ICAHM is excited to welcome new members who have joined since May 2018 and we are pleased to share some information on our new additions!
Name: Dr. James L. Flexner
Affiliation: Dept. of Archaeology, The University of Sydney
Position: Lecturer in Historical Archaeology and Heritage
Membership Category: Associate
Dr. James Flexner is a Lecturer in Historical Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Sydney. James’ research is focused in the Pacific Islands, particularly Hawai’i and Vanuatu, and Australia, particularly Tasmania and Queensland. His work is based around close collaboration with local communities to record and interpret the past through the human traces embedded in landscapes and places. Along with students and colleagues, James is currently excavating sites dating across a 3000 year period of human occupation in the Polynesian Outliers of south Vanuatu, and over 100 years of history in a rural pub in southeast Tasmania. James’ first book, An Archaeology of Early Christianity in Vanuatu, was published by the Australian National University Press in 2016.
Name: Museu da Humanidade – IPHARJ
Membership Category: Institutional
The Institute for Historical and Archeological Research of Rio de Janeiro (Instituto de Pesquisa Histórica e Arqueológica do Rio de Janeiro) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 1990 in order to promote the research, exploration and diffusion of World Archaeology, History and Science in general in Brazil and abroad. Since its foundation it has promoted a successful divulgation work, as well as has published the results of its recent scientific researches.
The building of the Institute of Historical and Archaeological Research covers more than 25.027 square feet (some 2500 square meters) and is a homage to the old Mamluk Architecture – a style in use between 1250 and 1517 in the Near East. It comprises the following premises:
1) The Mankind Museum is a special part of the building where a nice collection of art works and antiquities which will be arranged in 27 rooms plus a underground complex of galleries (where will be displayed the funerary archaeology collection),
2) Four rooms for temporary exhibitions where a vibrant cultural center works continuously,
3) Three Archaeology laboratories and seven Storage Areas for Archaeological items.
4) The Library of Humanities (dedicated to Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghuri) has nearly 40.000 titles and sum up the Documentation Centre with circa of 15.000 documents and original photography’s
On the third storey, the IPHARJ has a semi-opened area, including Arabic gardens, marble fountains, and an open air theatre.
For further information and pics please check: https://www.facebook.com/claudioprado.demello.3/media_set?set=a.1586963368299300.1073742025.100009569559782&type=3