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Recent News and Announcements


May 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015
The JIAAW conferred six undergraduate degrees and two doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. To see pictures of the ceremony, visit the Institute's Facebook page.

Spring/Summer Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on scientific analysis of Luristan bronzes, our ibis mummy's doctor's appointment, an exhibit on the past lives of Rhode Island Hall, two JIAAW doctorates, and the perils of summer fieldwork.

New Text Edited by Müller
Household Studies in Complex Societies: (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches, edited by JIAAW's Miriam Müller, is now available from The Oriental Institute.

March 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Smith!
JIAAW's Alexander Smith successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Indigeneity and Colonial Response: The Metamorphoses of Balearic Culture in the Late Iron Age," on Thursday, March 19th.

Congratulations to Dr. Craft!
JIAAW's Sarah Craft successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Pilgrimage Pragmatics: Travel Infrastructure, Movement, and Connectivity in Late Roman and Early Byzantine Cilicia," on Wednesday, March 4th.

February 2015

Congratulations to Rob Weiner
Weiner, a concentrator in Archaeology and the Ancient World and one of the leaders of our DigDUG, was one of only 32 juniors elected to membership in the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa on February 19, 2015.

Van Dommelen Awarded National Geographic Grant
JIAAW's Peter van Dommelen has received a $20,000 grant from the National Geographic Society to continue his archaeological project in Sardinia, Italy, this summer.

New Text Co-Edited by van Dommelen
The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean, co-edited by JIAAW's Peter van Dommelen with Bernard Knapp, is now available from Cambridge University Press.

Kaufman's Field Project Highlighted
Popular Archaeology features JIAAW's Brett Kaufman's Zita project in its January 2015 article, "Archaeologists excavate Roman and Punic city in Tunisia."

January 2015

Fall/Winter Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on our “Archaeology for the People” competition, a field project in Turkey, a recent conference on archaeology in North Africa, and our ongoing excavations on Brown University’s campus.

December 2014

Archaeologies of Text (JIP 6) Now Available
The sixth volume in the Joukowsky Institute Publication (JIP) series, Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology, and Ethics, edited by Matthew T. Rutz and Morag Kersel, is now available from Oxbow Books.

Faculty Position: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor
The Joukowsky Institute invites applications for the position of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, due December 1, 2014.

November 2014

Archaeological Fieldwork Information
If you missed the Fieldwork Information Session, you can view or download the updated Fieldwork Information handout.

October 2014

Osborne Receives Wenner-Gren Grant
JIAAW's James Osborne has been awarded a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant of $19,800 for his project, "The Impact of the Neo-Assyrian Conquest: Forced Resettlement and Daily Practice at Tell Tayinat (Turkey)" by the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

September 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 was September 1, 2014.

August 2014

Of Rocks and Water (JIP 5) Now Available
The fifth volume in the Joukowsky Institute Publication (JIP) series, Of Rocks and Water: Towards an Archaeology of Place, edited by Ömür Harmanşah, is now available from Oxbow Books.

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Postdoctoral Fellows Brett Kaufman, Miriam Müller, James Osborne, and Matt Reilly have now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute. We also welcome Visiting Scholar Claudia Glatz and Visiting Assistant Professor Anne Hunnell Chen.

July 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.

 

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