Category: Alumni

Alumna, Dr. Donna Yates member of the Trafficking Culture Project

Dr Yates is one of our foremost authorities in the subject. She lectures in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at Glasgow University’s Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, and is also part of the Trafficking Culture Project, an international grouping that does deep research into the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects.  Read […]


BU Archaeology alumna Tess Davis spearheads Task Force report on steps to reduce looting and cultural destruction in the Middle East and North Africa

Tess Davis (CAS ’04), executive director of the Antiquities Coalition, served as project director for the #CultureUnderThreat Task Force, which was convened under the auspices of the Antiquities Coalition, the Asia Society, and the Middle East Institute. The Task Force, comprising experts in heritage, international law, law enforcement, and national security, developed a set of […]

Kathryn Ness (GRS’15) Joins Plimoth Plantation as Curator of Collections

Congratulations to Kate!   Plimoth Plantation Press Release Kathryn Ness, Ph.D., Joins Plimoth Plantation as Curator of Collections Appointment comes as acclaimed living history museum places renewed emphasis on extensive archaeological collection Plimoth Plantation, America’s acclaimed living history museum of 17th-century Colonial and Native New England, has appointed Kathryn Ness, Ph. D., as Curator of […]

Marni Blake Walter, alumna, article in Western Pennsylvania History

Alumna, Marni Blake Walter (GRS’09) published a recent article, “An Unlikely Atomic Landscape: Forest Hills and the Westinghouse Atom Smasher,” featured as the cover story in Western Pennsylvania History (the magazine of the Senator John Heinz History Center), Fall 2015, pages 36-49. As the Westinghouse Electric Company’s earliest venture into nuclear physics, the atom smasher is […]

Alumni Weekend Event in the Department of Archaeology

BU alumni participated in an archaeological immersion day on Friday, September 25, which will included hands-on access to the Gabel Museum at the College of Arts & Sciences, behind-the-scenes lab tours with faculty members and PhD students, and guided viewing of the Asian collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Additional events and information […]

Erica Pitcairn (GRS MA’15) finds full-time job!

Congratulations to Erica Pitcairn (MA, 2015) for finding a great full-time job!  She’ll be working at Cengage Learning with the group that publishes high school textbooks and other course materials for AP and honors/elective courses.  She’s excited to be learning more about publishing and to remain involved in education, and Cengage is excited about her interdisciplinary […]