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Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Following the ceremony on Brown's Main Green.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
John M. Marston (Anthropology)
Towards a Regional Perspective on Agricultural Sustainability in the Imperial Eastern Mediterranean

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Mac Marston, Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Jessica Nowlin (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Reorienting Orientalization: Iron Age Central Italy Beyond the 'Princely' Tombs

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Jessica Nowlin, a doctoral candidate in archaeology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Envisioning the Tomb of the First Emperor
Conceived and designed by Building Big! + Olga Mesa

Tuesday May 1, and Thursday, May 2, 2012 at 11:00 am Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Qin Shi Huang (259 – 210 BCE) was king of the state of Qin and First Emperor of a unified China, which he ruled from 221 to 210 BCE. Gifted with exceptional military prowess and colossal ambition, the First Emperor conceived and completed many monumental projects, including a massive road system, immense defense structures, and—grandest of all—his own mausoleum. Believing that his sway extended to the afterlife, Qin Shi Huang built a funerary complex of unprecedented size and complexity. His tomb was so large it would occupy a large portion of the city of Providence. It included more than a hundred chariots, several hundred horses, human and animal sacrificial victims, and as many as 8000 life-size terracotta warriors.

The Joukowsky Institute's Building Big! class will observe the Year of China by recreating a fraction of the sprawling mausoleum. Life-size prints of the terracotta warriors made by Building Big! students will be erected on the Brown University Main Green and markers will be placed around campus to give a sense of the scope and dimensions of the sumptuous tomb. In addition to celebrating the diverse history and archaeology of China, this project is intended to inspire the Providence community to envision one of the world's largest and most fascinating funerary structures.

Brown University Main Green

Traces of Fragrance: Perfume and Vessels in the Ancient World
Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

The Heritage In and Out of Context class would like to invite you to attend the opening reception for our temporary exhibition at the Joukowsky Institute. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday 2 May from 4:30-5:30 on the Mezzanine Level of the Joukowsky Institute, Rhode Island Hall.

The exhibition will display a number of ancient perfume vessels from the Joukowsky Institute collection. We will also have two reconstructed perfumes based on ancient recipes for visitors to try.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Mezzanine

Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions Conference
Religion in Pieces

Friday, April 27, 2012- Sunday, April 29, 2012 Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

The quest to determine the contours and contents of ancient religion has always been a largely constructivist endeavor, subject to the exigencies of preservation. How do we, in our respective fields, approach the problem of fragmentary evidence? How do we construct such elusive categories as "belief" or "ritual" or "praxis" from an insufficient, scattered, or occasionally inscrutable base of primary source materials?

Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Keynote Address: Christopher Faraone (University of Chicago)

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am - 6:45 pm

Sunday, April 29, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

63rd Annual Meeting
of the American Research Center in Egypt

April 27, 2012-April 29, 2012 Download 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

The 2012 Annual Meeting will be in Providence, Rhode Island, April 27 - 29. The Meeting is co-sponsored by Brown University.

> Multiple locations

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Christoph Bachhuber (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
The Early Bronze Age at Zincirli (ancient Sam'al) in Southeastern Turkey: A Platform to Consider 'Hurrian' Monumental Modifications of Settlement Mounds

Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Christoph Bachhuber, Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Jennifer Meanwell (MIT)
Analyses of a Mayapan "Metal-Working Kit"

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Meanwell is a Research Associate at MIT's Center for Materials Research and Ethnology. Her research has focused on the ancient pottery production technology in the Middle Balsas Region of Guerrero, Mexico. She investigated the production decisions made by potters through petrographic analysis of ancient sherds, ethnographic work with potters in the region, and the testing of modern replicas. The Middle Balsas region has been largely uninvestigated by systematic archaeological study. Her research results are the first to set forth definitively the occupational sequence in the Middle Balsas from 300 BC to AD 1300. Her current responsibility at CMRAE is to co-teach the Materials in Ancient Societies: Ceramics class offered by the Center for graduate students from the CMRAE consortium institutions.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Public Presentation of Dissertation Research: Lyra Monteiro (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Racializing the Ancient World: Ancestry and Identity in the Early United States

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Felipe Rojas (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Signs of God, Signs of Men: Ancient Interaction with Foreign Scripts in the Mediterranean

Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Felipe Rojas, Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Walter Scheidel (Stanford University)
ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Being Nobody? Understanding Slavery Thirty Years after Slavery and Social Death
Organized by: John Bodel (Brown University) and Walter Scheidel (Stanford University)

Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2012 Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Friday, April 13 at 5:00 pm
Orlando Patterson (Harvard University)
"The Inventions and Moral Uses of Slavery: From Antiquity to Modern Trafficking"

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Heather Baker (University of Vienna)
John Bodel (Brown University)
Anthony Barbieri-Low (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Eve Troutt Powell (University of Pennsylvania)
Indrani Chatterjee [and Sanjog Rupakheti] (Rutgers University)
Sandra Greene (Cornell University)
Kyle Harper (University of Oklahoma)
Junia Furtado (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

Sunday, April 15, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Joseph Miller (University of Virginia)
Michael McCormick (Harvard University)
Stanley Engerman (University of Rochester)

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Sarah Ralph (Harvard University)
Performing Violence in Iron Age Europe

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sarah Ralph, a college fellow in archaeology at Harvard University, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Performing Violence in Iron Age Europe".

Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Leonardo López Luján (Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico City)
Tenochtitlan and Recent Archaeological Work at El Templo Mayor

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Senior Researcher in Archaeology at the Museo del Templo Mayor in Mexico City, and Director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor since 1991, Leonardo López Luján holds a PhD from the University of Paris X-Nanterre. He began working in archaeological projects when he was eight years old. A recipient of several fellowships, including the Guggenheim, he specializes in the politics, religion, and art of Pre-Columbian urban societies in Central Mexico. In recent years he has also devoted part of his time to research on the history of archaeology. He has authored or co-authored thirteen books, including The Offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan (winner of the Kayden Humanities Award), Mexico's Indigenous Past (with Alfredo López Austin), La Casa de las Águilas (winner of the Alfonso Caso Prize), and Escultura monumental mexica (with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma). Among his six edited or co-edited volumes are Gli Aztechi tra passato e presente (with Alessandro Lupo and Luisa Migliorati) and The Art of Urbanism (with William L. Fash).

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Leonardo López Luján (Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico City)
Cosmology in Teotihuacan and Recent Archaeological Work at the Pirámide de la Luna

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Leonardo López Luján, Senior Researcher in Archaeology at the Museo del Templo Mayor in Mexico City, and Director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Cosmology in Teotihuacan and Recent Archaeological Work at the Pirámide de la Luna".

Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Timothy Sandiford (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
A City No Less than Thebes? A Report on the Northern Abydos Settlement Site (Upper Egypt) 2011-2012 Season

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Timothy Sandiford, a doctoral student in archaeology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research: Carolyn Swan (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
In Flux: Glass, Technology, and the Glassmaking Industry of the Middle Byzantine and Early Islamic Eastern Mediterranean -- the Archaeology and Archaeometry of a High-Temperature Craft

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Carrie Murray (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Investigating Cultural Interaction and Identity Formation Through Material Culture and Social Practices at the Greek Colony of Emporion

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Carrie Murray, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research: Bradley Sekedat (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Large Polities and Small Quarries: Local Resources and Imperial Governance in Roman Asia Minor

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Felipe Gaitan-Ammann (Anthropology)
Good to Show, Good to Eat: Traveling Pots in the Spanish Golden Age

Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Felipe Gaitan-Amman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Sylvian Fachard (Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University)
Comparing Settlement Patterns, Resources and Population: A Territorial Analysis of the Chorai of Eretria and Athens

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sylvian Fachard is a fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. His main research interest lies in the territory of Greek cities and in particular the nature and structure of their boundaries. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne, and served for several years as Assistant Director of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Athens.

This event is free and open to the public.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Eben Gay
REVEAL: Excavation Tools for the Twenty-First Century

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Eben Gay will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Benjamin Porter (University of California, Berkeley)
Assembling Resilience on the Fertile Crescent's Margins

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Benjamin Porter is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is based in the Levant and the Persian Gulf, exploring the construction of Iron Age communities in semi-arid zones, although he investigates later periods as well. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Porter leads two field projects in Jordan and a museum publication project on a mortuary collection from Bahrain. He has a particular interest in heritage issues, notably the interaction of living communities and archaeological sites, and in the politics of archaeology in the contemporary Middle East.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeology of Turkey: State of the Field 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012-Saturday, March 3, 2012 to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A two-day conference dedicated to discussing current developments in archaeological fieldwork and research in Turkey.

Friday, March 2nd
5:30-6:30 pm: A brief overview of issues in the field, by faculty and doctoral students in the Joukowsky Institute

Saturday, March 3rd
9:30 am-12:00 pm: Session One: The practice of archaeology in Turkey, its opportunities and limits, up to the present
1:30 pm-4:00 pm: Session Two: The potential future of archaeological practice in Turkey, and the breakthroughs and difficulties that we are likely to encounter along the way
4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Keynote Address: Cigdem Atakuman (Middle East Technical University) - "A Local’s Account of the Cultures of Archaeology in Turkey

Full schedule and additional information at http://proteus.brown.edu/stateofthefield2012

This conference is free and open to the public.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Thomas Garrison (Anthropology and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Re-Thinking Regional Analysis in Lowland Maya Archaeology

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Thomas Garrison, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Archaeology, will discuss 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Emily Hammer (Harvard University)
Pastoral Nomadism and Modification of 'Peripheral' Landscapes in the Middle East

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Emily Hammer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Her dissertation research revolves around the diachronic role of pastoral nomadism in Mesopotamia. Hammer has additional field experience and connections in other parts of the Near East, notably the United Arab Emirates.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Julia Troche (Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies)
Education and Virtual Reality: An Exemplar of a Ptolemaic Temple

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Noon Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Julia Troche, a doctoral student in Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, will discuss her research in an informal talk titled, "Education and Virtual Reality: An Exemplar of a Ptolemaic Temple".

Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Matthew P. Canepa (University of Minnesota)
The Transformation of Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Archaeologies of Rupture and Renovation

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Matthew Canepa is Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.

Canepa’s research explores relations between Central and Western Asia and the Mediterranean, especially through study of the art and material culture of the ancient Iranian world. He is the author of The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran, which won the Breasted Award from the American Historical Association, and edited Theorizing Cross-Cultural Interaction among the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean, Near East and Asia.

This event is free and open to the public.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Felipe Rojas (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Gergas, Nannas, Semiramis: Picturing the Past in Roman Asia Minor

Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Felipe Rojas is a postdoctoral fellow at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. He is particularly interested in how different communities in Roman Anatolia reimagined and redeployed archaic material remains to articulate their visions of the local past.

Rojas received a BA in architecture from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, an MA in classical philology from Harvard, and a PhD in classical archaeology from University of Calfornia, Berkeley. He has conducted fieldwork at various sites in Asia Minor and the Levant, including Sardis, Aphrodisias, and most recently, Petra.

This event is free and open to the public.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Ofer Bar-Yosef (Harvard University)
From Foraging to Farming in China: Where, When and Why...The Role of New Evidence

Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Ofer Bar-Yosef is George Grant MacCurdy and Janet G. B. MacCurdy Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, and Curator of Paleolithic Archaeology in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, at Harvard University. His talk will discuss the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation of wild plants in China, which was initiated by semi-sedentary communities some 11,000 years ago.

This event is co-sponsored by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Kevin Smith (Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology)
Symbols of Power and the Color of Belief: Legitimation, Place, and State Formation in 13th Century Iceland

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Kevin Smith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Symbols of Power and the Color of Belief: Legitimation, Place, and State Formation in 13th Century Iceland". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The Cultural Life of Caves:
from Palaeolithic Shamans to Seven Sleepers

January 19-22, 2012

A collaboration of The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University (Providence RI, USA) and and the Suna-İnan Kıraç Foundation, Istanbul Research Institute (Istanbul, Turkey).

Caves are unorthodox places, places that fire our imagination in distinctive ways with a mixture of fear and desire. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars in the humanities and the social sciences to reflect on the rich cultural life of caves and caved spaces throughout history. By definition the conference will offer cross-cultural perspectives on the various ways through which societies imagined, took shelter in, altered, painted, fantasized about, desired and feared the caves around them. We also hope to address the historical processes in the making of man-made caves and rock-cut architecture for dwelling, shelter, burial or worship.

http://en.iae.org.tr/events

Istanbul, Turkey

Ancient Ships of the Mediterranean
A Presentation by the Students of ARCH 0678

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

The Joukowsky Institute welcomes you to attend the presentation: 'Ancient Ships of the Mediterranean', which will include ship models and other media displayed in the atrium.

The presentation is related to a project that was assigned in: 'ARCH 0678: Underwater in the Mediterranean: An Introduction to Maritime Archaeology'. Students will be on hand to talk about their projects.

Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.

Rhode Island Hall, First Floor Atrium

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Rachel Mairs (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Should We Revisit 'Nomadism', 'Migration' and 'Ethnicity'?

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Rachel Mairs, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "The Second-Century BC 'Invasion' of Bactria: Should We Revisit 'Nomadism', 'Migration' and 'Ethnicity'?". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Troy Rocks! A Celebration of The Iliad and the Art It Inspired
at the RISD Museum

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, 3:30-5:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

All welcome to an afternoon of fun organized by the students of the Troy Rocks course (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University).

Visitors can take a tour of the Museum, guided by docents and characters of The Iliad, to learn about how the Trojan War has inspired art during the past three millennia. Scenes from The Iliad will be performed with a modern twist in the Grand Gallery.

Admission is free for Brown faculty, staff, and students with Brown ID. All other adults $10.00, students $3.00.

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Nicolas Lamare (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Monumental Fountains in Roman North Africa

Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Nicolas Lamare, a doctoral student at Université Paris-Sorbonne and a Visiting Scholar at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled "Monumental Fountains in Roman North Africa". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Cappella Romana Byzantine Choir
Concert:"From Jerusalem to Constantinople: Byzantine Music for St. Catherine and Epiphany"

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Cappella Romana is a vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music. Founded in 1991 by Alexander Lingas, Cappella Romana's name refers to the medieval Greek concept of the Roman oikoumene (inhabited world), which embraced Rome and Western europe as well as the Byzantine Empire of Constantinople ("New Rome") and its Slavic Commonwealth. Cappella Romana has a special commitment to mastering the Byzantine and Slavic repertories in their original languages, thereby making accessible to the general public two great musical traditions that are little known in the West. For more information on Cappella Romana, please visit their website: http://www.cappellaromana.org

This event is co-sponsored with the Departments of Classics, History, Music, and Religious Studies, together with the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Dean of the College, and the Programs in Early Cultures and Medieval Studies.

Sayles Auditorium

Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania)
The Life and Afterlife of Constantine's Column

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Robert Ousterhout (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) was Professor of Architectural History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he taught for more than twenty years before joining the History of Art faculty at Penn in January 2007. A recognized specialist in Byzantine architecture, his research focuses on the documentation and interpretation of the vanishing architectural heritage of the eastern Mediterranean. His current fieldwork concentrates on Byzantine architecture, monumental art, and urbanism in Constantinople and Cappadocia.

His paper examines the oldest and most enigmatic monument of Byzantine Constantinople.

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Classics and MEMS.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Christopher Geggie (Classics)
Greco-Roman Bilingualism and Identity

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Christopher Geggie, a doctoral student in Classics at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal titled, "Greco-Roman Bilingualism and Identity: A New Interpretation of CIL 6.14672". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Peter van Dommelen (University of Glasgow)
The Fourth R. Ross Holloway Lecture:
Rural Connections: Migration, Technology and Agrarian Production in the Classical Mediterranean

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Connectivity has been a key term in much recent Mediterranean work and many types of connections between many regions across many periods have been explored in recent years. One connection that has received remarkably little attention, however, is the human one, made up of large-scale migration. Not only has migration been distinctly out of fashion for a long time as the (post)modern emphasis on local and indigenous development looked for 'internal' explanations, its role in the constitution of peasant communities has been virtually unexplored.

In this talk, van Dommelen will explore precisely this aspect of the western Mediterranean world between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC, when 'traditional' indigenous landscapes were transformed into rural and peasant landscapes of the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Drawing on recent fieldwork, he will examine how some of these rural landscapes in Sardinia, Ibiza and central eastern Iberia were constituted in direct contact with each other.

Peter van Dommelen is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Glasgow.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Kristine Bøggild Johannsen (Thorvaldsens Museum)
Thorvaldsen and Antiquity

Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Kristine Bøggild Johannsen, a curator at Thorvaldsens Museum, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Thorvaldsen and Antiquity". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Manuel Sánchez-Elipe Lorente (Universidad Compultense de Madrid)
Iron Age Burials in Corisco Island (Equatorial Guinea)

Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Manuel Sánchez-Elipe Lorente, a doctoral student at Universidad Compultense de Madrid and a Visiting Scholar at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "West-Central African Archaeology: Iron Age Burials in Corisco Island (Equatorial Guinea)". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Michèle Brunet (Université Lumière Lyon 2)
Delos: Water in Town and Country

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Michèle Brunet is Professor of Greek Epigraphy at the Université Lumière Lyon 2. Her paper will present the findings of her study with a team of geographers and archaeologists the issue of water in ancient Delos, whose common aim was to understand how the problems of water, both its supply and protection against its destructive properties, was taken into account in the development of the city, of the great sanctuaries, and of the countryside, from the 6th c. BCE to Roman times.

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Classics.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Everyone Made Stone Tools:
Exploring Methodology in Lithic Analysis

Friday, October 14, 2011-Saturday, October 15, 2011 Download Everyone Made Stone Tools: Exploring Methodology in Lithic Analysis to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

This conference, organized by Clive Vella (doctoral student, Archaeology and the Ancient World), will meet Friday, October 14th, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and all day Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 9:00 am.

It is free and open to the public.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 12:30 pm-3:00 pm Add event to my Google calendar

Come watch Brown undergraduates digging (yes, really digging) at the John Brown House, located at the corner of Power and Benefit Street. Stop by any time between 12:30 and 3:00.

The John Brown House is also the starting point for two walking tours organized by the Rhode Island Historical Society: "Historic College Hill" at 1:00 and "Lovecraft's Providence: A Literary Tour" at 1:30. More information on the tours is on the RIHS website.

John Brown House (52 Power Street, Providence, RI)

Joukowsky Institute Morning Tour: Archaeology in Action

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 11:00 AM-11:45 Am Add event to my Google calendar

Come visit the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World in Rhode Island Hall. The Institute's Director, Professor Sue Alcock, will be on hand to tour you through the recently renovated building, showing and discussing artifacts from sites such as Petra, and talking about our current fieldwork in the Caribbean, Egypt, Jordan, and Rhode Island among other places.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Omur Harmansah (Brown University)
Springs, Caves and the Anatolian Countryside

Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Omur Harmansah, Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal workshop. His talk will be titled, "Springs, Caves and the Anatolian Countryside: Yalburt Yaylası Archaeological Landscape Research Project, Field Seasons 2010-2011". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeological Fieldwork, Graduate School, and Study Abroad Information Session

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 4:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

Where can you do fieldwork this summer? Should you enroll in a field school or volunteer? Where can you study abroad, and how do you apply? Should you apply for graduate school, and which schools should you be thinking about? What courses should you take to prepare? Do you have to be an archaeology concentrator?

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

The Past and Present of Human Interactions with Coastal Environments: Towards a New Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

This day-long symposium brings together faculty, researchers, and students from Brown, the University of Rhode Island, and the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole to discuss plans for a new integrative graduate education and research traineeship (IGERT) program that investigates human adaptations to and impacts on coastal environments, past and present.

Guest keynote speakers from the UC San Diego Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of Alaska Fairbanks will discuss their experience with similar NSF IGERT programs at those institutions and offer feedback on the Brown-URI-MBL partnership.

This symposium is sponsored by the ECI Working Group in Coastal Paleoenvironments and by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Bradley Sekedat (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
The Places Hadrian Didn't Go. Rural Quarries in Western Anatolia

Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Bradley Sekedat, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "The Places Hadrian Didn't Go. Rural Quarries in Western Anatolia". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Nathan Arrington (Princeton University)
Heroes, Generals, and the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Nathan Arrington is Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is currently working on a book about the war-dead in 5th-century Athens, examining the place of military casualties in the city's physical, artistic, and cognitive landscapes; the construction of a public visual rhetoric of struggle and sacrifice; and the refraction of this ideal in private art. His talk, entitled, "Heroes, Generals, and the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens" will discuss how the spaces of the Athenian public cemetery, the Agora, the Akropolis, and private symposia vessels created referential frames and constructed cultural memory.

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Classics.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Sarah Craft (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
Dynamic Landscapes: Early Christian Pilgrimage and Travel Infrastructure in Anatolia

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sarah Craft, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Dynamic Landscapes: Early Christian Pilgrimage and Travel Infrastructure in Anatolia". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Serena Love (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)
The Mudbrick Architecture of Çatalhöyük

Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Serena Love, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "The Mudbrick Architecture of Çatalhöyük". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The Eagle: See the Movie... Then Think About It

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A free screening of the film 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

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology's
Welcome Back (to the Trenches) Reception

Friday, September 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

 

More Events:

Click on the links below for additional events held between September 2006 and May 2011.

 

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