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Archive for 'Archaeology & Art History'

New publication

New publication! “Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 7, Issue 2, (Fall 2016): 20.

Happy International Archaeology Day!

In my previous life I was as an archaeologist. I went to school to study archaeology, visited archaeological sites, did laboratory work (cleaning and processing artifacts), went on digs as a student, volunteer, intern, and even for a short time a paid archaeologist. I even have my own trowel (no its not sonic)! In honor […]

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is a fan made film by three 12-year olds from Mississippi, who worked on the movie for seven years (1982-1989). They filmed the whole movie, except one scene-  where Indy is fighting the Nazi on the airplane. As the years went by the movie was rediscovered and people loved it. They filmmakers […]

Dr Renata Holod Lecture

Tonight I braved the cold (19 degrees) was able to attend a lecture by Dr. Renata Holod on “On Regimes of Lighting: Vision & Memory in the Great Mosque of Cordoba.” She was at the UMN for The 3rd Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History. It was a really interesting lecture on […]

Chapter just published!

A book chapter I wrote awhile back has just been published! Well, apparently it came out in February 2014, but I never received my copy from the publisher (my copy is suppose to be in the mail as I type this). So I tired to ILL it at the library and the UMN decided to […]

Terracotta Warriors

Mom and I finally got a chance to see the China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts today. It is a fantastic exhibit and the terracotta statues are incredible. You can still see original paint on some of the statues and the details are amazing. I kept expecting […]

Archaeology lecture at the U

One of the nice things about working at a major University is that they always have interesting lectures going on. I try to attend as many as I can, but this past year I have been so busy that I have not attended as many as I would have liked. I also occasionally run into […]

Touring in Minneapolis

Today I took a tour of the Guthrie Theater and the Mill City Museum with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/TC) Twin Cities Chapter librarians. They are trying out a few different tours to see if they will work for the big conference next year. I had not been to the new Guthrie […]

Dead Sea Scrolls

Disappointing! That’s how I would describe seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls. Tonight, I met up with Susan, an old friend and fellow survivor of library school, to go and see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Omnitheater movie Arabia. Its always wonderful to see Susan (she was having a devastating week and I think getting […]

Who Owns the Past?

I went to a lecture at the Weisman Museum tonight during my supper break. It was co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America Minnesota Chapter and also goes along with a new exhibit at the Weisman. The talk was “Who Owns the Past? Competing Claims for Antiquities from the Holy Land” by Morag Kersel. It was […]