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Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College

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631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road, Grymes Hill)
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States

October 2019

Dressing Up as an Ancient Assyrian Queen in Life and Death

October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road, Grymes Hill)
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States

The Dr. Esther Grushkin Memorial Lecture, presented by Dr. Amy Rebecca Gansell (St. John's University) This presentation takes us into the palaces of ancient Assyria in northern Iraq to discover the robes and regalia worn by queens during the 800s to 600s BCE. Based on artifacts from royal tombs found beneath Nimrud’s Northwest Palace, I reconstruct dress ensembles from head to hem, presenting a variety of gold headdresses, jewelry, garment decorations, and even surviving pieces of fabric. I will then…

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November 2019

Legacies in the Landscape: Transformations of the Chaupiyunga Borderland in the Upper Moche Valley of Peru

November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road, Grymes Hill)
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States

Lecture by Dr. Patrick Mullins (University of Pittsburgh) One need not look further than the present political discourse on border security in the United States to appreciate the complex, ambiguous, and often volatile nature of frontiers and borders. To understand the present or future of such borderlands, we need to explore their unique histories and dynamic pasts. This talk will examine the transformation of ancient borderlands through tracing settlement pattern histories the Upper Moche Valley of Peru. This chaupiyunga region,…

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February 2020

Biogeochemical Evidence for Residence, Diet, and Health of the Woman in the Iron Coffin (Queens, NY)

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road, Grymes Hill)
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States

Lecture by Dr. Rhonda Quinn

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Excavating Schnaderbeck’s Lager Cellar, Brooklyn

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road, Grymes Hill)
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States

Please Note:  This lecture has been POSTPONED until next year. The Lynda Nilsen Memorial Lecture, given by Dr. Celia J. Bergoffen Four adjoining, massive stone and brick lager vaults were discovered fourteen feet below grade in the heart of Williamsburg’s former lager brewing district. Unlike other beers, lager yeast ferments at the bottom of the vat and the brew must age at low temperatures. Before refrigeration, this was accomplished in subterranean vaults. Introduced in the U.S. ca. 1840, lager took…

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