Friday Bulletin April 7, 2017

Published: April 11th, 2017

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News


GSC Travel Grants

The UF Graduate Student Council (GSC) is now accepting travel grant applications for travel that begins on the following dates:(1) Domestic travel beginning June 15 – July 22(2) International travel beginning July 1 – July 22The application and further information is available on the GSC Grants website at The deadline for grant applications is April 30 for both domestic and international travel.  Please note these deadlines are different than other months, as they have been adjusted to accommodate the end of Student Government’s fiscal year. GSC is also seeking students to review travel applications at monthly review meetings.  These are typically held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and last between 1.5 -2.5 hours. New reviewers are trained at the beginning of each meeting. To find out more or attend the next meeting, please email Please remember the following when applying for travel grants:(1) A representative of your department must attend all GSC general body meetings, the dates of which may be found here:  or here: (2) No purchase made on a department PCard may be reimbursed by a GSC travel grant. (3) Funding is not guaranteed, and awards are made on a competitive basis. For information regarding application evaluation criteria, please our webpage: Applications submitted late or in the incorrect application window will be denied automatically.(5) Incomplete and/or plagiarized applications will be denied automatically.(6) Students can only receive one award per fiscal year. Definition of the fiscal year dates for GSC travel are defined here: If you have questions, or are interested in serving as a reviewer on GSC’s Grants Committee, please email



Pleasure and Dreams in a Congolese ‘Shrunken Milieu’. 

By Nancy Rose Hunt, University of Florida

Monday April 10, 12:50 PM, in 471 Grinter Hall

In preparation for this meeting, participants are encouraged to read the attached text.

The Social Change and Development in Africa working group’s overall aim is to facilitate discussions of critical and informed character on a broad range of issues related to social change and development in Africa. This includes a focus on both intended and prescribed development initiatives undertaken by governments, national, transnational actors and NGOs, and on the more subtle changes and developments that occur independent of specific intentions. Our bi-weekly meetings will feature 15 mins long presentations of work in progress by UF faculty members or students to be discussed in light of a pre-assigned reading. We welcome faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) with diverse research interests related to development and social change in Africa and the African diaspora.

Call for Papers

Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology

ISSN: 2334-2420 (Print) 2334-2439 (Online)

Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology is a double blind peer-reviewed international journal that promotes theoretical, methodological and empirical developments within the disciplines of anthropology and archeology. The journal provides a forum where a wide variety of different anthropologies can gather together and enter into critical exchange. It encourages submissions both from scholars working in anthropology and those in other disciplines whose work can make a substantial contribution to topics of concern to anthropology and archaeology. All research articles published in Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.

The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail.

The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar,, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.

E-Publication FirstTM

E-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.

DOI® number

Each paper published in Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author’s affiliation in the published paper.

JAA is inviting papers for Vol. 5, No. 1. The online publication date is June 30, 2017. Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017.

For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at


Dr. Jing Lei, State University of New York at Oswego, USA.


Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology






The Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan invites applications for a non-tenure track position as Museum Director (Academic) beginning August 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. We seek an energetic individual to lead the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology (GLGMA) and the WSU Planetarium on a new path towards greater visibility, accessibility and synergy. The successful applicant will develop and promote these two collaborative teaching and research spaces within the University and the greater Metro Detroit region.  The successful candidate will be expected to manage research, exhibition, and collections experiences for students; prepare grant proposals to enhance the condition and usability of facilities; teach occasional courses in Museum studies, Anthropology, and/or Astronomy; and strengthen existing community and public outreach resources that attract K-12 students via exhibits, workshops, and demonstrations.

The mission of the GLGMA is to train and actively involve University students in the activities of preservation, research, interpretation, collections management, public outreach, and exhibition of material culture for the benefit and enrichment of the local and university community. The Museum also serves as a state repository for archaeological collections from SE Michigan, which consists in large part of historical artifacts.

The mission of the Planetarium revolves around three components: teaching, outreach, and service to the community. The planetarium provides a high profile learning environment for school children ages K-12, and Wayne State students enrolled in Physical Science courses – especially those enrolled in the Department’s new BA Astronomy program. We aim to inspire young people and adults in urban Detroit communities to choose a career in science.

Qualifications: MA/MS in Anthropology, Astronomy, Physics required; PhD in one of the fields or a related discipline preferred. Applicants must also have at least two years of prior experience in museum work at a supervisory level, have a strong background in collections management and research, and proven skills in public outreach. Previous experience in archaeology, foundation and government grant-writing, NAGPRA consultation, and teaching will be considered strengths in the search process. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Wayne State University.

Review of applications will begin April 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply on-line (Posting #042624; and should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for and interest in the position, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement regarding the role of University museums in supporting teaching, research, and outreach missions, and contact information for three references.

Contacts at WSU: Dr. Tamara L. Bray (; Dr. Edward Cackett (


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