New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Soto’s Florida Expedition

Sponsored by The Appleton Museum of Art and The College of Central Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Location:
The Appleton Museum of Art
4333 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
United States

The Appleton Museum of Art will for the first time ever exhibit treasured artifacts discovered in Florida from one of Spain’s earliest Royal expeditions to the New World.  This never before seen collection of rare 16th century artifacts includes beautiful Murano glass fabricated in Italy during the early 1500s as well as the largest cache of medieval coins found in the American mainland so far.   The collection contains very rare King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella related coins and Spanish armor items recovered on an excavation led by Dr. Ashley White, a Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America.  These lost archaeological treasures are from Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s famous 1539 expedition to the New World.  The exhibition will be held in correlation with Florida’s 500th Anniversary Celebration which commemorates Florida’s rich heritage and diverse cultural history through 2013.

Website: http://www.appletonmuseum.org/exhibits/upcoming/

Contact:
Steve Specht
spechts@cf.edu
352-291-4455 x1835

Pompey at the University of Florida

Sponsored by Gainesville Society and Eta Sigma Phi

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Florida, Reitz Union Collonade
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

Art History Society at the University of Florida joined with AIA Gainesville Society to offer students and other passers-by the chance to write Roman-style graffiti on a board. The Congressional Declaration of National Archaeology Day was displayed, along with copies of Archaeology magazine, pottery cherds and other items.

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/index.html

Contact:
Mary Ann Eaverly
eaverly@ufl.edu

From the Mundane to the Divine: Pompeiian Graffiti and Augury Fortunes for Archaeology Day

Sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi, University of Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Location:
University of Florida
Reitz Union Colonnade
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

The citizens of Pompeii immortalized sometimes mundane but fascinating details of their lives in the graffiti they left behind. We will encourage passersby to view books and other handouts on graffiti at Pompeii and then record their own graffiti on a provided sheet of cardboard or poster paper. This graffiti will be inspired by the graffiti found at Pompeii, yet will be about the authors' lives and experiences at the University of Florida. Participants will learn about the graffiti left behind at Pompeii and engage in the same deliberations as the ancient citizens of Pompeii in deciding what details of their lives to record and leave behind for an imagined posterity.

In addition, we will have a station to conduct pseudo-augury sessions, where participants' fortunes will be read from the "entrails" from a "bird," in this case individually-wrapped candies and a backpack, respectively. Augury was used as a reliable means of guiding one's life and make crucial decisions, much like the horoscopes of today. We hope participants will enjoy experiencing ancient divination practices and will connect them to modern times.

Website: http://www.classics.ufl.edu/aia/index.html

Contact:
Brooke Fidrick
brooke.fidrick@gmail.com

From Dunhuang (P.R. China): the oldest Star Atlas

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Commons Building
Williston Road & SW 25th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Nicholas David

Abstract: From Dunhuang (P.R. China): the oldest Star Atlas

Webster Lecture

Contact:
Eleanor Laughlin
elaughlin@ufl.edu

Gordion as City and Citadel

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Commons Building
Williston Road & SW 25th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Mary M. Voigt

Abstract: Gordion as City and Citadel

Contact:
Eleanor Laughlin
elaughlin@ufl.edu

Terrace House 2 in Ephesus

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Commons Building
Williston Road & SW 25th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Sabine Ladstätter

Abstract: Terrace House 2 in Ephesus

Kress Lecture

Co-sponsored by Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

Contact:
Eleanor Laughlin
elaughlin@ufl.edu

AIA-Gainesville Society at the Millhopper Library & The Last Days of Pompeii

Sponsored by AIA-Gainesville Society

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

Location:
Millhopper Library
3145 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL
United States

Members of the AIA-Gainesville Society will staff a display table outside of a popular local public library branch, the Millhopper Library.  The table will be attended by members with AIA handouts, laptop showing slides of archaeology sites, flyers for upcoming lectures, Archaeology Magazine issues, and artifact reproductions. 

At 2:00 pm, University of Florida Classics Department Professor Mary Ann Eaverly will give a slide lecture, "The Last Days of Pompeii," in the library lecture room. Cookies and punch will be served.
 

Contact:
Phyllis Saarinen
saarinen@gru.net
352-375-1727

Industrial Religion: Workshop Cult in Athens

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:00pm

Location:

Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Susan Rotroff

Abstract: Industrial Religion: Workshop Cult in Athens Athens

Norton Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Preserving Maya Heritage: Examples from the Ancient and Historic Past

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 8:00pm

Location:

Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Richard Leventhal

Abstract: Preserving Maya Heritage: Examples from the Ancient and Historic Past

Wilkie Lecture

Contact:
AIA

The Archaeology of Archaic Cretan Houses

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 8:00pm

Location:
TBA
Gainesville, FL
United States

Lecturer: Margaret (Peggy) Mook

Abstract: The Archaeology of Archaic Cretan Houses

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