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What Does the Archaeological Record Reveal About the Human Experience of Past Epidemics?

Chicago, IL

The current Covid-19 pandemic provides a dramatic example of the numerous, and mostly negative, health and social outcomes of epidemics. Research on past epidemics provides a temporal depth to our understanding of our current experience, gives context and illuminates the consequences of epidemics in general. This temporal depth is crucial for predicting how epidemics might […]

Map is not territory: culture-history and archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age

Pick up any book on early Greek history or archaeology, and you will read about Bronze Age people called Minoans and Mycenaeans. Who were the Minoans, and who were the Mycenaeans? It’s become increasingly clear that these questions aren’t as easy to answer as we might think. These classifications aren’t simply empirical ‘facts’ about the […]

The Destruction of the Library of Alexandria

University of Central Florida, Room TBA 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL

Von Blanckenhagen Lecture For link to attend online lecture, email Alison Hudson at