Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western Carolina (Brevard/Asheville)

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 7:30pm

Location:
Whitman Room, Ramsey Library
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
United States

Lecturer: Richard Leventhal

Abstract: Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century

Wilkie Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Dr. Nancy Wilkie: "The World's Cultural Heritage at Risk"

Sponsored by Davidson College

AIA Society Event: Central Carolinas (Charlotte)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Alzarez College Union
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035
United States

Nancy Wilkie is the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and the Liberal Arts at Carleton College and president emerita of the Archaeological Institute of America. She also worked as a member of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee. Dr. Wilkie will be speaking on the ethics of ownership. Who should own certain artifacts and how does that affect the stories we tell?

This event is sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Studies Program at Davidson College. The event is Free and Open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact Sarah Bennett (704-894-2170).

Website: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x42076.xml

Contact:
Hilary Becker
hibecker@davidson.edu

“Divination: It’s Not Just Sheep Livers Anymore!”

Sponsored by Sponsored by the Central Carolinas Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Departments of Classics and Religion at Davidson College and the McGaw Lecture Fund.

AIA Society Event: Central Carolinas (Charlotte)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Davidson College: Visual Arts Center 117 (Semans Auditorium). 7:00-8:00 PM.
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Davidson, NC 28036-9404
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Jean Turfa (Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology “Etruscan). “Divination: It’s Not Just Sheep Livers Anymore!”

Archaeological finds and rediscovered manuscripts have led to a new examination of haruspicy, the divination by sheep liver taught by Etruscan priests to their Roman counterparts. Etruscans also observed thunder for messages from the gods and Dr. Jean Turfa will share some new insights from the first English translation of The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, a book in press for Cambridge University Press (2011).

Contact:
Professor Hilary Becker
hibecker@davidson.edu
704-894-2318

The Art of War: Murals of the Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichen Itza

Sponsored by Davidson College

AIA Society Event: Central Carolinas (Charlotte)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location:
Belk Visual Arts Center room 117
Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

Davidson College Professor Bill Ringle will present a lecture, "The Art of War: Murals of the Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichen Itza," on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Belk Visual Arts Center, Room 117 (Semans Auditorium). This event is free and open to the public.

Website: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x41954.xml

Contact:
Hilary Becker
hibecker@davidson.edu
704-894-2318

Rome If You Want To: How Skeletons Reveal Immigrants in the Empire

Sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Chemistry, and Classics, the Central Carolinas chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, and the McGaw Lecture Fund, Davidson College

AIA Society Event: Central Carolinas (Charlotte)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Belk Visual Arts Center room 117
Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

Dr. Kristina Killgrove, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Rome If You Want To: How Skeletons Reveal Immigrants In The Empire," at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Belk Visual Arts Center 117. A reception will follow the lecture which is sponsored by the Central Carolinas Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Davidson College Departments of Classics and Anthropology.

Dr. Killgrove will discuss how throughout Roman history millions of people came to the capital city. Some voluntarily sought out new experiences, but many were brought by force. The lives of the vast majority of immigrants are basically unknown, since historical and epigraphic records tend towards the wealthy, literate elite. This talk details the relatively new technique of strontium and oxygen isotope analyses, carried out on over one hundred human skeletons recovered from two Imperial-era cemeteries in the Roman suburbium. Integrating isotope data with osteological and historical information can illuminate the lives of slaves and foreigners at Rome, adding valuable information about the ancient Romans.

Website: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x41225.xml

Contact:
Hilary Becker
hibecker@davidson.edu
704-894-2318

Jeffrey Becker: "Cities and their culture in Republican Italy"

Sponsored by Davidson College, Departments of Classics and Anthropology

AIA Society Event: Central Carolinas (Charlotte)

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:
Belk Visual Arts Center, room 117, Davidson College
315 North Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
United States

The Central Carolinas Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Classics and the Department of Anthropology at Davidson College present …

“Cities and their culture in Republican Italy”

Dr. Jeffrey Becker

(Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University)

Contact:
Michael Toumazou
mitoumazou@davidson.edu
704-894-2281

A Monumental Cargo: The Roman Column Wreck at Kizilburun, Turkey

AIA Society Event: Greensboro

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 8:00pm

Location:
101 Sullivan Science Building, UNCG
Greensboro, NC
United States

Lecturer: Deborah Carlson

Abstract: A Monumental Cargo: The Roman Column Wreck at Kizilburun, Turkey

Joukowsky Lecture

At the Western Frontier of Landscape Archaeology in the Nile Delta

AIA Society Event: Greensboro

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 8:00pm

Location:
101 Sullivan Science Building, UNCG
Greensboro, NC
United States

Lecturer: Joshua Trampier

Abstract: At the Western Frontier of Landscape Archaeology in the Nile Delta

Giving Back Identity to Human Remains: Why Forensic Anthropology is Important

AIA Society Event: Greensboro

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 8:00pm

Location:
101 Sullivan Science Building, UNCG
Greensboro, NC
United States

Lecturer: Eugénia Cunha

Abstract: Giving Back Identity to Human Remains: Why Forensic Anthropology is Important

Portugal Lecture

Conservation in Archaeology: Case Studies in the Mediterranean Region

AIA Society Event: Western Carolina (Brevard/Asheville)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location:
Whitman Room, Ramsey Library, UNC at Asheville
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8504
United States

Lecturer: Roberto Nardi

Abstract: Conservation in Archaeology: Case Studies in the Mediterranean Region

Kress Lecture

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