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Angkor Wat Temple, from Hindu to Buddhist Shrine
Chen Chanratana (University of Cambodia)

Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Dr. Chen Chanratana is the Founder/President of Kerdomnel Khmer (KDNK) Group, mainly focused on Cambodian culture preservation and protection through a culture-themed magazine called “Kerdomnel Khmer”. He received a post-graduate degree in Archaeology, Art history of Southeast Asia from University of Sorbonne Paris III in France (2011). Then, he worked as a professor of archaeology, Khmer arts history and history of Southeast Asia and social research at Faculty of Archeology, Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia (in 2004). He was also in charge (2009-2010) of multiple programs at Southeast Asia Television (SEATV), and continues to publish in KDNK magazine and to and collaborate with Khmer Film Foundation to produce culture-themed films and the Cultural Road Show (starting 2013).

Sponsored by Brown University's Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Center for Language Studies, and Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Colonialism in Context: New Discoveries from Brown’s 2016 Field Season in Sudan
Laurel Bestock (Brown University)

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Laurel Bestock, fresh from the trenches, will discuss her team's recent archaeological field season at the site of Uronarti, Sudan. Best known as the location of an Egyptian fortress built almost 4000 years ago, Uronarti is providing the Brown team an unprecedented opportunity to address strategies of living and colonial interactions in an ancient outpost. Prof. Bestock will present the most recent finds, showing how they help us to understand the nuances of Egyptian colonialism. She will also give a taste of the rigors of Uronarti life, modern and ancient, and highlight the methodological challenges and delights of working off-grid.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Contact and Identity: Archaeological and Osteological Approaches to the Greek Colonisation in Southern Italy
Giulia Saltini Semerari (VU University Amsterdam)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 5:30PM

Dr. Saltini Semerari is a Marie Curie Intra-European Postdoctoral Research Fellow at VU University Amsterdam. Her research interests include the Late Bronze Age, Early Iron Age and Archaic Mediterranean, with a special focus on southern Italy and Greece; Mediterranean exchanges; excavation methodologies; transmission of technologies; archaeological theory, in particular: archaeology of death, gender, culture contact, colonization, identity, mobility.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity:
Studies in Honor of John F. Cherry

Friday, December 4th-Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Registration is required.

On December 4th and 5th 2015, a two-day event will be held at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World in Providence, RI, to celebrate John Cherry’s long career in archaeology. This event will involve some light-hearted reminiscences on Friday evening, followed by substantive papers reflecting Professor Cherry’s wide influence on the field on the following day. The program will be oriented around the (appropriately broad) theme of regional approaches to society and complexity.

There is no cost to attend any portion of this conference, but registration is required.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
“Ramesses Was Here”: Royal Rock Inscriptions at the Ends of the Egyptian World
Jennifer Thum (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm

Jennifer Thum is a doctoral candidate in the Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, and 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

Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires
Lori Khatchadourian (Cornell University)

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 5:30PM

Lori Khatchadourian received her Ph.D. in Classical Art & Archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2008 and joined Cornell in 2010 as a Hirsch post-doctoral fellow in Archaeology. As an Assistant Professor in Near Eastern Studies, she has continued as co-director of a long-term collaborative field project in the Republic of Armenia called the Project for the Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies (Project ArAGATS), and as co-director of Cornell's Landscapes and Objects Laboratory.

This lecture is part of the 2014-2016 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Worlds Divided: Interrogating Inequality Past and Present."

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Experiencing the Hittite Empire in Its Borderlands
Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver, 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
The Construction of Commemorative Landscapes in Rome’s Subura during the Imperial and Christian Periods
Margaret Andrews (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm

Margaret Andrews is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University, and 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

Antiquarianisms Across the Atlantic

Friday, November 13th-Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Antiquarianism and collecting have been associated intimately with European imperial and colonial enterprises; however, both existed long before the early modern period and both were (and continue to be) practiced by people other than Europeans. This symposium aims to trouble the divide between local and foreign antiquarian traditions by focusing on case studies drawn primarily from the eastern Mediterranean and central and South America.

Free and open to the public.

John Carter Brown Library and Rhode Island Hall

Archaeological Fieldwork Information Session

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 4:00 PM

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 2015 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

The Art of War: Imagery, Ideology, Impact

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 from 9:30 am-6:00 pm

The Art of War conference seeks to understand the variety of relationships between war and imagery by bringing together scholars working on images of warfare from many different cultures and periods. Our approach is interdisciplinary, examining not only art but also historical and archaeological records. Using this comparative structure, we hope to generate questions that will allow participants from disparate fields to approach their material with new ideas, and to plumb the range of possible social understandings of both warfare and art.

Free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

The World’s Earliest Dated Tide Mill and Its Contribution to the Archaeology of Mills and Tidal Energy
Thomas McErlean (University of Ulster)

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Thomas McErlean will discuss the story of the discovery the earliest mill in Ireland and the earliest presently known example of a tide mill in the world. The mill was constructed in the years AD 619-621 to service the Early Medieval monastery at Nendrum located on a tidal island in Strangford Lough in Ireland. The island was devoid of fresh water streams so the monks turned to the latent power of the twice-daily rise and fall of the tides, which washed the shore at the bottom of the monastic enclosure.

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, November 3rd, 2015 at 4:00 PM

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. And see "All you really wanted to know about archaeology job postings" here: http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/undergrad/archaeologyjobs.pdf

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall 108

Archaeology DUG Meet and Greet

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM

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

Tróia (Grândola, Portugal) or the "Portuguese Troy" - A Mystery in the Edge of the Roman World: Space, Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Mosaics
Filomena Limâo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 6:30pm

The aim of the lecture is to introduce the historical and artistic heritage of the Roman archaeological site of Tróia (in English "Troy") located in the Southwestern Atlantic coast of Portugal. Tróia is the name of a peninsula on the left bank of the river Sado and despite having been subject of great interest and considerable studies since the sixteenth century CE, much remains to uncover about this place. Surrounded by an attractive natural environment, Tróia, conceivably an island in Antiquity, became an important Roman industrial complex in the first century BCE. Tróia displays noteworthy fish-salting workshops, diversified examples of architecture such as balnea (with remains of mosaics), insulae, diverse funerary monuments and an Early Christian Basilica with beautiful wall paintings. Although not numerous, the sculpture of Tróia (statuary, architectural sculpture and reliefs) is varied showing the relevance of this peripheral place in the intersection of religious (i.e. the Mithras cult and Christianity) and artistic movements of the Roman world. Tróia slowly declined through Late Antiquity (late fifth to early sixth century CE) but its historical and artistic legacy remains as one of the most eye-catching issues for the understanding of Antiquity in Portugal.

An anonymous gift to the AIA in 1997 established an endowment to support lectures on the archaeology of Portugal. The fund currently supports three lectures annually on any period of Portuguese prehistory/history. For more information, visit http://aianarragansett.org.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
A Connected Insularity: Conceptualizing Byzantium's Island Frontiers
Ian Randall (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm

Ian Randall is a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, and 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

From Hill of the Pepper to Hill of the Wind: Congregation, Fissioning, and Indigenous Settlement Mobility in Colonial Mexico
Danny Zborover (The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University)

Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Danny Zborover is a historical archaeologist specializing in Mesoamerican literate societies. He received his master�s degree from the University of Leiden and his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, and was recently a lecturer at UCLA and UC San Diego. He is currently a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at Brown University’s John Carter Brown Library

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
“Not to Know Beer Is Not Normal”: The Archaeological Invisibility of Beer and Brewing in Bronze Age Mesopotamia
Tate Paulette (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm

Tate Paulette is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University, and 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

MORE Field Dirt: Even MORE Insider Stories and Results from 2015 Archaeological Field Seasons
Emily Booker, Linda Gosner, Brett Kaufman, and Clive Vella, with special guest Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)

Monday, October 19th, 2015 at 5:30 PM

After the stories of the faculty's Field Dirt last month, Professor Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton) will speak about his most recent fieldwork in northern Greece (last September!), followed by postdoctoral and graduate members of the Joukowsky Institute, who will speak about their Mediterranean exploits last summer:
   • Yannis Hamilakis on Greece
   • Brett Kaufman on Tunisia
   • Emily Booker on Turkey
   • Linda Gosner on Sardinia, Italy
   • Clive Vella on Pantelleria, Italy
To be followed by a reception.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

International Archaeology Day and Brown University Family Weekend, I
Joukowsky Institute Open House: Archaeology in Action

Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 11:00 AM-3:00 pm

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, 60 George Street

International Archaeology Day and Brown University Family Weekend, II
Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 11:00 AM-3:00 pm

Watch Brown undergraduates digging (yes, really digging!). This year, as part of ongoing work on Brown's campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods of College Hill, students will be excavating at the nearby Moses Brown school. Stop by (with your family or on your own) any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to see what we're up to or try your hand at digging. All are welcome!

Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue (Excavation at the corner of Hope Street and Lloyd Avenue)

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
El Contrato del Mar: Forced Resettlement and Maritime Subsistence at Carrizales, Zaña Valley, Peru
Parker VanValkenburgh (Anthropology, Brown University)

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm

Parker VanValkenburgh recently joined the Department of Anthropology at Brown University as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and 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

Sicilian Channel Islands and Mainlands: Cleavages and Connections
Emma Blake (University of Arizona)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Emma Blake studies Italy in the second and first millennia BCE. She has conducted fieldwork in northwest Sicily for many years, first as an Assistant Director on the Monte Polizzo excavations, and since 2008 as Co-Director of the Marsala Hinterland Survey, an intensive field survey along the coast adjacent to the Phoenician colony of Motya. Her book, Social Networks and Regional Identity in Bronze Age Italy, was published by Cambridge University Press (2014).

This lecture is part of the 2015-2016 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Islands of History: Insularity, Connectivity and the 'Island' Experience".

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Small Farm to Large Scale Plantation: The Shift to Capitalism and Slavery in Barbados and a Preliminary Look at "The Cave of Iron"
Douglas Armstrong (Syracuse University)

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm

Douglas Armstrong, Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University, 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Hinterland History and Hierarchy: The Transformation of a Late Classic Maya Landscape
Nicholas Carter (Haffenreffer Museum, Brown University)

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm

Nicholas Carter, Research Affiliate at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University, will be discussing his epigraphic work with monuments from the Guatemalan sites of Ixkun, Sacul, and Ixtonton, and how their contents can be correlated with settlement survey work and archaeological stratigraphy. 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

 

More Events:

Click on the links below for additional events held between September 2006 and May 2015.

 

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.