Uzi Baram
Division of Social Sciences
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
(o) 941-487-4217
(fax) 941-487-4475
Baram@ncf.edu

EDUCATION
1996 Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1989 MA Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1986 BA Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Historical Archaeology, method and theory; race and ethnicity, commodities and consumption; heritage tourism.  Areas: eastern Mediterranean: Israel; North America: historic New England and Southwest Florida

TEACHING INTERESTS
General Anthropology; Archaeology (Old and New World); Cultural Anthropology and History; Middle Eastern Cultures and Identities; Race and Ethnicity; Material Culture.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
2011 to present Professor of Anthropology. New College of Florida
2010 to present Director, New College Public Archaeology Lab
2003 to 2011 Associate Professor of Anthropology. New College of Florida
1997 to 2003 Assistant Professor of Anthropology
                        (2001- 2003) New College of Florida
                        (1997-2001) New College of the University of South Florida
1996-1997   Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology.  Assumption College
Visiting Instructor, International Development and Social Change Program. Clark University
1991-1996         Instructor, Division of Continuing Education 
                        University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1994-1996         Academic Advisor, University Advising Center
                        University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1987-1989         Teaching Assistant
                        Department of Anthropology
                        University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Courses taught include:
Introduction to Anthropology; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Archaeology; Method and Theory in Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Archaeology of the Middle East; Archaeology of the Holy Land; Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East; The Colonial Encounter: Culture, Power, Place; Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective; Heritage: History and the Past Today; Landscapes: Past and Present; Culture through Film; Sex Roles and the Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Ancient Civilizations; Ancient North America; Archaeology of Florida; North American Indians. 

PUBLICATIONS
Books Edited
2004 Marketing Heritage:  Archaeology and the Consumption of the Past.  Yorke Rowan and Uzi Baram. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, California.

2000 A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire: Breaking New Ground. Uzi Baram and Lynda Carroll.  Plenum/Kluwer Academic Press, New York. Translated into Turkish in 2004 as Osmanlı Arkeolojisi, by Bilgi Altinok. Kitap Yayinevi, Istanbul.

Journal Volumes Edited
2012     Cosmopolitanism and Ethnogenesis, Colonialism and Resistance: Themes in the Historical Archaeology of Florida. Uzi Baram and Dan Hughes. Thematic issue of Historical Archaeology Volume 46, number 1.

2007     Between Art and Artifact. Diana DiPaolo Loren and Uzi Baram. Thematic issue of Historical Archaeology Volume 41, number 1.

Articles and Book Chapters
2013 “Visiting the Near East from the Grand Tour to Heritage Tourism” The Ancient Near East Today Volume 6 (September): http://asorblog.org/?p=5691

2012 “Out of Time: Erasing Modernity in an Antique City” Archaeologies 8(3):330-348.

2012 “Cosmopolitan Meanings of Old Spanish Fields: Historical Archaeology of a Maroon Community in Southwest Florida” Historical Archaeology 46(1):108-122. 

2012 "Florida and Its Historical Archaeology” Senior author with Dan Hughes. Historical Archaeology 46(1):1-7.

2011 "Transformative Transportation: The Early Twentieth-Century Railroad on the Southwest Florida Frontier" International Journal of Historical Archaeology 15(2): 236-253.

2011 "Neighborhood Archaeology: Exploring the Significance of Volunteers, Communities, and Local Politics for Contemporary Archaeology" Senior author with Robert Austin. Present Pasts, 3(1):9-11. 

2011 "Community Organizing in Public Archaeology: Coalitions for the Preservation of a Hidden History in Florida" Present Pasts 3(1):12-18.

2011 “Archaeology in the Public Interest: Tourist Effects and Other Paradoxes that Come with Heritage Tourism.” In Ideologies in Archaeology, edited by Reinhard Bernbeck and Randall H. McGuire, 107-129. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2009 “Above and Beyond Ancient Mounds: The Archaeology of the Modern Periods in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean” In International Handbook of Historical Archaeology, edited by Teresita Majewski and David Gaimster, pp. 647-662. Springer, New York.

2009 “Learning Service and Civic Engagement: A Historic Cemetery as a Site for Grappling with Community, Politics, and Commemoration” In Archaeology and Community Service Learning, edited by Michael Nassaney and Mary Ann Levine, pages 110-121. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

2008 “A Haven from Slavery on Florida's Gulf Coast: Looking for Evidence of Angola on the Manatee River” African Diaspora Archaeology Network Newsletter June 2008. Available at http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/news0608/news0608.html. 

2007 "Archaeological Surveys, Excavations, and Landscapes of the Ottoman Imperial Realm: an Agenda for the Archaeology of Modernity for the Middle East" In Constructing Post-Medieval Archaeology in Italy: A New Agenda. Proceedings of the International Conference (Venice, 24th and 25th November 2006), edited by Sauro Glichi and Mauro Librenti, pp. 11-19. Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità e del Vicino Oriente, Insegnamento di Archeologia Medievale, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia.

2007 “Appropriating the Past: Heritage, Tourism, and Archaeology in Israel” In Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts, edited by P.L. Kohl, M Kozelsky, and N. Ben-Yehuda, pages 299-325. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

2007 “Filling a Gap in the Chronology: What Archaeology is Revealing about the Ottoman Past in Israel” In Reapproaching Borders: New Perspectives on the Study of Israel-Palestine, edited by Sandy Sufian and Mark LeVine, pages 15-40. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham.

2007 “Images of the Holy Land: The David Roberts Paintings as Artifacts of 1830s Palestine” Historical Archaeology 41(1):106-117.

2007 “Between Art and Artifact: Approaches to Visual Representation in Historical Archaeology” Second author with Diana DiPaolo Loren. Historical Archaeology 41(1):1-5.

2006 “Global Markets, Local Practice: Ottoman-period Clay Pipes and Smoking Paraphernalia from the Red Sea Shipwreck at Sadana Island, Egypt” Second author with Cheryl Ward. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 10(2):135-158 

2005 “A New Route in Heritage Tourism on Florida's Southwest Coast” The SAA Archaeological Record 5(3):20-22.

2004 “Archaeology after Nationalism:  Globalization and the Consumption of the Past” Senior author with Yorke Rowan. In Marketing Heritage: Archaeology and the Consumption of the Past, edited by Y. Rowan and U. Baram, pages 3-23. AltaMira, Walnut Creek.

2002 "Seeing Differences: Travellers to Ottoman Palestine and Accounts of Diversity” Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 3(2):29-49.

2002 “The Development of Historical Archaeology in Israel:  An Overview and Prospects” Historical Archaeology 36(4):12-29

2001 “Localised Capitalism in Global Historical Archaeology: A Discussion of the Archaeology of Improvement in Scotland” Archaeological Dialogues 8(1):24-27.

2000 “Entangled Objects from the Palestinian Past: Archaeological Perspectives for the Ottoman Period, 1500-1900” In A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire: Breaking New Ground, edited by U.Baram and L.Carroll, pages 137-160. Kluwer/Plenum, New York Translated into Turkish as 2004 Filistin Geçmişinden Dolaşki Objeler. Osmanlı Arkeolojisi, pages 142-163. Kitap Yayinevi, Istanbul.

2000  "The Future of the Ottoman Past” Senior author with Lynda Carroll. In A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire: Breaking New Ground, edited by U.Baram and L.Carroll, pages 3-36. Kluwer/Plenum, New York. Translated into Turkish as 2004 Osmanlı Geçmişinin Geleceği. Osmanlı Arkeolojisi, pages 15-48. Kitap Yayinevi, Istanbul.

1999 “Clay Tobacco Pipes and Coffee Cup Sherds in the Archaeology of the Middle East:  Artifacts of Social Tensions from the Ottoman Past” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 3(3):137-151.

1996 "Guns and Roses: Time Capsules, Ritual Activity, and the Massachusetts Agricultural College" Second author with Michael Nassaney, James C. Garman, and Michael Milewski. Old Time New England 74(262):59-80. Reprinted in 2010 Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia, edited by Russell K. Skowronek and Kenneth E. Lewis, pp. 74-96. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 

1995 "Notes on the Preliminary Typologies of Production and Chronology for the Clay Tobacco Pipes of Cyprus" In The Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus. Pages 299-309. Ministry of Communications and Works, Nicosia.

1995 "Questions and Answers for the Material Culture of Cyprus:  The Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries" In Visitors, Immigrants, and Invaders in Cyprus, edited by P.W. Wallace. Pages 125-134. Institute of Cypriot Affairs, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Encyclopedia Entries
2014 “Heritage Marketing.” In The Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, edited by Claire Smith, pages 4673-4679. Springer, New York.

2012 “Historical Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology of the Mediterranean.” In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology second edition, edited by Neil Silberman, pages 309-311. Revision of the 1996 entry in the first edition.

2007 “Tourism and Archaeology.” In Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by Deborah M. Pearsall, Volume 3, pages 2131-2134. Academic Press, New York.

1996 "Historical Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology of the Mediterranean." In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, edited by Brian M. Fagan, pages 424-425. Oxford University Press, New York.

Book Reviews 
2012  Sweet Cane: The Architecture of the Sugar Works of East Florida. For The Florida Historical Quarterly 90(3):367-369.

2008  Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity, and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean. For Renaissance Studies 22(1):133-134.

2007  A Historical and Economic Geography of Ottoman Greece: The Southwest Morea in the 18th century. For American Journal of Archaeology 111(2):387-388.

2006  The Florida Journals of Frank Hamilton Cushing and The Lost Florida Manuscript of Frank Hamilton Cushing. For The Florida Anthropologist 59(3-4):266-267

2005  The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine. For The Journal of Field Archaeology 30(4):471-474.

2002  Jerusalem in Original Photographs, 1850-1920: Photographs from the Archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund. For Near Eastern Archaeology 65(4):287-288.

2002  Rothschild and Early Jewish Colonization in Palestine. For International Journal of Middle East Studies 34(4): 748-750.

1999  Reader in Archaeological Theory: Postprocessual and Cognitive Approaches. For American Antiquity 64(3):562.

Research Announcements and Field Reports 

2014 Radical Openness in Preserving Regional Heritage. Anthropology News

2014 Many Histories by the Manatee Mineral Spring.Time Sifters Archaeological Society Newsletter. March http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103684771357-189/The+Many+Histories+by+the+Manatee+Mineral+Spring+for+Time+Sifters+2014.pdf

2014 "Why Finding an English King Matters for the Archaeology of Sarasota/Manatee" Time Sifters Archaeological Society Newsletter. January http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103684771357-169/Why+King+Richard+Matters+for+Time+Sifters.pdf

2013 "Before the Jews of Sarasota/Manatee: Some Thoughts on Public Memory and Florida’s Jewish Heritage" Time Sifters Archaeological Society Newsletter. December http://box669.bluehost.com/~timesift/?p=1085

2013 "Partners in Search of History" Time Sifters Archaeological Society Newsletter. October http://box669.bluehost.com/~timesift/?p=1037

2013 "Two Ancient Springs in North Port, Sarasota County" Time Sifters Archaeological Society Newsletter. September http://box669.bluehost.com/~timesift/?p=1014 

2013 Deepening Understandings of the Manatee Mineral Spring Site (8MA32): January 2013 Excavations. On file with Reflections of Manatee, Inc.

2012 Report on the 2010-21012 Survey of the Galilee Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida: Community, Race, and Commemoration. Submitted to the Woodlawn-Galilee Cemetary Restoration Task Force. On file at the New College Public Archaeology Lab.

2010  “2010 New College of Florida Survey of Galilee Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida” Florida Anthropologist 63(3-4):183-185.

2010  Testing Radar Tomography at the Manatee Mineral Spring: Exploratory Excavations. On file with Reflections of Manatee, Inc. 

2008  “Finding Lost Settlements with Multi-channel 3D GPR: Examples from North Carolina and Florida” third author with Ralf Birken and Eric Klingelhofer.  FastTIMES: News for the Near-surface Geophysical Sciences 13(3):42-50.

2008  Testing Radar Tomography at the Manatee Mineral Spring: A Small View from March 2008. On file with Reflections of Manatee, Inc. 

2006  “Historical Archaeology in Italy” The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction Newsletter 10(1):3

2006  “Looking for Angola” The Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter 39(1):43-44.

2001  Historical Archaeological Investigations of Site #8SO585 in Venice, Florida:  The Venice Train Depot (VTD) Excavations of 2001. Senior author with Susan Lynn White and Erin Westfall.  On file at Sarasota County Historical Resources.

1999  “Khirbet Zeitah al-Kharab G-38/1999 L.10.D26 Final Report” The Inaugural Season for the Zeitah Expedition, edited by R.Tappy. On file at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

1999  “Historical Archaeology in Akko” The Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter 40(1):40.

1995  "Analysis of the Clay Tobacco Pipes" For The Morasha Neighborhood Excavations in Jerusalem, edited by S. Wolff and D. Amit. On file at the Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem.

1994  "George A. Barton and Anita Cecil O'Donovan Fellow Report" American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter 44(1):6-7

1994  "Current Research:  Eastern Mediterranean" The Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter 27(3):34.

1994  "Ottoman-Era Ceramics in Jerusalem" For Mamilla Excavations, edited by R.Reich. On file at Israeli Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem.

1990  "Excavations at the Khouri Farmstead" For Ramat Hanadiv Excavations, Season 6, edited by Y.Hirschfeld. Institute of Archaeology, Jerusalem.

1989  "Preliminary excavations at the Khouri Farmstead" For Ramat Hanadiv Excavations, Season 5, edited by Y.Hirschfeld. Institute of Archaeology, Jerusalem.

CONFERENCES
Symposium Organizer
2013     New Insights into African Diaspora Archaeology. Co-organized with Edward González-Tennant. Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa.

2011    Five Years of Looking for Angola: Accomplishments and New Objectives for the Public Anthropology Study of an early 19th-century Maroon Community on the Manatee River, Florida, a symposium at New College of Florida.

2010    Neighborhood Archaeology: Volunteers, Communities, and Local Politics. Co-organized with Robert Austin. Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, St. Louis.

2010    Cosmopolitanism and Ethnogenesis, Colonialism and Resistance: Florida in Global Perspective. Co-organized with Dan Hughes. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Amelia Island, Florida.

2003    Between Art and Artifact: Approaches to Visual Representations in Historical Archaeology.  Co-organized with Diana Loren. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Providence, Rhode Island.

2000    Accounts of Travelers to the Holy Land. American Schools of Oriental Research annual meeting. Nashville.

1999    Material Culture and History. American Schools of Oriental Research annual meeting. Boston.

1996    Breaking New Ground for an Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire:  A Prologue and A Dialogue.  A conference, co-organized with Lynda Carroll at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

1995    Historical Archaeology in the Mediterranean. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting. Washington, D.C.

1992    Marxism and Archaeology. The New World Order: Crises and Possibilities, an international conference sponsored by Rethinking Marxism. Amherst, Massachusetts.

1992    Symposium: Ten Years of Post-Processual Archaeology. A regional conference co-organized with James C. Garman at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

1992    Critical Perspectives on Material Culture. Co-organized with James C. Garman.  Northeastern Anthropological Association annual meeting. Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Conference Presentations
2014    Modernity, Identity, and Materiality across the Ottoman Empire: Putting the Pieces Together. Senior author with Lynda Carroll. For the Questions that will Count in the Future: Global Perspectives on Historical Archaeology session at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City.

2013     A New Chapter in African Diaspora History in Southwest Florida: The Evidence for a Maroon Community on the Manatee River. For the New Insights into African Diaspora Archaeology session at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa.

2013    Another Way to Inspire: Digital Natives and the Peopled Past of Florida. For the Public Archaeology Session at the annual meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society, St. Augustine.

2012    Situating Sarasota: points de repère archèologiques et historiques. Welcoming session for the biennial meeting of the American Council for Québec Studies, Sarasota.

2012    Including Maroon History on the Florida Gulf Coast: Recovering a Haven for Freedom on the Manatee River. For Escaping to Destinations South: The Underground Railroad, Cultural Identity, and Freedom along the Southern Borderlands. National Underground Railroad Conference. St. Augustine.

2011    Out of Time: Erasing Modernity in an Antique City. For The Materiality of Traces and Legacies: Papers Celebrating the Work of H. Martin Wobst session at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Montreal.

2011    A Search for the Materiality of a Community of Freedom-seeking People in Southwest Florida: the First Five Years of Excavations, Public Archaeology, and Collaborations. Five Years of Looking for Angola: Accomplishments and New Objectives for the Public Anthropology Study of an early 19th-century Maroon Community on the Manatee River, Florida, Sarasota.

2010    Organizing Archaeology: Community Outreach and Civic Engagements in the Commemoration of the Past. For Neighborhood Archaeology: Volunteers, Communities, and Local Politics session at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. St. Louis.

2010    A Maroon Community in Southern Tampa Bay, Florida: Resistance during the Transition from Spanish to American Rule. For the Cosmopolitanism and Ethnogenesis, Colonialism and Resistance: Florida in Global Perspective session at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Amelia Island, Florida.

2009    Marketing Ethnic Heritage:  Tourism and Cosmopolitanism in Pursuit of the Past. For the Tourism, Archaeology, and Development Session at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Philadelphia.

2009    Remembering a Community of Self-Emancipated Africans in Spanish La Florida: Historical Archaeology and Public Anthropology in Southern Tampa Bay. Annual meeting of the Florida Folklore Society, Family Heritage House Museum, Bradenton.

2008    Revealing a Hidden History: Looking for Angola’s Public Archaeology Program. The Public Anthropology through Cross Disciplinary and Cross Cultural Collaboration, Inclusion and Engagement: “Looking for Angola” in Florida and the Bahamas Session at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco.

2008    A Haven from Slavery on Florida’s Gulf Coast: Looking for Evidence of Angola on the Manatee River. The Underground Railroad, Marronage, Armed Struggle, and Beyond Symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Albuquerque.

2007    Hidden Histories Along the Manatee River: Heritage Outreach and Interpretation with Traces of Our Past. Senior author with Sherry Svekis. Florida Maritime Heritage Preservation Conference. Bradenton.

2007    The Archaeological Process: Research and Ethics Today. Archaeology: Basic Concepts in Practice and Public Outreach session of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation annual meeting. Sarasota.

2007    A Historic Cemetery as a Site for Grappling with Community, Politics, and Commemoration. Archaeological Practice and Community Service Learning Symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Williamsburg.

2006    Lessons Learned from the Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire. Constructing Post Medieval Archaeology in Italy: A New Agenda, an international conference sponsored by Universitá Ca’Focari. Venice, Italy.

2005    Pursuing Social Justice:  Civic Engagement and the Potential for Expanding the Public Sphere. With Keith Fitzgerald. Pedagogies in Teaching session at the Consortium for Innovative Environments for Learning (CIEL) annual meeting. Buffalo.

2005    Looking for Angola: Public Archaeology and Public Education. Second author with Vickie Oldham, Canter Brown Jr., Bill Burger, Rosalyn Howard, and Louis Robinson.  Florida Anthropological Society annual meeting, Gainesville.

2005    In the Public Interest: Paradoxes and Possibilities of Heritage Tourism. Archaeological Theories as Ideologies session at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Salt Lake City.

2003    The Complexities of Modernity in the Middle East: Historical Archaeology and Its Contributions.  Shining the Light:  The Illumination of History and Cultural Processes through Archaeology - The Differing Approaches and Foci of `Historical Archaeology' Worldwide session at the fifth World Archaeological Congress. Washington, DC.

2003    The Ibis Archaeological Field School at Little Salt Spring. Senior author is Traci Ardren. Florida Anthropological Society annual meeting. Tallahassee.

2003    Images of the Holy Land:  Travelers and Their Landscapes of Nineteenth-Century Palestine.  Between Art and Artifact:  Approaches to Visual Representations in Historical Archaeology Session at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Providence.

2002    Transportation and the Development of a Florida Town:  Excavations and Memories at the 1927 Seaboard Railroad Depot in Venice, Florida. Senior author with Susan Lynn White. Public Archaeology session at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Mobile.

2001    Layers of Meaning from the Clay Tobacco Pipes of the Ottoman Middle East. Recent Developments in the Archaeology of the Smoking and Tobacco Pipes session at the annual meeting of Society for American Archaeology. New Orleans. 

2000    A Legacy of the Grand Tour: Travelers to Palestine during the Nineteenth Century, and what they saw that we miss.  Accounts of Travelers to the Holy Land session at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Nashville.

2000    Contributions to a Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire: Artifacts of Trade and Social Change from Palestine.  Archaeology of Cities and Trade session at the Forum for European Expansion and Global Interactions. St. Augustine.

1999    Where Napoleon’s Dreams Vanished: Historical Events and Material Changes in Akko During the Ottoman Period. Material Culture and History session at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Boston.

1998    New Directions in the Archaeology of the Clay Tobacco Pipe: Typologies, Material Variation, and Social Change.  Pottery Analysis session at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Orlando.

1998    An Archaeology of Middle Eastern Pleasures: Coffee and Tobacco in the Ottoman Empire. Commodities in Global Perspective session at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Atlanta.

1996    Consuming Habits of the Ottoman Empire:  Archaeological Perspectives on Consumption and Commodities in the Middle East. Social Change and Material Culture Session at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Francisco.

1996    The Habits of Modernity:  Entangled Commodities from the Palestinian Past.  Breaking New Ground of an Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire. Binghamton, New York.

1995    Material Culture and Consumption in Palestine - Changes over the Ottoman Period, 1516-1917. Historical Archaeology in the Mediterranean Session at the annual meeting of Society for Historical Archaeology. Washington, DC. 

1994    Steps toward an Archaeology of Ottoman Palestine.  New Directions in Islamic Art and Archaeology session at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Chicago.

1994    Questions and Answers for the Material Culture of Cyprus: The Sixteenth through Nineteenth Century.  Visitors, Immigrants, and Invaders in Cyprus, an international conference sponsored by the Institute of Cypriot Affairs. Albany, New York.

1994    Time Capsules, Ritualism, and the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Second author with Michael Nassaney and James Garman. Northeast Anthropological Association annual meeting. Geneseo, New York.

1992    Bordercrossing: An Archaeology of Ottoman Palestine.  Marxism in the New World Order: Crises and Possibilities, an international conference sponsored by Rethinking Marxism. Amherst, Massachusetts.

1992    Palestine's Post-Columbian Material Culture: A Consideration of Turkish Tobacco Pipes. Northeastern Anthropological Association annual meeting. Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

1991    “Palestine is desolate and unlovely":  The Potential of Historical Archaeology in Israel.  Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting. Richmond, Virginia.

1989    The William S. Clark Housesite:  A Study of the Material Correlates of Leadership. First Joint Archaeological Congress. Baltimore, Maryland.

1987    Material Culture in a New Light:  Stone Fences in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Second author with J. Edward  Hood and Mark Bograd. Northeastern Anthropological Association annual meeting. Amherst, Massachusetts.

Other Professional Presentations
2014 Approaches and Experiences in Teaching Race and Ethnicity Panel Discussion at the first annual Academic, Research, and Creative Scholarship Faculty Conference, New College of Florida.

2013    Academic and Public Sector Issues in Anthropology Panel Discussion: Teaching, Working, and Serving. Panel at the Florida Anthropological Society annual meeting, St. Augustine.

2013    Sarasota/Manatee’s African American Heritage for “Touring Black Religion in the `New' South” Williams College Winter Session Course.

2012    Chair for History and Archaeology session of the American Council for Québec Studies, Sarasota.

2012     Preserving Regional Heritage with the New College Public Archaeology Lab. Senior author with Sherry Svekis. Poster for the Sarasota Bay Watershed Symposium, Sarasota.

2011    Archaeology of Florida’s Recent Past. Panel at the Florida Anthropological Society annual meeting. Orlando. 

2010    Collaboration in Theory and Practice: Regional Heritage and Civic Engagement. Session organized for The Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL) annual meeting, Sarasota, as senior presenter with New College of Florida students Lee Bloch, Christina Chavez, Alexis Santos, and Michael Waas.

2010    Rebuilding Pride and Purpose through the Arts: History, Heritage, Education, Community, Economic Development. Panel discussion at the Ringling College of Art and Design. 

2010    Chair for Cross-Cultural Currents in Mediterranean Literature session of New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Sarasota.

2008    Community-based Research: From Tampa Bay to Red Bays. Invited lecture at the College of Bahamas. Nassau.

2008    Public Archaeology on Florida’s Southwest Coast: A Rich Heritage and New Opportunities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society. Ybor City.

2008    Chair for Europeans Imagine the World session of the New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Sarasota. 

2007    Invited Participant for Rethinking Weeden Island: Designing Research for the 21st Century. St. Petersburg, Florida

2007    Invited Participant in a focus group for Florida Humanities Council: a new research grant. Orlando.

2007    Discussant for Cultural Heritage Preservation in Action: The Florida Public Archaeology Network session of the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting. Tampa.

2006    Chair for Expanding the Idea of Europe session of the New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Sarasota.

1996    Chair for Social Change and Material Culture session of the American Anthropological Association annual meeting. San Francisco.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
2014 Our Past and Present: Archaeology at Manatee Mineral Spring. Tour for Florida Archaeology Month, Bradenton.

2014 Archaeology of Freedom: The Anti-Slavery Havens of 19th-century Gulf Coast Florida. For the series Digging into History. Bonita Springs Historical Society, Bonita Springs.

2014 Co-moderator for We Are Not Where We Were, How Do We Get Back; The Relationship between the African-American and the Jewish Communities Through Today. Thurgood Forum: Let’s Have a Conversation, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota.

2014 Politics of the Past in Israel Today: Archaeology as a Tool of Nationalism or as Tikkun Ha-Olam. For Hadassah, Sarasota.

2013 The Many Histories around the Manatee Mineral Spring. For Viva Florida Pioneer Annual Heritage Festival, Bradenton.

2013 Why Warm Mineral Springs Matter. For Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota.

2013 Panel discussion of Clyburn Park, at the Asolo Theater. Sponsored by the American Jewish Committee.

2012-13 Introductions for Voices from Native Florida. A two-part lecture series co-sponsored by the New College Public Archaeology Lab and Time Sifters and supported by the Florida Humanities Council, held at New College.

2013 Looking for Angola with the New College Public Archaeology Lab. Poster presentation at Archaeology Fest, Sarasota.

2012 Presentation for National Archaeology Day at Manatee Mineral Spring, Bradenton.

2012 Heritage Beneath Our Feet. For 10 X 10. State of the Arts Gallery, Sarasota.

2011-12 Introductions for Archaeology of La Florida. A three-part lecture series co-sponsored by the New College Public Archaeology Lab and Time Sifters and supported by the Florida Humanities Council, held at New College.

2011     Excavations and Memories at the Venice Train Depot: Transportation and the Development of a Florida Town. For the Venice Area Historical Society, Venice.

2010-11 Introductions for Dialogue with Florida’s Past. A three-part lecture series co-sponsored by the New College Public Archaeology Laboratory and Time Sifters and supported by the Florida Humanities Council, held at New College. 

2011 Panelist for Five Years of Looking for Angola: A Retrospective on the Journey and Future Paths to Explore, Sarasota.

2011 Interviewed on Sarasota’s WWSB (Channel 7) Black Almanac program regarding Looking for Angola.

2010 Collaboration and Transnational Research in Looking for Angola: New Approaches and Evidence in the Archaeological Search for an Early 19th Century Maroon Community on the Manatee River, Florida. For Warm Mineral Spring/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society, North Port. 

2010 Honoring the Dead, Keeping History Alive: Sarasota’s Galilee Cemetery. For the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation annual meeting, Sarasota. 

2010 The Future of the Past. For the Ground breaking ceremony for the New College Public Archaeology Lab. 

2010 Archaeo-heritage sites as Cosmopolitan Canopies. For the History and Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County. 

2009-10 Introductions for Traces of Our Past: Florida’s History Through Archaeology. A six-part lecture series co-sponsored by the New College Public Archaeology Laboratory and Time Sifters and supported by the Florida Humanities Council, held at New College. 

2009 Archaeology and History Hidden in Plain Sight. For the Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood, Sarasota. 

2009 Looking for Angola: New Approaches & Evidence in the Search for an Early 19th Century Maroon Community on the Manatee River. For the Gulf Coast Archaeological Society, St. Petersburg, Florida.

2009 Politics of the Past: New Discoveries and Controversies in the Archaeology of Israel’s Ancient Kings. For Time Sifters, Sarasota’s local archaeology society.

2007 To Dig or Not To Dig: A Discussion of Ethics in Archaeology. For Traces of Our Past at Manatee Mineral Spring, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.

2007 A Hidden History: the Exiles living on the Manatee River. For Temple Emanu-El, Sarasota.

2007 Politics of the Past: Biblical Archaeology in Israel. For The Program for Arts and Humanities, Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning, Sarasota.

2007 Looking for Angola on the Manatee River:  Filling a Gap in History. For the Sarasota Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

2006 Looking for Angola. For the Sarasota Reading Festival, Sarasota.

2006 Looking for Angola. For Florida Conversations, sponsored by Tampa Bay History Center and USF Florida Studies Center.

2006 Public Archaeology and Hidden Histories. For Traces of Our Past program at DeSoto National Memorial (NPS), sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.

2005 Looking for Angola.  A series of six presentations in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the early 19th century maroon community, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.  The presentations included a panel with an archaeologist, ethnographer, historian, and educator for the general public; other presentations were directed toward various communities in the region. The endeavor included interviews with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Portuguese-language service and WMNF (Tampa Bay's 88.5) as well as several newspaper articles.  

2005 Visions and Voyages: Travelers to the Middle East and What They Saw. For The Program for East and West: Cultural Exchange and Conflict in the Mediterranean, Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning, Sarasota. 

2004 The Coexistence Project, introductory remarks and concluding thoughts for the community program, Sarasota.

2003 The Historical Registry Designation for Rosemary Cemetery. For Time Sifters.

2002 The Politics of the Past: Biblical Archaeology Today. For Time Sifters.

2002 The Politics of the Past:  Archaeology in Jerusalem.  For the virtual university at Temple Beth Am in Margate, Florida.

2001 The Power of Passions and the Possibilities for Peace in the Middle East. For the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club at Bird Key.

2000 Archaeology and How It Effects Politics in Israel. For the salon series of Temple Beth Sholom.

2000 Realignment in the Middle East:  New Directions for the New Millennium. For the Venice Great Decisions group.

1999 Race in the community for Channel 40 News (along with Professor Hernandez). Channel 40 used more excerpts from the interviews for an extended segment on the six o'clock news called "Race Relations: A Special Report."

1999 Multiculturalism in the Community. For the Venice Great Decisions group.

1999 The Election in Israel. For the Salon Series of Temple Beth Sholom.  

1999 What are We Remembering?:  History, Collective Memory, and the New Past of Israel. For the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

1998 Discussion of the Current Middle Eastern situation focused on Israeli/Palestinian conflict. For the salon series for American Friends of Peace Now.

1998 Fifty Years of Israeli Archaeology. For a community group on Siesta Key.  

GRANTS, AWARDS, and RECOGNITION

2013 Recognition of the New College Public Archaeology Lab presented by the City Commission of the City of Sarasota for the work devoted to the Galilee Cemetery

2013 New College Faculty Development Grant to create a course on the archaeology of Florida

2013-4 Principal Investigator for FPAN Outreach coordination at NCPAL contract

2012 Principal Investigator for EdExploreNext grant to create Sarasota Bay Rancho Video Game

2012 New College Faculty Development Grant to create a course on landscape archaeology

2011 New College Faculty Development Grant for Summer Research to create “Coastal Peoples of 19th-century Sarasota Pass: Teaching Archaeology and the Environment for Elementary Schoolchildren”

2008-2011 Principal Investigator for Preserving Regional Heritage: New College Public Archaeology Laboratory. FIPSE Programs: Grant P116Z080257. US Department of Education

2008 New College Faculty Development Grant for Summer Research into Public Archaeology

2007 Co-sponsor for Traces of Our Past at Manatee Mineral Spring, funded by Florida Humanities Council

2006 Co-sponsor for Traces of Our Past at DeSoto National Memorial, funded by Florida Humanities Council 

2005 New College Faculty Development Grant for a new course offering - Heritage: History and the Past Today

2002 New College Faculty Development Grant for Summer Research in the Prehistoric Archaeology of Sarasota County

2002 Certificate of Recognition to the Rosemary Committee for the Survey and Rehabilitation of the Historic Rosemary Cemetery, presented by the Sarasota County Historical Commission, the Sarasota County Historic Preservation Board, the City of Sarasota Historic Preservation Board, the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, the Historical Society of Sarasota, and the Historic Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County
2001 New College Faculty Development Grant for Summer Research in the Historical Archaeology of Sarasota County

2000 Instructional Development Grants: Support for Faculty Innovation. USF Center for Teaching Grant for Centering Florida in a course on North American Prehistory

1999 New College Faculty Development Grant for Summer Research in Israel

1998 University of South Florida Research and Creative Scholarship Grant Program for fieldwork in Israel

1998 New College Faculty Development Grant for Summer Research in Israel

1996 Conference Support Grants from the Institute for Turkish Studies, Department of Anthropology at UMass, UMass Graduate School, and Department of Anthropology at SUNY Binghamton for Breaking New Ground for an Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire.

1995 Twentieth-fifth Anniversary Graduate Research Grant for Dissertation Graphics. Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts

1993 George A. Barton Fellowship for the William F. Albright Institute in Jerusalem. American Schools of Oriental Research

1993 Anita Cecil O'Donovan Fellowship for the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institution. American Schools of Oriental Research

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Anthropological Association
Society for Historical Archaeology
Society for American Archaeology
World Archaeological Congress
Time Sifters, the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Anthropological Association

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Manuscript Reviewer for the Following Journals/Publishers: 
The International Journal of Historical Archaeology
The International Journal of Middle East Studies
American Anthropologist
Current Anthropology
The Journal of Social Archaeology
Journal of Field Archaeology
Antiquity
Heritage and Society
Present Pasts
`Atiqot 
Post-Medieval Archaeology
Heritage and Society
Wadsworth/Thomson Higher Education
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books
Westview Press
American School of Classical Studies at Athens Publications
Pine Forge Press/Sage Publications
Pearson Prentice Hall

Grants Reviewed
Council for the Humanities, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Israel Science Foundation
University of Cyprus Research Committee

External Reviewer of Tenure Candidates for:
Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University (2003)
Anthropology/Sociology at Assumption College (2004)
Honors College of the University of New Mexico (2007)

Other Professional Activities
Research Coordinator for Middle East for The SHA Newsletter (2003 - present)
Florida Humanities Council exhibit reviewer (2004)
Trail of Lost Tribes - Founding Board of Directors (2000-2003)
Grassroots Anthropology - Board of Directors (2003- 2004)
Looking for Angola Advisory Board (2004 - present)
Traces of our Past Advisory Board (2006 - present)
Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education Advisory Board (2008 - present)
Editorial Board for Present Pasts, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology Heritage Studies Section (2011 - present)
Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology (2012 – present)

NEW COLLEGE COMMITTEE SERVICE
Faculty Advisor for Hillel (1997 - 2004; 2007-2011; 2012-present)
Campus Space Committee (1998-1999; co-chair)
Campus Blueprint Task Force on Diversity (Summer 1999)
Student Academic Standards Committee (1999 - 2001; secretary)
Educational Policy Committee (Spring 2002)
Faculty Academic Status Committee (2002-2003; Spring 2006, 2011-12)
International Studies Committee (2003- Fall 2004; chair)
Provost Advisory Committee (Spring 2005, 2010-2011)
Ad-hoc committee for the Visiting Fulbright Scholar: Direct Access to the Muslim World Program (Spring 2005)
New College Child Center, Inc. (2006- 2007)
United Faculty of Florida Bargaining Team (2007-2009; chief negotiator Spring 2009)
New College Representative to the University of Florida Press editorial board (2007 – present)
Committee on Diversity, Community and College Life (Spring 2013 – present)

REFERENCES 
Available upon request

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