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13 new EU PhD Marie Curie Fellowships: Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting but I would like to inform you of the launch of a new interdisciplinary Marie Curie ITN called EUROTAST. As part of the project, we are currently hiring 13 Early Stage Researchers to work on various projects relating to the history of the transatlantic slave trade. The successful applicants will be recruited from a wide range of disciplines including history, archaeology, social anthropology, genetics and bioinformatics and will be based at 10 partner institutions across Europe. For more information on the individual projects and the application procedure please visit our website at http://www.eurotast.eu or contact us at enquiries@eurotast.eu.

Kind regards,
Hannes Schroeder

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Dr Hannes Schroeder
Centre for GeoGenetics
The Natural History Museum
Øster Voldgade 5-7
DK-1350 Copenhagen

Source: contemp-hist-arch

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11/29/2011 at 3:22 pm

Why Post50 Women Will Lead the "Occupy ERA" Movement

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Many years ago in an anthropology course we were discussing things that are universal, among people and cultures. The only one that perhaps is universal is the "nfa" or "need for achievement". I would think that this need is thwarted when inequalities are seen and described everyday. It might be in the better interest of both gender and society that in "theory" at least we guarantee that achievement is not being thwarted based on sex. Both men and women need it and discrimination is harmful to both, and why an ERA should be passed.  Huffington Post

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11/27/2011 at 3:05 pm

New York’s Mayflower Passengers

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Before the “automobile revolution” transformed the streets of Manhattan a landmark was placed in the historic seaport neighborhood. About 1903 the Mayflower Society placed it to commemorate Isaac Allerton, a Puritan, who was aboard the Mayflower that landed the “Pilgrims” at Plymouth Rock. He left the settlement and established a home near New Haven, todays Connecticut and with his ship “Hope” traded up and down the coast of New England. He established a warehouse for all those English and others just outside the Wall that became “Wall Street” at the then East River edge, and it was known as others “Allerton’s Warehouse” on a property that once belonged to Philippe du Trieux, once the “marshal” in the New Amsterdam community and just above the “Water Gate” where people and trade came through it and the Wall gate, closed at night. Next to the first ferry to Brooklyn, a neighborhood of trade in “Iron monger” and other things was landed at his dock and those English who had business in New Amsterdam often stayed at the place. It would become an important part of the early “city” of New Amsterdam and New York as trade and community developed. I researched the so-called “250 Water St.” block, today a parking lot where the Mayflower Society’s tribute to Isaac Allerton once was. Today a large street and shopping area in the borough of the Bronx is named after Allerton. Happy Thanksgiving!

Quest Helicopters AVQ: the shape of safety to come?

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The whole compartment separates and parachutes as low as 300’. Designed in Ukraine, to be made in Dubai.

Corporate Jet Investor Nov 13, 2011

First US Navy helicopter, the Piasecki HUP-2 “Retriever”. At “The Wings of Freedom Museum” adjacent to the former NAS-JRB (Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base), Willow Grove, Pennsylvania partly “closed” September, 2011, when US Navy and US Marine Corps squadrons moved to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. Renamed Horsham Air Guard Station, it keeps the 111th Fighter Wing of the Pennsylvania Air Guard, US Army Reserve and Pennsylvania Air National Guard.  Archaeology fieldwork was done there while closing and at part of the former closed Brewster Navy Airfield / Johnsville Naval Air Station /Warminster Naval Air Warfare Center (NJP), Warminster, PA (today in part Warminster Community Park) and former naval housing at “Shenandoah Woods” by my current part-time employer AECOM.

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11/22/2011 at 6:06 pm

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…Ambivalence Over NYPD Muslim Surveillance

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7 hours ago (5:14 PM)

I watched the testimony of members of Islam to the NYC Council of Public Safety the other morning. They were without passports, that is, born here in Brooklyn mostly. They were concerned that the informants the police using were unreliable, i.e. one they know of, their houses of worship are open to everyone, had been in and out of mental hospitals. They wanted to be contacted, their organizations would cooperate and did not like reports of informants inflaming others. They also cited incidents of cab drivers being asked about their origin and where they worshiped, not your usual traffic stop. There seemed to me a need for more cooperation with those who are here. Worldwide mass communication was cited for some of the fears on behalf of Public Safety. There should be some community review process if there is none, in my opinion. Huffington Post link

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11/14/2011 at 12:09 am

You say you want a…

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11:09 AM on 11/12/2011

"If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow." a left out line seems to me what the song might have also referred to in "Revolution". In fact the Communist Party is still alive and still is very critical of unbridled "capitalism" that impoverishes society, i.e., top brokerages have a list among certain brokers to sell or buy 20 "blue chip" stocks based on the "odds or evens" in the old reckoning of fractions (7/8, 1/4, etc.) of a dollar before the decimal system now in place, so alleged to involve 3/4 billion request payback and 1.5 billion in fines against the major brokerage houses. Then there are the other more recent fiscal debacles. Tax on Wall Street! Then it’s regulated.

You Say You Want A Revolution – Douglas Forbes at Huffington Post

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11/13/2011 at 12:16 pm

Comment: WNYC Here’s the thing…Alec Baldwin

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http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/2011/nov/07/

George Myers from The Bronx, NY

I might add we had a Mayor of New York City from Long Island, from now Deepwell Farm Historic Park, St. James, NY (http://tinyurl.com/7d3qwvg) which last time I stopped at, belonged to Suffolk County and had "dinner theater" events there. Many prehistoric artifacts collected by archaeologist Edward Johanneman, MA, while at nearby Stony Brook University, are stored there. I enjoyed this podcast. I think former President R.R. started his campaign in Upstate NY. Once along the highway, HHH passing by in a convertible, said "Thank you boys" outside MacArthur Airport, running then. Later the re-election campaign of former President Nixon’s crew had all the protesters there moved behind the grandstand "out-of-sight".

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11/09/2011 at 10:43 am

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