Cartoon courtesy of Dr. Atalay.
On November 5, 2015, Dr. Sonya Atalay (UMass Amherst) met a panel of CIAMS faculty (Kurt Jordan, Ben Anderson) and students (Taylor Hummel, Jessica Plant, Perri Gerard-Little, Jess Pfundstein) to discuss activist research – scholarship that matters in the face of university corporatization.
The cartoon pictured left is the one Dr. Atalay references during the discussion.
The entire discussion of about one hour opens below:
Phaistos disk (2nd mil. BCE). Image source: ArtSTOR.
On October 16, 2015, Dr. John Cherry (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University) met a panel of CIAMS faculty (Sturt Manning) and students (Jenna Bittenbender, Gabrielle Borenstein, Chelsea Cole, Ned Fisher, Amanda Gaggioli, William Mastandrea) to discuss early state formation in the Aegean. The recorded discussion of about an hour opens below.
Special thanks to Jennifer Carrington for aiding in the recording of this podcast.
Historical net fishing in the Pacific Northwest.
On September 18, 2015, Bill Angelbeck (Douglas College) met with a panel of CIAMS faculty (Kurt Jordan) and students (Kathleen Garland, Perri Gerard-Little, Samantha Sanft, and Erin Wright) to discuss the application of modes of production analysis to anarchic societies, focusing on the Pacific Northwest. The recorded discussion of about an hour opens below.
Reconstruction of the entry gate to the Egyptian fortress. Photo credit: Martin Peilstöcker (The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project)
On September 9, 2015 Aaron Burke (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA), met a panel of CIAMS students (Jenny Carrington, Gabby Borenstein, Jess Pfundstein, Andrew Crocker), faculty (Chris Monroe), and researchers (Brita Lorentzen) to discuss his excavations at the Late Bronze Age Egyptian fortress at Jaffa, in present-day Israel. He also gave a CIAMS lecture the evening prior. The recorded discussion of about 45 minutes opens below.
On March 27, 2015 Vanderbilt University archaeologist Steven Wernke met a panel of CIAMS students (Anastasia Kotsoglou, Bill Mastandrea, Lucius Elliott, Jess Pfundstein, Jenny Carrington) and faculty (Lori Khatchadourian, Chris Monroe) to discuss his award-winning book, Negotiated Settlements, Andean Communities and Landscapes under Inka and Spanish Colonialism. The recorded discussion of about an hour opens below.
Benjamin Arbuckle (Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) met a panel of CIAMS students (John Gorczyk, Perri Gerard-Little, Kathryn Weber, Nils Niemeier) and faculty (Nerissa Russell) on March 17, 2015 in the LOL to discuss Neolithic animal economies in SW Asia and ‘big data’ projects generally. He also gave a CIAMS Lecture the evening prior and a CIAMS Workshop on ‘Big Data’ projects on the 17th. Arbuckle’s research addresses topics ranging from the origins and spread of domestic livestock in the Neolithic to the social and economic uses of animals in early complex societies. He directs the ‘Central Anatolian Pastoralism Project,’ and has worked at Çadır Höyük, Acemhöyük, Köşk Höyük, and Direkli Mağarası (all in Turkey). The hour-long discussion opens below:
On March 13, 2015 Matthew Johnson (Anthropology, Northwestern University) met a panel of CIAMS students (Sam Barber, Jenna Bittenbender, Kathryn Weber, Eilis Monahan) and faculty (Adam Smith, Chris Monroe) prior to his public talk for the Anthropology Colloquium to discuss phenomenological approaches in British landscape archaeology and the case of Bodiam Castle. The wide-ranging discussion responded to Matt’s chapter in The Public Value of the Humanities (2012), his 2011 paper in Annual Review of Anthropology , and current issues in global heritage preservation in the wake of destruction carried out by the Islamic State. The full 57 minute conversation opens in the audio stream below:
On February 10, 2015 Binghamton University archaeologist Elizabeth Robinson met with a panel of CIAMS students (Jess Pfundstein, Liana Brent, Nils Niemeier, and Tim Sorg) and CIAMS Director Sturt Manning to discuss her lecture the evening prior and a forthcoming work on the role of local women in the integration of Larinum (Italy) into the Roman state. The recorded discussion of about an hour opens with the link below.
On 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.
Professor 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.