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Recent News and Announcements


July 2014

Anne Heyrman-Hart Joins JIAAW
The Joukowsky Institute welcomes new staff member Anne Heyrman-Hart, who is now JIAAW's Operations and Events Coordinator, as of July 16, 2014.

In Memoriam Rebecca Molholt Vanel
Rebecca Molholt Vanel, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and of Archaeology, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014. She will be missed.

Brown Pre-College 2014: Introduction to Archaeology
Brown University is offering a two-week Introduction to Archaeology course for high school students beginning July 28, 2014. Register online.

Brown Pre-College 2014: The Prehistory of Humans
How did human culture come to be? High school students can enroll in Brown University's one-week course on the The Social and Cultural Evolution of Humans, which began July 21, 2014. Register online.

Day of Archaeology 2014 on Friday, July 11th
Archaeologists can volunteer to write about, film, record or photograph their day on July 11, and send it to the Day of Archaeology website.

June 2014

Archaeologists Warn of Pillaged Egypt
National Geographic reports on Laurel Bestock's testimony at a U.S. State Department hearing considering stricter restrictions on antiquities.

April 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Murphy!
JIAAW's Elizabeth Murphy successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Roman Workplaces, Work Practice, and Working Lives: A Multi-Scalar Socio-Economic Study of Ceramic Production in the Eastern Mediterranean," on Thursday, April 10th.

March 2014

Position Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor
The Joukowsky Institute and the History of Art and Architecture invite applications for Visiting Assistant Professor in Ancient Art, Architecture and Archaeology. Full details can be found on our website. Application deadline is April 15, 2014.

February 2014

Not Too Late for Secrets
Sue Alcock's free online course, "Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets", is now up and running, but there is still time to join in. Register now!

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology
The Joukowsky Institute invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow. Full details can be found on our website. Application deadline is March 31, 2014.

Archaeology Paper Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to Christopher Carchedi, Zakaria Enzminger, Lauren Warner, and Andrew Waters! Winning papers can be read here. The deadline for the next paper prize competition will be in January 2015.

Van Dommelen's Research in BDH
The Brown Daily Herald profiled JIAAW's Professor Peter van Dommelen's analysis of Phoenician child sacrifice.

January 2014

JIAAW Welcomes Williamson
Christina Williamson has been awarded an NWO Rubicon Grant for her project, "Commanding Views. Monumental landscapes and the territorial formation of Pergamon, 3rd to 2nd centuries BC".

Prizes for Student Papers
JIAAW offers three prizes to honor undergraduate students who have shown great accomplishment in the study of archaeology through their writing. Submission deadline January 21, 2014.

Archaeology for the People
JIAAW announces a competition for accessible and engaging articles that showcase any aspect of archaeology of potential interest to a wide readership. We offer a prize of $5,000. The deadline is September 1, 2014.

Fall/Winter Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on the Joukowsky Institute Publications series, International Archaeology Day, a new field project in Sardinia, using RTI to reveal a relief on an Old Kingdom block, and our competition for accessible archaeological writing, “Archaeology for the People”.

JIP 3 and 4 Now Available
The third and fourth volumes in the Joukowsky Institute Publication (JIP) series, Locating the Sacred: Theoretical Approaches to the Emplacement of Religion, edited by Claudia Moser and Cecelia Feldman, and Violence and Civilization: Studies of Social Violence in History and Prehistory, edited by Roderick Campbell, are now available from Oxbow Books.

December 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Moser!
JIAAW's Claudia Moser successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Material Witnesses: The Altars of Republican Rome and Latium and the Memory of Sacrifice," on Friday, December 6th.

Petra Geophysical Results Published
"A Geophysical Investigation of a Newly Discovered Early Bronze Age Site Near Petra, Jordan," by JIAAW's Clive Vella, Emanuela Bocancea, and Susan E. Alcock, with Thomas M. Urban and Christopher Tuttle, will appear in the February 2014 issue of Journal of Archaeological Science and is currently available online.

November 2013

Sandiford Published in Egyptian Archaeology
The Autumn 2013 issue of Egyptian Archaeology includes an article on "Ptolemaic Houses at Abydos", written by Joukowsky Institute graduate student Timothy Sandiford.

Fieldwork Information
For students who were unable to attend the Fieldwork Information Session, the updated handout is available on this website's Fieldwork Opportunities page.

September 2013

Durusu and Steidl Awarded Grant
Doctoral students Muge Durusu and Catherine Steidl have received a Graduate International Colloquium Grant for "Babylon@Brown: Past, Present, and Future in the Study of the Ancient Near East."

Gosner and Smith Awarded Conference Funding
Doctoral students Linda Gosner and Alexander Smith have recieved a Graduate International Colloquium Grant for "Archaeology of Iberia: State of the Field."

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Postdoctoral Fellows Corisande Fenwick and Alicia Jimenez have now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute.

August 2013

Re-Presenting the Past (JIP2) Now Available
The second volume in the Joukowsky Institute Publication (JIP) series, Re-Presenting the Past: Archaeology through Text and Image, edited by Sheila Bonde and Stephen Houston, is now available from Oxbow Books.

Leppard Joins Southern Connecticut State University's Faculty
Recent JIAAW alumnus Thomas P. Leppard (Ph.D. 2013) has been appointed Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University, starting in Fall 2013.

Training for Providence Teachers
JIAAW, in collaboration with RISD Museum and the Haffenreffer Museum, is helping middle-school teachers learn to "Think Like an Archaeologist" this summer.

July 2013

Alcock Made Fellow of British Academy
JIAAW Director Sue Alcock was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the academy's annual meeting.

S'Urachi Project in the News
JIAAW's S'Urachi Project, directed by Peter van Dommelen, is profiled on Italian television. The story begins at minute 5:53, and is in Italian.

Bestock Appointed to Named Chair
The Corporation of Brown University has named JIAAW's Laurel Bestock the Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, effective July 1, 2013.

Van Dommelen Named Haffenreffer Fellow
JIAAW's Peter van Dommelen is among the first group of Faculty Fellows of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Harmanşah on the Uprising in Turkey
The Joukowsky Institute's Ömür Harmanşah contributed the opinion piece, "Urban Utopias and How They Fell Apart," to Jadaliyya online. (June 28, 2013)

June 2013

Spring/Summer Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets, Ömür Harmanşah's new book, a recent conference on Greek archaeology, the siege of Rhode Island Hall, and the successful completion of two JIAAW students' doctorates.

Not Too Late to Join Archaeology's Secrets
Sue Alcock's free online course, "Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets", is still open to new students. Register now!

Archaeology Paper Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to Christopher Kim, Andrew Smyth, and Andrew Waters! Winning papers can be read here. The deadline for the next paper prize competition will be in January 2014.

 

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