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Tracing the Origins of Art in Africa

Zoom lecture by Dr. Michael Chazan (University of Toronto) Joukowsky Lecture   Zoom Details The waiting room opens at 12:45pm CST, and the live lecture will begin at 1:00pm CST. Click below to join the meeting. Or, join through Zoom with the following login: Meeting ID: 361 501 0853 Password: Brilliant If you do not […]

Sardis: Recent Discoveries from the Bronze Age until the End of Antiquity

Dr. Nicholas A. Cahill, UW-Madison The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis expedition has carried out large-scale, scientific excavations at the site in western Turkey since 1958. Over these 5+ decades, archaeologists have documented the emergence and development of Sardis, the capitol of the Lydian Empire of the 6th and 7th centuries BCE, and one of the […]

Female Benefactors in the Roman Empire (Dr. Rachel Meyers)

Ana Crowne Plaza Narita, Tokyo, Tokyo

The Iowa Society of the Archaeological Institute of America presents: "Female Benefactors in the Roman Empire" by Dr. Rachel Meyers (Iowa State University) Evidence for the Roman practice of public generosity comes from ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains. This philanthropic activity, including endowments, bequests, construction projects, and entertainment, was a common way for the […]

Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Today

Davidson College 315 North Main Street, Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson, NC

Christy and Jim Pritchard, “Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Today” THIS LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE VACCINATED PUBLIC MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES About the lecture: Christy and Jim Pritchard have been leading cultural resources efforts across the US over the past 25+ years. They will discuss the legislative and operational framework for […]

Useful Objects: Nineteenth-Century Museums and American Culture (Free Virtual Event)

Reed Gochberg, Assistant Director of Studies; Lecturer on History and Literature, Harvard University In conversation with: Brenda Tindal, Executive Director, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture What can the history of museums tell us about their role in American culture today? What kinds of objects were considered worth collecting, and who decided their value? Join […]

Reconstructing Queen Amanishakheto’s Musical Instruments (Free Virtual Lecture)

Susanne Gänsicke, Senior Conservator and ​​Head of Antiquities Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles Double reed pipes, known as auloi, were popular musical instruments in the ancient Mediterranean. In 1921, archaeologists exploring the necropolis of Meroë (northern Sudan)—as part of the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition—found a large collection of auloi in […]

Pompeii on the Potomac

Spokane, WA

Constantino Brumidi’s Roman-Style Wall Paintings for the US Capitol Dr. Elise Friedland (George Washington University, D.C.) The US Capitol—America’s central federal building—echoes ancient Greece and Rome, not only in its architecture and architectural sculpture, but even in its decorative murals. This talk presents new research on the 1858 fresco cycle in the Senate wing’s Naval […]