Towards a Geometric perfection: the arts and crafts of early Greece

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rockford

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 N Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
United States

Lecturer: Irene Lemos

Abstract: Towards a Geometric perfection: the arts and crafts of early Greece.

Kress Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Burpee Museum of Natural HIstory and the Classics Department of Rockford University

Reception will follow the Lecture

Contact:
Sherrilyn Martin
Sherrilyn.Martin@keithschool.net
815-397-9319

Blood in the Dust, Death in the Dark: combat and chemical warfare at Roman Dura-Europos, Syria

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Augustana College, Hanson Hall of Science 102
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

Lecturer: Simon James

Abstract: Blood in the Dust, Death in the Dark: combat and chemical warfare at Roman Dura-Europos, Syria

Contact:
Thomas J. Sienkewicz
toms@monm.edu
309-457-2371

The Garden of Flora: New Discoveries at the Roman Seaside Villas of Stabiae near Pompeii

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central IL (Urbana)

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location:
Spurlock Museum Auditorium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
600 S Gregory St
Urbana, IL 61801
United States

Lecturer: Thomas Howe

Abstract: The Garden of Flora: New Discoveries at the Roman Seaside Villas of Stabiae near Pompeii

Manton Lecture

Contact:
Jane A. Goldberg
jgoldber@express.cites.uiuc.edu
217-333-3292

Decoding the Astronomical Narrative in the Codex Borgia

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location:
Adler Planetarium, Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater
1300 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Lecturer: Susan Milbrath

Abstract: Decoding the Astronomical Narrative in the Codex Borgia

Webster Lecture

Lecture followed by reception

Contact:
Matt Baumann
baumann.64@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Current Excavations at Kedesh

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rockford

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 N Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
United States

Lecturer: Sharon Herbert

Abstract: Current Excavations at Kedesh

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
Sherrilyn Martin
Sherrilyn.Martin@keithschool.net
815-397-9319

Kaptol - Princes of the Crossroad

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central IL (Urbana)

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 5:30pm

Location:
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
600 S Gregory Street
Urbana, IL 61801
United States

Lecturer: Hrvoje Potrebica

Abstract: Kaptol – Princes of the Crossroad

Kress Lecture

Cosponsors are the Department of the Classics (UIUC) and The Spurlock Museum (UIUC).

Contact:
Jane A. Goldberg
jgoldber@express.cites.uiuc.edu
217-333-3292

Michael Cosmopoulos: Digging Homer: The Exciting Discovery of a New Mycenaean Palace near Pylos

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location:
The Field Museum, Ward Theater
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
United States

For thousands of years the Iliad has remained the classic tale of love, honor, and war. In the past century archaeological work in major sites like Mycenae, Pylos, and Troy has helped us put Homer's epics into historical perspective and has shown that many of Homer's tales were rooted in reality.

This lecture will present the exciting discoveries at Iklaina, one of the capitals of the legendary King Nestor, who figures prominently in Greek mythology and Homer's Iliad. The excavation, situated in Messenia and funded by the National Geographic Society, has brought to light remains of a palace or mansion from the period of the Trojan War. This site represents a unique case where archaeology meets mythology and ancient texts. Moreover, the impressive find (which includes Cyclopean walls, frescoes, and Europe's oldest inscribed tablet) challenges current knowledge about the origins of states, bureaucracy, and literacy in ancient Greece.

Contact:
Mary Jane Crotty
maryjanecrotty@comcast.net
847-866-7633

Prof. Hillary Gopnick: Feasting on the High Road: The Median Palace at Godin Tepe. Eleanor Guralnick Memorial Lecture

Sponsored by AIA Chicago Society, The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute

1155 E 58th Street

Chicago IL 60637

The horse-riding Medes of the Zagros Mountains of Iran

remain one of the enigmas of ancient history. They are

best known to us through the colorful anecdotes of Greek

historian Herodotus and contemporaneous Assyrian inscriptions.

The recent publication of the excavation of the

Median citadel-palace at Godin Tepe provides some new,

first-hand evidence for the way in which Median leaders Read more »

Contact:
Bruce Williams
bbwillia@uchicago.edu

Prof. Sinclair Bell: Foreign Faces: Africans and Others in Ancient Roman Art

Sponsored by AIA Chicago Society, Illinois Classical Conference, Department of Classics, The University of Chicago

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location:
Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute 1155 E 58th Street Chicago IL 60637 How did ancient Romans understand other peoples, especially Africans? This talk surveys the evidence of Roman literture, inscriptions and especially works of art, including unpublished material from current excavations. Dr. Bell investigates the creative forms of artistic expression that Africans inspired across the empire, and suggests some possible motives for their creation.

Contact:
Bruce Williams
bbwillia@uchicago.edu

Arthur Evans, the Palace of Minos at Knossos & the Dawn of European Civilization

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
Kresge Hall 2-380, Northwestern University
1880 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL
United States

Lecturer: John Papadopoulos

Abstract: Arthur Evans, the Palace of Minos at Knossos, and the Dawn of European Civilization

Boegehold Lecture

Contact:
Mary Jane Crotty
maryjanecrotty@comcast.net
847-866-7633

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