Kinet Höyük (Turkey) and the Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Seaports

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
The First Unitarian Church of Rochester
220 S. Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14610
United States

Lecturer: Marie-Henriette Gates

Abstract: Kinet Höyük (Turkey) and the Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Seaports

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Michael Simson
msimson@gmail.com

Archaeology Day at the RMSC

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Rochester Museum and Science Center
657 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Ave, Rochester NY 14607

Main Floor / Bausch Auditorium

The AIA and the RMSC present Archaeology Day in Rochester!  There will be Archaeology activities for kids, shoebox digs and hands-on artifacts from 11am - 4pm . 

At 1pm Dr. Michael Jarvis form the University of Rochester will be lecturing on Caribbean Archaeology in the Bausch Auditorium.

Contact:
Sarah J Simson
sarahcjones07@gmail.com

The Great Museum of the Sea

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: James Delgado

Abstract: The Great Museum of the Sea

Contact:
Michael Simson
msimson@gmail.com

The Romance of Archaeology - NOT!: The University of Pennsylvania Museum's Theban Tomb Project

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:30pm

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

Lecturer: Lanny Bell

Abstract: The Romance of Archaeology—NOT!: The University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Theban Tomb Project

Contact:
Michael Simson
msimson@gmail.com

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

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

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

Digging with Mussolini (Dr. Stephen L. Dyson)

Sponsored by Rochester, NY Society, AIA/Memorial Art Gallery

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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

Abstract: More archaeology was done in Rome under the Fascists than at any time before or since.  Major sites were excavated in all parts of the City.  New museums were created.  Many important finds were made.  The aim of the archaeology was to increase the regime’s identification with ancient Rome.  Mussolini liked to play the ‘new Caesar’ and ‘new Augustus’ against the background of ancient ruins.  While the excavations were extensive, the quality of the work was often poor and much important information was lost.  Since the fall of fascism, Mussolini’s archaeology has remained a source of controversy and of corrective action.  This talk will consider both the fascist archaeological program and the changing post-war reactions to it. Read more »

Contact:
Leslie DesMarteau
ldesmarteau@hselaw.com

Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
MAG M&T Bank Ballroom, Cutler Union, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

Lecturer: Christina Conlee

Abstract: Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

Contact:
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