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News and Events at the Nemea Center

Nemean News

The following is a list of current Nemea related news:


 

LionBytes

The Nemea Center maintains an occasional electronic publication designed to keep friends and supporters of Nemea connected to what is happening at the Center both in Berkeley and in Greece.

Most recent LionBytes: Fall 2012

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Nemea Center Lectures and Seminars

The Spring 2017 Lecture and Seminar were a great success!
The Nemea Center extends a warm "thank you" to our esteemed guest, Dr. Dimitri Nakassis

Monday, March 20, 2017 

 "The Road Less Traveled By? History, Archaeology, and Landscape in southern Greece"

Lecture Content: At first glance, the tranquil valleys and mountain passes of the western Argolid give the appearance being of a rather isolated and unremarkable region in southern Greece. In reality, this fertile area is crisscrossed by ancient roads and dotted with ruins that testify to its importance to the major powers of Greece from Classical antiquity to the Ottoman Empire. The results of the ongoing Western Argolid Regional Project, an archaeological project co-directed by the lecturer, have demonstrated that the western Argolid was a dynamic landscape whose study sheds new light on some big questions in Greek history and archaeology.

 


                                                                  Tuesday, March 21, 2017:

  "These aren't the Mycenaeans we're looking for"

Lecture Content: The term "Mycenaean" is typically used for the Late Bronze Age societies of the Greek mainland and other parts of the Aegean basin, but we would do well to remember that our concept of these people, whoever they were, and our word for them, is ours, and it need not describe an internal reality. The term “Mycenaean” can be a useful one for historians and archaeologists, but it is also undoubtedly dangerous. We’ve grown accustomed to thinking of “the Mycenaeans” as a homogeneous palatial culture characterized by extreme hierarchy and centralization, focused on the mainland of central and southern Greece. In this paper, Dr. Nakassis argued that this picture is a significant distortion of the available evidence and he deconstructed this modern image through an analysis of the historiography of the place of the Mycenaeans in the broader sweep of Greek prehistory and history and the internal heterogeneity of this world, across time and space. Turning to the internal operation of the polity we understand best, Pylos, he then very briefly sketched a new model of Mycenaean society and economy and a new way to understand Late Bronze Age communities.

 

To see Past Events, go to Past Nemea Center Lectures and Seminars.

 

 

Past Nemea Center Lectures and Seminars

 

Two events were held in April 2013:

Lectures

Speaker: Professor Jack L. Davis, Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
Topic: The Ancient Landscape of Illyrian Apollonia: Excavation and Survey
When: April 15, 2013 at 7:30pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology  and the  AIA San Francisco Society 

 

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Seminars

Speaker: Professor Jack L. Davis, Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
Topic: The Palace of Nestor at Pylos: Re-exploring a Mycenaean Kingdom
When: April 16, 2013 at 5pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

 

 

Two events were held in April 2012:

Lectures

Speaker: Professor Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Director of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens
Topic: New Archaic Sculptures from the Sacred Gate of the Athenian Kerameikos
When: April 25, 2012 at 5pm in 308J Doe Library
Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology  and the  AIA San Francisco Society 

 

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Seminars

Speaker: Professor Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Director of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens
Topic: New Discoveries in the Oracular Sanctuary of Apollo at Abai (Kalapodi) in Phokis
When: April 26, 2012 at 2pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

 

 

Two events were held in March 2010:

Lectures

 

Speaker:  Dr. David Romano, Director of Greek Archaeological Projects in the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum and Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania.
Topic:  Excavation and Research at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion: 2008-2009. 
When: Held March 30, 2010 at 7pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology  and the  AIA San Francisco Society 
 

 


 

Seminars

 Speaker:  Dr. David Romano, Director of Greek Archaeological Projects in the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum and Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania.
Topic:  The Planning of Roman Corinth 
When: Held March 31, 2010 at 5pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall

Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology  and the  AIA San Francisco Society  

 

 

 

 

Two events were held in March 2009:

Lectures

lecture flyer 031209Speaker:  Dr. James C. Wright, Professor and Chair, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Topic:  The Excavation of Barnavos and Ayia Sotira: Methods of Recovery. An illustrated lecture on recent field activity in the Nemea Valley of Greece centered on two Late Bronze Age chamber tomb cemeteries, their discovery, perilous circumstances of preservation, and the innovative research methods used for their excavation and analysis.
When: 7:00 pm Thursday, March 12th

IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF March 11, 2009 - VENUE NOTE- This lecture was originally scheduled in 370 Dwinelle Hall.  However the venue must change:
Where: Walter A. Haas Jr. Club Room in the Haas Pavillion.
Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology  and the  AIA San Francisco Society 
 



Seminars

Speaker:  Dr. James C. Wright, Professor and Chair, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College Topic: Master Narratives, Interpretive Strategies and Regional Archaeology:  The Case of the Nemea Valley in Greece.
When: 5:00 pm Friday, March 13th
Where: 7205 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Sponsored by: The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology  and the  AIA San Francisco Society

 

 

 

Nemea Night

Nemea Night is a festive and informative event held in December of each year in honor of the Nemea Center's donors.  This event includes a reception of Mediterranean morsels and Nemean wine followed by an illustrated lecture, in which Dr. Shelton reports to the donors on the activities of the Center during the previous year that were undertaken and/or accomplished as a result of their generous support. 

This year, Nemea Night will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. There will be a reception at 6:30 pm, followed by a lecture at 7:30. It will be held in the Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus. As always, students of the most recent excavation season will mingle and exchange stories with former participants and donors, sharing the delights of Greek treats and Nemean wine.

 

Alumni House is located on the south side of the UC Berkeley Campus; east of the Haas Pavilion, north of Zellerbach Hall, and southwest of Dwinelle Hall. The nearest off-campus intersection is Bancroft Way and Dana, which is just downhill from the intersection of Telegraph Ave and Bancroft Way. Click here to view a map of the campus and where to find the Alumni House.