ARISC presentation in Baku

ARISC invites you to the presentation
“Hounds and Jackals and Fifty-Eight Holes: Ancient Mesopotamian Board Games in Azerbaijan?”

Speaker: Walter Crist
Arizona State University, American Museum of Natural History, ARISC member

Date: April 16, 2018, 11 AM
Venue: 115 Huseyn Javid Ave, Archaeology Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

This event is sponsored by ARISC and hosted by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of ANAS.
For more information please see our Events page.

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Workshop on Academic Writing and Publishing in the New Digital Environment

Institute for Gender Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University invite faculty, MA and doctoral students to participate in the workshop on “Academic Writing and Publishing in the New Digital Environment” organized on June 4, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The workshop is co-sponsored by ARISC.

For additional details, please visit our Call for Papers section.

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WiP: Some Reflections on the Historiographical Materials of Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (gov. 1685-1707), Or: How to Legitimize India’s most Controversial King?

By Tilmann Kulke, Ilia State University

Date: April 11, 2018, at 18:30 pm
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

For additional information please, visit our events page.

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The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites you to a presentation by ARISC Fellows:

Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Karnut Cemetery

SPEAKERS: Ruben Badalyan, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography
LOCATION: 15 Charents Str., 0025, Yerevan, Armenia; 3rd floor, Library
DATE: March 21, 2018
TIME: 11:00-12:00

This project contributed to Armenia’s cultural heritage by preserving endangered materials and remains of an Early Bronze Age cemetery in the village of Karnut, located on the eastern edge of the Shirak plain. Three burials were excavated, revealing the remains of multiple successive interments in two tombs dating to the Kura-Araxes I and II periods. In the process of excavating burials, we also revealed a previously unknown part of the Early Bronze Age settlement at Karnut. The project has thus already changed the understanding of the Early Bronze Age occupation at Karnut and contributed to an emerging picture of Early Bronze Age mortuary ritual.  Meanwhile the on-going study of materials and human remains will provide an unprecedented view into Early Bronze Age life. The CHM grant has been instrumental in raising awareness of the importance of the cultural preservation of the site for the local residents as well as the scholarly community.
More information is available here.

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CfP: International conference and summer school “Remembering the Georgian Democratic Republic 100 Years On: A Model for Europe?”

ARISC in conjunction with Georgian partner organizations invites interested scholars to participate in the international conference and summer school “Remembering the Georgian Democratic Republic 100 Years On: A Model for Europe?”

For detailed information, please follow the link.

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ARISC Internship Opportunity

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is looking to fill an Internship position in Yerevan.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Duties include updating our country guides and contact lists, creating information materials, helping organize talks and events, and assisting US scholars with the logistics of their research.

Please visit here for more information.

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ARISC Funding Opportunities for 2017-18!

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces funding opportunities for 2017-18.

ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships

ARISC announces the availability of US graduate/postdoctoral fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. Due date: Friday, December 29, 2017.

For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit our website: http://arisc.org/?page_id=70#Grad

ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Grant in the Republic of Armenia

Date Due: March 16, 2018

ARISC invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery! and donors, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project. Grants will typically not exceed $4000.

For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit our website: http://arisc.org/?page_id=70#CHM

Two Additional ARISC Funding Opportunities

ARISC invites applications for U.S. scholars to conduct lectures and/or workshops in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. All topics in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible, and a list of preferred topics is included on our website. Selected applicants will be given a $200 stipend for a lecture, or $500 for an all-day workshop. See the full call on our website http://arisc.org/?page_id=4659#Lectures. All information must be received by Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in order for the applicant to be considered for the priority deadline.

ARISC invites requests for co-sponsorship funds for events related to the South Caucasus. All topics in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible, and events must take place either in Armenia, Azerbaijan, or Georgia. All information must be received by Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in order for the applicant to be considered for the priority deadline. The full call is available on our website: http://arisc.org/?page_id=4659#Cosponsorship

Funding for this opportunity is made possible through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.

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Fall 2017 Networking Opportunities

Back by popular demand! ARISC is offering networking opportunities for South Caucasus scholars. Learn more and sign up here!

“Anthropology in the South Caucasus” with Kevin Tuite
December 7, 2017 at 11:00am – 12:00pm EST (New York time)

“History of the Caucasus” with Michael Reynolds
November 30, 2017 at 11:00am – 12:00pm EST (New York time)

“Preserving Cultural Identity” with Jane Britt Greenwood, AIA
November 2, 2017 at 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT (New York time)

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Funding Opportunities through CAORC

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program
The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of four months.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program
The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.

Deadlines: January 31, 2018

For more information, see our Grants and Fellowships page.

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