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The Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU) for the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, University of East Anglia, has a 3-year Robert Sainsbury Scholarship for a candidate undertaking doctoral research, tenable at the SRU from September 2000. The scholarship covers fees and maintenance and includes a stipend to fund travel and fieldwork. Applicants should have a strong academic record and a background in anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a related subject. Full and partial grants also are offered for the 2000­2001 M.A. course, "Advanced Studies in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas." Applicants for the M.A. course should have, or be about to obtain an undergraduate degree in anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a related subject. The application deadline is March 10, 2000. Visiting Research Fellowships, tenable during the calendar year 2001. Holders of a doctorate who are undertaking research for publication in the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas are eligible to apply. In exceptional cases, advanced doctoral candidates may be considered. The application deadline is April 10, 2000. For further information, contact the Admissions Secretary, Sainsbury Research Unit, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK, tel: + (01603) 592-498, fax: (01603) 259-401, email admins.sru@uea.ac.uk.

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) announces the winners of its 1999 awards, presented at the 27th Annual Meeting banquet. Several individual members and an institution were recognized for their accomplishments and extensive service to AIC and the conservation profession: Martin Burke was the recipient of the Rutherford John Gettens Award for Outstanding Service to AIC; Walter Henry received the University Products Award for Distinguished Achievement in conservation; Patricia Palmer received the Gaylord Collections Conservation Award; Roy Perkinson was conferred the Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award in recognition of dedication to the education and training of conservation professionals; Kathryn Scott was made an Honorary Member of the organization for her contribution to the field, specifically in the advancement of textile conservation; and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was selected as the first recipient for the Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care Collections, given jointly by AIC and Heritage Preservation.

The George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology is announcing the second year of competition in two grant programs that fosters research into faunal materials and 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 western hemisphere, especially as Wyoming data bears on these significant research topics. Each grant will pay up to about $500 directly to the principal investigator. The deadline for submission application is February 1, 2000. For more information and an application, write to 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/frison. Last year's winners of the Frison Institute grant programs were Laura L. Scheiber of University of California at Berkeley in the faunal grant category and Matthew Glenn Hill of University of Wisconsin at Madison in the Paleoindian category. Both are fellows at the institute fall 1999.

The National Preservation Institute is a nonprofit organization which provides professional training for the management, development, and preservation of historic, cultural, and environmental resources. Seminars bring distinguished faculty to highlight state-of-the-art practice in important areas of historic preservation and cultural resource management. Seminars focus on enhancing the skills of professionals responsible for the preservation, protection, and interpretation of historic, archaeological, cultural, and environmental resources. Case studies and small-group exercises focus on the information, technology, and skills which effective managers require in today's changing preservation environment. For a calendar of scheduled seminars, consult info@npi.org or www.npi.org.

The U.S. Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS), is seeking U.S. citizen graduate students or young professionals for paid internships in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, France, Ghana, Great Britain, India, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Transylvania, Turkey, and other countries in summer 2000. These are entry-level, professional positions, where participants work for public and private nonprofit historic preservation organizations and agencies, under the direction of professionals, for a period of three months. Internships in the post have required training in archaeology, architecture, architectural history, cultural tourism, history, interpretation, landscape architecture, materials conservation, and museum studies. In some countries with convertible currency, interns will be paid a stipend equivalent to $4,300 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 B.A. degree (master's degree or near completion of master's preferred), 22 to 35 years old. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their qualifications in preservation and heritage conservation through a combination of academic and work experience; the program is intended for those with a career commitment to the field. Speaking ability in the host country's language is desirable. Attendance at the orientation and final debriefing programs is obligatory. Applications are due no later than February 15, 2000. For further information and to receive application forms, contact Ellen Delage, Director of Programs, US/ICOMOS, 401 F St. NW, Rm. 331, Washington, DC 20001-2728, tel: (202) 842-1862, fax: (202) 842-1861, email: edelage@usicomos.org. Updated information on the 2000 program will be posted as available. Further general information and the application form can be found at the US/ICOMOS Website: www.icomos.org/usicomos.

NPS OnlineThe National Park Service (NPS) has added a Timeline on Public Archaeology in the United States, some Archaeological Assistance Technical Briefs, and the Abandoned Shipwreck Act Guidelines to the Archaeology and Ethnography Program's web site at www.cr.nps.gov/aad. The timeline lists significant events and achievements in United States archaeology, beginning in 1794 when Thomas Jefferson directed the first controlled excavation and ending in 1990, when the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law. The timeline is a great educational tool and invites readers to make suggestions about significant events and achievements to be added for the 1990­2000 decade. Check the timeline out at www.cr.nps.gov/aad/timeline/timeline.htm. The online publications include many of the program's Technical Briefs that were published in the late 1980s and the 1990s. Topics covered in the Briefs currently online include short-term site stabilization, archaeology in the National Historic Landmark program, archaeology in the public classroom, federal archaeological contracting, legal background on archaeological resources protection, managing archaeological collections, state archaeology weeks, and the civil prosecution process of archaeological resources protection. Additional Briefs will be online in the future. Click on www.cr.nps.gov/aad/aepubs.htm to see the complete list of Technical Briefs. In addition, the Abandoned Shipwreck Act Guidelines, published by the NPS in 1990 to assist state governments and federal agencies in developing and implementing shipwreck management programs, are now available online. Click on www.cr.nps.gov/aad/subcul.htm to access the statute and the Guidelines.

The National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has generously provided funding to the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) that will enable searchable access to the complete text of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) on the World Wide Web. NCTPP is an interdisciplinary effort by the National Park Service to advance the art, craft, and science of historic preservation in the fields of archaeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, objects and materials conservation, and interpretation. NCPTT serves public and private practitioners through research, education, and information management. The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is the largest conservation membership organization in the United States, and counts among its more than 3,000 members, the majority of professional conservators, conservation educators, and conservation scientists worldwide. The JAIC is the primary international vehicle for the distribution of peer-reviewed technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies, and ethics and standards discussions relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation of historic and cultural work. This grant will allow the FAIC to dramatically increase the public access to the Journal by placing it online. This new format will allow for browsing by issue, table of contents, abstracts, and full article pages. The AIC/FAIC is committed to providing continuous online access to information regarding the conservation and preservation of historic and artistic works.

The following archaeological properties were listed in the National Register of Historic Places during the third quarter of 1999. For a full list of National Register listings every week, check "The Weekly List" at www.cr.nps.gov/nr/whtnew.htm.

Idaho, Power CountyAmerican Falls Archaeological District. Listed 7/1/99.

Iowa, Van Buren CountyBonaparte Pottery Archaeological District. Listed 7/15/99.
Massachusetts, Berkshire CountyRichmond Furnace Historical and Archaeological District. Listed 8/31/99.
Mississippi, Clay CountyWaide Archaeological Site. Listed 7/27/99.
Mississippi, Leflore CountyStratton Archaeological Site. Listed 7/28/99.
Missouri, McDonald CountyPineville Site. Listed 7/28/99.
New York, Livingstone County. Tram Site. Listed 9/9/99.
Pennsylvania, Franklin County. Rock Hill Farm. Listed 7/28/99.
Puerto Rico (Ball Court/Plaza Sites of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands MPS)Palo Hincado Site (Barranquitas municipality); Callejones Site (Lares municipality) Listed 9/2/99.
Virginia, Charles City CountyFort Pocahontas. Listed 7/27/99.
Virginia, Manassas CityCannon Branch Fort. Listed 8/26/99.
Wisconsin, Dunn CountyUpper Wakanda Park Mound Group. Listed 7/8/99.
Wisconsin, Grant County (Late Woodland Stage in Archaeological Region 8 MPS)Wyalusing State Park Mounds Archaeological District. Listed 9/21/99.
Wisconsin, Monroe CountyWalczak-Wontor Quarry Pit Workshop. Listed 7/8/99.
Wisconsin, Vernon CountyUpper Kickapoo Valley Prehistoric Archaeological District. Listed 9/24/99.

The National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Senior Fellowship Program, awards approximately six Senior Fellowships and twelve 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 the Ph.D. for a minimum of five years 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 also 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.

For Visiting Senior Fellowships and Associate appointments:

(maximum 60 days)

Period

Deadline

September 1, 2000­February 28, 2001

March 21, 2000

March 1­August 31, 2001

September 21, 2000

 

For further information and application forms, write to the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 20565, tel: (202) 842-6482, fax: (202) 842-6733, email: advstudy@nga.gov, Web: www.nga.gov/resources/casva.htm.

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