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.

Eva Mol (Brown University) - License to Imagine: Representing a Roman Past

List Art Building, Room 110

Eva Mol is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. She is a Dutch Mediterranean archaeologist (PhD from Leiden University). Prior to coming to Brown University, she had been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the UChicago Classics Department on the project: ‘The materiality of ancient Mediterranean myth’. Her dissertation focused on the experience and use of Egyptian style and objects in the domestic contexts of Roman Pompeii.

Jenny Kreiger (Getty Foundation) - Painters and Social Networks in Catacombs

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Jenny Kreiger received her doctorate in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2017. Her research focuses on late antique funerary laborers and the material evidence for their working practices, social relationships, and contributions to urban economies. Dr. Kreiger is now a Graduate Intern at the Getty Foundation where she administers grants related to art historical research and conservation.

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/.

Archaeological Illustration Club

Rhode Island Hall

Archaeological Illustration Club, led by Brown faculty member Dr. Sophie Moore, meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-5:00. This Wednesday, December 6th, come on up to the mezzanine in Rhode Island Hall (the third floor) 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.

Maggie Popkin (Case Western): Urban Images in Glass from the Late Roman Empire

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Maggie Popkin, Robson Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University, specializes in ancient Roman art and architecture. Her research interests include the relationship between architecture, spectacle, and ritual in the Roman world and the impact of visual culture on individual and social remembering in the classical world.  Her talk is titled, "Urban Images in Glass from the Late Roman Empire: The Souvenir Flasks of Puteoli and Baiae"

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

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

The conference explores 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.

Friday, December 1st 2017
Rhode Island Hall 108

4:30-6:00pm - David Abulafia (Cambridge University): "Early Medieval Maritime Linkages: The Mediterranean and the Oceans Compared"
Rhode Island Hall 108


Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Rhode Island Hall 108

9:00-12:00pm - Session I: The Western and Central Mediterranean
2:00-4:00pm - Session II: The Eastern Mediterranean


Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Rhode Island Hall 108

9:00-12:10 - Session III: Island Mindscapes


Full schedule is online at www.brown.edu/go/changeandresilience

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

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/.

Fake Fossils, Fake Bones, and a Dinosaur

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Why do people fake animal skeletons and their petrified remains? How are fake “natural specimens” similar to or different from fake “cultural artifacts”? Is there anything to be gained from sustained reflection about the physical traces of beings that never were? For centuries—if not millennia—people have forged the impressions left by the bodies of animals and the hardest of body parts. To what end? Felipe Rojas, Kate Brunson, and Irina Podgorny will discuss fake fossils and bones in three very short talks followed by a public discussion. 

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

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Kaitlin McCormick (Anthropology, Brown University)

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Kaitlin McCormick, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Museum Studies at Brown University's Department of Anthropology, 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/.

Lecture by Barbara Horejs (OREA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) - New Models for the Neolithization Process in the Aegean and Western Anatolia

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Dr. Barbara Horejs is Director of the Institute for Oriental and European Archeology (OREA) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. Dr. Horejs specalizes in prehistoric archeology in south-eastern Europe, the Aegean, and Anatolia, excavations and studies on the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age, including the advanced civilizations of Late Bronze Age. She also has interests in the intersections of different cultural areas, knowledge transfer and communication networks and landscape archaeology and social developments in the context of their environment.

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Katia Schörle (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.

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

Lecture by Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College): African Crossroads: The Rise of States around Lake Chad

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.

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Nicholas Laluk (Anthropology) - Ndee (Apache) Archaeology

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 titled, "Ndee (Apache) Archaeology: Cultural Tenets as Best Practice". 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/.

Byron Hamann, Irina Podgorny, and Felipe Rojas - Fake New World: Skulls, Fossils, Frauds and the Archaeological Imagination

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Byron Hamann (The Ohio State University), Irina Podgorny (CONICET and Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library), and Felipe Rojas (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology) examine how archaeological artifacts rightly and wrongly labeled "fake" are part of the production of knowledge about the past in the Americas. Short presentations will be followed by open discussion.

Crypto-Colonialism & the Global South: A Conference in Honor of Michael Herzfeld

Rhode Island Hall Room 108

On October 19 & 20, 2017, the Program in Modern Greek Studies at Brown University is holding a conference in honor of the anthropologist Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. Colleagues and friends representing an array of disciplines and research interests, anthropology, ethnography, semiotics, urban studies, nationalism, post colonialism, heritage studies, the politics of the past, will present work inspired by, or in dialogue with, Michael Herzfeld's influential research and contributions.

The full schedule can be found online at https://www.brown.edu/academics/modern-greek/news/2017-09/modern-greek-studies-colloquium-oct-19-2017

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Eva Mol (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University) ...

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Eva Mol, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World, will present her research in an informal talk titled, "Making Myth Real: Objects in Herodotus’ Histories and Material Epistemology." 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/.

Anthony Tuck (UMass at Amherst) - Palace Politics: The Evolution of Elite Domestic Architecture at Poggio Civitate

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Dr. Anthony Tuck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He serves as Director of Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), an Etruscan site dating to the 8th to 6th centuries BCE. His research focuses on social, economic, and political development in early urban Italy.

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: Shiyanthi Thavapalan (Egyptology and Assyriology)

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 titled, "Counterfeiting Nature: Developments in Glass-Making and Glass-Working in the Late Bronze Age Near East." 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

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

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: https://www.brown.edu/academics/archaeology/undergraduate/life-after-brown

First Trowelblazers@Brown Meeting

Rhode Island Hall, Room 109

We'd like to invite female identifying or presenting undergrads, grads, postdocs and professors to our first meeting, scheduled for Friday, September 29th at around 4:45 (following 'Field Dirt Part II'). In this gathering we'll discuss amongst each other whatever comes to mind - whether summer experiences, general concerns, things we're looking forward to this year or in the near future, any ideas we might have for events etc. Sponsored by the DigDUG (Archaeology and the Ancient World Department Undergraduate Group) *If there are any considerable conflicts, do let us know and we’ll try to find a more accommodating time/date*

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: 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 titled, "Translating 19th-Century German Ethnoarchaeology: Hermann Frobenius' 'African Building Types' and Other Essays". 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: 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/.

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.

Reuse Reconsidered Conference

Friday, September 15, 2017 to Monday, September 18, 2017
Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium, Room110

Reuse Reconsidered Conference, September 15-17, 2017, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street, Providence, RI. Keynote on Friday, September 15, 5:30 p.m.:
Dr. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Univ. of Pittsburg, "The Alchemy of Monuments:150 Years of Reuse in Dehli, India"
Reuse Reconsidered is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring the motivations behind the reuse of cultural heritage. It seeks to unite scholars, from graduate students to senior faculty members, that study a variety of time periods, cultures, and types of reuse. It will expand how we understand the phenomenon of cultural identity in relationship to the appropriation, memorialization, and reimaging of the past. Reuse Reconsidered is sponsored by The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI), Brown’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. The conference, including the keynote presentation on Friday, September 15, at 5:30 pm, is free and open to the public.
For more information, including the conference program, visit www.reusereconsidered.com or email: reuse.reconsidered@gmail.com.

Welcome Back (to/from the Trenches) Reception

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

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World invites you to a reception to celebrate the beginning of the school year.  Please join us in welcoming faculty and students to, and back to, Brown.