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Globalising the Mediterranean Iron Age
Tamar Hodos (University of Bristol)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 5:30pm

Tamar Hodos is a Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Bristol. She is a specialist in the archaeology of the Mediterranean's Iron Age, a period that extends between c.1200-c.600 BCE, with particular interest in the impact of colonization, and the construction and expression of social identities. She is currently collaborating with the British Museum on a project that explores the role of luxury objects as expressions of status, power and authority in the first millennium BCE wider Mediterranean. The project seeks to understand the creation, circulation, use and purpose of luxury objects within a cross-cultural framework that examines how luxuries transcend cultural differences in Iron Age societies; an early example of globalization.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Manipulating Luxury? Understanding the Production and Distribution of Decorated Ancient Ostrich Eggs
Tamar Hodos (University of Bristol)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 12:00pm

Tamar Hodos, Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Bristol, 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/.

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The Theft and Trafficking of Cultural Objects from Syria
Neil Brodie (Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa, University of Oxford)

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 5:30pm

Neil Brodie is a Senior Research Fellow on the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project at the University of Oxford.

Brodie is an archaeologist by training, and has held positions at the British School at Athens, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, where he was Research Director of the Illicit Antiquities Research Centre, Stanford University’s Archaeology Center, and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. He has worked on archaeological projects in the United Kingdom, Greece and Jordan, and continues to work in Greece.

He has been researching the illicit trade in cultural objects since 1997. He was co-author (with Jennifer Doole and Peter Watson) of the report Stealing History, commissioned by the Museums Association and ICOM-UK to advise upon the illicit trade in cultural material. He also co-edited Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade (with Morag Kersel, Christina Luke and Kathryn Walker Tubb, 2006), Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology (with Kathryn Walker Tubb, 2002), and Trade in Illicit Antiquities: The Destruction of the World’s Archaeological Heritage (with Jennifer Doole and Colin Renfrew, 2001).

Brodie's visit is part of the year-long series, "Combating Crisis: New Responses to Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Middle East," sponsored by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, in collaboration with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the Cogut Center for Humanities, and the Program in Middle East Studies.

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Migrant Materialities: From Greek Village to Greektown USA
Kostis Kourelis (Franklin & Marshall College)

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 5:30pm

Kostis Kourelis is Associate Professor of Art History at Franklin & Marshall College. Dr. Kourelis is an architectural historian specializing in archaeology, historic preservation, and architectural theory. His research also includes Byzantine studies, urbanism, modern Greek studies, and cultural studies.

This lecture is part of the "Materiality of Migration" series and is co-sponsored by Brown University's Modern Greek Studies Program and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

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Princely Sites: Landscapes and a View from Above (Landscape Archaeological Approaches to Celtic Sites in Southern Germany)
Axel Posluschny (Keltenwelt am Glauberg)

Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 5:30pm

Axel Posluschny is the Head of the Research Centre of the Keltenwelt am Glauberg (World of the Celts at the Glauberg) in Germany and a Visiting Scholar in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology. His work focuses on landscape archaeology, settlement archaeology, remote sensing, and other surveying techniques. He has been involved in the Fürstensitze & Umland project using geophysics and LiDAR scans to understand Iron Age landscapes in Europe, and more recently has played a leading role in the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe project which aims for better use and appreciation of landscape archaeology tools like geophysics, aerial archaeology, satellite imagery, and LiDAR.

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Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Kathryn McBride (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 12:00pm

Kathryn McBride, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present her dissertation research in a public lecture. All are welcome.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Samantha Lash (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 12:00pm

Samantha Lash, doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, 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/.

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Leave No Trace? Materiality, Temporality, and Visual Culture at the Gateway to Europe
Isabella Alexander (Emory University)

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 5:30pm

Opening with a clip from her latest documentary film, The Burning: An Untold Story from the Other Side of the Migrant Crisis, Dr. Isabella Alexander (Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Emory University) will draw on multiple years of ethnographic research at one of the world’s most trafficked borders to discuss the current migrant and refugee “crisis” from the marginalized perspective of those who remain trapped on the periphery to the E.U. in Morocco’s sprawling forest camps. Incorporating images from the illicit makeshift encampments that house hundreds of thousands of men, women, and unaccompanied minors who have journeyed from western and central Africa to reach the final border to Europe, this talk will center on the study of materiality in relation to modern migrations. As both a researcher and a documentary filmmaker, Dr. Alexander will raise critical questions about participation, representation, and the possibilities and limitations of community-filmmaking techniques. How must we adapt the foundational concepts of liminality and belonging in the face of new migrations, and what role can anthropology play in doing so?

This lecture is part of the "Materiality of Migration" series and is co-sponsored by Brown University's Modern Greek Studies Program and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

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North East Graduate Archaeology Workshop

Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 10:30am-5:15pm

The graduate students of the Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World will be holding a graduate student workshop on April 15th, with the aim of encouraging dialogue between students, exchanging ideas, developing networks, and collaborating in the sharing of resources. The structure of the workshop will be very informal. This workshop is free, but preregistration is required. To RSVP and for questions please email: negaw17brown@gmail.com

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Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Understanding Shades of Grey: Recent Work on the Architecture of the Chalcolithic Çatalhöyük West Mound
Jana Anvari (Flinders University)

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 12:00pm

Jana Anvari recently finished her PhD at Flinders University and will present her in-progress work on house use lives and building materials of the latest levels at Neolithic site Çatalhöyük in Turkey. 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/.

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Morag Kersel (DePaul University)

Friday, April 21st, 2017

A lecture by Dr. Morag Kersel (DePaul University) on new approaches and reactions to cultural heritage preservation in the Middle East.

This is the final event in the series, "Combating Crisis: New Responses to Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Middle East," sponsored by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, in collaboration with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the Cogut Center for Humanities, and the Program in Middle East Studies.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Basque Whaling Technology Transference during 16th and 17th Centuries
Sergio Escribano Ruiz (University of the Basque Country)

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 12:00pm

Sergio Escribano Ruiz is a Professor in Geography, Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of the Basque Country and 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

Materiality and the Missing Migrant: The Work of the Colibri Center for Human Rights
Chelsea Halstead (Colibrí Center for Human Rights)

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 5:30pm

Chelsea Halstead is the Program Manager for the Colibrí Center for Human Rights and heads Colibrí’s Family Advocacy program, speaking with families to collect information on missing persons and making case matches by comparing reports to forensic data. Chelsea also works to build relationships between Colibrí and various partners across the region.

This lecture is part of the "Materiality of Migration" series and is co-sponsored by Brown University's Modern Greek Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

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Archaeology DUG's End of the Year Social

April 2017 (preceding the thesis presentations)

The Archaeology & the Ancient World DUG will be hosting a social at 3:30 pm in Rhode Island Hall. All Archaeology concentrators, as well as all those interested in archaeology and the ancient world, are welcome to attend. It's a wonderful chance to engage with others who share a love of archaeology! Refreshments will be served!

Sponsored by the Archaeology Departmental Undergraduate Group

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Presentations of Senior Thesis Research in Archaeology and the Ancient World

April 2017 (following the DUG social)

Senior concentrators in Archaeology and the Ancient World will share their thesis research in a series of 10-minute presentations.

This event is open to the public, and all are welcome!

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Archaeology and the Ancient World Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Following the ceremony on Brown's Main Green.

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Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Island Systems in Late Antiquity

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

The 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.

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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.

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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.

 

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