This year our May event will be held in partnership with the Charlottesville Society of the AIA: a book talk and Q&A with UVa’s Fiona Greenland (Sociology & Anthropology), author of Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Raiders, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy (University of Chicago Press, 2021). This new book situates the emergence of national symbols and icons in Italy’s longer historical entanglements of cultural elites, state officials, and tombaroli (‘tomb robbers’). The event will take place over Zoom on Thursday, May 13 at 6 pm EDT. Click here to register!
This week’s lecture on ancient DNA by Dr. Melinda Yang (UR Dept. of Biology) has been postponed to next year. Our next event will be on May 13, co-sponsored with the Charlottesville AIA: a book talk and Q&A with Dr. Fiona Greenland (UVA Dept. of Sociology), author of the new book Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Raiders, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy. See the registration link for more details!
Our spring lectures will again be on Zoom, co-sponsored by the University of Richmond Department of Classical Studies. For each lecture, a UR Zoom webinar registration link will be posted here and sent to our email list about one week before the lecture. Registration for our annual spring member event (this year a Zoom book talk and author Q&A, see below) will be available here in March.
Thursday, February 11, 6 pm
Hilary Becker (Binghamton University), “The Iconography of a Life in Arms: The Etruscan Soldier at War, at Home, and at the Tomb” (Ferdinando and Sarah Cinelli Lecture in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology)
Thursday, March 18, 6 pm
Jeremy Pope (The College of William and Mary), “Nubian Queen: How an Ancient African Kingdom Became a Symbol of Feminine Power and Vice Versa”
Thursday, April 15, 6 pm (This lecture has been postponed to next year)
Melinda Yang (University of Richmond), “Using ancient DNA to study human history – perspectives on East Asia”
SPRING MEMBER EVENT
Thursday, May 13, 6 pm
Book talk and Q&A with Fiona Greenland (University of Virginia), author of Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Raiders, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy (University of Chicago Press, 2021).
[Registration details will be available here in April.]
Join members of the Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and our presenters for an hors d’oeuvre reception with cash bar before our Spring 2019 event on Thursday, May 9.
The reception will be held from 6-7 pm at the Carole Weinstein International Center at the University of Richmond. Tickets $10 at bit.ly/RichmondAIA2019.
The lecture and film screening event will begin at 7 pm in the International Commons:
Tim Reid, Emmy-nominated actor, director, and producer (New Millennium Studios) will present his documentary film, “Abyssinia: The Wonders.”
Elizabeth Fisher, Shelton H. Short III Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Randolph-Macon College, will give an introductory lecture on the archaeology of Ethiopia.
The lecture and film will be FREE and open to the public. Tickets are required for the pre-reception and may be purchased in advance at bit.ly/RichmondAIA2019 or at the door.
(For directions and parking information, click here. The Carole Weinstein International Center is #211 on the campus map. Visitor parking is available after 5 pm in all lots. For Google Map or GPS directions, use 211 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA 23173.)