October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month &
October 19th is International Archaeology Day
Two Archaeology Events will take place on October 13th:
4:30PM-5:45PM at the Emily Dickinson Museum Homestead
On October 13, view Emily Dickinson’s world through the eyes of an archaeologist. Join us for a presentation at the Emily Dickinson Museum by the faculty and students of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Archaeological Field School as they share their findings from their work at the Emily Dickinson Museum. Students will highlight pivotal discoveries that shed new light on the archaeological underpinnings of the Dickinson home. Find out firsthand how archaeology informs the Museum’s preservation and restoration projects!
This program is free and open to the public, and is offered as part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month.
For more information, please email EDMprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.
March 20, 2017
October 5, 2016
November 4, 2016
September 13, 2016
Migration is in the news on both sides of the Atlantic in the USA and in Europe. Yet, migration was a feature of the past and was the human dynamic that developed the cities of the Roman Empire. This lecture will explore the implications of this phenomenon for our understanding of Roman history.
September 14, 2016
There are traces of hundreds, if not thousands, of Roman cities. How we approach this evidence varies from teams of scholars embedded for years to desk-based approaches. There is a continuum between these points, but how we approach the Roman city can dictate what we study and how we study urbanism. In other words, our starting point or position is as important as the methodology in creating an answer.
April 4, 2016
THE 12TH ANNUAL DAVID GROSE MEMORIAL LECTURE
Prof. Bonna Wescoat
“From the Vantage of the Victory: New Research on the Winged Victory of Samothrace“
Integrated Learning Center 331, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 5:00PM
Sponsored by the UMass Department of Classics
April 12, 2016
Prof. Frances Paden
Prof. Paden will lecture on her travels in Crete with the distinguished Smith graduate Harriet Boyd Hawes, the excavator at Gournia, Crete, in the early 20th century.
Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton, 2:00PM
April 21, 2016
Prof. Joseph Carter
University of Texas at Austin
“The Discovery of the Sanctuary and Mystery Cult at Pantanello (Metaponto, Southern Italy)“
Beneski 107 (Piano Lecture Hall), Amherst College, 5:00PM
Sponsored by the Amherst College Department of Classics