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Dicing with Death: Games, Contests, and the World of Play on Roman Sarcophagi

This lecture will be presented virtually on Zoom. All are welcome. To join the Zoom meeting, use the button below. The public face of Roman art is painfully sober. In the privacy of their tombs however, free to cast off their stern public personae, Romans surrounded themselves with art of a different nature. Here, on […]

“Myth-Ing Sound: Exploring Markers of Music in Ancient Athenian Vase Paintings” by Danielle Smotherman Bennett

Hartford, CT

Music features as an important component in a variety of ancient Greek mythological tales, including those portrayed on vases. Athenian vase paintings, however, are a silent medium. This talk demonstrates how images regularly incorporate sound through visual clues inviting viewers to imagine these sensory aspects and how vase painters visually express in different ways music, […]

The Looting and Salvage of a Hieroglyphic Staircase in the Palace of La Corona, Guatemala

Lecturer: Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire During excavations in the regal palace at La Corona, Guatemala (2013-2016), Lamoureux-St. Hilaire discovered one of two looted Mayan hieroglyphic staircases, along with seven hieroglyphic monuments. This talk will contextualize this discovery within its glorious architectural and historical settings, discuss the looting, and reflect upon the ethical issues associated with museums— […]

Archaeology, Civic Engagement, and Interdisciplinary Data in the New Philadelphia Project

Dr. Christopher C. Fennell of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago Law School will present this online lecture. A community’s encounters with structural racism have been examined through oral history, documentary, and archaeological evidence about New Philadelphia, Illinois. This was the first town planned in advance and legally founded by […]

Archaeology & Ale: Archaeology and Civic Engagement in New Philadelphia

Join us for the November Archaeology & Ale! Dr. Christopher C. Fennell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will discuss "Archaeology, Civic Engagement, and Interdisciplinary Data in the New Phildelphia Project." A community's encounters with structural racism have been examined through oral history, documentary, and archaeological evidence about New Philadelphia, Illinois. This was the first town […]

Dr. Kristina Killgove presents a talk entitled “Death Comes to Oplontis: Victims of Mt. Vesuvius Reveal Life in 79 AD”

DESCRIPTION: Numerous urban centers in the Bay of Naples were completely destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii and Herculaneum are the most famous of these, but other areas were also affected and are less understood, even today, because of their location underneath modern development. The villa complex of Oplontis is […]

Cultural Crossroads in Central Asia and a Millennium of Shared Heritage

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture 2316 West 1st Avenue, Spokane, WA

Speaker: Dr. Laura Tedesco, U.S. State Department Title: Cultural Crossroads in Central Asia and a Millennium of Shared Heritage In November, we will have a return visit from Dr. Laura Tedesco, who spoke to the Spokane Society in the spring of 2018. This visit Dr. Tedesco will speak about the shared heritage of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, […]

Dimitri Nakassis, “Places, spaces, and memory: a landscape archaeology of the western Argolid, Greece”

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From 2014 to 2017, the Western Argolid Regional Project conducted an archaeological survey in the mountainous valleys in the watershed of the Inachos river (Greece). The survey collected a lot of information about the ancient, medieval and modern use and occupation of this archaeologically neglected area. As has become common in Greek archaeology, the project […]