New Summer 2018 MUDEC Luxembourg Internship Program

luxembourg-town-scene-1020x400The Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg has developed an exciting and unique internship program open to students studying at MUDEC each spring. As an extension of the semester program, students are invited to apply for one of several internship opportunities in Luxembourg that will begin immediately following the spring semester and continue into July. This is a fantastic opportunity not only for students to study in one of the capitals of Europe for a semester, but to gain significant global professional experience as well, spending nearly 8 consecutive months in the Grand Duchy if participating in the new internship program.

Specific opportunities and detailed information regarding each will be available at Miami University’s Career Fair on 13 September, 2017 from 1300-1730 in Millett Hall. Just look out for the Luxembourg signage at the event to locate our table. After the event, detailed information for each internship opportunity will be made available on our website.

Again, summer internships are contingent upon having successfully completed the preceding spring semester at MUDEC, and there is still time to apply for spring 2018!

Many of our opportunities do not have language requirements, so do not be discouraged if you lack proficiency in French or German. For the summer internship extension only, the fee covering housing and other required items will be approximately $1,721.

While the regular MUDEC program and the new internship extension are open to all majors, area-specific internships will be offered in Political Science, Languages, Journalism, Communications, all areas of Business/Finance/Marketing/Accounting, Nutrition, Public Health, Fine Arts, European Studies, International Studies, Professional Writing, and Media Studies.

For more information visit our website. See you at Career Fair!

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Biomedical Anthropology Program at SUNY Binghamton

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Biomedical Anthropology Graduate Program in Binghamton University (SUNY)

Opening New Frontiers: The MS in Biomedical Anthropology

  • innovative, interdisciplinary program
  • prepare for a variety of health-related fields
  • meet the increasing need for versatile professionals in biomedicine & public

Training & Research

  • teaching, training & research opportunities
  • on-site state-of-the-art wet & dry labs
  • community, national & international fieldwork opportunities

Requirements

  • 43 credits of specified coursework
  • 320-hour internship and presentation
  • oral final examination
  • no thesis or foreign language requirement

Fields of Training

  • Bioarcheology & skeletal biology
  • Chronic & infectious diseases
  • Clinical research
  • Growth & development
  • Human adaptation & evolution
  • Molecular anthropology
  • Neuroscience
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Women’s health

Research & Facilities

  • Anthropometry & physiology lab
  • Ancient DNAidentification labs
  • Forensic DNAidentification lab
  • General molecular biology labs
  • Infectious disease lab (BL3)
  • Neuroscience cell culture lab
  • Serum archive facility
  • Skeletal biology lab

Places we’ve Worked

  • Cambodia
  • Caribbean
  • China
  • Micronesia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Siberia
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Vanuatu

Come find out more here.

Off the Beaten Track Summer School for Anthropology and Ethnography

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Location:
Gozo (Malta) – Europe

Dates:
Session 1: June 5 – June 24, 2018
Session 2: July 2 – July 21, 2018
Session 3: July 29 – August 17, 2018

About the Summer School
The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now – with 24 editions over the past 12 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, where 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 student’s project and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research. The program is residential and conducted in English.

Please find our basic brochure attached to this e-mail.

The participants
The field school 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 an individually tailored 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. Each session has a maximum of 16 participants with a 2:1 student to staff ratio. Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified candidates.

Price
The tuition fee is 3,250.00 euros.

This fee includes:
• Full Board (accommodation, food, drinks)
• All program related activities
• 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 here.

Deadline
Rolling admissions, with a maximum of 16 participants per session. When it is full, it is full (usually by the beginning of December).

For further information, please visit our website or contact Sam Janssen the program director

Call for Papers: The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

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Have you written a great paper for one of your classes here at Miami, consider submitting it to the Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online journal for research conducted by undergraduates. We distribute original student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures, rituals and social institutions. The JUE encourages current undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration. Papersmay include research on any topic. We also encourage faculty to recommend promising student work.

Submissions are welcomed for our next issues. Deadlines are January 31 and July 31.Please check out our website for submission guidelines and past issues. Send any questions about submissions to Martha Radice at radice@undergraduateethnography.org.

SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship:
InterAsian Contexts and Connections
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Global Summer Semester Residency
at the University of Göttingen

Applications due September 27, 2017

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Following on four successful grants cycles, through which more than sixty-five individual fellowships totaling nearly 2.5 million USD have been awarded, the SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2018 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately fifteen grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region.

In addition, working closely with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, the SSRC is pleased to offer a short-term fellowship opportunity in 2018—the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen (approximate residency dates: April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018).

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research, strengthening the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world, and developing new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to five years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships will create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the grant period through intensive workshops and activities that promote transregional perspectives on individual campuses. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship and Global Summer Semester Residency will thus provide promising scholars support at critical junctures in their careers, advance transregional research, and establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2018 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, and illicit flows).

Invitational priorities for the 2018 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship include:

  • Afro-Asian Connections
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Religious Networks
  • Migration/Refugees
  • Resources & Archives

This does not preclude proposals on other topics.
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include:

  • Movements of Knowledge
  • Transregional Populisms
  • Religious Networks

This does not preclude proposals on other topics that engage with existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen.
Transregional Research Junior Scholar fellows will be selected through a two-part application process. Upon review of the preliminary applications submitted in September, the Selection Committee will invite select applicants to submit full narrative proposals in late fall 2017. Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018, and fellowship funds can be disbursed flexibly over the sixteen-month period between May 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019.
Global Summer Semester Residency fellowships will be awarded in late fall 2017.
The application processes, eligibility criteria, and award amounts vary across competitions. Applications and additional fellowship details, including former fellows’ research abstracts and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website.

For additional inquiries, please contact us at transregional@sscr.org

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Exciting New 1-Yr. M.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health including a Certificate in Global Health!

 

Case Western Reserve

The Anthropology Department at Case Western Reserve University, a pioneer in the field of Medical Anthropology, offers an intensive 2 semester (1-year) M.A. program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. The CWRU program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health prepares students to meet the challenges of a globalized world. The program provides conceptual, topical and research understanding of the biocultural basis of health and illness and the interface between disease/illness-culture-biology-society designed to serve the needs of students seeking to attend medical school, work professionally in the medical arena or allied health sciences or to go on to Ph.D. programs.

CWRU offers a rolling admissions process with no application deadline!

This unique program provides students with advanced training on issues such as:

  • the complex relationships between culture, society and health/illness
  • cultural sensitivity and cultural competence in health research and patient care
  • global health, lifespan perspectives, health disparities
  • ethnomedicine, ethnopsychiatry, and evolutionary medicine
  • research designs, qualitative and quantitative methods, basic and applied health research

Learn more about the included Certificate in Global Health

Apply Now!

Study with an internationally recognized faculty in the field of Medical Anthropology and Global Health that includes two members of the National Academy of Sciences, the editor-in-chief of the renowned journal “Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry,” and world known research experts in AIDS, reproductive health, child and adolescent health, addiction medicine, nutrition, population, global aging and evolutionary medicine. [Read more about faculty research here].

Students seeking a one-year M.A. work alongside Ph.D. students in a dynamic and stimulating environment that provides training in bio-cultural anthropology, global health, evolutionary medicine, reproductive health, psychological anthropology, demography, globalization, addiction medicine and applied anthropology together with epidemiology, statistics and research methods.

For more information contact Dr. Lawrence Greksa, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at lawrence.greksa@case.edu

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Where will Anthropology take you? Click here to explore this interactive map of CWRU Anthropology research.

Reminder CfA: Master Programme Transcultural Studies (Heidelberg)

Transcultural Studies

The deadline to submit applications for Heidelberg University´s Master Transcultural studies Programme runs out very soon (15th June 2017).

Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its 2-year Master Programme in Transcultural Studies. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.

The M.A. Transcultural Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary programme in the humanities and social sciences with a transregional focus. It offers a wide range of courses within an international research environment and is taught completely in English. Students are trained in transcultural theories and methods as well as in the study of cross-cultural exchanges in past and present, specifically between Asia and Europe. They specialize in one of three study foci: “Society, Economy, and Governance”, “Visual, Media and Material Culture”, or “Knowledge, Belief, and Religion”. They will learn to critically evaluate research tools and methodologies from different disciplines in order to arrive at a set of methods and theories, which is framed according to the specific research question and material.

Students are encouraged to spend their third semester abroad on study exchange or conducting a research oriented internship. They can benefit from partnerships with Tokyo and Kyoto University, the University of Hyderabad and Seoul National University that also include funding programs. A study exchange to other Asian, as well as European countries is also possible. Starting in the winter term of 2017/2018, a new joint master degree with Kyoto University offers another opportunity for MATS students to study abroad. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) recently granted five full scholarships for joint degree students to study 10 months at Kyoto University.

Applicants must hold a B.A. or equivalent (minimum three years of study) in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Furthermore, proficiency in English and two more languages is required.

The application deadline for international students is June 15, 2017.

For more information on the programme as well as the application, requirements and process please visit http://www.transcultural.uni-hd.de/