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Events

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

Friday, September 8th, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Field Dirt: Insider Stories and Results from Brown's 2017 Archaeological Field Seasons

Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:00PM

Professors will share the latest news from their archaeological fieldwork this summer in Greece, France, Montserrat, Mexico, Italy, and Peru.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Carl Walsh (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm

Carl Walsh, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present 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, please visit https://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Itohan Osayimwese (History of Art and Architecture, Brown University)

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm

Itohan Osayimwese, Assistant Professor in Brown University's History of Art and Architecture and current Joukowsky Institute Faculty Fellow, will present 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, please visit https://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Next Steps: Information Session on Applying to Graduate School and Searching for Jobs in Archaeology and Classics

October 2017 (DAte TBD)

A discussion, led by faculty and graduate students, for current undergraduates planning for life after Brown. We will discuss applying to graduate schools in Archaeology and Classics, as well as types of jobs students with Archaeology and Classics concentrations might consider.

View additional information on Life After Graduating from Brown with an Archaeology Degree here: https://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/undergrad/grad.html

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Community Archaeology Day and Brown University Family Weekend, I
Joukowsky Institute Open House: Archaeology in Action

Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 11:00 AM-2:00 pm

Come visit the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World in Rhode Island Hall. See ancient coins, human and animal bones, precious metals, ceramics, and other artifacts. Tour one of the oldest buildings on Brown’s campus. And talk with Brown’s archaeologists about their fieldwork all over the world!

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street

Community Archaeology Day and Brown University Family Weekend, II
Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 11:00 AM-2:00 pm

Watch Brown undergraduates digging (yes, really digging!). This year, as part of ongoing work on Brown's campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods of College Hill, students will be excavating at the nearby Moses Brown school. Stop by (with your family or on your own) any time between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to see what we're up to or try your hand at digging. All are welcome!

Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue (Excavation at the corner of Hope Street and Lloyd Avenue)

Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 6:30pm

Scott MacEachern is Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College. He specializes in African archaeology and ethnoarchaeology; and his research involves the study of state formation and ethnicity in Iron Age Central Africa. He is the Director of DGB Archaeological Project, an archaeological research project in northern Cameroon.

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Narragansett Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. For more information, visit https://aianarragansett.org.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

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

Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Start your celebration of Halloween with a free screening of the movie The Mummy (2017). See Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe battle an ancient princess (played by Sofia Boutella) awakened from a crypt -- on a giant screen, with surround sound! Followed by commentaries by Brown professors, examining the themes and historical basis of the movie.

And free popcorn! Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

Salomon Hall, Room 001

Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity

Friday, December 1st, 2017-Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

This conference will explore the transformation of Mediterranean islands with a primary focus on settlement patterns and the transformation of landscapes and mindscapes. The idea is to explore how the models of occupation of the islands changed from the Roman to the Medieval Period focusing in change and resilience, in innovation and tradition, in the creation of new settlements and the reoccupation of prehistoric sites. Synthesis on particular large islands or archipelagos will be prioritized as oral presentations by invitation only. Our overarching goal for these workshop is to foster the exchange of ideas between a small number of scholars. Papers delivered are short (20 minutes), and are intended to open up discussion of the state of the field concerning the occupation of Mediterranean islands between the Roman and the Medieval period. We also wish to emphasize the need for discussion of potential cooperative ventures, and of how things might progress in the coming years in the study of Mediterranean island systems in Late Antiquity.

Free and open to the public. No registration required. More information online at www.brown.edu/go/changeandresilience.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall

Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium
Craig Cipolla (Royal Ontario Museum), Oliver Harris (University of Leicester), and Joukowsky Institute Faculty

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 5:30pm

A discussion of current issues in archaeological theory, between Joukowsky Institute faculty members and Craig Cipolla (Royal Ontario Museum) and Oliver Harris (University of Leicester), authors of the recent book, Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium: Introducing Current Perspectives.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

State of the Field 2018:
The Archaeology of Diversity

Spring 2018

The Joukowsky Institute will convene a two-day workshop to examine and discuss issues of diversity and inclusion in archaeology. We plan to announce a Call for Papers prior to the workshop, and will share further details as they are finalized.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

 

 

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 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.

 

Past Events:

Click on the links below for past events: