UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The University of Richmond’s Department of Classical Studies and Richmond’s chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America will host a five-part lecture series where scholars will address topics in the field of archaeology.

“This series provides an opportunity for our community to learn about the latest discoveries and current research in the field of archaeology,” said Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology at UR and president of the Archaeological Institute of America Richmond Society.

All lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m., Jepson Hall, Room 118, unless otherwise noted.

The series includes:   

Oct. 3: “Ruined Gardens of Babylon: Dark Ecology and Heritage Politics in the Middle East” with Ömür Harmanşah
Harmanşah is an associate professor of archaeology at University of Illinois at Chicago.
This event will be held in Jepson Hall, Room 103.

Nov. 14: “Cultural Intersection in Creation Narratives: A View from the Northern Maya Lowlands” with Gabrielle Vail
Vail is an adjunct assistant professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
This event will be held in Jepson Hall, Room 103.

Feb. 13, 2020: “Water and Sensory Experience: Reconstructing the Procession of the Eleusinian Mysteries” with Dylan Rogers
Rogers is a visiting professor of archaeology at University of Virginia.

March 19, 2020: “The Iconography of a Life in Arms: The Etruscan Soldier at War, at Home and at the Tomb” with Hilary Becker
Becker is an assistant professor of classical studies at Binghamton University. 

April 16, 2020:“Nubian Queen: How an Ancient African Kingdom Became a Symbol of Feminine Power and Vice Versa” with Jeremy Pope
Pope is an associate professor of history  at the College of William and Mary.

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