John Cherry Named Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology
Brown's Corporation approved the establishment of the Joukowsky Family Professorship in Archaeology at its meeting this May, and approved Cherry's appointment to this new position.
Brown's 240th Commencement, Sunday, May 25, 2008
Chief Marshal Martha Sharp Joukowsky, a 1958 alumna, led more than 6,000 people down College Hill during Brown University’s 240th Commencement.
Student Paper Prize Winnners Announced
Whit Schroder, Megan Boomer, and Vincent Pham are the winners of 2008's Archaeology Paper Prize competition. Read the prize-winning papers here.
Congratulations to Jamie Kendall!
Jamie, a concentrator in Archaeology and the Ancient World, was elected to membership in the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa.
Congratulations to Reem Yusuf!
Reem, a concentrator in Archaeology and the Ancient World, has been accepted into the inaugural cohort of Undergraduate Fellows of the Cogut Center for the Humanities.
Congratulations to UTRA Students
Harry Anastopulos, Andrew Bearnot, Bochay Drum, Ashley Greene, Aviad Haimi-Cohen, Jonathan Migliori, and Reem Yusuf have all received Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards for their summer projects.
Iraq in the Long View
Christopher Lydon of the Watson Institute spoke with Visiting Professor Behnam Abu Al-Soof about the recent and ancient past of Iraq. Listen to the podcast here.
Congratulations to Thomas Leppard
Leppard, a first-year doctoral student at JIAAW, was awarded an MA with Distinction in Aegean Archaeology from the University of Sheffield. The degree was conferred in January 2008.
JIAAW Awarded Internationalization Seed Grant
The Joukowsky Institute, in collaboration with the Brown Library, has been awarded one of six seed fund grants for research on Anglo-American antiquarians and early modern science.
Congratulations to Elissa Faro
Faro successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Ritual Activity and Regional Dynamics: Towards a Reinterpretation of Minoan Extra-Urban Ritual Space," in the Interdepartmental Program of Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan.
The Endangered Future of the Past
The International Herald Tribune printed Omur Harmansah and Christopher Witmore's response to news of record prices for the sale of antiquities.
Susan Alcock Elected Fellow of Society of Antiquaries
Alcock is one of only two Americans elected by the Society of Antiquaries London on November 1, 2007.
Archaeology of College Hill in Brown Daily Herald
The BDH interviewed Kate Marino and Sue Alcock for a story on this fall's excavation at the First Baptist Church.
New Faculty Join JIAAW
Omur Harmansah and Diana Ng have accepted positions at the Institute. This fall, Ng will be teaching courses on Etruscans and Civic Identity. Harmansah will teach classes on Urbanism and the State in the Near East.