The 2014 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship, Daniel “Dan” Fallu, thought for a long time that he would become a lawyer. Yet that same drive to solve puzzles, along with a strong desire to travel, eventually led Dan to study archaeology. Click here to read more.
High school students uncover artifacts at Milton’s Wakefield Estate
Doctoral students at Boston University are spending another summer involving teens in an archaelogical dig at Milton’s Wakefield Estate. Read more, click here.
The Young Society Leaders, an arm of the American Turkish Society, gathered at Istanbul’s Sabancı Center on June 20. American Turkish Society leader Murat Köprülü and Natixis Senior Country Manager Rıza Kadılar attended the debut meeting, and Joshua Walker, Sedef Koktenturk, Melek Pulatkonak, Christina Luke, Christopher Roosevelt, Aslı Ay, Didem Altop and Şebnem Kalemli Özcan were the other speakers. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Gygaia Projects has a weekly news section “Voices from the Week”. Click here to read about the fieldwork progress.
Natalie Susmann turned one of her essays from CAS AR 593, Memory in 3-D: Memorials, then and now course into an op-ed for the Boston Herald. Click here to read the article.
We congratulate to the following students
Aviva Cormier (GRS’16) Summer Research Fellowship and a Graduate Student Abroad Fellowship
Matthew Flynn (GRS’19) S&J Tom Family Foundation Scholarship and Graduate Student Organization Travel Research Fellowship
Anna Goldfield (GRS’17) Summer Research Fellowship
Luke Pecoraro (GRS’15) Summer Research Fellowship
Franco Rossi (GRS’15) The Angela J. and James J. Rallis Memorial Award and The Helen G. Allen Humanities Award
Kristen Wroth (GRS’17) Graduate Student Abroad Fellowship
Alice Crowe (CAS’14) College Prize for Excellence in Archaeology
Adam DiBattista (CAS’14) Paper selected to receive the Michael A. Sassano III Award for Writing Excellence in the Social Sciences, The Trowel Award for Excellence in Archaeology, and Scarlet Key
Elizabeth Mauer (CAS’15) The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award
Nami Shin (CAS’15) The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award
Please check back often as we will be listing additional award recipients.
Jade Luiz interview on the BU Writing Program’s on-line newsletter about the course she is offering, Teaching Steampunk.
Here is the Writing Programs website were you can read Jades interview (scroll to the bottom, on right hand side) http://buwritingprogram.wordpress.com/
Boston Daily Press
April 21, 2014
Unearthing a Lost Historic Landscape
Colonial Williamsburg archaeologist Hank Lutton explores a deeply buried scatter of burned 1700s bricks that were used to fill part of a ravine near the Capitol about 1750.
Matthew Egger, Archaeology graduating senior was awarded a Fulbright grant for next year.
He will be attending the first year of a Master’s program in classical archaeology and ancient numismatics at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. The research area of focus is a site on the Western Anatolian coast dating to the Hellenistic Period called Herakliea on Latmos.
During the summer months Matthew will be engaged in archaeological excavations under direction of Junior Professor Richard Posamentir, where he will apply the technical skills and cultural-historical knowledge gained at Tuebingen working directly in the field with a German research team.
German and American practices of archaeology are quite different; Americans approach the practice of archaeology through an anthropological lens, whereas in Germany, archaeology is its own unique discipline. The goal of this project is to help to bridge the disciplinary gap between German and American styles of archaeology, while coming to more accurately understand our shared Western material heritage.
Professor John Marston’s SAA article: Navigating the Interdisciplinary Academic Job Market in Archaeology
The SAA Archaeological Record
January 2014 – Volume 14 – Number 1
Archaeology student Jonathan Ruane has been awarded the Graduate Research Abroad Fellowships, to support his research in Guatemala this Spring and Fall. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Humanities Foundation have established this fellowship primarily intended for students in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, where the opportunity to conduct foreign research is often crucial and where sources of funds are limited. The long-term GRAF provides $10,000 to cover living, travel, and research expenses. This award also provides, while the student is abroad for one year, Continuing Study Fees and participation in the BU student health plan.