Lecture (BUILDING ROMA AETERNA: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN IMPERIAL ROME) and Archaeology Activity Table

Sponsored by Archaelogical Institute of America, Rochester Society

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 11:35am
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location:
Rochester Museum & Science Center
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

Lecture by Professor Renato Perucchio, University of Rochester (11:00 a.m., Bausch Auditorium at the RMSC, approx 35 minutes)

ABSTRACT - During the course of Roman civilization, and especially during the Empire, Roman engineers developed the structural form -- that is the combination of geometrical shapes and structural materials designed to carry loads in buildings -- to levels of innovation unparalleled until the introduction of structural steel and reinforced concrete in the nineteenth century.  Breaking away from the Etruscan and Hellenistic building traditions, Roman engineers used ingeniously the arch and the truss together with structural timber, masonry and pozzolanic concrete (opus caementicium) to generate a sequence of structural solutions that continued to evolve up to the later stages of the empire, giving raise to some of the most extraordinary and enduring architectural and engineering monuments ever built.

Archaeology Activity Table staffed by AIA Rochester NY Society Volunteers (11:00-3:00, RMSC)

Part of "Science Saturday" at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.  The Rochester NY Society thanks the RMSC for the chance to participate, and the Memorial Art Gallery for the loan of table materials.

Contact:
Leslie DesMarteau
ldesmarteau@hselaw.com

The Next Generation Speaks Up

Sponsored by AIA-NY Society

AIA Society Event: New York

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Location:
963 Schermerhorn Ext., Columbia University
116th and Broadway
New York City, NY 10027
United States

Join us to hear a group of New York Area Graduate and Post Graduate students share what they are up to. Reception to follow the papers.

Website: Http://AIA-NYsociety.org/events

Contact:
AIA New York Society
info@aia-nysociety.org

Napoleon in Egypt: the Beginning of Egyptology

Sponsored by AIA/University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

When Napolean Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, along with his army he brought 150 artists, linguists, and scientists of all kinds to describe Egypt. It would be the first ethnographic study of its kind but also was the beginning of modern Egyptology. They discovered the Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering hieroglyphs. When the savants returned to France, they published the Description de L’Egypte, the first accurate representation of Egyptian antiquities written for the western world. It was a massive work, taking 20 years to complete, and started a wave of Egyptomania that continues today.

The illustrated lecture traces Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign and shows how much modern Egyptology owes to it.

Website: http://mag.rochester.edu/calendar/?event&id=758703&from=13September2012&to=13Sep...

Contact:
Leslie DesMarteau
ldesmarteau@hselaw.com

Nemea and the Pan-Hellenic Sanctuary of Zeus

AIA Society Event: New York City

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:30pm

Location:
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 E. 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
United States

Lecturer: Kim Shelton

Abstract: Nemea and the pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Zeus

English Lecture

Refreshments following lecture

Contact:
Paula Lazrus
info@aia-nysociety.org

Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Sponsored by Archaeological Institue of America

AIA Society Event: Syracuse

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Location:
Watson Auditorium, Watson Hall, Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
United States

Lecturer: C. Brian Rose

Abstract: Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Gloria Hunt
gloria.hunt@gmail.com

Between Hittites and Mycenaeans: the Bronze Age Archaeology of the Marmara Lake Basin in Central Western Anatolia

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Finger Lakes (Ithaca)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location:
Cornell University, G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY
United States

Lecturer: Christopher Roosevelt

Abstract: Between Hittites and Mycenaeans: the Bronze Age Archaeology of the Marmara Lake Basin in Central Western Anatolia

Hanfmann Lecture

Contact:
Annetta Alexandridis
aa376@cornell.edu

Caves and Maya Cosmology

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: New York City

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:30pm

Location:
Columbia University
612 Schermerhorn Street
New York, NY
United States

Lecturer: James Brady

Abstract: Using 19th Century Scholarship on a 21st Century Archaeology Project

Brush Lecture

Contact:
Paul Kay Lazrus
info@aia-nysociety.org

The Great Museum of the Sea

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

Lecturer: Bridget Buxton

Abstract: The Great Museum of the Sea

The oceans, lakes and rivers of the world are the greatest museum of humanity’s interaction with the sea – as well as our global expansion and a record of our interactions with each other through immigration, exploration, commerce and war.  This lecture explores some of history’s most famous and significant shipwrecks from antiquity through the modern age  – ranging from the Ulu Burun shipwreck of 1300 BC to more modern wrecks like the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, or RMS Titanic. 

Dr. Brudget Buxton will be filling in for Dr. James Delgado for this lecture.

Contact:
Sarah Jones
sarahcjones07@gmail.com
585-955-3319

Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimer's

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

Lecturer: Amy Barron

Abstract: Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimer’s

Contact:
Sarah Jones
sarahcjones07@gmail.com
585-955-3319

Population Growth and Sociopolitical Change in Late Pre-Contact Hawaii: Insights from Household Archaeology in Leeward Kohala, Hawaii Island

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Albany

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:00pm

Location:
Lecture Center 5, University at Albany
Albany, NY
United States

Lecturer: Julie Field

Abstract: Population Growth and sociopolitical change in late pre-Contact Hawaii: Insights from Household Archaeology in Leeward Kohala, Hawaii Island

Contact:
Stuart Swiny
swiny@albany.edu
518-442-3982

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