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Spring 2010

The Chemistry of Kinship: Daidalos and Kothar Revisited by Andrew Koh (Tufts University). February 11th 2010, Thursday at 5:30 pm. Brown University, Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street, Providence, RI).

Archaeology in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Prospects for the Future by Nancy C. Wilkie (William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and the Liberal Arts, Carleton College). March 3rd 2010, Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Brown University, Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street, Providence, RI).

Selling the Holy Land: The Trade in Middle Eastern Antiquities by Morag M. Kersel (Postdoctoral Fellow, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World). March 31st 2010, Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Brown University, Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street, Providence, RI.

Early Sea-Farers in the Mediterranean: Cretan Evidence for Pre-Homo sapiens Mariners by Thomas Strasser (Providence College) and Curtis Runnels (Boston University). April 7th 2010, Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Providence College, Moore Hall I (1 Cunningham Square, Providence RI).

Fall 2009

End of an Empire: Archaeology and the Collapse of Urartu by Paul Zimansky (State University of New York, Stony Brook). September 23rd 2009, Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Brown University, Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street, Providence, RI).

The Horse is Man's Wings: Archaeological Science and the Changing Nature of the Human-Horse Relationship in Central and East Asia in Prehistory by Mim Bower (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge). October 22nd 2009, Thursday at 5:30 pm. Brown University, Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street, Providence, RI).

Sand, Sphinx and Silty Settlements: AERA Excavations and Climate Change by Mark Lehner (Director, Ancient Egypt Research Associates). November 11th 2009, Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Brown University, Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street, Providence, RI).

Spring 2009

New Light on the Period of the Maccabees: Excavations at Tel Kedesh Andrea Berlin, University of Minnesota

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street Providence, RI
8:00 PM

Burial and Society in Late Antique Palestine Gideon Avni, Israel Antiquities Authority

Co-sponsored by:
RISD Museum
Brown University-Royce Fellowship

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street Providence, RI
8:00 PM

The Bold and the Beautiful: Polychroming and Gilding in Antiquity Benton Kidd, University of Missouri

Co-sponsored by:
RISD Museum
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street Providence, RI
5:30 PM

Fall 2008

Ulixes Redux: Why the Ithaki of Today is Homer’s Ithaca
George L. Huxley, Queens University, Belfast

Co-sponsored by:
Brown University Department of Classics

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street Providence, RI
8:00 PM

Lost Scents: Perfumes and Their Containers in Greek Antiquity William Biers, University of Missouri

Wednesday, November 12
Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street Providence, RI
8:00 PM

Sharing the Heritage: the Transformation of Holy Places in Jerusalem from the Late Byzantine to the Early Islamic period Mahmoud Hawari, University of Oxford

Co-sponsored by:
RISD Museum
Brown University-Ancient Studies; Cogut Center for the Humanities; Middle East Studies; Religious Studies; Royce Fellowship

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street Providence, RI
5:30 PM



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