The Roman Trophy: At Home and Abroad

Sponsored by AIA Western Michigan Society

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Location:
178 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State U
Allendale , MI
United States

Dr. Lauren Murray Kinnee will be speaking on the subject "The Roman Trophy: At Home and Abroad." 

Dr. Kinnee notes that:

"Today the word “trophy” brings to mind sports trophies or even “trophy wives”: the word’s origin in the ancient Greek and Roman world has faded. In its most basic form, the ancient trophy was a mannequin of arms and armor decorating a post or a tree stump. These mannequins were set up on the battlefield by the victors using the blood-spattered gear stripped from the enemy dead. The term “trophy” has a surprisingly gruesome past. This talk will contrast two particularly remarkable and influential Roman innovations to the trophy monument-type: the omnipresent image of a trophy with bound captives at its feet and the distinctive “tower trophy” type that the Romans placed at key, frontier sites to broadcast Roman presence and power."

Please join us for this interesting discussion.

178 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State University (Allendale campus).

Contact:
Melissa Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu
6163313231

Launching new "Discoveries of the Month" feature

Sponsored by joint effort of AIA West Michigan Society and GVSU Archaeological Society

AIA Society Event: Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Location:
Grand Valley State University, Pew Library
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
United States

We are launching a new feature for society members, local archaeology students, and other interested community members.  Every month, we will stream a student-produced video highlighting archaeological "Discoveries of the Month."  The videos will be streaming on various screens on our local university campus (see especially the big screens at the Mary Idema Pew Library) and sent to local society members via email or other preferred format.  The first iteration of this feature will be on Archaeology Day.

 

Contact:
Melissa Morison
morisonm@gvsu.edu

From Palace to Polis on Crete

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Ann Arbor

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location:
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
434 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Lecturer: Leslie Preston Day

Abstract: From Palace to Polis on Crete

Caskey Lecture

Reception following lecture

Contact:
Sharon Herbert
sherbert@umich.edu
(734) 763-3559

Submerged History of the Adriatic – an overview of the Croatian underwater heritage

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central MI (East Lansing)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location:
Michigan State University, Kresge Art Center Room 108
East Lansing, MI
United States

Lecturer: Hrvoje Potrebica

Abstract: Submerged History of the Adriatic – an overview of the Croatian underwater heritage

Kress Lecture

Contact:
Jon M. Frey
freyjona@msu.edu
(517) 507-9850

New Excavations at the Ancient City of Petra in Jordan

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Ann Arbor

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location:
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
434 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Lecturer: S. Thomas Parker

Abstract: New Excavations at the Ancient City of Petra in Jordan

Kershaw Lecture

Reception following lecture

Contact:
Sharon Herbert
sherbert@umich.edu
(734) 763-3559

Archaeology of the Ancient World

Sponsored by Kelsey Museum

AIA Society Event: Ann Arbor

Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
Kelsey Museum
434 South State Street
ANN ARBOR, MI 481034127
United States

Explore the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome and Near East through archaeology.  A variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations, including a mock dig, will entertain and educate children as well as adults.  No registration required. Admission to the event is free.  

Contact:
Todd Gerring
tegerr@umich.edu
734-647-4167

Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central MI (East Lansing)

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:30pm

Location:
Michigan State University, S109 South Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI
United States

Lecturer: Bob Brier

Abstract: Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Jon M. Frey
freyjona@msu.edu
517-507-9850

Napoleon in Egypt: The Beginning of Egyptology

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Ann Arbor

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
Kesley Museum, University of Michigan
S. South Street
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

Lecturer: Bob Brier

Abstract: Napolean in Egypt: The Beginning of Egyptology

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Sharon Herbert
sherbert@umich.edu
734-763-3559

The Beast in Us All: Animals and Identity in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Ann Arbor

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan
S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

Lecturer: Michael MacKinnon

Abstract: The Beast in Us All: Animals and Identity in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Portugal Lecture

Contact:
Sharon Herbert
sherbert@umich.edu
734-763-3559

Roman Athens: The Transformation into an Imperial City

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Ann Arbor

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location:
Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan
S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

Lecturer: Michael Hoff

Abstract: Roman Athens: The Transformation into an Imperial City

Contact:
Sharon Herbert
sherbert@umich.edu
734-763-3559

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