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Architecture and Memory
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Course description and objectives
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Weekly Schedule

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Who we are

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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology

 

 

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu

Week 1. (January 22) Introduction

Thursday The architecture of remembering: overview of the semester.


Week 2. (January 27-29) MOVE: Embattled sites of history and trauma

Tuesday Lecture: Buildings that tell the story: ancient, medieval and modern...

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Thursday Discussion: MOVE: site of trauma and memory

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Week 3. (February 3-5) Modern Cult of Monuments and Memorials

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Week 4. (February 10-12) Sharing the past: Collective memory:

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February 14-17 Long-weekend

Week 5. (February 19) Archaeologies of Memory: Presence of the Past:

No class on Tuesday (Long weekend)

Thursday: Short Paper Assignment 1 due

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Week 6. (February 24-26) Babylonian archaeologists of the Mesopotamian past

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Week 7. (March 3-5) Landscapes of Greece: monuments and memorable places

Guest: Sue Alcock

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Week 8. (March 10-12) Iconoclasm: destruction as performance of memory.

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Week 9. (March 17-19) Memory of stones: technology, materials and the weathering of buildings

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March 21-29 Spring break


Week 10. (March 31-April 2) Spolia: use, re-use and abuse of the architectural fragment from Byzantium to Berlin wall

Guest: Sheila Bonde

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Week 11. (April 7-9) Ruins: abandoned places, haunted memories

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Week 12. (April 14-16) Ayodhya: the contested place of memory, history, identity, violence

Thursday: Short Paper assignment 2 due

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Week 13. (April 21-23) Cities of memory, urban space and heritage: the case of post-civil war Beirut

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Week 14. (April 28) Architecture of Memory: wrap-up discussion


Final exam: May 11, Monday 9 am Wilson Hall 101 (assigned by the Registrar).