The Converges in Constantinople: Contact in a Byzantine Port
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Imagine pulling into a port with ships from lands near and far, familiar and unknown.  This was the glory of Constantinople.  Not only did ships bring spectacular wealth to the Byantine Empire, they brought ideas as well.  Recently, construction workers digging a subway tunnel in modern Istanbul stumbled across such a port - the forgotten 4th century port of Theodosius.  Hear the director of excavations, Dr. Ufuk Kocabas, as he reveals the vibrant hub of commercial activity that brought the world to the Byzantine Empire Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters Houston
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Location:
Sabine Street Bridge, Buffalo Bayou
150 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77007
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
nad
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281.497.7382

Location

China, the Swahili Coast, and Arabia: Contact in a Golden Age of Diplomacy
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location:
Brown Auditorium Theater, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

The Houston Society's Arthur and Annette Bracey Lecture Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281-497-7382

Location

On (Hair)pins and Needles – Roman Hairstyles
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
Brown Auditorium Theater, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Von Blanckenhagen Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281-497-7382

Location

Ride Like the Wind: Horses and Nomads
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:00pm

Location:
Brown Auditorium Theater, Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Family talk by Carolyn Willekes.

Do you remember the first time you saw—or rode—a horse? Horses made people stronger and freer than they’d ever been. First, we’ll learn about how horses and people work together in the world of the desert Bedouins and you’ll see a display of weapons and objects from Bedouin tents.  Then you’ll gallop off on your own adventure through the museum to explore horses in art.

Free admission, however tickets are required and are available online, by phone at 713-639-7771 or at any MFAH admission desk. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281-497-7382

Location

Heritage Excursions: Tour of Temples
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
other

Tour Buddhist and Hindu temples followed by refreshments.  Cultural guides will help you understand these sacred spaces.  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344
Ancient Encounters - China, Family Event
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair

Ancient China                                                                                                                                                  Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

                Life in the China offered many contrasts.  Excavate a Chinese kitchen, make your own coin as     king of the land, work out sophisticated math computations with an abacus, and play a Chinese game. Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters - Homestead Houston, Family Event
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair

Homestead Houston -The Heritage Society

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.  Find out how Houstonians lived after they began to build a city and create homes of their ownRead more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters - Texas, Family Event
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Dr
Humble , TX 77338
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair

Ancient Texas Pioneer Days, Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center              

Discover the life of early Texans. Toss an atlatl, see how arrowheads are made, create your own rock art and a Cherokee trade bead necklace and excavate a trash heap.  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Are We There Yet? African Origins and the Human Journey
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture

John Kappelman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas         

Large Screen Theater, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

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