Below is a listing of courses taught by Joukowsky Institute permanent faculty, arranged by instructor name. Listings of current and past courses, often including websites and syllabi, can also be viewed by year or by course title. The All Courses ​page shows titles and brief descriptions for the full Archaeology and the Ancient World course catalog, which includes all classes ever taught by Joukowsky Institute or Old World Archaeology and Art faculty, as well as cross-listed courses taught by our colleagues in other departments -- arranged by course number.

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Laurel Bestock
John F. Cherry
Yannis Hamilakis
Candace Rice
Felipe Rojas
Peter van Dommelen

Laurel Bestock:

2021-2022

Spring 2022:
ARCH 1635   The Great Heresy: Egypt in the Amarna Age

Fall 2021: 
ARCH 0100  Field Archaeology in the Ancient World 
EGYT 1430  History of Egypt I

2020-2021

Summer 2021:
ARCH 0150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art

Fall 2020: 
ARCH 2710 The Archaeology of Nubia and Egypt

2019-2020

Spring 2020:
ARCH 2740  Social Life in Ancient Egypt

Fall 2019: 
ARCH 0100  Field Archaeology in the Ancient World 
EGYT 1430  History of Egypt I

2018-2019

Spring 2019:
On leave

Fall 2018:
HMAN 1973M  Art, Secrecy, and Invisibility in Ancient Egypt

2017-2018

Spring 2018:
ARCH 1630 Fighting Pharaohs: Ancient Egyptian Warfare
ARCH 2725  The Making of Egypt

Fall 2017:
ARCH 0100 Field Archaeology in the Ancient World
EGYT 1430 History of Egypt I

2016-2017

Spring 2017:
ARCH 666 Cult Archaeology: Fantastic Frauds and Meaningful Myths of the Past
EGYT 1510 Ancient Egyptian Art II

Fall 2016:
ARCH 0150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH 2710 The Archaeology of Nubia and Egypt

2015-2016

Spring 2016:
ARCH 1625 Temples and Tombs: Egyptian Religion and Culture
EGYT 2900 Egyptian Art in New England Museums

Fall 2015:
ARCH 0100 Field Archaeology in the Ancient World
EGYT 1430 History of Egypt I

2014-2015

Spring 2015:
ARCH 1635 The Great Heresy: Egypt in the Amarna Age
EGYT 2850 Images, Ideology, and Egyptian Warfare

Fall 2014:
ARCH 0150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH 1840 Ceramic Analysis for Archaeology

2013-2014

Fall 2013:
ARCH 0150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH 2740 Social Life in Ancient Egypt

Spring 2014:
EGYT 1430 History of Egypt I
ARCH 1630 Fighting Pharaohs: Ancient Egyptian Warfare

2012-2013
On leave

2011-2012

Spring 2012:
ARCH 150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH 2710 The Archaeology of Nubia and Egypt

Fall 2011:
ARCH 0100 Field Archaeology in the Ancient World
EGYT 1430 History of Egypt I

2010-2011

Spring 2011:
EGYT 1500 Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture
ARCH 1635 The Great Heresy: Egypt in the Amarna Age

Fall 2010:
On leave

2009-2010

Spring 2010:
EGYT 1430 History of Egypt I
ARCH 1630 Fighting Pharaohs: Ancient Egyptian Warfare

Fall 2009:
ARCH 150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH 2105 Ceramic Analysis for Archaeology

2008-2009

Spring 2009:
EGYT 1510 Ancient Egyptian Art II
ARCH 1625 Temples and Tombs: Egyptian Religion and Culture

Fall 2008:
ARCH 150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
EGYT 2510 Social Life in Ancient Egypt

John F. Cherry:

2020-2021

Spring 2021:
CLAS 0210 O Sport in the Ancient Greek World
ARCH 2240 Key Issues in Mediterranean Prehistory

Fall 2020: 
On leave

2019-2020

Spring 2020:
On leave

Fall 2019: 
CLAS 0810A  Alexander the Great and the Alexander Tradition
ARCH 2250  Island Archaeology in the Mediterranean

2018-2019

Spring 2019:
On leave

Fall 2018:
CLAS 1120Q   The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
ARCH 2020E  Economy and Trade in the Later Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean 

2017-2018

Spring 2018:
ARCH 1175 Archaeology Matters! Past Perspectives on Modern Problems

Fall 2017:
CLAS 0210 O Sport in the Ancient Greek World
ARCH 2010B Approaches to Archaeological Survey in the Old World

2016-2017

Spring 2017:
CLAS 0810A Alexander the Great and the Alexander Tradition

Fall 2016:
CLAS 0210L Who Owns the Classical Past?
ARCH 2240 Key Issues in Mediterranean Prehistory

2015-2016

Spring 2016:
ARCH 2250 Island Archaeology in the Mediterranean

Fall 2015:
CLAS 1120Q The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
ARCH 2010G Ethical Issues in Archaeology

2014-2015

Spring 2015:
CLAS 0210 O Sport in the Ancient Greek World
ARCH 2020E Economy and Trade in the Later Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean

Fall 2014:
CLAS 0810A Alexander the Great and the Alexander Tradition
ARCH 2010B Approaches to Archaeological Survey in the Old World

2013-2014

Spring 2014:
ARCH 1707 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (CLAS 1120Q)
ARCH 2295 State Formation in the Prehistoric Aegean

Fall 2013:
On leave

2012-2013

Spring 2013:
On leave

Fall 2012:
ARCH 1551 Who Owns the Classical Past? (CLAS 1120 O)
ARCH 2240 Key Issues in Mediterranean Prehistory

2011-2012

Spring 2012:
ARCH 1707 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (CLAS 1120Q)
ARCH 2010G Ethical Issues in Archaeology

Fall 2011:
ARCH 0201 Sport in the Ancient Greek World
ARCH 1050 Old World and New World Perspectives in Archaeology

2010-2011

Spring 2011:
ARCH 0801 Alexander the Great and the Alexander Tradition (CLAS 0810A)
ARCH 2250 Island Archaeology in the Mediterranean

Fall 2010:
ARCH 0201L Who Owns the Classical Past? (CLAS 0210 L)
ARCH 2020E Economy and Trade in the Later Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean

2009-2010

Spring 2010:
ARCH 0201 Sport in the Ancient Greek World
ARCH 1050 Old World and New World Perspectives in Archaeology

Fall 2009:
ARCH 801 / CLAS 810A Alexander the Great and the Alexander Tradition
ARCH 2010B Approaches to Archaeological Survey in the Old World

2008-2009

Spring 2009:
CLAS 0210L Who Owns the Classical Past?
ARCH 2350 Archaeology of the Caucasus

Fall 2008:
On leave

2007-2008

Spring 2008:
ARCH 0200  Sport in the Ancient Greek World
ARCH 2250 Island Archaeology in the Mediterranean 

Fall 2007:
On leave

2006-2007

Spring 2007:
AE0155 Who Owns the Classical Past? 
AE0202 Economy & Trade in the Later Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean

Fall 2006:
AE0080 Alexander the Great & the Alexander Tradition
AE0201 S01 Approaches to Archaeological Survey in the Old World

Yannis Hamilakis:

 

2021-2022

Spring 2022:
MGRK 1210 A Migration Crisis? Displacement, Materiality, and Experience
HMAN 2401M  Decolonial Matters: Thinking from the South 

Fall 2021: 
ARCH 1670  The Beginning of the End? Neolithic "Revolutions" and the Shaping of the Modern World

2020-2021

Spring 2021:
On leave

Fall 2020: 
On leave

2019-2020

Spring 2020:
ARCH 2184  Material Culture and the Bodily Senses: Past and Present

Fall 2019: 
ARCH 0770  Archaeology of Eating and Drinking 
MGRK 1220  Decolonizing Classical Antiquity: White Nationalism, Colonialism, and Ancient Material Heritage

2018-2019

Spring 2019:
ARCH 1670  The Beginning of the End? Neolithic "Revolutions" and the Shaping of the Modern World  
MGRK 1210  A Migration Crisis? Displacement, Materiality, and Experience

Fall 2018:
ARCH 1178  Archaeology and Social Justice: Un-disciplining the Past, Changing the Present

2017-2018

Spring 2018:
On leave

Fall 2017:
MGRK 1220 Decolonizing Classical Antiquity: White Nationalism, Colonialism, and Ancient Material Heritage
ARCH 2184 Material Culture and the Bodily Senses: Past and Present

2016-2017

Spring 2017:
ARCH 1546 The Monuments Men: Embedded Scholars and the Military-Archaeology Complex
MGRK 1210 A Migration Crisis? Displacement, Materiality, and Experience

Fall 2016:
ARCH 2153 Archaeological Ethnography: A Multi-Temporal Contact Zone

Candace Rice:

 

2021-2022

Spring 2022:
ARCH 0520  Roman Archaeology and Art 
ARCH 2000  Graduate seminar TBA

2020-2021

Spring 2021:
ARCH 2228 Prosperity in Antiquity

Fall 2020: 
ARCH 0526 Behind Closed Doors? Domestic Life in the Roman World
CLAS 1441 Merchants, Trade, and Commerce in the Roman World

2019-2020

Spring 2020:
ARCH 0520  Roman Archaeology and Art  

Fall 2019: 
ARCH 2625  Broken Pots to GDP: Economies of the Roman World  

Felipe Rojas:

 

2021-2022

Spring 2022:
ARCH 1830  Fake! History of the Inauthentic
ARCH 2000  Philosophy of Archaeology

Fall 2021: 
ANTH 1820  Lost Languages 

2020-2021

Summer 2021:
ASYR 0310 Thunder-gods and Dragon-slayers: Mythology + Cultural Contact - Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

Spring 2021: 
ARCH 1025 Greece-Egypt-Anatolia-Mesopotamia: Transcultural Interactions in the Ancient World
ARCH 1712 Ruins: Cross-cultural Understandings of the Material Traces of the Past

2019-2020

Spring 2020:
On leave

Fall 2019: 
ARCH 0303  tiny: Miniature Might and Meaning
ARCH 1890  Lost Languages

2018-2019

Spring 2019:
ARCH 1475  Petra: Ancient Wonder, Modern Challenge 
ARCH 2156  Other Pasts: Alternative Ontologies in the Study of What Was 

Fall 2018:
ARCH 1837  The Origins of Things: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Early Human Worlds 

2017-2018

Spring 2018:
ARCH 2115 Ancient Mediterranean Scripts: Origins, Contact, Obsolescence
ASYR 2900 Introduction to Hittite Language and Literature

Fall 2017:
HMAN 0900B Fake: A History of the Inauthentic

2016-2017

Spring 2017:
ARCH 1830 Fake! History of the Inauthentic
ARCH 2475 The World in Stone: Rock-cut Monuments in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

Fall 2016:
ARCH 0030 Art in Antiquity: An Introduction
ASYR 0310 Thunder-gods and Dragon-slayers: Mythology + Cultural Contact - Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

2015-2016

On leave

2014-2015

Spring 2015:
ARCH 1835 Inventing the Past: Amulets, Heirlooms, Monuments, Landscapes
AWAS 2910 Readings in Hittite Language and Literature

Fall 2014:
ARCH 0220 Fake! History of the Inauthentic

2013-2014

Spring 2014:
ARCH 0365 Byzantium-Constantinople-Istanbul: A City in Deep Time
ARCH 2185 Sensing Antiquity: New Approaches to Ancient Aesthetics and Sensoria

Fall 2013:
ARCH 1234 Lost Languages: The Decipherment and Study of Ancient Writing Systems (ANTH 1820)
ARCH 1715 Building Big! Supersized Architectural and Engineering Structures From Antiquity

2012-2013

Spring 2013:
ARCH 2335 In the Wake of Empire: Anatolia after the Hittites, before Alexander
AWAS 2900 Introduction to Hittite Language and Literature

Fall 2012:
ARCH 1835 Inventing the Past: Amulets, Heirlooms, Monuments, Landscapes

2011-2012

Spring 2012:
ARCH 1715 Building Big! Supersized Architectural and Engineering Structures From Antiquity

Fall 2011:
ARCH 2165 The “Second Sophistic”: Archaeological and Literary Approaches

Peter van Dommelen

 

2021-2022

Spring 2022:
ANTH 1145  Bandits and Barbarians: Exploring Subaltern Resilience and State Power 

Fall 2021: 
ARCH 0230  Myriad Mediterraneans: Archaeology, Representation and Decolonization 

2020-2021

Spring 2021:
On leave

Fall 2020: 
ARCH 2245 Rural Landscapes and Peasant Communities in the Mediterranean

2019-2020

Spring 2020:
ARCH 2105  Ceramic Analysis for Archaeology 

Fall 2019: 
ARCH 0530  Hannibal ad Portas! Fact and Fiction on Carthage and the Punic World 

2018-2019

Spring 2019:
ANTH 1126  Ethnographies of Heritage: Community and Landscape of the Mediterranean and Beyond

Fall 2018:
ARCH 2630  Global Romans and Indigenous Persistence 

2017-2018

Spring 2018:
ARCH 2102  Postcolonial Matters: Material Culture between Colonialism and Globalizatio​n

Fall 2017:
ARCH 0415  Of Chiefs, Princesses and Warriors: Exploring Different Iron Ages

2016-2017

Fall 2016:
ANTH 1145  Bandits and Barbarians: Exploring Subaltern Resilience and State Power

Spring 2017:
ARCH 2105  Ceramic Analysis for Archaeology

2015-2016

Fall 2015:
ARCH 2245  Rural Landscapes and Peasant Communities in the Mediterranean

Spring 2016:
ARCH 1155  Cities, Colonies and Global Networks in the Western Mediterranean

2014-2015

Fall 2014:
ARCH 0725  Great Migrations: Mobility, Displacement and Material Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean
ANTH 1126  Archeological Ethnographies: Heritage and Community in the Mediterranean

Spring 2015:
ARCH 0530  Hannibal ad Portas! Fact and Fiction on Carthage and the Punic World
ARCH 2157  Subaltern Communities: Archaeological Perspectives Beyond Domination and Resistance

2013-2014

Fall 2013:
ANTH 0066T  Postcolonial Matters: Material Culture between Colonialism and Globalization
ARCH 1680  Exploring Different Iron Ages: Of Chiefs, Princesses and Warriors

Spring 2014:
ARCH 2230  Material Networks: Migration and Trade in the Ancient West Mediterranean

2012-2013

Fall 2012:
ARCH 2245  Rural Landscapes and Peasant Communities in the Mediterranean

Spring 2013:
ARCH 0530  Hannibal ad Portas! Fact and Fiction on Carthage and the Punic World
ARCH 1155  Cities, Colonies and Global Networks in the Western Mediterranean