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Past Events

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.