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News and Announcements

May 2011

Spring/Summer Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online. To receive the next issue by mail or email, please join our mailing list.

Archaeology Paper Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to Cecilia Bahamón, Peter Johnson, Kirstin Krusell! Winning papers can be read here. The deadline for the next paper prize competition will be in May 2012.

Congratulations to the Class of 2011
The JIAAW conferred sixteen undergraduate degrees and one doctorate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, and an M.A. in Old World Archaeology in Art on Sunday, May 29th, 2011.

Congratulations to Danielle Candelora and Morgan Li
Dani and Morgan, concentrators in Archaeology and the Ancient World, were elected to membership in the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa.

Durusu-Tanriover Awarded Fulbright
JIAAW doctoral student Muge Durusu-Tanriover was awarded an additional year of Fulbright funding by the Institute of International Education, to support her continued studies at Brown.

Arts of Rome's Provinces
Participants in Brown's Arts of Rome's Provinces seminar, funded by the Getty Foundation, are traveling in Oxford, Newcastle, and London this May.

April 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Feldman Weiss!
Cecelia Feldman Weiss successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Living Fluidly: The Uses and Meanings of Water in Asia Minor (2nd c. BCE–2nd c. CE)," on Friday, April 15th.

Bocancea Awarded SHRC Fellowship
JIAAW student Emanuela Bocancea was awarded a 2-year Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada!

Herringer Awarded NSF Fellowship
Doctoral student Susan Herringer (Engineering/Archaeology) will receive a 3-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her project, "Materials Science versus Archaeology: Are We Talking Strength or Toughness?"

March 2011

Smith Wins 2011 SAA Student Poster Award
Doctoral student Alexander Smith was honored by the Society for American Archaeology for his poster, “The Metallurgy of Iron Mine Hill: The Use of Cumberlandite in Colonial Iron Artifacts from Rhode Island."

Murphy Awarded Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship
Doctoral student Elizabeth Murphy has been selected for a one-year fellowship for her project, "The Social Lives of Production: Analyzing Material from Excavations in the Artisanal Workshops of Roman Sagalassos, Turkey".

Anderson Appointed Curator at Harvard Art Museums
Dr. Lisa Anderson '09 (Ph.D., Archaeology and the Ancient World) has been named Frederick Randolph Grace Assistant Curator of Ancient Art in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art.

Craft Awarded Summer Fellowship
Doctoral student Sarah Craft will be a Summer Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, where she will pursue research on travel infrastructure in Byzantine Anatolia.

February 2011

Alcock Awarded Loeb Grant
JIAAW Director Sue Alcock has been awarded $20,000 by the Loeb Classical Library Foundation in support of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project.

Bestock Receives Salomon Research Award
Assistant Professor Laurel Bestock has received a $15,020 Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award for the Brown University Abydos Project.

Marston Receives ECI Funding
Postdoctoral Fellow Mac Marston has been awarded a grant from the Environmental Change Initiative to form a new working group, Human Presence in Coastal Ecosystems and Paleoenvironments.

Bestock Interviewed About Egypt
Assistant Professor Laurel Bestock was interviewed by Channel 10 news about the current unrest in Egypt.

Straughn Featured in "Teaching with the News"
JIAAW faculty member Ian Straughn collaborated with Brown's Watson Institute to produce teaching materials about "Egypt's Uprising".

January 2011

Panel Addresses Middle East Protests
JIAAW faculty members Ian Straughn and Laurel Bestock were part of a panel convened by the Watson Institute to discuss the Middle East.

December 2010

Fall Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online. To receive the next issue by mail or email, please join our mailing list.

Guatemalan Tomb One of Top Discoveries of 2010
Archaeology magazine named the discovery of a royal tomb in Guatemala by a team led by Professor Stephen Houston one of the “Top Discoveries of 2010."

Rhode Island Hall Enters Google Earth
Lynn Carlson recently posted a Google Earth SketchUp File of RI Hall on the Institute's Facebook page -- once again proving that she deserves her recent Excellence Award!

Study in Rome This Summer
Brown Continuing Education is offering the course, "Art, Archaeology and Civic Life", in Rome from June 12 to July 14, 2011 -- for current undergraduates from any university or college.

Missed the Fieldwork Meeting?
If you weren't able to come to the fieldwork information meeting, don't worry. This handout has most of the information you need to find fieldwork this summer.

November 2010

Welcome to Dr. Susanne Moraw
Dr. Moraw has been awarded the AIA/DAI Fellowship for Study in the U.S., and will be at JIAAW through December.

Recent Publications Now Online
Information on articles and books by JIAAW faculty and students is now available in the Publications section of this website.

October 2010

"Arts of Rome's Provinces" Applications Due 11/1
Applications for the Getty Foundation Institute, which will travel to Great Britain in May 2011 and to Greece in January 2012, were due on November 1st.

BDH Highlights ARCH 1900's Excavation
The Brown Daily Herald interviewed Postdoctoral Fellow Krysta Ryzewski and students of Archaeology of College Hill about their dig at the John Brown House.

Sekedat Awarded NSF Grant
JIAAW doctoral candidate Bradley Sekedat has received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. Congratulations, Brad!

Family Weekend Events
JIAAW organized three opportunities on Saturday, October 23rd, to give families, students, and the community a hands-on view of archaeology in action.

Amherst Honors Holloway
The Classics Department at Amherst College dedicated its Classics Reading Room to Professor Emeritus R. Ross Holloway on Friday, October 15.

Middle School Students Dig in to Archaeology
Postdoctoral Fellow Allison Davis visited Paul Cuffee middle school on October 8th to talk about her research in Cusco, Peru.

BDH Features LEED Gold Certification for RI Hall
The Brown Daily Herald interviewed JIAAW Director Sue Alcock and Rhode Island Hall's architect Nick Winton regarding JIAAW's environmentally friendly building.

BDH Announces Partners for a New Beginning
The Brown Daily Herald interviewed JIAAW Director Sue Alcock about her leadership role in the Heritage As Bridge project, part of Brown's involvement in Partners for a New Beginning.

September 2010

JIAAW Leads "Heritage As Bridge" Project
HAB has been selected as an inaugural project of Partners for a New Beginning (PNB), a new partnership between the Aspen Institute and the U.S. State Department.

Zachariah Allen Award presented to Joukowskys
Artemis and Martha Sharp Joukowsky have received the inaugural Zachariah Allen Award for their commitment and service to the Faculty Club.

RI Hall Awarded Brown's First LEED Gold
Rhode Island Hall has become the first building at Brown to receive gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

July 2010

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Jeffrey Becker, Allison Davis, Kevin Fisher, Mac Marston, and Meg Watters have joined the faculty of the Institute for the coming academic year.

Brown Team Discovers Royal Tomb in Guatemala
A team of archaeologists led by Stephen Houston found a Mayan tomb, filled with materials that have been preserved for approximately 1,600 years. This major find is featured in National Geographic News, the Providence Journal, Science Daily, Archaeology Magazine, and others.

June 2010

Bryn Mawr Classical Review Praises JIP I and JIAAW
Catalin Pavel writes, "This impressive publication is good news is because it is the first in a new series of monographs from Brown University's Joukowsky Institute, one of the leading institutions in the world of archaeological research."


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