Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
Students are expected to do weekly readings regularly and comprehensively, and contribute to seminar discussions. They will be occasionally asked to volunteer for short presentations in class on selected articles, topics or a specific body of archaeological/textual material. In the first half of the semester, the written tasks will involve a series of brief response papers in relation to our theoretical discussions during the seminars. In the second half, students will focus on their research project. There will be no exams. Grading will be based on class participation (30%), class presentations (10%), response papers (20%), research project (40%).
Research project The students will choose a research topic in collaboration with the instructor and turn it into a project. The project should involve an analytical and critical discussion of a theoretical approach and its application to an archaeological case study, relevant to our seminar discussions on body, performance and architectural space. The main aim in the research project is the bridge the apparent gap between theoretical discussions in archaeology and the material evidence. The research project’s presentations will include a 15-20 min class presentation of the project, a 4-5 page draft (to be submitted on the day of the presentation) and a 12-20 page final paper.