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Brown Bag Talks for Spring 2016

Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Archaeothanatology - a taphonomy of ritual practice. Reconstructing mortuary practices from archaeological sources. Examples from Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe.
Liv Nilsson Stutz (Emory University)

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Liv Nilsson Stutz is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University. She is an archaeologist and a biological anthropologist with an interest in the implementation of social theory in archaeology, especially practice theory, body theory and ritual theory. Her research related to these interests has been focused in burial archaeology. She is also interested in ethics and archaeology, cultural heritage politics and identity politics, especially as manifested in the repatriation debate. Stutz is involved in field projects in Latvia and Jordan.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Currents and Commodities: How Oceanographic Effects Influenced the Prehistoric Colonization of Islands
Scott M. Fitzpatrick (University of Oregon)

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Dr. Scott M. Fitzpatrick (University of Oregon) is an archaeologist who specializes in the archaeology of island and coastal regions, particularly the Pacific and Caribbean. Much of his research focuses on colonization events, seafaring strategies, adaptations to smaller islands, exchange systems, chronometric techniques, and human impacts on ancient environments. He has active field projects in Palau (western Micronesia) and several islands in the Caribbean, including Carriacou and Mustique in the Grenadines, as well as Nevis.

This lecture is part of the Graduate International Colloquium Series entitled, "Before Mare Nostrum Redivivuum: The Place of Islands in the Mediterranean".

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Mending Stone: Confronting Vibrant Matters in New England Heritage
Craig Cipolla (Royal Ontario Museum)

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm

Craig Cipolla is Associate Curator of North American Archaeology at the Royal Ontario Museum and Director of the Mohegan Archaeological Field School (in collaboration with the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut). He will be discussing 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 http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Christopher Thornton (National Geographic Society)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Dr. Christopher Thornton is Senior Director of the Cultural Heritage Initiative, and Lead Program Officer of Research, Conservation, and Exploration at the National Geographic Society.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Jonathan Ruane (Boston University)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm

Jonathan Ruane earned his doctorate in Archaeology from Boston University in May 2015. He will be discussing 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 http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Clive Vella (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Clive Vella, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present his dissertation research in a public lecture. All are welcome.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
David Quixal Santos (Universitat de València)

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm

David Quixal Santos is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Valencia and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology. He will be discussing 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 http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Catherine Steidl (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm

Catherine Steidl, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, 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 http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Katherine Harrington (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Katherine Harrington, 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

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Linda Gosner (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Linda Gosner, 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

Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck, University of London)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Dr. Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck, University of London) is an ancient historian who works on the history and culture of the ancient Greek world from the archaic to early hellenistic periods. Her main area of research is the history of the Aegean world and its islands. Her book, entitled The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire and the Aegean World, explored both the history of the islands in the archaic and classical period, as well as the way islands were portrayed in the sources of the period. The focus was on the way islands interacted and formed networks through maritime communications.

This lecture is part of the Graduate International Colloquium Series entitled, "Before Mare Nostrum Redivivuum: The Place of Islands in the Mediterranean".

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Pinar Durgun (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm

Pinar Durgun, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, 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 http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Jessica Nowlin (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Jessica Nowlin, 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

Presentation of Dissertation Research:
Emanuela Bocancea (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Emanuela Bocancea, 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

The Great Pompeii Project: New Life for the Dead City
Massimo Osanna (Soprintendenza Speciale Beni Archaeologici Pompei Ercolano Stabia)

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Massimo Osanna is Superintendent of the Archaeological Site of Pompeii and Special Superintendence for Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, in Italy's Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism. He is also Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Basilicata (Potenza/Matera).

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Family Time: Weaving Networks of Women in the Ancient Greek World
Lin Foxhall (University of Leicester)

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 at 5:30 pm

Lin Foxhall is Professor of Greek Archaeology and History in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. She has also held posts at Oxford University and University College London. She is the lead on the major Tracing Networks Project funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is co-director to the Bova Marina project in southern Italy. Since the academic year 2012-13 she has been Head of School for the University of Leicester's School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Social Meanings of Fortified Landscape in the Iberian Iron Age
Ignasi Grau Mira (Universitat d'Alacant)

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00 pm

Ignasi Grau Mira is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology in the Department of Prehistory, Archaeology, Ancient History, Greek Philology and Latin Philology at the University of Alicante in Spain. He 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 http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Archaeology and Futurity

Thursday, April 14th–Friday, April 15th, 2016

In a particularly troubling academic climate that is witnessing departmental amalgamation and a relative dearth in full-time faculty hires, how does the discipline of archaeology envision its future? What is its role beyond the walls of the academy? Should archaeology be useful and, if so, for what purposes? This conference addresses archaeology’s potential role in contributing to pressing world problems including climate change, economic inequality, human rights, neocolonialism, and militarism.

This conference also seeks to address how futurity plays a role in how archaeologists confront the past in the present. Through a departure from linear time, this conference will explore alternative notions of time, material vestiges of the past in the present, and embodied experiences that transcend temporalities. If we accept that archaeology is a discipline about the present, how are we to think about time and futurity?

Keynote:
Laurent Olivier (National Museum of Archaeology at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France)

Closing Plenary:
Cornelius Holtorf (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Session Participants:

Laura McAtackney (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Uzma Rizvi (Pratt University, New York City, NY)
Chris Witmore (Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX)
Shannon Novak (Syracuse University, NY)
Krysta Ryzewski (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI)
Dimitris Papadopoulos (Columbia University, New York City, NY)
Bob Preucel (Brown University, Providence, RI)
Francois Richard (University of Chicago, IL)
LouAnn Wurst (Michigan Technical University, MI)
Yannis Hamilakis (Southampton University, UK)

Free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108, and List Art Building

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Sea, Wall, Camp: Architecture and the Migration Crisis in Europe
Itohan Osayimwese (History of Art and Architecture, Brown University)

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm

Itohan Osayimwese, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture 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 http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

The Phoenicians at the World’s Ends: The Formation of Mediterranean Civilization as Seen from the Island of Motya in Sicily
Lorenzo Nigro (“La Sapienza” University in Rome)

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Fourteen seasons of excavations at Motya (2002-2015) revealed traces of the earliest Levantine and Phoenician habitation of the central Mediterranean, bringing to light the formative phase of Phoenician expansion to the West. The discovery of Building C8 and a series of wells in the earliest settlement, matched with other recent finds in the Iberian Peninsula (Cadiz), North Africa (Utica, Carthage) and Sardinia (Sulky) have significantly transformed the history of the 2nd and1st millennium BC Mediterranean. Examining the sea routes across the Mediterranean may help disentangle the intricate roots of our civilization—or suggest that a multicultural/ethnical approach is better for studying the historical scenario of the earliest centuries of the 1st millennium BC, when this enclosed sea became a melting pot for peoples and cultures.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Archaeology and the Ancient World Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Following the ceremony on Brown's Main Green.

Rhode Island Hall

The Archaeology of Egypt: State of the Field 2016

Friday, September 23rd-Saturday, September 24th, 2016

The Archaeology of Egypt: State of the Field 2016 is a two-day workshop, focusing with the ways in which boundaries are being broken in Egyptian archaeology -- temporally, geographically, methodologically, and politically. This workshop is meant to highlight the ways in which the field is still struggling in each area, how it can improve, and why it needs to do so.

Keynote:
Stuart Tyson Smith

Session Participants:

Elizabeth Bolman
Pearce Paul Creasman
Monica Hanna
Gregory Marouard
Gerry Scott
Neal Spencer
Josef Wegner
Willeke Wendrich

Full schedule available at http://brown.edu/go/egypt2016

Free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108, and List Art Building

 

 

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:

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