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Recent News and Announcements

May 2012

Spring/Summer Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on Laurel Bestock's new field project in the Sudan, the Institute's recent symposium on archaeology in Turkey, ARCH 1715's installation recreating the terracotta warriors of the First Emperor's tomb, Sue Alcock's visit to Davos, the Arts of Rome's Provinces seminar, and three new doctors of archaeology.

Bestock Wins 2012 Wriston Fellowship
Assistant Professor Laurel Bestock received the Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship, which is awarded to members of the faculty who have achieved a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship during their first years at Brown University.

Archaeology Paper Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to Valerie Bondura, Benjamin Jones, Catherine Teitz, and Christopher Kim! Winning papers can be read here. The deadline for the next paper prize competition will be in May 2013.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012
The JIAAW conferred three undergraduate degrees and three doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World on Sunday, May 27th, 2012. To see pictures of the ceremony, visit the Institute's Facebook page.

Two New Texts by Alcock
Joukowsky Institute Director Susan E. Alcock has co-edited, with J. Bodel and R.J.A. Talbert, the new volume, Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World, and the second edition of Classical Archaeology, with Robin Osborne.

Archaeology Student Paper Prize Deadline 5/8
The Joukowsky Institute awards three prizes to honor undergraduate students' writing. The submission deadline is May 8. Guidelines and forms can be found on our website.

Moser Awarded Rome Prize
JIAAW doctoral candidate Claudia Moser won the Irene Rosenzweig/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in support of her dissertation, "Material Witnesses: The Altars of Republican Rome and Latium and the Memory of Sacrifice".

April 2012

Nowlin Co-Authors Article for ArcUser
"Photgrammetric Modeling + GIS: Better Methods for Working with Mesh Data," co-authored by JIAAW doctoral candidate Jessica Nowlin with Rachel Opitz, appears in the Spring 2012 issue.

Congratulations to Dr. Monteiro!
Lyra Monteiro successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Racializing the Ancient World: Ancestry and Identity in the Early United States," on Tuesday, April 24.

March 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Swan!
Carolyn Swan successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "In Flux: Glass, Technology, and the Glassmaking Industry of the Middle Byzantine and Early Islamic Eastern Mediterranean -- the Archaeology and Archaeometry of a High-Temperature Craft," on Friday, March 23.

Congratulations to Dr. Sekedat!
Bradley Sekedat successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Large Polities and Small Quarries: Local Resources and Imperial Governance in Roman Asia Minor," on Monday, March 20.

Brown University-Vienna University Uronarti Project
Assistant Professor Laurel Bestock left for Sudan on Friday, March 23 to begin a new project at the site of Uronarti, an island in the Nile in northern Sudan.

Marston Awarded Franklin Research Grant
The American Philosophical Society granted Mac Marston $4000 for his field project "Archaeological Investigation of Agricultural and Economic Sustainability in Bronze and Iron Age Turkey."

Craft Receives Koc Fellowship
The Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations has awarded Sarah Craft a Junior Residential Fellowship for her project, "Dynamic Landscapes in Late Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia: Travel Infrastructure and Early Christian Pilgrimage."

Harrington Awarded Fellowship for ASCSA
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens awarded doctoral student Katherine Harrington the Lucy Shoe Merritt Fellowship, and admitted her as a Regular Member for 2012-2013.

Sandiford Receives Centenary Award
The Egyptian Exploration Society has awarded doctoral student Timothy Sandiford a grant in support of his fieldwork at the Northern Abydos Settlement Site.

February 2012

Harmansah Receives Cogut Fellowship
The Cogut Center for the Humanities has awarded JIAAW's Omur Harmansah a Faculty Fellowship for Fall 2012 for his project, "Place, Memory, and Healing: Towards an Archaeology of Storied Places".

Rojas Receives Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowship
The Turkish Cultural Foundation has awarded JIAAW Postdoctoral Fellow Felipe Rojas a one-year Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art.

Cherry Awarded Tytus Fellowship for 2013
The University of Cincinnati Department of Classics has awarded Professor John F. Cherry a Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship for January 15-March 15, 2013.

January 2012

Petra Geophysics Published in Antiquity
"Virtual Discoveries at a Wonder of the World," by Thomas M. Urban, Susan E. Alcock, and Christopher A. Tuttle appears in Antiquity's Project Gallery.

Bondura Receives BISP for 2012-13
Archaeology and the Ancient World concentrator Valerie Bondura has been awarded a Brown International Scholars Program grant for next year.

Alcock at WEF in Davos
JIAAW Director Sue Alcock is among four Brown faculty members speaking at the World Economic Forum, on how data can solve world problems.

Chapter by Vella Now Published
Doctoral student Clive Vella has written a chapter on lithics for the text, Site, Artefacts and Landscape: Prehistoric Borg in-Nadur, Malta, published by Polimetrica.

Rhode Island Hall Honored by American Institute of Architects
The renovated Joukowsky Institute has received a 2012 Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture.

December 2011

Fall/Winter Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online. To receive the next issue by mail or email, please join our mailing list.

November 2011

New Events Calendar Online
The Program in Early Cultures is now maintaining a calendar of events and exhibits in and around Providence, pertaining to the ancient world.

Durusu-Tanriover Featured with GigaPan
The Fine Outreach for Science (FOFS) has chosen a picture of JIAAW doctoral student Muge Durusu-Tanriover photographing a sinkhole in Turkey as the icon image for its Twitter page.

October 2011

JIAAW Faculty Search
The Joukowsky Institute invites applications for a Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology. Applications due 12/1/11.

Ancient Lamps, Earrings Yield Their Secrets Under Neutron Imaging
Neutron images in three dimensions have been taken at Oak Ridge National Laboratory of rare archaeological artifacts from JIAAW's collection.

September 2011

SLAM in SAA Archaeological Record
JIAAW's Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat project is featured in "Not the Usual Suspects: New Directions in Community Archaeology", in the September 2011 issue.

Vella Wins AIA Photo Contest
The Archaeological Institute of America selected JIAAW doctoral student Clive Vella's photograph of Sbeitla, Tunisia for the cover of the 2012 calendar.

JIAAW Alum Plans Site-Specific Dance Project
Elise Nuding '11 is developing "An Arcade Project", a site-specific piece of dance focused around the Westminster Arcade in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

August 2011

Budsilha-Chocolja Archaeological Project Featured in Archaeology
Assistant Professor Andrew Scherer's field project is the cover story, "Defending a Jungle Kingdom," of the September/October Archaeology Magazine.

Videos of Past Talks Now Available
Videos of lectures given at the Joukowsky Institute over the past year can now be viewed in our video archive.

July 2011

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Christoph Bachhuber, Serena Love, Rachel Mairs, Carrie Murray, and Felipe Rojas have joined the faculty of the Institute for the coming academic year.

Houston Receives Guatemala's Highest Honor
Professor Stephen Houston was awarded the Order of the Quetzal by the President of Guatemala for his commitment and contributions to the study of Maya culture.

June 2011

Watters Receives NCPTT Grant for ASTDA Workshop
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) awarded JIAAW $25,000 to support the Archaeological Survey Technologies, Data Integration, and Applications Workshop to be held this August.


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