2019-2020 Program

Come learn about new discoveries, new treasures, and new ideas! All lectures are free and open to the public, so why not join us for an afternoon?

 

Upcoming Lectures

Title: An Overview of Nubian Archaeology in Sudan

Speaker: Krzysztof Grzymski (click here for his website with bio)

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Saint Paul University (223 Main Street, K1S 1C4)

Room: Amphitheatre

CO-SPONSOR: The Embassy of Sudan, The Faculty of Theology of Saint Paul University

Abstract:

NUBIA: LAND OF THE HIDDEN TREASURES

An Overview of Nubian Archaeology in Sudan

Sixty years have passed since the construction on the Nile of the Aswan High Dam which resulted in flooding of large tracts of Lower Nubia, a land in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. The international salvage operations produced a wealth of archaeological material revealing the importance of this region as the bridge connecting the Mediterranean world and sub-Saharan Africa. Subsequent research in Upper Nubia and Central Sudan led to the discovery of the monumental temples, palaces and royal statues at Kerma and Doukki Gel; medieval cathedrals at Old Dongola; and the domestic, palatial and industrial complexes at the royal city of Meroe. Some of these discoveries were made by Canadian archaeologists as the Royal Ontario Museum has long been involved in the archaeology of Sudan. This important research was done in cooperation with archaeologists from the Sudan National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums and scholars from the University of Khartoum. Many archaeological sites in Sudan are now included on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Despite this formal recognition, Sudan’s impressive archaeological heritage still remains somewhat unrecognized.

Nubian Archaeology


Title: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee

Speaker: Jodi Magness

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 19h00 (7:00pm)

Location: SJCC – Social Hall, 21 Nadolny Sachs19-312 Zelikovitz Jewish Centre Jodi Magness Event poster


Title: The Beauty and Enigma of Roman Crete

Speaker: George W.M. Harrison

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Carleton University, Paterson Hall

Room: 303


Title: A New Paradigm for Archaeological Research: The Network Revolution

Speaker: Carl Knappett

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Carleton Univerisity, Paterson Hall

Room: 303


COMPLETED LECTURES 

Title: The Secret History of Soldiers: Battlefield Survival in WWI

Speaker: Tim Cook

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall

Room: 221

CO-SPONSOR: The University of Ottawa, Department of History


Title: Fertility Cults, Votive Offerings, and Women’s Roles in Early Roman Religion

Speaker: Maureen Carroll

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: University of Ottawa, Simard

Room: 125

Note: AIA Norton Lecture

CO-SPONSOR: CIMS


Title: Women and the Roman Army on Hadrian’s Wall

Speaker: Elizabeth Greene

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Carleton University, Paterson Hall

Room: 303

CO-SPONSOR: The University of Ottawa, Department of Classics