Past Lectures


Astrid Van Oyen (Cornell University)
Rural Innovation in the Roman Empire: The Marzuolo Archaeological Project (MAP)

Friday, February 23, 2018 5:00pm in the Goetz Library

Brown Bag Lecture
Sarah Hoffman (University at Buffalo)
The Ghosts of Christmas Past: Folklore, Archaeology, and Place Abandonment at Haffjarðarey, Western Iceland
Jonathan White (University at Buffalo)
Trolls of the Sea: The End of the Cypriot Bronze Age and Problems with the Sea Peoples Explanation
Wednesday March 14, 2018 12:30-1:30pm in MFAC 354

Kevin Dicus (University of Oregon, Eugene)
Pompeii and the Life History of a City
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Goetz Library (MFAC 320)

Alessandro Sebastiani (University at Buffalo)
Between the Coast and the Hinterland. Archaeological Research along the River Ombrone (Tuscany – IT)
Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:30-1:30pm in MFAC 354

Roderick B. Salisbury (OREA Institute of OAW)
Bringing facts to fiction: archaeological science, motherhood, and early child rearing
Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:30-1:30pm in MFAC 354

Michelle Hobart (The Copper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City)
Sardinia and the Mediterranean: New Narratives
Friday, April 27th, 2018 5:00pm in MFAC 320 (The Goetz Library)

Brown Bag Lecture
Christopher Troskosky (University at Buffalo)
Quaternary Geomorphology and Viewshed Analysis of Garniai I and Other nearby Late Bronze Age Hillforts (Utena County, Lithuania)
Alice Chapman (University at Buffalo)
The Olynthos Project: A multidisciplinary approach to the Classical Greek House
Wednesday May 2, 2018 12:30-1:30 in MFAC 354


FALL 2018

Dr. Megan Daniels (IEMA Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2018)
Resurrecting the Dying God in Archaic Greece: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of a Funerary Scene from the Sanctuary of Orthia at Sparta
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354

AIA Lecture co-sponsored by IEMA and The Houghton Chapter, NYSAA
Professor Tyler Jo Smith (MacIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia – Charlottesville)
Roman Religions, Pisidian Practice: Votive ‘Rock-Art’ in Southwest Anatolia
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:00 p.m. in the Goetz Library

IEMA Workshop
Dr. Laura Harrison (University of South Florida)
Short-range 3D Laser Scanning in Archaeology and Museums
Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Park 450



AIA Lecture co-sponsored by IEMA and The Houghton Chapter, NYSAA
Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen
Trying to Do the Right Thing to Protect the World’s Cultural Heritage: One Committee Member’s Tale
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:00pm in the Goetz Library

Dr. Sophie Moore (Brown University)
Early Christianity on the Konya Plain? Evidence from Çatalhöyük
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:00-1:00 MFAC 354

Dr. Klaus Oeggl (Institute of Botany at the University of Innsbruck)
The Neolithic Glacier Mummy ‘Otzi’: His Life Circumstances and Environment
Monday, April 10, 2017 4:00-5:00 MFAC 354

Dr. Jana Anvari (Flinders University)
New stories on old buildings: recent work on the architecture of the Chalcolithic Çatalhöyük West Mound, Turkey
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00-1:00 MFAC 354

Brown Bag Lecture
Nathaniel Durant
Scythia Minor, lost and found: Predictive modeling in a late Roman province
Heather Rosch
Filling the gap: Attempting to Understand more about Neolithic Western Anatolia through Architecture
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:00-1:00 MFAC 354

Brown Bag Lecture
Valerie Long
4,000 Years Under the Volcano: Archaeological Excavation at Stromboli, Italy
Ashlee Hart
Establishing ‘Ceramic Identity’: preliminary Results and Future Research at Emporion Pistiros, Bulgaria
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 12:00-1:00 MFAC 354


FALL 2016

Dr. Emily Holt (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, former IEMA Postdoctoral Fellow)
A Zooarchaeological Approach to Central Mediterranean Connectivity 1700-300 BCE
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:30-1:30 MFAC 352

AIA Lecture co-sponsored by IEMA and The Houghton Chapter, NYSAA
Professor Gregory Aldrete (University of Wisconsin – Green Bay)
The Eternal City Goes Under: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:00pm Goetz Library, MFAC 320

Dr. Arnau Garcia (IEMA Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017)
Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism in Upland Regions
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 12:00-1:00 MFAC 354

Dr. Monica Ramsey (University of Toronto)
Risk, Reliability and Resilience: Phytolith Evidence for Alternative ‘Neolithization’ Pathways at Kharaneh IV in the Azraq Basin, Jordan. 
WednesdayNovember 2, 2016 12:00-1:00


Brown Bag Lecture
Christiana Cacciato (University at Buffalo) and Kenneth Starr (University at Buffalo)
Tróia Ruìnas: Coastal Fish Workshops in the Roman Era
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:00-1:00


Dr. Agnė Čivilytė (Lithuanian Institute for History)
Metal in non-metalliferous regions: Understanding the Bronze Age Metallurgy in the Eastern Baltic
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Dr. Paul Duffy (University of Toronto)
Fragments from the Fire: What sherds, cremains and spatial models tell us about social inequality in Bronze Age Hungary
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Dr. Dusan Boric (Cardiff University/University of Pittsburgh)
Deathways at Lepenski Vir: Mortuary Programs and Social Bioarchaeology among Holocene Foragers and Farmers in the Balkans
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

AIA Lecture at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Jennifer Tobin
A Hero’s Choice: The Historical Context for the Cocks and Hens Relief from Xanthos
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 6:30pm

Graduate Speaker Series, Goetz Library
Tom Carpenter (Distinguished Professor of Classics, Ohio University)
Friday, March 4th, 2016 4pm

Graduate Speaker Series, Goetz Library
Elizabeth Colantoni (University of Rochester)
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 4:00 pm

IEMA Brown Bag Lecture
Caitlin Curtis (University at Buffalo)
Striving for community sustainability: a people-based approach to archaeological heritage management in Turkey
Alexander Mazurek (University at Buffalo)
The Etruscan Elite Hero to a Gentilicial Tradition: A Study of Etruscan Warfare Objects within Funerary Contexts
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dr. Ralf Vandam (Koc University)
Back to the Beginning. Reconstructing the Late Chalcolithic – Early Bronze Age (3500-2400 BC) socio-economic landscape in SW Turkey in relation to early complexity
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

IEMA Conference and Opening of the IEMA Paley Library
Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday April 3rd, 2016

Stefan Lehmann (Director Archaeology Museum of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
The current discussion on ancient bronze portraits without provenance and the forgery workshop of the ‘Spanish Master’
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 2-3pm

Danielle Riebe (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

IEMA Workshop
Aaron N. Shugar, Ph.D. (Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor of Conservation Science, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State, SUNY)
Danielle Riebe (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Compositional Analysis in Archaeology: An Introduction to Portable X-ray Fluorescence (p-XRF)
May 1st, 2016 9am-5pm MFAC 354

FALL 2015

Dr. Attila Gyucha (IEMA Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2016)
Population Nucleation and Urbanization in Prehistory: Settlement Strategies in Southeastern Europe
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354

Laura Harrison, MA (UB) and Aycan Gürbüz, MA (Dumlupinar University, Kütahya)
Visualizing the Past: Using 3D modeling to interpret the ancient built environment of Seyitömer Höyük, Turkey
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354

IEMA Workshop
Aycan Gürbüz, MA (Dumlupinar University, Kütahya)
Digital Archaeology and 3D Modelling
Thursday, September 17th, 2015 4-7pm Crosby 40

Jed O. Kaplan (Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne,
From forest to farmland and meadow to metropolis, or, when did the Anthropocene begin
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354

AIA Lecture (co-sponsored by IEMA)

Dr. Michael Danti (American Schools of Oriental Research)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6.30 pm Buffalo Museum of Science

IEMA Brown Bag Lecture
Cassidy Phelps (University at Buffalo)
Putting Walls Up: A Study of Etruscan Domestic Architecture within Fortified Settlements
Patrick Willett (University at Buffalo)
The Aftermath of the 8.2 Event: Cultural and Environmental Effects in the Anatolian Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354

IEMA Brown Bag Lecture
Katie Grow Allen (University at Buffalo)
Life and Death at the Edge of an Empire: the bioarchaeology of an Ottoman garrison cemetery
Elise Poppen (University at Buffalo)
The Past Among the Present: Roman Architecture at Athens, Delphi, and Olympia
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354

Dr. Elizabeth S. Green (Brock University)
Shifting Centers of Maritime Activity in the Eastern Mediterranean: A View from Burgaz or ‘Old Knidos’, Turkey
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354

AIA Lecture (co-sponsored by IEMA)

Dr. Filomena Limão (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6.30 pm Buffalo Museum of Science

IEMA Brown Bag Lecture
Alice Chapman (University at Buffalo)
Constructing Realism: Hellenistic Sculpture and Ekphrasis in Herodas IV
Erika Ruhl (University at Buffalo)
Hearts on their Sleeves:  Textiles and Children’s Burials in Pre-Modern Finland
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:30-1:30 MFAC 354


Brecht Lambrechts (University of Leuvan)
New Light on Interaction in the Neolithic Island Aegean: Some preliminary results from an integrated characterization of the Neolithic from Chios
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Nathaniel Durant (University at Buffalo)
A Tale of Two Frontiers? The Saxon Shore Forts and Hadrian’s Wall in the 3rd to 5th centuries
Ashley Cercone (University at Buffalo)
50 Sherds of Fired Clay: Ceramic Restoration at Seyitömer Höyük
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

AIA Lecture, Co-sponsored by IEMA:

Dr. Christopher Parslow (Department of Classics at Wesleyan University)
Love and Life in the Praedia (Properties) of Julia Felix in Pompeii
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6.30pm Auditorium of the Buffalo Museum of Science

IEMA Archaeological Ceramics Workshop
Taught by Dr. Ralf Vandam (IEMA Visiting Professor) and Brecht Lambrechts (University of Leuven)
Saturday, March 28th, 2015 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM (with scheduled breaks)

Erika Ruhl (University at Buffalo)
Clothing the Dead: Textile analysis in pre-modern Finnish burials
Alexander Mazurek (University at Buffalo)
Who is that Girl I See Staring Straight Back at Me:  An Examination of Etruscan Genucilia Ware
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Manuel Fernández (University of Edinburgh)
The Sacrality of Space: Religion, Politics and Collective Identities in Celtic Europe
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

 Fall 2014

Dr. Jennifer Ramsay (SUNY Brockport)
Arid Agriculture: Evidence from Archaeobotanical Remains at Nabataean through Islamic Period Sites
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Linda Anderson, M.A. (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Discovering Archaeological Armenia: Visualizing Its Images
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Dr. Ralf Vandam, IEMA Visiting Scholar 2014-15 (University Leuven, Belgium)
Everybody Needs Good Neighbors: Exploring Late Prehistoric Settlement Strategies and Social-Economic Behavior in the Burdur Plain, SW Turkey
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Dr. Seth Button (Logan Simpson Design, Inc.)
When Farming Faltered: Two Regional Case Studies
Monday, November 10, 2014 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Sarah Hoffman (University at Buffalo)
Health in the Sagas of the Icelanders
Max Huemer (University at Buffalo)
The Gsur of Tripolitania: An Analysis of a Roman Defense System in North Africa
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

AIA Lecture, Co-sponsored by IEMA:

Mark Lawall (University of Manitoba)
Big Amphora, Little Loom Weights: Archaeological Approaches to Economic Change
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:30 PM, Buffalo Museum of Science

Jacquelyn Kyle (University at Buffalo)
Nathaniel Durant (University at Buffalo)
Wednesday, November 19
, 2014 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

IEMA Lecture Series: Spring 2014

Professor Nejat Bilgen (Dumlupinar University, Turkey)
The Seyitömer Project in Turkey
January 29, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Dr. Philipp Stockhammer (Heidelberg University)
The Dynamics of Transculturality in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean: a Case Study from the Southern Levant
March 12, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Dr. Nathan Schlanger (INRAP/ UMR Trajectoires / Ecole du Louvre)
‘Material culture’ in the American and French research traditions
April 30, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Dr. Aleks Pluskowski (University of Reading)
Landscapes of Holy War and Colonisation: The Ecological Impact of the Crusades in the Medieval Eastern Baltic
May 7, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

IEMA Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Dr. Orlando Cerasulo (IEMA Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-14)
RIGHT IN THE CENTER – Research in Etruscan and Mediterranean Archaeology from Late Bronze Age to Early Archaic Period
September 18, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Laura Harrison, MA (University at Buffalo)
Constructing a Complex Society: An analysis of social and spatial organization at Seyitömer Höyük, Turkey
Erin Warford (University at Buffalo)
The Multipolar Polis: Pilgrimage in the Attic Countryside
October 16, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Daniel Griswold, MA (University at Buffalo)
Tel Ifshar and Egypt during the Bronze Age
October 30, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

AIA Lecture (co-sponsored by IEMA)
Dr. Shannan Stewart (Depauw University)
The Dining Gaul (and his Phrygian Dishes)
October 30, 6:00 p.m., Buffalo Museum of Science

Dr. Aaron N. Shugar (Buffalo State College)
Handheld XRF in Archaeology: Issues and solutions
November 6, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Dr. Dusan Boric (Cardiff University)
Archaeological cultures, again? Modelling the Late Neolithic to Copper Age culture change in the Balkans
November 13, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Dr. Ezra Marcus (Haifa University)
On faba beans and wine: drinking and eating practices at Tel Ifshar (Israel) and their social context in the early Middle Bronze Age Levant
November 20, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

Kyle Freund (McMaster University)
East Meets West: Contrasting Exploitation Histories of Island-Based Obsidian in the Mediterranean
December 4, 12.30-1.30 MFAC 354

March 27, 2013
IEMA Lecture
Lucy-Ann Skinner, Buffalo State College
“Magic wands, hair extensions and processions: The drama of on-site archaeological conservation and a preliminary investigation of Middle Kingdom burials at Abydos, Egypt”
Location: MFAC 352
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

March 20, 2013
IEMA Student Brown Bag Lecture
Eugen Ruzi, Department of Anthropology
“Investigating Technological Variability among Early Neolithic Ceramics from Korça Region, Albania”
Teddy Mazurek, Department of Classics
“Light My Fire: An Overview, Typology, and Analysis of Erotic Roman Lamps”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

March 19, 2013
IEMA Lecture
Maria Georgopolou (Director of the Gennadius Library in Athens, Greece)
“The Venetian Cities of Crete: The Cities of Crete during the Venetian Occupation, from 1204 – 1669 A.D.”
Location: Burchfield Penny Art Center Auditorium
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

February 20, 2013
IEMA Graduate Students Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Matt Dysart, Department of Anthropology
“Ovis/Capra, It’s What’s for Dinner: Early processing and analysis of faunal material from a Minoan settlement”
Lana Radloff, Department of Classics
“In Defense of Theoretical Foundations: Phenomenology, Semiotics, and Defensive Architecture in Greek Settlements”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

December 6, 2012
IEMA Lecture
Dr. Sarah B. McClure
Department of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University
“Past, present and future strategies for understanding cultural dynamics in Neolithic Dalmatia”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

December 5, 2012
IEMA Graduate Students Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Thomas Harper, Department of Anthropology
Location: MFAC 352
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm

December 3, 2012
AIA Lecture (co-sponsored by IEMA)
Elizabeth M. Greene, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
“Families and Roman Military Communities: Evidence at Vindolanda and Beyond”
Location: The Buffalo Museum of Science
Time: 6:30 pm

November 29, 2012
IEMA Lecture
Dr. Roxana-Gabriela Curca & Dr. Marius-Tiberiu Alexianu
Faculty of History, “Al.I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
“Understanding the Prehistoric Salt Springs: Ethnoarchaeological Investigations in the Romanian Carpathians”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12:30 pm

November 15, 2012
IEMA Graduate Students Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Erin Warford, Department of Classics
“Placing Poseidon: Religious Connectivity Between Athens and Sounion in the Archaic Period”
Darren Poltorak, Department of Anthropology
“CARP Diem II: The Cursed Tablet”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

October 22, 2012
AIA Lecture (co-sponsored by IEMA)
Dr. John Pollini
University of Southern California
Christian Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity
Location: The Buffalo Museum of Science
Time: 6.30 pm

November 1, 2012
IEMA Graduate Students Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Krishni Burns, Department of Classics
“The Magna Mater’s Temple, Phase Two: Locating Women in the Socio-Religious Landscape of Rome”
Jacob Brady, Department of Anthropology
“(re)Viewing Technology: New Ways to See Old Stones”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

October 11, 2012
IEMA Lecture
Dr. William J. Meyer, Jr. (IEMA Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-13)
“Home of the Living, Land of the Dead: Dwelling with the Bronze and Iron Age Tombs of Southern Burgundy”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

April 23, 2012
IEMA Lecture
“Livestock for sale: market-driven developments in animal husbandry in the civitas Batavorum”
Maaike Groot (VU University Amsterdam)
Location: Goetz Library MFAC 320
Time: 4-5 pm

April 18, 2012
IEMA Brown Bag Talk
TBA (Classics)
Eugen Ruzi (Anthropology)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

March 28, 2012
IEMA Brown Bag Talk
“The Excavation of a Prehistoric Burial Mound near Hassloch, Germany.”
Kali Grabel (Classics)
“Hazor: The Head of all those Kingdoms”
Daniel Griswold (Anthropology)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

March 21, 2012
IEMA Lecture
“Not really Neolithisation? A Discussion of the Transformation of Third Millennium Western Scandinavia”
Christopher Prescott (IEMA Visiting Professor, Department of Archaeology, Oslo University)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

March 7, 2012
IEMA Brown Bag Talk
Lana Radloff (UB Classics)
“City Planning in Northern Greece: The Late Classical and Early Helenistic Settlement at Kastro Kallithea.”
Thomas Harper
“Understanding Ancient Agriculture as a System: A Model of Agronomic Crop Production at the Tripol’ye Giant Settlement of Tal’yanki, Ukraine”
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

February 22, 2012
IEMA Lecture
“The Neolithization of the Human Body: Corporeality within the ‘Revolution’ in the Balkans”
By: Goce Naumov (IEMA JFPD Fellow, University of Skopje)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

February 6, 2012
AGSA Lecture
“The Inception of Farming in Western Asia: A 2012 Review of the Excavations at Abu Hureyra in Syria”
By: Professor Andrew M.T. Moore of the Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 5-6pm

November 30, 2011
IEMA Brown Bag Talk
‘This Old (Digital) House: Spatial Analysis of a Bronze Age structure in the Eastern Carpathians’
By: Ray Whitlow
‘A Local World Heritage: Community Involvement and the Role of ‘Experts’ in World Heritage Management’
By: Dominic Walker (Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1pm

November 18
AIA/IEMA Lecture
“Paupers and Peasants in Mycenean Greece”
By: Dimitri Nakasis (University of Toronto)

November 9, 2011
IEMA Brown Bag Talk
‘The North Trench at Gournia: New Light on Processes of State Formation in Bronze Age Crete’
By: Laura Harrison
‘Mapping Ancient Gabii: A Historical GIS for the City and its Hinterland’
By: Aaron Chapnick
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1pm

October 26, 2011
IEMA Brown Bag Talk
“The Ecstasy of Drama: The Theater Games of the Megelensia as a Ritual Altered State of Reality”
By: Krishni Burns
‘Preserving Cultural Heritage in Central Lydia, Western Turkey’
By: Caitlin Curtis
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1pm

October 21, 2011
AIA/IEMA Lecture
“All Roads Lead to Rome”
By: Richard Talbert (Chapel Hill University)

October 19, 2011
IEMA Lecture
“A Settlement Within Empires: Excavations at Çadir Höyük in Central Turkey”
By: Sharon R. Steadman (Department of Anthropology, SUNY Cortland)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

October 5, 2011
IEMA Brown Bag Talks
“Mothers Above: The Matronae Cult in Roman Germany”
Erin Warford (Classics)
“CARP Field Report and Phosphate Suryey Follow-up”
Darren Poltorak (Anthropology)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1pm

September 7, 2011
IEMA Lecture
“Excavations at the Neo-Hittite Capital City of Kunulua: Results of the Tayinat Archaeological Project”
Dr. James F. Osborne
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1pm

April 27, 2011
IEMA Lecture
“Settlement Systems of the West Tripol’ye Culture at the South Bug and Dnieper Interfluve: Formation Problems”
Dr. Oleksandr Diachenko (Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Ukranian Academy of Sceinces)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 12-1 pm

April 20, 2011
IEMA Lecture
“Beyond Domus and Insula: an Index of Urban Property at Pompeii”
Dr. Scott Craver (St. Bonaventure University)
Location: MFAC 354
Time: 4-5 pm

March 28, 2011
IEMA Lecture
“The “Northwest passage” from the Balkans to the Central Europe: The 6th Millennium BC Danubian frontier zone”
Dr. Eszter Banffy (Archaeological Institute HAS, Budapest)
Location: MFAC 351
Time: 12-1 pm

March 23, 2011
IEMA Brown Bag Talks
“Building Roman Landscapes: Roman Economic Exploitation in Southern Etruria During the Republic”
Mike Teed (Classics)
“Exploring Albania’s Neolithic: Excavation and Archaeometry”
Eugen Ruzi (Anthropology)
Location: MFAC 319
Time: 12-1 pm

March 9, 2011
IEMA Lecture
“Bir Madhkur, Petra, and the Incense Trade through Arabia”
Professor Andrew M. Smith II (George Washington University)
Location: Goetz Library
Time: 5-6 pm

March 2, 2011
IEMA Lecture
“The Palace of Knossos”
Professor Karl Knappett (University of Toronto)
Location: MFAC 314
Time: 12-1 pm

February 23, 2010
IEMA Brown Bag Talks
“Questions of Greek Identity in the Iberian Peninsula”
Leslie Feldballe (Classics)
“The Place and Power of Teaching in the Archaeological Record”
Darren Poltorak
Location: MFAC 314
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

November 17, 2010
IEMA Brown Bag Talks
“You Spin Me Right ‘Round: Attic Depictions of Women Working with Wool”
Alessia Barzetti (Department of Visual Studies, UB)
“Beyond the walls: Investigation of the area around the castrum Cumidava by intensive phosphate survey”
Darren Poltorak
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

November 16, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Eastern Mediterranean maritime trade and coastal settlement in the southern Levant during the early Middle Bronze Age (1930-1750 BCE): the results of the University at Buffalo’s excavation at Tel Ifshar, Israel (1979-1992 CE)”
Professor Ezra S. Marcus (Haifa University, Isreal)
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

November 15, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Two communities – two identities. New insights into the social developments at Çatalhöyük East”
Institute of Prehistory, Poznan University, Poland
Professor Arkadiusz Marciniak
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

October 29-30, 2010
Classics/IEMA Graduate Student Conference
“A Sickness Unto Death: Pain, Suffering, and Despair in the Ancient World”
Location: MFAC 320 (Goetz Library)

October 21, 2010
Classics/IEMA Lecture
“The Akrotiri-Dreamer’s Bay Ancient Port Project, Cyprus: Ancient Kourias Fount? or Once Upon an Island”
Dr. Bradley A. Ault
Location: MFAC 320 (Goetz Library)
Time: 7:00 p.m (Reception to follow)

October 13, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Artefacts versus Ecofacts: Questioning the Social Role of Material Culture in the Ancient World”
Dr. Carrie A. Murray IEMA Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: MFAC 320 (Goetz Library)
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

October 6, 2010
AIA/IEMA Lecture
“Magic and Religion in Ancient Corinth”
Dr. Ronald S. Stroud (University of California Berkeley)
Location: MFAC 320 (Goetz Library)
Time: 5-6 p.m.

September 27, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Public spending for Cultural Heritage Conservation: an exploratory study for Italy”
Professor Ilde Rizzo (Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Catania)
Location: MFAC 352
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

April 22, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“The Domus Aurea of Nero in Rome”
Professor Adriana la Regina (University di Roma, “La Sapienza”)
Location: MFAC 320
Time: 5:00 pm

April 21, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Early Medieval Archaeology in Central Europe- a ‘terra incoginita’?”
Dr. Hajnalka Herold (VIAS- Vienna Institue of Archaeological Science, University of Vienna,
Location: MFAC 352
Time: 12-1 pm

March 29, 2010
“What happens to the Past? A virtual Heritage Perspective”
Professor Maurizio Forte (University of California, Merced)
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 12-1 pm

March 25, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Genes and Culture at the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition”
Professor Marek Zvelebil (Sheffield University)
Location: MFAC 352
Time: 12-1 pm

March 4, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“The Archaeology of Ushki Lake”
Dr. Irina Ponkratova (North Eastern University Magadan, Russia)
Locatiion: MFAC 352
Time:: 6-8 pm

February 10, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Westward Expansion of the Farming Communities from Antaolia to the Balkans”
Professor Mehmet Ozdogan (Istanbul University)
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 5-6 pm

January 27, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Reassembling the social in the early medieval eastern Alps: towards an archaeology of monsters”
Patrick Fazioli
Location: MFAC 352
Time: 12-1 pm

January 14, 2010
IEMA Lecture
“Socio-cultural Transformations at the Turn of the 7th and 6th Millennium BC in Central Anatolia: The Early Chalcolithic
Arkadiusz Klimowicz
Location: MFAC 352
Time: 12-1 pm

December 14, 2010
“An Uncoordinated Response: Interpreting Archaeological Collections in a Post-colonial World”
Dr. Robin Boast
Location: Celemens, Room 120 IS
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

December 9, 2009
IEMA Lecture
“Reflection of Cultural Transitions of Stone Tools: A Neolithic Case Study from Turkey”
Dr. Güner Coskunsu
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 6-7pm

November 11, 2009
IEMA Lecture
“Excavating the Invisible: Recognizing Emotion in the Archeaological Record”
Andre Gonciar
Location: MFAC 355

October 28, 2009
IEMA Lecture
“The End of Eden: The long-term impact of metallurgical pollution at Faynan in Jordan”
Dr. Russell Adams
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 6-7 pm

October 21, 2009
AIA & IEMA Lecture
“At Home in Archaic Athens: The Archaeology of a House near the Athenian Agora”
Dr. Kathleen Lynch
Location: in Goetz Library: Fillmore 320
Time: 5-6 pm

April 20, 2009
IEMA Research Seminar
“The Bloody Meadows Project”
Dr. John Carman
Location: MFAC 261

April 1, 2009
IEMA Lecture
“Iron Age in the Carpathian Basin”
Dr. Elisabeth Jerem
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 5-6pm

March 23, 2009
IEMA Lecture
“That Hill belongs to us: On the role of ‘prehistoric architectures’ in the making of territorial identities in the Iberian Peninsula (3rd-2nd Millennium BC)
Professor Vitor Oliveira Jorge
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 12-1pm

February 25, 2009
IEMA Lecture
“New-discovered Inscriptions from the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
Dr. Konstantin P. Boshnakov
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 5-6pm

January 28 , 2009
IEMA Lecture
“The Seyitomer Mound Salvage Excavation Project”

Dr. Elif Genç
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 5-6pm

December 4, 2008
IEMA Lecture
“Restoring a World. The Academies of Rome AIAC at UNIONE, 1944-1948”
Frederick Whitling
Location: Goetz Library

December 2, 2008
IEMA Lecture
“‘Beyond ‘Hunting Versus Herding’: Linking Animal Use and Social Change in the Central Balkan Neolithic”
Dr. David Orton
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 5-6pm

November 12, 2008
IEMA Lecture
“Emerging Mediterranean Economies: Reading Archaic Trade through the Shipwrecks at Kekova

Adası and Pabuç Burnu, Turkey
Dr. Elizabeth Green, Brock University
Location: Goetz Library/Filmore 320
Time: 5-6pm

September 24, 2008
IEMA Lecture
“Talking Heads: Deposition and Depiction of Skulls in Iron Age Europe”
Dr. Sarah Ralph (IEMA Postdoctoral Scholar 2008)
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 6-7 pm

September 10, 2008
WNYS, AIA & IEMA Lecture
“Old Archaeological Excavations Revisited: Limitations, Problems and Opportunities. The Assur-Project in Berlin”
Dr. Friedhelm Pedde (Pergamon Museum Berlin and Free University of Berlin)
Location: MFAC 320
Time: 5-6 pm

April 22, 2008
Lecture presented by Professor Douglass Bailey, Department of Archaeology, University of Cardiff and
Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University: TBA.
Location: MFAC 355
Time: 6-7 pm

April 3, 2008
IEMA Inaugural Event
University at Buffalo, Center for the Arts
Opening Ceremony including keynote lecture
by Dr. Graeme Barker, Disney Professor, University of Cambridge
Reception to follow
Time: 2-7pm

February 27, 2008
Lecture presented by Dr. Douglas J. Bolender, IEMA Post-doctoral Fellow: Unsettled Landscapes: Viking Age Settlement Patterns and the Development of Social Inequality in Northern Iceland. MFAC 355 on February 27, 6-7 p.m.

January 22, 2008
Lecture presented by Dr. Tristan Carter, Dept. of Anthropology, McMaster University: From Çatalhöyük to Knossos and from Knossos to Kaneš: Relations between Central Anatolia and Crete in the 8th and 2nd millennium BC. MFAC 355, 5.30 – 6:30 pm.

October 30, 2007
Lecture presented by the Western New York Chapter of the AIA, with IEMA co-sponorship: Dr. James Russel, former AIA president, entitled ‘Chasing a Roman Soldier’ in the Classics Department Goetz Library (Filmore 320). Everyone is invited to attend.

October 8, 2007
Lecture presented by Dr. Krish Seetah, McDonald Institute of Archaeology, Cambridge University: The Exploitation of Animals at the Heart of the Serenissima and Beyond: Venetian Colonial Expansion in the Medieval Mediterranean. Co-sponsored with the AGSA (Anthropology Graduate Student Association). MFAC 355, 4-5 pm.

March 29-30, 2007
Lecture and seminar with Dr. Bettina Arnold, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Arnold is Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, Co-Director of the Center for Celtic Studies and editor of the Center’s on-line journal, e-Keltoi. Co-Sponsored with the AGSA (Anthropology Graduate Student Association).

February 21, 2007
The Western New York Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, with IEMA co-sponorship, will be hosting a lecture by Dr. William Murray of the University of South Florida on at 5:00 p.m. in MFAC 320. His presentation is entitled “The Search for the Battle of Actium”. Professor Murray is an expert not only on the Battle of Actium (31 BC), and is responsible for the first major study of Augustus’ victory monument there, but in the subject of naval warfare.

February 7, 2007
Tacitus (Germania 46) and the Bone Arrowheads of the Miserable Fenni IEMA-sponsored lecture by Dr. Janne Ikäheimo of the Institute for Cultural Studies at the University of Helsinki.