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Spring 2002 Colloquia - Archaeology Events

Spring 2002 Archaeology Seminar Series
PhD Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

This semester Archaeology has a high concentration of distinguished visitors, especially in March. This is in large part result of Sophia Perdikaris' NSF grant, and presents us with what may be an unrepeatable opportunity. Several of these visitors will be doing hands on work with students at Brooklyn College-Graduate Center and Hunter MA's are both invited and STRONGLY encouraged to make use of this opportunity (contact Dr. Perdikaris for final details of the hands on workshops). We do not have a set schedule for the whole series, but March and April are rather full, so we will postpone the normal February meeting to next month. Here is the current schedule, I will update you as we have more (all meetings are at the usual spot 710 Hunter N 4:30-5:30, beer, soda and crunchies as usual):

Thursday, March 7th 4:30-5:30

    Dr. Reg Murphy, Director of National Parks Antigua will speak on "Settlement in Antigua." Dr. Murphy is a Carnegie fellow and has been extremely helpful in helping CUNY students develop projects in Antigua.

Thursday, March 14th, 4:30-5:30

    Prof Colleen Batey, Curator of Archaeology Glasgow Museum will give a series of talks on how to handle artifacts and records in field to ensure their long term curation and keep museum directors friendly, and present her recent work on Norse Orkney and Caithness. She is an excellent speaker and has assisted CUNY students through the NABO cooperative. Title to be announced.

Friday, March 15th, 4:30-?

    Open session for all students and faculty interested in presenting their SAA papers to a friendly audience. ALL Graduate Center students are required to attend-this is part of the learning process and basic survival skills being demonstrated to you. Clear your schedules if at all possible- I will be taking attendance on this one.

Thursday April 18th, 4:30-5:30

    Dr. Ian Simpson of U. Stirling Environmental Sciences (and now CUNY Graduate Center Anthropology) will present a paper on "New Directions in Geoarchaeology." Dr. Simpson is one of a highly funded UK team developing soil micromorphology (something US people don't do much) and is also doing large scale human impacts modeling work. Dr.Simpson is a new addition (adjunct faculty) to the CUNY Graduate Center and will be doing more distance learning real time computer aided courses (like the highly successful geoarch course done at Brooklyn College last year) through the Graduate Center distance learning center in semesters to come. Dr. Simpson has already aided several CUNY grad students in getting grants, research access, etc.

Upcoming but not scheduled:

Dr. Bill Belcher US Army Central Identification Lab Hawaii, on forensic archaeology and federal employment possibilities.

Dr. Andy Dugmore U. Edinburgh and CUNY Graduate Center on geomorphology and human impacts research.

Dr. Przemyslav Urbanczyk, U. Warsaw, on an archaeological perspective from E Europe.

I should also note that Dr. Perdikaris is giving a talk Friday, March 1st at the Graduate Center program colloq. on both her own research and the educational work going on with the AMNH (which involves grad students in a completely new special program-contact Dr. Perdikaris for details).

As you can see, we have a full schedule upcoming, especially next month. Many thanks for your continued interest, hope to see you many times in the near future!

Thomas H. McGovern, Prof.
Bioarchaeology Laboratory
Anthropology Department
Hunter College of the City University of New York
695 Park Ave. NYC 10021 USA

tel: 212 772 5410
fax: 212 772 5423