Recent News and Announcements
Congratulations to the Class of 2013
The JIAAW conferred twelve undergraduate degrees and three doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World on Sunday, May 26th, 2013. To see pictures of the ceremony, visit the Institute's Facebook page.
Gosner and Harrington Receive Workshop Funding
Doctoral students Linda Gosner and Katherine Harrington have been awarded support for their 2013-2014 Mellon Graduate Workshop, "Daily Deeds and Practiced Patterns: Approaches to Studying Daily Life and Habitual Practices in the Ancient World."
Nowlin Awarded Rome Prize
JIAAW doctoral candidate Jessica Nowlin won the Frank Brown/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in support of her dissertation, "Reorienting Orientalization: Local Consumption and Value Construction in Central Italy between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Sea".
Congratulations to Dr. Knodell!
JIAAW's Alex R. Knodell successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Small World Networks and Mediterranean Dynamics in the Euboean Gulf: An Archaeology of Complexity in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Greece," on Monday, April 15th.
Upcoming Conference on Sardinia
A conference on Punic hegemony in Sardinia and the Western Mediterranean, co-sponsored by JIAAW, will be held May 31-June 2, 2013 in Santadi, Sardinia. Additional details online.
Congratulations to Dr. Leppard!
JIAAW's Thomas P. Leppard successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles," on Monday, April 1st.
New Text by Harmanşah
JIAAW's Ömür Harmanşah has written a new book titled, Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near East, now available from Cambridge University Press.
Archaeologies of Greece Online
JIAAW's Andrew Dufton has compiled Twitter updates and photos of the conference's afternoon session on Storify. Additional photos can be viewed on JIAAW's Facebook page.
Fachard Receives Georges Perrot Medal
The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of the Institut de France awarded the Georges Perrot Medal to Sylvian Fachard for his monograph The Defense of the Territory.
Seeking Student Filmer/Editor
Wanted! Talented, reliable and inventive student, to assist in the filming, editing and production of multiple short videos for Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets. Apply online.
Ancient Pyrotechnology: Call for Abstracts
The Joukowsky Institute invites submissions for the graduate symposium, "Ancient Pyrotechnology: Materials Science Investigations into Archaeomaterials" to be held Fall 2013.
Investigating Ancient Dams in Petra
Results of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project's ground-penetrating radar survey in the 2012 season have been published in February 2013 issue of The Leading Edge.
Pilaar Birch Receives Course Enhancement Grant
Postdoctoral Fellow Suzanne Pilaar Birch was awarded a Salomon Grant by the Dean of the College, in support of her Spring course, ARCH 1775 Animals in Archaeology.
Fall/Winter Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on JIAAW's two new permanent faculty members, visiting international students and faculty, an international colloquium on issues in Mediterranean prehistory, the fifth anniversary of our film series, and the successful completion of a JIAAW student's doctorate.
Swan Joins University of Maine's Faculty
Recent JIAAW alumna Carolyn Swan (Ph.D. 2012) has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Maine, starting in January 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Urbanus!
JIAAW's Jason Urbanus successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Settlement and Space in a Provincial Landscape: The Roman Conquest of Northwest Iberia and Its Effects on the Castros Culture," on Friday, December 7th.
Animal Magnetism Logo Design Winners
Congratulations to Laura Leddy, winner of the logo design competition for the Animal Magnetism seminar, and to semi-finalists Joao Nascimento and Philip Lai. Winning logos can be viewed on the Program in Early Cultures website.
Petra in Antiquity
Clive Vella, Thomas M. Urban, Emanuela Bocancea, Christopher A. Tuttle, and Susan E. Alcock discuss the discovery of an Early Bronze Age settlement during the 2012 field season of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project.
Fachard Awarded Swiss National Science Foundation Grant
Postdoctoral Fellow Sylvian Fachard was awarded a three-year SNSF grant for his research project, "The borders of Attica. Studying the border landscape of of Greek city: archaeology and historical geography".
Alcock Appointed as Deputy VP for Research
Joukowsky Institute Director Sue Alcock is now the Deputy Vice President for Research and Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives, helping to develop proposals for Signature Academic Initiatives.
October 20 Is National Archaeology Day
JIAAW is hosting two events in honor of National Archaeology Day. And, the Archaeology Institute of America is compiling a full list of events across the country, which can be seen on their website.
New Text by Fachard
JIAAW Postdoctoral Fellow Sylvian Fachard has written a new text titled, The Defense of the Territory. Study of the Eretrian Chora and Its Fortifications, now available from the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece.
In Memoriam Natalie Boymel Kampen
Tally Kampen (former JIAAW Visiting Professor and co-director of Brown's Arts of Rome's Provinces seminar) died on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Contributions can be made in her name to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. She will be missed.
Dig Blog from Pompeii
Archaeology concentrator Catherine Teitz, a Al and Margaret Cohen American Archaeology Abroad Fellow for 2012, shares highlights from her summer excavating with The Pompeii Quadriporticus Project.
SLAM in Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
John F. Cherry, Krysta Ryzewski, and Thomas P. Leppard discuss the overall approach and initial results of the first season of the Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat project.
A Report from Greece
Archaeology concentrator and Brown International Scholar Valerie Bondura gives an update on "What it Means to Live in Greece Right Now (or 'The Persistence of the Frappé')".
Bestock Awarded ARCE Grant
Assistant Professor Laurel Bestock has received $11,885 from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt, in support of her "Conservation of Ptolemaic Coins and Statues from Abydos" project.
"Day of Archaeology 2012" on June 29th
The Day of Archaeology 2012 aims to give a window into the daily lives of archaeologists. Sign up to document your day, through any medium, for publishing on their website.
SLAM on Facebook
Have you been following the updates on Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat's 2012 season? Visit Archaeology on Montserrat's Facebook page and "like" for more SLAM news and pictures.