Napoleon in Egypt: the Beginning of Egyptology

Sponsored by AIA/University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

When Napolean Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, along with his army he brought 150 artists, linguists, and scientists of all kinds to describe Egypt. It would be the first ethnographic study of its kind but also was the beginning of modern Egyptology. They discovered the Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering hieroglyphs. When the savants returned to France, they published the Description de L’Egypte, the first accurate representation of Egyptian antiquities written for the western world. It was a massive work, taking 20 years to complete, and started a wave of Egyptomania that continues today.

The illustrated lecture traces Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign and shows how much modern Egyptology owes to it.

Website: http://mag.rochester.edu/calendar/?event&id=758703&from=13September2012&to=13Sep...

Contact:
Leslie DesMarteau
ldesmarteau@hselaw.com

Nemea and the Pan-Hellenic Sanctuary of Zeus

AIA Society Event: New York City

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:30pm

Location:
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 E. 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
United States

Lecturer: Kim Shelton

Abstract: Nemea and the pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Zeus

English Lecture

Refreshments following lecture

Contact:
Paula Lazrus
info@aia-nysociety.org

Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Sponsored by Archaeological Institue of America

AIA Society Event: Syracuse

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Location:
Watson Auditorium, Watson Hall, Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
United States

Lecturer: C. Brian Rose

Abstract: Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Gloria Hunt
gloria.hunt@gmail.com

Belted Ladies and Dagger Men: Technology Brings European Iron Age Back to Life

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Westchester

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:00pm

Location:
Manhattanville College
Purchase, NY
United States

Lecturer: Bettina Arnold

Abstract: Belted Ladies and Dagger Men: Technology Brings European Iron Age Back to Life

Contact:
Megan Cifarelli
cifarellim@mville.edu
914-323-7265

Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln: a Project in Experimental Archaeology

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western NY (Buffalo)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

Location:
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
One Museum Court
Buffalo, NY
United States

Lecturer: Lisa Kahn

Abstract: Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln: a Project in Experimental Archaeology

Howland Lecture

Contact:
Philip Kiernan
philipki@buffalo.edu

Caves and Maya Cosmology

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: New York City

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:30pm

Location:
Columbia University
612 Schermerhorn Street
New York, NY
United States

Lecturer: James Brady

Abstract: Using 19th Century Scholarship on a 21st Century Archaeology Project

Brush Lecture

Contact:
Paul Kay Lazrus
info@aia-nysociety.org

The Great Museum of the Sea

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

Lecturer: Bridget Buxton

Abstract: The Great Museum of the Sea

The oceans, lakes and rivers of the world are the greatest museum of humanity’s interaction with the sea – as well as our global expansion and a record of our interactions with each other through immigration, exploration, commerce and war.  This lecture explores some of history’s most famous and significant shipwrecks from antiquity through the modern age  – ranging from the Ulu Burun shipwreck of 1300 BC to more modern wrecks like the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, or RMS Titanic. 

Dr. Brudget Buxton will be filling in for Dr. James Delgado for this lecture.

Contact:
Sarah Jones
sarahcjones07@gmail.com
585-955-3319

Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimer's

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rochester

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

Lecturer: Amy Barron

Abstract: Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimer’s

Contact:
Sarah Jones
sarahcjones07@gmail.com
585-955-3319

Through the Eyes of the Elder: Understanding the Rock Art of the Dreamtime

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Staten Island

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 3:00pm

Location:
Wagner College, Spiro Hall, Room C-2
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road), Grymes Hill
Staten Island, NY 10301
United States

Lecturer: David Lee

Abstract: Through the Eyes of the Elder: Understanding the Rock Art of the Dreamtime

Contact:
AIA
lectures@aia.bu.edu

The World of Genghis Khan Through Archaeology and History

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Staten Island

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 3:00pm

Location:
Wagner College, Spiro Hall, Room C-2
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road), Grymes Hill
Staten Island, NY 10301
United States

Lecturer: Joshua Wright

Abstract: The World of Genghis Khan through Archaeology and History

Contact:
AIA
lectures@aia.bu.edu

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