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Gods, Heroes, and Mortals in Ancient Greece and Rome Opens at RISD Museum

The Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art has opened a “mini-gallery”, titled “Gods, Heroes, and Mortals in Ancient Greece and Rome”, that features a few of the pieces from the Museum’s ancient art collection. The Museum’s main Greek and Roman galleries are closed for renovation until Fall 2010. For more information, visit

CFP: Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2010 – Call for Session Proposals

The Location of Theory
Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2010
Friday, April 30th to Sunday, May 1st, 2010
Brown University, Providence, RI
Call for Session Proposals

Brown University now invites the submission of session proposals for ‘The Location of Theory’, the third annual meeting of the Theoretical Archaeological Group in North America, at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

While our choice of topic — ‘The Location of Theory’ — offers many interpretive angles and possibilities for discussion, TAG 2010 welcomes sessions on any theoretical subject or controversy. Session organizers will be responsible for selecting speakers, discussants, and organizing abstracts. While various format options are possible and at the discretion of the organizer, we strongly encourage the development of workshops, roundtables, or other innovative styles of engagement that can facilitate discussion and interaction perhaps more effectively than traditional ‘stand-and-deliver’ (individual papers followed by Q&A) sessions.

Sessions must be planned to occupy no more than a half day (3 hours).

The closing deadline for session proposals is December 1st, 2009.

We request the following for each submitted session proposal:
1) The name(s) and up-to-date contact information for the organizer(s)
2) The title and proposed length of the session
3) A description (500 words maximum) of the session’s theme and scope, and of its proposed format (round table, workshop, panel, debate, book discussion, media presentation, etc.)
4) A list of definite (or possible) participants in the session with (where appropriate) titles and abstracts (250 words maximum)

Please submit this as a single electronic pdf document to: [email protected]

The deadline for individual papers or other forms of participation (to be submitted directly to specific session organizers) is 15th February 2010. Please see the Call for Papers.
More information available at

Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on November 12-13

The Federal Register has announced a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to review the extension of the El Salvador request and the interim report on the Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Italy.

On November 12, the Committee will have an open session from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, to receive oral public comment on the proposal to extend the MOU with El Salvador. And on November 13, the Committee will continue its interim review of the MOU with Italy and will have an open session from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon to receive oral public comment.

Archaeologists are encouraged to attend the public meeting, or to send expert testimony in the form of a letter.

For questions about this, please contact Morag Kersel, at [email protected].