Friday, August 19, 2022

Stanford AIA 2nd Annual Holton Lecture Aug. 23, by Dr. Sarah Parcak

August 19, 2022

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Upcoming Events

Tues, Aug 23: Holton Lecture: "Space Archaeology" with Sarah Parcak

Registration required

Friday, Sept 30: AIA Book Club Discussion: Rome is Burning

Missed a Lecture?

contact Laura for links to recordings of past 2020-22 lectures:

  • Prof. Justin Leidwanger, Re-Excavating Yassıada: New Light on an Early Byzantine Shipwreck
  • Dr. William Murray, My 40 year search for the Battle of Actium
  • Dr. Patrick Hunt, Fall of Civilizations: Famine & Climate Change
  • Michael Boyd, Villa dei Papiri
  • Dr. Dragomir Garbov, Black Sea MAP: Deep Water Archaeology and the Western Black Sea
  • Laura Rich, History of Roman Forum
  • Professor Aaron Burke, Climate Change and the Origins of Amorite Cultures in the Ancient Near East
  • Professors Eric and Diane Harris Cline, Living Through Crisis: Two Case Studies from the Ancient World
  • Dr. Cedric Gebeil, In the footsteps of Ernesto Schiaparelli. The Museo Egizio's current research at Deir El-Medina
  • Zoe Schofield, "In Search of the Decorator: Evidence produced by the Decorative Bands found in Roman Wall Decoration at Oplontis Villa A"
  • Dr. Romy Wyche, "Gallula Roma Arelas: Arles, the little Rome of the Gauls"
  • Laura Rich, "Where Did it Go? Understanding the Destruction of Ancient Rome"
  • Professor Allison Thomason, Sensing The Past: Sensory Experiences In Ancient Mesopotamia (A 4-D Presentation)

Hello Glenn,

Did you have a good summer? We've missed everyone!  We are hoping for a fabulous year coming up and are starting it off with an exciting lecture you won't want to miss

We hope you will be able to join us as we delve into the past...and bring some friends!


AIA Holton Lecture:

Archaeology from Space

by Dr. Sarah Parcak

University of Alabama

Join us for a special virtual event featuring this year's Felicia A. Holton Book Award winner, Dr. Sarah Parcak, discussing her book Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes our Past.

Writing about the Past: How to Find Your Voice and Become a Better Storyteller

It has become essential for archaeologists to engage with the broader public. More archaeologists and students of archaeology should write books and articles for the general public, but think they lack the necessary skillsets to do so, which is untrue. This talk will share the writer's personal insights and story about how Archaeology from Space was conceived, written, and edited, and will share perspectives on how to interpret the past for the general public. It is hoped that the lecture will inspire more current and future archaeologists to take more risks with their public archaeological writings.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Zoom registration is required; please register by clicking the button below.

When: Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022, 11am

Where: Zoom


AIA Book Club - September Selection

Rome is Burning by Anthony Barrett 

This month's Book discussion looks at the archaeological evidence from the great fire of 64 CE. We are all told that Nero fiddled as Rome burned.... but what really happened? Join us as we look at what literature and the archaeology can tell us...myth or reality?

Anyone in our society (or anyone interested in our society) is welcome to join. You just need to register for our Zoom discussion on September 30th.

For more information
To register for discussion
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