11/13 Lecture on the Athenian Acropolis by Dr. Nancy Klein

Archaic pediment-Athenian AcropolisPlease join the Department of Classics and the Mississippi/Memphis Society of the Archaeological Instititute of America for a public lecture by Dr. Nancy Klein, of Texas A&M University. Dr. Klein’s lecture,  “Before the Parthenon: the Architecture of the Archaic Acropolis,” traces the “life-history” of the buildings on the Athenian Acropolis that predate the Periclean redesign in the 5th century.  The talk will be Wednesday, November 13th at 7:30 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

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Robinson collection reinstallation

The University of Mississippi Museum has undertaken a major reinstallation of the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection.  The Collection is one of the most extensive Greco-Roman collections in the south, including approximately 2,200 Greek and Roman artifacts ranging from sculpture and pottery to coins, inscription, architectural fragments and more.  The reinstallation project will introduce a contemporary redesign of the collection in four 1930s neoclassical museum gallery spaces and will allow more of the collection to be on display.

The older wing of the University of Mississippi Museum will house the new installation of the Robinson Colection.

The older wing of the University of Mississippi Museum will house the new installation of the Robinson Collection.

The project commenced in the Summer of 2013, but the Museum is still in need of resources and partners to complete the world-class reinstallation the collection deserves.  If you’d like to learn more about the reinstallation project or make a donation to the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection Conservation Fund, please contact Ms. Melanie Munns, Special Project Manager (mjmunns@olemiss.edu), Ms Marti Funke, Collections Manager (mfunke@olemiss.edu) or Ms. Angela Barlow, Development Officer (ambarlow@olemiss.edu).

 

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10/24: Lecture on the Pantheon by Dr. Mary T. Boatwright

Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Mary T. Boatwright, of the Duke University. Dr. Boatwright’s lecture,  “Reading the Pantheon,” investigatesThe Ancient Roman Pantheon the familiar yet enigmatic inscription of the Pantheon leads to exploration of what types of evidence we can use – and how far – when examining Roman monuments.  This illustrated talk reaffirms the fascination of Roman history even while clarifying many controversial aspects of one of its most iconic buildings. The talk will be Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

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10/09: Lecture on Etruscan religion by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa

 

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Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa, of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. Dr. Turfa’s lecture is entitled,  “An Etruscan Book of Omens Revealed: the Brontoscopic Calendar”. The talk will be Wednesday, October 9th at 5:15 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

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