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Lewis R. Binford (Southern Methodist University), 1997, Norman Hammond (Boston University), 1998, and Marshall D. Sahlins (University of Chicago), 1998, have been elected Corresponding Fellows of the British Academy. The academy, the British equivalent of the National Academy of Sciences (together with the Royal Society, which covers the "hard" sciences), describes Corresponding Fellowship as "the greatest honor the Academy can bestow in recognition of scholarly distinction." Earlier elections inducted Richard S. MacNeish and Gordon R. Willey.

The National Academy of Sciences announced that Craig Morris, curator in the Department of Anthropology and dean of science at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, was among the 60 new members elected to the Academy this year. The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for general welfare. Election to membership in the Academy, which recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Morris is one of three American Museum of Natural History curators who are members of the National Academy of Sciences. David Hurst Thomas, also a curator in the Department of Anthropology, was elected to the organization in 1989; Norman D. Newell, curator emeritus in the Museum's Department of Invertebrates, also is a member. Earlier this month, Morris also was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, another of the country's most prestigious professional organizations. For more than two centuries, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has brought together the country's leading figures from universities, government, business, and the creative arts to exchange ideas and promote knowledge for the public interest. Morris's field research has extensively studied the Inka Empire, and he has ongoing projects to further document Inka expansion. Morris's efforts in making science more approachable to the public have resulted in several exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History, including the archaeology section of its Hall of South American Peoples and the 1996 temporary exhibition, "Leonardo's Codex Leicester: A Masterpiece of Science." His latest book, The Cities of the Ancient Andes, coauthored with Adriana von Hagen, was published by Thames and Hudson in March. Morris received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1967. In addition to his membership in the National Academy of Sciences, he is the vice-president of the Institute of Andean Research, serves on several editorial and advisory boards, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Chapman, Department of Communications, American Museum of Natural History, (212) 769-5762.

The Foundation for Exploration and Research on Cultural Origins (FERCO) announces its 1999 grant program for research on cultural origins, with particular focus on long-distance interaction in prehistory and on the ancient use of the world's oceans. Proposals in the fields of prehistoric, classical and historic archaeology, ethnohistory, art history, and other relevant fields will be considered. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged. Projects are expected to include a significant field, archive, or museum component. The competition is open to individual scholars, including those without institutional affiliation. Most grants will not exceed $10,000; larger requests will be considered only upon prior consultation. Proposals must be in English and must be postmarked by January 15, 1999; decisions will be announced by May 1, 1999. For proposal guidelines, contact Dan Sandweiss, President, FERCO Scientific Committee, Department of Anthropology, S. Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, email dan_sandweiss@umit.maine.edu, fax (207) 581-1823, web www.ferco.org/.

The John W. Griffin Student Grant, awarded by the Florida Archaeological Council, will award a maximum of $500 per year to graduate students (M.A. or Ph.D.) who are currently enrolled in a Florida university and conducting archaeological research in Florida. Grant funds can be used to cover the costs associated with archaeological fieldwork, special analyses (e.g., radiocarbon dates, faunal or botanical analyses, soils analysis, or travel expenses associated with presenting a paper based on the student's research at a professional meeting. At the discretion of the FAC's Grant Committee, the entire amount may be given to a single individual or may be divided up among several applicants. Interested students should submit a two-page letter describing the project to be funded, the research question(s) or problem(s) to be addressed; the way the funds will be applied to these problems; additional funds, if any, to be used to accomplish the research; and the contribution of the research to Florida archaeology. A budget indicating the amount requested and describing how the money will be spent should accompany the letter, along with a letter of recommendation. Applications may be sent to Robert Austin, FAC Griffin Student Grant, P.O. Box 2818, Riverview, FL 33568-2818. The deadline for applications is May 1, 1999.

The Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation announces two pilot programs of grants to support archaeological field research in (1) early civilizations in the Mediterranean world, including Egypt and the Near East and Bronze Age Greece, Aegean, and the Levant, and (2) Andean South America. Funds are available to a maximum of $5,000 to support research designed to establish the significance of proposed projects and the feasibility of carrying them to completion, or to fund ancillary portions of ongoing projects important to an understanding of the project as a whole. Application must be made by the sponsoring institution through the principal investigator. Individuals are not eligible and dissertation research does not qualify. Application may be made throughout the calendar year, with deadlines of April 15 and October 15. For guidelines and application materials, contact the Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation, 551 W. Cordova Rd., Suite 426, Santa Fe, NM 87501, fax (505) 983-5120, email BrenFdn@compuserve.com.

The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas is offering full- and part-time grants for the 1999-2000 M.A. course in Advanced Studies in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and for research leading to a Ph.D. The M.A. course combines anthropological, art historical, and archaeological approaches, and is intended for students who wish to pursue research and academic or museum-related careers. Facilities in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts include a major research library and personal study space with PCs. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, an undergraduate degree in anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a related subject. Application deadline is March 10, 1999. The Research Unit also invites applications for 2 three-month Visiting Research Fellowships, tenable during the calendar year 2000. Fellowship tenure is preferred during the January to April and September to December periods. Ph.D. recipients who are undertaking research for publication in the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas also are eligible to apply. In exceptional cases, advanced doctoral candidates may be considered. The value of the Fellowship is [sterling]3,750 (about U.S. $6,400) plus one return fare to the University of East Anglia to a maximum of [sterling]600. Application deadline is April 1, 1999. For further details and application information, contact the Admissions Secretary, Sainsbury Research Unit, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K., (160) 359-2198, fax (160) 325-9401, email admin.sru@uea.ac.uk.

The George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology is initiating two new grant programs--one that fosters research into faunal materials and the other into the Paleoindian period. The grants are designed to support pilot studies of extensive Paleoindian and faunal collections held at the University of Wyoming or to contribute to ongoing investigations if the proposed studies are critical to their completion. The George C. Frison Institute is dedicated to enhancing research into questions of Paleoindian period and peopling of the western hemisphere, especially as Wyoming data bears on these significant research topics. Each grant will provide up to $500 to the principal investigator. For more information and an application, contact Director, George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071; email anpro1@uwyo.edu, web www.uwyo.edu/A&S/ANTH/webdoc3.htm.

Dr. Fish and Dr. Crown In 1997, the Executive Committee of the Archeology Division of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) established the Gordon R. Willey Award to recognize an outstanding contribution to archaeology published in the American Anthropologist. The first award was given in 1997. Recipients of the 1998 award are Patty Crown and Suzanne Fish for their 1996 examination of the relationship between social stratification and gender status differences in "Gender and Status in the Hohokam Pre-Classic to Classic Transition." In this article, Crown and Fish use changes in artifact frequencies, domestic architecture, the organization of ritual space, and mortuary data to argue that greater social status differentiation after A.D. 1150 in the Hohokam region of the Southwest was accompanied by an increase in women's workloads and an increase in status differentiation among women. Women had their own routes to prestige and during the Classic period, a status hierarchy parallel to that of men arose for women. The article was recognized for its use of a variety of data, its integration of ethnographic analyses and attention to an issue of widespread anthropological interest. The Willey Award--a $1000 prize--will be presented at the AAA AD Annual Business Meeting in December 1998.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, a part of the National Gallery of Art, announces a program for the Samuel H. Kress/Ailsa Mellon Bruce Paired Fellowships for Research in Conservation and Art History/Archaeology. Applications are invited from teams consisting of two scholars: one in the field of art history, archaeology, or another related discipline in the humanities or social sciences; and one in the field of conservation or materials science. The fellowship includes a two-month period for field, collections, and/or laboratory research, followed by a two-month residency period at the Center for Advanced Study, National Gallery of Art. This fellowship is supported by funds from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and from endowed funds for Visiting Senior Fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applications will be considered for study in the history and conservation of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, graphics, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and any period. A focus on National Gallery collections is not required. These fellowships are open to those who have held the appropriate terminal degree for five years or more and who possess a record of professional accomplishment at the time of application. Awards will be made without regard to the age or nationality of the applicants. Each team is required to submit an application for the Samuel H. Kress Paired Fellowship. Seven sets of all materials, including application form; proposal; a tentative schedule of travel indicating the site(s), collection(s), or institution(s) most valuable for the proposed research project; and copies of selected pertinent publications must be forwarded by the application deadline. In addition, each team member must ask two individuals to write letters of recommendation in support of the application. Applications are due by March 21, 1999. For information and application forms, write to the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 20565, (202) 842-6482, fax (202) 842-6733. Information on this fellowship program and other fellowship programs at the center is available on the web at www.nga.gov/resources/casva.htm.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts awards approximately six Senior Fellowships and 12 Visiting Senior Fellowships each year for study of the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism of any geographical area and of any period. Applicants should have held a Ph.D. for five years or more or possess a record of professional accomplishment. Scholars are expected to reside in Washington throughout their fellowship period and participate in the activities of the center. All grants are based on individual need. Fellows are provided with a study and subsidized luncheon privileges. The center will consider appointment of associates who have obtained awards for full-time research from other granting institutions and would like to be affiliated with the center. Qualifications are the same as for Senior Fellows. The deadline for Senior Fellowship and Associate Appointments for academic year 1999-2000 has already past. However, deadlines for Visiting Senior Fellowships and Associate Appointments (maximum 60 days) are as follows: For the award period September 1, 1999 to February 28, 2000, March 21, 1999; award period March 1 to August 31, 2000, September 21, 1999. For further information and application forms, contact the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 20565, (202) 842-6482, fax (202) 842-6733, email advstudy@nga.gov, web www.nga.gov/resources/casva.

The United States Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) is seeking U.S.-citizen graduate students or young professionals for paid internships in Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, France, Ghana, Great Britain, India, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Transylvania, Turkey, and other countries in summer 1999. Participants work for public and private nonprofit historic preservation organizations and agencies, under the direction of professionals, for a period of three months. In the past, internships have required training in architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture, materials conservation, history, archaeology, interpretation, museum studies, and cultural tourism. In some countries with convertible currency, interns will be paid a stipend equivalent to $4,000 for the 12-week working internship. In other cases, the stipend is based on local wages. Exchanges offer partial or full travel grants. Applicants must be graduate students or young professionals with a minimum B.A. degree (M.A. preferred), 22 to 35 years old. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their qualifications in preservation through a combination of academic and work experience. The program is intended for those with a career commitment in the field. Speaking ability in the national language is desirable. Attendance at the orientation and final debriefing programs is obligatory. Applications are due by February 1, 1999. For further information and to receive application forms, contact Ellen Delage, Program Director, US/ICOMOS, 401 F St. NW, Rm. 331, Washington, DC 20001-2728, (202) 842-1862, fax (202) 842-1861, email edelage@erols.com., web www.icomos.org/usicomos.

The coeditors for book reviews for the American Journal of Archaeology are changing, effective immediately. Books for review should now be sent to Paul Rehak and John G. Younger, Book Review Coeditors, American Journal of Archaeology, Department of Classical Studies, P.O. Box 90103, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706-0103, (919) 684-5076, fax (919) 681-4262, email aja.reviews@duke.edu.

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