Reflections from a Middle Eastern Archaeological Diary

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Toronto, Sanford Fleming Building, SF1101
10 King's College Road
Toronto , ON
Canada

Lecturer: Marie-Henriette Gates

Abstract: Reflections from a Middle Eastern Archaeological Diary

Joukowsky Lecture

Reception to follow Lecture

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

Framing Victory: Salamis, the Athenian Acropolis, and the Agora

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Toronto, Galbraith Building, GB221
35 St. George Street
Toronto , ON
Canada

Lecturer: John Papadopoulos

Abstract: Framing Victory: Salamis, the Athenian Acropolis, and the Agora

Metcalf Lecture

Reception to follow

Contact:
Meg Morden
memorden@gmail.com

Reproducing the Past: Replicas from Ancient Greece: Celebrating Seventy Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Greece and Canada

Sponsored by Embassy of Greece, Museum of Classical Antiquities

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Museum of Classical Antiquities - 3rd Floor, Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Ave. E.
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Canada

In honour of National Archaeology Day, the Museum of Classical Antiquities at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece and the AIA Ottawa Chapter, is hosting a new exhibition on Greek reproductions. Reproducing the Past: Replicas from Ancient Greece: Celebrating Seventy Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Greece and Canada is taking place to recognize the friendship between Greece and Canada while highlighting Greek history, with an emphasis on reproductions and their effects on academia and the world. The event will consist of the exhibition of various reproductions and lectures by Curator Antonia Holden and Professor Edmund Bloedow, both of the University of Ottawa, with the keynote address being delivered by Professor Jacques Perreault of the University of Montreal.

Website: http://www.cla-srs.uottawa.ca/eng/musee_greco.html

Contact:
Museum of Classical Antiquities
museum.uottawa@gmail.com

New Kids on the Block: Identifying the Work of Novice Potters in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus

Sponsored by Canadian Institute in Greece, AIA Ottawa, Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON
Canada

Laura Gagne explores what Middle Bronze Age handmade pottery reveals about its Cypriot makers and identifies how and when learning the skills of the potter and ceramic decorator begin. Using mostly White Painted Ware as evidence, Dr. Gagne  identifies six levels of directive participation by experienced potters whose trainees range in age  from young children to adults. The lecture explores new ground in the field of ancient ceramics.

Contact:
Heather Loube
hloube@uottawa.ca
613-256-2991

The Fruits of Migration: Understanding the Early Transcaucasian Culture and Its Socio-Economic Impact on the Near East

Sponsored by AIA Ottawa, Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St
Ottawa
Canada

Stephen Batiuk, University of Toronto, discusses the role that viticulture (grape and wine production) played in the Early Bronze Age (3200-2000 BCE)  migration of the Early Transcausasian Culture into eastern and Syro-Anatolia. The migrants were able to maintain cultural independence in their new home regions for almost 1000 years. The archaeological record reflects the changes that occur as wine transforms from a luxury item to a secular commodity in the local political economies of the time.

Contact:
Heather Loube
hloube@uottawa.ca
613-256-2991

Hamilton and Scourge: Archaeological Exploration of Two War of 1812 Shipwrecks

Sponsored by AIA Ottawa, Ontario Archaeological Society and the Canadian War Museum

AIA Society Event: Ottawa, ON

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location:
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa
Canada

Jonathan Moore, Parks Canada, reports on two ships that capsized on August 8, 1813 which now form a National Historic Site managed by the city of Hamilton and Parks Canada.. The history of the Hamilton and Scourge and the multi-faceted archaeological survey of these two fascinating shipwrecks over a three year period highlights the important work of the Underwater Archaeology Service of Parks Canada. Please note the early lecture time!

Contact:
Heather Loube
hloube@uottawa.ca
613-256-2991

Mummies: Myth and Reality

Sponsored by Sunnybrook School

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Location:
Sunnybrook School
Merton Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

AIA Toronto Society members will go into a grade Five class and give a powerpoint presentation on ancient Egyptian Mummies.  This will be followed by hands on exercise making mummies using small plastic dolls, lengths of bandage.  Templates for making the sarcophagus will be left with the class to make at a later date.

Contact:
Margaret Morden
memorden@gmail.com
416-551-9512

Public lecture, The Battles of Armageddon: From Har Megiddo to Armageddon

Sponsored by AIA Vancouver Society & Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, Univ. of British Columbia

AIA Society Event: Vancouver, BC

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location:
Alma Van Dusen Room, Vancouver Public Library
350 Georgia St W
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Lecture by Prof. Eric Cline, George Washington University.  Based upon material from his book that was awarded the BAS 2001 prize for “Best Popular Book on Archaeology” (The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age; University of Michigan Press, 2000), Professor Cline will introduce the audience to a rich cast of ancient and modern warriors, while tying together for the very first time the wide range of conflicts that have been fought at Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age, in the place called Armageddon.

Contact:
Chelsea Gardiner
gardneca@alumni.ubc.ca
6046882586

Archaeology Open Lab Day Exhibition

Sponsored by Winnipeg Society of AIA and University of Winnipeg

AIA Society Event: Winnipeg, MB

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Room 4C39, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg R3B 2E9
Canada

The Winnipeg Society of the Archaeological Institute of America is celebrating National Archaeology Day by presenting an interactive Archaeology Open Lab Day at the University of Winnipeg (11am – 4 pm, Room 4C39 – 4th floor of Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg downtown campus, 515 Portage Avenue). Come by to experience what it is like to excavate an archaeological site and to process and analyze artifacts (including ancient bones and tools). Materials from different excavations and displays of archaeology in action will be on exhibit for the public to view – a chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones! All events are free and open to individuals of all ages!

Contact:
Michael MacKinnon
m.mackinnon@uwinnipeg.ca

National Archaeology Day at the Royal Ontario Museum

Sponsored by Royal Ontario Museum

AIA Society Event: Toronto, ON

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Canada

Come and celebrate National Archaeology Day at the Royal Ontario Museum, with archaeological talks and events for the family.

Learn how to think like an archaeologist through activities for the whole family. Talk to student archaeologists who have made exciting new discoveries at sites across the world. Meet a field doctor from the War of 1812 and see how historic re-enactors help archaeologists bring the past to life. Learn from museum experts who show you how ancient objects were made, and how they have been preserved.  Then try your hand at digging for treasure, repairing an ‘ancient’ pot, and more.

In the lecture theatre will be a series of talks by archaeologists about fieldwork and ancient cultures.

Events are funded by the generosity of the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Archaeological Institute of America.

Website: http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/rom_kids/weekends/index.php?ref=showinfo&program_i...

Contact:
ROM Programs
programs@rom.on.ca
416 586 5797

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