AIA - New Haven Society of the
Archaeological Institute of America
2010-2011 Lecture Series

The New Haven Society of the AIA is pleased to host the following 2010-2011 lectures. All lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Lectures are designed for a mixed audience of professionals, students and laypersons. All that is required to attend any of these lectures is an interest in archaeology and a desire to learn. Each lecture will be followed by a reception which is also open to the public.

All lectures will be held at Yale University's Phelps Hall, Room 407. Lectures begin at 4:30 P.M. (unless otherwise noted) and are expected to last for around one hour. For directions to Yale University and Phelps Hall, click here.


To view past lecture series, select from the following links: "2009-2010", "2008-2009".

Lynne Lancaster
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 4:30 P.M.
Martha Sharp Joukowsky Lecture

Yale University
Phelps Hall, Room 407

Trajan's Column although best known for its sculpted spiral frieze, was also a great technological achievement since its blocks weight as much as 77 tons. Using archaeological and literary evidence, this lecture will explore how the imperial Romans built this remarkable monument. Read more . . .

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History of Portraiture in the West-Portraits: Human Introspection

Pamela Gaber
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:30 PM
Kershaw Lecture

Yale University
Phelps Hall, Room 407

Most people never stop to wonder why we have people's faces on our coins and bills. Hear about the role and development of portraiture, from ancient coinage through modern photography and videography. Read more . . .

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Jacques Perreault
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 4:30 P.M.
Solow Lecture

Yale University
Phelps Hall, Room 407

The Greek colony of Argilos, founded in 655/654 B.C., was a flourishing city until destroyed in 357 B.C. The relatively short lifespan of the colony has helped preserve its early architecture, which offers a unique possibility to study the development of colonial urbanization. This lecture will present the discoveries made on the site. Read more . . .

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