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2020-2021 Lecture Series (Virtual Webinars)

"Horns, Signposts, and an Upturned Fist: The Striking Landscapes and Material Legacies of Egypt's Royal Living Rock Stelae"

[Live Virtual Webinar]

Dr. Jen Thum (Harvard Art Museum)

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Previous Events...

"Beyond the Battle Lines: World War 1, the British Salonika Force, and the Archaeology of Macedonia in Historical Times"

[Live Virtual Webinar]

Dr. Catherine Morgan (Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford)

"Feeding the Mines, Feeding the City: Urbanizing Beekeeping and Pork Butchery in Hispania Tarraconensis"

[Live Virtual Webinar]

Dr. David Wallace-Hare (Friends of Classics and Barbara Schuch Postdoctoral Fellow of Classics and Digital Humanities, SDSU) AND Katie Tardio (PhD Candidate in Classical Archaeology, UNC-Chapel Hill)


Sicilian Antiquities in War Times: Protecting Cultural Heritage in Danger (1940-45), Dr. Antonio "Nino" CrisĂ  (Ghent University)


"Secret Handshakes, or How to See the Unseeable: Apulian Vases and the Afterlife"

Dr. David Saunders (Associated Curator, Department of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum)

Stepping into the shoes of Orpheus, David Saunders, Associate Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores the Underworld as imagined by South Italian vase-painters of the fourth century B.C. In journeying down into Hades,* he will consider for whom these scenes were painted, and what messages of hope they might promise.

*return trip included.

You can also check out the blog posts written by Dr. Saunders on The IRIS: Behind the Scenes at the Getty.


Society News

Best Society Website of 2019!

  • At the 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., the San Diego Society was awarded the award for Best Society Website.

  • This is the second time in our society's history that we have won this award and the first time for our latest iteration of the website.

Sponsored Student Memberships!

  • At our February 2020 meeting, 3 sponsored student memberships were raffled! These students receive a year long membership to the Archaeological Institute of America, including Archaeology magazine and many other perks of membership.

  • At our next in-person meeting, 3 more lucky students will win a sponsored membership to the AIA, courtesy of the donors now listed in the Society Hall of Fame!

  • In order to enter the raffle, students should fill out a raffle slip at the meeting. Previous entries are included in the next drawing! The winner of the drawing must be present to claim their prize!

Other Events of Interest

Due to the pandemic, most archaeological and Classics societies are still working on scheduling for 2020-2021. We will try to keep an updated list of here as they become available. If you come across something that you think other members would be interested in, please email us and we can add it here!

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