Professor Susan Rotroff
Dept. of Classics
Washington University, St. Louis
will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on February 26, 2005 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
Thompson Memorial Lecture
New Light on an Old Agora:
Excavations in Athens' Civic Centre
Professor Rotroff is a Classical archaeologist whose research focuses on the use of material culture to throw light on the daily lives of ancient people. Since 1970 she has been associated with the Agora Excavations, in Athens, where archaeologists have been investigating the civic center of the ancient town and the domestic and industrial neighborhoods that surrounded it. Her concentration there has been on the archaeology of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, using primarily ceramic evidence to reconstruct the activities and behavior of ancient Athenians. She has also worked on excavations at Troy and Sardis in Turkey, and at Carthage, in North Africa.
Spring Program 2005
Jan 22, Jan 29, Thursday Feb 3, Feb 12, Tuesday Feb 22, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Apr 2, Apr 16.