“Pagan Sculptures in Late Antiquity: Between Destruction and Preservation”

Professor Ortwin Dally, Secretary General of the German Archaeological Institute, discussed Pagan Sculptures in Late Antiquity: Between Destruction and Preservation. This event was sponsored by the Consulate General of Germany, Atlanta.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 5:00pm

at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta
Reception Hall

Further Information: http://www.carlos.emory.edu/

Kress Lecture program of the Archaeological Institute of America

Professor Hans Goette (DAI Berlin) attends to the Kress lecture program of the Archaeological Instute of America.
Professor Goette has participated in many archaeological projects including surveys in Attica and Libya and excavations at Aigina in Greece and the Roman town of Colonia Ulpia Traiana in Germany. His interests include Greek and Roman sculpture and iconography and Greek topography and architecture.

The Classical Greek Theatre: Architecture, Performance, Cult
We are accustomed to thinking of the Dionysos theater on the south slope of the Acropolis as the site where the Classical plays of the Greek dramatists, such as Aischylos, Sophocles, Euripides or Aristophanes, were staged for the first time. Because of the visible remains, we are imagining these performances in a huge, rounded structure, constructed of marble and limestone, an auditorium for the seating of c. 17.000 spectators. The paper offers a revision of this commonly held view and demonstrates that the space was configured differently, and that this had consequences in regard to the audience for both the theatrical performances and the numerous other public events “staged” in the theater. The lecture also investigates reasons for the architectural change and its chronology and architectural context.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM
Where: St. Louis – Missouri History Museum Auditorium, 5700 Lindell Blvd. at DeBaliviere, Forest Park

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Where: Phoenix – Arizona State University, Life Sciences Building A, Room 191

Thursday, April 02, 2009
Where: Tampa Bay – University of South Florida, Room TBA

Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Where: Tallahassee, TBA

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM
Where: Mississippi/Memphis – University Museums, Oxford MS, Lecture Hall

Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Where: Nashville – Nashville Parthenon

Monday, April 20, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Where: Valparaiso – TBA

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Where: Rockford – Burpee Musem of Natural History

Aigina beyond Kolonna and Aphaia–or–The Ancient Island State of Aigina: Results of a Survey and Excavation Project
The island of Aigina 20 miles south of Athens in the Saronic Gulf was an important city-state (polis) from prehistoric times until the Classical period when it was destroyed by the Athenians at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War (431 B.C.). The talk will give an overview of the archaeology of the island summarizing the excavations in the main sanctuary of Aigina dedicated to Zeus and survey work throughout the island to show the infrastructure of the ancient polis, including roads, walls, farmsteads, quarries, and sanctuaries.

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Where: Tucson, TBA

Attic Marble for the Ancient World: Pentelicon, Hymettos, and Life in Ancient Attica
The ancient city-state of Athens possessed a relatively large hinterland, called Attica. This paper tries to reconstruct the relations between the countryside and the city, to offer glimpses of the political, economical, and social life in rural Attica by investigating several areas on the slopes of Mt. Pentelicon and Mt. Hymettos in the vicinity of Athens through its topography. We will ‘walk’ through the countryside and look at ancient remains of the daily life of Athenians living outside town, constructing roads, quarrying marble, farming, and worshipping their deities.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Where: Central Missouri (Columbia) – TBA

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Where: Gainesville, TBA

TBA

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Where: Chicago – TBA

For further information, please refer to the Homepage of the Archaeological Institute of America

110th Joint AIA/APA Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA, January 8-11, 2009.

Preliminary Program

Invitation
On the occasion of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) would like to invite you to a reception being held in the

Independence I-II
at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel,
1201 Market Street

on Saturday, January 10th,
from 8 pm to 10 pm.

Please come and meet with members of the DAI, learn more about its projects and sample some fine traditional German cooking.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Special Announcement

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ortwin Dally (Secretary General)
Research Projects of the German Archaeological Institute worldwide.

Saturday, January 10th, 7 pm

“The Power of the Roman Emperor – German Classical Archaeology between 1968 and Today”

Graham Lecture of the Art Department, University of Toronto

held by Ortwin Dally (Secretary General of the German Archaeological Institute and Honorary Professor, Classical Archaeology, at the Free University of Berlin)

Monday, January 12th, 2009, 4:30pm

at University College of Toronto
Room 140
15 King’s College Circle

Further Information: http://www.art.utoronto.ca/news-and-events/dally-graham-lecture

Annual Dinner of the Friends of the DAI

The annual dinner of the American Friends of the German Archaeological Institute took place on November 21st 2008 at the German Consulate General.

The new elected President of the German Archaeological Institute, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Gehrke, gave a lecture on the 2008 activities of the DAI after opening speeches by Dr. Horst Freitag, the German Consul General New York, and Jack Josephson, the head of the American friends -circle of the DAI.

After this, Dr. Guenther Dreyer, the 1st director of the Cairo department of the DAI until November 2008, presented the program of a first journey of the American Friends of the DAI to Egypt in November 2009.

109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America

Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2008.

Preliminary Schedule of Paper Sessions

Invitation

On the occasion of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) wold like to invite you to a reception being held in the

Buckingham Room, Hyatt Regency Chicago,
on Saturday, January 5th,
from 8 pm to 10 pm.

Please come and meet with members of the DAI, learn more about its projects and sample some fine traditional German cooking.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Download Invitation (PDF)

Special Announcement

Lecture by PD Dr. Ortwin Dally (Secretary General)
Between Peru and Italy.
Current Research Projects of the German Archaeological Institute.
Saturday, January 5th, 6:30 pm, Columbian room.

Get-Together

Event featured by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Lecture by PD Dr. Felix Pirson, First Director of the DAI, Istanbul Section
The Hellenistic Capital Pergamon and its Harbour City Elaia.
Recent Research of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI)

Monday, January 7, 6:00 pm, Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

A reception will follow in the Edgar and deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Kaye Oberhausen an (773) 702-5044 or oberhausen@uchicago.edu

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The formation of the American Friends of the German Archaeological Institute was celebrated

on October 5th, 2007
beginning at 6:00 p.m.
at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany,
871 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017.

The opening adress was given by Dr. Hans-Juergen Heimsoeth, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The president of the DAI Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Parzinger then delivered a presentation featuring his discoverie and excavation of a remarkably well preserved tomb in Siberia.