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Previous Lecture Schedules

2017 - 2018

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AIA-DC Louise Davison Lecture: Diane Harris Cline, George Washington University

Title: "Social Networks in Classical Athens"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

AIA-DC Lecture: Josef Wegner, University of Pennsylvania

Title: "Rewriting the History of Egypt's Middle Kingdom: Recent Discoveries at South Abydos"

Thursday, November 9, 2018

AIA Norton Lecture: Michael Nelson, Queens College, CUNY

Title: "The Roman Period Temples of Omrit"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

AIA-DC Lecture: Daniele Maras, Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia

Title: "Greek Myths, Etruscan Women: Goddesses and Heroines in Light of Etruscan Society and Religion"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

AIA Joukowsky Lecture & Subscription Dinner: 

Floyd McCoy, University of Hawaii-Windward College

Title: "Tsunami and the Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini)"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

AIA-DC Lecture: Alexis Catsambis, Naval History and Heritage Command

Title: "'Under Here': Insights and Preliminary Results from the Robotic Survey of the USS San Diego"

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Jim Wright, Bryn Mawr College

Title: "From Emblem to Epic: Mycenaean Art and Mycenaean Society"


2016 - 2017  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

AIA Joukowsky Lecture: Neil Asher Silberman, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Title: "Rebooting Antiquity: How Holy Wars, Media Hype, and Digital Technologies Are Changing the Face

of 21st Century Archaeology"

Thursday, October 20, 2016

AIA-DC Annual Valerie French Memorial Lecture & Subscription Dinner:

Ben Skolnik, Archaeologist for the City of Alexandria, VA

Title: "The Alexandria Ship: Maritime Discoveries from along Alexandria's Waterfront"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AIA-DC Annual Louise Davison Lecture: Nawa Sugiyama, George Mason University

Title: "Producing Pyramids, Linking Caves: Offering Complexes in the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacan, Mexico"

Thursday, February 2, 2017

AIA-DC Lecture: Nathan Arrington, Princeton University

Title: "Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace (2013-2015)"

Thursday, March 9, 2017

AIA Kress Lecture: Bjørn Loven, University of Copenhagen

Title: "The Athenian Naval Bases in the Piraeus: The Backbone of the World's First Democracy"

Thursday, April 27, 2017

AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Steven L. Tuck, Miami University

Title: "Decorating the Emperor's Dining Room: Interior Décor, Imperial Ideology and Roman Literary Culture

at the Villa at Sperlonga"


2015 - 2016
Thursday, September 24, 2015
AIA-DC Lecture: Carole Mattusch, George Mason University
Title: "Introducing Power and Pathos: Hellenistic Bronzes come to Washington"
Saturday, October 17, 2015
International Archaeology Day Special Panel Discussion: "Cultural Heritage: Why Do We Care?"
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
AIA-DC Annual Valerie French Memorial Lecture & Subscription Dinner:
Eric Cline, George Washington University
Title: "1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed"
Thursday, November 12, 2015
AIA Kress Lecture: Lorenzo Nigro, Sapienza University of Rome
Title: "The Phoenicians at the World's End: The Formation of Mediterranean Civilization as Seen from Motya"
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
AIA-DC Annual Louise Davison Lecture: Aslihan Yener, Koç University
Title: "Appropriating Innovations: Early Bronze Age Tin Mines and Production Sites near Kültepe, Ancient Kanesh, in Turkey"
Thursday, March 24, 2016
AIA Lecture: Andrew Goldman, Gonzaga University
Title: "From Phrygian Royal Capital to Roman Fort: Recent Excavations at Gordion (Turkey)"
Thursday, April 14, 2016
AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Bernard Frischer, Indiana University
Title: "Augustus' Light and Shadow Show: A Reconsideration of the Relationship between the Ara Pacis and Montecitorio Obelisk in the Northern Campus Martius, Rome"

2014 - 2015  
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AIA-DC Lecture: Marjorie Venit,  University of Maryland

Title: "Imaging the Afterlife: Cultural Exchange in Monumental Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AIA-DC Annual Valerie French Memorial Lecture & Subscription Dinner:

David Braun, George Washington University

Title: "Trowels and Chimpanzees: Investigating the Origins of Human Technology in East Africa"

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

AIA Matson Lecture: Louise Hitchcock,  University of Melbourne

Title: "Fifteen Men on a Philistine’s Chest (Yo Ho Ho and a Krater of Wine)"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

AIA Kress Lecture: Alexander Mazarakis Ainian, University of Thessaly

Title: "Apollo and Artemis on Kythnos: Findings from the Excavation of a Greek Island Sanctuary" 

The University of Maryland, College Park, Room 1400 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 

AIA-DC Lecture: Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, University of Maryland, College Park 

Title: "Cultural Heritage and Global Climate Change: What Can the Past Tell Us About the Future?" 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 

AIA-DC Annual Louise Davison Lecture: Lynne Lancaster, Ohio University 

Title: "Out of Africa: How Roman Olive Oil Production Created Architectural Innovation"

Tuesday, April 14, 2014 

AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia

Title: "War and Peace: A Black-Figure Column Krater at the University of Virginia"