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The Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) hosts monthly illustrated lectures on diverse topics related to the study and practice of archaeology and art history including the preservation of cultural heritage, Classical and Near Eastern archaeology, and underwater archaeology. The lectures are free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend! The 2012-2013 schedule, complete with abstracts, is listed below. The Department of Classics is pleased to be affiliated with the Niagara Peninsula Society of the AIA and to help facilitate its programming.
Lecture Schedule 2012-2013
*All lectures are held in Academic South 215 unless otherwise noted; Friday lectures begin at 5:30 (preceded by a coffee reception at 5:10) and Sunday lectures begin at 3:00 p.m. An interactive campus map can be found at the bottom of this page (please note that Academic South is marked as "South Block" or #21 on this map). Visitor pay & display parking is available in Lots D and P, as well as in metered parking in front of the Schmon Tower.
Friday, September 28 *please note room change: Glenridge 573 Building, room 164 (pay & display parking is available in the lot directly behind the lecture venue or in the EA lot nearby)
Prof. Shannan Stewart
Department of Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Setting the Table at Hellenistic Gordion (Young Lecture)
Sunday, October 21
Prof. John Pollini
Department of Art History, University of Southern California
Christian Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity (Joukowsky Lecture)
Sunday, November 11
Prof. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
New Excavations at the Portal of the Egyptian Netherworld: the Abydos Votive Zone Project
Sunday, December 2
Prof. Heather M.-L. Miller
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga
Cooking, Firing, Making War: 101 Uses for Little Clay Lumps
Sunday, January 20 *special lecture in honour of the bicentennial of the War of 1812
Prof. Ben Ford
Department of Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Search for Chauncey’s Fleet in Lake Ontario
Sunday, February 3
Prof. Lisa Trentin
Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
The Archaeology of Disability in Roman Italy
Friday, April 5
Prof. Christopher H. Roosevelt
Department of Archaeology, Boston University
Homer and Maeonia: Lydia Before the Lydians? (Hanfmann Lecture)
Angus Smith, President
Department of Classics (main office)
905-688-5550 ext. 3575
Learn more about the AIA
An overview of our 44th year
The Niagara Peninsula Society enjoyed another great year of programming including lectures, award presentations, and social events. Helen Brown, treasurer, has compiled an overview of the past year's events which can be downloaded here.
Celebrating National Archaeology Day
In celebration of Archaeology Day 2011, society members joined Dr. Ellen Herscher of the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (pictured above left) in the Department of Classics' new Archaeology Lab where she offered a hands-on discussion of some of the objects in Brock's Cypriote Museum representing types similar to those discussed in her AIA talk. A reception followed the discussion. Lectures on Cypriote archaeology have become an annual tradition at Brock because of the university's long tradition of archaeology on the island and in memory of Brock professor and Cypriote archaeologist Danielle Parks, who passed away tragically in 2007.
Fred Truckenbrodt Travel Grant for Students
The Niagara Peninsula Society has established a travel grant for students to be awarded each year for three consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014) in memory of Fred Truckenbrodt, a long-time member of our society who was passionate about archaeology and travel in the Mediterranean and deeply committed to the AIA and its activities. Helen Brown, treasurer of our society, presented the first of these awards to Stephanie Bergman (pictured above right) at the March 25, 2012 lecture; in the summer of 2012, Stephanie participated in the Brock University Archaeological Practicum in Crete, led by Professor Angus Smith of the Department of Classics. Additional information about the award, including the application form for the 2013 award, is available here.
Save the date for our 45th anniversary celebration on April 28, 2013!
Join us on April 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Antipastos to help celebrate our society's 45th anniversary and ensure the Niagara chapter of the AIA continues for many years to come. The theme of the evening will be "Dining and Debauchery in the Ancient World." Tickets will include dinner, a silent auction, and illustrated talks by two members of the Department of Classics:
Tickets: please reserve in advance by April 22 by contacting either Elizabeth Greene (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fanny Dolansky (email@example.com); payment can be made either in advance or at the door the day of the event. Student tickets are $35; non-student tickets are $65 (a tax receipt can be issued for any non-student ticket purchased). If you have an item to donate to the silent auction, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).