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

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 8:00pm

Location:

Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Christina Conlee

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

Contact:
Megan Daly
mmdaly@ufl.edu

How to Stage a Bloodbath: Artificiality and Theatricality in the Roman Arena

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Orlando

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location:
University of Central Florida, Main Campus, Psychology Building
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
United States

Lecturer: Garrett Fagan

Abstract: How to Stage a Bloodbath: Artificiality and Theatricality in the Roman Arena

Russell Lecture

Contact:
John Walker
jzwalker@mail.ucf.edu

AIA Society: Gulf Coast

Society Contact:
Kristina Killgrove
killgrove@uwf.edu

In-Formation

New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Soto’s Florida Expedition

Sponsored by The Appleton Museum of Art and The College of Central Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Location:
The Appleton Museum of Art
4333 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
United States

The Appleton Museum of Art will for the first time ever exhibit treasured artifacts discovered in Florida from one of Spain’s earliest Royal expeditions to the New World.  This never before seen collection of rare 16th century artifacts includes beautiful Murano glass fabricated in Italy during the early 1500s as well as the largest cache of medieval coins found in the American mainland so far.   The collection contains very rare King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella related coins and Spanish armor items recovered on an excavation led by Dr. Ashley White, a Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America.  These lost archaeological treasures are from Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s famous 1539 expedition to the New World.  The exhibition will be held in correlation with Florida’s 500th Anniversary Celebration which commemorates Florida’s rich heritage and diverse cultural history through 2013.

Website: http://www.appletonmuseum.org/exhibits/upcoming/

Contact:
Steve Specht
spechts@cf.edu
352-291-4455 x1835

Pompey at the University of Florida

Sponsored by Gainesville Society and Eta Sigma Phi

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Florida, Reitz Union Collonade
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

Art History Society at the University of Florida joined with AIA Gainesville Society to offer students and other passers-by the chance to write Roman-style graffiti on a board. The Congressional Declaration of National Archaeology Day was displayed, along with copies of Archaeology magazine, pottery cherds and other items.

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/index.html

Contact:
Mary Ann Eaverly
eaverly@ufl.edu

From the Mundane to the Divine: Pompeiian Graffiti and Augury Fortunes for Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi, University of Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Location:
University of Florida
Reitz Union Colonnade
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

The citizens of Pompeii immortalized sometimes mundane but fascinating details of their lives in the graffiti they left behind. We will encourage passersby to view books and other handouts on graffiti at Pompeii and then record their own graffiti on a provided sheet of cardboard or poster paper. This graffiti will be inspired by the graffiti found at Pompeii, yet will be about the authors' lives and experiences at the University of Florida. Participants will learn about the graffiti left behind at Pompeii and engage in the same deliberations as the ancient citizens of Pompeii in deciding what details of their lives to record and leave behind for an imagined posterity.

In addition, we will have a station to conduct pseudo-augury sessions, where participants' fortunes will be read from the "entrails" from a "bird," in this case individually-wrapped candies and a backpack, respectively. Augury was used as a reliable means of guiding one's life and make crucial decisions, much like the horoscopes of today. We hope participants will enjoy experiencing ancient divination practices and will connect them to modern times.

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/index.html

Contact:
Brooke Fidrick
brooke.fidrick@gmail.com

Lecture: "The Temple of Isis at Pompeii" by Dr. Maria Swetnam-Burland

Sponsored by Tampa Bay AIA; Ancient Studies Center at USF

AIA Society Event: Tampa Bay

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location:
Marshall Center Oval Theater
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
United States

Location: Marshall Center Oval Theater, University of South Florida, Tampa Campus. Lecture at 6pm, light refreshments at 5:30 (sponsored by the Rho Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta).  For further information, contact Jennifer Knight at jlknight@usf.edu or see the AIA/TBS Fall Program on the USF History website: www.history.edu.

Website: http://www.history.edu

Contact:
Jennifer Dukes Knight
jlknight@usf.edu

Celebrating the Social Life of Things: National Archaeology Day at the University of Miami

Sponsored by University of Miami

AIA Society Event: Southern Florida

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124
United States

This day long conference in celebration of National Archaeology Day will include presentations on recent research by archaeologists from the University of Miami, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Attendance isfree and open to the public but registration is recommended.  Lunch will be provided to the first fifty registrants.

Website: http://www.as.miami.edu/ArchaeologyDay/

Contact:
Traci Ardren
tardren@miami.edu

Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Tampa Bay

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Location:
University of South Florida, C.W. "Bill" Young Hall 109
USF Banyan Circle
Tampa, FL
United States

Lecturer: James Adovasio

Abstract: Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective

Lecture preceded by reception at 5:30 PM

USF is located on Fowler Ave. east of I-275 and west of I-75 (an information booth at the entrance on Leroy Collins Dr. will provide a map and parking pass). CWY Hall is north of the Sun Dome, next to the tennis courts.  For information about parking, see USF parking services: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/parking_services/permits.asp.

Contact:
AIA
lectures@aia.bu.edu

Four Millennia in an Egyptian Province: Discoveries of the Moalla Survey Project

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Tampa Bay

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location:
Marshall Center Oval Theater, University of South Florida, Tampa Campus
4103 Cedar Circle
Tampa, FL 33620
United States

Lecturer: Colleen Manassa

Abstract: Four Millennia in an Egyptian Province: Discoveries of the Moalla Survey Project

Refreshments will precede the lecture, at 5:30 p.m.

Contact:
AIA
lectures@aia.bu.edu

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