Voyages of the Middle Passage

Sponsored by AIA Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of African-American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004
United States

The Door of No Return - Nov. 17 Dr. Chris DeCourse relates his excavations at Elmina where thirty thousand slaves a year passed through the door of no return as they started a harrowing journey that lead to an uncertain life in the Americas. Discover the story of the first European slave castle, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Slave Ship Speaks - Nov. 18 Follow Dr. David Moore as he dives to the sunken ship The Henrietta Marie, the oldest slave ship ever excaated. The site has yielded a multitude of artifacts that tell a haunting story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and which is now a memorial to those who unwillingly gave their lives. Carry Me Back - A Legacy of Belief - Nov. 21 Discover how archaeological investigations into quarters of the enslaved at plantation sites has suggested that Africans and African-Americans develoepd a single-broad adaptation to enslavement, despite vastly different local conditions. Dr. Ken Brown will focus on the transformations in religious and spiritual practices from Africa to America over more than 200 years.

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
713.364.6344

Voyages of Monsoons and Gold

Sponsored by AIA Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 6:30pm

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

Beginning in the Roman period, a maritime silk route developed in the Indian Ocean, leading to a medieval global economy. Find out how the monsoon winds brought about trade in fabulous silks, spices, incense, pearls,ivory, and gem stones from China to India, the Arabic world, and the West. These winds not only propelled shifts in ideas, technology, and beliefs, but also created the "graveyard of gold."

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
713.364.6344

Building the Pharaoh's Ship: Sail Like an Egyptian

AIA Society Event: Houston

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Location:
TBA
Houston, TX
United States

Lecturer: Cheryl Ward

The Uluburun Ship and Late Bronze Age Maritime Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean

AIA Society Event: Houston

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Location:
TBA
Houston, TX
United States

Lecturer: Cemal Pulak

Abstract: The Uluburun Ship and Late Bronze Age Maritime Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean

Bass Lecture

When China Ruled the Seas - Shen He and the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne

AIA Society Event: Houston

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 7:00pm

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

Lecturer: James Delgado

Abstract: When China Ruled the Seas - Shen He and the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne

AIA Society: Houston

Website: http://aia-houston.com/

Society Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281-497-7382 (h)

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