Lecture Summaries

As a thank you to our wonderful members and supporters, we have decided this season to provide you with summaries of the lectures.

Two Talks: 1) Mesoamerican Legacy, Canadian Treasure, World Heritage

2) Education and Engagement at the Museum of Classical Antiquities

Speakers: 1) Gerardo Familiar Ferrer 2) John Serrati, Georgian Parkes, Sophie Vigneux

Date: 23 April 2023

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Take a browse through our past lectures:

Title: Pandemics, Plagues and Pestilence in Early Byzantine Thebes

Speaker: Maria Liston (University of Waterloo)

Date: 12 March 2023

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Title: Environmental Histories of the Ancient Mediterranean in Ten Objects

Speakers: Catherine Kearns (University of Chicago)

Date: 5 February, 2023

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Title: When Jordanian Ancient Stones Talk

Speakers: Maysoon Al Nahar

Date: 15 January, 2023

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Title: Scratching the surface: reflections on a first campaign to digitally record graffiti at Philae

Speaker: Nicholas Hedley

Date: 27 November 2022

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Title: Musical Performance and the Rock Gongs of Sudan

Speakers: Jesse Stewart (Carleton University) and Yahia Fadl Tahir (University of Khartoum)

Date: 18 September, 2022

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Title: Heroes on the Move: Greek Heroes in the Hellenistic World

Speaker: Amanda Herring (Loyola Marymount University)

Date: 7 November, 2021

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Title: Syracuse, Empire in a City: An Archaeology of Magna Graecia’s Unwilling Immigrants

Speaker: Tim Sorg (University of Oregon)

Date: 17 October, 2021

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Title: Cultures of Wheat: Food Systems, Imperialism and Bread in French Colonial Morocco

Speaker: Nicholas Tošaj (John Abbott College)

Date: 19 September, 2021

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Title: Digging Homer: The Mycenaean Palace at Iklaina and the Birth of Greek Epic Poetry

Speaker: Michael Cosmopoulos

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Title: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Gender and the Colonization of North Atlantic Worlds

Speaker: Amanda Crompton (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Title: Pueblo Culture of the Southwest: Bringing the Past into the Present.  A Discussion Around the Mesa Verde (CO) and Chaco Canyon (NM) Archaeological Sites of the Southwest and Their Relevance to Present day Pueblo Communities like Taos Pueblo (NM)

Speaker: Jimena Marquez (John Abbott College)

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Title: Re-Inhabiting a Roman Town: Salapia (Puglia, Italy) and its Lagoon Landscape in the 5th-8th c. CE

Speaker: Darian Totten (McGill University)

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018

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Title: Troia (Portugal) or the ‘Portuguese Troy’: A Mystery from Late Antiquity on the Edge of the Roman Empire

Speaker: Filomena Limão (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

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