• A fundamental dimension of divine essence in ancient Mediterranean beliefs is the radiance of divine beings. How was it experienced in ritual practice? And how did space, natural or artificial, condition modes of interaction with the divine?

    Athanasios Papalexandrou is Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his PhD from Princeton University focusing on the ritual dimensions of Early Greek figurative art. Prior to teaching at The University of Texas at Austin, he taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and spent the 2001–02 academic year as a research fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC. His first book, The Visual Poetics of Power: Warriors, Youths, and Tripods in Early Greece, was published in 2005. In 2021 he published a book titled Bronze Monsters and the Cultures of Wonder: Griffin Cauldrons in the Preclassical Mediterranean (University of Texas Press).

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    This lecture is a part of The History of Art & Architecture’s 23-24 Lecture Series: Light in Theory & Practice, which is a part of the Brown Arts IGNITE series.

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  • Mar
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Presentation of Dissertation Research by Emily Booker (JIAAW)

    Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

    Emily Booker, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present her dissertation, “Contextual Clay Bodies: Figurine Use and Meaning in Late Bronze Age Cyprus,” in a public lecture. All are welcome.

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  • Mar
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Lecture by Anne Duray: Disciplining ‘Early Greece’

    Rhode Island Hall, Rm 108

    Disciplining ‘Early Greece’

    Archaeological Practice, Race, and the Creation of Cultural Continuity

    The ‘discovery’ of Aegean prehistory in the late 19th century was instrumental in shaping several dominant and interrelated discourses, including when the origins of ‘Greek’ civilization should be placed, the ‘race(s)’ of the prehistoric inhabitants of Greece, and the relationship of these races to later Greeks (both of the Classical period, and modern populations). This talk traces the entanglements between the development of archaeological methodologies, racialized understandings of culture, and cultural evolutionism that informed research agendas regarding the above questions, especially in Anglo-American scholarship, well into the mid-20th century. It also considers implications for the treatment of the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age transition and legacies of racialized narratives into the present.

    Anne Duray (Ph.D. Stanford 2020) is a Visiting Researcher and Lecturer a University of Colorado Boulder. She studies the intellectual and methodological histories of archaeology in their social, political, and cultural contexts. Her monograph project (tentatively titled Hellenism, Archaeological Practice, and the Creation of Cultural Continuity) explores how entanglements between understandings of race, culture, and language have not only shaped (and been shaped by) archaeological practices but also influenced narratives of cultural continuity and discontinuity in Greek archaeology, especially in the case of the Bronze Age – Iron Age transition. She is also working on several articles that examine intersections between Aegean prehistory and race science during the late 19th – early 20th centuries, and Athenian topography in Aristophanes’ Knights. She has excavated at numerous sites in Greece, including the Athenian Agora, Malthi, and Stelida, and is the Editorial Assistant for the American Journal of Archaeology.

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  • Mar
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Lecture by Kevin Fisher (University of British Columbia)

    Rhode Island Hall, Rm 108

    Kevin D. Fisher is Associate Professor of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is an anthropological archaeologist interested in the relationship between people and their built environments, urbanism and the social dynamics of ancient cities, and the application of digital technologies for recording, analyzing and visualizing archaeological phenomena.

    Dr. Fisher received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto (2007) and has since held postdoctoral fellowships at Cornell University, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas, and with the Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project at the University of Toronto.

    His research focuses mainly on the early complex societies of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East, especially Cyprus, although he has worked on projects in Greece, Jordan, Peru, Guatemala, the US and Canada. He is currently Co-director of the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project, an investigation of the relationship between urban landscapes, interaction and social change in Late Bronze Age Cyprus (c. 1700-1100 BCE)

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  • Mar
    12:00pm - 12:50pm

    Brown Bag Series in Archaeology | Zachary Silvia

    Rhode Island Hall, Rm 108

    Zachary Silvia, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, will discuss his research in an informal talk, titled ”Ancient Sogdiana and the Emergence of the Northern “Silk Road” (4th-1st c. BCE): New Archaeological Discoveries from Bukhara, Uzbekistan”.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit our blog: sites.brown.edu/archaeology/

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  • Mar
    Virtual and In Person
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Alternative Career Pathways in Arts and Humanities: Conversation with Arts and Humanities Ph.D. Students

    Nightingale-Brown House, Rm Seminar Room, 2nd Floor
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    Arts and Humanities PhD Students are invited to join us for a conversation with Jeremy Eichler. The conversation will be moderated by Annie Kim, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology & Ethnomusicology.

    A writer, scholar and critic, Jeremy Eichler is the author of Time’s Echo, a celebrated new book on music, war and memory that was named “History Book of the Year” by The Sunday Timesand hailed as “the outstanding music book of this and several years” by The Times Literary Supplement. Chosen as a notable book of 2023 by The New York Times, The New Yorker, and NPR, Time’s Echo recently won three National Jewish Book Awards including “Jewish Book of the Year,” and was a finalist for the UK’s premier non-fiction award, the Baillie Gifford Prize, whose jury described the book as “a masterpiece of nonfiction writing.”

    This spring, Eichler delivers endowed lectures or serves as a featured speaker at Yale, Tufts, Wellesley, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. At Brown University, he partners with BroadBand Collaborative to present Time’s Echo Live, a new music-and-memory program whose fall premiere was chosen as Musical America’s top Boston event of 2023. In May, he partners with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg for a program celebrating the launch of the book’s German edition, one of eight foreign language translations recently published or forthcoming.

    The recipient of an NEH Public Scholar award and a fellowship from Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Eichler earned his PhD in modern European history at Columbia and has taught at Brandeis. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorkerand many other national publications, and since 2006, he has served as chief classical music critic of TheBoston Globe.For more information, please visit www.timesecho.com.

    Light refreshments will be provided. This is a hybrid event that will take place in person at the Nightingale-Brown House and on Zoom.

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  • This lecture is co-sponsored by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and the Narragansett Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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  • Mar
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Haffenreffer Museum Book Talk: Douglas Anderson

    Manning Hall, Rm Gallery

    Join the Haffenreffer Museum as we welcome Professor Emeritus, Douglas Anderson for a book talk as we celebrate the launch of his most recent publication The Inupiat of Northwest Alaska over the Past Millennium (2023).

    In 1960 Anderson graduated in Anthropology (major) and Geology (minor) from the University of Washington before going to Brown University as the first graduate student in the field of anthropology there, with a focus in Arctic anthropology. After his MA in 1962 he spent a Fulbright year in Denmark studying Arctic collections at the Nationalmuseet and excavating in Godthaab Fjord, Greenland. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Ph.D. 1967. He began teaching at Brown University in 1965, and in 1973 developed the department’s Laboratory for Circumpolar Studies, located at the university’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Bristol Rhode Island.

    In the 1970’s he expanded his research interests to include Southeast Asia, with a focus on Pleistocene and Early-Middle Holocene archaeology.

    Light refreshments will follow.

    Free and open to the public.

    RSVP Required for those who would like to have a signed copy of the book.

    Supported by generous donors to the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum.

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  • Mar
    All Day

    Spring Recess

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  • Apr
    9:00am - 10:00am

    Presentation of Dissertation Research by Rachel Kalisher (JIAAW)

    Salomon Center for Teaching, Rm 203

    Rachel Kalisher, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present her dissertation, “A Bioarchaeological Study of House Kinship at Bronze Age Megiddo,” in a public lecture. All are welcome.

    *Please note that this talk will be held in Salomon, Room 203.

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