Professional Skills and Networks

The Joukowsky Institute organizes seminars at a minimum of twice each semester to offer our doctoral students training in topics of particular interest, from publishing opportunities, to grant seeking, to organizing a fieldwork season or a conference session. Brown University's Program in Early Cultures also organizes regular discussions for graduate students in pre-modern history, society, or culture, to cultivate connections among students in different disciplines across the University and to offer advice and training on topics of shared professional concern.

Brown University's Graduate School offers a wide and growing range of avenues for professional development, from funding for travel or conferences to apprenticeship programs in university administration.

Training in Pedagogy

Joukowsky Institute graduate students in Archaeology and the Ancient World have also greatly benefited from participating in the various seminars offered through the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. Several different forms of training and support are offered, and teaching certificates can be earned from the Sheridan Center.


The Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group has also organized a mentoring partnership, pairing undergraduate students with graduate mentors.  To find out more about this program, contact the Dig DUG leaders at [email protected].