Dr. Joan Breton Connelly/Cherry Award Lecture

DateOctober 15, 2013
Time3:30 - 4:30 pm
LocationJones Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center
Description"The Dynamics of Discovery: Unearthing Lost Truths from the Ancient Past"

From excavation trenches to the history books, the discovery of new evidence and the ways in which this shapes what we call “knowledge” is an ever-dynamic process. Focusing on a series of recent breakthroughs, Dr. Connelly takes us from the Acropolis of classical Athens, to an island sanctuary off Cyprus in the final years of Cleopatra’s reign, to another island in the Arabian Gulf where descendants of Alexander’s armies kept Greek culture alive centuries after his death. New discoveries in art, architecture, texts, and rituals at these sites have turned conventional wisdom on its head as they rewrite history. The study of new evidence calls for teamwork, open-minds, and innovative thinking. The learning process itself is recreated.
Publisherzz (old) Cherry Award
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