Archaeology for Kids: A day in the life of the Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory

Sponsored by The Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
Monmouth College
700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
United States

The Western Illinois AIA Society and the Monmouth College Archaeology Research Laboratory are holding a Lab open house on "The Archaeology of prehistoric Western Illinois." For the event the lab’s director and student assistants will give a tour of the lab and a hands-on introduction to the lab’s over 15,000 Native American artifacts to local high grade school classes. Students will be able handle real artifacts and see what happens to artifacts in the lab.

Contact:
Dr. Kristian Lorenzo
kllorenzo@monmouthcollege.edu
309-457-2289

The Acropolis Restoration Project, Greece

Sponsored by Department of Classics & Mediterranean Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
University of Illinois at Chicago, Daley Library, Room I-470
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

"The Acropolis Restoration Project, Greece"

Tasos TanoulasThe Propylaia Restoration Project

Although best known as a part of the Periclean building program on the Athenian Acropolis, the Propylaia played an important role in the later history of the city.  From the third century CE onward, it formed part of the defenses of the Acropolis, and a portion of the building was used as the residence of the Byzantine Metropolitan of Athens, later expanded into the palatial residences of the French and Florentine overlords of the city.  Severely damaged by a gunpowder explosion in 1640, the Propylaia was in a dilapidated state before it was restored in 1909-17 and again beginning in 1989. The latter project, directed by Dr. Tanoulas, just received the Europa Nostra prize for historic preservation.

Website: http://lcsl.las.uic.edu/classics-mediterranean/conferences-lectures

Contact:
Sinclair Bell
sinclair.bell@niu.edu

The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West

Sponsored by The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Location:
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

The Long Defeat:  The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West

Clifford Ando,David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor; Professor of Classics, University of Chicago

The Roman Empire remains one of the world's longest lived polities.  Its collapse has therefore endured as a great historical puzzle.  Was it barbarians or internal decay?  Or was Christianity to blame?  The lecture will explore a range of theories and consider in detail why the two famous theories, those of St. Augustine and Edward Gibbon, have found so little favor.

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7850018617/eorg

Contact:
Membership Department
oi-membership@uchicago.edu

Re-excavating the Royal Tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings

Sponsored by Oriental Institute, University of Chicago / AIA - Chicago Society

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Location:
Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
1155 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Geoffrey Thorndike Martin
Edwards Professor of Egyptology Emeritus, University College London
Re-excavating the Royal Tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings
The tomb of King Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings was found by the American explorer, Theodore M. Davis, a century ago. Subsequently he published a handsome volume on the reliefs, paintings and objects in the tomb.  It was surprising; therefore to realize that there were still large amounts of debris inside the monument. It seemed worth investigating these, in case anything had been overlooked by the Davis Expedition. In three short seasons the work was carried out by the Cambridge Expedition to the Valley of the Kings, with interesting results.  The Egyptian authorities also gave permission for the Expedition to examine, catalogue, and photograph the objects found by Davis, hardly any of which had received definitive treatment in Davis’ publication. This lecture Professor Martin discusses this royal tomb.

Contact:
Sinclair Bell
sinclair.bell@niu.edu
8157537887

Silk Route and Diamond Path: The Archaeology of Tibetan Buddhism

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Knox College. Room TBA
2 E South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
United States

Lecturer: Mark Aldenderfer

Abstract: Silk Route and Diamond Path: The Archaeology of Tibetan Buddhism

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Thomas J. Sienkewicz
toms@monm.edu
309-457-2371

Frogs Around a Pond: Colonial Foundations in the Greek World

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rockford

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 N Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
United States

Lecturer: James Higginbotham

Abstract: “Frogs Around a Pond”: Colonial Foundations in the Greek World

Anita Krause Bader Lecture

Contact:
Sherrilyn Martin
Sherrilyn.Martin@keithschool.net
815-397-9319

Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Auditorium, Room 100, Center for Science and Business, Monmouth College
700 E Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
United States

Lecturer: Susan Heuck Allen

Abstract: Archaeologist Spies: the Truth behind the Myth

Howland Lecture

Contact:
Thomas J. Sienkewicz
toms@monm.edu
309-457-2371

Tell Raqa'i: Village Archaeology in Early Urban Mesopotamia

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location:
The Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Lecturer: Glenn Schwartz

Abstract: Tell Raqa'i: Village Archaeology in Early Urban Mesopotamia

Kershaw Lecture

Contact:
Matt Baumann
baumann.64@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Towards a Geometric perfection: the arts and crafts of early Greece

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rockford

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 N Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
United States

Lecturer: Irene Lemos

Abstract: Towards a Geometric perfection: the arts and crafts of early Greece.

Kress Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Burpee Museum of Natural HIstory and the Classics Department of Rockford University

Reception will follow the Lecture

Contact:
Sherrilyn Martin
Sherrilyn.Martin@keithschool.net
815-397-9319

Blood in the Dust, Death in the Dark: combat and chemical warfare at Roman Dura-Europos, Syria

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Augustana College, Hanson Hall of Science 102
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

Lecturer: Simon James

Abstract: Blood in the Dust, Death in the Dark: combat and chemical warfare at Roman Dura-Europos, Syria

Contact:
Thomas J. Sienkewicz
toms@monm.edu
309-457-2371

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