Friday Bulletin October 12, 2017

Published: October 16th, 2017

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News

Faculty Position in Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies

The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for an open rank faculty position in the Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Anthropology Department and is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the Department of Anthropology.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should provide names of three referees. Application materials should be submitted to For full consideration, materials should be received by November 3, 2017.

Please use the following link to apply:
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Mortuary Archaeology Field School, Poland 2018

The 20th Field School in Mortuary Archaeology which will be held in Drawsko, Poland, in summer 2018. If you have students interested in excavating human skeletal remains, we would be grateful for letting them know about this opportunity.

The early modern skeletal cemetery at Drawsko, Poland (16th -17th centuries AD) provides a unique opportunity for students to practise bioarchaeology  by learning archaeological excavation techniques and working with human osteological material. To date more than 550 inhumations have been excavated, and the skeletal collection includes various evidence of traumatic injury, infectious, degenerative and genetic disease, nutritional deficiency, as well as atypical lesions that have yet to be identified. Every archaeological season in Drawsko brings also discoveries of unusual, anti-demonic burials containing the dead with iron sickles running across their necks.

At the site students are allowed to excavate and document burials by themselves getting hands-on experience.  The professional supervision is provided by the international team of instructors from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, State University of New York, Oneonta, USA, Californa State University, USA, Western Washington University and Slavia Foundation, Lednica, Poland. Excavated bones serve as reference material in osteology courses worth 6 academic credits (ECTS). The language of the Field School is English.

Please find attached a poster of the 20th Field School in Mortuary Archaeology. We will be very honored if you post it on the message board of your Department and/or spread the information about the Field School among the students through email.

You can get more info about this project either at

Looking for field crew for excavation of a Paleo site

We are looking for field crew for an excavation project for a Paleo site in Hernando County. If you know anyone who is interested, please have them contact Jim Pepe at with a cc to Kathleen S.


Senior Thesis: Women’s preferences and attitudes towards birth

Emaline Reyes – a senior at the University of Delaware. I am conducting a senior thesis on women’s preferences and attitudes towards birth and I have created a survey to assess these preferences. I am trying to recruit participants from all across the states, so if you could share this link with the rest of your department I would really appreciate it. You can find the link below~ please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you for your assistance

Emaline Reyes, University of Delaware, ’18 Anthropology Major Medical Humanities Minor



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