• tiny—a gallery of miniature might and meaning
    artifacts from the collections of ARCH 0303 students
     

    Students in the Brown University class, tiny (ARCH 0303), which is devoted to the archaeology of miniaturization, curated a gallery exhibition at Rhode Island Hall. 

    The exhibit includes a one-minute short by Archaeology concentrator Alexander Dorosin on learning embodied practices by handling miniatures, a video game by Emily Wright (RISD) having to do with miniatures and memory (both created specifically for the class), and holograms that Katrina Wardhana has curated using material from Koutrolou Magoula provided by Yannis Hamilakis.

    The shadowboxes that will be up in Rhode Island Hall should be examined along with their respective short essays, which are available in accompanying catalogues.

    All free and open to the public.

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  • Jan
    28
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Archaeological Illustration Club

    Rhode Island Hall

    Learn to produce technical illustrations! Handle ancient objects close up!
    Casual atmosphere, no experience or artistic confidence necessary!

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  • Ashish (Chadha) Avikunthak, an associate professor in the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media, will be screening his short film Rummaging for Pasts: Excavating Sicily, Digging Bombay. The film is an experimental juxtaposition of two cinematic documents: the video diary of an international archaeological excavation and a collection of assorted eight millimeter found footage. The archaeologists, digging on the site of Monte Pollizzo in Sicily, are in pursuit of an ephemeral past, its people and its meaning; the found footage, excavated from a roadside junkyard in a Bombay flea market, embodies forgotten images of a collective memory. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/2019/11/21/brown-bag-talks-for-spring-2020/

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  • Holly Shaffer, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, will be discussing her research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/2019/11/21/brown-bag-talks-for-spring-2020/

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  • Dan Plekhov, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, will be discussing his research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/2019/11/21/brown-bag-talks-for-spring-2020/

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  • Tamar Hodos is a Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Bristol. Her work is focused on the impact of colonisation, and the construction and expression of social identities in the Mediterranean’s Iron Age. She uses postcolonial and globalisation theories to examine the interactions and influences between the various communities and cultures of the Mediterranean during this period of unprecedented connectivity. Her major recent publications on this topic include The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization (Routledge 2017) and The Archaeology of the Mediterranean Iron Age (Cambridge University Press 2020).

    Decorated ostrich eggs were traded as luxury items from the Middle East to the western Mediterranean during the second and first millennia BCE. The eggs were engraved, painted, and occasionally embellished with ivory, precious metals and faience fittings. While archaeologists note their presence as unusual vessels in funerary and dedicatory contexts, little is known about how or from where they were sourced, decorated and traded. An ongoing project between researchers at Bristol University and the British Museum has established techniques to identify where the eggs originated and how they were decorated. This talk shares the results of our study, revealing the complexity of the production, trade, and economic and social values of luxury organic items between competing cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world.

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  • Débora Leonel Soares, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, will be discussing her research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/2019/11/21/brown-bag-talks-for-spring-2020/

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  • Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean | Exhibit Opening February 20, 2020
    Feb
    20
    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Exhibition Opening: Transient Matter

    Friedman Hall
    The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is proud to announce our next exhibit installation, opening February 20th 2020, Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean.
        
    Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean brings the realities, perils, and the humanity of migrations and border-crossings to the Haffenreffer Museum through an exhibition of things discarded by migrants who crossed the Aegean to reach Greece, artwork created by migrants in camps and detention centers once there, and photographs and videos produced by the curators…  
     

    This is a two-part event, beginning with the Curator’s Talk at 5 PM in Friedman Hall, followed by the Reception at 6 PM at the Haffenreffer Museum Gallery at Manning Hall. Both the Talk and Reception are open and free to the public.    

    Transient Matter - Curators’ Talk

    Feb. 20, 2020 | 5 PM - 6 PM 
    Friedman Hall, Room 102

    Transient Matter - Opening Reception

    Feb. 20, 2020 | 6 PM - 8 PM
    Manning Hall Gallery
    21 Prospect Street, Providence RI 
       
    Content Warning: The content of this exhibition may be emotionally stressful or upsetting for some visitors, including mentions of war and violence, political, religious, or gender-based persecution, racism, loss, and death.
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  • Alex Marko, Dan Plekhov, and Miriam Rothenberg, doctoral candidates in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, will be discussing their research on God’s Little Acre in Newport, RI in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/2019/11/21/brown-bag-talks-for-spring-2020/

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  • Catherine Scott, a Lecturer in University Writing at Brandeis University, will be discussing her research in an informal talk. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.

    For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/2019/11/21/brown-bag-talks-for-spring-2020/

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