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Recent News and Announcements

June 2017

Antiquarianisms (JIP 8) Now Available
The eighth volume in the Joukowsky Institute Publication (JIP) series, Antiquarianisms: Contact, Conflict, Comparison, edited by Benjamin Anderson and Felipe Rojas, is available from Oxbow Books.

May 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017
JIAAW conferred six undergraduate degrees and two doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World on Sunday, May 28th, 2017. To see pictures of the ceremony, visit the Institute's Facebook album.

Archaeology Paper Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to Alex Harrison, Paul Martino, and John P. Mayer! Winning papers can be read on our website.

Spring/Summer Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on two workshops organized by the Joukowsky Institute – one in Bogotá, organized by faculty member Felipe Rojas, and another in Providence, organized by graduate students in Archaeology and Anthropology; Professor Yannis Hamilakis’s impressions of his first year at Brown University; and the successful completion of two Joukowsky Institute students’ doctorates (and three undergraduate honors theses); as well as Institute Director Peter van Dommelen’s thoughts on the many new arrivals, bittersweet departures, and activism of the Institute and our community.

April 2017

Congratulations to Dr. McBride!
JIAAW's Kathryn McBride successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "The Social Life of Coins: Local Reactions to Roman Imperialism beyond the Frontier," on Tuesday, April 11th.

Durgun Awarded Deans' Faculty Fellowship
JIAAW's Pinar Durgun is one of five Deans’ Faculty Fellows for 2017-2018, and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology at Brown University in Spring 2018. She'll be teaching a course called "Interactions with the Dead: In the Past and Present."

Plekhov Wins 2017 SAA Poster Award
Congratulations to JIAAW doctoral student Daniel Plekhov, who won this year's Society for American Archaeology Student Poster Award, with his co-author Elic M. Weitzel (University of Connecticut Anthropology), for their poster, "Contact-Period Settlement Changes in Eastern North America: A Test of the Ideal Free and Ideal Despotic Distribution Models."

Prizes for Student Papers - Deadline 5/8
JIAAW offers three prizes to honor undergraduate students who have shown great accomplishment in the study of archaeology through their writing. Submission deadline May 8, 2017 at noon.

March 2017

Special Announcement: Two Leaders in Roman Archaeology Join Forces
The Journal of Roman Archaeology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University announce a new partnership, which will consolidate and build on our respective strengths: as a primary forum for research and debate in Roman Archaeology, and as a leading center for training and research in Mediterranean Archaeology.

Reilly Cited in NY Times
New York Times author Liam Stack cites JIAAW Visiting Assistant Professor Matthew Reilly in Stack's article, "Debunking a Myth: The Irish Were Not Slaves, Too".

January 2017

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty Member
Visiting Assistant Professor J. Andrew Dufton has now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute. He is teaching Occupy Archaeology! Interrogating Inequality, Past and Present this spring.

December 2016

Petra Great Temple, Volume III Now Available
We are completely delighted to announce that Martha Sharp Joukowsky's book, Petra Great Temple, Volume III: Brown University Excavations 1993–2008, Architecture and Material Culture, is now available from Oxbow Books and Casemate Academic.

Congratulations to Dr. Dufton!
JIAAW's J. Andrew Dufton successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Works in Progress: Regional Trends and Grassroots Developments in the Cities of Roman North Africa," on Monday, December 5th.

November 2016

JIAAW Awarded Cultural Heritage Fellowship
The Cogut Center for the Humanities has awarded JIAAW and the Haffenreffer Museum funding for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage, beginning in July 2017.

JIAAW Contributes Two Articles to SAA's Journal
November's special issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice on public education programs in archaeology includes articles co-authored by JIAAW's Sarah Sharpe and Miriam Rothenberg, and by JIAAW's Jen Thum.

Thum Presents at "Research Matters"
JIAAW doctoral candidate Jen Thum was one of ten Brown University graduate students chosen from over 60 nominees to "explain why your research matters to a general audience -- in five minutes". A video of her talk, "Rocks, Drones and Instagram: The Interactive Dissertation," is now online.

Missed the Fieldwork Information Session?
For students who were unable to attend the Fieldwork Information Session, the updated handout is available for download on our Fieldwork Opportunities page.

October 2016

Grant from Cogut Center Supports Heritage Series
JIAAW was awarded a Andrew W. Mellon "Brown in the World" grant to support a visit by Professor Neil Brodie (Oxford). This visit is part of the Combating Crisis series, organized by JIAAW doctoral candidates Kathryn McBride and Emily Booker.

July 2016

JIAAW Welcomes New Faculty
Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies Yannis Hamilakis, and Postdoctoral Fellows Katherine Brunson and Sophie Moore have now joined the faculty of the Joukowsky Institute.

Bestock Promoted to Associate Professor
JIAAW is pleased to congratulate Professor Laurel Bestock, who is now Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Assyriology, with tenure.



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