, store, and analyze a wide variety of artifacts from
southeastern North America. Lab interns have the opportunity to work with faunal
remains, lithics, Native American and European ceramics, Spanish colonial artifacts, and
numerous other material types. Lab work typically consists of washing, cataloging, and
organizing recent collections as well as data management. Additional projects have
involved fine-grained sorting of excavated materials, non-destructive analysis using
PXRF, and basic level artifact analysis and documentation. In addition to lab work,
interns will also be considered for our ongoing fieldwork program in Georgia, USA
 (offered only for the fall and spring semester). Our fieldwork package offers room and
board, transportation, and a monetary stipend for three weeks.
Individuals interested in joining the NAARCH Lab Internship should be highly
motivated, patient, detail-oriented, and professional. Individuals who have not yet
completed their junior year need not apply unless they have extensive experience that off-
sets their lack of academic training. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or
in the lab is not necessary but will be a factor in our selection. The application form can
program Remember to specify your interest in North American Archaeology on the
application.
The internships are unpaid. A paid position is possible dependent on
departmental funding. You may indicate your interest in a paid position on the
application, but please be aware that checking only the paid position box may affect your
chances. Course credit can be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an
accredited school of higher learning. The North American Archaeology Lab offers three
internship sessions a year (summer, fall, and spring). The NAARCH department asks
interns to commit to two or three days a week, for a period of 10 weeks per semester. The
number of interns accepted varies according to the research goals per semester.
Internship Application Deadlines 2016
• Summer Session (June to August), submit January 1 – March 1
• Fall Session (September to December), submit June 4 – August 4
• Spring Session 2017 (January to May), submit October 1 – December 1
Interested applicants must submit a resume or CV, contact information for three
references, a one page statement of purpose and the completed application form. The
statement of purpose should briefly outline the applicant’s prior experience in
archaeology as well as their future plans within the discipline. Individuals with questions
should feel free to email tblaber[at]amnh.org
Applications may be sent to tblaber[at]amnh.org or mailed to:
Thomas Blaber
Anthropology Department
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192

An Opportunity at the United Nations

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations is the largest and longest-running youth gathering at the UN. The 2016 Summer Youth Assembly will take place August 10-12at UN Headquarters in New York with the theme “Transform Vision Into Action” and a focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The Youth Assembly at the UN empowers youths (16-28 years old) in global arenas, specifically the UN Global Development Agenda. It’s a unique platform, which fosters dialogue and creates partnerships between exceptional youth, UN high officials and staff, the private sector, and civil society.

Their office (OGS) will sponsor a group of students to attend the 2016 Summer Youth Assembly conference at the United Nations for FREE (normally $175). The sponsorship will pay for the 3-day Youth Assembly and a souvenir. These students, however, will be responsible for their own meals, accommodations, and travel during the conference.

This sponsorship is available for NYU students who:

  • are youth leaders or aspiring youth leaders, ages 16-28+
  • could understand and speak English (translation services are not available)
  • are able to pick up the attendance badge on August 9 and are availableAugust 10-12 for the conference
  • are in good academic standing

The deadline to register is Thursday, June 30.

Apply here

Deadline extended for submission to the Peter C. Marzio Award: July 15!

The deadline for submission to the Peter C. Marzio Award has been extended to July 15, 2016

Call for submissions to the ICAA’s Peter C. Marzio Award, 2016: check out the details here!

The ICAA is proud to invite undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in universities in the US and abroad to apply for the 2016 edition of the Peter C. Marzio Award for Outstanding Research in 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art. A prize of $2,500 will be granted to a graduate student, and $1,000 to an undergraduate student (or honorable mention), who each produce outstanding academic papers based on the newly published primary-source materials available from the digital archive Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art and its companion book series, Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art. Named for the late, longtime director of the MFAH, who founded the ICAA in 2001, the award recognizes new scholarship in the field of 20th-century Latin American and Latino art. The prize is generously underwritten by the Transart Foundation of Houston.

Apply Today: Paid Fall 2016 Internship Opportunities in DC

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For more information and to apply click here !

Applications for the 2016 fall term close on Friday, July 8.