In case you have not seen it, the spring issue of Boston University’s news magazine arts & sciences has two great pieces about activities in our department. On page 5, “Hands on the Past,” there are pictures of our Jonathan Bethard and Mac Marston making presentations at the Alumni College gathering in the Gabel Museum […]
Congratulations to Travis! The Associate Press, June 1, 2016 press release ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. (AP) — Historic St. Mary’s City is getting a new chief archaeologist. The museum in southern Maryland announced in a news release Wednesday that Travis Parno is joining the staff and will direct excavations within the National Historic Landmark. Parno’s […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Christina Hodge (GRS’07), Collections Manager, Stanford Archaeology Center, Department of Anthropology at Stanford University has published a book based on her dissertation. “Consumerism and the Emergence of the Middle Class in Colonial America”, was published by Cambridge University Press. Congratulations Christina!