The Fiske Center Blog

Weblog for the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Thesis proposal mini-course

| 0 comments

booksThe second meeting for the thesis proposal mini-course will be today at 3.  Today we will focus on developing research questions using a rubric to better understand middle range theory in historical archaeology.

The schedule for the thesis proposal mini-course has been changed (due to the snow-day loss on February 8).  Here is the new schedule:

February 22 (3 PM, Room 503): Developing research questions, part 1
February 29 (3 PM, Room 503): Developing research questions, part 2
March 7 (3 PM, Room 503): Understanding the process and reasonable timelines

March 14: Spring Break
March 21 (2 PM, Room 503): Examples of successful proposals

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he is a co-PI on the the Skagafjordur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS). SCASS is a multi-year project in Northern Iceland to understand the formation of social stratification and property rights during the Viking Age and after (AD 874-1700). For this work in Iceland, as well as other projects, John and his colleagues have received over $1,000,000 in research grants, mostly from the National Science Foundation. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.


Skip to toolbar