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Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Occupy Hattusa: Thinking about the 99% in Hittite Anatolia and North Syria
Müge Durusu (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University)

THURSDAY, April 17th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Müge Durusu, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, 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://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Reenactment of the Battle of Kadesh

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm   Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

On Thursday, April 17th, history will be (re)made on the quiet green of Brown University, as members of the Joukowsky Institute class Archaeology 1630: Ancient Egyptian Warfare reenact the Battle of Kadesh. Occurring in the second millennia BCE, the Battle of Kadesh pitted the Egyptian forces of Ramses II against the Hittite armies of Muwatalli II. The goal of our project is for the class to gain a deeper understanding of warfare in the ancient world and for the Brown and Providence communities to be exposed to an important aspect of ancient cultures. The event is entirely student-organized. Every detail, including costumes, weapons and a script of the battle faithfully recreated from primary sources, will be done by students of the class.

In planning our re-enactment, the class is critically analyzing the extant ancient primary accounts of Kadesh, weighing the information that can be derived from them and acknowledging their weaknesses as propagandistic or agentive. Members of the class are diving deep into other resources on the battle, including researching Egyptian and Hittite weapon technologies, possible troop movements, and key tactical decisions. The battle will have a balanced perspective: despite being an Egyptology course, viewpoints from the Egyptian and Hittite perspectives will be incorporated into our narrative.

Quiet Green (Front Green)

Archaeology, Ethnography, and Everyday Life at the Dig
Zeynep Celik (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Distinguished Professor of Architecture Zeynep Celik, an architectural historian and award-winning author, is noted for her books and scholarly fine arts exhibits illuminating the Ottoman Empire, French colonial architecture and urbanism, and cross-cultural topics.  Her most recent museum collaboration, “1001 Faces of Orientalism,” at the Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, was featured prominently in The New York Times

Celik’s books include The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century (1986), winner of the Institute of Turkish Studies Book Award, 1987; Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth Century World’s Fairs (1992); Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (1993—co-editor); Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule (1997); Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914 (2008), winner of the Society of Architectural Historians Spiro Kostof Book Award, 2010; Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image (2009—co-editor); and Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (co-editor, 2011).  She is also the author of many articles on cross-cultural topics.

Celik has received prestigious fellowships including support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2012); John Simon Guggenheim (2004); and American Council of Learned Societies (2011, 2004, 1992).

Celik served as the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2000-2003).  Prior to her most recent collaboration in Turkey, Celik co-curated “Walls of Algiers” at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (May-October 2009) and “Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914” at Salt, Istanbul (October 2011-March 2012).

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Home Economics 101: An Introduction to Domestic Production and Household Industry in Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Katherine Harrington (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University)

THURSDAY, May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Katherine Harrington, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, 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://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Graduate Symposium:
Ancient Pyrotechnology: Materials Science Investigations into Archaeomaterials

RESCHEDULED. Date TBD.

This graduate symposium on ancient pyrotechnology will explore the multitude of materials science investigations into archaeomaterials. By moving away from the ideals of stylistic typologies and evaluating materials on the basis of technique, technical skill, treatment, and material choice, we may begin to examine technological style, or the choices the craftsman makes in the production of an artifact.

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

The symposium is being organized in conjunction with Brown School of Engineering, and is free and open to the public.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

 

 

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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