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The Archaeology of Wye House and Frederick Douglass in Easton, Maryland
Mark Leone (University of Maryland, College Park)

Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 3:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Mark Leone is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is interested in critical theory, as it applies to archaeology, and particularly, to historical archaeology. He has directed Archaeology in Annapolis since 1981. This project focuses on the historical archaeology of Annapolis and features the use of critical theory.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Afterlife Economies: Archaeological and Literary Contexts of Money in Early China
Tamara Chin (Comparative Literature, Brown University)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Tamara Chin, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University, will be discussing her research in an informal talk titled, "Afterlife Economies: Archaeological and Literary Contexts of Money in Early China". 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

Redefining the Urban Picture: Gerasa in Jordan Seen through the Lens of “High Definition” Archaeology
Rubina Raja (Aarhus University)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 7:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Rubina Raja is Professor with Special Responsiblities in the Department of Culture and Society, within the Section for Classical Archaeology, at Aarhus University, in Denmark. She is the co-director of the The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project, in Jordan. Raja also co-edited (with Elizabeth Frood) "Redefining the Sacred. Religious architecture and text in the Near East and Egypt, 1000 BC - AD 300," in addition to her many other publications.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The Queen Shrieks: The Impact of Ancient Egyptian Poetry
Richard Parkinson (University of Oxford)

Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 7:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Richard Parkinson is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford and a fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. He is also Director of the Griffith Institute at Oxford University. He was a curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum until December 2013.

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

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Bodies, Jars, and Figurines of the Punic Mediterranean
Mireia López-Bertran (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Mireia López-Bertran, a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, will be discussing her 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

Metallification and Metallschock: Interregional Commodity Flows in 3rd Millennium South-West Asia
Toby C. Wilkinson

Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 6:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Toby C. Wilkinson is the author of Tying the Threads of Eurasia: Trans-Regional Routes and Material Flows in Transcaucasia, Eastern Anatolia and Western Central Asia, c. 3000-1500BC. He studied anthropology and archaeology at the University of Oxford, University College London and the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. He has also worked for the Pitt Rivers Museum and Dept. of Continuing Education in Oxford and has held research scholarships from Istanbul University, the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), and Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC). His interests include map-based visualization (GIS and remote-sensing); intensive and aerial/remote survey techniques; macro-scale historical change; visuality and photography; socio-technological change and cross-craft interaction; and the archaeology of Eurasia in the 4th, 3rd and 2nd millennia BC, especially of Anatolia, Transcaucasia, Iran and Central Asia and adjacent regions.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Against Change: The Central Mediterranean, Desired Stability, and the Never-Ending Pursuit
Clive Vella (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Clive Vella, a doctoral candidate in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, will be discussing his 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

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Indigeneity and Colonial Response: The Metamorphoses of Balearic Culture in the Late Iron Age
Alexander Smith (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 12:00 pm  Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Alexander Smith, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present his dissertation research in a public lecture. All are welcome.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The Context of the Khayan Sealings from Tell Edfu: Chronological and Historical Implications for the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt
Nadine Moeller (University of Chicago)

Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 5:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Nadine Moeller is Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. She has been directing the Tell Edfu Project since 2001, and her primary research interests are settlements and urbanism in ancient Egypt. Over the years she has participated in numerous excavations in Egypt at the sites of Abu Raswash, Memphis, Zawiet Sultan (Zawiet el-Meitin), Theban West Bank, Valley of the Kings, Dendera and Elephantine.

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

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Extreme Hoarders: Coin Hoards and Entangled Practices in Roman Scotland
Kathryn McBride (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Kathryn McBride, a doctoral candidate in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, will be discussing her research in an informal talk titled, "Extreme Hoarders: Coin Hoards and Entangled Practices in Roman Scotland". 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 Christianization of Jerusalem in the Fourth Century
Jan Willem Drijvers (University of Groningen)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 5:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Dr. Jan Willem Drijvers is Associate Professor/Reader in Ancient History in the Department of History at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His interests include Late Antiquity, the culture of leadership in the late Roman Empire, Christianization of the Roman Empire, and late-antique historiography (Ammianus Marcellinus).

His talk is co-sponsored by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Department of Religious Studies.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Settlement Evolution and Roman Rule in Mid-Republican Italy
Jeremia Pelgrom (Royal Dutch Institute at Rome)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 6:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Jeremia Pelgrom is Director in Studies in Archaeology at Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome. His projects include "Landscapes of Early Roman Colonization" and "Mapping the Via Appia". He is also an editor of "Archaeological Dialogues".

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Changing Materialities and the Mobilization of Social Practices: The Expansion of the Neolithic Out of Anatolia
Martin Furholt (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany)

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Martin Furholt, a Docent in the Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology at Germany's Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, will be discussing his research in an informal talk titled, "Changing Materialities and the Mobilization of Social Practices: The Expansion of the Neolithic Out of Anatolia". 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

NEW DATE:
Climbing Mountains and Moving Molehills – Highland Communities and Lowland Encounters in the Near East
Claudia Glatz (University of Glasgow)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 6:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Claudia Glatz is, since 2010, Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. She is editor of the forthcoming text, The Production, Consumption and Social Significance of Plain Pottery in the Ancient Near East (Left Coast Press, March 2015). Glatz is co-director of two field projects: Sirwan/Upper Diyala Regional Project, Iraq; and the Cide Archaeological Project, a regional survey in coastal north‐west Kastamonu Province, Turkey. She is also PI for two ongoing research projects, Highland Encounters: Practice, Perception and Power in the Mountains of the Ancient Middle East; and Prehistoric Black Sea Project.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Pilgrimage Pragmatics: Travel Infrastructure, Movement, and Connectivity in Late Roman and Early Byzantine Cilicia
Sarah Craft (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 1:15 pm  Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sarah Craft, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present her dissertation research in a public lecture. All are welcome.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

NEW DATE:
Engaging with Scrublands and Woodlands in the Rural Mediterranean
Rachel Opitz (Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas)

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Rachel Opitz is Executive Director of the NSF-funded SPARC (Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) program at the University of Arkansas's Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. She is also Head of Digital Data and Survey and a Field School Instructor for the University of Michigan excavations at Gabii, Italy.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Women, Family, and Children in the Military Communities of the Western Roman Empire
Elizabeth Greene (University of Western Ontario)

Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Elizabeth Greene is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Her interests include Roman archaeology and social history; Western Roman provinces; Romanization and imperialism; Roman military, women and gender in antiquity; and Latin epigraphy.

This lecture is part of the 2013/2015 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Daily Deeds and Practiced Patterns: Approaches to Studying Daily Life and Habitual Practices in the Ancient World." It is co-sponsored with the Narragansett Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. The lecture 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Sharks in the Jungle: Real and Imagined Sea Monsters of the Maya
Sarah Newman (Anthropology, Brown University)

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sarah Newman, a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at Brown University, will be discussing her 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

Archaeology DUG Meet and Greet

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 1:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

The Archaeology & the Ancient World Department Undergraduate Group will be hosting a social at 1pm in RI Hall. All Archaeology concentrators, as well as all those interested in archaeology and the ancient world, are welcome to attend. Want to learn more about fieldwork? Come on by! Want to chill with cool archaeology people? Come on by! Want free food? Sure, come on by!

Sponsored by the Archaeology Departmental Undergraduate Group

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Foreign Exchange: The Role of Egyptian Material Culture in Middle Napatan Nubia
Kathryn Howley (Egyptology & Assyriology)

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Kathryn Howley, a doctoral candidate in Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University, will be discussing her 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

Power, Death and People: The Rise of Early Complex Societies in Greece and Iberia during the 3rd Millennium BCE
Borja Legarra Herrero (University College London)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 6:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Borja Legarra Herrero is Teaching Fellow in Mediterranean Archaeology at University College London. He is Assistant Director of the Knossos Urban Landscape Project, and studies the Mediterranean Bronze Age, with research in Crete and, more recently, in Spain. Legarra Herrero is the author of "Mortuary Behaviour and Social Trajectories in Pre- and Protopalatial Crete" (INSTAP Academic Press, 2014), and has been recognized by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
How Do You Solve a Problem Like the City?
Andrew Dufton (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Andrew Dufton, a doctoral candidate in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, will be discussing his 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

Old Lands: Archaeology, Chorography, and the Eastern Morea, Greece
Christopher Witmore (Texas Tech University)

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 6:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Christopher Witmore is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at Texas Tech University's Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures. He is also currently the Donnelley Family Fellow, at The National Humanities Center. He is co-editor of "Archaeology in the Making: Conversations through a Discipline," and co-author of "Archaeology: The Discipline of Things." His fieldwork projects explore topics from Roman frontiers to POW camps, in the United Kingdom, Greece and Norway.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Greece, the East, and the Non-Elite: "Orientalizing" from Below?
Nathan Arrington (Princeton University)

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Nathan Arrington is, since 2010, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is the author of "Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens" (Oxford University Press, 2014), among other publications. Arrington is also the co-director of the Molyvoti, Thrace Archaeological Project (“Ancient Stryme”) in Northern Greece.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

CANCELLED:
Engaging with Scrublands and Woodlands in the Rural Mediterranean
Rachel Opitz (Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 6:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Rachel Opitz is Executive Director of the NSF-funded SPARC (Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) program at the University of Arkansas's Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. She is also Head of Digital Data and Survey and a Field School Instructor for the University of Michigan excavations at Gabii, Italy.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

CANCELLED:
Roman Noses: Smell and Smelling in Ancient Rome
Mark Bradley (University of Nottingham)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 6:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

We regret that, due to the predicted snow storm, we must CANCEL the lecture by Mark Bradley that had been scheduled for January 27th.

Mark Bradley is Associate Professor of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, in the Department of Classics at the University of Nottingham, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Humanities and Head of Postgraduate Teaching, Faculty of Arts. He is also a member of the British School at Rome's Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters, and Editor of the Papers of the British School at Rome.

His main research interests are in the visual and intellectual culture of imperial Rome, and his work has been particularly concerned with exploring cultural differences in perception, aesthetics and sensibilities. His first book, Colour and Meaning in Ancient Rome, was longlisted for the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Community Archaeology in Providence and Beyond Final Presentations

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

Students in this semester's ARCH 1170 course have been grappling with the ways that archaeologists present information to the public. Their final projects focus on how to present archaeological information to different audiences, including middle school students, educators, and the general public. Snacks will be provided.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Archaeology of College Hill Unveils the Search for the President's House Exhibit

Monday, December 8th, 2014 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Add event to my Google calendar

Students in this semester's ARCH 1900, The Archaeology of College Hill, describe their excavations on Brown University's Quiet Green, the site of the former president's house, and unveil a new exhibit of the history of this multi-year excavation.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Lower Level (outside Room 008)

Hatshepsut: How a Woman Ascended the Throne of Ancient Egypt
Kara Cooney (University of California, Los Angeles)

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 6:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Kara Cooney is an Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.

This lecture is the second 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

Textual Amulets in Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean
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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Engaging Objects: Openwork Vessels and Gold-Glass from the Late Roman Period
Hallie Meredith (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Hallie Meredith, a Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, will be discussing her 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

On Disappearing: Displaceability as Inequality in an Age of Deportation
Deborah A. Boehm (University of Nevada, Reno)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 6:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

The record number of deportations of Mexican nationals being carried out by the U.S. government produces disappearances. Each day, deportees and their loved ones disappear from the United States, sometimes after decades of calling the country their home. This is a new order of inequality: in the current milieu of global movement, one’s displaceability—based on different configurations of citizenship, place of birth, and family ties—directs and restricts movement across borders. Deportations are linked to citizenship but also go beyond it, as U.S. citizens, especially the partners and children of those who are deported, may be similarly marked as “displaceable” and relocated outside the nation through informal or de facto deportation. Through ethnographic research with transnational Mexican families, Boehm documents the deported, the departed, and the disappeared.

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

Archaeology DUG Meet and Greet

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

The Archaeology & the Ancient World Department Undergraduate Group will be hosting a social at 5pm in RI Hall. All Archaeology concentrators, as well as all those interested in archaeology and the ancient world, are welcome to attend. It's a wonderful chance to engage with others who share a love of archaeology! Refreshments will be served!

Sponsored by the Archaeology Departmental Undergraduate Group

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Archaeological Fieldwork Information Session

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

Where can you do fieldwork this summer? How can you pay for it? How do you apply? What's an UTRA grant? Should you enroll in a field school or volunteer? What courses should you take to prepare? Do you have to be an archaeology concentrator? What is fieldwork, anyway? And what about study abroad?

Download the Fieldwork Information Session 2014 Handout (Note: an updated handout will also be available at the meeting)

Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

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.

For more information, visit www.brown.edu/go/northafrica

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

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Top śar (10) Recent Breakthroughs in Etruscan Archaeology
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

You may not yet know it, but real Etruscans wore plaid, had to accommodate women drivers, built high-speed sailing ships, and availed themselves of quite sophisticated plumbing. You may not know it, but you just might be Etruscan – or be unwittingly using inventions the Etruscans (via Roman culture) gave us, such as the “Latin” alphabet, “Roman” numerals, and gabled wooden houses. Ten recent discoveries show how much our own culture relies on the breakthroughs of Etruscan innovators of the first millennium BC, and just how avant-garde this culture really was.

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 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Beyond Colonial Churches: Community Archaeology at Tahcabo, Yucatán
Patricia McAnany (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Patricia McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a current fellow at the John Carter Brown Library, will be discussing her 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:
A Modern Greek Course for Archaeologists on the Island of Ikaria
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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
New Directions at the Late Antique Palace 'Felix Romuliana'
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

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:
Race on the Caribbean Plantation: Archaeology and the “Redlegs” of Barbados
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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Return to Mesopotamia: The Iron Age Diaspora and the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey
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

Next Steps: Information Session on Applying to Graduate School and Searching for Jobs in Archaeology

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:30 PM Add event to my Google calendar

A discussion, led by faculty and graduate students, for current undergraduates planning for life after Brown. We will discuss applying to graduate schools in Archaeology and Classics, as well as types of jobs students with Archaeology concentrations might consider.

View "Thinking of Graduate School" here: http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/undergrad/grad.html

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Politics, Prayer, and Pollution at the Neo-Punic Urban Mound of Zita, Southern Tunisia
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

Vectors of Inequality: Archaeological Perspectives on Inequality, Past, Present and Future
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.

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

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

Tuesday, October 7th, 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

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

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

Field Dirt: Insider Stories and Results from Brown's 2014 Archaeological Field Seasons
Susan E. Alcock, Laurel Bestock, Sheila Bonde, John F. Cherry, Felipe Rojas, and Peter van Dommelen

Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Professors Sue Alcock, Laurel Bestock, Sheila Bonde, John Cherry, Felipe Rojas, and Peter van Dommelen will share the latest news from their archaeological fieldwork this summer in Greece, Tunisia, Sudan, France, Montserrat, Turkey, and Italy.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology's
Welcome Back (to the Trenches) Reception

Friday, September 12th, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

 

More Events:

Click on the links below for additional events held between September 2006 and May 2014.

 

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 closely 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.