Call for Abstracts and Save the Date! Archaeological Stratigraphy Conference 2023

To mark the 50th anniversary of the invention of the Harris Matrix, which changed the paradigm of archaeological stratigraphy, an international conference is planned for October 26-28, 2023 in Graz, Austria.  For detailed information about the Archaeological Stratigraphy Conference 2023, a circular can be downloaded at or go to the conference website:

American Research Center in Egypt Public Lecture

Fred H. Lawson, Professor of Government Emeritus of Mills College, will be presenting Conflict over the Nile: Recent Developments Regarding an Ancient Fear on June 24, 2023 at 2:00 ET.

Egypt has for centuries feared that the waters of the Nile River might be siphoned off or blocked, leaving its people thirsting and its farmlands parched. This potential threat has become an actual danger at several historical moments. The Grand Renaissance Dam project triggered a decade of negotiations among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, yet the fourth and largest stage in the filling of the dam’s reservoir is scheduled to take place in August 2023. Situating current developments in the context of the institutions and practices that govern the distribution of this vital resource can enhance our understanding of the dispute and the prospects for its resolution.

To learn more and register, please visit:

John Carter Brown Library Open Hours

The JCB Library will be hosting open hours on Friday, May 19, 2023 to celebrate their newly accessible physical and digital spaces. The order of events are as below:

Speaker and Award Presentation

3 p.m. | College Green

University and JCB Library leadership will provide remarks and present the JCB Award for Outstanding Service and Scholarship to

Dr. María Isabel Grañén Porrúa, scholar, philanthropist and a leader in libraries and archives of the Americas.

Library Tours

3-5 p.m. | JCB Library, 94 George St.

Tour the renovation of the historic building’s west entrance, explore the new exhibit, “1846: Inventing Americana at the John Carter Brown Library,” and learn more about the library’s new digital platform.


5-6:30 p.m. | Hope Club, 71 Waterman Street

Enjoy light refreshments with University and library leadership and other invited guests.

Register here!

Met Fellows’ 2023 Spring Presentation

Presenting cross-cultural and trans-historical connections rooted in a deep engagement with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, the fellows’ research this year evades easy classification by circumventing traditional disciplinary boundaries and exploring exciting new avenues of inquiry across the humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage preservation.

Taking place virtually on Zoom from May 4 through May 19, 10 AM and 1 PM on Thursdays and Fridays, this year’s events will feature 47 fellows presenting 20-minute talks. All sessions will be followed by rich panel discussions benefitting from the insights and expertise of staff from across curatorial and conservation. Registration is required for the virtual presentations.

Fellows will also activate their research onsite and in-person on Fridays, May 5, 12 (The Cloisters), and 19 through talks, musical performances, and other exciting activations of the galleries. This event is included with museum admission and registration is not required.

Register for the Zoom presentations here.

Training Opportunities in Archaeology: Detection Dogs in Archaeology Workshop

Detection Dogs in Archeology Workshop 2023 

Participants will receive training to understand when to employ HRD dog survey in archeological settings, methods, and how to interpret results. Field exercises will demonstrate best practices regarding HRD dog survey under various circumstances. Workshop instructors include certified dog handler teams, leading experts in HRD dog survey, and professional archeologists leading the development of this practice. Field exercises will take place at various points of interest at Poverty Point, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and earthwork complex. 

Full Workshop AnnouncementDetection Dogs in Archeology Workshop 2023 (U.S. National Park Service) (

Dates: May 9 – 11, 2023. The workshop will begin at 8 am on Tuesday, May 9 and end at 5 pm on Thursday, May 11.  

Location: Poverty Point World Heritage Site, 6859 LA-577, Pioneer, LA 71266. 

Cost: Regular participants: $600. Student participants: $300. 

How to register: Visit our full workshop announcement link above for registration. 

Contact: Sadie Schoeffler, [email protected] (337) 257-6045, or Tad Britt, [email protected] (318) 521-5641. 

News and announcements from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology at Brown University