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Student Makes Major Roman Find

The discovery of a Roman statue at a dig in North Britain bought a range of headlines, some focusing on the God being one unique to the region and worshipped by Roman soldiers, possibly a God whose statuary was last dug up a hundred and fifty years ago. But I’m going to link to the Daily Mirror page (you can see a large picture), because they stress the luck of the finder: a first year university student on his second ever dig. It may well be the find of his career, and may well be of the god Antenociticus.

Graduate Student Workshop in American Jewish History: Call for Applications

Apropos of the post just below on an important new book in the history of American Judaism, please see and forward along this announcement, for a new graduate student workshop in American Jewish History:

 Graduate Student Workshop in American Jewish History
May 20-22, 2013
Deborah Dash Moore, University of Michigan
Beth S. Wenger, University of Pennsylvania
Jewish Politics and American Society
Inline image 3The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies together with the American Jewish Historical Society and the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives announce a graduate student workshop in American Jewish history to be held at the University of Michigan.  Designed to bring together graduate students invested in both American history and Jewish history, the workshop will encourage productive conversations that push the boundaries of both fields based on the premise that these historical subfields are mutually constitutive.
 While sessions will focus on in-depth discussion of dissertation chapters, the workshop’s larger goal aims to give graduate students a forum in which to discuss their work within the growing field of American Jewish history and to explore issues of pedagogy and professionalization with the purpose of creating an intellectual community. The theme of the workshop looks at politics—broadly defined—to enable more sophisticated analysis and understanding of identity formation, negotiation of power, voting choices, social affiliation, religious change, and ultimately transformations in American and Jewish life.
 ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students who have achieved candidacy and will have a dissertation chapter ready to pre-circulate by early spring 2013. Housing and meals will be provided. Students must provide their own transportation.
 APPLICATION: All materials should be submitted online as pdfs to kunoff@umich.edu
  1. A 3- to 5-page dissertation prospectus that demonstrates how the dissertation fits in the historiography of both Jewish history and American history
  2. A CV
  3. A brief description of career goals (250 words)
  4. One recommendation letter from an advisor (sent separately)
 DEADLINE: January 4, 2013
Students will be notified of decision by February 4, 2013

FSU Graduate Student Symposium Call for Papers Deadline Extended

Call for Papers: The Florida State University Department of Religion
11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
February 17-19, 2012 • Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 17-19, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. This year we are pleased that Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at FSU will be co-sponsoring the Symposium.

Last year’s symposium was a huge success, allowing over forty presenters from over twenty universities and departments as varied as Religion, Geography, Psychology, and Philosophy to share their research, learn from one another, and meet many of their peers and future colleagues.

This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Beyond Borders: Constructing, Deconstructing and Transgressing Boundaries.”

Dr. Manuel A. Vásquez, of the University of Florida, will deliver this year’s keynote address. His lecture is tentatively titled “Beyond the Fetishism of Commodities? Hyper-Animism and Materiality in the Present Age.” Also, we are pleased to host Dr. Kathryn Lofton of Yale University as a guest respondent.

Due to our commitment to collaborative scholarship, students from all fields with interdisciplinary interests in the study of religion and at all levels of graduate study are encouraged to submit paper proposals.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Building and Maintaining Identities; Communities, both Local and Global; Scholars Manufacturing Subjects; Strategies of Empowerment and Subjugation; Limits of Embodiment; Political, Ethical and/or Gender Conflicts; Discourses of (In)Justice.

Presentations should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and will receive faculty responses. In addition, every year respondents select the best graduate paper to receive the Leo F. Sandon Award, an endowed award named for the Religion Department’s former chair.

The due date for proposals has been extended. Proposals including an abstract of approximately 300 words, a list of key terms, and a one-page CV should be submitted by December 10, 2011 for review. Final papers must be submitted by January 15, 2012. Please send proposals to Michael Graziano at fsureligionsymposium@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you or your students and seeing you at the 2012 Graduate Student Symposium at Florida State University.

Call for Grad Student Papers – 2011 ICMH

The United States Commission on Military History (USCMH) invites U.S. graduate students (those enrolled in a Ph.D. program but not yet awarded the Ph.D.) to submit papers for the 2011 congress of the International Commission of Military History (ICMH) to be held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 28 August – 2 [...]