Off the Beaten Track Summer School for Anthropology and Ethnography

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LAST SPOTS AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATIONS

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY

Location:
Gozo (Malta) – Europe

Dates:
Session 1: June 7 – June 26, 2017 (1 slot available)
Session 2: July 3 – July 22, 2017 (full)
Session 3: July 29 – August 17, 2017 (3 slots available)

About the Summer School
The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now – with 20 editions over the past 11 years – the longest standing anthropology field school in the world. Our basecamp is located on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. The program offers a unique opportunity to acquire ‘in the field’ experience. The islands present a balance of past and present: rural Mediterranean traditions intersect with foreign influence in small villages.

The Malta Summer School international faculty and staff help connect students and locals. They facilitate and monitor the progress of each project, and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research. The course is residential, with teaching conducted in English.

Please find our basic brochure in attachment to this e-mail.

Projects
A variety of optional projects will take place over summer. These are not courses per se, more information can be found on our website.

• Mediating Ethnography – Examining and Creating Media Practices in Gozo
• Smells like Fieldwork – Methods in Sensory Anthropology
• The good old Gozo days – Perspectives from the anthropology of aging
• Honeybee-culture in Gozo and Malta
• Oral History in fieldwork
• Anthropology of Food
• Graphic Anthropology

The participants
The course is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists; however, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome. Previous knowledge or experience is not required. We aim for a very individual program that can start at any level. Even PhD. research (or pre-research) can be included and guided. The school has a strong socio-cultural focus, but any topic can be covered in the individual program of the student. The program has a limit of 16 participants per session with a 2 on 1 student to staff ratio. Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified candidates.

Fee
The price of the course is 3,250.00 euros.

This course fee includes:
• Full Board (accommodation, food, drinks)
• All Courses and excursions
• Official Attendance certificate and transcript
• Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages

How to apply
Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply and entry requirements can be found at: http://anthropologyfieldschool.org/page8/index.html

Deadline
We work with rolling admissions and we only have a few slots left, so the deadline is basically yesterday.

For further information, please visit our website www.anthropologyfieldschool.org or contact:
Sam Janssen
Program Director

Reminder: Online Summer Courses on Research Methods in Anthropology

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Summer A — May 8-June 16

Geospatial Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

This intensive course introduces different components of geospatial analysis and their applications in anthropology: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and their integration.

Summer B — June 26-August 4

Text Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

This course surveys methods of text analysis. The focus of the course is on developing skills that students can use to do systematic analysis of textual data, including written texts, photos, and audio or video data.

Methods of Behavior Observation

This course introduces the use of well-established behavior observation methods to answer questions of anthropological interest. The methods include direct observations, time diary techniques, and newer techniques that rely on modern telecommunications or on an Internet-based interface.

Research Methods in Cognitive Anthropology — Cultural Domain Analysis

This course covers the major methods for collecting and analyzing data about how people in a cultural group think about lists of things that somehow go together. Participants get hands-on practice with free lists, pile sorts, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and cultural consensus analysis.

TUITION FOR ALL COURSES IS $1200 AND CARRY 3 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. EACH COURSE MAY BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT CREDITS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT RUSS BERNARD AT: UFRUSS@UFL.EDU
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Online courses on research methods in cultural anthropology

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ONLINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

RESEARCH METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ALL COURSES CARRY 3 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

EACH COURSE MAY BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT CREDITS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE, OR CONTACT RUSS BERNARD AT: UFRUSS@UFL.EDU

These 6-week, online summer courses are open to students (both undergraduate and graduate students) and professionals in any field who are interested in developing their research skills. The development of these fee-based courses is supported by the National Science Foundation. Tuition is $1200 per course and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. These courses may be taken for credit or without credit.

Four courses are offered in summer 2017: Text Analysis, Geospatial Analysis, Methods of Behavioral Observation, and Methods in Cognitive Anthropology (Cultural Domain Analysis).

TEXT ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course surveys methods for analyzing text. The focus is on developing skills that students can use to do systematic analysis of textual data, including written texts, photos, and audio or video data.

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course introduces the different components of geospatial analysis and their applications and ingtegration  in anthropology: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS).

BEHAVIOR OBSERVATION IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY — This course introduceswell-established behavior observation methods to answer questions of anthropological interest. The methods include direct observations, time diaries, and newer techniques that rely on modern telecommunications or on an Internet-based interface.

RESEARCH METHODS IN COGNITIVE ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL DOMAIN ANALYSIS) — This course covers the major methods for collecting and analyzing data about how people in a cultural group think about lists of things that somehow go together. Participants get hands-on practice with free lists, pile sorts, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and cultural consensus analysis.

DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Field Courses in Costa Rica 2017

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Do you have an interest in wildlife, tropical ecology and/or conservation?

Are you looking to gain valuable field experience?

Would you like to learn about other cultures?

Would you like to learn more about yourself?

Danta is pleased to announce our 2017 field courses in tropical biology. Our course are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

DANTA operates on a cooperative and collaborative teaching model with multiple international instructors on each course. Co-instruction allows for more individualized instruction, and the sharing and appreciation of different ideas. Visiting scholars are often incorporated into the curriculum to broaden student experience.

As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at www.DANTA.info and/or email conservation@danta.info. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter. For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our new blog DANTAisms.

Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation
Dates: July 15 – July 30, 2017
Program Fee: $2500
Application deadline: Summer Session: June 1, 2017
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with field experience in primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. This course will be held at Osa Conservation’s Piro Reseach Station in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa peninsula. As the one of the largest tracts of rain forest north of the Amazon (roughly 400,000 acres in the Osa Conservation Area), it is renowned for high species diversity. It is one of only a few places in Costa Rica that has jaguar, puma, sea turtles and four species of monkey (mantled howler monkey, black-handed spider monkey, white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkey).

The learning experiences for the course fall into four main categories: field exercises, seminars, lectures, and applied conservation. The field exercises and seminars provide instruction and experience in: (1) methods of measuring environmental variables, including assessment of resource availability, (2) methods of collecting and analyzing the behavior of free-ranging primates, (3) assessments of biodiversity and (4) techniques for estimating population size. Lecture topics will cover the behavior and ecology of Old and New World primates from an evolutionary perspective. Selected lecture topics include primate sociality, feeding ecology, taxonomy, rain forest ecosystems and conservation. Service learning is a large component of all our programs. Students will gain experience in applied conservation through participation in Osa Conservation’s reforestation, sustainable agriculture and wildlife monitoring programs (big cat and sea turtle).

During the course participants will visit a wildlife rehabilitation center, sustainable chocolate plantation, and take a boat tour of the Golfo Dulce for dolphin viewing and snorkeling. We overnight on the Boruca Indigenous Reserve where we will learn about the community and their traditional lifeways, and help with needed projects. All within country travel is in cooperation with Planet Conservation, our sustainable travel partner. Every effort is made to implement eco-friendly and socially responsible practices into our day-to-day operations, field courses and overall mission.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. The course is open to both credit and non-credit seeking students. University credit can be arranged through your home institution.
Primate Behavior and Conservation

Dates: June 15-July 10, 2017
Program Fee: $3500
Application deadline: May 15, 2017
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with field experience in primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. The course will be conducted at Field Courses 2017 Piro Research Station in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa peninsula. As the one of the largest tracts of rain forest north of the Amazon (roughly 400,000 acres in the Osa Conservation Area), it is renowned for high species diversity. It is one of only a few sites in Costa Rica that contain 4 species of primate (mantled howler monkey, black-handed spider monkey, white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkey). Four species of sea turtle also nest along its beaches. Please help us protect this unique region which is of international conservation concern.

The learning experiences for the course fall into five main categories: field exercises, independent research, discussions, lectures and applied conservation. The first half of the courses is devoted to learning ecological field techniques, while in the second half students develop, carry out and present data from their independent research projects. Many of our participants have gone on to present their work at national and regional conferences. The field exercises and seminars provide instruction and experience in:(1) methods of measuring environmental variables, including assessment of resource availability, (2) methods of collecting and analyzing the behavior of free-ranging primates, (3) assessments of biodiversity and (4) techniques for estimating population size. Lecture topics will cover the behavior and ecology of Old and New World primates from an evolutionary perspective. Selected lecture topics include primate sociality, feeding ecology, taxonomy, rain forest ecosystems, conservation, climate change and sustainability. Participants gain experience in applied conservation through participation in Osa Conservation’s reforestation,and sea turtle breeding and monitoring programs.

During the course participants will visit a wildlife rehabilitation center, sustainable chocolate plantation, and take a boat tour of the Golfo Dulce for dolphin viewing and snorkeling. We overnight on the Boruca Indigenous Reserve where we will learn about the community and their traditional lifeways, and help with needed projects. All within country travel is in cooperation with Planet Conservation, our sustainable travel partner. Every effort is made to implement eco-friendly and socially responsible practices into our day-to-day operations, field courses and overall mission.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students. The course is open to both credit and non-credit seeking students. University credit can be arranged through your home institution.

Global Youth Connect Rwanda Program

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unnamed (1)The Colombia program is full, but they’re still accepting applicants for the flagship Rwanda Human Rights Delegation until June 6, or until the delegation is full, whichever comes first.

During the educational and inspirational two-week program, Turikumwe delegation meets with various governmental and non-governmental organizations and grapple with a variety of Human Rights issues together with Rwandan counterparts.

 

http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/rwanda

Pushing the Field School Envelope

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Archaeologists typically get their first hands-on research experience through a field school. Field schools, therefore, are crucibles for our profession. Not all field school students eventually become professional archaeologists, but all who participate have formative experiences. Students discover more about themselves as they work with intense focus in a group supported by basic living conditions. Working with others in a new place, particularly among people that are culturally different from those at home, creates lifelong memories.

Yet, not all field schools are created equal. Some are so remote that only the barest vestiges of life in the industrialized world remain. Such field schools are thrilling, full of discoveries of both the archaeological record and of self – but they are not for everyone. For those ready to push the envelope, remote field schools are experiences that shape character and future, providing adventures that can rarely be repeated in regular life. In 2017, the IFR offers two such programs, each pushing the envelope in a different and unique direction.
Our South Africa- Spitzkloof field school explores early human adaptation to the environment in the rugged and remote areas of the Richtersveld region of Namaqualand. For the duration of the program, students live in tents in front of the Spitzkloof rock shelter and cook on mud stoves built the first day. The nearest town is a five-hour drive away, and a water tank is brought to the site only once a week. In this remote, dry place, students get a true feel for the life experience of the rock shelter ancient inhabitants.

At the other end of the spectrum, students in the high jungle field school at Colombia-Ciudad Perdida climb upward for three days, with machete-wielding guides, through the hot, mosquito-infested jungle, just to get to the site. This is an endurance expedition. Mules, staff and students all carry some of the food and equipment needed for the project. Mule trains bring fresh supplies periodically. Once there, archaeologists study the network of roads that connected Ciudad Perdida to cities belonging to a great civilization that has disappeared beneath the jungle with its people, who died following contact with European diseases almost 500 years ago.

These two field schools are directed by significant, younger scholars who are well-equipped by experience to work in these remote locations. If you know students who would thrive in these challenging field schools, please encourage them to take a look.

IFR offers numerous scholarships so that high quality field schools can be affordable to students, with both merit and need based scholarships available.

Scholarships

Our field schools are affordable, and we offer a range of scholarships to deserving students. These include Need-Based and Merit-Based grants, as well as regional scholarships. We also list scholarships from a wide range of outside sources available to students in the US and beyond.

Tuition for any IFR field school covers all program expenses, including cost of instruction, room & board, cost of credit units, insurance & field trips. The full costs of healthcare insurance are covered for programs outside the US. Tuition does not cover the cost of airfare to and from the field.

Academics

All IFR field schools are peer-reviewed, each year, by members of our Academic Board, fifteen of the most distinguished archaeologists from universities across the world. IFR selection process is rigorous and thorough. Our academic excellence, both in research and pedagogy, is second to none.

The IFR academic partner is UCLA Extension. Students are enrolled in XL classes and receive 12 UCLA quarter credits units — equivalent to 8 semester credit units. Students are encouraged to discuss transferability of earned credit units with their adviser prior to enrolling and paying the nonrefundable deposit.

Online Summer Courses on Research Methods in Anthropology

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Summer A — May 8-June 16

Geospatial Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

This intensive course introduces different components of geospatial analysis and their applications in anthropology: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and their integration.
Summer B — June 26-August 4

Text Analysis in Cultural Anthropology

This course surveys methods of text analysis. The focus of the course is on developing skills that students can use to do systematic analysis of textual data, including written texts, photos, and audio or video data.

Methods of Behavior Observation

This course introduces the use of well-established behavior observation methods to answer questions of anthropological interest. The methods include direct observations, time diary techniques, and newer techniques that rely on modern telecommunications or on an Internet-based interface.

Research Methods in Cognitive Anthropology — Cultural Domain Analysis

This course covers the major methods for collecting and analyzing data about how people in a cultural group think about lists of things that somehow go together. Participants get hands-on practice with free lists, pile sorts, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and cultural consensus analysis.

TUITION FOR ALL COURSES IS $1200 AND CARRY 3 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. EACH COURSE MAY BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT CREDITS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT RUSS BERNARD AT: UFRUSS@UFL.EDU