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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!

Lecture: “Patchy Anthropocene: The Feral Impacts of Infrastructure”

Global climate change policy is not enough: environmental damage emerges patch by patch.  It is up close and personal as well as planetary.  Perhaps what we need is a “field guide” to the feral, that is, to nonhuman responses to human building projects that are out of human control: from noxious weeds to plagues to out-of-control carbon-dioxide emissions. This talk shows how we might address the Anthropocene in its granular particularity—while still attending to the global and the planetary.

Currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is an internationally renowned anthropologist. In addition to over forty articles, Prof Tsing is the author of several award-winning books, including In the Realm of the Diamond Queen (1995) and Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection (2005). In 2010, Prof. Tsing received a Guggenheim Fellowship, during which she wrote her multiple award–winning book, The Mushroom at the End of the World (2015), which considers how the matsutake mushroom is a figure for understanding global dilemmas of capitalism and the environment. Between 2013 and 2018, Prof. Tsing was Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she established a transdisciplinary program encompassing the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts in an exploration of  the “Anthropocene,” i.e., the geologic epoch defined by human disturbance of the earth’s ecosystems. From that project, she co-curated Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene (2021), a multi-disciplinary digital exploration of the Anthropocene. She is currently co-authoring a book that draws from that project, entitled Field Guide to the Patchy Anthropocene.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Time: 5:30 PM EST

Location: Wolfensohn Hall and via Zoom

Register here.

The Institute requires that anyone attending an in-person event be fully vaccinated. Please click here for IAS COVID-19 protocol information.

Graduate Student Conference: Negation

Join the Department of German Studies for a graduate student conference surrounding “The Meaning of Negation in a Moral Universe.” There will be a lecture by Paul North, a professor of German from Yale University, followed by a discussion by panelists. All are invited to attend. All proceedings will be in English.

Date: 17-18 February

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman St.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications to our postdoctoral fellow positions in Archaeology and the Ancient World. Exceptional junior scholars who can enhance and strengthen our commitment to inclusive education and research and to equality and social justice are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applicants from underrepresented groups.

We seek candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research, engaged scholarship, and cross-disciplinary thinking. We are interested in individuals whose work focuses on archaeology of the Mediterranean, Egypt, and/or surrounding regions of the Middle East and North Africa, all broadly defined, and including research focused on recent periods; we are equally interested in applications from archaeologists, whose methodological and interdisciplinary expertise clearly transcends regional specializations, and whose research complements that of existing faculty. Applicants must have normally received their doctorate within the last five years, and the Ph.D. must be in hand prior to July 1, 2023.

We fully understand and appreciate the impact that the current pandemic has had and may continue to exert on our lives, personally and professionally, and we will read ongoing research efforts and publication records in that light.

In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach one course per semester.  Teaching may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute, through the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment in which to pursue research and to develop new interdisciplinary or community connections. 

These will be two-year positions, with confirmation after one year, beginning on July 1, 2023.

Application Instructions
All candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses (150-300 words each), a statement (150-300 words) of their experience and/or ideas for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in their teaching and research, and contact information for three references by February 15, 2023. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at  apply.interfolio.com/118818. There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

For further information: 

Professor Peter van Dommelen, Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
[email protected]

Application Deadline for Ph.D. program in Archaeology and the Ancient World: January 3, 2023

This year’s deadline for applications to Brown University’s doctoral program in Archaeology and the Ancient World is January 3, 2023. To learn more about the program and application process, visit our website’s Information for Prospective Students page, at https://brown.edu/academics/archaeology/graduate/info.

All admitted students receive six years’ guaranteed funding. Fee waivers for applying are available by application at: http://tinyurl.com/4xzn3bt5.

Applications to Ph.D. programs at Brown University are submitted to, and managed through, the Graduate School. For general information on the process of applying and to access the online application system, explore the Application Information section of the Graduate School website. The specific requirements for applications to Archaeology and the Ancient World can be viewed on the Graduate School’s program page