Events

"Sacred is Sacred": The Art of Protecting Bears Ears

Friday, May 11, 2018 12:00am - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00am
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
"Sacred is Sacred": The Art of Protecting Bears Ears
This exhibit examines the many stories of Bears Ears, a contested sacred landscape in Southern Utah. Rich in oil and gas, Bears Ears is a sacred place for indigenous peoples. This exhibition ...

Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock

Friday, May 11, 2018 12:00am - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00am
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock

Brought to you by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, this exhibition features the drone photography and video produced by Water Protectors during the recent movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Combining interests in Native representations, activism, resistance, environmental movements, and sous-surveillance, Drone Warriors shows the Brown and Providence community a new perspective—quite literally—of the #NoDAPL movement.

Playing the Past: Archaeology and video-games play well together

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Monday, January 28, 2019

All Day

Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library

The value of video games to archaeology and vice versa has been discussed and shown in a number of related fields such as cultural heritage, ethnography, media studies, education and in a variety of archaeological thought and practice. The combination of games and archaeology, also known as archaeogaming, has grown to be a rich and multifaceted aspect in both scholarly discourse and heritage outreach. It functions not only to educate about the past and to recreate it, but also as a tool to think differently and more reflexively about archaeology and the way we engage with the past.

Playing the Past: Archaeology and video-games play well together

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Monday, January 28, 2019

10:00am - 3:00pm

Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library

Sunday, January 27
Presentations and discussion about archaeogaming

10:00am-5:30pm
Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab
No registration required

Monday, January 28
Workshop Interactive Historytelling with Twine

10:00am-3:00pm
Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio
Registration required for Monday’s workshop - to register, email eva_mol@brown.edu

Indigenous London lecture by Coll Thrush

Monday, January 28, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm

John Carter Brown Library

John Carter Brown Library

MacMillan Reading Room

Please join us for the JCB’s Annual Sonia Galletti Memorial lecture by Coll Thrush, Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, based on Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire (Yale, 2016). Urban and Indigenous histories have usually been treated as though they are mutually exclusive. Coll Thrush’s work, however, has argued that the two kinds of history are in fact mutually constitutive. In this presentation, Dr.

STEM Week: Humankind’s First Toolbox

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Roger Williams Park Museum and Planetarium

The Haffenreffer Museum is returning to “Adventures in STEM” at Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium! 

Come explore humanity’s oldest technology with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Try your hand at using stone tools invented millions of years ago. Learn how archaeologists know the difference between stone tools and rocks. Discover how to make hand axes, grinding stones, arrowheads and more!  

More details will be available soon. 

Anthropology Day: Global Game Night

Thursday, February 21, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Celebrate Anthropology Day at the Haffenreffer Museum! Try your hand at games from around the world, learn new board games with the Providence Gaming Guild, or bring your own game to share. Snacks and #AnthroDay swag available while supplies last!

More details will be available soon, contact the Haffenreffer Museum for questions. 

State of the Field 2019: The Ancient DNA Revolution in Archaeology

Friday, February 22, 2019 - Saturday, February 23, 2019

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Rhode Island Hall

108

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World will host a conference titled State of the Field 2019: The Ancient DNA Revolution in Archaeology on February 22-23, 2019. Our gathering builds on a tradition of “State of the Field” workshops hosted by the Joukowsky Institute to reflect upon trends in archaeological research.

State of the Field 2019: The Ancient DNA Revolution in Archaeology

Friday, February 22, 2019 - Saturday, February 23, 2019

5:30pm - 5:00pm

Rhode Island Hall

108

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World will host a conference titled State of the Field 2019: The Ancient DNA Revolution in Archaeology on February 22-23, 2019. Our gathering builds on a tradition of “State of the Field” workshops hosted by the Joukowsky Institute to reflect upon trends in archaeological research.