Category Archives: podcasts–RadioCIAMS

RadioCIAMS: Shelley Wachsmann on deep-submergence archaeology and wheeled ships

 group shotOn November 12, 2014 Texas A&M University nautical archaeologist Shelley Wachsmann met with a panel of students (Brita Lorentzen, Carrie Fulton,  Xan Stepp) and faculty (Sturt Manning, Chris Monroe) to discuss deep-submergence archaeology and the overland, ritualized transport of ships in antiquity.  The panel prepared by reading Dr. Wachsmann’s chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology and attending his AIA lecture the evening prior. The recorded conversation of around 53 minutes opens in the link below.

RadioCIAMS: Peter van Dommelen (Brown University) on mobility, migration, and archaeology in Sardinia

pvandomm_thumbProfessor of Archaeology and Anthropology Peter van Dommelen (Brown University) presented “Connected Communities: Undocumented Migration and Material Practices in the West Mediterranean,” Wed. Nov. 5  and joined a panel of CIAMS faculty (Sturt Manning and Chris Monroe) and students (Bonnie Etter, Perri Gerard-Little, Katie Kearns, Julia Gruhot, and Nils Niemeier) the morning of Nov 6 for a panel discussion about his talk and related articles (van Dommelen 2014 in World Archaeology, and introduction to Cabana and Clark eds. 2011). Dr. van Dommelen carries out fieldwork on Sardinia, concentrating on landscapes, colonialism and connectivity in the 1st millennium BCE. The recorded discussion of about 53 minutes duration opens below.

RadioCIAMS: Nadine Moeller (Oriental Institute) podcast on Tell Edfu

Moeller EdfuDr. Nadine Moeller (Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute, Chicago) presented The context of the Khayan sealings from Tell Edfu: Chronological and historical implications for the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt” on  Oct 6, 2014,  and participated in a CIAMS podcast the following morning. The student panel was composed of Eilis Monahan, Jess Pfundstein, Katie Kearns, Bill Mastandrea, and Freddy Loew. They asked questions about the lecture and a related article in Near Eastern Archaeology 75.2  (2012).  CIAMS Director Sturt Manning introduced our guest, and Cornell Egyptologist Caitie Barrett was also on the panel. Dr. Moeller has been directing the Tell Edfu Project since 2001, and has excavated in Egypt at Abu Raswash, Memphis, Zawiet Sultan (Zawiet el-Meitin), Theban West Bank, Valley of the Kings, Dendera and Elephantine. The recorded discussion opens below.

RadioCIAMS: Jennifer Birch, Northern Iroquoian Societies

birch_smileRadioCIAMS 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.

RadioCIAMS: Glenn Schwartz (JHU) on Elite Tombs at Bronze Age Umm el-Marra (Syria)

Umm el Marra tombRadioCIAMS 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 March 26, 2014 Glenn Schwartz (Johns Hopkins U. Prof. of Near Eastern Studies) met with CIAMS students Asa Cameron, Eilis Monahan, Jeff Leon, and Kathryn Weber to talk about excavations at Tell Umm el-Marra in western Syria, which have exposed a large funerary complex of rich tombs associated with local rulers in the Early Bronze Age period of Syria’s first urban civilization, ca. 2500-2100 BC.  We also discussed the piece Schwartz co-authored with Sebastian Heath (ISAW) on ‘Legal Threats to Cultural Exchange of Archaeological Materials’ (American Journal of Archaeology 2009). The full recording of the discussion opens below:

RadioCIAMS: Shannon Dawdy, ‘Millennial Archaeology’ and ‘Clockpunk Anthropology’

sdawdy_photoRadioCIAMS 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 March 14, 2014 University of Chicago archaeologist Shannon Dawdy spoke with a panel of CIAMS students (Nick Lashaway, Katie Kearns, Cindy Kocik, Perri Gerard-Little) and faculty (Kurt Jordan, Adam Smith) about two of her provocative articles, ‘Clockpunk Anthropology and the Ruins of Modernity’ (Current Anthropology 51(6):761-793) and ‘Millennial Archaeology: Locating the Discipline in the Age of Insecurity/Doomsday Confessions’ (Archaeological Dialogues 16(2): 131-142, 186-193). The full recorded discussion opens below:Dawdy group photo

RadioCIAMS: Joanna Sofaer

Joanna SoafaerRadioCIAMS 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 Thurs Feb 27, 2014, Joanna Sofaer (University of Southampton) discussed her work on osteoarchaeology, materiality, and gender with a panel of CIAMS students (Betty Hensellek, Alex Marko, Liana Brent, John Gorcyzk) and faculty respondent, Nerissa Russell (ANTH). Recorded , 4:30 pm in the Landscapes and Objects Lab (LOL, 125 McGraw).  Listen here:Sofaer podcast group

Welcome to RadioCIAMS

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.

It’s time to think things over … Stay tuned for RadioCIAMS.

The inaugural podcast featured osteoarchaeologist Joanna Sofaer, and was posted Feb 28, 2014.

Joyce and Smith podcast, ‘Why archaeology matters’

Adam T. Smith and Cornell Alum Rosemary Joyce appear on webcast, “Why Archaeology Matters: A Crisis in Federal Funding of Archaeological Research.“  A rejoinder to the September 30, 2013 USA Today article by House Representatives Eric Cantor and Lamar Smith that criticized government funding of science research through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hosted by Joseph Schuldenrein.