Archaeological Fieldwork Information Session

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Where can you do fieldwork this summer? How can you pay for it? How do you apply? What’s an UTRA grant? Should you enroll in a field school or volunteer? What courses should you take to prepare? Do you have to be an archaeology concentrator? What is fieldwork, anyway? And what about study abroad? Sponsored by the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group

Fake Fossils, Fake Bones, and a Dinosaur

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Irina Podgorny (CONICET and Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library), Katherine Brunson (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology), and Felipe Rojas (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology) examine how archaeological artifacts -- and dinosaur bones! -- are rightly and wrongly labeled "fake".

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Brian Lander (History) - Living with Wetlands

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Brian Lander, Assistant Professor of History and Fellow at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, will discuss his research in an informal talk titled, "Living with Wetlands in the Yangzi Valley". 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 Island Systems in Late Antiquity

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The 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.

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: Graham Oliver (Classics and History)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Graham Oliver, Professor of Classics and History at Brown University, will share his research in an informal talk titled, "Re-Thinking Things: Archaeological Theory, Words on Objects, and Mediation. Reflections from the Greek Inscriptions in the RISD Museum". 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/.

Presentation of Dissertation Research by Pinar Durgun (JIAAW)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Pinar Durgun, a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present her dissertation research in a public lecture. All are welcome.