Complex Bonds Between Animals and Humans: Treasures from Art, Text and Archaeology
Start Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
United States

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

Animals do so much for us by nourishing our souls, feeding us, and protecting us. How have we developed complex relationships with animals over time and how have those relationships shaped their lives and ours? Art and archaeology show that the division between pets, workers, and food has not always been as clear as we like to think and that animals have been pets for much longer than we thought.  Discover the role of animals as pets from antiquity to the Ottoman Empire and how they reflect a very personal human identity.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Tales on Stone: Expression in Aboriginal Rock Art
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX
United States

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

As humans, we are constantly creating art. Australian Aboriginal rock art represents one of the oldest living traditions on the planet and can inform us about the very nature of cognitive origins and how humans inscribe their landscape.  Why did this aboriginal population feel compelled to decorate their surroundings and what meaning did it hold for them? Why does art make us human?  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

One Symbol, Many Visions: The Stories of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America - Houston Society
Start Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX
United States

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

Humans have always searched for answers to the mystery of death and the meaning of existence and we have created images and icons in a quest to find these answers.  No icon is more revered in the Americas today than that of Our Lady of Guadalupe, venerated in Central Mexico since the mid-sixteenth century. While the narrative of a miraculous encounter between Mary and an Indigenous man is well known, the cult of Our Lady went through multiple transformations, and our current views do not reflect how the Virgin of Guadalupe was seen in earlier times.

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters Houston
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America, Houston society
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Location:
Buffalo Bayou
105 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77007
United States

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

Learn about the earliest people who lived in what is now Houston at an archaeology fair for families.

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
281.497.7382

Location

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
Start Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:00am

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

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

Dirk van Tuerenhout, Archaeologist with the Houston Museum of Natural Science leads a family talk at the Museum that helps children discover how an ancient Egyptian boy and girl lived and how mummies were made.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Heritage Excursion - Symbology in Chinese and African Art
Start Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
African Art Center
4503 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
United States

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

As a companion to our talk on contact between China and Africa, depart by bus to learn about symbology in Chinese and African art by visiting Chung Mei Temple and then visiting a display of art from Eastern Africa. Then, afterwards, enjoy a buffet of Chinese and African foods along with a tour of an African art gallery.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Our Houston Saints Cemetery Tour
Start Date: 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002
United States

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

Are there saints among us?  Imagine how different our city would be without acts of both well-known and unsung heroes :  the founder of Depelchin Orphanage, founders of the Menil Collection, countless teachers, firefighters and soldiers to name just a few. 

This event helps preserve their stories. Depart by bus from The Heritage Society to travel to Founders, College Memorial Park, and Forest Park Lawndale cemeteries. 

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters Egypt
Start Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

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

Discover how people lived in Egypt at Ancient Encounters – Egypt through activities specially devised for children and families.  Excavate the home of a tomb builder, play an Egyptian game, write your name in hieroglyphs, and learn about ancient Egyptian technology by operating a giant lever.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters Homestead Texas
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society - AIA
Start Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Dr
Humble, TX 77338
United States

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

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.  At this family event with hands-on activities for children, discover how early Texans lived after they began to transform the frontier into settlements and create homes of their own.  You’ll also have a chance to hear music from the period by a band of Celtic performers.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

China, the Swahili Coast, and Arabia: Contact in a Golden Age of Diplomacy
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society - AIA
Start Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

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

Lost ships, ceramics strewn on the seabed and seemingly fantastic tales of ostriches, zebras, and giraffes...oh my!  The great Chinese explorer Zheng He, with his impressive armada, traveled to the Swahili Coast and brought back courtiers and trade goods from the Coast and Arabia along with African animals believed to possess magical powers.  Chinese curiosity about the world and fascination with Africa and Arabia, drove contact between the courts, initiating the first shuttle diplomacy.  Who knew that a 'celestial horse' or a 'unicorn' could move ships?  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

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