Upcoming Trip to Bhutan with Tibetan Museum

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art The Glories of Bhutan September 22, 2018 (Sat) through October 4, 2018 (Thurs) (12 nites/13 days in Bhutan- plus DRUK air to & from Bangkok & international home Arriving in Thailand in time for 8 am flight to Paro, Bhutan on Sat, Sept 21 Leaving Paro, Bhutan on Oct […]

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December 2017: Dr. Larissa Bonafante: Nursing Mothers in Ancient Italy

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Sunday, December 3, 2017                                                              The Lynda Nilsen Memorial Lecture Dr. Larissa Bonafante Professor of Classics Emerita, New York University Nursing Mothers in Ancient Italy The image of the woman and child is so familiar to us in Western art from representations of the Virgin Mary with the Christ child that we tend to take […]

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January 2018: Dr. Megan Cifarelli: Sex, Gender, and Identity in Antiquity

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Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3pm                                             The Dr.Ester Grushkin Memorial Lecture Dr. Megan Cifarelli Professor of Art History, Manhattanville College Sex, Gender, and Identity in Antiquity For centuries, the study of ancient civilizations was dominated by an approach that focused on the accomplishments and lives of men, and a few extraordinary women who succeeded in masculine spheres […]

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February 2018: Patricia M. Salmon: Archeological Discoveries in Brewing: From the Ancients to Staten Island’s Nineteenth Century Brewery Barons

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3pm Patricia M. Salmon Curator of History (retired), Staten Island Museum Archeological Discoveries in Brewing: From the Ancients to Staten Island’s Nineteenth Century Brewery Barons   Ancient breweries have been discovered in Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, China, and elsewhere. Let’s look at the brewing past, both in ancient times and in […]

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March 2018: Dr. Anna Semon: Mississippian pottery production and use on the Georgia coast

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3pm                                     The Dr. George G. Hackman Memorial Lecture Dr. Anna Semon Director, North American Archaeology Lab, American Museum of Natural History Mississippian pottery production and use on the Georgia coast The Mississippian period (A.D. 200–1580) on the Georgia coast consisted of chiefdoms structured by a diverse landscape of […]

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April 2018: Dr. Michelle Damian: Maritime Trade Networks of Medieval Japan

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Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3pm                                                          Archaeological Institute of America Dr. Michelle Damian Assistant Professor of History at Monmouth College Maritime Trade Networks of Medieval Japan   This study demonstrates that despite the political upheaval of Japan’s late medieval period (15th–16thc), trade connections within the Inland Sea region actually flourished, resulting in the beginnings […]

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2017-2018 Lecture Series

The Archaeological Society of Staten Island & The Archaeological Institute of America Staten Island Society 2017- 2018 Sunday Lecture Series   Sunday, Sept 17, 2017 at 3pm (Spiro 4)                                                 The Helen H. Loeffler Memorial Lecture Dr. Marta Ameri Assistant Professor of Art History, Colby College “Ships from Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha:” Ancient […]

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April 2017: Unveiling the Greek Sphinx

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April 30, 2017, at 3pm             The Dr.Esther Grushkin Memorial Lecture Dr. Thierry Petit Unveiling the Greek Sphinx The Greek Sphinx always has been a fascinating topic. From the Renaissance to the present day there has been much speculation about the figure. Its encounter with Oedipus as well as the famous riddle are the main […]

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March 2017: Trying to Do the Right Thing to Protect the World’s Cultural Heritage: One Committee Member’s Tale

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March 26, 2017 at 3pm    Archaeological Institute of America – Norton Lecturer Lothar von Falkenhausen Trying to Do the Right Thing to Protect the World’s Cultural Heritage: One Committee Member’s Tale This is a personal account of the author’s service as a member of President Obama’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee. It reflects upon the purpose […]

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2016-2017 Lecture Series

   The Archaeological Society of Staten Island &        The Archaeological Institute of America Staten Island Society     2016- 2017 Sunday Lecture Series   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 […]

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