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Student Heather Tough Wins 2024 Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Undergraduate Research Paper

Congratulations to Archaeology student Heather Tough on receiving the Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for the winning essay titled ‘Battles in the Cemetery: Power Structures Acting Upon African-American Mortuary Landscapes in the United States’!

Well done, Heather! 

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Job Talk by Bryn Tapper (Tues., Apr. 2, 2024)

The Dept. of Archaeology is hosting a job talk by Bryn Tapper on Tues., Apr. 2, 2024, starting at 4 pm in QC 2013, as part of the Department's Maritime Archaeology Job Search. Members of the department (undergraduate students, graduate students, etc.), stakeholders, and members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information on Samantha's presentation, please see the poster below.

Poster for Bryn Tapper's job talk on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 4 pm in QC 2013.

Job Talk Poster (Bryn Tapper) Tues., Apr. 2, 2024

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Job Talk by Samantha Walker (Wed., Mar. 27, 2024)

The Dept. of Archaeology is hosting a job talk by Samantha Walker on Wed., Mar. 27, 2024, starting at 4 pm in QC 2013, as part of the Department's Maritime Archaeology Job Search. Members of the department (undergraduate students, graduate students, etc.), stakeholders, and members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information on Samantha's presentation, please see the poster below.

Poster for Samantha Walker's job talk on Wed., Mar. 27, 2024, starting at 4 pm in QC 2013.

Job Talk Poster (S. Walker) Mar. 27, 2024

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Job Talk by Dr. Carolyn Kennedy (Tues., Mar. 19, 2024)

The Dept. of Archaeology is hosting a job talk by Dr. Carolyn Kennedy on Tues., Mar. 19, 2024, starting at 4 pm in QC 2013, as part of the Department's Maritime Archaeology Job Search. Members of the department (undergraduate students, graduate students, etc.), stakeholders, and members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information on Dr. Kennedy's presentation, please see the poster below.

Poster for the job talk presentation by Dr. Kennedy happening on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 in QC 2013.

Job Talk Poster (Dr. Kennedy) Mar. 19, 2024

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New Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Position

New Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Position

The Department of Archaeology at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in maritime archaeology (in the broadest sense and open to all technical/theoretical areas of expertise), subject to final budgetary approval. The position will commence on July 1, 2024 (negotiable) on the St. John’s campus. Candidates must hold a PhD or have defended their doctoral thesis in archaeology or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment. We are seeking a candidate with a research portfolio oriented to the study of maritime cultures, encompassing the history of human (Indigenous and/or settler) populations and their relationships with marine and coastal ecosystems, landscapes, and changing climates. In a Canadian province where lifeways and identities are intertwined with stories, practices and beliefs connected to the sea, and in a university where ocean-related research and programs are a core strength, we are especially interested in applications from individuals already engaged in, or willing to develop, research projects anchored in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Check out the Employment Opportunities page for more information!

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Exciting Study Abroad Opportunity: Empire & Colonial Process at Harlow Campus (Spring 2025)!

Study in Britain! Spring (May to June) 2025

Empire & Colonial Process

Embark on a journey through Britain's history from a distant outpost of Ancient Rome to the hub of a global economic and military Empire.

Uncover the past, explore the present, and be part of a transformative experience at Harlow Campus - where history comes to life!

Courses:

Fieldtrips:

  • Oxford
  • York
  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • London

Interested? Please reach out to:

Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dept. of Archaeology, Memorial University
lrankin@mun.ca

Dr. Barry Gaulton
Dept. of Archaeology, Memorial University
bgaulton@mun.ca

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Archaeology MA Student Carli Perri Wins 2023 Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Student Paper Prize

Carli Perri, one of our MA students, won the 2023 Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA) student paper prize at this year's conference in Montreal. The title of her paper was "19th-Century Experiences of Childhood: A Rural Newfoundland Perspective". Prize winners receive an invitation to submit their research to the journal Northeast Historical Archaeology.

Four of our MA students participated at the CNEHA conference this year: all performed exceptionally well and were great ambassadors for the Department.

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Graduate Student Opportunity: Seeking M.A. and Ph.D. Students in Anthropology, Geography, and Archaeology

We are seeking graduate students either at the Ph.D. and M.A. levels, in Geography, Anthropology and Archaeology/Heritage studies interested in pursuing research on some of these broadly defined topics. Check out the news article for more details! 

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Donna Teasdale, Departmental Conservator, Interviewed for CBC News

Donna Teasdale, Conservator in the Archaeology Department, was recently interviewed by CBC News for her involvement in preserving a case of Enfield muskets from the time of the US Civil War. Listen to her interview on the preservation process that has allowed these muskets to be on display at The Rooms Provincial Museum in St. John's.

Amazing work, Donna (and what an excellent shot below by CBC)!  

Donna Teasdale holding a preserved musket aiming it at the camera

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Archaeology PhD Candidate and Per Course Instructor Rita Ujunw Onah Awarded Faculty Volunteer Award

Archaeology PhD Candidate and Per Course Instructor Rita Ujunw Onah was awarded the Faculty Volunteer Award this year. This award is presented to a Memorial University faculty member for their significant volunteer contributions to the Memorial community, the St. John’s/provincial community, and/or a national or global community.

Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Rita! 

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Launching Memorial's Online Record of Experience (MORE)

University isn’t only about course work and studying. While academics will always be one of the key components of university life, it is equally important to use your time here to build your practical experience and explore as many things as possible. Through exploration, you will be able to discover:

  • What you are truly interested in;
  • What you are not interested in:
  • What you are curious about;
  • What makes you happy;
  • And what you excel at doing.

To help you answer these questions, Student Life has created a tool to help you to engage, explore, and gain experiences.

Memorial’s Online Record of Experience (MORE) is a new experiential tracking tool that provides students with the ability to record and capture their various experiences. MORE compiles those experiences and showcases overall time committed, and competencies gained from participation. More than simply a record of student involvement or student activities, MORE uses reflection to transform activities into deeper learning experiences.

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