We hope you can join us for one or more of these upcoming events offered by the Kelsey Museum.

Thursday, September 30 @ 6:00 PM

Hybrid FAST Lecture
“The Archaeology of Western Anatolia, ca. 1200–133 BCE,” by Christopher Ratté

Our speaker for this hybrid in-person and live-streamed FAST event is IPCAA core faculty member Dr. Chris Ratté, whose lecture is entitled “The Archaeology of Western Anatolia, ca. 1200–133 BCE.” His research focuses on the role played by the built environment, from individual monuments to regional settlement patterns, in the articulation of social and cultural identity, especially in regions on the peripheries of the Greek and Roman worlds.

Physical Attendance Location: Classics Library (2175 Angell Hall)
Virtual Attendance Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 977 7669 0432, Passcode: 747615

Friday, October 1 @ Noon

Flash Talk
“Once Upon a Time, There Was a River: The Environmental History of the Tiber Valley before Rome, from the Neolithic to the Iron Age,” by Laura Motta

Due to a bad internet connection, this Flash Talk could not take place in July as originally scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can join us on October 1 for a do-over!

It is entrenched in much of the historical and archaeological literature that the success of Rome was due to its favorable location along the major river in peninsular Italy. Is this assumption true? Indeed, we know little about the natural settings of the Tiber before it was encroached upon and urbanized during the late Republic and Imperial periods, creating an “eternal” image of the landscape. Recent investigations have instead revealed important changes in the local vegetation and a very dynamic fluvial environment, possibly affected by tectonic episodes, between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago.

Kelsey Museum Flash Talks are 15-minute Zoom lectures by Kelsey curators, staff members, researchers, and graduate students talking about their recent research or current projects. Each presentation is followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Flash Talks are free and open to all visitors. They take place at noon on the first Friday of every month.

Zoom Meeting ID: 965 5105 2011
Passcode: Kelsey

Saturday, October 18 @ 2:00 PM

Virtual Saturday Sampler Tour
What Is Archaeology? (Family Event)

Celebrate International Archaeology Day with the Kelsey Museum as we explore the question, What is archaeology? Have you ever wondered how archaeologists reconstruct the past just by looking at the artifacts they find? Join us for this family-friendly virtual tour to learn about the archaeology of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome!

Zoom Meeting ID: 986 1576 3784 (no passcode required)