Before the Parthenon: the Architecture of the Archaic Acropolis

AIA Society Event: College Station

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Location:
Geren Auditorium, Architecture Building B, Room 101, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
United States

Lecture by Nancy Klein, of Texas A&M University.

Our modern view of the Acropolis is focused on the magnificent temple of Athena Parthenos, built under the leadership of the Athenian statesman Pericles in the 5th century BC. In the early 19th century AC, the fledgling country of Greece devoted itself to establishing a national identity that reflected its classical heritage. The Acropolis of Athens was central to this vision and became a symbol of the birthplace of democracy and the humanistic arts. While this vision reflects the acme of Athenian culture, it also eclipses thousands of years of human activity before and after the Parthenon. In the 19th century, efforts to free the classical monuments of the Acropolis from the overburden of later history saw the removal of many post-classical buildings and an excavation from modern ground levels to bedrock. An unexpected result of these excavations was the discovery of thousands of fragments of architecture, sculpture, pottery, and small finds from the early history of the Acropolis. Read more »

Contact:
Prof. Kevin Glowacki
kglowacki@tamu.edu

The Art of the Coroplast Speaks: Myth and the Ceramic Arts

Sponsored by Angelo State University

AIA Society Event: Southwest TX (San Antonio)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Location:
Angelo State University
ASU Station # 10906
San Angelo, TX 76909-0906
United States

To be held in conjunction with the Twenty-Ninth Annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium, April 10-13, 2014

 

We welcome proposals from faculty, independent scholars and advanced graduate students whose research focuses on the ceramic arts.  Paper topics that address the theme, “Myth and the Ceramic Arts,” particularly submissions that take an interdisciplinary approach to material/visual culture, are welcome.  Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for 15-20 minute papers with your name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable) together with a short CV to the conference organizer, Dr. Kimberly S. Busby, kimberly.busby@angelo.edu by Friday, January 10, 2014.  (The deadline for submission has been extended.) Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa, Research Associate in the Mediterranean section, University of Pennsylvania Museum.

 

 

Contact:
Dr. Kimberly S. Busby
kimberly.busby@angelo.edu
325-486-6017

Ride Like the Wind: Horses and Nomads

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:00pm

Location:
Brown Auditorium Theater, Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
United States

Family talk by Carolyn Willekes.

Do you remember the first time you saw—or rode—a horse? Horses made people stronger and freer than they’d ever been. First, we’ll learn about how horses and people work together in the world of the desert Bedouins and you’ll see a display of weapons and objects from Bedouin tents.  Then you’ll gallop off on your own adventure through the museum to explore horses in art.

Free admission, however tickets are required and are available online, by phone at 713-639-7771 or at any MFAH admission desk.

Contact:
Becky Lao
beckylao@att.net
281-497-7382

Rebuilding the City: New Approaches to Urbanism in Roman Italy

Sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin

AIA Society Event: Central Texas (Austin)

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014

Location:
Department of Classics, The University of Texas at Austin
Waggener Hall 123, Mailcode C3400
Austin, TX 78712
United States

The city in Roman Italy has always enjoyed a privileged position in the study of Classical antiquity. While prior inquiries have focused on public architecture and economic models, recent work is beginning to reveal the lived experience of the city and reinterpret the urban role in the Roman landscape. This graduate student conference aims to bring together new approaches to the built environment that reassess previous analyses and contextualize understudied material. Read more »

Contact:
Jacqueline DiBiasie
dibiasiej@gmail.com

The Art of the Coroplast Speaks: Myth and the Ceramic Arts

Sponsored by Angelo State University

AIA Society Event: Southwest TX (San Antonio)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Location:
Angelo State University
ASU Station #10906
San Angelo, TX 76909-0906
United States

To be held in conjunction with the Twenty-Ninth Annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium, April 10-13, 2014

We welcome proposals from faculty, independent scholars and advanced graduate students whose research focuses on the ceramic arts.  Paper topics that address the theme, “Myth and the Ceramic Arts,” particularly submissions that take an interdisciplinary approach to material/visual culture, are welcome.  Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for 15-20 minute papers with your name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable) together with a short CV to the conference organizer, Dr. Kimberly S. Busby, kimberly.busby@angelo.edu by Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa, Research Associate in the Mediterranean section, University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Contact:
Dr. Kimberly S. Busby
kimberly.busby@angelo.edu
325-486-6017

Heritage Excursions: Tour of Temples

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:

Tour Buddhist and Hindu temples followed by refreshments.  Cultural guides will help you understand these sacred spaces. 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Ancient Encounters - China, Family Event

Sponsored by AIA-Houston

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
United States

Ancient China                                                                                                                                                  Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

                Life in the China offered many contrasts.  Excavate a Chinese kitchen, make your own coin as     king of the land, work out sophisticated math computations with an abacus, and play a Chinese game.

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Ancient Encounters - Homestead Houston, Family Event

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Homestead Houston -The Heritage Society

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.  Find out how Houstonians lived after they began to build a city and create homes of their own

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Ancient Encounters - Texas, Family Event

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Dr
Humble , TX 77338
United States

Ancient Texas Pioneer Days, Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center              

Discover the life of early Texans. Toss an atlatl, see how arrowheads are made, create your own rock art and a Cherokee trade bead necklace and excavate a trash heap. 

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

Are We There Yet? African Origins and the Human Journey

Sponsored by AIA-Houston Society

AIA Society Event: Houston

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
United States

John Kappelman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas         

Large Screen Theater, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 

Co-sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science Read more »

Website: http://aia-houston.com

Contact:
Becky Lao
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
713.364.6344

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