Mozart's epic drama Idomeneo comes to the Annual Meeting
January 4, 2013
Premiering at the 2013 Annual Meeting is Mozart's Idomeneo as produced by the Opera San Jose and the Packard Humanities Institute. This beautifully staged production includes sets inspired by Minoan archaeological sites on Crete as the perfect complement to Mozart's timeless music. We know how busy you are at the conference, so daily multiple showings at the AMC theater located just half a block from the Convention Center (at 600 Pine Street #1400) are the perfect way to see all three acts: see Act I on Friday evening and come back for the remainder of the show on Saturday or Sunday. This event is free to all attendees and art enthusiasts.
We thank David Packard, winner of the 2013 AIA Outstanding Public Service Award, for offering this event. The AIA Awards Ceremony recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to archaeology and to the Institute through their books, their teaching, their discoveries, and their ideas.
The 2013 Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception will be held tonight at 6:00 pm in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom A (2nd Floor). Come celebrate the achievements of some of the most distinguished and accomplished archaeologists in the field.
In addition, when you join us for hors d’oeuvres and libations during the reception, award winners Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Elise Friedland, and Kathleen Lynch will be on-site offering book signings of their latest publications.
The history of Egypt extends far beyond the ancient Pharaohs and their pyramids and tombs: cities like Alexandria and Luxor have seen the rise and fall of many empires. New cultures, languages, and religions arrive, thrive, and then disappear. In a place that has endured such change, it is difficult to imagine that anything can remain constant. But as new evidence may prove, the ancient world is not as far in the past as you might think.
This year’s Presidential Plenary Session will feature a panel of archaeologists tackling the complex issues in defining, understanding, and interpreting evidence while studying ancient urban centers. The talk will draw on research that spans across the globe, from Southeast Asia to North America, and will explore a multitude of cultural, economic, and social aspects of urban development.
Archaeologist William A. Parkinson to present new finds from extensive ritual site in Southern Greece at the upcoming Annual Meeting.