Events Archive

Closing Reception for Drone Warriors and Sacred is Sacred

Friday, December 6, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown

Manning Hall

Join us as we close the exhibits Sacred is Sacred and Drone Warriors with curators Isabella Robbins (Diné, Brown MA ’19) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation, Brown University).

Investigating the Life History of Ethnobotanical Specimens: Creating Community Connections through Collections Research

Thursday, November 7, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Early 20th century anthropologists collected botanical specimens from Indigenous communities in the Americas to build museum comparative collections and collect traditional knowledge, which they viewed as vanishing. In this talk, Lisa Young shares her research on two 1930s collecting expeditions undertaken by Volney Jones, an ethnobotanist at the University of Michigan.

Escape the Haffenreffer

Sunday, November 3, 2019

12:00am - 4:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

The popular Haffenreffer Museum event returns this Fall, on November 2nd and 3rd.
Sign up for your spot IN PERSON on October 23rd from 10 AM - 1 PM at Manning Hall. No Online Reservations.
Brown University and RISD students are invited to Escape the Haffenreffer! this fall. Spaces are limited, tickets are free! 
More Details:
  • Each group will have a maximum of 8 players.

Escape the Haffenreffer

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Sunday, November 3, 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Hands-On Open House

Saturday, October 19, 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Celebrate International Archaeology Day at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Meet staff and students who work behind the scenes, engage with objects from around the world at our touch table, and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free.

Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019

11:00am - 3:00pm

Moses Brown School (Hope St & Lloyd Ave)

Come be part of an active archaeological excavation! Students will be digging on the grounds of Moses Brown School (next to Brown’s athletic center), uncovering the foundations of a 19th century home and processing artifacts from that household. Stop by (with your family or on your own) any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to see what artifacts students are discovering or even try your hand at digging.

Moses Brown School (Excavation at the corner of Hope St and Lloyd Ave)

Uncover Archaeology: Community Archaeology Day at the Joukowsky Institute

Saturday, October 19, 2019

11:00am - 3:00pm

Rhode Island Hall

See ancient coins from Greece and Rome up close! Touch human and animal bones! Try on a Roman legion helmet! Examine and draw Persian and Roman ceramics, prehistoric tools, precious metals, and other artifacts from thousands of years ago – coached by experts!  And talk with Brown’s archaeologists about their fieldwork all over the world!

Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Nightingale-Brown House

Lecture Room

Cassius Spears (Knowledge Keeper, Narragansett Tribal Member) will discuss his work with the Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative at Crandall Minacommuck Farm in Westerly, RI, a parcel of land owned by the Narragansett Tribe. The Initiative is developing community gardens, individual lease gardens, a farm stand, a historic farm museum, and educational trails.

Haffenreffer Museum Open House + Gallery Night

Thursday, September 19, 2019

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Stop by the Haffenreffer Museum to learn about student opportunities, experience Gallery Night, enjoy light refreshments, and sign up for your FREE Student Membership! 

Gallery Night at the Haffenreffer Museum

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

On the third Thursday of every month, from March through November, galleries throughout Providence open their doors for a visual arts party! This year, join Brown University students for creative explorations of the Haffenreffer Museum’s current exhibitions: “Sacred is Sacred” and Drone Warriors

18th Annual Spring Thaw Powwow

Saturday, April 20, 2019

11:00am - 6:00pm

Native American Heritage Series

Pizzitola Gymnasium

The Native American Heritage Series presents the 18th Annual Spring Thaw Powwow! Come join us for a day full of Indigenous dance, music, food and artisan vendors.

Gallery Night at the Haffenreffer Museum

Thursday, April 18, 2019

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

On the third Thursday of every month, from March through November, galleries throughout Providence open their doors for a visual arts party! This year, join Brown University students for creative explorations of the Haffenreffer Museum’s current exhibitions: “Sacred is Sacred” and Drone Warriors

Escape the Haffenreffer

Sunday, April 14, 2019

12:00am - 5:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Don’t miss “Escape the Haffenreffer,” an escape room experience at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology!
 

Escape the Haffenreffer

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Exhibiting Rome: Rulers over Land and Seas

Thursday, April 11, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

Nightingale-Brown House

Lecture Room

Dr. Katia Schörle will come present her latest work as a curator of an exhibit on the Roman Army in Arles, at the Musée Départemental Arles Antique. In France, no one had dared to put together an exhibit on that topic since the First World War. This exhibition, which runs until the end of April and has currently been viewed by more than 25,000 visitors, brings together a rich collection of 250 artworks and artifacts from the Louvre, the MAN in Saint Germain en Laye, and prestigious international loans from France, the UK, Switzerland and Italy. Dr.

Screening of Shash Jaa’ with Angelo Baca

Monday, February 25, 2019

5:45pm - 6:45pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Smith-Buonanno Hall

101

Join director Angelo Baca as he takes us behind-the-scenes of the award-winning documentary, Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears. Follow the inter-tribal coalition formed to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred lands and see the story unfold from the perspectives of an all-Navajo filmmaking crew. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB). This event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. 

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.

Global Game Night

Thursday, February 21, 2019

7:00pm - 9:30pm

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! 

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. 

Student Group Interest Meeting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

225

Are you interested in being part of your local museum? Interested in gaining hands-on experience in the museum field? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes and looking for a way to join the fun?

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.

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

12:00am - 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 [email protected]

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.

In Solidarity: Exhibiting Civic Engagement, Protest, and Activism on Campus

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Take a break from studying and join us for a special end of semester open gallery afternoon on campus.  Gallery spaces across campus will be open from 12:00-2:00 PM on December 12th for all to visit. Each exhibition examines issues of civic engagement, activism, and protest through archival documents, contemporary artwork, historic photographs, and music. Drop by as many sites as you have time for during this self guided tour. 

Participating exhibitions include:

Escape the Haffenreffer

Sunday, November 4, 2018

12:00am - 5:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is hosting a hands-on experience inspired by escape room games. Sign-ups begin Friday, October 26th. More information and the sign-up link will be made available very soon. 

Escape the Haffenreffer

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

85 Waterman

Room 015

Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines

A Talk by Mary Miller (Yale University) | October 25th, 5:30 PM | 85 Waterman Room 015

Hands-On Open House

Saturday, October 20, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Celebrate International Archaeology Day at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Meet staff and students who work behind the scenes, engage with objects from around the world at our touch table, and enjoy light refreshments for the opening of a new exhibition, #CrowdCurated. Admission is free.

Uncover Archaeology: Community Archaeology Day at the Joukowsky Institute

Saturday, October 20, 2018

11:00am - 3:00pm

Rhode Island Hall

See ancient coins from Greece and Rome up close! Touch human and animal bones! Examine and draw Persian and Roman ceramics, prehistoric tools, precious metals, and other artifacts from thousands of years ago – coached by experts!  And talk with Brown’s archaeologists about their fieldwork all over the world!

Seventh Generation Rising: A Discussion with Native Youth Activists

Friday, October 5, 2018

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Friedman Hall

108

Seventh Generation Rising: A Discussion with Native Youth Activists
Kick off Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend by meeting youth activists integral to protests at Standing Rock, Bears Ears, and Brown University.

What We Learned: Curating Bears Ears and Drone Warriors

Thursday, September 27, 2018

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Center for Public Humanities

Nightingale-Brown House

Lecture Room, 1st floor

Standing Rock and Bears Ears are both Indigenous spaces that have led to the creation of large scale movements to protect Indigenous sovereignty, and natural and cultural landscapes.

Student Group Interest Meeting

Monday, September 17, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

Are you interested in being part of your local museum? Interested in gaining hands-on experience in the museum field? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes and looking for a way to join the fun? 

Haffenreffer Museum Open House

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Manning Hall

To kick off the new semester, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is hosting an open house for Brown and RISD students! Stop by the Haffenreffer Museum to learn about student opportunities, #AskACurator your museum questions, and contribute to our new #CrowdCurated exhibition. Enjoy light refreshments and sign up for a FREE membership with access to 300+ museums worldwide. 

Exhibit Opening and Reception

Friday, May 11, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Manning Hall

Please join curators, staff, students, and others for the Opening Reception of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's two new exhibitions: Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock and "Sacred is Sacred": The Art of Protecting Bears Ears. 

"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.

Sacred Sites, Federal Indian Law, and the Future

Friday, April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 6:30pm
IBES Room 130, 85 Waterman Street

The political and social dynamics of American Indian sacred sites and basic human rights protections within the contemporary U.S. are constantly evolving. This panel, including various legal scholars, community leaders, and activists, will explore issues of human rights, self-determination, sovereignty, and potential International legal remedies in order to better understand the contemporary realities of misunderstanding, lack of social justice, U.S. constructed hierarchies of economic and political inequality, and overall legacies of colonialism.

Ancestors, Animacy, and Archives: Social Cohesion and Solidarity in the pre-Hispanic Andes

Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

A Talk by Elizabeth DeMarrais

Fort Apache: Conflict, Conservation, and (Re)Conciliation(?) in Indian Country

Thursday, April 05, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

A Talk by John R. Welch

Escape the Haffenreffer

Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00pm - Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:00pm
Manning Hall

The Khipu Model: An Indigenous Political Theory and Research Methods

Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room

A Talk by Mariaelena Huambachano