Sacred Art from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Rockford

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Burpee Nuseum of Natural History
Rockford, IL
United States

Lecturer: Ronald Marchese

Abstract: Sacred Art from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul

Forsyth Lecture

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

Trip to Cahokia Mounds

Sponsored by Western Illinois

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Location:
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
United States

The Western Illinois Society is planning a trip to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site for National Archaeology Day. It will provide society members with an opportunity to see a fantastic and important local archaeological site and also provide a capstone experience for their "Year of Illinois Archaeology." They will take a bus together from west-central Illinois down to the Saint Louis area, take a guided tour of the site, and hopefully participate in some more activities around Cahokia (including a picnic lunch in the park) before returning home.

Contact:
AIA-Western Illinois

The Archaeology of the Athenian Agora: Excavations of the World's First Democracy by Michael Laughy

Sponsored by Western Illinois Society of the AIA and Knox College

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Knox College, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Round Room
2 E. South St
Galesburg, IL 61401
United States

The Agora, or public square, of Ancient Athens was the center of the city's intellectual, social, and economic life, as well as where the concept of democracy was first invented and practiced. Excavations of the area began in 1931 and continue to this day, making the Athenian Agora the longest continuously excavated site in all Greece. These excavations have brought to light the government buildings that lined the public square, as well as thousands of objects and inscriptions that were used to run the democracy. In this presentation, we will discuss the ways in which these excavations have both enriched our understanding of the history of world's first democracy, and revealed surprising differences and similarities between ancient and modern democracies.

Contact:
Danielle Steen Fatkin
dfatkin@knox.edu
309-341-7621

Thoughts on Horses in History, Politics, and Art from 1600 to 600 B.C.

Sponsored by AIA: The Chicago Society

AIA Society Event: Illinois

Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Location:
Oriental Institute, LaSalle Room
1155 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL
United States

In recognition of National Archaeology Day, Oct. 22 2011, the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago Society, will present a seminar in the LaSalle Room of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

Thoughts on Horses in History, Politics, and Art from 1600 to 600 B.C.

In much of the world, the horse is a symbol of grace, strength, and speed. The possessors of horses have had power and wealth. It was a surprise to find that in the Assyrian Empire at its height, trainers of horses came from the far-off land of Kush in Africa. In fact Kush in Nubia had actually been a center of horse breeding for centuries before. It now appears that horses and chariots appeared in Kush almost simultaneously with their arrival in Egypt and they soon spread across the vast Sahara. Nubia became home to a famous breed, the Dongolawi that was used in military organizations across Africa and even in the famous horse dancing of modern Egyptian celebrations and its specialized dressage or running gait may explain representations from Egypt, the Sahara, and Assyria.

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Contact:
Mary Jane Crotty (AIA Chicago Society Contact)
maryjanecrotty@comcast.net
847-866-7633

Music, Healing and Sacred Space in Classical Greece: A New Interpretation of the Thymele of Epidauros

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Monmouth College, Morgan Hall, Poling Hall
Monmouth, IL
United States

Lecturer: Peter Schultz

Abstract: Music, Healing and Sacred Space in Classical Greece: A New Interpretation of the Thymele of Epidauros

Graham Lecture

Contact:
Thomas J. Sienkewicz
toms@monm.edu

The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:30pm

Location:
Knox College, Room TBA
Galesburg, IL
United States

Lecturer: Richard Talbert

Abstract: The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
AIA

The Neolithic of Jordan: From Mega-sites to Elaborate Villages

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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

Lecturer: Alan H. Simmons

Abstract: The Neolithic of Jordan: From Mega-sites to Elaborate Villages

Contact:
AIA

Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Western IL (Monmouth)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 7:30pm

Location:
Augustana College, Room TBA
Rock Island, IL
United States

Lecturer: William Fitzhugh

Abstract: Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga

Stone Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Anu-Belshunu, Astronomer and Scribe of Uruk

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

Location:
Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Lecturer: John Steele

Abstract: Anu-Belshunu, Astronomer and Scribe of Uruk

Webster Lecture

Contact:
AIA

Phrasikleia and the Merenda Kouros: Beauty, Victory, Death, and Marriage in Archaic Athens

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Chicago

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Location:
National Hellenic Museum
Chicago, IL
United States

Lecturer: Susan Rotroff

Abstract: Phrasikleia and the Merenda Kouros: Beauty, Victory, Death, and Marriage in Archaic Athens

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Mary Jane Crotty
maryjanecrotty@comcast.net
847-866-7633

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