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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology



Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
[email protected]

Week 2. Materiality: ethnographies of material culture.

Week 3. Problem of the fetish: towards a theory of powerful things.

Week 4. Prehistoric figurines and barbie dolls.

Week 5. Art and agency: Alfred Gell and the anthropological theory of artifacts

Week 6. Social life and cultural biography of things.

Week 7. Technology: new transdisciplinary perspectives.

Week 8. Divine things: cult practice, cult objects, performing statues.

Week 10. Ethnographies of space, place, landscape I: Houses are human

Week 11. Ethnographies of space, place, landscape II: Rock reliefs in Anatolia and Assyria