September 5th Making objects talk + Tel Anafa: a site and its stories
- Sarah Cross May, “What Future for studying the past?” Assemblage 8 (2004)
- Janet Spector, “Archaeology and Empathy,” “What This Awl Means,” and “Other Awl Stories,” in What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village (Minnesota Historical Society Press: St. Paul, MN, 1993), p. 1-39.
September 12th Making objects complicated
- Ruth Tringham, 2012 to present: Dead Women Do Tell Tales
- Alan Galey and Stan Ruecker, “How a prototype argues,” Literary and Linguistic Computing 25 (2010), pp. 405-423.
September 19th Materiality and Embodiment: Reading/Discussing
- Matthew D. Cochran and Mary C. Beaudry, “Material culture studies and historical archaeology,” in The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology, D. Hicks and M. Beaudry, eds. (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2006), pp. 191-204.
- Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry, “Material Culture Studies: A Reactionary View,” in The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2010), pp. 1-21.
- Alexa Weik von Mossner, “Environmental Narrative, Embodiment, and Emotion,” in Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative (Ohio State University Press: Columbus, 2017), pp. 1-16.
- Nicholas Hudson, “Changing Places: The Archaeology of the Roman Convivium,” American Journal of Archaeology 114 (2010), pp. 663-95 + appendix
- Kathleen Lynch, The Symposium in Context: Pottery from a Late Archaic House near the Athenian Agora. Hesperia Supplement 46 (2011).
- Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper, “Fascination with the tiny: social negotiation through miniatures in Hellenistic Babylonia,” World Archaeology 47 (2015), pp. 60-79.
September 26th Narrative: Reading/Discussing
- Rosemary Joyce, “Writing Historical archaeology,” in The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology, D. Hicks and M. Beaudry, eds. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2006. Pp. 48-65. + Joyce take-aways
- Walter Benjamin, “The Storyteller. Reflections on the Works of Nikolai Leskov,” in Illuminations. Essays and Reflections. H. Arendt, ed., Harry Zohn, trans. (New York: Schocken, 1955/1968), pp. 83-109. + Benjamin take-aways
- Rodolfo Maggio, “The anthropology of storytelling and the storytelling of anthropology,” Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology 5 (2014), pp. 89-106. + Maggio take-aways
- Ruth Tringham, “Dido and the Basket: fragments towards a linear history,” in Object Stories, Steve Brown, Ursula Frederick, and Anne Clarke, eds. (Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2014), pp. 161-68.
- James Whitley, “Homer’s Entangled Objects: Narrative, Agency and Personhood In and Out of Iron Age Texts,” Cambridge Archaeological Journal 23 (2013), pp. 395-416.
- Andrea M. Berlin, “Herod, Augustus, and the Augusteum at the Paneion,” Eretz Israel 31 (2015), pp. 1*-11*.
- Milena Gošić, “Fiction as an Archaeological Interpretive Tool,” Literary History 48 (2016), pp. 199-220.
- Ian Mortimer, “What Isn’t History? The Nature and Enjoyment of History in the Twenty-First Century,” History 93.4 (2008), pp. 454-474.
November 7th Ideas from elsewhere
- R. Finlay, “The Pilgrim Art: The Culture of Porcelain in World History,” Journal of World History 9 (1998), pp. 141-87.
- Mimi Hellman, “The Joy of Sets: The Uses of Seriality in the French Interior,” Furnishing the Eighteenth Century: What Furniture Can Tell Us about the European and American Past. D. Goodman and K. Norberg, eds. (Routledge: New York, 2007), pp. 129-153.