CONF: The Archaeology of Italy: State of the Field 2011

Seen on Rome-arch (rather short notice on this one; I must have missed the original posting):

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World will host the
symposium "The Archaeology of Italy: State of the Field 2011" on March 18th and
19th 2011. The symposium aimsto discuss the current state of the archaeology
of peninsular Italy in the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on the North
American academy. With an interest not only in tracking the trends and
methodologies in use in the archaeological investigation of this very important
piece of the Mediterranean, the symposium also seeks to examine the place of
peninsular Italian archaeology with respect to other geographical sub-fields of
Mediterranean archaeology. Perhaps most importantly, the symposium will
discuss not only the current state of the field, but also explore possible
future directions, methodologies, and techniques to be employed.The symposium
will several four sessions; one session dealing with the current state of
research, another future directions in research, and a third (in two parts)
that will serve as forum for graduate students to discuss their own research
and network with graduate colleagues and faculty. John Robb (Reader in European
Prehistory, University of Cambridge) will deliver his keynote talk, "Italian
Archaeology 2011: Where Is It and Where Is It Going?", on March 18th at 5.30pm.
The venue for the location is the home of the Joukowsky Institute, Rhode Island
Hall on Brown’s campus (60 George Street • Providence RI).

Friday, March 18
5:30 PM – Keynote session
* Welcome and introduction – Susan E. Alcock Director, Joukowsky Institute for
Archaeology and the Ancient World; Joukowsky Family Professor in Archaeology;
Professor of Classics; Professor of Anthropology

* “Italian Archaeology 2011: Where Is It and Where Is It Going?” – Dr. John
Robb Reader in European Prehistory, University of Cambridge

7:30 PM – Reception in Rhode Island Hall atrium
Saturday, March 19
* 9:00 am – coffee
* 9:30 am – Introduction to the sessions
* 9:45 – 10:45 Session I – the state of today’s field moderator: Steven Ellis,
University of Cincinnati

* "Breaking the boundaries of proto-history and Etruscology" – Corinna Riva
University College London

* "Digging the past, building the future: a research agenda for 1st millennium
BC Italy" – Jeffrey Becker Joukowsky Institute, Brown University

* "’The Land without History’: forever?" – Marco Maiuro Columbia University
* "Italy Today" – Richard Hodges University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology

* 10:45 – 11:00 am – coffee break
* 11:00 – 12:15 Session II – Graduate Student Research forum, part I moderator:
Jessica Nowlin, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University

* “New Methods and Theories for the Study of Domestic Space in the South
Italian Bronze Age” – Nicholas Wolff Boston University

* "Sacred Matter: Sacrifice and the Altars of Republican Rome and Latium" –
Claudia Moser Joukowsky Institute, Brown University

* "The tombs of Roman Campania: Reconstructing regional ties through funerary
culture" – Allison Emmerson University of Cincinnati

* 12:15 – 2:00 pm – Lunch
* 2:00 – 3:15 Session III – Graduate Student Research forum, part II moderator:
Clive Vella, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University

* "Digging Digitally: New excavation recording methodologies and why they
matter" – Jessica Nowlin Joukowsky Institute, Brown University

* "The archaeology of rural production in central Tyrrhenian Italy" – Abigail
Crawford Boston University

* "The Roads at the Latin City of Gabii" – Andrew Johnston Harvard University
* “Studying ‘Italian’ archaeology at UT Austin” – Jenny Muslin University of
Texas at Austin

* 3:15 – 3:30 pm – coffee break
* 3:30 – 4:30 Session IV – the state of tomorrow’s field moderator: Nick
DePace, Rhode Island School of Design

* "Italian Archaeology and Social History: Future Directions" – Annalisa
Marzano University of Reading / ISAW at NYU

* "Purity and Danger: On the Study of the Art of Ancient Italy" – Francesco de
Angelis Columbia University

* "Archaeological Remote Sensing to Visualization: a focus on Stabiae" –
Margaret Watters Joukowsky Institute, Brown University

* 4:30 – 5:30 pm – Final Discussion

If you would like more information on the symposium or if you have an interest
in attending, please contact Jeffrey Becker or Susan Alcock.

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World, Brown University • Box
1837 / 60 George Street Providence, RI 02912 • Telephone: (401) 863-3188; Fax:
(401) 863-9423

Jeffrey_Becker AT

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