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Lectures and Talks

The Kelsey sponsors and cosponsors lectures on topics related to archaeology. All of our lectures are free and open to the public. Please see below the schedule of upcoming lectures. For more information, please contact the Education Department.

FAST Lectures (Field Archaeology Series on Thursdays)

Every month students and staff in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) share their latest research and report on ongoing excavations. These monthly lectures will keep you current on what’s happening in this dynamic department at the University of Michigan.

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Series

Each year, between September and May, the Archaeological Institute of America sends three outstanding archaeologists to lecture to each of its societies. This free lecture program provides a unique opportunity for the public to meet practicing archaeologists and to learn of new discoveries.

Michigan Archaeological Society

The Huron Valley chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society (MAS) meets monthly at the Kelsey Museum September-May. Meetings are open to members and non-members of MAS. 

Exhibition Opening Lectures

Lectures are always provided in conjunction with the opening of a new exhibition. These are given by specialists and offer an in-depth exploration of the featured exhibit.