Field Dirt: Insider Stories and Results from Brown's 2017 Archaeological Field Seasons

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brown University’s Professors Sheila Bonde, John F. Cherry, Yannis Hamilakis, Itohan Osayimwese, Felipe Rojas, and Peter van Dommelen will share the latest news from their archaeological fieldwork this summer in France, Montserrat, Greece, Barbados, Turkey, and Italy. Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Carl Walsh (JIAAW)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Carl Walsh, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present 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/events/brown-bag-series/.

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Itohan Osayimwese (HIAA)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Itohan Osayimwese, Assistant Professor in Brown University's History of Art and Architecture and current Joukowsky Institute Faculty Fellow, will present 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/events/brown-bag-series/.

Field Dirt, Part II: More Insider Stories and Results from Brown's 2017 Archaeological Field Seasons

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Can't get enough Field Dirt? We can't either!  Brown University faculty members Katherine Brunson, Miguel Cau Ontiveros, Catalina Mas Florit, Sophie Moore, and Katia Schorle will share the latest news from their archaeological fieldwork this summer in China, Menorca, Turkey, and Croatia. Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Shiyanthi Thavapalan (Egyptology and Assyriology, Brown University)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Shiyanthi Thavapalan, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Brown University's Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, will present 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/events/brown-bag-series/.

Information Session on Applying to Graduate School and Searching for Jobs in Archaeology and...

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

DATE TBD A discussion, led by faculty and graduate students, for current undergraduates planning for life after Brown. We will discuss applying to graduate schools in Archaeology and Classics, as well as types of jobs students with Archaeology and Classics concentrations might consider. View additional information on Life After Graduating from Brown with an Archaeology Degree here: http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/undergrad/grad.html

Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue (Excavation at the corner of Hope Street and Lloyd Avenue)

Community Archaeology Day and Brown University Family Weekend, II

Watch Brown undergraduates digging (yes, really digging!). This year, as part of ongoing work on Brown's campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods of College Hill, students will be excavating at the nearby Moses Brown school. Stop by (with your family or on your own) any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to see what we're up to or try your hand at digging. All are welcome!

Joukowsky Institute Open House: Archaeology in Action

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street

Community Archaeology Day and Brown University Family Weekend, I

Come visit the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World in Rhode Island Hall. See ancient coins, human and animal bones, precious metals, ceramics, and other artifacts. Tour one of the oldest buildings on Brown’s campus. And talk with Brown’s archaeologists about their fieldwork all over the world!

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Eva Mol (JIAAW)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Eva Mol, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present 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/events/brown-bag-series/.

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Nicholas Laluk (Anthropology, Brown University)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Nicholas Laluk, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Native American Studies at Brown University's Department of Anthropology, will present 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/events/brown-bag-series/.

Lecture by Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Scott MacEachern is Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College. He specializes in African archaeology and ethnoarchaeology; and his research involves the study of state formation and ethnicity in Iron Age Central Africa. He is the Director of DGB Archaeological Project, an archaeological research project in northern Cameroon.

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Narragansett Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. For more information, visit https://aianarragansett.org.

The Mummy: See the Movie...Then Think About It...

Salomon Center, Room 001

Start your celebration of Halloween with a free screening of the movie "The Mummy" (2017). See Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe battle an ancient princess (played by Sofia Boutella) awakened from a crypt -- on a giant screen, with surround sound! Followed by commentaries by Brown professors, examining the themes and historical basis of the movie. And free popcorn! Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

Archaeological Illustration Club

Rhode Island Hall, Room 109

Archaeological Illustration Club, led by Brown faculty member Dr. Sophie Moore, meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-5:00. Drop by the Common Room in Rhode Island Hall (room 109) and have some tea -- and do a bit of drawing. Meetings are informal, and all are welcome. No commitment, talent, skill, materials, experience, or aptitude necessary.

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Katia Schorle (JIAAW)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Katia Schörle, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Roman 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/events/brown-bag-series/.

Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Rhode Island Hall Room 108

This conference will explore the transformation of Mediterranean islands with a primary focus on settlement patterns and the transformation of landscapes and mindscapes. The idea is to explore how the models of occupation of the islands changed from the Roman to the Medieval Period focusing in change and resilience, in innovation and tradition, in the creation of new settlements and the reoccupation of prehistoric sites. Synthesis on particular large islands or archipelagos will be prioritized as oral presentations by invitation only. Our overarching goal for these workshop is to foster the exchange of ideas between a small number of scholars. Papers delivered are short (20 minutes), and are intended to open up discussion of the state of the field concerning the occupation of Mediterranean islands between the Roman and the Medieval period. We also wish to emphasize the need for discussion of potential cooperative ventures, and of how things might progress in the coming years in the study of Mediterranean island systems in Late Antiquity.

Free and open to the public. No registration required. More information online at www.brown.edu/go/changeandresilience.