Archaeology Survey Technologies, Data Integration & Applications Workshop and Seminar
Workshop: Monday August 15th to Saturday August 20th, 2011
at the Historic Longfellow House, Cambridge, MA
Seminar: October 21st, 2011
at the Historic Longfellow House, Cambridge, MA
Providence, RI, June 29, 2011… Margaret Watters, Research Fellow at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, received a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) to run a summer workshop and seminar at the historic Longfellow House in Cambridge, MA, the former home of poet Henry Longfellow and once the headquarters of General George Washington. The program will use the national historic landmark property as the focus for graduate student and professional training in areas such as archaeological geophysical survey techniques and 3D laser scanning (Feldman3D) . Watters hopes to help promote the use of these methods in the investigation, planning, and preservation of historic properties.
“This grant provides a vital resource for students and professionals that are involved in historic property investigation and management through hands-on training and professional development,” Watters said.
Watters specializes in three-dimensional visualization of remotely sensed and excavated archaeological data for a new perspective on non-invasive modeling and analysis of archaeological sites. Much of her research has focused on geophysical site mapping and 3D visualization of archaeological landscapes. Her fieldwork includes investigations around the globe with special research concentrations at Stabiae, Italy; the Catholme Ceremonial Complex, Staffordshire, UK; and the Euchaita / Avkat Project in Turkey. (http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/people/watters.html)
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training uses technology to serve the future of America’s heritage through applied research and professional training. Since its founding in 1994, NCPTT has awarded over $7 million in grants for research to advance the use of science and technology in the field of historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the National Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships. http://ncptt.nps.gov/
The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, founded in 2004, promotes the investigation, understanding, and enjoyment of the archaeology and art of ancient complex societies, particularly those of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Near East. The Institute’s faculty and facilities provide a campus hub for archaeological research and teaching, including active fieldwork projects, diverse graduate and undergraduate curricula, and numerous public outreach activities. Institute website: http://www.brown.edu/joukowskyinstitute .
Feldman3D is the 3D Laser Scanning Services division of Harry R. Feldman, Inc. Land Surveyors in Boston, MA. They provide clients with 3D and 3D survey products from their experienced survey and laser scanning teams. From 3D models to 2D topographic plans, Feldman3D has the experience, technology and expertise that delivers real world survey products for any project. http://www.feldman3d.com/
ArchaeologicalTraces.org is an autonomous, archaeological, international editorial project, created and managed by the A.T.P.G. Society, an Italian Archaeological Association composted by doctoral, MA and BA students from the Universities of La Sapienza-Rome, (ITA) Manchester, (UK), Ferrara (ITA) and Brown University (USA).
The Project is scientific and didactic. Internet and the Web are its own way of communication. Among the interesting and useful resources collected at ArchaeologicalTraces.org is a list of archaeological software
Other editorial sections within the website include:
The overall aim of the Project is to create a new space of research and debate, open to young researchers and students in archaeology, to develop their instruments, approaches and knowledge in a sharing, free and open access environment.
The objectives of the Project are to:
- Share prehistoric and protohistoric archaeological information and research with the Open Access philosophy .
- Assure that Prehistoric and Protohistoric research become more user friendly and widely accessible than any printed paper, considering the free of charge aspect of this way of communication.
- Assure free publication and visibility to Experimental Archaeology.
- Give to graduates the possiblity of publishing their dissertations, free of charge, and to guarantee the complete intellectual property of their work with the use of Creative Commons Licenses.
The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is excited to announce our Summer Institute: Museums and 21st Century Skills on July 19, 20, and 21 from 10am to 4pm.
Please join a diverse group of teachers and educators to explore key components of 21st Century skills in the museum context.
The institute will share with participants ways to use works of art and design to develop the skills of critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Gallery discussions, presentations by experts, workshops, and lesson development reveal ways that art and design can support teaching and learning goals. PD credits are available.
Cost of the Summer Institute is $125. Cost for graduate students or teachers in training is $60.
Pre-registration has started. To register and to get more information, please call Mariani Lefas-Tetenes at 401-454-6552.
To pay by credit card, please call RISD Museum Visitor Services at 709-8402.
To pay by check, please make check out to “Museum of Art, RISD” and mail to c/o Mariani Lefas-Tetenes, Education Department, Museum of Art/RISD, 224 Benefit Street, Providence, 02903.
We’re now registering participants and invite you to join, as well as share this opportunity with your colleagues.
The Day of Archaeology 2011 is an online project that will allow archaeologists working all over the world to document what they do on one day, July 29th 2011. This date coincides with the Festival of British Archaeology, which runs from 16th – 31st July 2011.
Archaeologists taking part in the project will document their day through photographs, videos and written blog posts. These will then be collected on this website, which will provide a glimpse into a day in the life of people working in archaeology, from archaeological excavations to laboratories, universities, community archaeology groups, education services, museums and offices.
This project is open to everyone working or volunteering in any aspect of archaeology from anywhere in the world – and even those who have defected!
How to Get Involved
We are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology”. The resulting Day of Archaeology website will demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. We want anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology to get involved, and help show the world why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures.
How you can help
We are looking for archaeologists who are, on Friday 29 July, able to document their day and send it to us to publish on the Day of Archaeology website (http://www.dayofarchaeology.com ). You can do this through any medium that you are comfortable with, be it writing about, filming, recording or photographing your day.
If you can’t make Friday, you can still contribute up to a week after the Day of Archaeology. If you would like to take part but don’t feel confident writing a blog or uploading photos/film, please get in touch with us and we can help.
How to Sign Up
Email us if you would like to take part, and we will be in touch about how to submit your entry.
The RISD Museum of Art welcomes applications to its volunteer Gallery Lecturer Program for local undergraduate and graduate students to give public lectures in the galleries. Participating students are part of a vibrant group of fellow students who will deepen their understanding of art and share it with the public. They will receive training with Museum staff and learn about the collection and special exhibitions, including behind the scenes visits, and developing tour strategies and public speaking skills. In collaboration with Museum staff, each student will devise thematic public tours informed by their personal viewpoint and interest. Following training students will continue to develop and give tours and participate in meetings as well as advise on programs for college students in the Museum.
Matriculated freshman, sophomore or junior at one of the region’s colleges or universities or first year graduate students.
Active interest in art, art history, museums, and community outreach. Participants need not be art or art history majors/concentrators.
Able to commit to required weekly 2-hour training sessions during the fall semester, 2011, and to giving 3 tours per semester the following year(s) as well as attending 2
1-hour meetings of Student Gallery Lecturers per semester. Applicants should consider this a multiyear commitment.
This program offers college students from a range of disciplines an opportunity to expand their interest in art, to get to know the Museum and its collections intimately, to work closely with professional Museum staff, and to reach out to the public.
Applications are available at http://risdmuseum.org/uploadedFiles/Museum_of_Art/Education/Gallery_Lecturer_Application(1).pdf . The deadline for applying is April 29th, 2011.