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Lecture Schedule for 2018-2019

Previous Lectures: 2017-2018 | 2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015

Lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium unless indicated otherwise. They are open to the public and free of charge. A reception will follow each.

Members are invited to meet speakers over dinner at 5:30 pm before the lecture, at the Sunspot on 2200 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville; for reservations contact sce@utk.edu or phone 865-974-5404.

  • Thursday September 6
    University of Tennessee Student Fieldwork Night.
  • Thursday September 20
    Morag Kersel, DePaul University
    “Who Owns the Past? Competing Claims for Antiquities from the Holy Land.” AIA Joukowsky Lecture.
  • Tuesday October 16
    Jacob Morton, Carleton College
    “The Experience of Ancient Greek Sacrifice.”
    • Extra class lecture, CLAS 306
      History of Greece II.
      Mon. October 15, HSS-206, 1:25PM.
  • Monday November 5
    Lothar von Falkenhausen, University of California at Los Angeles
    “The First Emperor’s Terra-cotta Army.” UT Humaniti Center Distinguished Lecture.
    Please note that this event will be held at 4 PM in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library
  • Tuesday January 22
    Barbara Heath, Department of Anthropology, UT
    “Colonial Encounters on the Chesapeake Frontier.”
  • Tuesday February 5
    Steven Ellis, University of Cincinnati
    “The Specialized Roman City: The Rise and Fall of Urban Innovation” Twelfth Harry C. Rutledge Memorial Lecture in Archaeology.
  • Thursday February 28
    Gregory Aldrete, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
    “Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under.” AIA Oliver Lecture.
  • Thursday April 4
    Alex Bentley, Department of Anthropology, UT
    “The Neolithic Spread of Farming into Eurasia and Its Legacy in Modern Genes and Cultures.”


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