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Past Events

Monday, June 9-Thursday, June 12, 2008

International Summer Institute Pilot Program
Archaeologies of Memory
Co-organized by Sue Alcock (JIAAW) and Steven Lubar (John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilzation)
Funded by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Archaeology and the Ancient World Commencement Ceremony
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Rhode Island Hall Archaeology Day
Rhode Island Hall, Main Campus

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Presentations of Undergraduate Research
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Cultural? Heritage? Tourism? Series
Oscar Ho (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Artistic Actions and Heritage Preservation in Hong Kong
5:30 pm, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Donny George (SUNY Stony Brook) and Behnam Abu Al-Soof (JIAAW)
The State of Archaeology in Iraq: Past Practice, Present Problems
4:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street, Common Room

Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Lisa Anderson (Ph.D. candidate, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
The Roman Military Community As Expressed in Its Burial Customs during the 1st-3rd Centuries CE
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street, Room 203

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Manuela Mari (University of Cassino, Italy)
The Cults of Amphipolis: Religious Life as Evidence on the Identity and Self-Perception of an Ancient Greek City
5:30 pm, Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman St.

Friday, April 18th-Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Material Worlds Symposium 2008:
Ian Straughn, Organizer

    Friday, April 18th
    Keynote Speaker:
    Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen)
    Bringing Things Back to Life: Creative Entanglements in a World of Materials
    5:30 pm, Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

    Saturday, April 19th
    9:00 am-4:00 pm, Smith-Buonanno 207

Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Michelle Charest (Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology)
Oh the Craic was Mighty! Social Cohesion, Landscape and Materiality of the Nineteenth Century Irish Pub
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Douglass W. Bailey (Cardiff University)
Prehistoric Figurines: Barbie Dolls, Walt Disney and Sex Abuse
5:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Monday, April 14th at 4:00 pm

Archaeology Concentration Declaration Party!
Want to declare a concentration in Archaeology and the Ancient World? Come to a meeting, and we'll do the paperwork together! Professor Sue Alcock will be available to answer questions about concentration requirements, to advise about courses, and to sign whatever needs signing.
Who: All potential concentrators in Archaeology and the Ancient World
When: 4:00-5:00 pm (drop-ins welcome!)
Where: Joukowsky Institute, 70 Waterman Street

Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Mika Natif
5:00 pm, List Art 210

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Behnam Abu Al-Soof in Conversation with Christopher Lydon
One Man's Iraq: Ten Thousand Years of Myth and Memory
Watson Institute’s Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street
Listen to a podcast of an earlier conversation between Lydon and Al-Soof here.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Rebecca Molholt (National Gallery of Art)
5:30 pm, List Art 210

Monday, April 7th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Amy Landau (Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA)
Imperial Networks and European Religious Iconography in Early Modern Iran
5:30 pm, List Art 210

Friday, April 4th-Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Conference: Highways and Byways in the Pre-modern World
Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, and Richard Talbert, Organizers
MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Room 115

    Friday, April 4th
    Keynote Speaker:
    Bruce Hitchner (Tufts University)
    The Legacy of Ancient Paths: Roads and the Globalization of the Roman World
    6:00 pm, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Room 115

    Saturday, April 5th
    9:00 am-6:00 pm, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Room 115

    Sunday, April 6th
    9:00 am-1:00 pm, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Room 115

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Bradley Sekedat (Doctoral Student, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Carved in Stone: Long-term Modification of the Landscape as Place-making Practice at Fasillar
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Susanna McFadden (University of Pennsylvania)
Monumental Wall Paintings Re-Contextualized: Art, Ceremony and Politics in Late Antique Egypt
5:30 pm, List Art 210

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Sussan Babaie (University of Michigan)
Spatial Semantics of Shi‘ism; the View from Kerman, Iran
5:30 pm, List Art 110

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
James Doyle (Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology)
Riding in Style: Palanquins as Vehicles in Classic Maya Ritual Procession
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

JJ Shirley (University of Wales, Swansea)
Politics of Placement: The Development of the Theban Necropolis in the 18th Dynasty
6:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Jenny So (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Songs of the South: Court and Chamber Music in Ancient China
4:00 pm, Grant Recital Hall (behind the Orwig Music Bldg., corner of Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue)
Dr. So discussed the recovery of the most complete musical ensemble (over 100 instruments) from a single tomb dating from the mid 5th century BCE in China. The lecture looked at the types of musical instruments that make up this ensemble to try to re-imagine/reconstruct the types of music played and their social, political, or philosophical implications at the time.
Co-sponsored with the Department of Music, the East Asian Studies Department, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Program in Ancient Studies.

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Tom Garrison (Department of Anthropology)
Refining Remote Sensing Applications in Lowland Maya Archaeology
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Conference: Drawing on Rocks, Gathering By the Water: Archaeological Fieldwork at Rock Reliefs, Sacred Springs and Other Places
Omur Harmansah, Organizer
8:45 am - 5:30 pm, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Room 115

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Cultural? Heritage? Tourism? Series
Amy Webb (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
National Trends in Cultural Heritage Tourism
5:30 pm, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program

Monday, February 25th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Joanne Rowland (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)
Making Mounds out of Sherd Heaps: Piecing together the Evidence for Ancient Settlement in the Central Nile Delta
5:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Thursday, February 21st, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Laurel Bestock (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
Discoveries at Abydos:
New Perspectives on Early Kingship and Cult

5:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street
Reception to follow

Thursday, February 21st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Sarah Dawson (Ph. D. Candidate, Joukowsky Institute)
Politics and Religion: Honorius's Influence Through Coins
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Cultural? Heritage? Tourism? Series
Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar (Brown University, Department of History)
Picnicking with the Buddhas in Colonial India
5:30 pm, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Deborah Vischak (Columbia University)
Shaping Space into Place and Idea: Community Identity at Qubbet el-Hawa
5:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Gladiator
See the movie... Then think about it...
7:00 pm, Salomon Hall, Room 001

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Matthew D. Adams (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
Abydos: Origins, Power, Memory, and Myth in an Egyptian Sacred Landscape
5:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Casey Mesick (Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology)
From Product to Process: Constructing an Anthropology of Building(s) at El Zotz, Guatemala
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Jason Urbanus (Ph.D. Candidate, Joukowsky Institute)
A View from Afar: Aspects of the Roman Conquest of NW Iberia
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
Dreaming Ruins: Materiality, Archaeology, and National Imagination
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Cultural? Heritage? Tourism? Series
Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
National Imagination, Archaeo-Tourism, and the Politics of Cultural Heritage in Greece
5:30 pm, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program
Talks in this series will explore the problems and practice of cultural, or heritage, tourism, from many disciplinary angles and in a cross-cultural context.

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Excavating Apollonia-Arsuf, Israel Information Session
A unique opportunity to participate in an archaeological excavation for Summer 2008
5:30 pm, Brown Hillel, 80 Brown Street, Meeting Room
For more information please contact Katharina_Galor@brown.edu

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Archaeology DUG Behind-the-Scenes Tour of RISD Museum
An exclusive tour of the museum’s Ancient Art collection, led by Gina Borromeo, Curator of Ancient Art
5:00 pm, RISD Museum, 224 Benefit Street, Ramp Entrance
Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group
For more information, email digDUG@brown.edu

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Martin Gallivan (College of William & Mary, Anthropology)
Archaeological Investigations at Werowocomoco, Capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom
5:30 pm, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Manning Hall
Co-sponsored with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Renata Holod (University of Pennsylvania)
Wrapping Up Time On Jerba: Reporting on the Results of The Jerba (Tunisia) Archaeological Survey Project
6:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Cultural? Heritage? Tourism? Series
Timothy Webmoor (Stanford University)
...And Heritage for All! But What Is 'Heritage'? - at a World Heritage Site for Example
5:30 pm, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program
Talks in this series will explore the problems and practice of cultural, or heritage, tourism, from many disciplinary angles and in a cross-cultural context.

Friday, November 9th, 2007

The Classics DUG and Archaeology DUG proudly present a lecture specially organized for undergraduate students:
Gordon Kelly (Lewis and Clark College)
Marines in Naval Warfare in Ancient Greece and Rome
Kelly will examine what daily life may have been for the crews of ancient Athenian triremes as well as focusing on the larger context of naval warfare in the ancient Mediterranean.
5:30 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Krysta Ryzewski (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
Rhode Island's Iron Age: An Industrial Evolution?
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Fieldwork Information Session
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?
5:30 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street
Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group
For more information, email digDUG@brown.edu
Download Fieldwork Resources Handout

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Stephen Shennan (University College London)
The Archaeology of Cultural Evolution
5:30 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Friday, October 26th-Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Meeting of Cambridge World Archaeology Board

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Carrie Swan (Ph.D. student, Joukowsky Institute)
Issues of Trade and Industry in a Changing World: New Evidence for Glassmaking in the Late Antique and Early Islamic Near East
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Martin D. Goodman (University of Oxford)
Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
7:30 pm, Salomon Center, Room 001
Co-sponsored with the Elga K. Stulman Visiting Scholar Fund, Program in Judaic Studies, Program in Ancient Studies, and Department of Religious Studies

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Stephen L. Dyson (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)
Inaugural R. Ross Holloway Lecture
Archaeology and Ideology in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Rome
8:00 pm, Mencoff Hall (The Cabinet), 68 Waterman Street

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Diana Ng (Joukowsky Institute)
Roman Perge: Elite Priorities and Civic Rivalries
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Archaeology DUG Meeting
Enjoy FREE food from Kabob and Curry and Meeting Street Café cookies! And…you don’t have to be a concentrator. Anyone with interest welcome!
8:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Thomas Hikade (Joukowsky Institute and Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies)
Nothing Is More Permanent Than a Post-Hole
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

300 Plus 30: Film Screening and Discussion
See the film (then think about it)
7:00 pm
Salomon Hall, Room 001
Free and open to the public

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World Open House
For all new and returning students interested in learning more about archaeology
2:00-4:00 pm
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

Welcome Back Reception
5:30 pm
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street

 

More Events from 2006-2007

Click here for additional events held between September 2006 and August 2007.

 

Additional Links and Resources:

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