Spring 2019 lectures

Thurs., Feb. 14Terry Brock (Assistant Director of Archaeology, The Montpelier Foundation), “Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement at James Madison’s Montpelier”

Thurs., March 28 (note the date change) – Elif Ünlü (Boğaziçi University), “ ‘This round is on me!’ Commodification of agricultural products and elite consumption patterns in the Eastern Mediterranean during the third millennium BCE”

Thurs., April 18 (note the date change) – Deborah Carlson (Texas A&M University), “The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck: Shedding New Light on Classical Ionia”

Lectures are free and open to the public and are held at 6 pm in Jepson Hall, Room 118, The University of Richmond.

“The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust”

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On Thursday, November 8 at 6 pm, Dr. Morag Kersel (DePaul University) will present “The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust” (the AIA’s 2018-2019 Martha Sharp Joukowsky Lecture). A lecture abstract is available here. The lecture will be free and open to the public and will be held in Jepson Hall, Room 118, on the campus of the University of Richmond (221 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA  23173).

2018-2019 Events

Lectures will be held at 6 pm in Jepson Hall, Room 118, The University of Richmond, unless marked (*). Lectures are free and open to the public.

*Thurs., October 18, 6 pm – “Socrates on Death Row” movie in the Dome Theater at the Science Museum of Virginia, with introduction and Q&A discussion with filmmakers (Robert Garland and Joseph Eakin, Colgate University). Admission will be free, but space is limited so tickets will be required.

*Sat., October 20 – International Archaeology Day – We will join Friends of East End in the volunteer effort to reclaim and restore East End Cemetery, a historic African American burial ground in Henrico County. The work day will begin at 9 am, and volunteers usually stay until noon, but you may join us at any time. Wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Thurs., Nov. 8Morag Kersel (DePaul University), “The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust” (Martha Sharp Joukowsky Lecture)

Thurs., Feb. 14Terry Brock (Senior Research Archaeologist at The Montpelier Foundation), “Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement at James Madison’s Montpelier”

Thurs., March 21Elif Ünlü (Boğaziçi University), “After the Collapse: Tarsus-Gözlükule in the Late Bronze Age”

Thurs., April 11Deborah Carlson (Texas A&M University), “The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck: Shedding New Light on Classical Ionia”

*Thurs., May 9, International Center Commons, 6 pm – annual spring banquet with presentation of documentary film on ancient Ethiopian churches by Tim Reid (actor and filmmaker, Tim Reid Productions). Tickets will be required.

 

 

Save the Date: “Socrates on Death Row” movie on October 18 at the Science Museum of Virginia

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Our first event of the 2018-2019 academic year will be the presentation and discussion of “Socrates on Death Row,” an immersive reenactment of the trial, imprisonment, and execution of Socrates in 399 BCE, based on the archaeological remains of the Athenian Agora and the writings of Plato. This remarkable program was designed for the Ho Tung Planetarium at Colgate University by Professor Robert Garland and Joseph Eakin and their colleagues and students. Robert Garland is The Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, and Joseph Eakin is the Technical Director and Designer of the Ho Tung Visualization Lab/Planetarium, and both will give short talks and respond to questions. The event will be free and open to the public, but tickets will be required – details about reserving tickets will be posted here soon.

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 p.m

The Dome of the Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Recent Underwater Discoveries in Israel”

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Our last regular lecture of the academic year will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 6 pm. Bridget Buxton (Associate Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island) will present “Recent Underwater Discoveries in Israel.” Members may remember that Bridget gave a fascinating lecture to our society just two years ago on the ‘big ships’ of the Hellenistic era. This time she will be sharing some exciting discoveries made since 2016. Sponsored by the Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the University of Richmond Department of Classical Studies, the lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture will be held on the campus of the University of Richmond in Jepson Hall, Room 118. For directions and parking information, click here. Jepson Hall is #17 on the campus map. Visitor parking is available after 5 pm in all lots. For Google Map or GPS directions, use 37.578540, -77.537278.

Lecture on “Collecting Etruscans for California” at UR on April 5

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The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Richmond invites all local AIA members and friends to the 10th Annual Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World Lecture on Thursday, April 5:

“Collecting Etruscans for California: The Story of Philanthropist, Phoebe A. Hearst and Archaeologist, Alfred Emerson”
Presented by Lisa C. Pieraccini, Director of the M. Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

The lecture will be held in the Rosenbaum Room of the Jepson Alumni Center (#49 on the campus map) at 6 pm. It will be preceded by an Open House reception in the Ancient World Gallery, 208 North Court academic wing (the long projecting arm of #40 on the campus map), beginning at 4:45 pm.