Newsletter week 47
24 November - 30 November 2011
- Registration in uSis
- New procedure for submission of your thesis
- Cohort evaluation
- Wanted: archaeological data manager
- Symposium in a Mediterranean atmosphere
- Lecture: Design by contagion
- Bodies and identities: Gendering sculpture in the Greek and Roman world
- Positions on offer at the Max Planck Institute
- When in Rome... take a course
- Balkan Heritage Field School projects 2012
You can (and should) still register for the exams of block 2. Please note that papers etc. also count as exams, so you have to register for these as well. The required study activity numbers can be found in the exam schedule.
Please note: registration for exams starts 6 weeks before the exam/paper deadline takes place. So if a particular exam is planned for the end of January or in February, you will not yet find that exam in uSis.
Also, registration for the courses in block 3 has been opened. Please enroll for your courses as soon as possible.
If you want to graduate in the next ceremony, to be held on 10 February, you need to have handed in the final version of your thesis by 15 December 2011.
The procedure for the final submission of the thesis has changed slightly, and is as follows:
1) Send an e-mail to the Administration Office and your thesis supervisor stating your intention to hand in your thesis, along with the submission date you have in mind. Important: in that same e-mail, also send a link to the SafeAssign report you have made (enroll in the Blackboard module "MA thesis" and follow the instructions).
2) Hand in two hard copies of your thesis: 1 for the Administration Office (room 0.21), and 1 for your thesis supervisor. The Administration Bureau will appoint a second reader, you will be informed.
3) After the thesis has been approved by the Examination Committee you will receive instructions on how to upload your thesis in the Thesis Repository. After your thesis has been uploaded, your thesis grade will be entered in uSis and you can graduate.
In order to make a proper evaluation of courses taught in the Faculty of Archaeology, the Education Committee and the assessor are organising so-called Cohort Evaluations twice a year.
During these evaluation meetings, students are asked to review educational matters concerning the last 2 blocks of courses. The results of the digital course evaluations will also be discussed. But whereas the digital evaluations only assess one course at a time, the Cohort Evaluations also focus on programme coherence, time schedules, overlap, and other matters that do not directly concern course content.
This is your chance to give feedback on your programme, so you are strongly advised to participate in the next Cohort Evaluation:
30 November 2011, 11 am-1 pm, Lipsius/147.
The E-depot Nederlandse Archeologie (EDNA) is looking for a student assistant archaeological data manager (16 hrs per week). The position is for the course of one month and the work consists of archaeological data entry, to make archives of archaeological data sets more available to researchers.
EDNA is looking for an Archaeology student who can easily familiarise him/herself with new computer systems. The salary is max. € 2.099,- (in case of a fulltime position), the office is in the new national data archive DANS, The Hague, near train station Laan van NOI.
If you would like to apply or if you need more information, please contact Hella Hollander.
Next weekend, dr John Bintliff is organising a two-day symposium entitled International Mediterranean Survey Conference.
In four sessions, research methods and research results of fieldwork in the Mediterranean region will be presented and discussed.
Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
2 december (Gravensteen/111)
Session 1: Turkey and Syria
Session 2: Italy
3 december (Lipsius/147)
Session 3: Spain and Portugal
Session 4: Greece
Details about the topics, speakers, time etc. are in the programme. For more information, please contact John Bintliff.
A team of experts will discuss the first results of the VIDI project The quest for the legitimacy of architecture (1750-1850), which started in 2010 under supervision of Maarten Delbeke.
The meeting will be concluded with a lecture by architect and historian Mark Wilson Jones, senior lecturer at the University of Bath. The lecture is entitled Design by contagion: Interaction between architecture, art and craft in ancient Greece (see an abstract).
Master students and PhD-candidates are welcome to attend the lecture. Please apply by e-mailing L.M. Bleijenberg.
Date: 25 November 2011.
Time: 5 pm-6 pm.
Location: Faculty Club (Green Room), Rapenburg 73.
When and in what circumstances was sculpture – be it sculpture in the round, reliefs or architectural sculpture – valued as a highly conspicuous medium in terms of material, of production, and of viewing? How did this affect notions of gender as far as they became materialised in sculptures? Can we assume that sculptured images, such as figures and portraits, imply increased agency of those persons who used them to represent themselves or others?
These questions (and more) will be addressed in the two-day workshop Bodies and identities: Gendering sculpture in the Greek and Roman world. The workshop will be held on 8 and 9 December 2011.
PhD-candidates and master students are welcome to attend.
Read all about the workshop.
The Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, has several positions on offer:
Research position in biological anthropology
PhD position(s): "Plant foods in hominin prehistory"
The Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome (the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome) is organising a number of courses for MA students in the spring of 2012:
13-19 February: Egypte in Rome (in Dutch)
2-11 March: Latijnse epigrafie op locatie (in Dutch)
3-17 June: Challenging eternity: Archaeology, heritage management and urban planning in Rome (in English)
More information is on the Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome website.
In 2012, the Balkan Heritage Field School (Bulgaria) is starting no less than 8 new projects. You can join these projects and take on the excavation, restoration, conservation and documentation of all kinds of materials (pottery, fresco's, etc.).
The following projects are on offer:
1) Fresco-hunting: Photo expedition to medieval Balkan churches
2) Birth of Europe: Excavation of the early Neolithic settlement Ilindentsi
3) Workshop for conservation and documentation of Roman mosaics
4) Workshop for conservation, restoration and documentation of Roman pottery
5) Heraclea Lyncestis excavations
6) Apollonia Pontica excavations
7) Stobi (the capital city of Macedonia Secunda) excavations
8) Workshop for restoration and documentation of ancient Greek pottery
Dates, locations, background information, travel and accommodation details etc. are in the project descriptions, see the titles mentioned above.
If you want to participate, you can sign up by using the online application form on the Balkan Heritage Field School website.