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Recent News and Announcements

May 2013

Knodell Joins Getty as Postdoctoral Fellow
Recent JIAAW graduate Alex Knodell (Ph.D. 2013) has accepted the position of Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute for 2013-2014.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013
The JIAAW conferred twelve undergraduate degrees and three doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World on Sunday, May 26th, 2013. To see pictures of the ceremony, visit the Institute's Facebook page.

Congratulations to Ian Brownstein
Brownstein, a concentrator in Archaeology and the Ancient World, was elected to membership in the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa.

Gosner and Harrington Receive Workshop Funding
Doctoral students Linda Gosner and Katherine Harrington have been awarded support for their 2013-2014 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Daily Deeds and Practiced Patterns: Approaches to Studying Daily Life and Habitual Practices in the Ancient World."

April 2013

Nowlin Awarded Rome Prize
JIAAW doctoral candidate Jessica Nowlin won the Frank Brown/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in support of her dissertation, "Reorienting Orientalization: Local Consumption and Value Construction in Central Italy between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Sea".

Congratulations to Dr. Knodell!
JIAAW's Alex R. Knodell successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Small World Networks and Mediterranean Dynamics in the Euboean Gulf: An Archaeology of Complexity in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Greece," on Monday, April 15th.

Upcoming Conference on Sardinia
A conference on Punic hegemony in Sardinia and the Western Mediterranean, co-sponsored by JIAAW, will be held May 31-June 2, 2013 in Santadi, Sardinia. Additional details online.

Congratulations to Dr. Leppard!
JIAAW's Thomas P. Leppard successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles," on Monday, April 1st.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline April 1
The Joukowsky Institute invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology.

March 2013

New Text by Harmanşah
JIAAW's Ömür Harmanşah has written a new book titled, Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near East, now available from Cambridge University Press.

Archaeologies of Greece Online
JIAAW's Andrew Dufton has compiled Twitter updates and photos of the conference's afternoon session on Storify. Additional photos can be viewed on JIAAW's Facebook page.

Fachard Receives Georges Perrot Medal
The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of the Institut de France awarded the Georges Perrot Medal to Sylvian Fachard for his monograph The Defense of the Territory.

Seeking Student Filmer/Editor
Wanted! Talented, reliable and inventive student, to assist in the filming, editing and production of multiple short videos for Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets. Apply online.

Ancient Pyrotechnology: Call for Abstracts
The Joukowsky Institute invites submissions for the graduate symposium, "Ancient Pyrotechnology: Materials Science Investigations into Archaeomaterials" to be held Fall 2013.

February 2013

McBride Accepted to ANS Summer Seminar
JIAAW doctoral student Kathryn McBride has been accepted to the American Numismatic Society's Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics for 2013.

Where Did Humans Go During the Last Ice Age?
The first video produced for the Digital Research Video Project, led by JIAAW Postdoctoral Fellow Suzanne Pilaar Birch, is now online.

Investigating Ancient Dams in Petra
Results of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project's ground-penetrating radar survey in the 2012 season have been published in February 2013 issue of The Leading Edge.

Pilaar Birch Receives Course Enhancement Grant
Postdoctoral Fellow Suzanne Pilaar Birch was awarded a Salomon Grant by the Dean of the College, in support of her Spring course, ARCH 1775 Animals in Archaeology.

Smith Expands JIAAW Outreach
Doctoral candidate Alexander Smith brought the Think Like an Archaeologist program to sixth grade students in Rochester, NY this January.

January 2013

Dirty Secrets Video Now Online
A preview video for Sue Alcock's upcoming online course, "Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets," can now be viewed on the Coursera website.

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty Member
Suzanne Pilaar Birch has now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow, beginning this January.

Fall/Winter Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on JIAAW's two new permanent faculty members, visiting international students and faculty, an international colloquium on issues in Mediterranean prehistory, the fifth anniversary of our film series, and the successful completion of a JIAAW student's doctorate.

Richardson Nominated to SAC
Congratulations to Diana Richardson, JIAAW's Operations and Events Coordinator, who has been selected to serve on Brown's Staff Advisory Council.

Swan Joins University of Maine's Faculty
Recent JIAAW alumna Carolyn Swan (Ph.D. 2012) has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Maine, starting in January 2013.

December 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Urbanus!
JIAAW's Jason Urbanus successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Settlement and Space in a Provincial Landscape: The Roman Conquest of Northwest Iberia and Its Effects on the Castros Culture," on Friday, December 7th.

BDH Highlights JIAAW's African Art Exhibit
The Brown Daily Herald interviews postdoctoral fellow Rachel Engmann about a new exhibition of African artwork from Haffenreffer Museum.

Providence Journal Interviews Harmansah
"Ruins have this mystery," says JIAAW's Omur Harmansah about the Seekonk River Drawbridge.

Animal Magnetism Logo Design Winners
Congratulations to Laura Leddy, winner of the logo design competition for the Animal Magnetism seminar, and to semi-finalists Joao Nascimento and Philip Lai. Winning logos can be viewed on the Program in Early Cultures website.

Petra in Antiquity
Clive Vella, Thomas M. Urban, Emanuela Bocancea, Christopher A. Tuttle, and Susan E. Alcock discuss the discovery of an Early Bronze Age settlement during the 2012 field season of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project.

New Lectures Added to Video Archive
JIAAW has added four new videos to the online archive, including recent talks by Curtis Runnels, Tesse Stek, Corinna Riva, and Bernard Knapp.

November 2012

Fachard Awarded Swiss National Science Foundation Grant
Postdoctoral Fellow Sylvian Fachard was awarded a three-year SNSF grant for his research project, "The borders of Attica. Studying the border landscape of of Greek city: archaeology and historical geography".

BDH Features Update on Coursera Classes
The Brown Daily Herald interviews JIAAW's Sue Alcock and Andy Dufton about "Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets."

Fieldwork Resources
For students who missed the Archaeological Information Session, the handout can be found on this website's Fieldwork Opportunities page.

October 2012

Archaeology of College Hill in BDH
The Brown Daily Herald interviewed JIAAW's Sue Alcock and Alex Knodell about ARCH 1900's current excavation on Brown's Quiet Green.

Alcock Appointed as Deputy VP for Research
Joukowsky Institute Director Sue Alcock is now the Deputy Vice President for Research and Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives, helping to develop proposals for Signature Academic Initiatives.

October 20 Is National Archaeology Day
JIAAW is hosting two events in honor of National Archaeology Day. And, the Archaeology Institute of America is compiling a full list of events across the country, which can be seen on their website.

September 2012

New Text by Fachard
JIAAW Postdoctoral Fellow Sylvian Fachard has written a new text titled, The Defense of the Territory. Study of the Eretrian Chora and Its Fortifications, now available from the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece.

Brown Selects Archaeology for Coursera Pilot
JIAAW Director Sue Alcock will teach a free online course titled "Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets" in Fall 2013.

JIAAW's New Faculty Welcomed to Brown
Brown's Department of Public Affairs profiles Peter van Dommelen and Felipe Rojas in its announcement of the university's new faculty.

"Field Dirt" Featured in BDH
The Brown Daily Herald reported on JIAAW's event in an article by staff writer Mariya Bashkatova.

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, Sylvian Fachard, Fotini Kondyli, Jennifer Meanwell, and Peter van Dommelen have now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute.

Mairs Now Faculty at University of Reading
Recent Joukowsky Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Rachel Mairs is now Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading.

August 2012

Joukowsky Honored by ACOR
The American Center of Oriental Research has awarded a medal and citation to Artemis A.W. Joukowsky, in recognition of his extraordinary service to the organization.

In Memoriam Natalie Boymel Kampen
Tally Kampen (former JIAAW Visiting Professor and co-director of Brown's Arts of Rome's Provinces seminar) died on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Contributions can be made in her name to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. She will be missed.

Dig Blog from Pompeii
Archaeology concentrator Catherine Teitz, a Al and Margaret Cohen American Archaeology Abroad Fellow for 2012, shares highlights from her summer excavating with The Pompeii Quadriporticus Project.

SLAM in Antiquity
John F. Cherry, Krysta Ryzewski, Thomas P. Leppard, and Emanuela Bocancea present new evidence from the 2012 season of the Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat project.

July 2012

SLAM in Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
John F. Cherry, Krysta Ryzewski, and Thomas P. Leppard discuss the overall approach and initial results of the first season of the Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat project.

New Discoveries at El Zotz
A team of archaeologists led by Brown University's Stephen Houston has uncovered a pyramid, part of the Maya archaeological site at El Zotz, Guatemala.

A Report from Greece
Archaeology concentrator and Brown International Scholar Valerie Bondura gives an update on "What it Means to Live in Greece Right Now (or 'The Persistence of the Frappé')".

Petra on Facebook
The Brown University Petra Archaeological Project now has a Facebook page, which is already filling up with Petra news and pictures.

Bestock Awarded ARCE Grant
Assistant Professor Laurel Bestock has received $11,885 from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt, in support of her "Conservation of Ptolemaic Coins and Statues from Abydos" project.

June 2012

"Day of Archaeology 2012" on June 29th
The Day of Archaeology 2012 aims to give a window into the daily lives of archaeologists. Sign up to document your day, through any medium, for publishing on their website.

SLAM on Facebook
Have you been following the updates on Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat's 2012 season? Visit Archaeology on Montserrat's Facebook page and "like" for more SLAM news and pictures.

Marston Now Faculty at Boston University
Recent Joukowsky Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Mac Marston is now Assistant Professor of Archaeology at Boston University.

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