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Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm, River Campus

Lecture Poster

"The Face behind the Mask of the Roman Gladiator"

Public lecture sponsored by the Department of Religion and Classics
by Jeffrey A. Stevens, Ph.D. candidate in History, UCLA
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Dewey Hall 2110-E

 

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Noon, River Campus

3D Digital Archaeology Poster

"3D Digital Archaeology: Reconstruction, Analysis, and Conservation of Cultural Heritage"

Noon - 6:30 pm
Eisenberg Rotunda of Schlegel Hall, University of Rochester

The Symposium is free and open to the public - lunch is included. To register please contact Renato Perucchio at rlp@me.rochester.edu.

Go to the Symposium Website

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm, River Campus *Cancelled*

Coben Symposium Poster

"THE MOCHE NARRATIVES: Visual Media, Myth and History in Pre-Hispanic Northern Coast of Peru"

321 Morey Hall
Tuesday, February 19, 5 PM.

A talk by Dr. Lawrence Coben, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology
Executive Director, Sustainable Preservation Initiative

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm, River Campus

Saldana Symposium Poster

"Archaeology in the Jequetepeque Valley: San José de Moro"

321 Morey Hall
Thursday, February 7, 5 PM.

Julio Saldaña Campos
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Research Assistant, San José de Moro Archaeological Program

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm, River Campus

Peru Symposium Poster

"THE MOCHE NARRATIVES: Visual Media, Myth and History in Pre-Hispanic Northern Coast of Peru"

321 Morey Hall
Thursday, November 29th, 5 PM.

JULIO RUCABADO YONG
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Visiting Assistant Professor

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Memorial Art Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America Rochester Society and the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

"The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative"
Lecturer: Richard Talbert, Kenan Professor of History at North Carolina University at Chapel Hill. Dr. Talbert is AIA Joukowsky Lecturer for 2011-2012.

Romans – more than any other ancient people – came to realize that maps are not mere factual records, but also value-laden documents. Then, as now, maps could even be designed to promote and reinforce values, from peace and civilization to unashamed pride in conquest and entitlement to world-rule. Scholars recently have developed more sensitive and satisfying approaches to interpreting the cartographic products of pre-modern societies: Richard Talbert’s lecture deepens insight into the particular case of the Romans. He reconsiders the thinking behind the immense Marble Plan of the city of Rome. Above all, he exposes powerful meaning and purpose in the so-called ‘Peutinger Map’, an elongated, astonishingly rich, Roman world-map. He constructs a compelling fresh context for this underrated masterpiece. In addition, he identifies its creation as a pivotal moment in Western cartography, an inspirational awakening with a long-term cultural impact that would influence Christian mapmaking through to the Renaissance. Dr. Talbert is the authority on this subject. His book was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

The lecture is free and open to the public with reduced Gallery admission (Thursday evenings, 5-9pm). Members of the Gallery, the AIA, and UR students with ID Enter FREE. Other students $5. Tapas by Max at the Gallery 5-8pm on Thursday in the Pavilion. Wheelchair and hearing loop accessible. Information: 585-381-9034 and for other lectures visit: www.Archaeological.org.

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 7:30pm at the M&T Bank Ballroom of the Memorial Art Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America Rochester Society and the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

"Paupers and peasants and princes and kings: society in Late Bronze Age Mycenaean Greece"
Lecturer: Dimitri Nakassis, University of Toronto Department of Classics

Studies of Mycenaean society in Late Bronze Age Greece often describe it as very hierarchical and focus on the highest and lowest status individuals: the king and the officials of the palace on the one hand, and lowly laborers on the other. Between those extremes, however, were local leaders, administrators, and skilled craftsmen whose activities we can document through texts and the archaeological record. This paper proposes a new model of Mycenaean culture that incorporates evidence about kings, slaves, and the middling ranks of society.

The lecture is free and open to the public with reduced Gallery admission (Thursday evenings, 5-9pm). Members of the Gallery, the AIA, and UR students with ID Enter FREE. Other students $5. Tapas by Max at the Gallery 5-8pm on Thursday in the Pavilion. Wheelchair and hearing loop accessible. Information: 585-381-9034 and for other lectures visit: www.Archaeological.org.

Rochester Students Awarded Competitive Study Abroad Scholarship

Congratulations to Ryan Gelfand ('13 ATHS major) for receiving the Gilman International Scholarship to study in Arezzo, Italy for fall 2011!

35 Rochester Undergrads to Present Research at National Conference

Christine Pittman ('11 ATHS major) presented her ATHS thesis work last weekend at the National Council of Undergraduate Research conference. Congratulations Christine!

ATHS Courses for Fall 2011

Foundation courses:
ME 104Q-Engineering of Bridges, (TR 940-1055)
ME 106-Engineering in Antiquity, (MW 1650-1805)

Core courses:
AH 245-Architecture in the High Middle Ages, (TR 940-1055)
AH 114-Creating Architecture, (M 1650-1930)
PHL 201-History of Ancient Philosophy, (TR 1525-1640)
CLA 115-Roman World, MW (1525-1640)
IT 223-(UR AREZZO Abroad Program) Monuments of Ancient Italy

Elective courses:
IT 244-(UR AREZZO Abroad Program) Art, Architecture & Literature in Age of Dante and Beyond
AH 137-Intro to Modern Architecture, (TR 1230-1345)
AH 284-Modern Architecture & Urbanism, (W 1400-1640)
SA 131-Intro to 3-D, (TR 940-1220)
LAT 102-Elementary Latin II, (MWF 1200-1250)
CGR 101-New Testament & Classical Greek I, (MW 1400-1515)
CGR 103-Intermediate Greek, TR 1105-1220
EES 204-Mineralogy, (TR 940-1055)
ME 110-Intro CAD, (T 1525-1640)
ME 120-Engineering Mechanics: Statics, (TR 1650-1805)
ME 121-Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, (MWF 1100-1150)
ME 225-Fluid Dynamics, (MWF 900-950)
ME 204-Mechanical Design, (MW 1650-1805)
ME 254-Finite Elements, (MW 1815-1930)

Italian Studies in Tuscany

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Arezzo, Italy

Thursday, February 10, 2011
5:00 p.m. in 401 Lattimore Hall

All students are invited to attend! The Arezzo Program has no prerequisites. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible.

 

 

Archaeology in Italy Summer Program

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Get U of R credit for spending a month in scenic central Italy while learning about ancient Italy and archaeological field techniques. No previous archaeological experience or knowledge of Italian is necessary.

MEETING FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS

Monday 7 February 5:00 PM
402 Morey

 

 

2010 AHA Rawley Prize

Michael Jarvis

University of Rochester historian Michael Jarvis has won the 2010 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History for his book, In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. The honor is given to a single recipient each year by the American Historical Association, the country's premier scholarly organization for historians.

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2010 Goergen Award

Professor Renato Perucchio, Director of the ATHS Program, is awarded the 2010 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the College of Arts, Science, and Engineering.

ATHS Courses for Spring 2011

FOUNDATION COURSES
AH 107: Ancient Architecture, TR @ 940-1055
CLA 221: Classical Archaeology: Roman Art & Archeaology, MW @ 1525-1640

CORE COURSES
ME 206: Building Engineering & Technology in Antiquity, MW @ 1650-1805
AH 242: Barbarian Europe, TR @ 1400-1515

ELECTIVE COURSES
ME 110: Intro to CAD & Drawing, T @ 1525-1640
ME 120: Engineering Mechanics I, MWF @ 1000-1050
ME 222: Intro to Robust Design & Quality Engineering, TR @ 1525-1640
ME 226: Intro to Solid Mechanics, TR @ 1105-1220
AH 242: Barbarian Europe, TR @ 1400-1515
SA 131: Intro 3-D, TR @ 1650-1930
SA 233: Issues in Advanced 3D, TR @ 940-1220
EES 211: Geo Hazards & Mitigation, TR @ 940-1055
CLA 135: Classical Mythology, TR @ 1400-1515
LAT 101: Elementary Latin I, MWF @ 1200-1250
LAT 103: Intermediate Latin, MWF @ 1100-1150
CGR 102: New Testament, Classical Greek II, MW @ 1400-1515

New Multidisciplinary Research Project

The research project "AUGMENTED REALITY FOR STRUCTURAL CONSERVATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS" lead by Prof. Renato Perucchio (Mechanical Engineering) and with the collaboration of Profs. Jannick Rolland (Optics) and Elizabeth Colantoni (Religion and Classics) has been awarded the 2010 Provost's Multidisciplinary Award. This collaborative research aims to develop an interactive structurally integrated method for 3D archaeological documentation, architectural reconstruction, and engineering structural analysis of ancient monuments based on state-of-the-art augmented reality display techniques and hardware. Interdisciplinary research combining expertise in archaeology, art history, geology, material science, structural engineering, and 3D visualization is increasingly needed to insure the preservation of major archaeological monuments such as the Parthenon in Athens, the Pantheon in Rome, the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings in Colorado, and the Machu Picchu site in Perù. The complexity of these monuments increases the difficulties that normally exist when data are exchanged and correlated between disciplines. Taking advantage of the collaborations developed in the College through the new program in Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures, this research builds on existing initiatives and expertise in classical archaeology (Religion and Classics), structural and computational mechanics and geometric solid modeling (Mechanical Engineering), and the newly established state-of-the-art 3D visualization/augmented reality laboratory (Institute of Optics).

Experience Italy and the Tuscany Region

Tower of Pisa

Study Abroad in Arezzo, Italy
This semester-long study abroad program carries 18 credits. Of the 18 credits one can earn, 8 are applicable to the program in Archaeology, Technology and Historical Structures.