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Recent News and Announcements


April 2017

Congratulations to Dr. McBride!
JIAAW's Kathryn McBride successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "The Social Life of Coins: Local Reactions to Roman Imperialism beyond the Frontier," on Tuesday, April 11th.

Durgun Awarded Deans' Faculty Fellowship
JIAAW's Pinar Durgun is one of five Deans’ Faculty Fellows for 2017-2018, and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology at Brown University in Spring 2018. She'll be teaching a course called "Interactions with the Dead: In the Past and Present."

Plekhov Wins 2017 SAA Poster Award
Congratulations to JIAAW doctoral student Daniel Plekhov, who won this year's Society for American Archaeology Student Poster Award, with his co-author Elic M. Weitzel (University of Connecticut Anthropology), for their poster, "Contact-Period Settlement Changes in Eastern North America: A Test of the Ideal Free and Ideal Despotic Distribution Models."

March 2017

Special Announcement: Two Leaders in Roman Archaeology Join Forces
The Journal of Roman Archaeology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University announce a new partnership, which will consolidate and build on our respective strengths: as a primary forum for research and debate in Roman Archaeology, and as a leading center for training and research in Mediterranean Archaeology.

Reilly Cited in NY Times
New York Times author Liam Stack cites JIAAW Visiting Assistant Professor Matthew Reilly in Stack's article, "Debunking a Myth: The Irish Were Not Slaves, Too".

January 2017

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty Member
Visiting Assistant Professor J. Andrew Dufton has now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute. He is teaching Occupy Archaeology! Interrogating Inequality, Past and Present this spring.

December 2016

Petra Great Temple, Volume III Now Available
We are completely delighted to announce that Martha Sharp Joukowsky's book, Petra Great Temple, Volume III: Brown University Excavations 1993–2008, Architecture and Material Culture, is now available from Oxbow Books and Casemate Academic.

Congratulations to Dr. Dufton!
JIAAW's J. Andrew Dufton successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Works in Progress: Regional Trends and Grassroots Developments in the Cities of Roman North Africa," on Monday, December 5th.

November 2016

JIAAW Awarded Cultural Heritage Fellowship
The Cogut Center for the Humanities has awarded JIAAW and the Haffenreffer Museum funding for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage, beginning in July 2017.

JIAAW Contributes Two Articles to SAA's Journal
November's special issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice on public education programs in archaeology includes articles co-authored by JIAAW's Sarah Sharpe and Miriam Rothenberg, and by JIAAW's Jen Thum.

Thum Presents at "Research Matters"
JIAAW doctoral candidate Jen Thum was one of ten Brown University graduate students chosen from over 60 nominees to "explain why your research matters to a general audience -- in five minutes". A video of her talk, "Rocks, Drones and Instagram: The Interactive Dissertation," is now online.

Missed the Fieldwork Information Session?
For students who were unable to attend the Fieldwork Information Session, the updated handout is available for download on our Fieldwork Opportunities page.

October 2016

Grant from Cogut Center Supports Heritage Series
JIAAW was awarded a Andrew W. Mellon "Brown in the World" grant to support a visit by Professor Neil Brodie (Oxford). This visit is part of the Combating Crisis series, organized by JIAAW doctoral candidates Kathryn McBride and Emily Booker.

July 2016

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies Yannis Hamilakis, and Postdoctoral Fellows Katherine Brunson and Sophie Moore have now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute.

Bestock Promoted to Associate Professor
JIAAW is pleased to congratulate Professor Laurel Bestock, who is now Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Assyriology, with tenure.

June 2016

Spring/Summer Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on the successful completion of six doctorates (and one master’s), a class trip to Barcelona and Empúries, and Peter van Dommelen’s thoughts on several significant developments at JIAAW.

May 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016
JIAAW conferred five undergraduate degrees, one master's, and six doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World on Sunday, May 29th, 2016. To see pictures of the ceremony, visit the Institute's Facebook page.

Archaeology Paper Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to Aimé Cichero, Anna Hundert, Kali Rigby, and Rhea Stark! Winning papers can be read on our website.

Leppard Appointed To Cambridge Fellowship
JIAAW alumnus Dr. Tom Leppard (Ph.D. 2013) has been appointed as the inaugural Renfrew Fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, in association with Homerton College, Cambridge.

Harrington Awarded Jacob Hirsch Fellowship
JIAAW's Dr. Katherine Harrington (Ph.D. 2016) has been selected to receive the Jacob Hirsch Fellowship from the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, for a year of study in Greece.

April 2016

JIAAW Welcomes Yannis Hamilakis
Professor Yannis Hamilakis has accepted Brown University's offer to join the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, as well as the Modern Greek Studies Program (Department of Classics), as the Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies, beginning in July of 2016.

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Joukowsky Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World. Full details can be found on our website. Application deadline was April 10, 2016.

March 2016

Dufton Awarded Deans' Faculty Fellowship
JIAAW's Andrew Dufton is one of seven Deans’ Faculty Fellows for 2016-2017, and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology at Brown University in Spring 2017, teaching ARCH 1177 "Occupy Archaeology! Interrogating Inequality, Past and Present." Congratulations, Andy!

Congratulations to Dr. Nowlin!
JIAAW's Jessica Nowlin successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Reorienting Orientalization: Intrasite Networks of Value and Consumption in Central Italy," on Wednesday, March 23rd.

Rothenberg Awarded OGE Funding
JIAAW's Miriam Rothenberg has been selected for the fifth class of Brown University's Open Graduate Education program, to pursue an MA in Earth, Environment and Planetary Sciences.

Congratulations to Dr. Gosner!
JIAAW's Linda Gosner successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Mining Matters: Rural Communities and Industrial Landscapes in Roman Iberia (3rd century CE-2nd century CE)," on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Congratulations to Dr. Harrington!
JIAAW's Katherine Harrington successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Home Economics: Domestic Production and Household Industry in Classical and Hellenistic Greece," on Friday, March 18th.

Congratulations to Dr. Vella!
JIAAW's Clive Vella successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "The Diminishing Collective: Inequality and Social Complexity in Later Central Mediterranean Prehistory," on Wednesday, March 9th.

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Joukowsky Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and the Ancient World. Full details can be found on our website. Application deadline is April 10, 2016.

February 2016

JIAAW Welcomes a Visiting Scholar
David Quixal holds a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Valencian regional government, and will be joining the Institute community through May 2016.

Vella Published in Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
JIAAW doctoral candidate Clive Vella's article, "Manipulated Connectivity in Island Isolation," is now online.

JIAAW Welcomes Two Visiting Scholars
Professors Catalina Mas-Florit and Miguel Ángel Cau Ontiveros have now joined the Joukowsky Institute community.

Andrews Receives Course Enhancement Grant
Visiting Assistant Professor Margaret Andrews was awarded a Salomon Grant by the Dean of the College, in support of her Spring course, ARCH 0525 The Other Side of Rome: Daily Life in the Roman Empire.

January 2016

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty Member
Visiting Assistant Professor Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver has now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute. She is teaching From Gilgamesh to Hektor: Heroes of the Bronze Age this spring.

Durgun Receives $5,000 Grant
Doctoral candidate Pinar Durgun was awarded the Archaeological Institute of America's Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship, in support of her project, "Places of the Dead: The Role of Landscape in the Formation of Mortuary Practices in Early Bronze Age Western Anatolia".

S'Urachi Project in the News
L'Unione Sarda shared the news that JIAAW Director Peter van Dommelen's S'Urachi project was featured during this year's AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Paulette Receives Course Enhancement Grant
Postdoctoral Fellow Tate Paulette was awarded a Salomon Grant by the Dean of the College, in support of his Spring course, ARCH 1854 Handmade: An Archaeological Exploration of Materials and Making.

December 2015

Fall/Winter Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on a bone-based collaboration between geology and archaeology, a pungent course on culinary history, and the successful completion of a Joukowsky Institute student’s doctorate, as well as two perspectives on a recent conference honoring John Cherry, and Peter van Dommelen’s thoughts on his first semester as the Director of the Joukowsky Institute.

Archaeology for the People (JIP 7) Now Available
The seventh volume in the Joukowsky Institute Publication (JIP) series, Archaeology for the People: Joukowsky Institute Perspectives, edited by John F. Cherry and Felipe Rojas, is now available from Oxbow Books.

November 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Durusu-Tanrıöver!
JIAAW's Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Experiencing the Hittite Empire in Its Borderlands," on Monday, November 30th.

September 2015

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology Margaret M. Andrews and Postdoctoral Fellow Tate Paulette have now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute.

 

 

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