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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Commencement Ceremony
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Presentation of Doctoral Research: Sarah Dawson
Social Memory and Propaganda in Fifth Century Rome
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Friday, April 30th to Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2010
Brown University, Providence, RI
Registration required

Plenary Session: The Location of Theory - A Discussion with Homi Bhabha
MacMillan Hall, Room 117

Moderator and Chair of the Panel:
Nick Shepherd (University of Cape Town)

Discussants:
Alejandro F. Haber (National University at Catamarca)
Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
Uzma Z. Rizvi (Pratt Institute)

Response:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 1:30

Reenactment of the Battle of Qadesh
Volunteers welcome! Arrive at 1:00 pm for weapons training. Registration appreciated but not required. Contact: Allison_Barker@brown.edu
Brown University Main Green (see detailed map)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Noon

Fluid Thinking Workshop
Daniel Shoup (University of Bologna)
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Noon

Fluid Thinking Workshop
Eric Poehler (UMass Amherst)
The Urban Artifact: Drainage Infrastructure and the Organization of Space at Pompeii
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Fluid Thinking Workshop
Zena Kamash (Oxford University)
Tides of Change? Exploring the Relationship between Changing Behaviour and New Water Technologies in the Roman Near East
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Monday, April 12th, 2009 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, Rhode Island Hall, Room 109

Monday, April 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Presentation of Doctoral Research: Kate Marino
Setting the Womb in Its Place: Toward a Contextual Archaeology of Graeco-Egyptian Uterine Amulets
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Fluid Thinking Workshop
Kirk D. French (Pennsylvania State University)
The Waters of the Ancient Maya and the Hydroarchaeological Approach
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Karen Holmberg (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Embarrassments of Riches, Perceptions of Paucity: Collecting the Chiriquí Area of Western Panamá
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Fluid Thinking Workshop
Bryan Brinkman (Brown University)
The Cool Waters of Osiris: Water and Egyptian Religion in the Roman Empire
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Yorke Rowan (University of Chicago)
Crossing the Nile: Early Evidence for Levantine and Egyptian Interactions
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Monica Smith (University of California, Los Angeles)
Individuals vs. Infrastructure: Negotiating Consensus in Ancient Cities
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Co-sponsored with the Year of India

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Monica Smith (University of California, Los Angeles)
Text and Context: The Archaeology of Ancient India
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Co-sponsored with the Year of India

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Nick Carter (Department of Anthropology)
Linguistic Processes and Spelling Reform in Classic Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Ian Russell (John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage)
Art to Archaeology [] Archaeology to Art
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Ioanna Kakoulli (University of California, Los Angeles)
Multi-scale Analysis of Material Culture: Tools to Investigate Structure and Composition
Barus and Holley (182 Hope Street, entrance on Brook Street at George Street), Room 190

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
John Cherry, Thomas Leppard, Elizabeth Murphy, and Krysta Ryzewski (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Archaeology Versus the Volcano:
Survey and Landscape Archaeology in Montserrat, 2010

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
See the Movie...Then Think About It

A free screening of the film followed by commentaries by Professors Susan Alcock and Laurel Bestock, Terry Scott (Director of Hasbro's Creative Services and Studios), and Christopher Tuttle (American Center of Oriental Research)
Salomon Center, Room 001

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Fluid Thinking Workshop
Caroline A. Karp (Environmental Studies)
From Rome to Mono Lake: The Law of Running Water
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 2:00 - 4:00 pm

"The World of Museums: Logistics, Laws and Loans" Student Poster Session
Students discussed the repatriations of the Bust of Nefertiti, Nok Art and the Getty Bronze; the Arboretum as museum; the Bellagio Hotel; Marion True; the modern architect; Priam's Treasure; the US National Slavery museum; the Icklingham Bronzes; NAGPRA; natural history museum dioramas; and museum deaccessioning
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 109

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Jesse Casana (University of Arkansas)
Deconstructing the Tell: Landscapes of Settlement in the Northern Fertile Crescent
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Peter Biehl (University at Buffalo, State University of New York)
Climate Change and Human Agency: The ‘8.200 Cal BP Event’ and the Neolithic-Chalcolithic Transition in Central Anatolia
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Friday, December 4th-Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Joukowsky Institute Archaeology Colloquium:
Terra Mobilis: Fire and Ice
Organized by Karen Holmberg (Brown University)

Friday, December 4th at 5:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Julie Cruikshank (University of British Columbia)
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Saturday, December 5th, 8:45 am-4:30 pm
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

  • David Chester (University of Liverpool)
  • Girolamo F. De Simone (St. John’s College, Oxford)
  • John Grattan (Aberystwyth University)
  • Ilana Halperin (artist, Glasgow)
  • Susan Keitumetse (Brown University and Okavango Research Center, Botswana)
  • Thomas A. Lewis (Brown University)
  • Andrew Patrizio (Edinburgh College of Art)

  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Derek Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Anthony Tuck (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
    The Third R. Ross Holloway Lecture:
    Lost in Translation?
    The Local Context of the Master of Animals in Cyprus and Etruria

    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
    Presentation and reception to follow

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Fluid Thinking Workshop
    Film Screening: Flow: the Movie (by invitation only)
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 109

    Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Ioanna Kakoulli (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Materiality Matters: Research at the Interface between Archaeology and Science
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Fluid Thinking Workshop
    Pat Malone (Urban Studies and American Civilization)
    Discussion of water and industry: the case of the Lowell Mills
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 008

    Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Kimberly Bowes (Cornell University)
    House and Society: Rethinking the Later Roman Empire
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Saturday, NOVEMBER 7th, 2009

    North East Graduate Archaeology Workshop
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
    Susan Keitumetse (Watson Institute for International Studies)
    Cultural Heritage Research Opportunities and Challenges in Botswana: Science, the Public and Policy Interactions
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Catalin Pavel (University of Bucharest)
    If Homer Could Excavate In Troy
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Fluid Thinking Workshop
    Rebecca Molholt (History of Art and Architecture)
    Art historical approaches to the investigation of water and mosaics in the Roman world
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 008

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    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? And what about study abroad?
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Lecture Hall, Room 108
    Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group
    Download Fieldwork Resources Handout

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
    Susan Alcock, Michelle Berenfeld and Ian Straughn (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
    What to Do with a Wonder of the World? The Puzzles of Petra (Jordan)
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day
    Come watch Brown undergraduates digging (yes, really digging) at the John Brown House, located at the corner of Power and Benefit Street
    John Brown House, 52 Power Street

    Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
    Morag Kersel (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
    Archaeology, Ethnography and Law: Methodological Considerations
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Year One
    See the movie... Then think about it...
    Salomon Hall, Room 001
    Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Richard Lesure (University of California, Los Angeles)
    The Texture of Long-term Structures: Should a Prehistory of Figurine Making in the Near East be a History of Goddesses?
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Friday, September 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World Welcome Back (to the Trenches) Reception
    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

     

    More Events:

    Click on the links below for additional events held between September 2006 and May 2008.

     

    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