University of Virginia: Archaeology Brown-Bag Workshop


Archaeology Brown-Bag Workshops provide an informal, interdisciplinary venue for presentations of work in progress by students, faculty, and visiting scholars, and for discussion of developments in the recent archaeological literature. Plus there is free food and drink. Workshops convene more-or-less tri-weekly on Fridays at 4:00-5:30 in the conference room on the second floor of Brooks Hall, unless otherwise noted below.

Want to volunteer a talk or discussion topic? Email Adria LaViolette, or Fraser Neiman.
Fall 2017
Sept. 1
Organization Meeting. Introductions and summer research updates.

Sept. 22
The Most Discouraged Mycenaeans: Performing Emotion and Death Through Gesture in Late Bronze Age Tanagra, Greece. Dr. Anastasia Dakouri-Hild. McIntyre Department of Art, Assistant Professor, Aegean and Near Eastern Archaeology.

Oct. 13
The Archaeology of Indentured Labor in Nineteenth-Century Mauritius. Julia Haines, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia.

Oct. 18-21
Special Event
Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape. This three-day conference at UVA will highlight current research and memorialization projects that draw on documentary, architectural and archaeological evidence. A preliminary program can be found here.

Oct. 27
Special Event
The Phoenix Factor in Community Archaeology, NW Tanzania: Disease, Revitalization, and Heritage for the Future. Peter R. Schmidt, Department of Anthropology and Center for African Studies, University of Florida. Department of Anthropology Proseminar, 1:00 p.m., with reception following.

Nov. 17
Negative Archaeology and Political Violence in the Syrian Civil War. Fiona Greenland, Department of Sociology, University of Virginia.

Past Semesters
For topics and speakers from past semesters, click here.