The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. will be holding its annual symposium on September 21, 2019. For more information: http://www.pcswdc.org/symposium-2019-e.
Richmond Society AIA T-shirts will be available for sale at the Socrates movie on Thursday! $15 / $12 for members. Please bring cash or check if you would like to purchase one.
If you have not yet reserved your free ticket for “Socrates on Death Row,” now is the time to do so – it is nearly sold out.
Tickets are now available through Eventbrite for the screening of “Socrates on Death Row” in the Dome of the Science Museum of Virginia on October 18.
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
Join us next Thursday evening (November 9) for a special lecture and performance by musician and archaeological researcher Nikolaos Xanthoulis. “The Musician’s Life” will offer an interpretation of an ancient Greek painting found inside a cave near Corinth and will be followed by a live lyre performance.
The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 6 pm in Jepson Hall, room 118, on the campus of the University of Richmond. 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.
We had a great time celebrating International Archaeology Day at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ‘Dig It!‘ teaching gallery! University of Richmond students created hands-on activities to teach concepts such as stratigraphy, seriation, and context. And Peter Stone (Virginia Commonwealth University) brought ancient Hellenistic and Roman pottery fragments for sorting and analyzing. Thanks to the VMFA and UR’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement for supporting this event, and thanks to everyone who participated!
Photo: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Today’s Wall Street Journal has a great review of “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art”, an exhibition curated by one of our own AIA Richmond Society board members, Dr. Peter Schertz. It is now showing at the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg and will come to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in February. Our May 10 banquet event will begin with a special tour, given by the curator. Mark your calendars!
Join us at the VMFA’s Art Education Center on Sunday, October 1 from 1-4 pm to celebrate International Archaeology Day and explore the new ‘Dig It!’ teaching gallery. Hands-on activities for kids and families will include sorting real fragments of ancient pottery from Israel (with Dr. Peter Stone, VCU History) and learning about stratigraphy and seriation with UR archaeology students. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6 pm – Lecture by Jeffrey Spiltstoser (George Washington University), “Unravelling the Wari World: How Colorfully Wrapped Wari-style Khipus are Informing Us Today about the South America’s First Empire”
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 pm – Lecture by Nikolaos Xanthoulis (National Archaeological Museum, Athens), “The Musician’s Life,” interpretation of an ancient Greek painting found inside a cave near Corinth, with live lyre performance
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6 pm – Lecture by Allison Miller (Southwestern University), “Terracotta Warriors after the First Emperor: Re-evaluating the Qin Legacy in the Han”
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6 pm – Lecture by Tane Casserley (NOAA, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary), “The Monitor Excavations”
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6 pm – Lecture by Bridget Buxton (University of Rhode Island), “Underwater Excavations at Caesarea”
Thursday, May 10, 2018 – Guided tour of “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art” exhibition at the VMFA, by Peter Schertz (Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art and AIA Richmond Society member), followed by dinner at Amuse restaurant
(Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held on the campus of the University of Richmond, Jepson Hall 118. For directions and more information, see the ‘About‘ page.)