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Activities and Outreach

An active program of scholarly and public lectures is in place, and the Joukowsky Institute periodically serves as host to visiting fellows who interact with all interested members of the Brown community.The undergraduate and graduate programs in Archaeology and the Ancient World are based in the Institute, as are many of Brown's archaeology courses.

A core aspect of the Joukowsky Institute's mission is outreach to the Providence and Rhode Island communities, in which we are based. The Institute is one of the founders of Think Like an Archaeologist, a program for 6th grade students in the Providence Public Schools, developed collaboration with RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.

The Joukowsky Institute also runs an active field project, The Archaeology of College Hill, which introduces undergraduate students to archaeological excavation at sites in the immediate vicinity of Brown University. Each October, the Institute holds a Community Archaeology Day, in conjunction with the Archaeological Institute of America's International Archaeology Day and Brown University's Family Weekend. We sponsor a range of family-friendly activities for the general public, in our building and on-site at The Archaeology of College Hill's excavation.