May 2010

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.

Archaeology Paper Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to Anya Eber, Valerie Bondura, and Jacob Combs! Winning papers can be read here. The deadline for the next paper prize competition will be in May 2011.

Congratulations to the Class of 2010!
The JIAAW conferred seven undergraduate degrees and two doctorates in Archaeology and the Ancient World on Sunday, May 30th, 2010. See photos on our Facebook page (and please add your own!).

Urban Archaeology
View photos of JIAAW's fieldwork behind the Old Stone Bank, in Providence, RI, this May on our Facebook page.

Alcock Quoted in Washington Post
Staff writer Maria Glod quotes JIAAW Director Sue Alcock in the Washington Post article, "For Some Coin Collectors, Federal Regulations Don't Add Up"

Congratulations to Dr. Dawson!
Sarah Dawson successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Social Memory and Propaganda in Fifth Century Rome," on Tuesday, May 4th.

Archaeologist Sarah Baker '10 "Digs" her Research
Archaeology and the Ancient World concentrator Sarah Baker is featured in Boldly Brown's latest video on student research.

April 2010

Ethical Victory
Brown University's Ethics Bowl Team won the SAA's Seventh Annual Ethics Bowl on April 15, 2010. 

"The Wonders Rhode Island Hall Once Held" in the BDH
In the Brown Daily Herald's April 28th issue, Features Editor Brian Mastroianni explores Rhode Island Hall's past.

Battle of Qadesh in the News
ARCH 1630's reenactment of the Battle of Qadesh on April 20th is featured in Channel 10 news and the Providence Journal.

Congratulations to Dr. Marino!
Kate Marino successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Setting the Womb in Its Place: Toward a Contextual Archaeology of Graeco-Egyptian Uterine Amulets" on Monday, April 12th.

Rhode Island Hall Named Building of the Week has named the Joukowsky Institute their Building of the Week, April 5-10, 2010.

March 2010

Kampen Joins JIAAW
Natalie Boymel Kampen is now Visiting Professor of Roman Archaeology and Art. She is co-directing the Getty Institute at Brown, and will be teaching this fall.

Harmansah Receives Koç Fellowship
Assistant Professor Omur Harmansah has been awarded a Senior Fellowship at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, beginning September 2010.

Knodell Accepted to ASCSA
Doctoral student Alex Knodell has been offered admission as a Regular Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, for the academic year beginning in Fall 2010.

Kersel to DePaul this Fall
Postdoctoral Fellow Morag Kersel has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University, beginning in Fall 2010. Congratulations, Morag!

February 2010

Campbell Featured in National Geographic Documentary
Postdoctoral Research Associate Roderick Campbell is interviewed about the excavation of the largest unlooted Shang tomb, for Treasure Tomb of the Warrior Queen.

Campbell Receives Grant to Bring Chinese Scholars to Brown
Postdoctoral Research Associate Rod Campbell has received a grant from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for "Location of Chinese Archaeological Theory", to be held at TAG 2010 in April.

January 2010

Brown Travelers Trip to Petra
Martha Sharp Joukowsky will lead a trip to Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus on April 13-24, 2010. For more information, visit the Brown Travelers website.

SLAM Awarded National Geographic Society Grant
Postdoctoral Research Associate Krysta Ryzewski has received a Waitt Grant for "Endangered Pasts and Present: Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat, West Indies."

RI Hall Renovation Featured in BAM
The January/February 2010 issue of Brown Alumni Magazine highlights the redesign of the Joukowsky Institute's new home.

Welcome Back to Rod Campbell
Postdoctoral Research Associate Rod Campbell has returned from several months of fieldwork in Anyang, China. He will be teaching "Buried History, Hidden Wonders" this Spring.

Kersel Contributes to New Texts on Middle East and Heritage Studies
Pioneers to the Past, published in January, includes a chapter by Postdoctoral Fellow Morag Kersel, entitled "The Changing Legal Landscape for Middle Eastern Archaeology in the Colonial Era, 1800-1930." Heritage Studies: Methods and Approaches also includes a chapter by Kersel, entitled "Walking a Fine Line: Obtaining Sensitive Information Using a Valid Methodology."

December 2009

Fall 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.

KOINE: Mediterranean Studies in Honor of R. Ross Holloway
Joukowsky Institute Publication I, edited by COWAA alums Derek B. Counts and Anthony S. Tuck, is now available through David Brown Book Company.

Campbell Featured in Discovery Channel Documentary
Postdoctoral Research Associate Roderick Campbell is one of the experts interviewed for Blood for the Gods, a series on ancient rituals of human sacrifice.

Harvey Receives Honorary Doctorate
Executive Committee member Susan Harvey was awarded an honorary doctorate in theology from the University of Bern.

Happy Holidays from the Joukowsky Institute  
The faculty, staff, students, and pets of the Joukowsky Institute wish you a warm, restful, and very happy winter break.

President's Greeting Features Elephant
President Ruth Simmons's holiday card for 2009 features the elephant-headed capital on the Main Green in front of Rhode Island Hall.

Bestock's Text on Egyptian Archaeology Now Available
Assistant Professor Laurel Bestock's book, titled The Development of Royal Funerary Cult at Abydos, has been published by Harrassowitz Verlag.

December Archaeologies Edited by Ryzewski
Postdoctoral Research Associate Krysta Ryzewski guest edited this month's special issue of the journal, on “Experience, Modes of Engagement, Archaeology”.

November 2009

Watch the Rededication Video
The renovation and rededication of Rhode Island Hall is a featured story on the Boldly Brown website, which also includes the video that was shown at the October 2009 ceremony.

Rhode Island Hall Featured in BAM
The September/October issue of Brown Alumni Magazine features a story on several of the newly renovated spaces on campus.

Rhode Island Hall Rededicated
On October 16th, the Corporation of Brown University rededicated Rhode Island Hall and honored the donors of the Institute, Artemis and Martha Joukowsky.

October 2009

RI Hall History Repeats Itself  
See new pictures of the reenactment of a moment in Rhode Island Hall history on the Institute's Facebook page. No Facebook account necessary.

September 2009

We've Moved!
The Joukowsky Institute is now in our new home in Rhode Island Hall, on Brown's Main Green.

Petra Great Temple, Vol. 2, Now Availabsle
The Brown Bookstore is now carrying Professor Emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky's second volume on the Great Temple Excavation at Petra, Jordan.

August 2009

Harmansah's "Stones of Ayanis" Published
Assistant Professor Omur Harmansah has contributed an article to the new text, Byzas 9, edited by Martin Bachmann and now available through

Great Temple Excavation Featured on PBS
This Is America with Dennis Wholey recently visited Petra, Jordan, led by recent Brown Ph.D. grad, Christopher Tuttle. For more on Brown's work at Petra, visit the project's website.

July 2009

Two New Postdoctoral Fellows Come to JIAAW
Morag Kersel and Karen Holmberg have joined the Institute's faculty for this fall. Welcome to both!

Anderson Joins Clark University Faculty
Lisa Anderson, who was awarded her Ph.D. in Archaeology and the Ancient World this May, will be a part time lecturer at Clark University in the Visual & Performing Arts Department for the coming academic year.

June 2009

Weiss Selected for 2009-2010 Mellon Graduate Workshop
Doctoral candidate Keffie Feldman Weiss was awarded funding for her workshop proposal, “Fluid Thinking: Explorations of Water and Society.”