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Archaeology and the Ancient World Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Following the ceremony on Brown's Main Green.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Senior Thesis Research in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 4:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Senior concentrators in Archaeology and the Ancient World will present their thesis research.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Home Economics 101: An Introduction to Domestic Production and Household Industry in Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Katherine Harrington (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University)

THURSDAY, May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Katherine Harrington, 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.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

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).

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

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.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

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

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

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

 

 

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.