Excavating "the Kingdom of Idols":  New Discoveries from the University of Toronto's Excavations at Tell Tayinat

Sponsored by AIA Ottawa, University of Ottawa

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Rm 1120, Desmarais Building (main floor), University of Ottawa
55 Laurier E.
Ottawa K1N 6N5
Canada

Steve Batiuk will present the latest results of the University of Toronto's  excavations at Tell Tayinat, ancient Kunalua, in the southern  province of Hatay in modern day Turkey. He will  explore the archaeological data from this Iron Age city, generally viewed as outside of the world of the Bible, and how its cultural,  and geopolitical context may have affected the way some of the Biblical texts were written.

Contact:
Heather Loube
hloube@uottawa.ca
613-256-2991

Ancient Harbours in the Eastern Mediterranean

Sponsored by AIA Ottawa, University of Ottawa Department of Classics and Religious Studies

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Rm 1120, Desmarais Building (main floor), University of Ottawa
55 Laurier E.
Ottawa K1N 6N5
Canada

Underwater archaeologist Ibrahim (Bob) Nourredine seeks a better understanding of the economic and social life of the Bronze Age inhabitants of the eastern Mediterranean through his investigations of their harbours, especially those of Tyre.

Please join us for the first of our Sunday Afternoon Archaeology lectures. Why not bring a friend?

Contact:
Heather Loube
hloube@uottawa.ca
613-256-2991

Art and Faith: Armenian Church Collections of Constantinople

Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location:
Mississippee Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street E
Almonte, ON
Canada

Lecture by Ronald Marchese, Emeritus, University of MInnesota, Duluth

Like many collections, the Armenian Orthodox Church treasuries in Istanbul contain objects that were never meant to be displayed in a museum, appear in a book or be part of a scholarly lecture. Their primary purpose was to serve, honor, and glorify God. Acquired over many centuries, such objects were more than thread, cloth, metal, stone, wood, and definitely more than complicated composition and elaborate iconography. They were a physical testament to religious belief that symbolized the intense spiritual conviction of the lay community.

Ron Marchese is the recipient (with M. Breu) of the R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award (2012) for  Splendor and Pageantry: Textile Treasures from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbuland the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation award (2009) for Treasures of Faith: Sacred Relics and Artifacts from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul. He is recently retired from the University of Minnesota where is now Professor Emeritus.

Contact:
Michael Rikley-Lancaster
curator@mvtm.ca

Protecting the Pink Bits: The Development of the Martello Tower and Its Role in the Defence of Kingston Harbour

Sponsored by AIA Ottawa, Ontario Archaeological Society and Canadian War Museum

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada

James Last (who served as Senior Archaeologist for Military Sites for Parks Canada) will discuss the defensive function,  innovative design,  past occupants, and  present role of  Martello towers in  Kingston which are deemed the most sophisticated examples  found anywhere in the British Empire. 

Contact:
Heather Loube
hloube@uottawa.ca
613-256-2991

Reconstructing Gender Identity in Hellenistic Italy: An Archaeological Analysis of the Social Status of Women in Lucania

Sponsored by AIA New Brunswick Society and University of New Brunswick

AIA Society Event: New Brunswick, NB

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Location:
University of New Brunswick, Tilley Auditorium, Room 102
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Canada

By Dr. Ilaria Battiloro, Mount Alison University

Website: http://www.archaeological.org/societies

Contact:
Maria Papaioannou
mariap@unb.ca
506-458-7508

The Afterlife of Roman Statues in Baths and Homes of Late Antiquity

Sponsored by Classcial Association of Canada & Department of Classics and Ancient History

AIA Society Event: New Brunswick, NB

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Canada

Dr. Lea Stirling, from the Department of Classics at the University of Manitoba, will focus on the fate of statues that adorned the public bath houses and the dwellings of the elite from the Roman imperial period to the 4th and 5th centuries. Her research suggests that the types of statuary chosen for public spaces differed from those that adorned private edifices, while changes in social beliefs and customs prompted an occasional editing of the sculptural decor, especially in the public bath houses. In several baths from the eastern part of the empire for example, nude statuary remained on display but was castrated.

Website: http://www.archaeological.org/societies

Contact:
Maria Papaioannou
mariap@unb.ca
506-458-7508

International Archaeology Day at the ROM!

Sponsored by Royal Ontario Museum

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Location:
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M6R1G8
Canada

Explore archaeology around the world, through hands-on activities, crafts, ancient objects, and more! Experts from the ROM and other organizations will share how archaeologists excavate, the kinds of artifacts they discover, and how they study them in the lab. Learn about ongoing research projects. Play-test brand-new video games created at the ROM that will bring the ancient world to life.

Website: http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/international-archae...

Contact:
Rae Ostman
rostman@rom.on.ca
4165865585

Myth and Fantasy in Roman Painting

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Toronto, Galbraith Building GB221
35 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

Lecture by Dr. Bjoern Ewald, of the University of Toronto Art Department

Website: http://www.aiatoronto.ca/

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

High Altitude ‘Big Bang’: Formation Period Archaeology of the Lake Titicaca Basin, Bolivia

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Toronto, Sanford Fleming Building, SF1105
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON
Canada

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Roddick of the Anthropology Department, McMaster University

Website: http://www.aiatoronto.ca/

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

Tribes, Seals, Statues, Diplomats, and Holdups--archaeological work in Iraq during the 1930’s

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Toronto, Sanford Fleming Building, SF1101
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON
Canada

Lecture by Dr. Clemens Reichel of the Royal Ontario Museum and NMES University of Toronto

Website: http://www.aiatoronto.ca/

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

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