Year of the City
The Providence Project



Year of the City: The Providence Project is an unprecedented year-long exploration of the history, life and culture of Providence’s twenty-five neighborhoods through exhibitions, performances, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by more than 50 different curators.

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Providence's Heritage: Above and Below Ground

  • Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 60 George Street, Providence, RI 02912 (map)

Providence is a city of hidden histories, some lying beneath the ground waiting to be unearthed and others tucked away in overlooked buildings and backstreets. Join Brown and RISD students as they share a diverse range of stories from Providence's past that they have uncovered through archaeological excavations, archival research, and collecting local memories and oral histories. Short presentations and posters will also feature the students' original proposals for how we might interpret and preserve these pieces of Providence's heritage in creative, accessible, and sensitive ways.

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World is dedicated to the academic study and public promotion of the archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Near East.