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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.