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NEW ARTICLES: Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology

Several new articles from American Antiquity and Cambridge University Press have recently been published that are relevant to archaeologists around the world, including for those of us who work in East Asia. All three essays focus on the subject of harassment in archaeology.

Documenting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2020.118

Disrupting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2021.19

Using Public Health Interventions to Prevent Harassment in Archaeology: https://www.cambridge.org/core/blog/2021/03/23/using-public-health-interventions-to-prevent-harassment-in-archaeology/

Dunhuang Manuscripts

Upcoming Talk: "That the prefecture may be tranquil”: A Thousand-Year-Old Buddhist Print from Dunhuang

Join Royal Ontario Museum's Wen-chien Cheng, Dr. Jessica Lockhart and Dr. Amanda Goodman of the University of Toronto as they explore how modern research and scientific analysis can shed light on the history of a thousand-year-old Buddhist devotional print from Dunhuang, China, one of several dozen surviving prints that commemorate a summer festival held at the site in the year 947 CE on Thursday, April 8 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Job Posting: Research Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Department of Anthropology (Archaeology) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is seeking an outstanding candidate for Research Assistant Professorship specialized in Archaeology with a geographical focus on Asia. Ideal candidate should have:  (i)    PhD degree in Archaeology;  (ii)   Strong commitment to excellence in research; and   (iii)   A good track record of publishing. 

JOB POSTING: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT THE RANK OF INSTRUCTOR—EARLY CHINA

Position Description

The Creel Center for Chinese Paleography of the University of Chicago’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations invites applications for a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor. We welcome applications from scholars with a background in any aspect of early Chinese civilization, though special preference will be given to applicants who propose to study paleography and/or unearthed documents. The selected candidate is expected to be in residence and conduct their own research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Further requirements include teaching two courses as well as participation in the graduate workshops, symposia, and other events sponsored by the center and the department. The initial appointment is for two years, and renewal for a third year if possible, contingent upon budgetary approval and satisfactory review of performance. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. The anticipated start date for the appointment is September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

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NEW BOOK: The Oxford Handbook of Early China

The Oxford Handbook of Early China

Edited by Elizabeth Childs-Johnson

The Oxford Handbook on Early China brings 30 scholars together to cover early China from the Neolithic through Warring States periods (ca 5000-500BCE). The study is chronological and incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, covering topics from archaeology, anthropology, art history, architecture, music, and metallurgy, to literature, religion, paleography, cosmology, religion, prehistory, and history.

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Online Survey: Save Ancient Studies Alliance

5-minute Survey to Save Ancient Studies

Save Ancient Studies in America (SASA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in early 2020 as a reaction to the devaluation of the study of the ancient world in universities and high schools. Our director, David Danzig, and a group of 30 graduate students and early career scholars from leading universities around the world came together to build a platform to increase exposure, inspire engagement, and provide access to the study of the ancient world.

As part of SASA’s research project on the Downward Trend in Ancient Studies, we are working on understanding what draws people into Ancient Studies. Please spend 5 minutes to take this survey and help us work toward saving Ancient Studies. The results of this survey will help us analyze the variety of paths into our fields and to thereby better target SASA’s strategies for engaging young adults in the ancient world and attracting new students. 

Survey link: >>>>>  https://www.saveancientstudies.org/survey  <<<<<

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