Repeating news that various others have noted, it seems useful to call attention to the Social Science Open Access Repository. For many folklorists and anthropologists without access to an institutional repository into which to deposit pre-prints and or other materials for which suitable author rights have been retained, this looks like a very promising new option.
Posts from the ‘Practical Information’ Category
Copied from a H-Folk posting by Harris Berger:
The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University announces a new Master of Arts degree in Performance Studies. This interdisciplinary program emphasizes the ethnographic study of vernacular culture. The Department of Performance Studies has strengths in Africana studies, dance and ritual studies, ethnomusicology, folklore, performance ethnography, popular music studies, religious studies, theatre and media studies, and women’s studies. Application deadline for Fall, 2010 is January 15, 2010. Assistantships are available.
From a Dear Colleague Letter from Candace Greene, Director of the Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA):
Dear Colleagues – I am pleased to announce a new research training initiative being launched by the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology with support (pending) from the National Science Foundation.
The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology is an intensive four-week training program that will teach graduate students how to use museum collections in research, incorporating Smithsonian collections as an integral part of their anthropological training. Support from the Cultural Anthropology Program at NSF will cover full tuition and living expenses for 12 students each summer.
Please help us get the word out on this program, which will begin in June 2009 and is already accepting applications. Full information including application instructions and dates is available at http://anthropology.si.edu/summerinstitute.
Director, Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
Ethnologist, Collections and Archives Program
Department of Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History
IU Symposium on Dress and Adornment
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Call for Papers
Dress and adornment in 19th-century women’s fashion will be explored in an exhibit at the Wylie House Museum during the months of April and May. Wylie family letters, fashion publications of the time, photographs, and later scholarship are used to put garments and accessories from the Sage Collection and the Wylie House Museum into context. Wylie House visitors can explore timeless topics such as gendered roles, body image, trend transmission, and technology’s effects on fashion in this exhibit installed throughout the rooms of this historic house museum.
In conjunction with the exhibit at the Wylie House, The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology presents the IU Symposium on Dress and Adornment to be held on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. On Friday at 3 p.m., participants are invited to the Wylie House for a curator’s discussion of the exhibit to kick off the symposium. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., faculty and students will present papers on the topics of dress and adornment. These presentations will take place at the Indiana University Memorial Union.
We invite paper abstracts on any topic of dress and adornment. Please submit a 250-word abstract that characterizes the twenty-minute oral presentation you propose to give at the symposium on April 19. Abstracts should accompany a short personal statement about you and your interests. Please email abstracts and personal statements as Word or Rich Text attachments to Suzanne Ingalsbe at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 29, 2008.
We hope to see you all at the Wylie House on Friday and at the symposium on Saturday.
Jason Jackson, Suzanne Ingalsbe, and Pravina Shukla, Symposium Organizers