AIA - New Haven Society of the
Archaeological Institute of America
2012-2013 Lecture Series

The New Haven Society of the AIA is pleased to host the following 2012-2013 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: "2011-2012", "2010-2011",
"2009-2010", "2008-2009".

Christian Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity

John Pollini
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 4:30 P.M.

Yale University
Phelps Hall, Room 407

In popular culture, Christianity is often remembered for its preservation of the classical past. Rarely acknowledged, is the destructiveness that was a by-product of the Roman Empire's conversion to Christianity. This lecture will examine the often overlooked or unrecognized evidence of this Christian destruction. Read more...

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The End of Ancient Athens: The Archaeology and History of the Athenian Twilight

Michael H. Laughy, Jr.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:30 P.M.

Yale University
Phelps Hall, Room 407

Beginning in the 3rd century A.D., the fortunes of Athens, one of the most vibrant, intellectual, social and economic centers of the ancient Mediterranean, began a long period of ebb and flow. This lecture will examine recent discoveries which enrich our understanding of Late Antique and Byzantine Athens. Read more...

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