Cornell Anthropology presents a dialogue, “Global Heritage in the 21st Century,” featuring Peter G. Gould (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) and Cornell alum Christina Luke (Boston University). Friday March 6 2015 at 3:30 pm in 165 McGraw Hall. Co-sponsored by CIAMS, free and open to the public.
New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) presents Jeff Zorn (Cornell University): “Standing on Hole-y Ground: Storage Pits at Tell en-Naṣbeh and the Role of the State.”
Tell en-Naṣbeh, probably biblical Mizpah of Benjamin, was excavated by W. F. Badè of Pacific School of Religion in five seasons between 1926 and 1935. About two-thirds of the 3.2 hectare/8 acre site was uncovered, providing an almost unparalleled example of settlement planning at a mid-size, fortified, rural Israelite town of the Iron Age. A unique and enigmatic feature of the site is a band of ca. 60 storage pits located around the southern periphery of the site, just inside the town’s massive fortifications. This talk explores whether these pits represent private or public storage (initiated by the Judean monarchy) and suggests that the evidence supports the latter theory.
Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 pm, 208 Center for Natural Sciences Bldg. Ithaca College.
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Fall 2015 (and beyond) paid internships at the Johnson Museum have just been posted. These positions are open to all majors, and applications are due April 6. Form here: HFJ-Internships2015
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Art | Science Intersections lecture
Conserving Works on Paper
Thursday February 26, 5:15 p.m. Johnson Museum of Art
Angela Campbell, assistant paper conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss pursuing a career as a conservator of works of art on paper.
This free public lecture is supported in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and held in conjunction with the exhibition An Eye for Detail: Dutch Painting from the Leiden Collection and the seminar “Art | Science Intersections,” a collaboration between the Johnson Museum, the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). Additional support was provided through the generosity of Helen-Mae and Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47, and of Joseph W. Simon ’80 and Ernest F. Steiner ’63 in honor of Vera C. Simon ’55.
The entire Museum is open Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. now through April 30. Parking for this event is FREE at the metered spots in front of the Museum, and visitors can park at ANY Cornell parking garage. The closest is at Martha Van Rensselaer Hall off Forest Home Drive, about a five-minute walk east of the Museum.
From Magnus Fiskesjo, this notice and recommendation on the Ifugao Field School: http://ifrglobal.org/programs/
Kudos to our own Kurt Jordan (Anthropology), who has been named a Faculty Fellow for Spring 2016 with Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences. The link below provides a brief description of the parameters of the fellowship and lists the 2015-2016 cohort: http://socialsciences.cornell.edu/fellows/2015-cohort/
From Thomas Blaber (internship coordinator at the AMNH), via Kurt Jordan: NAARCH Internship Announcement Summer 2015
From John Gorcyzk: n.b. the deadline for applying has been extended to March 1. Poster opens from this link: ARCS Field_School_2015_poster
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.