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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


Week 1: January 26—Introduction: Archaeology, the ‘information age’ and the powers of a map

Week 2: February 2—Media, the message? Of artists and Antiquarians

Week 3: February 9— Or, media, the means and ends? The professionalization of archaeology


Week 4: February 16—Vision, the photographic eye and faithful witnessing

Week 5: February 23—How do we archaeologists document the material pasts? The genre of the site/landscape report.

Week 6: March 2— Enter new (emergent) media

Readings--to be assigned

Week 7: March 9—Visualizing pasts I

Week 8: March 16—Visualizing pasts II: Spatial imagery and simulation

Conference—March 16 and 17: Representing the Past: Archaeology through Image & Text

Week 9: March 23—Between seeing and listening to the material pasts

Spring recess—no class: March 24—April 1

Week 10: April 6—Chris is away

Week 11: April 13—On the issue of translation and archive.

Spring weekend—no class: April 18—22

Week 12: April 27—The politics of representation

Week 13: May 4— Media archaeology, posthuman, and biocultural futures

Week 14: May 11—Final project presentations

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