Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Call for Posters

Students in Archaeology:
2013 Poster Presentation of Recent Fieldwork and Archaeological Research
Friday, October 11 at 6pm and Saturday, October 12, 11am-1pm
University of St. Thomas

The third annual student poster event will be funded by an AIA Society Outreach Grant and held in cooperation with the University of St. Thomas Art History Department’s Graduate Student Research Symposium. Student posters will be on display during the Friday night keynote address by Jason Felch (WikiLoot: An Experiment in Crowdsourcing the Study of the Illicit Antiquities Trade, 6:00pm, Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas, James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall), and on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11am-1pm we will hold a poster presentation and reception that will allow social time and informal discussion (Saturday's reception will be held in the O'Shaughnessy Education Center lobby at the University of St. Thomas).

We encourage students to present posters about their recent archaeological fieldwork or research projects related to archaeology, looting or preservation of antiquities. By presenting the vibrant student involvement with archaeological fieldwork and research projects, we hope to inspire students and the general public and encourage life-long interest in preservation of archaeological heritage. The poster session should also bring together students and professionals from different institutions, and encourage membership in the AIA and its MN Society. We expect that students presenting posters of their work will introduce their classmates, families and friends to the AIA and to its global work.

The AIA Outreach Grant will allow us to contribute toward the expense of printing posters and produce a booklet of abstracts, which will be available to attendees at the Saturday poster event. We will also serve light refreshments and beverages at the Saturday poster event to encourage conviviality while members of the Minnesota archaeological community visit with one another.

To be included in the poster session, students must submit an abstract with the following information via e-mail to Dr. V. Schrunk at idschrunk@stthomas.edu by Monday, Sept. 30:

1.     Name of student presenter(s) and academic institution

2.     Title of poster/research project. The title should make the topic clear, including the site’s name and country in the case of field reports (speakers must get permission from the project director to speak about the site and to use any photos).
3.     Abstract of maximum 300 words

Please direct questions to Vanca Schrunk at idschrunk@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5740.

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