Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Orange County

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 2:00pm

Location:
Concordia University, DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA
United States

Lecturer: James Adovasio

Renner Lecture

Contact:
Ruth E. DeNault
rdenault@denaults.com

Ghost Ships of the Klondike Gold Rush

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: San Francisco

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California
Berkeley, CA
United States

Lecturer: Robyn Woodward

Abstract: Ghost Ships of the Klondike Gold Rush

McCann/Taggart Lecture

Contact:
Debbie Anderson
dwanders@sonic.net

Archaeology and Conservation of the Heroic Era Exploration Bases on Ross Island, Antarctica

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: San Joaquin Valley

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location:
California State University Fresno
University Business Center
Fresno, CA
United States

Lecturer: Susanne Grieve

Abstract: Archaeology and Conservation of the Heroic Era Exploration Bases on Ross Island, Antarctica

Reception following lecture

Contact:
Dr. James Kus
jamesk@zimmer.csufresno.edu

Eat, Drink and be Roman: How to Survive a Roman Banquet

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: San Francisco

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
370 Dwinelle Hall, U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States

Lecturer: Nicholas Hudson

Abstract: Eat, Drink, and Be Roman: The Changing Identity of Dining in the Roman World

La Follette Lecture

Contact:
Debbie Anderson
dwanders@sonic.net

Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: San Francisco

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 8:00pm

Location:
370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States

Lecturer: C. Brian Rose

Abstract: Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Debbie Anderson
dwanders@sonic.net

Beyond Herzog: Current Thinking About Ice Age Cave Art

Sponsored by AIA San Francisco Society

AIA Society Event: San Francisco

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location:
370 Dwinelle Hall, U C Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

 

In this talk, Prof. Conkey will discuss the current ways of thinking about and studying the Ice Age "arts" of
Paleolithic Europe. While Herzog's movie, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" brought a 3-D exposure
to a wider public about the now-famous Grotte Chauvet (Ardèche, France) there is much more to
think about than the "enchantment" of the images and the "virtuosities" of the creators. Recent
work in understanding the technologies of the image-making, the chrono-spatial patternings of
image-making (including a newly discovered site in central Europe) and assessments of the
interpretive field will be discussed.
 
Note: The Spring Reception will take place before this lecture. More
information will be available in late March or early April.

Contact:
Debbie Anderson
dwanders@sonic.net
4082554842

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON APHRODISIAS, TURKEY

Sponsored by AIA Orange County Society

AIA Society Event: Orange County

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Concordia University
Irvine, CA
United States

Lecture by Harry Mark, AIA, SEGD.  See http://aia-oc.org/index3.html

Website: http://aia-oc.org/index.html

Contact:
Jim Lancaster
ljames1@ix.netcom.com

Archaeology and Stanford Collections--Egypt, Greece, China, Peru: Archaeological Tour of the Stanford Museum

Sponsored by AIA-Stanford Society

AIA Society Event: Stanford

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:00am
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 2:00pm

Location:
Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Celebrating National Archaeology Day, three free public tours of the Stanford Museum will be offered by Dr. Patrick Hunt at 11am, noon, and 2pm.

Contact:
AIA-Stanford Society

The Lost Sunshade of Queen Nefertiti: Royal women in the reign of King Akhenaten

Sponsored by AIA San Francisco Society

AIA Society Event: San Francisco

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:
370 Dwinelle Hall, U C Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

This slide presentation will be given by Dr. Jacquelyn Williamson, American Council of Learned Societies Post-Doctoral Faculty Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, U C Berkeley.  It will be held in 370 Dwinelle Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, and is free and open to the public.

Abstract:
This lecture will begin with a short introduction to the Amarna Period. The first half of the talk will focus on the speaker’s current excavation and discovery of the “lost” sun temple of Nefertiti at Tell el-Amarna. An overview of the art, texts, and architecture of the site will be used to explain and nuance the role Nefertiti played in the new Aten religion.

When he began a religion based on one, gender-neutral god, Akhenaten removed the essential female element of fertility and regeneration imparted by the traditional Egyptian female goddesses. In their place, he used his wife and their children as a means to guarantee and celebrate the regeneration of the Egyptian cosmos.

Contact:
Deborah Anderson
dwanders@sonic.net
4082554842

Pheidias’s World: The Berkeley Casts of the Parthenon Frieze and their Athenian Context

Sponsored by AIA San Francisco Society / UCB Dept. of Classics / Ancient Arts Council

AIA Society Event: San Francisco

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Stewart (The Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology and the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley)

The Parthenon frieze, represented at UC Berkeley by a selection of nine plaster casts molded from the original marble slabs in Athens and now displayed in the entrance corridor of Dwinelle Hall, is the longest surviving monument of Greek sculpture. Its choice of theme and location on the Parthenon are unique. Although a consensus has emerged that it represents the Panathenaic procession, the reasons for its presence on the Parthenon remain obscure. This lecture explores questions regarding the friezes in the context of the political, social, and religious concerns of the Periclean period, and the frieze’s unique status in the history of western art.

The casts of the Parthenon frieze will be enjoyed along with refreshments and conversation following the lecture in the Dwinelle entrance corridor.

Cosponsored by the UC Berkeley Department of Classics and the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Contact:
Deborah Anderson
dwanders@sonic.net
4082554842

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