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Marie Curie Fellowship - Cardiff - call for applicants

Cardiff University is currently inviting expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record for Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA) fellowships.

The next call for applications closes on 14 September 2017. Expressions of interest are required by 7 April 2017.

EXARC Folders 2017

We have new folders again! We thank the members whose photos or quotes we could use. Members who wish to receive flyers to share with colleagues and stakeholders can contact us. Of course we will have them available at the EAC10 conference in April where you can pick them up. You can find a PDF here.
We are in the process of creating more PR materials, like banners, bags and note books. They will be available at our EAC10 conference.

Guidebook for historic sites hosting a re-enactment

The University of Delaware Museum Studies Program and its Sustaining Places initiative are pleased to announce their newest free resource, a guidebook for historic sites considering hosting a re-enactment (broadly defined).

EXARC Journal 2017-1 out now

This year’s first online issue of the EXARC Journal has just been published. It holds several important articles on the future: “museums as good places” on the relevance of museums in modern society, and “the potential of open-air sites” to mention just a few.

Call for papers: EAA

The European Association of Archaeologists hosts its annual meeting End of August, early September in Maastricht (NL). Expected number of participants is 1,500 people. EXARC assists in three different sessions, all of which have a call for papers open right now. Deadline for submission of papers is 15 March. The sessions and their information:

Short survey about open-air museums

Kristi Kovalenko is currently writing her master thesis on open-air museums at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria. More specifically, she is evaluating the appeal of the open-air museum and the provided experience at the site...

Good quality information on living in the past

Following a 'Viking Day' at school, kids asked us for some interesting stuff which is not in the general imagery, preferably good online material. If you search, normally you get Wikipedia, BBC and Pinterest, all of varying quality of information. While archaeologists are arguing about authenticity and minimum reconstruction others step in and fill the void...

Job vacancy for a museum director in Vechta

The city of Vechta, between Osnabrück and Bremen in Germany, is looking for a new director of his museum and his experimental center of the Middle Ages. Please see attached job description and respond before 31 January.

Iron Age reconstructed temple set on fire in the Czech Republic

EXARC member Keltoi is devastated after one of their houses, a reconstructed Iron Age temple, at Prasily caught fire on 30 December 2016. Keltoi has an extensive series of photos of the fire at their website.

Call for Applications – Re-Enactment Replication Reconstruction

This Interdisciplinary Workshop on Performative Methodologies brings together specialists from the fields of art history, archaeology, conservation, musicology and anthropology. Its goals are to reflect on reconstruction, re-enactment and replication (RRR) practices in research, and to learn from each other’s approaches and experience...

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