courses by theme

Archaeological Method / Theory Courses

Approaches to Settlement and Land Survey, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Archaeogenetics and the Human Past, Hannah Moots, Neubauer Fellow

Archaeological Data Sets, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Archaeological Experiments in Filmmaking, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Archaeological Methods and Interpretations, David Schloen, NELC

Archaeological Writing, Sarah Newman & Alice Yao, Anthropology

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

Digital Imaging and Modeling in Archaeology, Douglas Inglis, NELC

Ethnoarchaeology and Material Culture, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Fieldwork in the Archives, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Households, Kinship, and Demography in the Ancient Levant, David Schloen, NELC

Introduction to Archaeology, David Schloen, NELC

Introduction to Digital Humanities, David Schloen, NELC

Introduction to Zooarchaeology, Gil Stein, NELC

Maritime Archaeology and Shipwrecks, Douglas Inglis, NELC

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

Social Theory and Ancient Studies, David Schloen, NELC

Theory and Method in Archaeology, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

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Architecture / Built Environment

Andean Art and Architecture, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Architecture and the Built Environment in Archeology, James Osborne, NELC

BIG: Monumental Buildings and Sculptures in the Past & Present, James Osborne, NELC

Colonial Landscapes, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

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

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic City, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

Refashioning the Forbidden City: Emperor Qianlong and Qing Court Art and Interior Decoration, Wu Hung, Art History

Social Theory of the City, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

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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

From Ground to Gallery: Visual Culture of the Ancient Near East, Kiersten Neumann, Oriental Institute

Greek Art and Archaeology, Seth Estrin, Art History

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

Mexican Murals, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

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

Objects of Andean Art, Andrew Hamilton, Art Institute

Style, Alice Yao, Anthropology

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

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

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Colonialism / Imperialism

Ancient Empires I: The Hittite Empire, James Osborne, NELC

Ancient Empires IV: Persia, Mehrnoush Soroush, NELC

Ancient Empires V: The Umayyads, Cecilia Palombo, NELC

Ancient Empires VI: Assyrian Empire, Augusta McMahon, NELC

Archaeology of Colonialism, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Colonial Landscapes, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Imperialism Before the Age of Empires, Hervé Reculeau, NELC

Peripheries of the Greek World, Catherine Kearns, Classics

The Age of Empires in the Ancient Near East, Hervé Reculeau, NELC

The Hittite Empire, James Osborne, NELC

The Inka and Aztec States, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

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

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Economic Archaeology, Anthropology, History

Economic Anthropology and Archaeology, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Economic Organization of Ancient Complex Societies, Gil Stein, NELC 

Haves and Have-Nots: Class, Status, and Wealth in the Ancient World, Catherine Kearns, Classics

Material Worlds across Premodern East Asia, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Social Life of Things (And Beyond): Objects, People, Value, François Richard, Anthropology

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

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

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Environmental Archaeology

Ancient Mediterranean Environments and Landscapes, Catherine Kearns, Classics

Climate, Culture and Society in the Ancient Near East, Hervé Reculeau, NELC

Coping with Changing Climates in Early Antiquity, Hervé Reculeau, NELC

Did Climate Doom the Ancients?, Hervé Reculeau, NELC

Energy in World Civilizations, Catherine Kearns, Classics

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

The Greek Countryside, Catherine Kearns, Classics

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

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

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Gender / Race / The Body

Animal Magnetism: Histories of Human-Animal Relationships, Sarah Newman, Anthropology 

Archaeogenetics and the Human Past, Hannah Moots, Neubauer Fellow 

Archaeology of Race and Ethnicity, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology 

Bioarchaeology and the Human Skeleton, Nene Lozada, Anthropology

Bioethics and Ancient DNA, Hannah Moots, Neubauer Fellow

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

Material Culture and Consumption: Embodied Material Culture -- Food, Drink, and Drugs in History, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Reading Race, Russ Tuttle, Anthropology

Somatic Material Culture, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

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

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Hertitage / Politics of the Past

Ancient Stones in Modern Hands, Seth Estrin, Art History

Anthropology of Museums, Morris Fred, Anthropology

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

Archaeology of the Contemporary, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Authenticity, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Celebrity and Science in Paleoanthropology, Russ Tuttle, Anthropology

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

Heritage, Memory, and the Affective Turn: Performing and Consuming the Past, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Making the Maya World, Sarah Newman, Anthropology

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

The Bible and Archaeology, David Schloen, NELC

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

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

This is Sparta (or is it?), Jonathan Hall, History

Time and Temporality: The Future Edition, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

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

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Landscape / Spatial Analysis

Ancient Landscapes of the Middle East, Mehrnoush Soroush, 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

Landscapes: More than Humans Living on a Damaged Planet, François Richard, Anthropology

Mediterranean Societies Beyond the Polis, Catherine Kearns & Clifford Ando, Classics

Strabo's World: Early Geographic Traditions, Catherine Kearns, Classics

The Greek Countryside, Catherine Kearns, Classics

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Material Culture / Materiality

Ancient Stones in Modern Hands, Seth Estrin, Art History

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

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

Archaeology of the Contemporary, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

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

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

Creativity and Craftwork  Alice Yao, Anthropology

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

Ethnoarchaeology and Material Culture, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

From Ground to Gallery: Visual Culture of the Ancient Near East, Kiersten Neumann, Oriental Institute

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

Image, Medium and Context of Chinese Pictorial Art, Wu Hung, Art History

Islamic Pottery as Historical Evidence, Don Whitcomb, NELC

Making the Maya World, Sarah Newmann, Anthropology

Material Culture and Consumption: Embodied Material Culture (Food, Drink, and Drugs in History), Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Material Worlds Across Premodern East Asia, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Materiality, François Richard, Anthropology

Materializing China's Cultural Ephemera, Wei-Cheng Lin, Art History

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

Objects and Materials, Wei-Cheng Lin

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

Somatic Material Culture, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Style, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Text & Material Culture in the Greek & Roman World 1 & 2, Jonathan Hall, History

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

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Media and Archaeology

Archaeological Experiments in Filmmaking, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Ethnographic Film, Julie Chu, Anthropology

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Mobility, Migration, and Diaspora

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

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

Migration and Diaspora, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

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

Peripheries of the Greek World, Catherine Kearns, Classics

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

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

Who Were the Greeks? Jonathan Hall, History

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Museology and Museum Conservation Methods

Ancient Stones in Modern Hands, Seth Estrin, Art History

Anthropology of Museums, Morris Fred, Anthropology

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

Heritage, Memory, and the Affective Turn: Performing and Comsuming the Past, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

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Power / Political History

Archaeologies of Politcal Life, François Richard, Anthropology

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

Archaeology of Modernity, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

BIG: Monumental Buildings and Sculptures in the Past & Present, James Osborne, NELC

Haves and Have-Nots: Class, Status, and Wealth in the Ancient World, Catherine Kearns, Classics

Refashioning the Forbidden City: Emperor Qianlong and Qing Court Art and Interior Decoration, Wu Hung, Art History

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

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

The Hittite Empire, James Osborne, NELC

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

The Neo-Hittite and Aramaean City-States, James Osborne, NELC

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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

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

Making the Maya World, Sarah Newman, Anthropology

Mexican Murals, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

The Inka and Aztec States, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

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Regional Archaeology: Asia

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

Archaeological Approaches to Early China, Alice Yao & Yung-Ti Li, Anthro & 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

Image, Medium and Context of Chinese Pictorial Art, Wu Hung, Art History

Material Worlds Across Premodern East Asia, Alice Yao, Anthropology

Materializing China's Cultural Ephemera, Wei-Ching Lin, Art History

Refashioning the Forbidden City: Emperor Qianlong and Qing Court Art and Interior Decoration, Wu Hung, Art History

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Regional Archaeology: Europe and the Mediterranean

Ancient Celtic Societies, Michael Dietler, Anthropology

Ancient Mediterranean Environments, Catherine Kearns, Classics

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

Archaic Greece, Jonathan Hall, Classics

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

Art and Religion from the Roman to the Christian Worlds, Jas' Elsner, Art History

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

Embodiment in Ancient Greece, Seth Estrin & Sarah Nooter, Art History

Greek Art and Archaeology, Richard Neer, Art History

Greek Art and Archaeology, Seth Estrin, Art History

Mediterranean Islands: Odd and Insular Histories, Catherine Kearns, Classics

Mediterranean Societies Beyond the Polis, Catherine Kearns & Clifford Ando, Classics

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

Peripheries of the Greek World, Catherine Kearns, Classics

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

Text & Material Culture in the Greek & Roman World 1 & 2, Jonathan Hall, History

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

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

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

Who Were the Greeks? Jonathan Hall, Classics

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Regional Archaeology: Near East & North Africa

Ancient Empires V: The Umayyads, Cecilia Palombo, NELC

Ancient Empires VI: Assyrian Empire, Augusta McMahon, NELC

Ancient Landscapes of the Middle East, Mehrnoush Soroush, NELC

Ancient Near Eastern History and Society II, James Osborne, NELC

Archaeology of Coptic/Islamic Egypt, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

Archaeology of the Ancient Near East I: Mesopotamia, Augusta McMahon, NELC

Archaeology of the Ancient Near East II: Anatolia, James Osborne, NELC

Armenian History Through Art and Culture, Hripsime Haroutunian, NELC

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

From Ground to Gallery: Visual Culture of the Ancient Near East, Kiersten Neumann, Oriental Institute

Gordion and its Neighbors: Central Anatolia during the Iron Age, James Osborne, NELC

Households, Kinship, and Demography in the Ancient Levant, David Schloen, 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

Late Levant: Archaeology of Islamic Syria-Palestine, Don Whitcomb, NELC

Mesopotamian Cities, Augusta McMahon, NELC

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

Neo-Hittite and Aramaean City-States, James Osborne, NELC

Pottery of Ancient Anatolia, James Osborne, NELC

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic City, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

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

The Age of Empires in the Ancient Near East, Hervé Reculeau, NELC

The Bible and Archaeology, David Schloen, NELC

The Hittite Empire, James Osborne, NELC

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

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

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

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Ritual / Religion

Archaeology of Coptic/Islamic Egypt, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

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 from the Roman to the Christian Worlds, Jas' Elsner, Art History

Being and Death, Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology

Death and Burial, Catherine Kearns, Classics

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

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

Greek Religion in Historical Context, Jonathan Hall, Classics

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

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic City, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

The Bible and Archaeology, David Schloen, NELC

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Urban Studies

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

Art and Urbanism at Teotihuacan, Claudia Brittenham, Art History

Mesopotamian Cities, Augusta McMahon, NELC

The City in History, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

The Preindustrial City, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

Problems in Islamic Archaeology: The Islamic City, Donald Whitcomb, NELC

Refashioning the Forbidden City: Emperor Qianlong and Qing Court Art and Interior Decoration, Wu Hung, Art History

Social Theory of the City, Alan Kolata, Anthropology

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