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The 1996 Awards Committees of the American Society for Ethnohistory are pleased to announce the recipients of the society's Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin and Robert F. Heizer awards. For the best book-length work in ethnohistory, the 1996 Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize was awarded to Patricia Galloway (Mississippi Department of Archives and History) for her book, Choctaw Genesis 1500-1700, published by the University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, in 1995. Ellen B. Basso's The Last Cannibals: A South American Oral History (University of Texas Press) received an honorable mention. Members of the 1996 Selection Committee were Kevin Gosner, University of Arizona, Chair; Frederic W. Gleach, Cornell University; and Rayna D. Green, Smithsonian Institution. For the best article in the field of ethnohistory, the 1996 Robert F. Heizer Prize was awarded to Janet Carsten (University of Edinburgh) for her article, "The Politics of Forgetting: Migration, Kinship, and Memory on the Periphery of the Southeast Asian State," published in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute n.s. 1:317-335 (1995). Members of the 1996 Selection Committee were John D. Monaghan, Vanderbilt University, chair; Kenneth M. Morrison, Arizona State University; and Pauline Turner Strong, University of Texas. For additional information, please contact Frederic W. Gleach, Secretary/Treasurer, American Society for Ethnohistory, Dept. of Anthropology, 265 McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, (607) 277-0109, email fwg1@cornell.edu.

The charity association Kineon has organized the second edition of the International Archaeology Film Festival in Brussels, November 14-16, 1997. This festival will take place in the form of a competition, with six awards given at the conclusion. The goals of this festival are to present a selection of high quality archaeological films before a wide audience; to attract film directors and educators to the genre of archaeological documentary film for use in schools and universities; to underline the importance of such documentaries in research; to allow a public critique of cinematic progress in the approach to problems specific to archaeology in various countries; and to arouse the curiosity of the public for archaeology. Recent filmed documents (post-1992) are welcome. For information, contact Didier Dehon, President, ASBL Kineon, Chaussée de la Hulpe, 579, B-1170 Brussels, Belgium, (322) 675-9029.

The Archaeological and Historical Preservation Technology program, a new associate degree program unique to the North Carolina Community College System, the state of North Carolina, and the Southeast, was approved to begin at Randolph Community College (RCC) in fall 1997. The new program grew out of archaeological technician training classes that have been offered periodically in the continuing education division of RCC since 1988. The success of the continuing education programs has established RCC as a major figure in technical training in archaeology and historic preservation in North Carolina. The curriculum will provide courses related to the documentation and preservation of cultural and historical resources, emphasizing technical training in archaeological methods and building preservation/restoration. The program's 70-72 semester hours which can be completed in two years, will qualify students to assist archaeologists and historic preservationists in the identification, management, and restoration of historically significant sites. The usual admission requirements for any associate degree program at RCC will be used to admit students to the program. For more information on this program or to apply, contact the RCC Student Development office at (910) 633-0224.

The Society of Professional Archeologists (SOPA) has announced the recipients of its 1997 awards. Outgoing President FredWendorf (Southern Methodist University) presented the citations and plaques on April 3 at SOPA's annual meeting held concurrently with the Society for American Archaeology conference in Nashville. Robert M. Thorne (Mississippi) received a Special Achievement Award in recognition of his influential role in promoting archaeological site stabilization. SOPA bestowed this year's Distinquished Service Award on Richard D. Daugherty (Washington State University) for the profound impact he has had on the profession in the course of a long and varied career. The 1997 John F. Seiberling Award--SOPA's highest honor--was granted to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for its 30 years' commitment to the conservation of America's cultural resources.

The H. John Heinz III Fund of the Heinz Family Foundation announces its grant program for archaeological fieldwork in Latin America for 1998. This program will fund four to six scholars to conduct archaeological research in Latin America. Applications for dissertation research will not be considered. The maximum amount of the awards will be $8,000 each. The deadline for submission is November 15, 1997, and notification of the awards will be made by March 1998. To request guidelines or information, please contact James B. Richardson III, Chairman, Division of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, (412) 665-2601, fax (412) 665-2751, email jbr3+@pitt.edu.

The Southeastern Archaeological Conferences (SEAC) announces a program of small grants to finance public outreach projects and invites applications for 1997. Projects proposed for grant funding should promote public awareness of archaeology in the Southeast. Most grants will be for activities held in conjunction with the SEAC annual meeting. Grants for teacher workshops, public symposia, field trips for the public to archaeological sites, printed material for public consumption, or Native American outreach programs are encouraged. Grants cannot be used for receptions, food, or entertainment, and must not exceed $1,000 per year. It is not necessary to be a SEAC member to qualify for funding. Proposals should consist of a short (three-page maximum) statement of purpose, a list of potential supplementary funding sources, and a budget specifying how funds will be spent. The submission deadline is July 1, 1997; awards will be announced August 1, 1997. For more information, contact Dick Jefferies, Department of Anthropology, 211 Lafferty Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, fax (606) 323-1959.

The Lister Fellowship has been established at the Crow Canyon Center to commemorate the life and work of the late Robert H. Lister, a noted southwestern researcher, educator, and project leader. The fellowship is designed to support outstanding graduate students working in southwestern archaeology. It will be offered in alternate years. Eligibility criteria may vary somewhat from one offering to the next. This year's award has very general eligibility requirements. However, some future offerings will be designed to support students working closely with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on problems of Four Corner- area archaeology. The 1997-1998 Lister Fellowship will provide a stipend of $5,000 to assist a PhD student whose dissertation project shows promise of making a significant advance in archaeological knowledge of Native American cultures in the American Southwest. Projects based on historic as well as prehistoric archaeology are eligible, as are ethnoarchaeological or paleoenvironmental studies. Applicants must have been admitted to a PhD program at a recognized university in North American and be engaged in dissertation research or writing in academic year 1997-1998. Presentation of a colloquium at the Crow Canyon Center is required during the fellowship year. The award is not renewable. Fellowship tenure is from September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998. Applications are due at the by June 14, 1997, and the award will be announced on or about August 1, 1997. For further information and instructions for application, contact Lister Fellowship, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 County Rd. K, Cortez, CO 81321, (970) 565-8975, fax (970) 565-4859.

For students and faculty headed to the Congress of Americanists meeting to be held in July 1997 in Quito, Ecuador, Aeroperu and MILA Perutours announce special fares to Quito and Lima and/or Cuzco from major U.S. cities. For reservations, please call (800) 367-7378 and identify your itinerary and schedule. Tickets will be issued with a 15% discount! And if you travel with ten other people, the 11th ticket is absolutely free on Aeroperu. The offer is good for one year. Traveling with students? Call us now. For the members of the archaeological community, other discounts apply to Mexico and Central and South American destinations. Need to travel for 60 days or more? You can also call us and we will try to waive restrictions with selected airlines. Email perutours@aol.com; milalatin@aol.com.

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