Spring Issue of "Inventory"
The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online. To receive the next issue by mail or email, please join our mailing list.
The renovation of Rhode Island Hall is featured on the back page of the May/June issue of Brown Alumni Magazine.
Congratulations to the Grads!
The JIAAW conferred nine undergraduate degrees and two doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World in a ceremony on Sunday, May 24th, 2009.
Petra: Seeing the Big Picture
Ian Straughn, postdoctoral fellow at JIAAW, was interviewed by National Geographic about using a GigaPan to photograph Brown's Great Temple Excavation at Petra, Jordan.
Winners of Archaeology Paper Prizes Announced
Congratulations to Kate Alexander, Elise Nuding, and Max Mankin! Winning papers can be read here. The deadline for the next paper prize competition will be in May 2010.
Monteiro Awarded Fellowship
Lyra Monteiro, a doctoral candidate at JIAAW, was awarded the Stuart Fellowship by the John Carter Brown Library.
Congratulations to Maia Peck!
Maia, a concentrator in Archaeology and the Ancient World, was elected to membership in the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mining the Maya Past
Professor Stephen Houston was featured in Today at Brown in an article and film that highlight his research, teaching, and recent MacArthur grant.
Two "Teaching with Technology" Winners!
Omur Harmansah has been awarded the Online Course Design Award for ARCH0250 and Stephen Houston has been given the Use of Multimedia Award for ANTH1650.
The Power of Petra
The Wall Street Journal featured a story by Jamie James on the beauty of Petra, citing Brown's work at the Great Temple: "Since 1993 a team from Brown University, led by Martha Sharp Joukowsky, has carried out a dig at Petra's Great Temple, and it has found some rare and beautiful specimens of Nabataean architecture...such as an elephant-headed capital and a tiny theater set in the midst of the temple."
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Anderson!
Lisa successfully defended her dissertation, "The Roman Military Community as Expressed in Its Burial Customs During the First-Third Centuries CE," on March 16th.
Four UTRA Winners Announced
Megan Boomer, Moira Kyweluk, Jonathan Migliori, and Harrison Stark have been awarded UTRA's for spring semester projects with Institute faculty members. Read more about their projects.
Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Tuttle!
Chris successfully defended his dissertation, "The Nabataean Coroplastic Arts: A Synthetic Approach for Studying Terracotta Figurines, Plaques, Vessels, and Other Clay Objects," on November 25th.
Inaugural Issue of "Inventory"
The Fall issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online. To receive the next issue by mail or email, please join our mailing list.
Steve Houston Given "Genius" Award
Professor Stephen Houston is among the 25 recipients of this year's fellowship given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Discovery at John Brown House
Students in the Archaeology of College Hill course uncovered what appears to be a tiled floor during their first day of digging. Images of their progress can be seen on the College Hill website.
Susan Harvey Awarded Named Chair
JIAAW Executive Committe member Susan Ashbrook Harvey has been named the Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of Religious Studies.
New Faculty Welcomed to Brown
Read an interview with Laurel Bestock, Assistant Professor of Egyptology and Archaeology, and profiles of affiliated faculty members John Steele, Rebecca Molholt, Shadi Bartsch, and Nancy Khalek. Learn about all the Institute's new faculty members by visiting our People page.
Material Worlds Receives Renewal Grant
The Material Worlds Working Group was awarded a second Humanities Research Group Grant by the Cogut Humanities Center, in order to continue interdisciplinary discussions of material culture and to host public talks throughout the coming academic year.
JIAAW and GigaPan
The Institute is part of a project to pilot a robotic camera mount, that makes it possible to take large panoramic photos while simultaneously capturing precise details. Read more about this experiment and view the first results here.
Petra Great Temple, Volume II
Martha Sharp Joukowsky has completed the second volume in a series of texts on Brown's excavations at the Great Temple, in Petra, Jordan. For more information, email [email protected]