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Archaeology and the Ancient World Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Following the ceremony on Brown's Main Green.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Senior Thesis Research in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 4:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Senior concentrators in Archaeology and the Ancient World Allison Barker, Nicholas Bartos, Valerie Bondura, Ian Brownstein, Benjamin Jones, and Hannah Sisk will present their thesis research.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Petihor's Problem: Living and Working in the Northern Abydos Settlement Site, Upper Egypt
Timothy Sandiford (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Timothy Sandiford, a doctoral student in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will discuss his current research at Abydos, Egypt, 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 .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Island Indigeneity and Empire: An Exploration of the Spanish Balearic Islands in Late First Millennium B.C.E.
Alexander Smith (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Alex Smith, a doctoral student in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Island Indigeneity and Empire: An Exploration of the Spanish Balearic Islands in Late First Millennium B.C.E." 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 .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Romanization and Early Latin Inscriptions on Sardinia
Marjon Steedman (University of Glasgow)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Marjon Steedman, a doctoral student at the University of Glasgow, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled "Romanization and Early Latin Inscriptions on Sardinia". 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 .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Small World Networks and Mediterranean Dynamics in the Euboean Gulf: An Archaeology of Complexity in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Greece
Alex Knodell (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Monday, April 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

SiegeCraft: An Exhibition on Warfare in the Ancient World

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

An exhibition -- and demonstration! -- of final projects created for ARCH 0405: "State of Siege! Building, Attacking and Defending Walls in the Greek and Roman World." These will include models of various ancient fortifications and siege equipment, such as towers and catapults (though these will be models only, and will not be used in any potentially dangerous way).

Quiet Green (Front Green South), Prospect Street at George Street

A is for Anatolia. Writing and Literacy in the Hittite Kingdom
Theo van den Hout (University of Chicago)

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Theo van den Hout is Professor of Hittite and Anatolian Languages in the at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Hittite and Anatolian languages from the University of Amsterdam in 1989 after a BA and MA in Classics, Comparative Indo-European linguistics and Anatolian studies at both Leiden and Amsterdam. Currently he is editor-in-chief of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary (CHD) since 2000. He is the author of several books, most recently The Elements of Hittite (Cambridge UP 2011) and many articles. While interested in all aspects of Late Bronze and Iron Age Anatolia his work focuses on Hittite culture, history, and language. Besides his work on the dictionary his recent personal interests are ancient record management, literacy and writing in Hittite society.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Investigations into Archaeometallurgy Using Neutron Radiography and Tomography
Susan Herringer (Engineering and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Susan Herringer, a doctoral student in Brown University's School of Engineering and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeology Degree Days

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

The Archaeology DUG is hosting a luncheon at the Joukowsky Institute featuring panelists who have experience in a variety of careers related to archaeology. Cultural resource management, consulting, public archaeology, and fieldwork/excavation will be discussed. All interested students are welcome and a light lunch will be served. 

Panelists:

Andrew Dufton
Position: Survey, spatial analysis, and site management
Location/Company: Various commercial enterprises in Britain
Andy's professional experience is in the combination of digital technologies and archaeological practice. He has experience with CRM work in the private sector as well excavation/fieldwork. He has also excavated in Britain, Jordan, Tunisia, and Italy.

Clive Vella
Position: Cultural Research Management, excavation, and research
Location/Company: Various
Clive has spent years in the field both on excavations and doing CRM in the U.S. and abroad. He has participated in excavations in Southern Italy, Gibraltar, and Jordan. He is currently a staff researcher at the Tas-Silg excavation led by the Missione Archeologica Italiana a Malta. His work has focused on lithics and the Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age.

Ian Randall

Position: Cultural Resource Management
Location/Company: CRM work in the U.S. and abroad
Ian has worked in the private sector, conducting excavation and survey at Fatumafuti in American Samoa, in Illinois, and in North Dakota, where he worked with the Three Affiliated Tribes and the Sioux. He also has extensive research and excavation experience in places such as Sweden, Egypt, Syria, and Greece.

Sponsored by the Archaeology DUG.

Rhode Island Hall Common Room, Room 109

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Come and Take Back Your Stuff!: Excavating the Royal Museum of Central Africa, Colonialism and Postcolonial Realities in Belgium
Rachel Engmann (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Rachel Engmann, Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles
Thomas P. Leppard (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Monday, April 1, 2013 at 1:00 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:
Political Institutions and Language: The Process of Hellenization in Western Anatolia
Christian Marek (Classics, Brown University)

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Christian Marek, a visiting scholar in Brown University's Classics Department, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Political Institutions and Language: The Process of Hellenization 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 Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeologies of Greece: State of the Field 2013
Big Questions, Next Directions

Friday, March 15 - Saturday, March 16, 2013 to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A two-day conference that considers some of the big questions currently confronting archaeological research in Greece, and aims to discuss potential ways forward.

Friday, 15 March 2013
5:30 pm Keynote lecture:
"Archaeologies of Greece: Past, Present and Future. The Case of Thebes"
Vassilis Aravantinos (Ephor Emeritus of Boeotian Antiquities, Thebes)

Saturday, 16 March 2013
9:00 am: Session I. Archaeologies of the Greek Past

Speakers:
Bryan Burns (Wellesley College): Bronze Age Greece
Anthony M. Snodgrass (University of Cambridge): Iron Age Greece
Kathleen Lynch (University of Cincinnati): Classical Greece
Stavros Vlizos (Benaki Museum): Roman Greece
William Caraher (University of North Dakota): Byzantine Greece

2:00 pm: Session II. Current Archaeologies in Greece
Speakers:
Sarah Morris (UCLA): Greek archaeology across disciplines
Sturt Manning (Cornell University): Climate, environment, chronology
Michael MacKinnon (University of Winnipeg): Animals and bones
Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton): Heritage and politics
Jack Davis (University of Cincinnati): Curation

Full schedule and additional information at http://proteus.brown.edu/stateofthefield2013

This conference is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeology and Identity in Modern Israel and Palestine
Rafi Greenberg (Tel Aviv University)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Archaeologists play an important part in molding the collective memory of the communities with which they interact. As active participants in the creation of heritage, archaeologists in Israel and Palestine have a role as public intellectuals and a responsibility to past, present and future. This presentation explores the interface between archaeology and the emergence of diverse modern identities in Israel and Palestine: secular and religious, national and ethnic, indigenous and territorial.

For more on archaeology and identity in Israel and Jerusalem, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIuKsGOj_Y or http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/gre378009.shtml

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Before the Neolithic...: Forager Lifeways in Mesolithic Croatia and the Transition from Hunting to Herding
Suzanne Pilaar Birch (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Suzanne Pilaar Birch, Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
The Black Stone of Desire: Diorite Trade in the Persian Gulf, Unpacking a Commodity of Opportunity
M. Willis Monroe (Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Willis Monroe, a doctoral student in Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University, will discuss his 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 for Spring, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeological Survey in the Land of Medea
Christopher Ratté (University of Michigan)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm* Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar
  * Please note new time

Christopher Ratté is Professor of Classical Archaeology and Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) at the University of Michigan. His lecture will be titled, "Archaeological Survey in the Land of Medea."

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
The Red Shift: Insights into Polity Aesthetics from the Maya Site of El Zotz, Guatemala
Alyce de Carteret (Anthropology, Brown University)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Alyce de Carteret, a doctoral student in Anthropology at Brown University, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled "The Red Shift: Insights into Polity Aesthetics from the Maya Site of El Zotz, Guatemala." 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 .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Abraham and Isaac Amongst the Mummies:
Recent Discoveries of the Brown University Abydos Project

Laurel Bestock (Brown University)

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Laurel Bestock is Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University, and the Director of the Brown University Abydos Project in Egypt. Her lecture will be titled, "Abraham and Isaac Amongst the Mummies: Recent Discoveries of the Brown University Abydos Project".

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
As Boeotian As It Gets? Studying the Walls of Eleutherai within Their Landscape
Sylvian Fachard (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sylvian Fachard, Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled "As Boeotian As It Gets? Studying the Walls of Eleutherai within Their Landscape." 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 .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Divergent Colonial Situations? Nuragics and Phoenicians in Iron Age Sardinia
Andrea Roppa (University of Leicester)

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Andrea Roppa, postdoctoral fellow in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, will discuss his current research in an informal talk titled, "Divergent Colonial Situations? Nuragics and Phoenicians in Iron Age Sardinia". 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 .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Cyprian Broodbank (University College London)

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Cyprian Broodbank is a Professor in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University College London's Institute of Archaeology. He will discuss his ongoing research. Reception to follow.

This seminar is the last in the Before Mare Nostrum colloquium series. To inquire as to whether there is space available in the seminar, please email joukowsky_institute@brown.edu.

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Settlement and Space in a Provincial Landscape: The Roman Conquest of Northwest Iberia and Its Effects on the Castros Culture
Jason Urbanus (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 2:00 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:
Radiography of the Past: Integrated Non-Destructive Approaches for Studying Complex Archaeological Sites
Cristina Corsi (University of Évora, Portugal, and University of Cassino, Italy)

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Cristina Corsi is a researcher in Archaeology at the Department of Humanistics of the University of Cassino in Italy and Director of research at the Portuguese University of Évora. She currently coordinates "Radio-Past", a project that studies the application of non-destructive techniques to study complex archaeological sites. Her main research interests are: Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology, Roman and Medieval Archaeology. She directs surveys and excavations in central Italy (South Etruria and Southern Latium), in the colony of Mariana (Corsica, France) and in the Roman town of Ammaia (Portugal).

Corsi 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Mediterranean Prehistory from the Periphery
Robert W. Chapman (University of Reading)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 5:30 pm * Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar
    *Note: start time has been changed to 5:30 pm

Bob Chapman is Professor Emeritus in Archaeology at the University of Reading. He has excavated on Mallorca, Menorca, and in south-east Spain, where in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Barcelona he is currently working on the third monograph of publication of his excavations on the Bronze Age settlement of Gatas in its regional context. Among his other published monographs on the later prehistory of the west Mediterranean are: Emerging Complexity: the later prehistory of S.E. Spain, Iberia and the west Mediterranean and Archaeologies of Complexity. He also co-edited The Archaeology of Death, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Journal of World Prehistory, Trabajos de Prehistoria and the Menga. Revista de Prehistoria de Andalucía, as well as being a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College.

This lecture is the third in the Before Mare Nostrum colloquium series.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Materiality, Identity and Connectivity in the Prehistoric Mediterranean
A. Bernard Knapp (University of Glasgow)

Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 6:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Bernard Knapp is Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Glasgow.

This lecture is the second in the Before Mare Nostrum colloquium series.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
The Cistercian Order in Middle Age: A Topographic Approach to the Study of Cistercian Landscape Developments in France and Italy
Alba Serino (University of L'Aquila)

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Alba Serino, a doctoral student at the University of L'Aquila, 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeological Fieldwork Information Session

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 4:00-5:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

Where can you do fieldwork this summer? How can you pay for it? How do you apply? What's an UTRA grant? Should you enroll in a field school or volunteer? What courses should you take to prepare? Do you have to be an archaeology concentrator? What is fieldwork, anyway? And what about study abroad?

Download the Fieldwork Information Session 2012 Handout

Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

The Culture of the Tophets: A Punic World in the Central Mediterranean?
Josephine Crawley Quinn (Oxford University)

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 6:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Josephine Quinn is a University Lecturer in Ancient History in the Department of Classics of Worcester College at Oxford University. Her current research focuses mainly on the Phoenician world, though she is also working on a book manuscript on the cultural history of North Africa. She co-directs the Tunisian-British excavations at Utica (Tunisia), and she is a member of the Board of Professors for the PhD in Roman Archaeology at the University of Siena.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Recent Excavations at Satu Qala in Northern Iraq
Cinzia Pappi (Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies)

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Cinzia Pappi, postdoctoral fellow in Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Recent Excavations at Satu Qala in Northern Iraq". 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 Fifth R. Ross Holloway Lecture
The Origins of Urban Etruria between Rome and Colonization
Corinna Riva (UCL Institute of Archaeology)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 5:30 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Corinna Riva is Senior Lecturer in Mediterranean archaeology at the University College London's Institute of Archaeology.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Working through Workshops: Some Thoughts on the Organization of Roman Ceramic Production
Elizabeth Murphy (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Elizabeth Murphy, doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Mankind's Best Mistake: How the First Farmers Accepted Subsistence Living in Exchange for Stability
Andrea Matranga (Pompeu Fabra University)

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Andrea Matranga, a graduate student in the economics department of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, will discuss his 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Information Session on Applying to Graduate School

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 4:00-5:00 PM Add event to my Google calendar

A discussion, led by faculty and graduate students, for current undergraduates thinking of applying to graduate schools.

View "Thinking of Graduate School" here: http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/undergrad/grad.html

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 20th, 2012, 12:30 pm-3:00 pm Add event to my Google calendar

Come watch Brown undergraduates digging (yes, really digging). Stop by any time between 12:30 and 3:00.

Brown University's "Quiet Green" (near corner of Waterman Street and Prospect Street)

Joukowsky Institute Open Morning: Archaeology in Action

Saturday, October 20th, 2012, 11:00 AM-12:00 pm Add event to my Google calendar

Come visit the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World in Rhode Island Hall. Faculty and students will be on hand to tour you through the building, as well as to show you artifacts and images, both from some of our current fieldwork (in the Caribbean, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Turkey, and Rhode Island) and from the Institute's collections.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
State Organization and Cult Places in Latin Colonies
Tesse D. Stek (Leiden University)

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Tesse Stek, Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at Leiden University, will discuss his 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Memory and Power at the Borders of the Byzantine Empire
Fotini Kondyli (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Fotini Kondyli, Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

An Acheulean Assemblage from Crete and Its Implications for the Palaeolithic of the Aegean Islands
Curtis Runnels and Chad DiGregorio † (Boston University)

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 6:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Curtis Runnels is Professor of Archaeology at Boston University. He has been involved in fieldwork in Greece, Turkey, and Albania since 1973, including excavations, surveys, and laboratory studies. Since 2008 his research has focused on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic finds from the Plakias region of SW Crete. Before that he was Co-Director of the Greek-American Mesolithic Kandia Survey in the Argolid in 2003, and from 1988 to 1992 the Swedish-American Berbati-Limnes Survey in the Argolid. From 1991 to 1995 he was a staff member on the Boston University's Nikopolis Project, and the 1987 to 1991 Director of the Palaeolithic survey of Thessaly, and from 1979 to 1983 Associate Director of the Stanford University Archaeological and Environmental Survey of the Southern Argolid. Runnels is currently Editor of the Journal of Field Archaeology. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

This lecture is the first in the Before Mare Nostrum colloquium series.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
The Role of the Yorta Yorta People in Clarifying the Common Interest in Sustainable Management of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
Amanda H. Lynch (Brown University)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Amanda H. Lynch, Director of Brown University's Environmental Change Initiative, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "The Role of the Yorta Yorta People in Clarifying the Common Interest in Sustainable Management of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia". 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

300 -- See the Movie... Then Think About It Fifth Anniversary Spectacular

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 7:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

A free screening of the film, on a giant screen, with surround sound! Followed by commentaries by President Christina Paxson and four Brown professors, examining the themes and historical basis of the movie.

And free popcorn!

Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

Metcalf Auditorium, 188 Thayer Street (at Waterman Street)

The Naked Baker of Charles Street: Nineteenth Century Life in the Moshassuck River Valley
Timothy Sandiford (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World)

Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 7:00 pm Add event to my Google calendar

During the 1880s the Providence Journal ran a series of sensational articles on the immigrant communities of Providence, mixing equal parts concern, condemnation, and sometimes-sheer puzzlement. One article in particular concerned a Jewish Bakery near the Charles Street Bridge. It was reported that the baker was not only Jewish, an immigrant, poor, but also nude.

Using this article as a starting point, this talk asks the question, what was life like for communities who worked and lived in the shadow of the factories? Lower Charles Street was considered a slum by the city government, but was home for low-income families in Providence, who lived in intimate proximity to heavy industry, extreme environmental pollution, and severe poverty. Yet, Lower Charles Street was also a vibrant community for both first and second generation Americans and newly arrived immigrant communities as they adapted to their new surroundings.

Following the talk, Sandiford will also be in the Park for the evening demonstrating how families can archive and publish their own personal archives using the historypin (http://www.historypin.com/).

Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street, Providence, RI

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Sturt Manning (Cornell University)
The Roman World and Climate: Context, Relevance of Climate Change

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Sturt Manning, Professor of Classics and Director of the Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology at Cornell University, will discuss his 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 for Fall, please visit http://proteus.brown.edu/entrenched/Home .

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Field Dirt: Insider Stories and Results from Brown's 2012 Archaeological Field Seasons
Susan E. Alcock, Sheila Bonde, John F. Cherry, Omur Harmansah, Stephen Houston, and Peter van Dommelen

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 6:00 pm Download event to my desktop calendar Add event to my Google calendar

Professors Sue Alcock, Sheila Bonde, John Cherry, Omur Harmansah, Stephen Houston, and Peter van Dommelen will share the latest news from their archaeological fieldwork this summer in Jordan, France, Montserrat, Turkey, Guatemala, and Italy.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

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

Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

 

More Events:

Click on the links below for additional events held between September 2006 and May 2012.

 

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.