courses by theme

Art / Aesthetics

Ancient Stones in Modern Hands, Seth Estrin, Art History

 

Andean Art and Architecture, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Art and Archaeology of Death and Mourning in Ancient Greece, Seth Estrin, Art History

Art and Religion in Late Antiquity, Jas' Elsner, Art History

Art of The East: China, Wei-Cheng Lin, Art History

Athenian Vase-Painting: Wine, Myth and Politics, Richard Neer, Art History

Black Gods & Kings: African Arts in the Early Modern Era, Cécile Fromont, Art History

Greek Art and Archaeology, Seth Estrin, Art History

Image and Text in Mexican Codices, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Imago: Concepts of the Image in Classical AntiquityPatrick Crowley, Art History

Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Introduction to Roman Art and ArchaeologyPatrick Crowley, Art History

Mexican Murals, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Minoan Art, Modern Myths, and Problems of Prehistory, Seth Estrin, Art History

Gender and Sexuality in Roman ArtPatrick Crowley, Art History

Roman Art I: Republican and Early Imperial Art and ArchitecturePatrick Crowley, Art History

Roman Art II: Late Antique and Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Patrick Crowley, Art History

Style, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Theories of Art in the Twentieth Century: Historiography, Religion, and Crisis, Jas Elsner, Art History

The Body and Embodiment in Ancient Greek Art, Seth Estrin, Art History

Veiling the Image: Sacred & Profane – Antiquity to Modernity, Jas Elsner, Art History

What Is Style (and why are they saying such terrible things about it)?  Richard Neer, Art History

Wonder, Grace and Beauty: Ancient Sculpture in the Present, Richard Neer, Art History

Economic Archaeology, Anthropology, and History

Ancient Views of the EconomyAlain Bresson, Classics

 

Economic Anthropology and Archaeology, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

 

Economic Organization of Ancient Complex Societies, Gil Stein, NELC 

Money and the Ancient Greek World, Alain Bresson, Classics

The First Great Transformation: The Economies of the Ancient World,  Alain Bresson, Classics

The Underworld: Archaeology of Crime & Informal Economies, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Trade and Exchange in the Ancient Near East, David Schloen, NELC

Environmental Archaeology

Ancient Mediterranean Environments and Landscapes, Catherine Kearns, Classics

 

The Greek Countryside, Catherine Kearns, Classics

People's Garbage: Intro to Archaeology & Histories of Waste, Alice Yao, Anthropology

The Human Environment: Ecological Anthropologies and Anthropological Ecologies, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

Un-Natural Histories: Inventing Nature and Knowledge, Sarah Newman, Anthropology

Gender

Women and Gender in the Ancient World, Margaret Andrews, History

Regional Archaeology: Asia

Anyang: History of Research of the Last Shang Dynasty CapitalYung-Ti Li, EALC

Archaeological Approaches to Early China, Alice Yao and Yung-Ti Li, Anthropology and EALC

 

Archaeology Field Research in China, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Archaeology of Anyang: Bronzes, Inscriptions and World Heritage, Yung-Ti Li, EALC

Archaeology of Bronze Age China, Yung-Ti Li, EALC

Art and Death in Pre-Modern China, Wei-Cheng Lin, Art History

Art of The East: China, Wei-Cheng Lin, Art History

Craft Production in Early China, Yung-Ti Li, EALC

Material Worlds Across Premodern East Asia, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Regional Archaeology: Europe and the Mediterranean

Ancient Celtic Societies, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Ancient Mediterranean Environments, Catherine Kearns, Classics

Ancient Mediterranean World, Alain Bresson, Classics

Ancient Mediterranean World-1: Greece, Catherine Kearns, Classics

Archaeology of Death in Ancient Rome, Patrick Crowley, Art History

Archaic Greece, Jonathan Hall, Classics

Art and Archaeology of Death and Mourning in Ancient Greece, Seth Estrin, Art History

Athenian Vase-Painting: Wine, Myth and PoliticsRichard Neer, Art History

Greek Art and Archaeology, Richard Neer, Art History

Greek Art and Archaeology, Seth Estrin, Art History

Introduction to Roman Art and ArchaeologyPatrick Crowley, Art History

Peripheries of the Greek WorldCatherine Kearns, Classics

Pompeii: Life, Death, and Afterlife of a Roman City, Patrick Crowley, Art History

Roman Art I: Republican and Early Imperial Art and ArchitecturePatrick Crowley, Art History

Roman Art II: Late Antique and Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Patrick Crowley, Art History

The Ancient City: The Greek World, Jonathan Hall, Classics, History

The Mediterranean Sea in Antiquity: Imperial Connections. Catherine Kearns, Classics James Osborne, NELC

The Spartan Divergence,  Alain Bresson, Classics

Troy and Its Legacy, Margaret Andrews, History

Who Were the Greeks? Jonathan Hall, Classics

Regional Archaeology: Near East

Ancient Landscapes: Near East, Emily Hammer, NELC

 

Archaeology of Coptic/Islamic Egypt, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

Archaeology of the Ancient Near East-1: MesopotamiaMcGuire Gibson, NELC

 

Art and Archaeology Near East -3: Levant, David Schloen, NELC

Archaeology of the Ancient Near East-6; Egypt, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Introduction to Islamic Archaeology, Don Whitcomb, NELC

Introduction to the Archaeology of Afghanistan, Gil Stein, NELC

Islamic Pottery as Historical Evidence, Don Whitcomb, NELC

Mesopotamian Archaeology-3.  The 2nd Millennium, Collapse, Recovery, Collapse, McGuire Gibson, NELC

Middle Kingdom Archaeology, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Migrations and Population Movements of the Ancient Near East, James Osborne, NELC

Neo-Hittite and Aramaean City-StatesJames Osborne, NELC

New Kingdom Archaeology, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Old Kingdom Material Culture, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Pottery of Ancient Anatolia, James Osborne, NELC

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic CityDonald Whitcomb, NELC

Problems in Mesopotamian Archaeology, McGuire Gibson, NELC

Rise of the State in the Near East, Gil Stein, NELC

Seals In the Ancient Near East, McGuire Gibson, NELC

The Bible and Archaeology, David Schloen, NELC

The Hittite Empire, James Osborne, NELC

The Rise of the Early State : Egypt and Mesopotamia, Nadine Moeller & Gil Stein, NELC

Topics: Mesopotamian History II: Uruk Mesopotamia and Neighbor, Gil Stein, NELC

Trade and Exchange in the Ancient Near East , David Schloen, NELC

Urbanism in Ancient Egypt, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Ritual / Religion

Technical Training Courses

Advanced GIS Analysis, Todd Schuble, Geography

Approaches to Settlement and Land Survey, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Archaeological Data Sets, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Archaeological Methods and Interpretations, David Schloen, NELC

 

Archaeology for Ancient Historians, Jonathan Hall, Classics

Archaeology Lab Practicum, Shannon Dawdy, François Richard, Anthropology

 

Archaeology Research Design, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Bioarchaeology and the Human Skeleton, Nené Lozada, Anthropology

 

Ceramic Analysis for Archaeologists, Michael Dietler, Anthropology & James Osborne, NELC

Ethnoarchaeology and Material Culture, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Field Archaeology, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Fieldwork in the Archives, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Mesopotamian Pottery, McGuire Gibson, NELC

New Approaches to Old Stones: Chipped & Ground Stone Analysis, Yorke Rowan, Oriental Institute

Texts in Context: Documents in Archaeology, McGuire Gibson, NELC

Theory and Method in Archaeology, Michael Dietler, François Richard, Anthropology

Zooarchaeology, Gil Stein, NELC

Urban Studies

The Ancient City: The Greek World, Jonathan Hall, Classics

Art and Urbanism at Teotihuacan, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Cities and Urban Space in the Ancient World, Margaret Andrews, History

The City in History, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

Pompeii: Life, Death, and Afterlife of a Roman City, Patrick Crowley, Art History

The Preindustrial City, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic CityDonald Whitcomb, NELC

 

Social Theory of the City, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

Urbanism in Ancient Egypt, Nadine Moeller, NELC

Media and Archaeology

Archaeological Experiments in Filmmaking, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Ethnographic Film, Julie Chu, Anthropology

Museology and Museum Conservation Methods

Anthropology of Museums, Morris Fred, Anthropology

 

Art and Science of Museum Conservation, Alison Whyte, Oriental Institute

Regional Archaeology: Africa

Archaeological Field Research: Theory/Method in African Historical ArchaeologyFrançois Richard, Anthropology

 

Archaeology Field Research in Senegal, François Richard, Anthropology

Mobility, Migration, Diasporas & Networks

Archaeology of Regional Interaction: Theories and Case Studies, Yung-Ti Li, EALC

 

Migration and Diaspora, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Migrations and Population Movements of the Ancient Near East, James Osborne, NELC

Power / Political History

Archaeologies of Politcal LifeFrançois Richard, Anthropology

Archaeology of Modernity, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

 

Conquerors of the Ancient World, from Cyrus to Islam, Alain Bresson, Classics

Rise of the State in the Near East, Gil Stein, NELC

Rise of the Early State: Egypt and Mesopotamia, Nadine Moeller & Gil Stein, NELC

The Hittite Empire, James Osborne, NELC

The Mediterranean in Antiquity: Imperial Connections, Catherine Kearns, Classics & James Osborne, NELC

Material Culture / Materiality

Alcohol: Social Problem or Normal Cultural Practice?  Michael Dietler, Anthropology & William Green, Biology

Archaeology of Craft Production: Theories and Case Studies, Yung-Ti Li, EALC

Archaeology of the Contemporary, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

 

Craft Production in Early China, Yung-Ti Li, EALC

 

Ethnoarchaeology and Material Culture, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Islamic Pottery as Historical Evidence, Don Whitcomb, NELC

 

Material Culture and Consumption, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

 

Material Worlds Across Premodern East Asia, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Monuments and Monumentality in the Past and Present, James Osborne, NELC

Old Kingdom Material Culture, Nadine Moeller, NELC

People's Garbage: Intro to Archaeology & Histories of Waste, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Pottery of Ancient Anatolia, James Osborne, NELC

Social Life of Things: Objects, People, Value, François Richard, Anthropology

Texts in Context: Documents in Archaeology, McGuire Gibson, NELC

Regional Archaeology: Americas

Andean Archaeology, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

 

Andean Art and Architecture, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Art and Urbanism at Teotihuacan, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Chichen Itza, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

The Inka and Aztec States, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

Mexican Murals, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Archaeology of Coptic/Islamic Egypt, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

Archaeology of Death in Ancient Rome, Patrick Crowley, Art History

Art and Archaeology of Death and Mourning in Ancient Greece, Seth Estrin, Art History

 

Art and Death in Pre-Modern China, Wei-Cheng Lin, Art History

Art and Religion in Late Antiquity, Jas' Elsner, Art History

Being and Death, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Death, the Body, and the Ends of Life, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Greek Religion in Historical Context, Jonathan Hall, Classics

Pilgrimage in Antiquity and Early Christendom, Jas' Elsner, Art History

Pompeii: Life, Death, and Afterlife of a Roman City, Patrick Crowley, Art History

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic CityDonald Whitcomb, NELC

 

The Bible and Archaeology, David Schloen, NELC

Architecture / Built Environment

Andean Art and Architecture, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

 

Architecture and the Built Environment in Archeology, James Osborne, Art History

Cities and Urban Space in the Ancient World, Margaret Andrews, History

Colonial Landscapes, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Monuments and Monumentality in the Past and Present, James Osborne, NELC

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic CityDonald Whitcomb, NELC

Roman Art I: Republican and Early Imperial Art and ArchitecturePatrick Crowley, Art History

Social Theory of the City, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

Colonialism / Imperialism

Ancient Empires, Nadine Moeller, NELC

 

Archaeology of Colonialism, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

 

Colonial Landscapes, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Conquerors of the Ancient World, from Cyrus to Islam, Alain Bresson, Classics

The Inka and Aztec States, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

The Mediterranean in Antiquity: Imperial Connections, Catherine Kearns, Classics

Heritage / Politics of the Past 

Archaeology of the Contemporary, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

 

Authenticity, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Celts: Ancient, Modern, Postmodern, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

 

Archaeology and The Politics of the Past, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Minoan Art, Modern Myths, and Problems of Prehistory, Seth Estrin, Art History

The Present Past in Greece Since 1769, Jonathan Hall, Classics

Wonder, Grace and Beauty: Ancient Sculpture in the Present, Richard Neer, Art History

Landscape / Spatial Analysis / GIS

Ancient Landscapes 1 & 2, Anthony Lauricella, NELC

Anthropology of Space/Place/Landscape, François Richard, Anthropology

Archaeology of Regional Interaction: Theories and Case Studies, Yung-Ti Li, EALC

Approaches to Settlement and Land Survey, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Colonial Landscapes, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

The Greek Countryside, Catherine Kearns, Classics