Free Archaeology Lecture: All Welcome
Public lecture sponsored by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and the discipline of Classics and the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle
New directions in the archaeology of Greek islands
Speaker: Professor Catherine Morgan
Title: Nothing to do with Odysseus: Archaeology in the Central Ionian Islands.
Venue: University House (formerly NESCA house).
Corner King and Auckland Street, Newcastle. Room UNH241
Monday 13th August. 6 pm Drinks; 6.30 Lecture
|Professor Catherine Morgan is the current director of the British School at Athens and Professor of Classical Archaeology at King’s College London|
The central Ionian Islands (Zakynthos, Kephallonia, Ithaca, Lefkas and Meganisi) in the Corinthian Gulf off the Peloponnese, have varied cultural and political histories and patterns of connection. After many years of relative neglect, the past two decades have seen new survey projects on the islands, many rescue excavations and programmes of scientific analysis. This lecture will use these new results to explore aspects of the islands’ history and distinctive culture from the Early Iron Age to the Late Roman and early modern periods.