Brown Bag Series in Archaeology Talk: Casey Mesick

Thursday, December 6th, 2007
Casey Mesick (Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology)
From Product to Process: Constructing an Anthropology of Building(s) at El Zotz, Guatemala
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology
70 Waterman Street, Room 203
All are welcome! Pizza and sodas will be provided or feel free to bring a lunch.
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Upcoming talks at the Joukowsky Institute

Monday, November 26th, 2007, 5:30pm
Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street
Cultural? Heritage? Tourism? Series
Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
National Imagination, Archaeo-Tourism, and the Politics of Cultural Heritage in Greece

Since the emergence of archaeology, museums, and tourism 19th century, heritage and archaeo-tourism has been a channel for valorizing national and regional identities. The logic of national community created by these closely associated collateral devices often clashes with the logic of capital, inherent both in the nationalist project, and in the phenomenon of archaeo-tourism. This clash produces some interesting and often irreconcilable tensions.
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program
Talks in this series will explore the problems and practice of cultural, or heritage, tourism, from many disciplinary angles and in a cross-cultural context.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2007, 12:00pm
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street
Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
Dreaming Ruins: Materiality, Archaeology, and National Imagination

Ideas of the Greek past and the archaeological record not only influence the present but play an active role in the production of national history. Looking at case-studies from Vergina in Greek Macedonia, and the Parthenon (or Elgin) marbles, this talk will explore how the sensuous and experiential properties of ancient ‘things’ give concreteness and physicality to national memory and the Greek national dream. Based on the recently published book by the author, entitled, “The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece” (OUP, 2007).
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007
12:00 pm, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, 70 Waterman Street
Brown Bag Series in Archaeology
Jason Urbanus (Ph.D. Candidate, Joukowsky Institute)

A View from Afar: Aspects of the Roman Conquest of NW Iberia

“Cultural? Heritage? Tourism?” Series

Monday, November 12th, 2007
“Cultural? Heritage? Tourism?” Series
Timothy Webmoor (Stanford University)
…And Heritage for All! But What Is ‘Heritage’? – at a World Heritage Site for Example
5:30 pm, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street
Co-sponsored with the John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Program
Talks in this series will explore the problems and practice of cultural, or heritage, tourism, from many disciplinary angles and in a cross-cultural context.

Spring 2008 Classes posted

Spring 2008
* Sport in the Ancient Greek World (First-Year Seminar) with John Cherry
* Mediterranean Bronze Age with Elissa Faro
* Roman Archaeology and Art with Sue Alcock
* Ancient Egypt in the Global World with Thomas Hikade
* Egyptian Archaeology II with Thomas Hikade
* Archaeologies of the Near East with Ömür Harmansah
* Architectural Sculpture of Ancient Greece and Rome with Diana Ng
* Contemporary Issues in Archaeological Theory with Ömür Harmansah
* Island Archaeology in the Mediterranean with John Cherry
* Sacred Space: Archaeological and Religious Studies Perspectives with Ian Straughn
* Comparative Empires and Material Culture with Diana Ng
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New Concentration in Archaeology and the Ancient World Approved

The undergraduate concentration in Archaeology and the Ancient World provides students with an opportunity to explore the multi-faceted discipline of archaeology while examining the critical early civilizations of the so-called ‘Old World’– that is, the complex societies of the Mediterranean, Egypt, and Ancient Western Asia (roughly equivalent to the ancient Near East). The concentration, with its three distinct but overlapping tracks, is intended to allow students flexibility in structuring their own path through this diverse field of study. The concentration is also designed to allow students to build progressively upon what they have learned, moving from introductory courses to upper level seminars. Research opportunities, through summer fieldwork, museum experience, or independent study projects, are strongly encouraged.
With this concentration, the three tracks are: Archaeology and the Ancient World; Classical Archaeology; Egyptian and Ancient Western Asian Archaeology. Archaeology and the Ancient World is the most exploratory of the concentration tracks, and this option emphasizes material culture studies across the full spectrum of the ancient world. Classical Archaeology is intended for those interested chiefly in the ‘classic’ civilizations of the Mediterranean (Greece and Rome), as well as for those interested in both earlier (prehistoric) and later (medieval) periods in that geographic region. Egyptian and Ancient Western Asian Archaeology is intended for those interested chiefly in the cultures of Egypt and Ancient Western Asia (the ancient ‘Near East’ — Anatolia, the Levant, Mesopotamia), from prehistoric through Islamic times.
Check our undergraduate pages for more about concentrating in Archaeology and the Ancient World, at http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/undergrad/req.html .

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