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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

Carolina López-Ruiz (Ohio State University)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 5:30pm

Carolina López-Ruiz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the Ohio State University. Her research focuses on understanding Greek culture in its broader ancient Mediterranean context, particularly looking at cultural exchanges and processes of integration and adaptation in Near Eastern and Greek interaction. She edited Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: A Sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and the Near Eastern Myths in Translation (2014) and is the author of When the Gods Were Born: Greek Cosmogonies and the Near East (2012), as well as many other publications.

Co-sponsored by Brown University's Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Mary Bachvarova (Willamette University)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 5:30pm

Mary Bachvarova is Professor of Classics and Department Chair of Classical Studies at Willamette University. She is the author of the forthcoming book, From Hittite to Homer: The Anatolian Background of Greek Epic, and co-editor of Anatolian Interfaces: Hittites, Greeks, and Their Neighbors: Proceedings of an International Conference on Cross-Cultural Interaction, Sept. 17-19, 2004, Emery University, Atlanta, GA.

Co-sponsored by Brown University's Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

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

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, 11:00 AM-3:00 pm

Come visit the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World in Rhode Island Hall. Faculty and students will be on hand to tour you through the building, as well as to show you artifacts and images, both from some of our current fieldwork (in the Caribbean, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Turkey, and Rhode Island) and from the Institute's collections.

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

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

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, 11:00 AM-3:00 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 3:00 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)

If Venice Dies
Salvatore Settis (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 7:00pm

What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? Internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Pearl of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large. Venetians are increasingly abandoning their hometown—there’s now only one resident for every 140 visitors—and Venice’s fragile fate has become emblematic of the future of historic cities everywhere as it capitulates to tourists and those who profit from them. In If Venice Dies, a fiery blend of history and cultural analysis, Settis argues that “hit-and-run” visitors are turning landmark urban settings into shopping malls and theme parks. He warns that Western civilization’s prime achievements face impending ruin from mass tourism and global cultural homogenization. This is a passionate plea to secure the soul of Venice, written with consummate authority, wide-ranging erudition and élan.

Salvatore Settis is Emeritus Professor of the History of Classical Art and Archaeology at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.

Co-sponsored Brown University's Departments of Italian Studies and History of Art and Architecture, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, and Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research.

Location TBA

Naoise Mac Sweeney (University of Leicester)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 5:30pm

Naoise Mac Sweeney is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leicester, specialising in the study of ethnicity, identity and migration. She has published widely in the fields of ancient history, archaeology, race relations, international development and peacebuilding studies, and she is the author of Community Identity and Archaeology (2011). She has also pursued her research interests through archaeological fieldwork in Turkey, in particular as part of the Kilise Tepe Archaeological Project.

Co-sponsored by Brown University's Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

(News) Stories from the Middle East: Removed Artefacts, Recycling, and the Ethical Agenda against Illicit Trade
Mirjam Brusius (Oxford University)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 5:30pm

Mirjam Brusius is a Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in the History of Photography, a post she holds in conjunction with the Bodleian Library, at Oxford University. She previously held Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard University, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. Her research addresses the intersection of modern history of science and the history of European and Islamic art. It centres on the history of photography, museums, collecting, and scientific voyages in and between Europe and the Middle East.

Co-sponsored by Brown University's Center for Middle East Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

Stephen Batiuk (University of Toronto)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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.

 

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