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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).

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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)

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.

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Complex Adaptive Systems as a Heuristic Framework for Approaching the Productive Landscape of 2nd-5th Century CE Sagalassos, SW Turkey
Jeroen Poblome (University of Leuven)

Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 3:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Jeroen Poblome is a professor of archaeology at the University of Leuven and a member of the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project. He specializes in artisanal production mechanisms and exchange patterns in the eastern Mediterranean from the late Hellenistic to early Byzantine periods, and initiated the ICRATES project with these aims in mind.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

BABYLON@BROWN:
The Babylonians and the Rational: Analogical Reasoning in Contexts of Rationality
Francesca Rochberg (University of California at Berkeley)

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Francesca Rochberg is Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. Rochberg received many fellowships and honors, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship for 1982-1987.

Rochberg’s research interests include Akkadian scholastic texts of the second and the first millennia BCE, Babylonian astronomy and astrology, as well as philology, cultural history, and the impact of the philosophy of science on the historiography of ancient science, with a focus on the reception of Babylonian astronomy and astrology into the wider field of history of science. She is the author of Aspects of Babylonian Celestial Divination: The Lunar Eclipse Tablets of Enūma Anu Enlil, Archiv für Orientforschung Beiheft 22(1988), The Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture (2004), and In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy, Studies in Ancient Magic and Divination (2010).

BABYLON@BROWN is a lecture series sponsored by Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, with additional support from a Graduate International Colloquia grant.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Roman Workplaces, Work Practice, and Working Lives: A Multi-Scalar Socio-Economic Study of Ceramic Production in the Eastern Mediterranean
Elizabeth Murphy (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, April 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm  Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

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BABYLON@BROWN:
The Inscription of Identity and Memory on Iron Age "Phoenician" Metal Bowls, c. 1000-600 BCE
Marian Feldman (Johns Hopkins University)

Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 4:30 pm* Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar
*Note new time

Marian Feldman holds a joint appointment in the Departments of the History of Art and Near Eastern Studies in Johns Hopkins University. She received her PhD in Art History at Harvard University in Ancient Near Eastern Art and concentrates on the arts of the second and first millennia BCE in the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean. Her interests range from questions regarding the role of the arts in cultural interactions to issues of object agency and materiality.

Feldman’s first book, Diplomacy by Design: Luxury Arts and an ‘International Style’ in the Ancient Near East, 1400-1200 BCE (Chicago, 2006), examines the role of artistic hybridity and luxury arts in international diplomacy during the Late Bronze Age. Her second book,Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant (to be published by Chicago in late 2014), examines the ways communities form around -- and by means of -- art objects, focusing on portable luxury items (in particular, ivory and metalwork) in the first half of the first millennium BCE. Feldman has also co-edited several volumes, including Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art (with Brian A. Brown; forthcoming by De Gruyter in late fall 2013), and is the author of several articles and catalogue essays.

BABYLON@BROWN is a lecture series sponsored by Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, with additional support from a Graduate International Colloquia grant.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Approaches to Daily Life in Ancient Greek Domestic Contexts: Beyond the Methodological Impasse
Lisa Nevett (University of Michigan)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Lisa Nevett is Professor of Classical Archaeology and Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) at the University of Michigan. Her area of expertise is Greek and Roman antiquity with particular interest in material culture as a source for social history. To date, her research has focused on domestic architecture, using the construction, decoration and articulation of space within Greek and Roman houses to shed light on broader social questions. These include the development of the Greek city, relationships between men and women within Greek and Roman households, and patterns of interaction between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples at the fringes of the Greek and Roman worlds. She has been involved in archaeological field projects in Greece, Turkey, Libya and Britain.

This lecture is part of the 2013-2014 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Daily Deeds and Practiced Patterns: Approaches to Studying Daily Life and Habitual Practices in the Ancient World."

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

A Social History of Prehistoric Art in Europe: Material Culture Theory and Deep History
John Robb (University of Cambridge)

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

John Robb is a Reader in European Prehistory in the Division of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He co-directs The Bova Marina Archaeological Project, an excavation of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Classical sites in Calabria, Southern Italy. He also recently finished a major collaborative project on the history of the human body in Europe, "Changing Beliefs of the Human Body".

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Mining Matters: Rural Communities and Industrial Landscapes in Roman Iberia
Linda Gosner (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University)

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

Linda Gosner, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss her current research. 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

BABYLON@BROWN:
Three Sargons, Four Naram-Sins: History in Mesopotamian Art and the Historiography of Mesopotamian Art History
Melissa Eppihimer (University of Pittsburgh)

Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Melissa Eppihimer is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD in Art History from Harvard University in 2009 . Her research interests focus on visual representation in Mesopotamia, and particularly the interplay between these images and historical consciousness. Eppihimer is the recipient of many grants, including the The American Academic Research Institute of Iraq (TAARII) Fellowship and the Andrew F. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.

BABYLON@BROWN is a lecture series sponsored by Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, with additional support from a Graduate International Colloquia grant.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Landscapes of Authority at Pergamon in the Hellenistic Period
Christina Williamson (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University)

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

Christina Williamson, a visiting scholar in archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Landscapes of Authority at Pergamon in the Hellenistic Period." 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

State of the Field 2014:
Archaeology of Iberia

Friday, February 28th - Saturday, March 1st, 2014 to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A two-day conference that gathers thirteen prominent scholars of Iberian archaeology from Spain, Portugal, Northern Europe, and the US in one place to discuss the current state and future directions of archaeology in Spain and Portugal, and which aims to pave the way for enhanced international interaction and collaboration in the future.

Friday, February 28
4:00 pm Poster Session

5:30 pm Keynote Lecture by Alfredo González-Ruibal

Saturday, March 1
9:00 am: Session I - Recent Developments and Key Issues in Prehistoric through Islamic Archaeology in Iberia
      9:00-9:20      Katina Lillios (Prehistoric Archaeology)
      9:20-9:40      Carlos Gómez Bellard (Phoenician and Punic Archaeology)
      9:40-10:00    Alicia Jiménez (Roman Archaeology)
      10:00-10:20   Miguel Ángel Cau Ontiveros (Late Antique Archaeology)
      10:20-10:40   Sonia Gutiérrez Lloret (Islamic Archaeology)

2:00 pm: Session II - Theory, Method, and Practice in the Archaeology of Iberia
      2:00-2:20      Michael Dietler (Theoretical Approaches to Iberian Archaeology)
      2:20-2:40      Jonathan Edmondson (History and Archaeology)
      2:40-3:00      Thomas Schattner (Foreign Schools in Iberia)
      3:00-3:20      Amalia Pérez-Juez (Cultural Heritage Practices in Iberia)
      3:20-3:40      Marcos Llobera (GIS and Digital Advances in Iberian Archaeology)

5:00 pm: Final Address by Margarita Díaz-Andreu

Full schedule and additional information at http://archaeologyofiberia.weebly.com

Archaeology of Iberia: State of the Field 2014 is presented by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, with additonal support from a Graduate International Colloquia grant and from Beta Analytic.

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

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Movers and Stayers. The Limits of Mobility in the Ancient Mediterranean
Gregory Woolf (University of St. Andrews)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Greg Woolf is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classics at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. His interests include the cultural, social, religious and economic history of the Roman world, broadly understood. Much of his work involves applying ideas from the social sciences to the material, documentary and literary evidence from antiquity. Currently most of his work is on religious history, but he maintains interests in European prehistory, in ancient literacy, in ethnographic writing and in the comparative history of imperialism. His main current project is a study of the origins of religious pluralism in the Roman empire. He is also engaged in editing various collections, some arising from the recent Leverhulme sponsored project co-directed with Jason König. Future projects include a short book on diasporas and colonization in classical antiquity.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeology DUG's Welcome to Spring Social

Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

The Archaeology & the Ancient World Department Undergraduate Group will be hosting a social at 3pm in Rhode Island 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Mapping Domestic Space in South Etruria: Materiality, Identity and the Emergence of Privacy (9th to 7th Century BC)
Beatriz Marín Aguilera (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

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

Beatriz Marín Aguilera, a doctoral student at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Mapping Domestic Space in South Etruria: Materiality, Identity and the Emergence of Privacy (9th to 7th Century BC)". 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

Matter and Mingling Make Ancient Maya Folk Who They Are
Scott Hutson (University of Kentucky)

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

Scott Hutson is an Associate Professor in Anthropology and International Studies at the University of Kentucky. This lecture is part of the 2013-2014 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Daily Deeds and Practiced Patterns: Approaches to Studying Daily Life and Habitual Practices in the Ancient World."

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
The So-Called 'Pilgrim Grooves' at the Temple of Ptah, Karnak
Julia Troche (Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University)

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

Julia Troche, a doctoral candidate in Brown University's Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "The So-Called 'Pilgrim Grooves' at the Temple of Ptah, Karnak". 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

BABYLON@BROWN:
Landscapes in the Making: Hittite Strategies, Local Contexts and Archaeological Practice
Lecture by Claudia Glatz (University of Glasgow)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Claudia Glatz is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. She is one of the co-directors of the Cide Archaeology Project in the Turkish Black Sea. She received her PhD from University College London. Glatz's research interests include landscape archaeology, early states, empires, politics of craft production, border and frontier dynamics and evolutionary approaches to complex societies, focused on the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Near East and the Mediterranean. Her publications include At Empires' Edge: Project Paphlagonia Regional Survey in North-Central Turkey (with R. Matthews, 2009), along with many articles.

BABYLON@BROWN is a lecture series sponsored by Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, with additional support from a Graduate International Colloquia grant.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
What DOES the Fox Say? Animal Sounds and Significance in Greco-Roman Culture
Susan Curry (Program in Early Cultures, Brown University)

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

Susan Curry, a postdoctoral research associate in Brown University's Program in Early Cultures, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "What DOES the Fox Say? Animal Sounds and Significance in Greco-Roman Culture". 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

Hybridity in Practice*
*By invitation only

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A one-day workshop on material culture and daily practice in colonial situations hosted by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World with Peter van Dommelen, Alicia Jiménez, Stephen Silliman, Diana Loren, Matt Liebmann, Maxine Oland and Robert Preucel

Full schedule and additional information at http://brown.edu/go/hybridity

This workshop is BY INVITATION ONLY.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Cosmopolitanism and the Cult of the Martyrs in Late Antique North Africa
Richard Miles (University of Sydney)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Richard Miles is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History and Research Director of the Ancient North African and Phoenician Diaspora Research Group at the University of Sydney. He has written and presented a number of television documentary series including "Ancient Worlds" (BBC 2010). He has just completed filming a new three part series on the history of archaeology for the BBC. He is the author of several books on the ancient world including "Carthage must be Destroyed" (Penguin 2011).

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Building Big: Igniting the Parthenon

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Almost 25 centuries ago, a monumental temple was built high above the ancient Greek city of Athens. This massive structure was built to celebrate the goddess of the city's namesake who provided them with the gifts of food, oil, and protection. Once a year, the Athenians came together to venerate their goddess while simultaneously reaffirming their place in the larger community.

It is with this civic ritual in mind, that a scale model of the Parthenon will illuminate the Main Green on Tuesday evening. We are asking you as a member of the Brown community to come and participate in the lighting of the structure on the Main Green at 5pm.

Main Green (College Green)

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Material Witnesses: The Altars of Republican Rome and Latium and the Memory of Sacrifice
Claudia Moser (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Stromboli: Bronze Age Lighthouse and Gateway for Mycenaean Connections
Sara Tiziana Levi (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sara Levi is Associate Professor of archaeological methodology in the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at Università degli Studi of Modena e Reggio Emilia. Her areas of research include Italian and European protohistory (Bronze and Early Iron Age), archaeological stratigraphy, and interdisciplinary (typological, technological and archaeometrical) investigation of pottery.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Environmental Remote Sensing for Large-Scale Analysis of Human and Natural Systems
James R. Kellner (Environmental Change Initiative, Brown University)

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

James R. Kellner, from the Environmental Change Initiative at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Environmental Remote Sensing for Large-Scale Analysis of Human and Natural Systems". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

BABYLON@BROWN:
Urban Form and Civic Spectacle in Early Iron Age Northern Syria: The Case of Tell Halaf around 900 BCE
Alessandra Gilibert (Freie Universität Berlin)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Alessandra Gilibert is a Research Associate at the Excellence Cluster, "Topoi – The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations," at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), and Adjunct Lecturer at the Institute for Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic). She received her Ph.D. from Freie Universität Berlin in 2008. Gilibert's research interests include architecture, urbanism, iconography and gender studies. In her PhD dissertation, Gilibert worked on the relationship between image and context in Syro-Hittite monumental art, focusing on 1st millennium BCE city-states in Anatolia and northern Syria. An author of many articles, Gilibert also published her first book, Syro-Anatolian Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance in 2011.

BABYLON@BROWN is a lecture series sponsored by Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, with additional support from a Graduate International Colloquia grant.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Special TUESDAY Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Foreign Appropriations of the Past at Zincirli in Southeastern Turkey from the Iron Age to the Present
Christoph Bachhuber (The Free University of Berlin)

TUESDAY, November 26th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Christoph Bachhuber, a Dahlem Research School postdoctoral fellow in The Center for Area Studies of the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology at The Free University of Berlin, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Foreign Appropriations of the Past at Zincirli in Southeastern Turkey from the Iron Age to the Present". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeology DUG Social

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

The Archaeology & the Ancient World Department Undergraduate Group will be hosting a social at 3pm in RI Hall, Room 108. 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Ex oriente lux? Church and Churches in Byzantine North Africa
Ralf Bockmann (German Archaeological Institute, Rome Department)

THURSDAY, November 21st, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Ralf Bockmann, the Joukowsky Institute's visiting AIA/DAI fellow, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Ex oriente lux? Church and Churches in Byzantine North Africa". 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

The Beginnings of Writing on Crete
Silvia Ferrara (La Sapienza)

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Silvia Ferrara, an Italian archaeologist who teaches at La Sapienza in Rome, will be giving a talk on the Bronze Age scripts of the Eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm in Rhode Island Hall 108. Professor Ferrara has approached Cypro-Minoan (and other little-known scripts in the region) from an archaeological perspective and has made important contributions to our understanding of writing and its uses on Bronze Age Cyprus (and related areas).

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Roman Hairstyles in the Making
Janet Stephens (Baltimore, MD)

Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Janet Stephens is an amateur archaeologist and hairdresser who has reconstructed some of the hairstyles of ancient Rome. She contributed an article titled "Ancient Roman Hairdressing: On (hair) pins and needles" to the Journal of Roman Archaeology, and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Video footage of her hairstyles can be seen on her YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/jntvstp).

Co-sponsored with Brown University's Department of Italian Studies

Barus and Holley 190, Giancarlo Auditorium

Archaeological Fieldwork Information Session

Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 5:30 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 2013 Handout (Note: an updated handout will be available at the meeting)

Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

College Hill Behind the Scenes and Under the Dirt: An Archaeology of College Hill Site Tour

Friday, November 8th, 2013 3:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

A tour of the ongoing excavations on Brown University's Quiet Green, led by the students in ARCH 1900 Archaeology of College Hill.

Sponsored by the Archaeology Departmental Undergraduate Group

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

BABYLON@BROWN:
Reading Cuneiform in Ancient Mesopotamia and Modern Iraq
Eleanor Robson (UCL)

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Eleanor Robson is a faculty member at the Department of History, University College London. She is the Chair of Council at the British Institute for the Study of Iraq and is one of the co-directors of the AHRC-funded research project The Geography of Knowledge in Assyria and Babylonia (http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/cams/gkab/). Robson's research interests span a large spectrum, ranging from the science, technology and medicine in the ancient and medieval Middle East, to the history of mathematics and the history of Assyriology and Middle Eastern archaeology. Robson is the author of many books and articles, including the edited volume The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture (2011, ed. with K. Radner) and Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: a Social History (2008), which won the Pfizer Prize for the Best Scholarly Book of 2011.

BABYLON@BROWN is a lecture series sponsored by Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, with additional support from a Graduate International Colloquia grant.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
In No Man's Land: Blurred Boundaries Between Colony and Metropolis in 19th Century Mediterranean Anthropology
Carlos Cañete (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Carlos Cañete, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid, 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Accommodating Powers: The History and Material Culture of the Iberian Jesuit Missions in Ethiopia (17th Century)
Carlos Cañete (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Carlos Cañete received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Málaga (Spain), where he also received a MA in Historiography. He was the recipient of a scholarship from the Spanish Government to carry out research at Mohamed V University in Rabat (Morocco). He has also undertaken research at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, the Deutsches Archeologisches Institut (Madrid) and the Biblioteca Nacional Española (Madrid). His doctoral research involved a discursive analysis of 'africanism' in European thought since the 18th century, especially dealing with its north African projection and the consequences in and for Spanish culture. Currently he is a member of a research undertaking in Lixus (Larache, Morocco) and also of a project concerning the 17th century Jesuit settlements in the Lake Tana region in Ethiopia.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Picturing the Past: An Introduction to Digital Epigraphy from an Egyptological Perspective
Peter Der Manuelian (Harvard University)

Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Clear, accurate, and aesthetically pleasing illustrations are an indispensable part of the epigrapher's and archaeologist's toolkit. This talk explores the history, development, and current methodology behind archaeological illustration as applied to Egyptology, but applicable to some degree to other fields as well. Egyptian epigraphy is defined as the creation of facsimile line drawings of wall scenes and inscriptions for publication—in both traditional, and now electronic forms. Digital methods will be demonstrated using high-resolution photographs and Adobe Illustrator. Further applications, such as texture-mapping onto 3D reconstructions of Giza tomb walls, will round out the talk.

Peter Der Manuelian is the Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has also been on the curatorial staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, since 1987, and held the position of Giza Archives Project Director there until June 2011 (he is now Founding Director, The Giza Archives). (www.gizapyramids.org). His primary research interests include ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, epigraphy, the development of mortuary architecture, and the (icono)graphic nature of Egyptian language and culture in general.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Mapping Networks and Networking Maps: Digital Methods for Tracing People through Time and Space
Jean Bauer (Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Jean Bauer, a Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Mapping Networks and Networking Maps: Digital Methods for Tracing People through Time and Space". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Semasiography, Picture-Writing and the Amerindian Arts of Memory
Carlo Severi (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

In this paper, Severi argues that the logic of Native American Indian mnemonics (pictographs, khipus) cannot be understood only from comparison with writing, but requires a comparative anthropology. Rather than trying to know if Native American techniques of memory are true scripts or mere mnemonics, we can explore the formal aspects both have in common, and compare the mental processes they call for. In this perspective, techniques of memory stop being hybrids or imprecise, and we will better understand their nature and functions as mental artifacts. This interpretation of picture-writing system can provide for a new perspective on Amerindian semasiographies, both in theoretical and in empirical terms.

Carlo Severi is an anthropologist of memory who serves as the Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris and the Director of Research at CNRS. He pursued his doctoral degree under the tutelage of Claude Levi-Strauss at EHESS, first studying indigenous theories of mental illness and the transmission of shamanistic knowledge among the Kuna of Panama. His work has considered psychology, image,and memory from an anthropological lens, with recent publications including Paroles en Actes: Anthropologie et Pragmatique (2010), El Sendero y la Voz: Hacia una Antropologia de Memoria (2010), and Traditions et Temporalités des Images (2009).

This talk is sponsored by the Program in Early Cultures.

Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street, Second Floor Seminar Room

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Putting the Little Ones into Context: Children's Mortuary Record and the Production of Funerary Space in Classical Athens
Paula Falcão Argôlo (Visiting Research Fellow, Joukowsky Institute)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Paula Falcão Argôlo, a Visiting Research Fellow in Archaeology 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

International Archaeology Day and Family Weekend

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 12:30 pm-3:00 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 12:30 and 3:00.

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

Joukowsky Institute Open Morning: Archaeology in Action

Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 11:00 AM-12:00 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Experiencing Empire: Archaeology and the Arab Conquest of North Africa
Corisande Fenwick (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Corisande Fenwick, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:00 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:
Uncomfortably Provincial? Concepts of Province in Roman Archaeology
Alicia Jiménez (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Alicia Jiménez, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Joukowsky Institute Meet and Greet

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

Meet undergrads, grad students, and faculty for casual discussions about archaeology and the ancient world, as well as coffee and cookies.

Sponsored by the Archaeology Departmental Undergraduate Group

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Islamic Archaeology as Mediterranean Archaeology: A Losing Proposition?
Ian Straughn (Joukowsky Family Librarian, Brown University)

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Ian Straughn, the Joukowsky Family Librarian at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Islamic Archaeology as Mediterranean Archaeology: A Losing Proposition?". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Think Like an Archaeologist Information Session

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

An information session offering Brown undergraduate students the opportunity to volunteer in the Providence public schools, by participating in the Joukowsky Institute's 'Think Like an Archaeologist' outreach program.

Archaeology students will visit 6th grade classrooms, teaming up with museum educators from the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the RISD Museum, as well as Brown doctoral students. The "Think Like an Archaeologist" program helps strengthen middle school students' critical thinking skills, by leading students through various aspects of archaeological field work – survey, excavation, concepts like stratigraphy and spacial analysis, as well as the curatorial decisions that take place in a museum context. All of the lessons are hands-on, and the students really have fun!

If you are interested but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Ian Randall (ian_randall@brown.edu) or Sarah Sharpe (sarah_sharpe@brown.edu).

Sponsored by the Archaeology Departmental Undergraduate Group

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 109

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
A Smattering of Saints: Early Christian Cult at Seleukeia
Sarah Craft (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sarah Craft, a doctoral student in Archaeology and the Ancient World, 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The Mummy: See the Movie... Then Think About It

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 7:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A free screening of the movie The Mummy, 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

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

Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Field Dirt: Insider Stories and Results from Brown's 2013 Archaeological Field Seasons
Susan E. Alcock, Sheila Bonde, John F. Cherry, Omur Harmansah, Nancy Khalek, Felipe Rojas, Andrew Scherer, and Peter van Dommelen

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 6:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Professors Sue Alcock, Sheila Bonde, John Cherry, Omur Harmansah, Nancy Khalek, Felipe Rojas, Andrew Scherer and Peter van Dommelen will share the latest news from their archaeological fieldwork this summer in Jordan, France, Montserrat, Turkey, Mexico, and Italy.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeology and the Ancient World Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Following the ceremony on Brown's Main Green.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Senior Thesis Research in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Wednesday, May 8th at 4:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Senior concentrators in Archaeology and the Ancient World Allison Barker, Nicholas Bartos, Valerie Bondura, Ian Brownstein, Benjamin Jones, and Hannah Sisk will present their thesis research.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Petihor's Problem: Living and Working in the Northern Abydos Settlement Site, Upper Egypt
Timothy Sandiford (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Timothy Sandiford, a doctoral student in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will discuss his current research at Abydos, Egypt, 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Island Indigeneity and Empire: An Exploration of the Spanish Balearic Islands in Late First Millennium B.C.E.
Alexander Smith (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Alex Smith, a doctoral student in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Island Indigeneity and Empire: An Exploration of the Spanish Balearic Islands in Late First Millennium B.C.E." Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

 

More Events:

Click on the links below for additional events held between September 2006 and May 2013.

 

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.