Established in 1981, the J. C. Harrington Award is named in honor of Jean Carl Harrington (1901-1998), one of the pioneer founders of historical archaeology in North America. The award, which consists of an inscribed medal, is presented for a life-time of contributions to the discipline centered on scholarship. No more than one Harrington Medal is presented each year. In January 1982, at The Society for Historical Archaeology annual conference in Philadelphia, a special silver version of the medal was presented to J. C. Harrington when the award was publicly announced. All other Harrington Medals are struck in antique bronze.
1983 Charles H. Fairbanks (Journal PDF)
1984 John L. Cotter (Journal PDF)
1985 Kenneth E. Kidd (Journal PDF)
1986 George I. Quimby (Journal PDF)
1987 Arthur Woodward * (Journal PDF)
Stanley A. South (Journal PDF)
1988 Edward B. Jelks (Journal PDF)
1989 Bert Salwen * (Journal PDF)
Carlyle Shreeve Smith(Journal PDF)
1991 Ivor Noël Hume (Journal PDF)
1993 Bernard L. Fontana (Journal PDF)
1995 Kathleen K. Gilmore (Journal PDF)
1997 James Deetz (Journal PDF)
1999 George F. Bass (Journal PDF)
2000 Roderick Sprague (Journal PDF)
2001 Roberta S. Greenwood (Journal PDF)
2002 Charles E. Cleland (Journal PDF)
2003 Merrick Posnansky (Journal PDF)
2004 Kathleen A. Deagan (Journal PDF)
2005 Marcel Moussette (Journal PDF)
2006 Donald L. Hardesty (Journal PDF)
2007 William Kelso (Journal PDF)
2008 James E. Ayres (Journal PDF)
2009 Robert L. Schuyler (Journal PDF)
2010 Judy Bense (Journal PDF)
2011 Pilar Luna Erreguerena (Journal PDF)
2012 George Miller (Journal PDF)
2013 Mary Beaudry (Journal PDF)
2014 Theresa A. Singleton (Journal PDF)
2015 Douglas D. Scott (Journal PDF)
2016 Mark P. Leone (Journal PDF)
2017 Leland Ferguson (Journal PDF)
* awarded posthumously
Created in 1988 and publicly announced in January 1990, this award is named in honor of Carol V. Ruppé in recognition of her long service to the society in creating and running The Society for Historical Archaeology Book Room at the annual conference. The Ruppé Award is internal to the society and honors individuals who have a record of sustained and truly outstanding service to The Society for Historical Archaeology. The award consists of an inscribed brass plaque mounted on a walnut base.
1994 Stephanie Holschlag Rodeffer (Journal PDF)
1998 Ronald L. Michael (Journal PDF)
2001 Norman F. Barka (Journal PDF)
2004 Roderick Sprague (Journal PDF)
2011 Vergil E. Noble (Journal PDF)
2013 Karlis Karklins (Journal PDF)
2014 James E. Ayres (Journal PDF)
2015 Patrick H. Garrow (Journal PDF)
2016 William Moss (Journal PDF)
2017 Annalies Corbin (Journal PDF)
Established in 1998, this award is named in honor of John Lambert Cotter (1911-1999), a pioneer educator and advocate for the discipline. No more than one award is presented each year for outstanding achievement by an individual at the start of his/her career in historical archaeology. The awardee may either be in training as an undergraduate or graduate student or a professional beginning their career. The Cotter Award consists of a certificate under glass framed in a shadow box. A brass plate carrying an engraved image of John Cotter enhances the certificate. Call for Nominations 2018 John L. Cotter Award
2000 Paul R. Mullins (Journal PDF)
2001 Audrey Horning (Journal PDF)
2002 Elizabeth J. Kellar (Journal PDF)
2003 Timothy J. Scarlett (Journal PDF)
2004 Annalies Corbin (Journal PDF)
2006 Timothy E. Baumann (Journal PDF)
2007 Carol McDavid (Journal PDF)
2008 Shannon Lee Dawdy (Journal PDF)
2009 Christopher C. Fennell (Journal PDF)
2011 Cheryl Janifer LaRoche (Journal PDF)
2012 James M. Davidson (Journal PDF)
2013 Sarah E. Cowie (Journal PDF)
2014 Deirdre A. Kelleher (Journal PDF)
2015 Sandra Analía Guillermo (Journal PDF)
2016 Joseph M. Bagley (Journal PDF)
2017 Krysta Ryzewsk (Journal PDF)
Established in 2011 and first presented in 2012, the Daniel G. Roberts Award for Excellence in Public Historical Archaeology was created and endowed by the staff of John Milner Associates, Inc., to recognize and honor their colleague Daniel G. Roberts, one of the pioneers in public historical archaeology, particularly within a heritage management framework. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in public archaeology by individuals, educational institutions, for-profit or non-profit firms or organizations, museums, government agencies, private sponsors or projects.
2012 City of Alexandria and Alexandria Archaeology (Journal PDF)
2013 The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (Journal PDF)
2014 Archéo-Québec (Journal PDF)
2015 Florida Public Archaeology Network (Journal PDF)
2016 Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (Journal PDF)
2017 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Community Historical Archaeology Project with
Schools (CHAPS) Program (Journal PDF)
Established in 1988 this award recognizes specific achievements of individuals and organizations that have furthered the cause of historical archaeology. Although the award is given for scholarly as well as other contributions, the honorees need not be professional archaeologists nor members of The Society for Historical Archaeology. A full and varied range of contributions to the field are considered. The Award of Merit is an inscribed certificate under glass, suitably framed, and normally a number of awards are given each year.
1992 Kathleen A. Deagan
1993 Kevin Crisman
Kansas City Landmarks Commission
Missouri Archaeological Society
1994 Parks Canada
Department of Canadian Heritage
William J. Byrne
Province of Alberta
Marietta C. Schumacher
Paul J. F. Schumacher
1995 National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
William Donald Schaefer, Governor of Maryland
Thomas M. Mayes, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc.
Archaeological Society of Virginia
1996 John Wallace Griffin*
Florence C. Lister & Robert H. Lister
Arnold R. Pilling*
C. Malcolm Watkins
Ohio Valley Urban and Historical Archaeology Symposium
1997 Pilar Luna Erreguerena, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico
Texas Archaeological Society
Texas Historical Commission
1998 U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler, State of Georgia
Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC)
1999 Virginia S. Harrington
Friends of Fort Bridger
Fort Bridger, Wyoming
Passport in Time Program
USDA Forest Service
2000 Robert Grenier
Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec
Ville de Québec
2001 William & Edith Wallace
2002 Judith A. Bense
Toni L. Carrell
Anita G. Cohen-Williams, HISTARCH Listserve
2003 Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission
Massachusetts Historical Commission
The Honorable Leonard L. Boswell, U.S. House of Representative
Paul Huey and Lois Feister
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Society for Historical Archaeology’s Advisory Council for Underwater Archaeology
2004 Margaret Kimball Brown
Gordon De Angleo
Michael “Sonny” Trimble
2005 The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust
Dr. David Gaimster, FSA
Dr. Marilyn Palmer, FSA
2006 The California Department of Transportation
Cypress Freeway Archaeology Project
Julia Bendimez Patterson
The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project, San Jose, California
2007 The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)
Fraser D. Neiman and Jillian Galle, Co-Directors
Virginia Department of Historic Resources’ Threatened Sites Program
David K. Hazzard, Director
Ceramics in America, Robert Hunter, Editor
2008 The Submerged Resources Center of the U.S. National Park Service
Larry E. Murphy, Chief
The City of Tucson, Arizona for the Rio Nuevo Archaeology Project
Marty McCune, City of Tucson, Department of Urban Planning and Design & William H. Doelle, President, Desert Archaeology, Inc.
2009 Olive Jones
The City of Toronto, Planning Division, for its Archaeological Management Plan
Gary Wright, Chief Planner and Executive Director
Spectral Fusion Designs, University of Montana
2010 George R. Fischer
Mala Compra Plantation Archaeological Site
Nautical Archaeological Society
2011 Nellie Longsworth
John L. Nau III
2012 The Archaeology Program of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County
Historic St. Mary’s City
2013 David Barker
The Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster
2014 Societe du patrimoine urbain de Quebec
2015 Priscilla Wegars
The Idaho Transportation Department
Sandpoint Archaeological Project
2016 J. Rodney Little
Toni Carrell, Dolores Elkin, Margaret Leshikar-Denton, and Pilar Luna Erreguerena
2017 Texas Archeological Society
Texas General Land Office
City of San Antonio’s Historic Preservation Program
The Deetz Award is named for James Deetz (1930-2000), whose books are classics for professional archaeologists as well as for non-specialists. Deetz’s accessible and entertaining style of writing gave his books influence beyond the discipline because they are read by a broad audience of non-specialists. The Deetz Award is intended to recognize books and monographs that are similarly well written and accessible to all potential readers.
2004 Thomas N. Layton, Gifts of the Celestial Kingdom: A Shipwrecked Cargo for Gold Rush California (Stanford University Press, 2002)
2005 Laurie A. Wilkie, The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife’s Tale (Routledge, 2003)
2006 Jane Perkins Claney, Rockingham Ware in American Culture, 1830-1930: Reading Historical Artifacts (University Press of New England, 2004)
2007 Kent G. Lightfoot, Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants: The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers (University of California Press, 2004)
2008 Mark P. Leone, The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis (University of California Press, 2005)
2009 James Bruseth and Toni Turner, From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle’s Shipwreck, La Belle (Texas A&M University Press, 2005)
2010 Shannon A. Novak, House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre (University of Utah Press, 2008)
2011 James P. Delgado, Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada (University of California Press, 2008)
2012 Laurie A. Wilkie, The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi: A Historical Archaeology of Masculinity at a University Fraternity (University of California Press, 2010)
2013 Kelly J. Dixon, Julie M. Schablitsky, and Shannon A. Novak (editors), An Archaeology of Desperation: Exploring the Donner Party’s Alder Creek Camp (University of Oklahoma Press, 2011)
2014 Leland Ferguson, God’s Fields: Landscape, Religion, and Race in Moravian Wachovia (University Press of Florida, 2014)
2015 Meta F. Janowitz and Diane Dallal (editors), Tales of Gotham, Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Microhistory of New York City (Springer, 2013)
2016 Elizabeth Terese Newman, Biography of a Hacienda: Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2014)
2017 Robin M. Lillie and Jenifer E. Mack, Dubuque’s Forgotten Cemetery: Excavating a Nineteenth-Century Burial Ground in a Twenty-First-Century City (University of Iowa Press, 2015)
The 2018 Kathleen Kirk Gilmore Dissertation Prize will be awarded to a recent graduate whose dissertation is considered by the SHA Dissertation Prize Subcommittee to be an outstanding contribution to historical archaeology.
Previous Dissertation Prize Winners
2001 Michelle M. Terrell, An Historical Archaeology of the 17th- and 18th- Century Jewish Community of Nevis, British West Indies, published by SHA-UPF in 2005 as The Jewish Community of Early Colonial Nevis: A Historical Archaeological Study Publication
2002 No prize was awarded
2003 Kurt Jordan, The Archaeology of Iroquois Restoration: Settlement, Housing, and Economy at a Dispersed Seneca Community, ca. A.D. 1715-1754, published by SHA-UPF in 2008 as The Seneca Restoration, 1715-1754: An Iroquois Local Political Economy Publication
2004 Nathan Richards, Deep Structures: An Examination of Deliberate Watercraft Abandonment in Australia, published by SHA-UPF in 2008 as Ships’ Graveyards: Abandoned Watercraft and the Archaeological Formation ProcessPublication
2005 J. Cameron Monroe, Building Dahomey: Landscape, Architecture and Political Order in Atlantic West Africa
2006 Elizabeth Kellar, Construction and Expression of Identity: An Archaeological Investigation of the Laborer Villages at Adrian Estate, St.John, USVI
2007 Elizabeth Jordan, “From Time Immemorial”: Washerwomen, Culture, and Community in Capetown, South Africa
2008 Sarah Croucher, Plantations on Zanzibar: An Archaeological Approach to Complex Identities, forthcoming from Springer in 2011 as Capitalism and Cloves: An Archaeology of Plantation Life in Nineteenth Century Zanzibar Publication
2009 Neil L. Norman, An Archaeology of West African Atlanticization: Regional Analysis of the Huedan Palace Districts and Countryside, Benin, 1650-1727
2010 Meredith Linn, From Typhus to Tuberculosis and Fractures in Between: A Visceral Historical Archaeology of Irish Immigrant Life in New York City 1845-1870
2011 Gérard Chouin, Forests of Power and Memory: An Archaeology of Sacred Groves in the Eguafo Polity, Southern Ghana (c. 500-1900 A.D.)
2012 Liza Gijanto, Change and the Era of the Atlantic Trade: Commerce and Interaction in the Niumi Commercial Center (The Gambia).
2013 Rebecca Sara Graff, The Vanishing City: Time, Tourism, and the Archaeology of Event at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
2014 Felipe Gaitán Ammann, An Archaeology of the Slave Trade in Late-Seventeenth Century Panama (1663-1674)
2015 Risto Nurmi, Development of the Urban Mind – An Object Biographical Approach, The Case Study of the Town of Tornio, Northern Finland
2016 C. Riley Auge, Silent Sentinels: Archaeology, Magic, and the Gendered Control of Domestic Coundaries in New England, 1620-1725
2017 Jason Thomas Raupp, “And So Ends this Day’s Work”: Industrial Perspectives on Early Nineteenth-century American Whaleships Wrecked in the Northeastern Hawaiian Islands
The Quebec City Award is granted to assist French-speaking students to attend the annual meeting and to promote their participation in Society activities. The cash prize is for the amount of interest accrued annually on the initial endowment, and not to exceed $750.
To be considered for the prize, candidates must be a standing member of the SHA, be registered in a French-language university and preparing a thesis or a dissertation in French and they must present a substantive or theoretical paper at the annual meeting.
To apply, submit a letter including a confidential letter of reference from your research director, proof of your abstract submission at the annual meeting, a 500-word abstract of the proposed paper and a copy of your resume to the Quebec City Award Secretary by June 30. Further information is available from the Quebec City Award Secretary at the following address: William Moss, Chef d’équipe-Archéologue, Hôtel de Ville, C.P. 700 Haute-Ville, Québec (Québec), Canada G1R 4S9. Telephone: 418.641.6411 ext, 2149; email: email@example.com. Please visit the Society for Historical Archaeology web site for full information: https://sha.org/about-us/awards-and-prizes/.
Chères collègues, chers collègues,
La date limite pour la mise en candidature pour la Bourse de Québec de la Society for Historical Archaeology est fixée au 30 juin prochain. Vous pouvez obtenir plus de renseignements sur la page web de la SHA : https://sha.org/about-us/awards-and-prizes/
Cette bourse internationale offerte par la SHA depuis 2002 permet aux étudiants de langue française de participer au colloque annuel de la Society for Historical Archaeology et de l’Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology. Pour être éligible, le candidat doit être membre en règle de la SHA, être inscrit dans une université francophone et y préparer une thèse ou un mémoire en français. Enfin, il doit présenter, dans le cadre du colloque annuel de la SHA, une communication substantielle ou théorique.
Pour poser votre candidature, faites parvenir une lettre au secrétaire du comité de la Bourse de Québec. Cette lettre doit être accompagnée des documents suivants : une lettre de recommandation confidentielle de votre directeur de recherche, une preuve d’inscription à l’université, une preuve de la soumission du résumé de la communication, un résumé de votre communication (maximum de 500 mots) et une copie de votre curriculum vitae. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez contacter le secrétaire du comité de la Bourse de Québec à l’adresse suivante : William Moss, Chef d’équipe-Archéologue, Hôtel de Ville, C.P. 700 Haute-Ville, Québec (Québec), Canada G1R 4S9. Téléphone: 418.641.6411, poste 2149; courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org. De plus amples renseignements sont disponibles sur la page web de la Society for Historical Archaeology : www.sha.org/index.php/view/page/awards_awardees.
Le prochain colloque aura lieu à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane, du 4 au 8 janvier 2018 : https://sha.org/conferences/
Auriez-vous la gentillesse de retransmettre cet avis à vos étudiantes et étudiants ainsi qu’aux collègues du monde francophone?
Previous Awardees / Recipiendaries
2003 Dany Hamel, Universite Laval
2005 Marie-Annick Prevost, Universite Laval
2006 Charles Dagneau, Universite de Montreal
2007 Etienne Taschereau, Universite Laval
2009 Catherine Losie, Universite Laval
2010 Anja Herzog, Universite Laval
2012 Nicolas Zorzin, Universite Laval
2013 Melanie Rousseau, Universite Laval
2015 Agnes Gele, University Laval
2016 Marijo Gauthier-Berube, Universite de Montreal
2017 Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Award
Call for submissions
The SHA invites students to submit applications for the Jelks Student Travel Award. Two $500 awards will be presented to students who are presenting a paper or poster or participating in a symposium at the SHA 2017 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Fort Worth, TX, January 4-8, 2017. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, be a member of the SHA, and be presenting a paper at the 2017 conference. To apply, please send a brief letter to the committee chair, Mark Warner (email@example.com) outlining how participation in the SHA 2017 Conference will advance your career and research, and indicate how presentation of your research will benefit other SHA members. Along with this, please send your abstract submission and a copy of your curriculum vitae. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2016.
Please note: Individuals can apply for both a GMAC Harriet Tubman Student Travel Award and an Ed and Judy Jelks Travel Award, but may only receive one in the same year.
If there are any questions please contact Mark Warner at the email listed above.
Previous Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Award Winners
2005 Shannon Dunn (Syracuse University
2006 Edward W. Tennant (University of Florida)
Teagan A. Schweitzer (University of Pennsylvania)
2007 Amanda M. Evans (U of Maryland, College Park)
Bryn Williams (Stanford University)
2008 Jun Sunseri (UC Santa Cruz)
Jodi Barnes (American University)
2009 John Chenoweth (University of California, Berkeley)
Jacqueline Marcotte (East Carolina University)
2011 Rebecca Graff (University of Chicago)
2012 Corey McQuinn (University at Albany-State University of New York)
Adrian Myers (Stanford University)
2013 Lindsay Block (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Elizabeth K. Spott (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
2014 David Marcus (University of Florida Gainesville)
Heather Walder (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
2015 Sarah Platt (Syracuse University)
Aleisha Rose Buckler (The University of Queensland)
2016 Paulina Franciska Przystupa (University of New Mexico)
Rachel Tracey (Queen’s University Belfast)
2017 Leo A. Demski (University of Nevada, Reno)
Koji Ozawa (Stanford University)
The 16th Society for Historical Archaeology Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the 50th Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, to be held January 4-7, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. The prize will be awarded to a student, or students, whose written version of a conference paper is judged superior in the areas of originality, research merit, clarity of presentation, professionalism, and of potential relevance to a considerable segment of the archaeological community. One prize will be awarded. The winning author(s) will receive a book prize consisting of titles donated by the many presses and organizations exhibiting in the SHA Conference Book Room (totaling almost $1,600 worth of items in 2016) and a letter of recognition from the SHA President. The winning author(s) will be encouraged to submit his or her paper to be reviewed for possible publication in Historical Archaeology. The results of the competition will be communicated to the entrants prior to the meeting and the winner will be announced at the annual business meeting.
Download the 2017 Student Paper Guidelines.
2004 Katherine Hull, University of Toronto
2005 Karen Wehner, New York University
2006 John Roby, Georgia State University
2007 Douglas E. Ross, Simon Fraser University
2008 John Chenoweth, University of California, Berkeley
2009 James L. Flexner, University of California, Berkeley
2010 Adrian Myers, Stanford University
2011 Linda Ziegenbein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2012 Matthew Beaudoin, University of Western Ontario
2013 Ashley Morton, University of Idaho
2014 Heather Walder, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 V. Camille Westmont, University of Maryland
2016 Leslie A. Crippen, University of Maryland
2017 Tracy H. Jenkins, University of Maryland
The 2017 Harriet Tubman Student Travel Awards
The Gender and Minority Affairs Committee (GMAC) is sponsoring two travel awards to graduate students who are presenting at the 2017 annual meeting in Fort Worth, TX. Each award provides $500 to defray travel costs. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program, be a member of SHA, and be presenting a paper or poster at the conference. The goals of this travel award are to increase diversity and to encourage student involvement at the meetings. Diversity is inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and socioeconomic background. Applications are encouraged from diverse populations.
To apply, send: (1) a CV (your advisor’s name should be indicated on the first page, and your contact information must be provided); (2) a letter of interest (2 pages, single spaced); and (3) the abstract for your conference paper or poster submission. All files should be sent as PDFs.
In your letter, please address the following:
- Explain how you will increase diversity in historical archaeology, and why increasing diversity within the discipline and SHA is important.
- State how your participation in the SHA conference will advance your career and research.
- Explain how your paper will potentially benefit those who attend your session.
Following the conference, recipients are required to submit a one-page report to the GMAC Chair on their conference experience and their thoughts on diversifying archaeology that will be posted to the SHA Blog.
Please note: individuals can apply for both the GMAC and Jelks awards, but may only receive one in the same year.
Deadline for submission: October 15, 2016. Submit your application materials to Dr. Liza Gijanto at firstname.lastname@example.org. The award will be announced and presented at the 2017 SHA Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
2013 Elena Sesma, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Honora Sullivan-Chin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2014 Justin Dunnavant, University of Florida, Gainesville
Russell Palmer, University of Ghent, Belgium
2015 Jamie M. Arjona, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mario Alberto Castillo, University of California, Berkeley
2016 Mary Elizabeth Ibarrola, University of Florida
Alicia Odewale, University of Tulsa
2017 Khadene Kharla-Ann Harris, Northwestern University
Grace Tsai, Texas A&M University
The Mark E. Mack Community Engagement Award honors those individual researchers or research project teams who exhibit outstanding best practices in community collaboration, engagement, and outreach in their historical archaeology and heritage preservation work. This award is reviewed by members of the Gender and Minority Affairs Committee (GMAC). The submission guidelines are outlined in the document below and the deadline for submission is October 1, 2016. Please consider submitting an award nomination! Awardees will be announced at the 50th Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology held in Forth Worth, Texas January -7, 2017. First, second, and third place winners will be recognized by certificates and will be acknowledged on the SHA GMAC website.
2016 Jun Sunseri, University of California, Berkeley (1st place)
Rachael Kiddey, University of York (2nd place)
Ruth Trocolli, Mia Carey, Charde Reid and Charles LeeDecker, D.C. Historic Preservation Office &
University of Florida
2017 ArcheoBlitz Team, National Park Service (1st place)
Youth Diving with a Purpose, Diving with a Purpose and National Park Service (2nd place)
AKRF, Inc., New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Harlem African Burial
Ground Task Force (3rd place)
The Gender and Minority Affairs Committee (GMAC) is proud to announce the 2017 GMAC Diversity Field School Competition. We invite all SHA members and conference attendees to participate in this prestigious competition.
As the field of historical archaeology continues to expand, it is becoming increasingly important to develop archaeological practices that foster diversity in research objectives, perspectives, and participation. GMAC recognizes that diversity is multi-dimensional and thus “inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and socio-economic background.” In an effort to recognize those who have shown a commitment to diversity in historical archaeology, GMAC encourages submissions from principal investigators, directors, managers, students, or any other SHA member who is running or has recently run a field school that demonstrates diversity in the broadest sense of the term.
The submission guidelines are outlined below and the deadline for submission is October 15, 2016. All entries and inquiries should be directed to GMAC Chair Dr. Flordeliz T. Bugarin, and submitted electronically to email@example.com.
Awardees will be announced at the 50th Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in January 2017 in Forth Worth, Texas, and presented with a certificate. First, second, and third place winners will be given special acknowledgement by SHA. First place winners will be featured on the GMAC webpages and will have an opportunity to post visual materials such as a photo(s) or a link to a short video (i.e., Your video must be hosted on a different platform such as YouTube or Vimeo.), a description of the field school, and any registration materials.
In addition, publishers exhibiting books at the SHA/ACUA annual conference will help recognize the winner of the competition by offering a selection of books as part of the award.
- The entrant must be a current SHA member and 2017 conference participant.
- The field school must have been conducted within the period between January 2015 and January 2017.
A complete application package that includes: (1) the application form with complete contact information, (2) an essay (500 words) that details how the field school contributes to diversity in the scholarship or tangible products of historical archaeology, (3) verification that the applicant (e.g., principal investigators, directors, managers, students, or any other SHA member who has recently run a field school) is a member of SHA, and (4) three pictures, a link to a short video clip, digital poster, and/or any other information or visual media that can be posted on the GMAC website as vetted by the GMAC (see further information below on guidelines for digital photos and media).
The essay should include a brief summary of the field school, the research objectives or main questions, and the scope of the field school (i.e., the size of the field school, the duration of the field school, and a typical schedule). It should clearly demonstrate how the field school participants and the research objectives represent diversity.
Please submit one to three high-resolution (as defined by the SHA style guide) digital photos and/or visual media (such as one short 3 minute clip). Each submission should include a title and any necessary captions and should represent field school diversity according to the definition of diversity that is on the GMAC website. The applicant is also responsible for securing the proper permissions from each person identified in digital submissions. Please submit no more than three photos and/or a link to one video.
The image should be in its original form and not digitally altered. By submitting a photo you give SHA permission to reproduce any entry for promotional purposes only. No reproduction fee will be paid. Additionally, consent of all parties featured in the image is implied (see paragraph above).
Submissions will be judged based on:
The composition and quality of the media materials (e.g., visual materials, pamphlets, and/or any content submitted for the GMAC website), and how well they represent the diversity of the field school or the potential of the field school to increase diversity.
The commitment to diversity as expressed through the narrative essay. The potential of the field school to inspire others to develop similar programs or to otherwise increase diversity in historical archaeology.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Flordeliz T. Bugarin, GMAC Chair
Send all application materials to Dr. Bugarin by October 15, 2016.
The George Fischer Student Travel Award provides travel support in the sum of $1,000.00 (USD) for international students in maritime archaeology to attend the annual Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology conference. International students are considered to be those students who are residing and studying in a country other than the country where the conference is held. Please visit the ACUA website at: https://acuaonline.org/about-the-acua/awards/ to download the application guidelines. The deadline is September 15, 2017.