STSM opportunities in ARKWORK

As a researcher or professional, you are encouraged to propose your own short-term scientific mission to get training at an institution in a COST-ARKWORK participating country, which is not your current country of residence. On this page you will find selected opportunities for STSMs but in addition to those listed, you are encouraged to approach any relevant institutions and apply for funding to complete your own STSM that advances the aims of ARKWORK. This list will be updated when new opportunities are proposed.

Opportunities at institutions in ARKWORK network

Department of ALM, Uppsala University

Field of expertise: Empirical methods of studying archaeological information work, knowledge production, information management and knowledge organisation including action research, interviewing, participatory observation and document studies.

Description: The research conducted at the Department of ALM of Uppsala University brings together perspectives from archival studies, information studies and museum and cultural heritage studies. The unique aspect of research in Uppsala is that it nurtures an interdisciplinary interest in information and knowledge infrastructures, collections and societal memory from the vantage point of the changing premises, patterns and practices of their making, organisation, management and use from historical and contemporary perspectives. The contexts and topics of research range from institutions to individuals, from historical to contemporary, analogue to digital, professional to participatory, work to play, making to mediating and from competences to the policies of regulating them in the society. Uppsala University Museum Gustavianum does also host  considerable archaeological collections and there are regional and national collections and institutions both in Uppsala and close to us in Stockholm.

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Website: www.abm.uu.se

Contact: Prof. Isto Huvila, Uppsala University

Multi-site projects

Finds databases

Study on finds databases for non-professional archaeological discoveries (including but not exclusively metal detectorists), including commonalities, making recommendations for better coordination of efforts, weaknesses, etc.

If interest to take this forward, ST will discuss with finds database coordinators to see if hosting possible. Perhaps coordinated number of STSM researchers at different locations but working together.

Possible locations: Possible several corresponding researchers going to different sites where databases existing or in development: Århus, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, British Museum.

Contact: Dr. Suzie Thomas, University of Helsinki


COST-ARKWORK meeting in Vilnius

Photo by Rimvydas LauzikasCOST-ARKWORK is organising a joint meeting of all working groups, exploratory workshops for WG3 and WG4 for mapping the issues pertaining to the topics of these two groups, and a management committee meeting for the action in Vilnius, Lithuania. The event is hosted by the Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University.

Meeting in social media

Keynote presentations