'Pay the Ferryman' Exhibit, Curriculum Launch, & Lecture Program

Sponsored by AIA-Ottawa Society

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 4:00pm

Location:
Museum of Classical Antiquities
70 Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Canada

Exhibit and Curriculum Launch to be held in the Museum of Classical Antiquities (ARTS 02)

Lectures to be held at 6:30pm across the lobby in ARTS 026

Reception to be held in the lobby between the Museum and Lecture Hall

Lecturers:

Professor Clark: The Afterlife Among the Greeks and Romans

Professor Holden: The Iconography of Material Morality in Greek and Roman Art

Professor Loube: Digging Marathon

Keynote Address: Professor Perreault: Argilos, Une Colonie Grecque en Territoire Thrace

*Reception to follow in ARTS lobby

 

Contact:
AIA-Ottawa Society

Dig the Past - Archaeology Fair

Sponsored by The AIA Toronto Outreach Program with the Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Location:
The Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto, Anthropology Building
19 Russell Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2S2
Canada

As part of National Archaeology Day, the AIA Toronto Chapter in conjunction with the
Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto will hold an Archaeology Fair on Saturday,
October 22nd 2011 from 11:30 - 5:00 pm. Students, youth, children as well as parents alike can
experience and learn more about archaeology first hand through pottery reconstruction puzzles,
flint-knapping and poster presentations on local heritage. Our main event will consist of several
mock digs aimed at demonstrating proper excavation techniques, stratigraphy, artefact recording
and the difference between rescue and research archaeology. Qualified volunteers will be on
hand to assist the attendees in the proper recording of the hidden artefacts uncovered. A “show
and tell” session will allow attendees to interact with, and learn more about tools and artefacts on
display. Lastly, free archaeology buttons and stickers will be available for all attendees.

Website: http://www.diggingthepast.ca

Contact:
Paula Gheorghiade, Outreach Chair and Outreach Co-ordinator
aiatorontooutreach@gmail.com

Cyprus Discovers the World: The Beginning of the Late Bronze Age at Maroni

Sponsored by AIA-Niagara Penninsula Society

AIA Society Event: Niagara Peninsula, ON

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
Brock University, Academic South Block, Room 215
University Road West
St. Catarines, ON L2S 3A1
Canada

Event includes reception and show-and-tell of the artifacts from the Brock University collection of Cypriot antiquities lead by Dr. Ellen Herscher.

Despite its strategic location in the northeastern Mediterranean – only fifty miles from Anatolia
and sixty miles from the Syro-Palestinian coast – Cyprus remained isolated during its earliest
history. The Early and Middle Bronze Age cultures of the island were characterized by their
conservative economies and their highly original local ceramic traditions. The simple life of
agricultural villages persisted, and new inventions, such as the potter’s wheel, were resisted. Read more »

Website: http://www.brocku.ca/humanities/departments-and-centres/classics/AIA-Niagara

Contact:
AIA-Niagara Penninsula Society

Monumental Debates: What are the “Temples” of Neolithic Göbekli Tepe

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Bahen Centre, Room 1190, University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

A lecture by Ted Bannings of the Anthropology Department, University of Toronto.

Over the last 15 years, Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute and colleagues from the Şanlıurfa Museum in Turkey have been making remarkable finds at the site of Göbekli Tepe, a barren hilltop northeast of the city of Urfa. Schmidt has interpreted the buildings with enormous pillars, some engraved with pictures of animals, as the world’s first temples, some 11,000 years old, and has suggested that this large site was covered with such temples, rather than houses. Read more »

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

The Making of Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Bahen Centre, Room1190, University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

A lecture by Justin Jennings of the Royal Ontario Museum.

The opening of a museum exhibition is the end of an odyssey that begins with an idea and ends with a frenetic evening of translating the last credit line and hanging the last graphic panel.  In this talk, Justin Jennings will take you through “The making of Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World” through the eyes of an archaeologist.  You will sit at the table as we create the core concept for the show, and tag along to visit the collection storerooms to select objects (and lament the ones that got away).  You will witness as layer after layer is added to create a final product that, if we are lucky, takes you momentarily into a different era.

Admission to the lecture is free, non-AIA members are welcome.  (A post-lecture reception for members-only will be held at the Archaeology Center at the University of Toronto, 19 Russell Street.)

Underground parking can be accessed from Huron Street

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

More Than a Potsticker: Case Studies of the Preservation of Historic Ontario Cemeteries

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Galbraith Building, Room 119
35 St. George Street
Toronto
Canada

A lecture by Susan Maltby of the School of Information, University of Toronto

Often conservators are characterized as well educated pot menders, and on many archaeological sites, pot conservation is a major component of the workload.  But the role of professional conservators and the scope of their work has evolved well past this restricted view.This presentation will discuss the conservator’s role in preserving historic cemeteries through the examination of two case studies from Ontario.  In one case, this involved the actual relocation of the Elmbank Cemetery to make room for the planned de-icing facility of the GTAA.  In the other case, this involved creating the Conservation Masterplan for the Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara, an important war of 1812 site.

Admission to the lecture is free, non-AIA members are welcome.  (A post-lecture reception for members-only will be held at the Archaeology Center at the University of Toronto, 19 Russell Street.)

Underground parking can be accessed from Huron Street

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

“The People who Greeted the French: What was daily life like for Iroquoians of southern Ontario in the 14th to 17th centuries?”

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Bahen Centre, Room 1190, University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

A lecture by Susan Pfeiffer of the University of Toronto

Admission to the lecture is free, non-AIA members are welcome.  (A post-lecture reception for members-only will be held at the Archaeology Center at the University of Toronto, 19 Russell Street.)

Underground parking can be accessed from Huron Street

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

Making Space: How We Construct and View the World Around Us, 3rd Annual Student Symposium

Sponsored by AIA Toronto Society, Archaeology Centre of the University of Toronto

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Archaeology Centre, University of Toronto
19 Russell Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2S2
Canada

The Toronto Society of the Archaeological Institute of America invites graduate and undergraduate studens to submit abstracts to the Third AIA Toronto Society Student Symposium "Making Space: How we Construct and View the World Around Us".  This year we are exploring the topic of space, both physical and conceptual.  We wish the scope of the symposium to be cross-cultural and cross-temporal and encourage students to submit an abstract for a 15 minute paper on any aspect of, or approach to this topic, including but not limited to anthropological, archaeological, art-historical, philological and sociological.  We will post all accepted abstracts on our website www.aiatoronto.ca.  Please submit your abstracts to Meg Morden memorden@gmail.com.

Website: http://www.aiatoronto.ca

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com
416-551-9512

Recent Work at Miletus: the Spark that Ignited Western Thought

Sponsored by Canadian Institute in Greece, AIA Ottawa

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 7:30pm

Location:
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St
Ottawa
Canada

Professor Gerry Schaus, Waterloo University, will provide valuable insights into the home of the sixth-century BCE pre-Socratic philosophers, Thales, one of the Seven Sages of Greece, Anaximander and Anaximenes. Excavations by Ruhr-Universitat Bochum directed by Prof. von Graeve have provided much new information on the home of the so-called Natural Philosophers.

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

Shedding New Light on the Etruscans

Sponsored by Carleton University, AIA Ottawa, Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

Location:
303 Paterson Hall, Carleton University
Ottawa
Canada

Christopher Smith, Director, British School at Rome may change the way you think about the Etruscans! He will present new theories regarding their art, 'mystery language' and origins. Professor Smith specializes in the archaeology and traditions of early Rome.

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

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