Monday, November 14, 2022

Archaeology Virtual events 2022-2023!


Please remember that pre-registration is required for the real-time Zoom events, but they are also being recorded and will be available on the AIA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfsz4WrLKGXVKlRR05NZNpg


 

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Monday, May 2, 2022

War on Looting: Contested Object Case Studies

Monday, May 9, 6:00 pm CT on Zoom

As always, this event is free and open to the public, but please pre-register via our partner, the University of St Thomas Art History dept 
(scroll down to Events, the event will be posted soon!)


Weary Herakles, MFA Bostonimage: Weary Herakles, MFA Boston repatriated to Turkey


Please join us for an hour of brief case studies and Q&A about Looting presented by University of St. Thomas Art History graduate students!

  • Looting Related to colonialism: Presentations by Erica Berglund, Mari Kuennen and Brielle Pizzala
  • Looting Related to Wartime: Presentations by Erin Bourget, Julianna Hunt, Mary Agnes Ratelle
  • Looting in the Present Day: Presentations by Elsa Ballata, Ingrid Cologne, Nicole Petersen
  • Moderators: Lorene McGrane and Jon Lundberg







            Monday, March 21, 2022

            Brian Daniels on "Protecting Cultural Property During Wartime"

            Monday, April 4, 2022 at 6pm CT on Zoom* 

            * As always, this event is free and open to the public, but please pre-register via our partner, the University of St Thomas Art History dept 
            (scroll down to Events, and note that they maybe posted closer to the event date)

            Photo credit: https://polishnews.co.uk/ukraine-attacked-by-russia-odessa-monument-to-the-duke-de-richelieu-covered-with-sandbags/


            Current events in Ukraine and Afghanistan have drawn attention to to the need to protect cultural property, as an essential element of human rights and identity, during wartime. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating and timely and timely conversation.


            About the speaker:

            Brian Daniels is director of research and programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, adjunct assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania anthropology graduate group, visiting professor in the Sustainable Cultural Heritage Graduate Program at the American University of Rome, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution and VP for Cultural Heritage at the Archaeological Institute of America


            Wednesday, January 19, 2022

            Untold Stories at the Museum of the Bible. Artifacts, Provenance, and Bias in the Contact Zone

             

            Monday, Feb 21, 2022 at 6pm CT on Zoom:

            Zoom Webinar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requiredco-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History
            (scroll down to “Events” to register)


            Description: 

            The exhibition of archaeological artifacts from the “Holy Land”, specifically the Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the Museum of the Bible, offers a compelling case study. The Dead Sea Scrolls as contact zone for the consideration of curatorial decision-making, visitor engagement, honesty, untold stories, and the potential for redemption at the Museum of the Bible.



            About the speaker: 
            Morag Kersel is an archaeologist who works in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age periods. Morag is associate professor of anthropology and director of the Museum Studies Minor at DePaul University. She earned a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge. She also holds a Master of Historic Preservation (with Distinction) from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Classical Studies from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. In addition to participating in archaeological excavations and surveys in Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Turkey, Morag is interested in the relationship between cultural heritage law, archaeological sites and objects, and local interaction. She has published a number of articles and is the co-author (with Christina Luke) U.S. Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology: Soft Power, Hard Heritage (2013) and co-editor (with M.T. Rutz ) of Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology, and Ethics (2014).

            Saturday, October 23, 2021

            Pam Crabtree on “State Formation in Anglo-Saxon England”

            Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6pm Central time


            Zoom Webinar is free and open to the public; 
            (scroll down to “Events” to register)



            Pam Crabtree will explore the archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England from the end of the Roman period to the development of towns in the 8th and 9th centuries CE and the formation of the Anglo-Saxon state in the late 9th and 10th centuries. 


            Wednesday, July 14, 2021

            2021-2022 AIA events

             Our AIA events will continue as webinars for the 2021-22 season - here's what we have scheduled so far:


            Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6pm CT: Pam Crabtree on “State Formation in Anglo-Saxon England”


            DESCRIPTION: This presentation explores the archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England from the end of the Roman period to the development of towns in the 8th and 9th centuries CE and the formation of the Anglo-Saxon state in the late 9th and 10th centuries.

            Related recent Archaeology magazine feature



            Monday, Feb 21, 2022 at 6pm CT: Morag Kersel on “Untold Stories at the Museum of the Bible. Artifacts, Provenance, and Bias in the Contact Zone”

            DESCRIPTION: The exhibition of archaeological artifacts from the “Holy Land”, specifically the Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the Museum of the Bible, offers a compelling case study. The Dead Sea Scrolls as contact zone for the consideration of curatorial decision-making, visitor engagement, honesty, untold stories, and the potential for redemption at the Museum of the Bible.


            Please check back for additions!

            Thursday, April 29, 2021

            Frances Gallart Marqués on "Terracotta Figurines from the Field to the Museum"

             

            Rescheduled for Monday, May 3 at 6pm - please register via the St. Thomas Dept of Art History homepage

             (Links to an external site.)




            SPEAKER: Frances Gallart Marqués, PhD, Archaeological Exploration of Sardis and Harvard Art Museums

            DESCRIPTION: In the 1870s, thousands of ancient terracotta figurines were discovered in cemeteries surrounding the small city of Tanagra in Greece. The brightly colored figures, many of which depicted young women, became a sensation with Victorian audiences and inspired new works by painters, musicians, and writers. In this talk, Frances Gallart Marqués will discuss the ramifications of the figurines’ discovery and the ways in which archaeologists and museums deal with their legacy today.


            This talk is co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History