Events Archive

John Harkey - Sacred Errand: The return of a sacred object to Aboriginal Australia

Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
List Art Building, Room 120

"Sacred Errand:" The Return of a Sacred Object to Aboriginal Australia

Geralyn Ducady - Seventeen Years Later: Archaeology, Heritage, and Public Opinion in Belize

Thursday, November 09, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IBES 015

Seventeen Years Later: Archaeology, Heritage, and Public Opinion in Belize

Jennifer Himmelreich - Inlets of Understanding

Thursday, November 02, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge

Inlets of Understanding: : Lessons working with Tribal Communities

An Evening with Vanessa Jennings: Kiowa Cradleboards, Culture, and Tradition

Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IBES 015

An Evening with Vanessa Jennings: Kiowa Cradleboards, Culture, and Tradition

A Conversation about Stephen Mopope, Kiowa Artist

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
John Hay Library
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2 p.m., the Brown University Library will host a talk with Kiowa elder Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings, granddaughter of Stephen Mopope (1898-1974), about her grandfather’s life and work. Seven original paintings by ...

Patricia McAnany - Global and Grass-root

Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IBES 015

Global and Grass-root: How InHerit Cultivates Community-Collaborative Maya Archaeology 

Kaitlin McCormick - The Social Life of Stones

Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IBES 015

The Social Life of Stones: Haida Argillite Carving as Allies and Inalienable Possessions

Student Open House

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Manning Hall
Welcome, students, to the new school year! Stop by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's Student Open House to get your FREE Membership & access to 300+ museums worldwide. Learn about student employment and volunteer opportunities at the museum ...

George Nicholas - Activism, Education, and the Protection of Indigenous Heritage

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Funded by the Shepard Krech III Lecture fund.

Lecture by Morag Kersel (DePaul University)

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

A lecture by Dr. Morag Kersel (DePaul University) on new approaches and reactions to cultural heritage preservation in the Middle East.

Simon Martin - Kings and Overkings: The Political Culture of the Classic Maya 250-900 CE

Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium)

"Kings and Overkings: The Political Culture of the Classic Maya 250-900 CE"
By Simon Martin

Classic Maya political organization has been a contested topic for almost a century and, even though advances in deciphering the Maya script has brought many of these debates to a close, much remains to be done. Only now, with greatly improved textual and material data-sets, are we able to move from basic questions to the richer and more complex ones that lie beyond. This talk describes how unravelling complex political hierarchies continues to offer new ways to understand this ancient American civilization.

Jason Garcia/Okuu Pin - Documenting the Ever Changing Cultural Landscape of KhaPo Owingeh

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Using traditional materials and traditional Pueblo pottery techniques, along with various printmaking techniques, including lithography, serigraphy, and intaglio etching, Garcia feels that it is important to keep alive the ceramic traditions that have been passed down to him since time immemorial. Garcia feels that these materials and techniques connect him to his ancestral past and landscape, but also connects him and his future generations to their Tewa cultural traditions. The printmaking media is another way of creating and teaching these stories and traditions to a greater audience.

Henrietta Lidchi - Gifts and Trades: The Building of Native American Jewellery Collections in the United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 101 (De Ciccio Family Auditorium)

This lecture is structured through four case studies (London, Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh) and looks at the circumstances that determined the collections of Native American jewellery in the UK from the 1890s onwards. Arguing that objects in museums have micro-histories of entanglement and that knowledge of the relations and alliances enhances our understanding of how collections are built as a whole, it charts personal trajectories, institutional histories, professional relationships and lasting friendships all expressed through the material legacy of Native American jewellery.

Anthropology Day

Saturday, February 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists around the world through the declaration of World Anthropology Day.
Join the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Brown Anthropology Department Undergraduate ...

Anthropology Day

Friday, February 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists around the world through the declaration of World Anthropology Day.
Join the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Brown Anthropology Department Undergraduate ...

Anthropology Day

Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists around the world through the declaration of World Anthropology Day.
Join the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Brown Anthropology Department Undergraduate ...

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq: Current Debate and Protection Efforts - Salam Al Kuntar

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
List Art Building, Room 120
Cultural heritage has fallen prey to destruction by heavy artillery, targeted explosive attacks and looting during current war in Syria and Iraq. While the destruction of the ancient past may seem insignificant compared with present-day atrocities ...

Lecture by Laurie Rush (United States Army, Fort Drum, NY) - Working with the Military to Protect Cultural Property in Crisis Zones

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Dr. Laurie Rush is Cultural Resources Manager and Army Archaeologist at Fort Drum, NY. Dr. Rush is also a Board Member of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield.
This lecture is the second event in the series, "Combating Crisis: New Responses ...

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 11:00pm - 11:05pm
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The Destruction of Memory: A Film Screening and Q&A with the Director

Monday, November 28, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
List Art Building, Room 120
The Destruction of Memory: A Film Screening and Q&A with the Director

Tim Slade (Vast Productions USA)
Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over ...

Artist Talk: Duane Slick and Martin Smick

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 5:00am - 6:00am

Artist Talk: Duane Slick & Martin Smick on "Finding Metacom"

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is proud to be cosponcering the Brown Visual Art Department's upcoming Artist Talk with Duane Slick and Martin Smick. 

The Diorama Dilemma: Is There a Future for Anthropology in Museums? - Chip Colwell (Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science) - Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

In the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Native American cultures hall there are an array of mannequins representing Native peoples. Some are faceless dummies that could be selling jeans at The Gap. Some are Plexiglas cutouts with faces drawn in Sharpie. Some are digital. Some were originally hand sculpted with local Native Americans posing for the artist. This jumble of images is the springboard to examine the quandaries of representation, participation, voice, inclusivity, and interpretation that have long plagued the anthropology museum.

Exhibit Opening: Northern Horizons, Global Visions - J. Louis Giddings and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Friday, October 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum invites you to join us as we open our newest exhibit, "Northern Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology."

Remarks by: Robert W. Preucel - Director, Samuel M. Mencoff - Chancellor, and Kevin P. Smith - Exhibition Curator

IBES/ENVS Seminar - The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Building for Environmental Research & Teaching (BERT), Room 015
Guest Speaker - Lupe Gonzalo

Thursday, October 20, 12:00-12:50 PM

015 Classroom, 85 Waterman Street
“No Sustainability Without Human Rights: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Struggle for Justice in the Fields”
A movement ...

Building Futures, Saving Pasts-How Thriving Communities can Preserve their Heritage - Larry Coben (Founder of the Sustainable Preservation Initiative and archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium)

Archaeological sites are disappearing at a rapidly accelerating rate.  While destruction by ISIS gets all the press, the primary causes of cultural heritage loss are economic: commercial and residential development and encroachment, mining, energy, agriculture and looting to name a few.  If the source of the problem is economic, so must the solutions be.  

The Dazzle of Vermilion: Tracing the Early Cinnabar Trade in the Ancient Andes - Richard Burger

Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Recent research has identified the long-distance exchange of vermilion pigment as beginning before 1,000 BC and spanning much of the Central Andes.  Through the study of mercury isotopes, it is now possible for the first time to determine the geological sources of cinnabar (mercury sulphide) and to begin to reconstruct prehistoric networks that distributed this rare material.

Haffenreffer Museum Student Group Info Session

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wilson Hall, Room 109
Come join us to learn about the Haffenreffer Museum and how students can get involved in projects such as curating exhibits and leading tours. The student group provides a great opportunity to gain experience in museum work.

Info session: Wednesday ...

Museum's Union of Student Educators (MUSE) - Information session

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Do you wonder what happens behind-the-scenes at museums? Do you want to learn more about anthropology and how museums educate the public?
Join us at the MUSE Information Session to learn about the program on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from ...

Manning Hall Gallery Closed Temporarily for New Exhibit

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:00am - Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00am
Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum’s gallery in Manning Hall (located on the Brown University campus at 21 Prospect Street, Providence) will be closed for approximately two weeks, starting Tuesday, September 13, as our staff prepare and install our newest exhibit: Northern Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. 

The Arctic as a National Imperative - Mark Brzezinski (Executive Director of the U.S. Arctic Executive Steering Committee)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium)

Located at 85 Waterman Avenue, Room 130

Ambassador Mark Brzezinski's presentation will examine the challenges, crises and opportunities that we as a nation and a global community face in the changing North, and the activities of the White House's Arctic Executive Steering Committee along with US departments and agencies to confront them.

This lecture is a keynote presentation of the Arctic Horizons Workshop, Arctic Social Sciences in the 21st Century: Integrating Interdisciplinary Natural/Social Scientific Research for Policy Development.

Exhibit opening reception - Brewed for Thought: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Beer and Brewing

Friday, May 27, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Why have fermented beverages been produced in so many different cultures, for so long, and in so many ways? Brewed beverages can be made from barley, rice, maize, manioc, and even honey. Yet what these beverages have in common, besides fermentation ...

Haffenreffer Museum closed until 4:30 p.m. - Join us then for an exhibit opening reception

Friday, May 27, 2016 10:00am - 4:30pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will be closed on Friday while we put the finishing touches on the new installation of our Student Group's exhibit, "Brewed for Thought"! Join us at 4:30 p.m. for the opening reception!

IFAM(E) - Indigenous Fine Art Market (East)

Friday, May 20, 2016 12:00am - Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:00am
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details
IFAM(E) is the first annual juried art festival at the Pequot Museum that runs May 20 through the 22 and features art, music, dance, food, film and fashion from tribes all over the country. Tickets to IFAM(E) events are available on their website.
VIP ...

Lecture by Paul Meiliara (South Rift Association of Landowners, Kenya)

Monday, April 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Building for Environmental Research & Teaching (BERT), Room 015
Paul Meiliara is chairman of the South Rift Association of Landowners (SORALO), a collaborative, community-based organization that represents Maasai landowners from 17 communities located across the 2.5 million acre South Rift Valley region of Kenya.
Co-sponsored ...

Ann M. Kakaliouras - The Making of Anthropology’s ‘American Indian’: Aleš Hrdlička’s Anthropometry

Thursday, April 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Smithsonian Museum researcher and Father of Physical Anthropology in America, Aleš Hrdlička, staked his professional life on the accuracy and reliability of anthropometry, the metrical and qualitative study of the human body. In this talk, Ann M. Kakaliouras (Whittier College) discusses her current book project on knowledge production in the history of physical anthropology, and situates Hrdlička and his work at the center of Anthropology’s involvement with land allotment and enrollment policies on Native American reservations during the early 20th century.

"The Mystery of Chaco Canyon" - Anna Sofaer

Thursday, April 14, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

“The Mystery of Chaco Canyon,” a one hour film narrated by Robert Redford and broadcast by PBS, will be presented by Producer/Director Anna Sofaer (Solstice Project). It reveals the complex astronomical works of the ancient Chaco culture of New Mexico. Sofaer will be present for Q and A and will update the research of her non-profit Solstice Project on the remarkable expanse of the Chaco culture throughout a vast spare desert, paradoxically one of the most challenging environments of the world. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Jen Thum

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies. The exhibit invites visitors to step behind the scenes with Brown’s researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together these researchers have used modern technologies to discover how the objects in Brown’s ancient Egyptian collections were made and used thousands of years ago.

Reclaiming Space on a Colonized Campus- Guest Lecture by Suzan Harjo

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
BERT 130

Join the Native American Heritage Series and Suzan Harjo for her lecture titled "Reclaiming Space on a Colonized Campus". Her talk will be about the organization of native student activism.

Dr. Suzan Harjo is a Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee scholar who has helped Native peoples protext and recover sacred land. She remains a strong advocate for Indigenous peoples' rights. She received a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Artist Talk: Nicholas Galanin | Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art

Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
List (Albert and Vera) Art Building

Nicholas Galanin is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician of mixed Tlingit and Unangax̂ and non-Native ancestry. His work often explores a dialogue of change and identity between Native and non-Native communities.

Sponsored by the Bell Gallery as part of their exhibition "Dead Animals or the Curious Occurence of Taxidermy in Contemporary Art."

Co-sponsored by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. Scott Collins and Dr. Derek Merck

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies. The exhibit invites visitors to step behind the scenes with Brown’s researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together these researchers have used modern technologies to discover how the objects in Brown’s ancient Egyptian collections were made and used thousands of years ago.

Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art: Good Eye and Pie - Bruce Bernstein - Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture

Thursday, March 10, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Presented by Bruce Bernstein (Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts).  Ted Coe was a pioneer in the field of Native Art studies, curating landmark exhibitions, writing seminal books, and promoting Native art connoisseurship. Trained as an art historian specializing in European art, Coe ultimately found his life’s passion in collecting Native American Art and worked tirelessly to expand the public’s understanding and appreciation of traditional and contemporary forms, even as many connoisseurs, collectors, and even artists thought them to be lost.

Drones and 3d Modeling in Archaeology - Luis Jaime Castillo

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Presented by Luis Jaime Castillo (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú). Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, are changing the way we look at the world, mostly by allowing us to look from above when we want it. In archaeology and other field related disciplines these technologies are truly revolutionizing methods and procedures, particularly if drones are use to produce detailed 3 Dimensional images. But as promising as drones sound, there are requirements and procedures to make them deliver safely and legally the kind of information we need. For the past four years Dr.

Haffenreffer Museum closed for staff training - Open March 10

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:00am - Wednesday, March 09, 2016 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will be closed on March 8 and 9 for staff training. We will be open for regular hours beginning on March 10.

“This wonderful new carving”: Constructing Histories through Collections from the Papuan Gulf of Papua New Guinea - Joshua Bell - Shepard Krech III Lecture

Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Talking about the tyranny of language, Walter Benjamin argued that if things could speak they would complain of our ignorance of the sensuous ways that things “speak” through their material properties. Drawing on 16 years of engagement with collections from the Papuan Gulf, Joshua A. Bell (Smithsonian Institute) explores what cross-cultural histories can be told through objects (artifacts, scientific specimens and photographs).

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. Laurel Bestock

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies. The exhibit invites visitors to step behind the scenes with Brown’s researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together these researchers have used modern technologies to discover how the objects in Brown’s ancient Egyptian collections were made and used thousands of years ago.

How Chocolate Came to Be - Kathryn Sampeck

Monday, February 15, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Chocolate is now a fairly unremarkable part of daily life. We know what color it is, how it should taste, what kinds of foods it should be part of. Little would you suspect that chocolate has a grim past that involved some of the greatest horrors of Spanish colonialism. A cultural history of taste in a broad sense shows how the contemporary experience of chocolate has roots in colonial choices about who produced chocolate, where, when, and for whom and struggles against abuse and marginalization despite changes in the political economy designed to thwart those very efforts.

Haffenreffer Museum closed for new exhibit installation - open February 2

Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:00am - Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will be closed from December 24 through January 26 while we change out exhibits. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, February 2. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Haffenreffer Museum will be closing at 12:50 today

Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will be closing at 12:50 p.m. today. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. Kathryn Howley

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies. The exhibit invites visitors to step behind the scenes with Brown’s researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together these researchers have used modern technologies to discover how the objects in Brown’s ancient Egyptian collections were made and used thousands of years ago.

Haffenreffer Museum closed for Thanksgiving weekend - 11/25 to 11/30

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:00am - Monday, November 30, 2015 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend beginning on Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, December 1. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving break.