Events and Activities



AIA Talk: Romans in North Africa, 4 April 2011

Dr. Naomi J. Norman is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor as well as the head of her department. At the same time Dr. Norman is the Editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Archaeology and the Director of the UGA Reacting to the Past Program. In addition to these demanding responsibilities,since 1982 she has been directing a variety of excavations at the ancient site of Carthage, Tunisia. The southwest quadrant of the urban area where she has conducted the majority of her fieldwork is the site of the Roman circus and amphitheater.  She has also worked extensively on cemetery sites and in particular the Yasmina Necropolis with its wealth of finds including sculpture, inscriptions, coins, curse tablets, inhumations and cremations that are yielding interesting new interpretations of social and religious structures in Carthage over time. She has published articles on curse tablets from the circus as well as the death and burial of children. With her extensive knowledge of Carthage, Dr. Norman is currently working on a book presenting an overview of the city incorporating evidence from recent archaeological fieldwork.  

Worshipping Jupiter, Juno and Minerva in Roman North Africa
Wilson Hall 168, UAH--2:20 PM

From Sea to Sahara:  The Romans in North Africa
Wilson Hall Theatre, UAH--7:30 PM  


Thursday March 31: Oxford Professor Alan Knight to Speak on "The Mexican Revolution in Global Perspective"

On Thursday March 31 at 7 pm in Chan Auditorium in the Business Administration Building, Professor Alan Knight will give a public talk entitled “The Mexican Revolution in Global Perspective (1910-2010).” The event is free and open to the public.

Knight comes to UAH as an Eminent Scholar sponsored by the Humanities Center and the History Department. He is a professor of Latin American History at the University of Oxford (St. Anthony’s College). He is the author of The Mexican Revolution (recipient of the 1986 Albert J. Beveridge Award), US-Mexican Relations, 1910-1940, Mexico: From the Beginning to the Spanish Conquest, and Mexico: The Colonial Era. He is also the author of numerous articles, and co-editor of Caciquismo in Twentieth-century Mexico, and Revolución, Democracia y Populismo en América Latina.

Professor Knight will also address the UAH Honors Forum on Tuesday March 29 at 11:10 am in Frank Franz Hall 138. This talk, which is also free and open to the public, is entitled "State, Region, and Patria Chica in the Mexican Revolution."

Please contact 256-824-6310 with questions -- and please come and bring a friend!


AIA Talk: Irish Leprosy Hospitals Thursday 10 March

Forensic archaeologist Dr. Rachel Scott of Arizona State University will be coming to Huntsville to share her knowledge about the experience of lepers in medieval Ireland, looking both at how they lived and how they died. 

Dr. Rachel Scott received a Higher Diploma in Celtic Archaeology from University College Dublin. Upon her return to the states she completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Scott specializes in bioarchaeology and has done field work in Spain, France and Iceland along with her work in Ireland. Her research interests include social identity, especially gender identity and religious identity, as well as social constructions of disease and disability. Another of her specialties is mortuary practice about which she has a contribution in the forthcoming anthology Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death.

Thursday, March 10
Dr. Rachel Scott
Arizona State University
Lepers and Leper Hospitals in Late Medieval Ireland
7:30 PM
Wilson Hall Theatre (not Chan!)