Go Spartans: Girls' Athletics in Ancient Greece

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Madison

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:00pm

Location:
Elvehjem Museum of Art
800 University Avenue
Madison, WI
United States

Lecturer: Jenifer Neils

Abstract: Go Spartans: Girls’ Athletics in Ancient Greece

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Exploring in Jason's Wake: Underwater Archaeology in the Black Sea

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall Room G90 (Lower Level)
3413 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Lecturer: Dan Davis

Abstract: Exploring in Jason’s Wake: Deepwater Archaeology in the Black Sea

McCann/Taggart Lecture

Lecture will be followed by discussion & refreshments

Contact:
AIA

Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a God King

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Madison

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 4:00pm

Location:
Elvehjem Museum of Art
800 University Avenue
Madison, WI
United States

Lecturer: Lanny Bell

Abstract: Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a God King

Renner Lecture

Contact:
Loretta Freiling
freiling@facstaff.wisc.edu

The Archaeology of Ancient India

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:00pm

Location:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Avenue (Lower Level)
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Lecturer: Monica Smith

Abstract: Text and Context: The Archaeology of Ancient India

Lecture will be followed by discussion & refreshments

Contact:
AIA

The Magic of Art and Writing in Ancient Egypt

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Appleton

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Lawrence University, Wriston Auditorium
613 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
United States

Lecturer: Lanny Bell

Abstract: The Magic of Art and Writing in Ancient Egypt

Renner Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Children in Wartime: Ancient Athens and Modern Europe

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Appleton

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 7:30pm

Location:
Lawrence University, Wriston Auditorium
613 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
United States

Lecturer: John Oakley

Abstract: Children in Wartime: Ancient Athens and Modern Europe

Contact:
AIA

The Romanization of Rome

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Appleton

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Lawrence University, Wriston Auditorium
613 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
United States

Lecturer: Nicola Terrenato

Abstract: The Romanization of Rome

Contact:
AIA

Death’s Dominion during the Chalcolithic Period in the Southern Levant

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM depts of FLL-Classics, Anthropology, Art History

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Since the discovery in the 1930s of enigmatic wall murals at the type site of Tulaylat al-Ghassul, Jordan, archaeologists have debated how to interpret them.  Evidence from iconography and imagery such as this, and from more recent excavations in the southern Levant (Israel, Jordan, and Palestine) suggests a florescence of ritual practices during the Chalcolithic Period (4500-3600 BC).  Yorke Rowan, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, will present recent fieldwork that documents a late prehistoric era when novel symbols, rituals and paraphernalia are focused on intensified concerns about the proper treatment of the dead, perhaps indicative of a new religious movement.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com
414-962-1895

The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Mummies from Akhmim, Egypt

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM depts of FLL-Classics, Anthropology, Art History

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Two Egyptian mummies have been part of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s collections since 1887. They were first CT-scanned in 1986 at the instigation of curator Carter Lupton. That project involved other specialists and indirectly led to the formation of the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium, a collaboration that has examined nearly 20 mummies from Akhmim thus far, from collections spread across the country and the globe.  Lupton will share the history of this ongoing study, including more recent examinations and analyses of the MPM mummies. All of this is framed by the exhibit Mummies of the World, coming to the Milwaukee Public Museum in December, 2010.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com
414-962-1895

Archaeology, Tourism and Invented Tradition: Contemporary Maya Sculpture in Yucatán

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society, UWM depts of FLL-Classics, Anthropology, Art History

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room G90
3413 North Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Dr. Jeff Kowalski, Northern Illinois University, will discuss the development of a recent "tradition" of wood carving in northwest Yucatán.  He will focus on the work of several artisans who supplement their income (primarily derived from work as guardians or guides at local archaeological sites such as Kabah, Labna, or Sayil) by creating expertly crafted and aesthetically engaging wood sculptures. These artworks are inspired by, and often based closely on images from Classic Maya stelae, lintels, and ceramics, or Postclassic painted manuscripts. The carvings provide both a creative outlet and an economic benefit for their makers and they are intended to appeal to tourists visiting Maya sites such as Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, or Labna.

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Jane Waldbaum
aiamke@milwpc.com
4149621895

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