Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Mythological Faces of Java: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture | July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber | Note change in date

 Sandra Sardjono

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this lecture -
This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods. The quintessence of Javanese character types that runs through the centuries follows the conventional concepts of refined and unrefined, expressed in the local terms as halus and kasar. These...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AIA Lecture - Reports from the Field

Lecture | September 25 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Friday, October 26, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

AIA Lecture - Murder in the Agora: Violent Death and Illicit Burial in Ancient Athens

Lecture | October 28 |  TBD

 Maria Liston, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Violent crime and homicides are not a problem limited to the modern world alone, and the ancient city of Athens experienced similar events throughout antiquity. A recent study of all the human skeletons found in wells excavated by the American Excavations in the Athenian Agora has found that many of these individuals died violently. Some of the dead, including women and children, appear to be...   More >

Thursday, November 15, 2018

AIA Lecture

Lecture | November 15 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

AIA Lecture - Joukowsky Lecture - Remembering Boudica: Monuments of a Barbarian Queen

Lecture | January 29 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alison Futrell, Department of History, University of Arizona

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Empire! Taxes! Violation! Massacre! In the early years of his reign, the emperor Nero briefly considered withdrawing the legions from the new province of Britannia. Before he could do so, the stability of empire was shaken by revolt, as Boudica, a tribal queen pushed beyond her limits by the excesses of the Roman colonizers, exacted a horrifying retribution, with deaths in the tens of thousands....   More >