By Tess Davis. Video by Devin Hahn. Photo by Josh Andrus
Archaeologist Tess Davis spent 10 years documenting the plunder of Cambodia’s ancient temples and working for the return of the country’s looted antiquities. Click here to read the Bostonia article, the basis of this interview.
Dr. Beaudry is a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of archaeology and anthropology, and a MET professor of gastronomy. One of the founders of the MLA in Gastronomy, she has for many years taught the program’s core course, Anthropology of Food, and has remained involved in the program as a teacher and advisor. The program continues to be distinguished by courses that have strong academic content and innovative pedagogy involving digital and experiential learning, as well as international components such as study in Québec.
Professor Beaudry’s food-related research interests involve the archaeology of food and foodways, the material culture of cookery and dining, and “gastronomical archaeology”–an interdisciplinary approach using various lines of archaeological, historical, and pictorial evidence to interpret the experience of past meals and mealtimes. She has a number of publications to her name, is co-editor of Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and is a member of the editorial advisory board for Antiquaries Journal; Post-Medieval Archaeology; Vestigios: Revista Latinoamericana de Arqueologia Historica; Public Archaeology; and Journal of Contemporary Archaeology.
Professor Beaudry takes over for Dr. Rachel Black, who served as coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program from 2010 until this spring, when she accepted a research fellowship at the Collegium de Lyon in France.
Barbara Rotger will continue in her role as administrative coordinator of the gastronomy program.
Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs
Archaeologist uncovers human sacrifices and evidence of strife.
National Geographic Daily News.Click here to read the story.
Bermuda Day Article
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of one of the oldest Bermuda homes believed to be in existence. … click here for the article.
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.
All of Iraq is not created equal
— at least not for archaeologists. Its war-torn northern region, known as Kurdistan, has been closed to digs for more than half a century. But the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is now allowing a team led by Boston University archaeologist Michael Danti to search the mountainous area for artifacts. Their continuing efforts in the western Zagros Mountains, along the Turkish and Iranian borders, likely represent the best chance yet to dig at the root of Kurdish origins. Click here download PDF and read the rest.
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.