Free Archaeology Lecture

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 Catherine Morgan

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.


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