Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Keezell Hall, Room 310
Faculty member Sarah Brooks addressed recent challenges to the preservation and study of medieval culture, especially in Turkey, in this 30-minute talk followed by discussion. The featured case study was the July 5, 2013, reconsecration for Muslim worship of the medieval Christian church of Hagia Sophia (Trebizond, Turkey), which since 1964 had been preserved as a national museum. View the poster.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Beginning at 6:30 pm
Festival Center, James Madison University, http://www.jmu.edu/map/buildings/FCSC.shtml
Lecture 6:30 pm: Festival Ballroom B/C, Upper Level
Reception to Follow: Allegheny Room, Upper Level
Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section at the Penn Art Museum, Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and former president of the Archaeological Institute of America, shared his work preserving ancient sites from looting, excessive development, and destruction during times of war. He also discussed his introduction of a cultural heritage training program for U.S. troops deploying throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. View the flyer here.
The Office of International Programs' 2012 I-Week theme was, "25 Degrees; A Carnival of Cultures". The theme focused on the 32 degrees to 7 degrees on the meridian line, encompassing the countries of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.The opening festivities will took place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, September 24, with an international bazaar on The Commons. This event included various street vendors, a sampling of food, and a Jing Ping Band from Dominica. The international events throughout the week included Niña Yhared, an artist from Mexico, a Jing Ping Band from Dominica, a debate event, a musical concert featuring JMU musicians, a study abroad fair, a photo contest, a salsa dance, JMU's Steel Band, and a world cup soccer tournament. View more information here.