2017–2018 Lecture Series

September 18th: Lecture by Andrew Moore
Archaeology, Climate Change and Human Society, or How the Past Can Help Us Understand the Present

October 3rd: Lecture by Mark Lehner
New Discoveries from the Giza Plateau: The Lost Port City of the Pyramids

October 23rd: Lecture by Jason Ur
Spying on Antiquity: Declassified US Intelligence Satellite Imagery and Near Eastern Archaeology

November 15th: Lecture by Richard Hodges
Travels with an Archaeologist: Finding a Sense of Place

January 26th: Lecture by Francesco de Angelis
Behind the Scenes of the Imperial Court: Columbia’s Excavations at Hadrian’s Villa

February 8th: Lecture by Nathan Arrington
Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace

March 6th: Lecture by John Kantner
A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers: Chaco and Nasca

May 7th: Lecture by Laurie Rush
Ancient Pathways Across New York; The Indigenous People of the Eastern Great Lakes

2016–2017 Lecture Series

September 27th: Lecture by Peter Whiteley
Archaeology as Ethnology (and Vice Versa): Puebloan Variations

October 6th: Lecture by Ioannis Mylonopolos
Columbia University’s Excavation Project at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Onchestos, Boeotia

November 14th: Lecture by Laurie Rush
Saving the Past to Protect the Future; Heritage and Conflict

February 7th: Lecture by Peter B. de Menocal
How human history has been shaped by climate – the link between African climate change and human culture

March 20th: Lecture by Richard Buckley
Richard III, The King Under the Car Park: the story of the search for the burial place of England’s last Plantagenet king

April 26th: Lecture by Sarah Clayton
The End of Teotihuacan: Perspectives on Urban Life, Collapse, and Regeneration from beyond the Ancient Metropolis

May 4th: Lecture by Jennifer Udell
Hidden in Plain Sight: Three Attic Vases from the Century Association in New York

2015–2016 Lecture Series

September 28th: Lecture by Arnulf Hausleiter
Arabia at the crossroads of cultures: The oasis of Tayma

October 19th: Lecture by Erik Nielsen
Poggio Civitate

November 19th: Lecture by Michael Chazen
Wonderwerk Cave: Archaeology at the Edge of the Kalahari

February 4th: Lecture by Sebastian Heath
Narrative Approaches to Counting Roman Amphitheaters

March 21st: Lecture by Patricia McAnany
Maya Cultural Heritage: How Archaeologists and Indigenous Peoples Create and Conserve the Past

April 21st: Lecture by Michael Parker Pearson
Stonehenge: new research

May 5th: Lecture by Richard W. Hunter
The Pre-Park History and Archaeology of Central Park – Some Recent Discoveries

2014–2015 Lecture Series

September 29th: Lecture by Michael Seymour
The earliest excavations at Babylon

October 20th: Lecture by Mark Lehner
On the Waterfront at Giza: Workers’ Town and Pyramid Port – Latest Discoveries

November 12th: Lecture by Shara Bailey
Making sense of Neandertals: what we have learned from bones, teeth and genes

February 4th: Lecture by Kathryn Sampeck
How Chocolate Came to Be

March 3rd: Lecture by Ian Burrow
The Dutch across the River: The fortified village of Bergen, Jersey City

April 28th: Lecture by Drew Wilburn
Sorcery in the Soil: Finding Magic at Graeco-Roman Karanis in Egypt

May 14th: Lecture by Adam Watson
Sacred Birds of Pueblo Bonito and the Mesoamerican Connection: Evidence for Ritual Uses of Birds and Long Distance Exchange at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (AD 800–1200)

2013–2014 Lecture Series

September 24th: Lecture by Alex Bauer
Landscapes and Seascapes of the ancient Black Sea: the first and next 15 years of the Sinop Regional Archaeological Project

October 8th: Lecture by Lorenzo D’Alfonso
The Forgotten Kingdom of Tuwana in Central Anatolia

November 14th: Lecture by Jennifer Campbell
Mughal Caravanserais: Anchoring Landscapes of Identity, Exchange, and Power in Northern South Asia

January 27th: Lecture by Alyssa Loorya
Re-discovering South Street Seaport – New York City’s Relationship with Water

February 3rd: Lecture by Patrick Hunt
Seven Aztec and Inca Plants that Changed the World: Maize, Tomato, Chocolate, Potato, Coca, Quinoa, Cinchona

March 6th: Lecture by Hrvoje Potrebica
Women in the Iron Age – weavers of destiny (central Europe)

April 3rd: Lecture by Zoe Crossland
Preserving Memory from Oblivion: The Archaeology of Death and Burial in Post-medieval Britain

May 22nd: Lecture by Pamela Crabtree
State Formation in Anglo-Saxon England

2012–2013 Lecture Series

September 13th: Lecture by Brian Rose
Recent Fieldwork at Gordion, Royal City of Midas

October 2nd: Lecture by Rachel Kousser
The Use and Abuse of Images in Classical Culture

October 20th: National Archaeology Day – Grad/Post-Grad Student Public Symposium
The Next Generation Speaks Up

November 29th: Lecture by Kim Shelton
Nemea and the Pan-Hellenic Sanctuary of Zeus

January 30th: Lecture by Yelena Rakic
Matching a Cylinder Seal with its Ancient Impression

February 21st: Lecture by Bettina Arnold
Lake Dwelling Fever: 150 Years of Exploring Neolithic and Bronze Age Switzerland

March 6th: Lecture by Vincent Pigott
Recent Developments in Eurasian Bronze Metallurgy with Special Reference to Prehistoric Thailand

April 25th: Lecture by James Brady
Quen Santo, Huehuetenango, Guatemala: Using 19th Century Scholarship on a 21st Century Archaeology Project

April 30th: Lecture by Norman Yoffee
Early cities and the evolution of history

May 2nd: Lecture by Severin Fowles
An Archaeology of Comanche Imperialism in Colonial New Mexico

2011–2012 Lecture Series

September 26th: Lecture by Randall White
Abri Castanet (Dordogne) France: archaeological evidence for the origins of art in Europe

October 10th: Lecture by Anthony Aveni
Maya Apocalypse Soon?

October 16th: Lecture by Nan Rothschild and Diana Wall
Seneca Village, Central Park’s Lost African-American Community

November 15th: Lecture by Monica Smith
Beautiful Bangladesh

January 26th: Lecture by Richard Talbert
The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative

February 21st: Lecture by David Hurst Thomas
Popular Imagery and Reactions to Spanish Missionization from San Augustine to San Francisco

March 21st: Lecture by Kim Bowes
The House of Discord: Public and Private Churches in the Age of Constantine

April 11th: Lecture by Christina Conlee
Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context

May 8th: Lecture by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
New York City’s Triumphal Arches

2010–2011 Lecture Series

September 30th: Lecture by Roger Bagnall
Amheida: Excavating a City in the Dakhla Oasis of Egypt

October 21st: Lecture by Andrew M. Smith II
Bir Madhkur, Petra, and the Incense Trade through Arabia

November 3rd: Lecture by Antonia Lant
Conversations on Cleopatra (1963 Film)

January 24th: Lecture by Lori Khatchadourian
Social Logics Under Empire: Southern Caucasia and the Topography of Persian Power, ca. 600–300 BC

February 2nd: Lecture by James Delgado
Kamikaze: Discovering Kublai Khan’s Lost Fleet

March 10th: Lecture by Christine Hastorf
The Archaeology of Beer

April 11th: Lecture by Joe Schulderein
Beneath these mean Streets: Reconstructions of Buried Landscapes in the Vicinity of the Five Points Area in Lower Manhattan

May 7th: Lecture by Ellen Morris
Priestesses, Paddle dolls, and Performance in Ancient Egypt

2009–2010 Lecture Series

January 28th: Lecture by Payson Sheets
The Unintended Consequences of a Religious Conversion in Ancient Costa Rica

February 17th: Lecture by Edward Bleiberg
Living Forever in Ancient Egypt

March 25th: Lecture by John Hale
The Delphic Oracle: Modern Science Examines an Ancient Mystery

April 17th: Lecture by Diana Wall
Africans in New Amsterdam

May 5th: Lecture by Susan Alcock
What to do with a Wonder of he world: The puzzle of Petra (Jordan)

2008–2009 Lecture Series

September 25: Lecture by Richard Hodges
The Unesco World Heritage Site of Butrint

October 16th: Lecture by John Pollini
Classical Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Archaeology

November 13th: Lecture by Brendan Foley
Shipwrecks in the Deep Mediterranean

December (date TBA): Lecture by Jenna Coplin
Constructing Pasts: Community Voices and Early New York at Joseph Lloyd Manor

January 29th: Lecture by Feng Li
When the Bronze-Age State Acts: Archaeological Discovery of Documentary Administrative Inscriptions in the Wei River Valley

February 5th: Lecture by Mike Parker Pearson
The Stonehenge Riverside Project

March 11th: Lecture by Rosemary Joyce
The Archaeology of Chocolate

April 16th: Lecture by Lanny Bell
The Reunion of Body and Soul: Sexuality and Resurrection in the Netherworld

May 16th: Lecture by Kathryn Bard
Harbor of the Pharaohs to the Land of Punt: Excavations at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Egypt 2001–2009