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TELLING MESOPOTAMIAN HISTORY: BRINGING TO LIFE THE STORIES OF CUNEIFORM WRITING In Honor of Jack Sasson
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Silver Center for Arts and Science Hemmerdinger Hall, New York University
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies at New York University


Between Worlds: Cyprus in Late Antiquity
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Henry Maguire and Charalambos Bakirtzis,
Jaffe Building 104 , University of Pennsylvania
Henry Maguire (Johns Hopkins) speaks on "The Gods, Christ, and the Emperor in the Late Antique Art of Cyprus" and Charalambos Bakirtzis (Director, Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation, Cyprus) speaks on "Sea Routes and Cape Drepanon: Excavations at Agios Georgios tis Pegeias, Cyprus
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies


HYDE LECTURE COLLOQUIUM: Transferred Temples and the Augustan Renewal in Athens
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Margie Miles, UC Irvine
Cohen Hall 402, University of Pennsylvania
Soon after Actium, Augustus required populations (and cults) to be uprooted and moved to create Nikopolis and a greater Patras. In Athens, still trying to recover from the devastating siege of Sulla, a period of architectural renewal was begun, reflected in the importation of several 5th century BCE temples and one double stoa from the Attic countryside into central Athens. New construction was sponsored as well, and at least one temple in the countryside was rebuilt and rededicated. This paper presents the latest evidence for these transfers, and discusses the implications of this classicizing building program for the political realities in Augustan Athens.
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies, Classics Department, University of Pennsylvania


The Future of the Past - From Amphipolis to Mosul: Interdisciplinary Conference on Cultural Heritage Issues
Friday, 10 April 2015
Penn Museum , University of Pennsylvania
Countries in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East have recently been affected by devastating wars, political turmoil, and economic hardship. In this conference, we address various issues of cultural heritage regarding the protection, preservation, and management of archaeological sites and cultural artifacts. More details at: http://futureofthepast.wix.com/culturalheritage
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies, Penn Museum, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Bryn Mawr College, Tyler School of Art Temple University


Urbanism and Ancient Maya Neighborhoods: Social and Spatial Organization
Monday, 30 March 2015
Scott Hutson, University of Kentucky
Penn Museum 345, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania


Pilgrimage, Materiality, and Phenomenology: To Chaco Canyon and Beyond
Monday, 23 March 2015
Ruth van Dyke, Binghamton University
Penn Museum 345, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania


A Difficult Time: Archaeology and Modernity
Monday, 23 February 2015
Alfredo González-Reubel, National Research Council of Spain
Penn Museum 345, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania