Fwd: AIA-Stanford Society - Sunday public lecture! (Salima Ikram lecture; digital archaeology panel)
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We hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing holiday.
This Sunday marks the beginning of the AIA Annual Conference.
We hope you will be able to join us as we delve into the past...and bring some friends!
Society Sunday Public Lecture Registration
On January 3rd, the AIA will kick off its 122nd Annual Meeting with Society Sunday. Society Sunday is a special first-of-its-kind that brings together AIA members and the general public for a day of archaeological programming which includes two fantastic public events:
an opening lecture and Q&A session with renowned Egyptologist Salima Ikram (11am PST) and
a panel discussion on Digital Archaeology for a Virtual World (1pm PST).
Discoveries in the Desert: The North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey
Kharga Oasis, the largest oasis in the western desert has been relatively unexplored until recently. Recent work has revealed a series of large Roman forts, petroglyphs, and Pharaonic inscriptions that reveal the long and rich history of exploitation of this oasis. An overview of new discoveries made by the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey will be presented.
Lecture: January 3, 2021 Time: 11:00am PST Where: Zoom
AIA Societies Committee member Carolyn Laferrière moderates a panel discussion about digital archaeology. Hear from team members from Peopling the Past, Digital Hammurabi, and Everyday Orientalism.
Digital Hammurabi is a public outreach/digital humanities project that aims to provide reliable, accurate information about the Ancient Near East and surrounding areas in an entertaining and engaging fashion. Resources about the Ancient Near East are few and far between, and often filled with misinformation. Digital Hammurabi tries to fill that need through interviews with researchers, and educational videos, as well as self-published books aimed at a non-specialist audience.
Panelists: Megan Lewis and Joshua Bowen.
Peopling the Past is a Digital Humanities initiative that hosts free, open-access resources for teaching and learning about real people in the ancient world and the people who study them.
Panelist: Christine Johnston. Peopling the Past Team: Carolyn M. Laferriere, Chelsea A.M. Gardner, Christine Johnston, Megan Daniels, Melissa Funke and Sabrina C. Higgins.
Everyday Orientalism is a platform for discussing and challenging the ways in which western history and power have shaped people's views of the Middle East and other non-western cultures.
Panelists: Katherine Blouin and Rachel Mairns. Everyday Orientalism team: Katherine Blouin, Usama Ali Gad, and Rachel Mairns