RadioCIAMS is the podcast series of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS). In these podcasts we seek to probe the critical debates in archaeology in conversation between leading practitioners and the next generation of researchers.
On September 12, 2014 University of Georgia Assistant Professor Jennifer Birch met with a panel of CIAMS students (Perri Gerard-Little, Cynthia Kocik, and Samantha Sanft) and Cornell anthropologist Kurt Jordan to discuss recent research on Northern Iroquoian societies. The link below opens the audio recording of the discussion.
The Archaeology Program is hosting a pizza lunch for all those interested in archaeology at Cornell (minors, majors, faculty, etc.). Friday Sep 19 at 12:20 in the Landscapes and Objects Lab (LOL, 125 McGraw Hall).
Cornell’s Society for the Humanities announced the upcoming theme for its 2015-16 fellowship: TIME. Archaeologists with a comparative leaning may want to take note, apply, and watch for lectures next year. See the theme announcement here: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/ft_15_16.html
CIAMS Master’s student Cynthia Kocik was graduated in August 2014, having completed her thesis, “The Edges of Wood: Dendrochronological Analysis of Three Seneca Iroquois Structures at Letchworth State Park, 1796-1831.” Since graduating Cindy has been working at the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory and plans to do so into early 2015. Eventually she hopes to work in CRM or in an archaeology-related post with a state parks service or historical society in the Midwest. Congratulations, Cindy!
As announced in the spring, CIAMS students are invited to submit images from their Summer (or Fall) projects for the first annual CIAMS Award for Archaeological Photography, known to insiders as ‘the Cappy’. A book voucher (yes !!) awaits the digital auteur who best captures something quintessential about archaeological research and fieldwork. Send your images (in jpg or other common format) to Chris Monroe via email by Oct 10, the Friday before Fall Break. I will then post the entries online and let a panel of aesthetically-challenged, myopic scholars decide the lucky winner! Good luck, and may the best shooter win!
Come join us for food, refreshment and tales from your fellow archaeological travelers. Thursday August 28 at 5 pm in G08 Goldwin Smith Hall (Art History Lounge).
Ambassador visits Armenian excavation site
The U.S. Ambassador to Armenia recently toured an archaeological field site in that country, spending time with co-directors Adam T. Smith, professor of anthropology and Lori Khatchadourian, assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies. Read more at Cornell Tumblr…
The Human Resources office at Wesleyan University wanted CIAMS students past and present to know that Wesleyan has an exciting opportunity for an Archaeological Collections Manager. Read more about the position and apply at this link: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4504
The FIRST Act has two flaws that could limit future discoveries
By David J. Skorton, Published: May 20
Congress soon will make an important set of decisions that could significantly impact our nation’s global technological and economic edge now and for years to come. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is about to mark up legislation — the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act (FIRST Act) — to reauthorize a number of agencies and programs, including the National Science Foundation, charged with enabling the United States to uphold a position of world leadership in research and education. Read more in the Washington Post…