RadioCIAMS is the podcast series of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS). The inaugural podcast featured osteoarchaeologist Joanna Sofaer, was recorded Feb 27, and posted Feb 28.
In these podcasts we seek to probe the critical debates in archaeology in conversation between leading practitioners and the next generation of researchers.
It’s time to think things over … Stay tuned for RadioCIAMS.
The Department of Classics presents… Neil Coffee, Associate Professor of Classics, University at Buffalo – State University of New York, Tesserae Project Workshop. Friday, March 7, 2014 1:30 – 3:00 PM 124 Goldwin Smith Hall. The Tesserae website (http://tesserae.caset.buffalo.edu/) offers a variety of ways to explore inheritance and influence in ancient Greek, Latin, and English literature at the level of individual lines of poetry and sentences. These include searches by shared words, shared dictionary headwords (lemmata), and sound features. Continue reading
Joanna Sofaer, University of Southampton (UK), “Cartographies of the Body: Practice and Challenge in Human Bioarchaeology,” Fri, Feb 28, 3:30 McGraw 215. Co-sponsored by CIAMS. More…
This announcement from Medieval Studies may be of interest to any interested in materiality:
Dr. Elly Truitt from Bryn Mawr College will be giving a talk on February 27 at 4:30 at the Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall. The lecture is called “Rare Devices: Technology, Geography, and Automata.” The following is a description: Automata first entered the Latin West as gifts from foreign rulers in the Carolingian period. Prevailing scientific theories in medieval Latin culture that rationalized the connection between geographic location and powerful natural objects allowed Latin Christian scholars and writers to explain these objects in ways that reflected contemporary ideas about natural laws, as well as anxieties about knowledge and technology from outside of Christian Europe. These theories also accounted for the different kinds of knowledge available outside Latin Christendom and for the persistent view of automata as inherently foreign and marvelous objects.
There will be a reception to follow. We look forward to seeing you!
February Events at ISAW
Events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please Note: Admission to the lecture hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:00pm: ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Lecture
Watching Them Watching Us: Learning to Look at the Earliest Monastic Portraits from Late Antique Egypt Thelma Thomas (ISAW & IFA) –reception to follow
This lecture is sponsored by The Achelis Foundation. Continue reading
[from Jane Whitehead, Valdosta State University):
EXCAVATIONS OF THE BATHS AT ROMAN CARSULAE (ITALY)
June 8 – July 19, 2014
We are now accepting applications from students and volunteers to participate in our ninth season of excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline is March 31, 2014.
and related program Continue reading
The Department of Classics presents…
Jens-Arne Dickmann, Senior Researcher in Classical Archaeology, University of Freiburg
“Household Archaeology in Pompeii: The Casa del Menandro”
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:30 PM
G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
Reception to follow in 119 Goldwin Smith Hall