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September, 2015

Responding to a Cultural Heritage Crisis: The SHOSI Project

An overflow crowd spilled into Cohen’s lecture hall on September 22 for Brian Daniels’ sobering yet inspiring Goldberg Lecture entitled Protecting Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq: Lessons Learned in the Present Crisis.    Considerable attention has been given to the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage as part of the current crisis in Syria and…

Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Exhibit Commemorates Recently Destroyed Monuments at Palmyra

Palmyra, or Tadmor, rising out of the Syrian desert between Damascus and the Euphrates, has been called the “Bride of the Desert,” because of its spectacular geographical setting and a history of bringing diverse peoples together.  Today, Syria is widowed. Syria Widowed:  Remembering Palmyra commemorates recently destroyed monuments at Palmyra, only one of a growing…

Posted by on September 29, 2015 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


HART Alumnus Alan LeQuire to Discuss “Musica” on September 26

Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


Maria Liston to Deliver Archaeology Lecture on September 24

Maria Liston, associate professor and chair of the anthropology department at the University of Waterloo, will deliver an Archaeological Institute of America lecture on Thursday, September 24, at 6 pm at the Nashville Parthenon in Centennial Park. In her lecture, “Short Lives and Forgotten Deaths: Infant Skeletons in the ‘Bone Well’ near the Athenian Agora,”…

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


From New Zealand to New York and now Nashville: HART’s new Visual Resources Curator Assistant Millie Fullmer

Born and raised in Te Wai Pounamu, which translates “waters of greenstone” or as the European colonists creatively named it… the South Island of New Zealand (a.k.a. Aotearoa “land of the long white cloud”),  I suppose I have always been a southerner of sorts. Admittedly, the last six years were spent living in New York…

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in HART, VRC


Mireille Lee Lectures on Archaeology of Ancient Greek Dress

Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art and classical studies, delivered the Richard H. Howland Lecture on September 20 to the Milwaukee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Her title was The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Dress. Lee has published widely on the social functions of dress in ancient Greece, including her monograph…

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Goldberg Lecture, Exhibit Address Protection of Cultural Heritage

Concerns about cultural heritage feature prominently in the present humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq. With more than 250,000 dead and millions displaced, all aspects of daily life have been upended. Destruction of the region’s famed archaeological sites, most recently Palmyra, has prompted an outpouring of international concern. Despite many humanitarian interventions designed to address…

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, VRC


Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City Promotes Global Citizenship

The Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City—a custom-designed gold shipping container with immersive audio and video technology—will offer the entire Nashville community now through October 12 an opportunity to converse face to face with new acquaintances in Mexico’s capital city. Interested individuals must sign up in advance to reserve a time for a 20-minute conversation in…

Posted by on September 21, 2015 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Two Exhibits Featured at Cohen Gallery Opening on September 18

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the opening of two exhibits with a reception on Friday, September 18, from 5 to 7 pm in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. On view through December 4, the exhibits are in conjunction with “Fall for the Arts” and Parents’ Weekend. In honor of the centenary of…

Posted by on September 18, 2015 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


Paintings by Samuel Dunson Exhibited at Divinity School Gallery

Meet the Fergusons, an exhibition of new works by Nashville artist Samuel L. Dunson Jr., opens on Thursday, September 17, at Vanderbilt Divinity School. A reception for the artist will be held from 3 to 7 pm in the gallery, which is housed in room G-20. “These paintings present a unique visual commentary on the…

Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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