Art and Archaeology: Collaborations, Conversations, Criticisms – Published!

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Nov 22, 2013 in news

I am happy to report that after two years of editorial work, Art and Archaeology – the newest addition to Springer’s One World Archaeology series – has been published. You can see a preview of the book here: Thank you so much to all the contributors for your amazing support and wonderful writing, and a huge […]

‘Cultural Creativity’ & ‘Archaeological Influences in the Arts’

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Sep 20, 2012 in academic, arts, essays, publications | No Comments

2012 Entries for The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, Oxford University Press, Oxford.  

Japan’s tradition of automata

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Mar 12, 2012 in blog

Any words I might offer would only diminish how amazing this tradition is… From Matthew Allard: Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were […]

Videos from the Winter 2012 Symposium

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Feb 14, 2012 in blog

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Archaeology and the homeless community: Turbo Island, Bristol

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Feb 9, 2012 in blog

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Brown to host International Symposium on Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Jan 20, 2012 in blog, news

A  Discussion of International Approaches Heritage professionals from around the world converge on Brown’s campus for a day of conversation. Cape Town – Dublin – Hong Kong – Istanbul – Providence – York What is heritage, and what forms does it take in an urban environment?  How are creative practices affected by, and how do they […]

Tracing heritage erasure along I-195

Video presentation for the “Heritage Erasure: Vandalism and Obliteration in the Historic Environment” session of the “Peoples, places, stories 2011″ conference at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Created from the archive of Fiona Hallinan’s artist project “Roadscore | Invisible String”. Thank you to Fiona Hallinan, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the John Nicholas Brown Center for […]

Exquisite Things in Contexts, Haffenreffer Museum Annual Newsletter

Exquisite Things: An exhibition of connections within collections from the May 2011 issue of Contexts – The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s Annual Newsletter –by Ian Russell This past December, the students of Things: The Material Worlds of Humanity opened a new off-site exhibition project for the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Located in the newly reopened Stephen […]

John Schofield Lecture at John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Apr 6, 2011 in news

I hosted John Schofield from University of York at Brown University recently, and he gave a wonderfully engaging and inspiring talk about new directions for socially engaged heritage and archaeological work. Embrace the Margins: Adventures in the Archaeology of Contemporary Homelessness John Schofield, University of York, Department of Archaeology 2pm, April 5, 2011 John Nicholas […]

Exquisite Things Discussion Podcast

The Haffenreffer Museum just released this video podcast of a discussion and experimental interaction with the Exquisite Things exhibition with students and faculty at Brown University.