Christopher Fennell : Additional Activities
EDITORIAL AND REFEREE EXPERIENCE
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage
Founding Editor, 2011-present.
- Editor of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, a peer reviewed journal published by Maney Publishing. This Journal provides a focal point for peer-reviewed publications in interdisciplinary studies in archaeology, history, material culture, and heritage dynamics concerning African descendant populations and cultures across the globe.
International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Editorial Board Member, 2005-present
- Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Plenum/Springer.
African Diaspora Archaeology Network and Newsletter
- Editor and co-founder of the African Diaspora Archaeology Network, providing a focal point for archaeological studies of African diasporas, with analysis papers, news, and current research related to the archaeology and history of descendants of African peoples. Available online at: http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/
Article and Book Manuscript Referee, 2004-present
- Providing peer review for publication selection of article and book manuscripts submitted to the American Anthropologist journal, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, Historical Archaeology journal, and Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, and University Press of Florida.
Plymouth Colony Archive Project
- Editor, and co-founder in 1998 with James Deetz and Patricia Scott Deetz, of the Plymouth Colony Archive Project, an internet publication of ethnohistorical and archaeological analyses and historical texts; recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as "peer-reviewed for outstanding intellectual quality, superior design, and educational impact." Available online at: http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/plymouth/
North American Archaeology
Field School in Archaeology
Archaeology and Racialization
Archaeological Survey Methods
Introduction to Archaeology
Anthropology and Law
Social Norms and Law
Introduction to Anthropology
Human Origins and Culture
Archaeology Theory and Method
Symbol and Ritual
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
As described in more detail below, from 2004 through 2008, I have been grateful to receive the support of: $122,079 in competitive, peer-reviewed research grants awarded by the University of Illinois Research Board and grant programs of the Andrew Mellon Foundation and Community Informatics Initiative; and $531,156 in competitive, peer-reviewed research grants awarded by external agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
John L. Cotter Award recipient, 2009, for outstanding scholarly achievement in African diaspora studies, awarded by the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Community Engagement with Lincoln's Legacies, Speaker Series, 2009, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Grant, 2008-2011, as Principal Investigator and co-Principal Archaeologist with Anna Agbe-Davies (DePaul U.) and Terrance Martin (Illinois State Museum), conducting archaeological investigations and NSF funded field schools at nineteenth century town site of New Philadelphia, Illinois.
Community Informatics Initiative, 2008-2009, as Principal Investigator, in a project concerning civic engagement among researchers and local and descendant communities of New Philadelphia, Illinois.
African-American Heritage in the Midwest, Speaker Series, 2008, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, 2007-2008, as Principal Investigator and co-Principal Archaeologist, with Tommy Hailey (Northwestern State University) and Bryan Haley (U. Mississippi), conducting low-altitude high resolution thermal survey at nineteenth century town site of New Philadelphia, Illinois.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Faculty Fellowship, 2006-2007, to conduct interdisciplinary work in the humanities, focusing on nineteenth century history in the midwest region.
National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Grant, 2004-2006, as co-Principal Archaeologist with Paul Shackel (U. Maryland) and Terrance Martin (Illinois State Museum), conducting archaeological investigations and NSF funded field schools at nineteenth century town site of New Philadelphia, Illinois.
University of Illinois, Research Board Grants, 2004-2008, supporting archaeological and historical research projects concerning African diaspora subjects and social histories of nineteenth century communities of New Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Equal Rights, Illinois.
Voted "Outstanding" Anthropology Faculty member by the Undergraduate Anthropology Students Association, 2004-2005.
University of Illinois, included in "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent," Fall 2004, Fall 2007.
West Virginia Humanities Council Grants, 2000-2001, 2002-2003, from state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supporting continuing archival research as part of an historical archaeology study of St. Peter's Church and School House sites, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
DuPont Fellowship, 2001-2002, University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology, supporting write-up of doctoral dissertation.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Research Fellowship, 2000, supporting study of aspects of Virginia economic history in the 18th and 19th centuries, utilizing resources of the Virginia Historical Society.
Governor's Fellowship, 1997-2000, University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology, supporting doctoral studies.
American Jurisprudence Awards, 1988, 1989, for Antitrust and Employment Discrimination courses, Georgetown University Law Center.