Tour: “Life and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt”

Art Institute of Chicago 1111 South Michigan Ave/ 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Explore the new "Life and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt" exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago with this special International Archaeology Day tour by curator Ashley Arico. Note that this tour does NOT include museum admission: please allow time to purchase your ticket to the museum so that you can meet at the exhibit (Gallery […]

All in the Name of Science: Academic Facilitation of the Trade in Asian Cultural Objects

Hopleaf (Andersonville) 5148 North Clark Street, Chicago

This talk by Dr. Emiline Smith (University of Glasgow) will examine the passive and active facilitative role that academics have played in the creation of taste and market demand for Asian cultural objects in the USA in the name of ‘science’ and ‘education’. Building on several case studies from across the USA, we will examine […]

Accept No Imitation? Amphora Packaging and Roman Wine Consumption on the Bay of Naples

Roger's Park Social 6920 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago

Talk by Jennifer L. Muslin (Loyola University Chicago, Classical Studies) Most ancient Romans enjoyed wine and believed that everyone, from emperors to enslaved peoples, should drink it daily. To meet such high demand, viticulture, winemaking, packaging, and trading happened all over the Mediterranean, with the highest quality vintages coming from Central and Southern Italy and […]

In search of a lost hydraulic treasure in Iraqi Kurdistan: how to virtually study abandoned subterranean qanat systems

The Embassy Public House 1435 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Talk by Dr. Mehrnoush Soroush (Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Chicago) Throughout the Middle Ages, thousands of miles of underground water management infrastructure, known as qanats, were built to sustain thriving societies despite the arid environments of the Middle East and Central Asia. There is enormous interest in the history and functioning of qanat […]