May 2, 2016

Braidwood Visiting Scholar Program Workshop

Art History for Archaeology

Holly Pittman
Bok Family Professor in the Humanities, Department of the History of Art and Curator of the Near Eastern Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute

This workshop will focus on the methods for using works of art as evidence for archaeological problems such as relative chronology, defining spheres of interaction, and regional differentiation.

Excavations at the site of Konar Sandal South from 2001-2008 produced important evidence for a previously unknown urban community in the valley of the Halil River in the Kerman province of Iran. Several hundred impressions of cylinder and stamp seals were found in domestic, monumental and craft production quarters providing rich visual evidence for the multiple communities participating in the administration of commodities. This workshop will focus on methods for using works of art as evidence for archaeological problems such as relative chronology, articulating spheres of interaction and regional differentiation.

This workshop will provide background for the Public Lecture to follow on May 11. The workshop is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff who are interested in attending.

Location
LaSalle Banks Room
Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street

The Braidwood Visiting Scholar Program (BVSP) aims to encourage and perpetuate the educational values of Robert and Linda Braidwood – particularly their commitment to the mentorship and training of graduate students specializing in the archaeology of the ancient Near East.