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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.