September 2016: Tools, Language, and the Evolution of the Human Mind


Sunday, Sept 25, 2016 at 3pm          Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Dr. Kathleen Gibson Tools, Language, and the Evolution of the Human Mind   Darwin and Wallace, co-discoverers of evolution by natural selection, held contrasting views about the origins of the human mind. Wallace considered the human mind to be qualitatively distinct from that of […]

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Exciting Lecture about Buddhism and the Environment

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is pleased to welcome His Holiness the Sakya Trizin to present a public talk at the College of Staten Island on April 29, 2016 “Buddhism and The Environment” His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin is the supreme head of the Sakya lineage in the Buddhism of Tibet, a […]

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Honoring Es

It is with great sadness but even greater adoration that we acknowledge  the passing of our dear friend Esther Grushkin. Her obituary is below.  Donations in her honor may be made to the Visiting Nurse Service, S.I. or Magen David Adom (equivalent of the Israeli Red Cross).   OBITUARY ESTHER GRUSHKIN, PH. D.   Esther Grushkin, […]

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Symposium on Ancient Greece and Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology will host a one-day symposium on 7 November entitled “Hellenic Engineering and the Transformation of Earth through Fire.” All are invited to attend. Further details can be found here: This is Steven’s second symposium on the theme of engineering in ancient Greece, supported by the Onassis USA Foundation. The first, […]

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September 2015: Queen Pu-Abi of Ur: A Love Story

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Learn about the fascinating Mesopotamian Queen Pu-Abi!

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October 2015: The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh


Discover the interconnections between Astronomy, Archaeology, and Architecture in this presentation about Indian astronomical observatories!

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November 2015: Staten Island Museum Special Event!

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Image Credit:Staten Island Museum, Building A at Snug Harbor, Ralph Appelbaum Associates Inc. Friday Nov 6, 2015 from 10:00AM-3:00PM Staten Island Museum Event: Archaeology and Museums   This event will be a workshop day for the local Staten Island community at the Staten Island Museum, sponsored in part by the Staten Island Society of the […]

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December 2015: Knowledge in Art and its Corruption: The Perils of Forgery and Plunder in the 21st Century

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Learn about the perils of forgery in Archaeology and Art History!

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January 2016: Pergamon and the Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms: A Preview


Get a special preview of the upcoming exhibit of Hellenistic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

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February 2016: Early Platform Mounds of the Lower Mississippi Valley


Discover the important role played by the ancient mounds of the Mississippian Culture!

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