Indiana Jones, The Eternal Explorer: The Politics of Archaeology, Empires, and Exploration

Using swashbuckling Indiana Jones as both a movie hero and an archetype, Justin M. Jacobs of American University leads a fascinating expedition into real-life and Hollywood-style history that examines the controversies and contexts of archaeology and exploration. This session focuses on "Did Hollywood Get It Right?" Part of a 5-session lecture series.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Digging Deeper: An Insider’s Look at Field Archaeology

They go out with their shovels and come back with priceless artifacts. If you think that sums up field archaeology, you’ve got another thing coming. From excavating lost cities to an army of Chinese Terracotta warriors, learn a few secrets from a seasoned pro.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Archaeology of Judaism

The period of post-biblical Judaism is exceedingly rich in archaeological evidence, found both in Israel and in the lands of an ever-widening Diaspora. In an illustrated all-day program, biblical scholar Gary Rendsburg synthesizes archaeological findings and literary evidence to reveal a multifaceted portrait of Jewish life in late antiquity.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Sophocles at the Embassy of Greece

Ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles’ famous tragedies were written to provide essential lessons for an Athenian audience in 5th century B.C., and that still resonate today. Archaeologist Frederick Winter examines these timeless works in their ancient and modern contexts. A reception at the Embassy of Greece follows the presentation.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.