From 22 to 23 February 2024, the joint research project “Traces of the ‘Boxer War’ in German Museum Collections – A Joint Approach” will hold the first international conference on objects in museum collections suspected to have been looted in China in the context of the so-called “Boxer War.” The conference titled ‘Boxerloot!
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Visiting Professor of East Asian Art History, NYU Abu Dhabi, Due Feb 15
Fieldwork Survey: Assessing Equitability and Inclusion in Archaeological Field Schools: Survey from the Archaeological Centers Coalition
This survey is conducted by Professor Rowan Flad from Harvard University and colleagues on Assessing Equitability and Inclusion in Archaeological Field Schools. It has been developed by a consortium of academic programs in archaeology in collaboration with the Society of Black Archaeologists, the Indigenous Archaeology Collective, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and SAPIENS.
American School of Prehistoric Research Junior Fellowship The American School of Prehistoric Research (ASPR), which supports research and education in Old World prehistory, is pleased to announce ASPR Junior Fellowships: postdoctoral research fellowships at Harvard University for recent PhDs who are pursuing independent research on Old World prehistory. Eligible candidates can be of any nationality but must be at an early stage of their scholarly career doing research that focuses on Old World prehistory.
*Article Publication*- An exploration of potential raw materials for prehistoric pottery production in the Tao River Valley, Gansu Province, China.
Northwest China is known for its Majiayao-style Neolithic painted pottery which has received much praise for its high level of craftsmanship, yet its chain of production, in particular the step of raw material selection, is still poorly understood. To fill this lacuna, the present study explores the raw materials used in producing these wares from a geological and technological perspective.
In China’s Metal Age, which began around 2000 BCE, leaded bronze was widely used. The additional lead distinguishes early Chinese bronze objects from unleaded objects used by most other Metal Age communities in Eurasia. This book focuses on the lead question in early China.
The PhD Program in the Ancient World at New York University’s Institute for the Ancient World is currently accepting applications.
About ISAW's PhD Program:
Encompassing the ancient world from the western Mediterranean to East Asia, from the Neolithic to the early Medieval period, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is focused on creating a new generation of scholars whose work crosses over the disciplinary boundaries of traditional departments.
The Münchner Zentrum für Antike Welten (MZAW) invites applications for a Visiting Professorship in Cultural History of the Ancient World for either one or two years, starting on October 1, 2024.
Founded in 1898, Peking University was initially named as the Imperial University of Peking, whose establishment marked the threshold of modern Chinese higher education. Now with a community of over 40, 000 students, faculty members and staff from a variety of cultural backgrounds, Peking University has become a vibrant and internationalized institution in promoting teaching and academic studies.