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Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Ancestor Cults and Household Identity at Tell el-Dab'a, Avaris
Miriam Müller (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Miriam Müller, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Ancestor Cults and Household Identity at Tell el-Dab'a, Avaris". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The Diplomat, the Dealer and the Digger: Writing the History of the Antiquities Trade in 19th Century Greece
Yannis Galanakis (University of Cambridge)

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

In his lecture,Yannis Galanakis of the University of Cambridge, will discuss the development of the antiquities trade during a time in history that is fascinating both politically and archaeologically. Dr. Galanakis will share his research on the “behind the scenes” of the antiquities trade in the 1800s, looking in particular at the local providers of antiquities: the diplomats stationed in Athens, the local art dealers, and the tomb robbers and private diggers. The public is invited to join him as he explores how the commodification of the past became interwoven with power politics, giving rise to different collecting attitudes and debates on cultural property, as well as ownership and the value of things in our modern world.

Dr. Yannis Galanakis is a lecturer in Greek Prehistory in the Faculty of Classics, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. He has participated in excavations, surveys and study seasons in Crete, the Peloponnese and Central Greece. His current publications include The Aegean World. A Guide to the Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean Collections in the Ashmolean Museum.

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Narragansett Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. It is part of the Archaeological Institute of America’s National Lecture Program, and funding for it has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in New York, which strives to support the work of scholars in the fields of ancient art. For more information, visit http://aianarragansett.org.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Hercules: See the Movie... Then Think About It

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A free screening of the movie Hercules, on a giant screen, with surround sound! Followed by commentaries by Brown professors, examining the themes and historical basis of the movie.

And free popcorn!

Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

Salomon Hall, Room 001

Lecture by Stephen Mrozowski (University of Massachusetts Boston)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Stephen Mrozowski is the founding director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he is also Professor of Anthropology. Mrozowski’s research encompasses the growth of complex societies, colonization, and its role in shaping the modern world. His particular research interests include social theory, spatial theory, historical archaeology, environmental archaeology, urban archaeology, industrial archaeology and indigenous archaeologies. Scott Hutson is an Associate Professor in Anthropology and International Studies at the University of Kentucky.

This lecture is part of the 2014-2015 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Worlds Divided: Interrogating Inequality Past and Present."

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Brett Kaufman (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Brett Kaufman, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss his current research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
James Osborne (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

James Osborne, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss his current research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Matthew Reilly (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Matthew Reilly, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss his current research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Joukowsky Institute Open House: Archaeology in Action

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 10:00 AM-2:00 pm Add event to my Google calendar

Come visit the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World in Rhode Island Hall. Faculty and students will be on hand to tour you through the building, as well as to show you artifacts and images, both from some of our current fieldwork (in the Caribbean, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Turkey, and Rhode Island) and from the Institute's collections.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 10:00 AM-2:00 pm Add event to my Google calendar

Come watch Brown undergraduates digging (yes, really digging). This year, as part of Brown's 250th anniversary celebration, students will be excavating right on the university's main campus, exploring the possible site of the first president's house. Stop by (with your family or on your own) any time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Brown University's "Quiet Green" (near corner of Waterman Street and Prospect Street)

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Anne Hunnell Chen (History of Art and Architecture, Brown University)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Anne Hunnell Chen, a Visiting Assistant Professor in Brown University's History of Art and Architecture, will discuss her current research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Mihalis Kavouriaris (The Ikarian Centre)

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Mihalis Kavouriaris, Director of The Ikarian Centre, will be discussing a new Modern Greek course designed especially for archaeologists, and explaining aspects of his unique pedagogical methods for the teaching of Modern Greek. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Lecture by Jean Macintosh Turfa (The University of Pennsylvania Museum)

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Jean MacIntosh Turfa is a Consulting Scholar in the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, where she helped reinstall the Kyle M. Phillips Etruscan Gallery. She has participated in excavations at Etruscan Poggio Civitate (Murlo), ancient Corinth, Dragonby (Lincolnshire), and native and colonial sites in the USA. She has published research on the Etruscan collections of the University of Pennsylvania, Manchester and Liverpool Museums, and the British Museum, and has taught at Liverpool, the University of Illinois (Chicago), Loyola University of Chicago, Dickinson and Bryn Mawr Colleges, the University of Pennsylvania and St. Joseph’s University. She is a Foreign Member of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi ed Italici and edited The Etruscan World (Routledge, 2013). She recently published Divining the Etruscan World (Cambridge UP, 2012) which presents the first English translation of a lost Etruscan text on thunder-omens.

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Narragansett Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. It is part of the Archaeological Institute of America’s National Lecture Program, and funding for it has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in New York, which strives to support the work of scholars in the fields of ancient art. For more information, visit http://aianarragansett.org.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

State of the Field 2014:
The Archaeology of North Africa

Friday, November 14th - Saturday, November 15th, 2014 to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A two-day workshop that will explore the current state of fieldwork and research across the modern nations of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. The overarching goal for these discussions is to foster the exchange of ideas between a select number of primarily North American and European scholars, to consider some common obstacles to the study of the region, and to identify key questions for future collaboration and research.

This conference is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Lecture by Deborah A. Boehm (University of Nevada, Reno)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Deborah A. Boehm is Associate Professor, Anthropology and Women's Studies at University of Nevada, Reno.

This lecture is part of the 2014-2015 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Worlds Divided: Interrogating Inequality Past and Present."

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Lecture by Jacco Dieleman (University of California, Los Angeles)

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Jacco Dieleman, is Associate Professor of Egyptology in the University of California, Los Angeles's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

This lecture is the first in the Ancient Egypt/Future Tense series, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Graduate Symposium:
Ancient Pyrotechnology: Materials Science Investigations into Archaeomaterials

RESCHEDULED. Date TBD.

Please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/ancientpyrotechnology/home for further updates.

 

 

Additional Links and Resources:

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

The Joukowsky Institute is affiliated with the Narragansett Society (The Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America).

For talks in the discipline of Classics, see the Boston Area Classics Calendar.

 

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