Exhibition styles and genres are often associated with different subject matters: art exhibits, history exhibits, science exhibits, ethnographic exhibits. Yet while such canonical notions of genre persist, we also know and confidently assert that exhibition genres have blurred. Ethnographic museums today are not the ethnographic museums of a century ago, although they certainly bear the legacies from which they have grown. How do they communicate both their histories and their contemporary orientations to visitors through their exhibitions? Read more about Corinne Kratz "What Makes Exhibitions Ethnographic?"
Archaeological excavations at Philistine settlements have revealed myriad details about the daily life of an Iron Age people, perhaps best known for being the archenemy of the Israelites. Excavators had failed, however, to identify any formal burial grounds at these sites, keeping the Philistines shrouded in myth—until now. Adam Aja will discuss the recent discovery of the first–known Philistine cemetery on the southern coast of Israel and how it is helping scientists to research and better understand Philistine origins and culture. Read more about Facing Philistines: The Discovery of an Iron Age Cemetery