Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Christina Riggs, Professor of the History of Art and Archaeology, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
When Howard Carter found the sealed entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, he secured the services of archaeological photographer Harry Burton to document the site. Over the course of ten years, Burton produced more than 3,000 glass negatives of the tomb, its contents, and the many people—including Egyptian men, women, and children—who...
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Silver vessels have been prized possessions in many cultures, both ancient and modern. Some of the most elaborate vessels in the Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings exhibition are fashioned from silver. What makes this material attractive for artists, and what makes drinking from silver vessels pleasant to the palate? Which intangible qualities have promoted the material’s use? How...
Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Since its founding in 1958 by Harvard and Cornell Universities, the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis has excavated, conserved, and published on aspects of the ancient city of Sardis in western Turkey from prehistoric through...
Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street
Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series
Giovanni Ruffini (Fairfield University), Nubia and the Question of 'Medieval Africa
Reception to follow. This event is part of the 2018-2019 lecture series "Africa in the Medieval World", co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Studies, the Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Department of African and African American Studies.