The Diplomat, the Dealer and the Digger: Writing the History of the Antiquities Trade in 19th Century Greece
Yannis Galanakis (University of Cambridge)
In his lecture,Yannis Galanakis of the University of Cambridge, will discuss the development of the antiquities trade during a time in history that is fascinating both politically and archaeologically. Dr. Galanakis will share his research on the “behind the scenes” of the antiquities trade in the 1800s, looking in particular at the local providers of antiquities: the diplomats stationed in Athens, the local art dealers, and the tomb robbers and private diggers. The public is invited to join him as he explores how the commodification of the past became interwoven with power politics, giving rise to different collecting attitudes and debates on cultural property, as well as ownership and the value of things in our modern world.
Dr. Yannis Galanakis is a lecturer in Greek Prehistory in the Faculty of Classics, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. He has participated in excavations, surveys and study seasons in Crete, the Peloponnese and Central Greece. His current publications include The Aegean World. A Guide to the Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean Collections in the Ashmolean Museum.
This lecture is co-sponsored with the Narragansett Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. It is part of the Archaeological Institute of America’s National Lecture Program, and funding for it has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in New York, which strives to support the work of scholars in the fields of ancient art. For more information, visit http://aianarragansett.org.
Brown Bag Series in Archaeology:
Ancestor Cults and Household Identity at Tell el-Dab'a, Avaris
Miriam Müller (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
Miriam Müller, a postdoctoral fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute, will discuss her current research in an informal talk titled, "Ancestor Cults and Household Identity at Tell el-Dab'a, Avaris". Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch.
For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/events/brown-bag-series/.
Field Dirt: Insider Stories and Results from Brown's 2014 Archaeological Field Seasons
Susan E. Alcock, Laurel Bestock, Sheila Bonde, John F. Cherry, Felipe Rojas, and Peter van Dommelen
Professors Sue Alcock, Laurel Bestock, Sheila Bonde, John Cherry, Felipe Rojas, and Peter van Dommelen will share the latest news from their archaeological fieldwork this summer in Greece, Tunisia, Sudan, France, Montserrat, Turkey, and Italy.
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology's
Welcome Back (to the Trenches) Reception
Friday, September 12th, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm
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The Joukowsky Institute is closely affiliated with the Narragansett Society (The Rhode Island Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America).
For talks in the discipline of Classics, see the Boston Area Classics Calendar.