Khirbet Keiyafa: A City of David in Goliath’s Shadow
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Westchester Society
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Khirbet Qeiyafa is located ca. 30 km southwest of Jerusalem, on the summit of a hill that borders the Elah Valley on the north. This is a key strategic location in the biblical Kingdom of Judah, on the main road from Philistia and the Coastal Plain to Jerusalem and Hebron in the hill country. The city was constructed on bedrock, 2.3 hectares in area, surrounded by massive fortifications of megalithic stones. Five seasons of excavation were carried out in 2007-2011, five areas of the site were examined, and nearly 20% of the city has been uncovered.

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman
Telephone: 
914-939-9071

Location

Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Westchester Society
Start Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The recent exhibit Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus offerred public access to Dion’s daily, cultural, and religious life. These works, never before seen in the USA, are a selection from the thousands of artifacts that have been unearthed at the site in the course of forty years of systematic and scientific archaeological excavation. Images and videos of the city’s ruins and natural landscapes will immerse the visitor in the natural backdrop of the artifacts, and bring the ancient city of Dion to life.

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman
Telephone: 
914-939-9071

Location

The Salem Witch Trials and Gallows Hill
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Westchester Society
Start Date: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
nad
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Emerson "Tad" Baker, a member of the Gallows Hill Project team, will discuss the recent confirmation of Proctor’s Ledge as the execution site of the Salem witch trials. Baker will also discuss some of the findings of his recent book, A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience.

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman
Telephone: 
914-939-9071

Location

The Deep Ocean: The Next Archaeological Frontier
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Location:
, NY
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Bernard Lecture

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman

Location

Ship-Men and Slaughter-Wolves: Pirates of the Viking Age
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

Location:
TBA (Scarsdale)
Scarsdale, NY
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Forsyth Lecture

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman

Location

Back from Oblivion: the Hunt’s Point Slave Burying Ground in the Bronx
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Through images and historical documents, we will tell the story of how the Hunts Point Slave Burying Ground was “lost” for a hundred years, until a few NYC DOE history and science educators helped identify it and help bring the cemetery’s narrative to the public, historians and the children of eponymous PS 48, The Joseph Rodman Drake School. 

 

Philip Panaritis lives and works on the Bronx.  For thirty years he has worked for the NYC DOE as a HS Social Studies teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, and most recently as the Director of Social studies.

 

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman
Telephone: 

Location

The Legacy of Merneptah
Start Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The culture of ancient Egypt has often captivated and inspired people around the world in ancient and modern times including the Greek and Roman societies, whose cultures were highly developed for their times. Today, ancient Egypt still continues to fascinate us through its many achievements.  Depictions of the pyramids, temples, tombs, obelisks, and colossal statues are well recognized images of the Egyptian civilization. There is also a wealth of information available from the interpretation of texts, artifacts, architecture and art.

 

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman
Telephone: 

Location

Not-so-Innocents Abroad: The Beginnings of American Involvement in Biblical Archaeology
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Westchester Society
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:30pm

Location:
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
295 Soundview Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

How involved were American scholars in the early exploration of the Holy Land? When we tell the story of the birth of "biblical archaeology," the British are usually credited as the moving force, because of their well-known mapping projects of the 1860's and 1870's. Americans on the other hand, when mentioned at all, are portrayed as bumbling, and incapable, never getting things quite right. This talk will redeem the image of American archaeological exploration in the Holy Land.

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman
Telephone: 

Location

Richard III, The King Under the Car Park: the story of the search for the burial place of England’s last Plantagenet king
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Bernard Lecture

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman

Location

NEW RITUALS, NEW RELIGION? DEATH’S DOMINION DURING THE COPPER AGE OF THE SOUTHERN LEVANT
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Start Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location:
Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Mellink Lecture

Contact Information
Name: 
Peter Feinman

Location

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