Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:00am

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
education
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Dirk van Tuerenhout, Archaeologist with the Houston Museum of Natural Science leads a family talk at the Museum that helps children discover how an ancient Egyptian boy and girl lived and how mummies were made.   Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Heritage Excursion - Symbology in Chinese and African Art
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
African Art Center
4503 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
other
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

As a companion to our talk on contact between China and Africa, depart by bus to learn about symbology in Chinese and African art by visiting Chung Mei Temple and then visiting a display of art from Eastern Africa. Then, afterwards, enjoy a buffet of Chinese and African foods along with a tour of an African art gallery.   Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Our Houston Saints Cemetery Tour
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
other
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Are there saints among us?  Imagine how different our city would be without acts of both well-known and unsung heroes :  the founder of Depelchin Orphanage, founders of the Menil Collection, countless teachers, firefighters and soldiers to name just a few. 

This event helps preserve their stories. Depart by bus from The Heritage Society to travel to Founders, College Memorial Park, and Forest Park Lawndale cemeteries.  Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters Egypt
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Discover how people lived in Egypt at Ancient Encounters – Egypt through activities specially devised for children and families.  Excavate the home of a tomb builder, play an Egyptian game, write your name in hieroglyphs, and learn about ancient Egyptian technology by operating a giant lever.   Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ancient Encounters Homestead Texas
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society - AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.  At this family event with hands-on activities for children, discover how early Texans lived after they began to transform the frontier into settlements and create homes of their own.  You’ll also have a chance to hear music from the period by a band of Celtic performers.   Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

China, the Swahili Coast, and Arabia: Contact in a Golden Age of Diplomacy
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society - AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no
Lecturer: 

Lost ships, ceramics strewn on the seabed and seemingly fantastic tales of ostriches, zebras, and giraffes...oh my!  The great Chinese explorer Zheng He, with his impressive armada, traveled to the Swahili Coast and brought back courtiers and trade goods from the Coast and Arabia along with African animals believed to possess magical powers.  Chinese curiosity about the world and fascination with Africa and Arabia, drove contact between the courts, initiating the first shuttle diplomacy.  Who knew that a 'celestial horse' or a 'unicorn' could move ships?   Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Richard III Rediscovered
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society, AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:30pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The discovery of the remains of King Richard III under a parking lot (next to a space marked "R") has stirred much excitement.  Hear the geneticist who helped identify Richard - Dr. Turi King.  Richard's remains speak to us in a way that texts or artifacts do not, reaching out to give us more accurate insights, following years of mystery.   Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

The Confluence of the Middle East and Medieval Europe: Culinary and Medical Contact
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society of AIA
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Jacques Pepin, Julia Child and company have no idea of the debt they owe Richard teh Lionheart!  Imagine the shock of the Crusaders when they discovered the cuisine, comforts, and luxuries of the Middle East:  sanitation, baths with rosewater, and foods enhanced with spices.  Of course, they all wanted some of this goodness for themselves!  European kitchens, bedrooms, and apothecaries were never the same again.  Talk given by Dr. Michael Fuller Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Egypt and the Lost Kingdom of Punt: Hatshepsut's Royal Contacts
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

And you thought your vacation was exotic!  Egypt's female pharoah, Hatshepsut, sent one of the most famous of the ancient country's expeditions that sailed to what they considered a maagical place - the land of Punt.  Scenes in Hatshepsut's mortuary temple recount the journey and boast of riches that she acquired such as incense trees, baboons, and ebony, giving a whole new meaning to 'vacation souvenirs."  Talk given by Pat Remler, Egyptologist Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Ice Age Yucatan: Human Contact with a New Land?
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Houston Society
AIA Society: 
Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm

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

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Meet "Princess Naiaa," America's oldest teenager.  The complete, well-preserved skeleton of a young girl from over 12,000 years ago was found in an underwater cave on Yucatan Peninsula.  Naia's remains are among the oldest yet found in the Americas and her discovery is reshaping our understanding of human migration into the Western Hemisphere.  Lecture given by Dr. Dominique Rissolo, Waitt Foundation Read more »

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

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