Societies News

August 18, 2022

Spotlighting the Toledo Society

The Toledo Society enjoyed a productive and successful 2021/2022 season. Robert I. Finkel, President of the Society, shares an update with us below.

“The Toledo Society, under the direction of our Program Chairman Trustee Dr. James Harrell and Trustee Dr. Melissa Baltus, was able to set up a full lecture schedule for the 2021/2022 season with six in-person lectures at our usual venue, The Toledo Museum of Art, and three virtual lectures using the University of Toledo system, with the generous assistance of Trustee Thomas Zych. Speakers included Dr. Douglas Bamforth (“Central Plains Maize Farming and the Cahokian Diaspora”), Dr. James Johnson (“Urbanism and Locality in the Pontic Iron Age”), Dr. Sarah Rowe (“Revisiting the Question of Social Inequality in Ecuador’s Ancient Valdivia Society”), Dr. Douglas Senton (“The Archaeology of the 1845 Franklin Northwest Passage Expedition”), Dr. Steven Tuck (“Survivors of Vesuvius”), Dr. S. Thomas Parker (“Finding Aphrodite: New Excavations at Petra in Jordan”), Dr. Andrew F. Ward (“Nature, Theater, and Experience in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace”), Dr. Sarah Clayton (“Perspectives on Regeneration from Beyond the Ancient Mexican Metropolis”), and Dr. Nicola Bartham (“Formal Reflections on Toledo’s Portrait of Umm’abi and the Funerary Monuments of Ancient Palmyra”). Society members were invited to dine with the speakers at The Museum Café before the in-person lectures and officers and trustees were able to meet with the speakers at a wine-and-cheese reception after the lecture.”

We hope the Toledo Society’s upcoming 2022/2023 season is even more successful than the last! Stay up to date on the latest news from the Toledo Society by visiting their website.

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