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Lecture/Seminar Dr. David Kennedy, "The'Works of the Old Men' in Arabia." 2014-01-23 19:30:00
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The Fifth Meeting of the 2013/2014 Academic Year will take place on Thursday January 23rd at 7:30 pm, in University Centre A180 (Senate Room).

Professor David Kennedy
Winthrop Professor
School of Humanities, University of Western Australia

will present a lecture entitled "The ‘Works of the Old Men’ in Arabia." Exploring and Mapping a Prehistoric Landscape from the Air and from Space.

Through the integration of aerial photography and high-resolution satellite imagery on virtual globes like Google Earth, the shapes and character of thousands of pre-Islamic stone structures, largely invisible from the ground, can now be traced. In this lecture, David Kennedy, Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia, will explain how an aerial reconaissance programme centred on Jordan is providing a rich dataset, revealing a cultural continuum across the huge and largely desert area encircled by the Fertile Crescent in the north and developments along the seaboard of the Arabian Peninsula in the south.

 

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Location UNIVERSITY CENTRE
A180 (Senate Room)
Times 19:30:00 to 21:30:00
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The Classical Association of Vancouver Island is UVic’s organization for people interested in the Greek and Roman worlds. Monthly lectures by local and international scholars take place at UVic. Everyone is welcome.

To join CAVI and be on our mailing list, please send your name, contact information (address/email), and membership dues (10$/year, cheques payable to CAVI):

CAVI – Department of Greek and Roman Studies
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

For more information, please contact: Dr. Brendan Burke, Chair, Department of Greek and Roman Studies (bburke@uvic.ca).

Questions or corrections about our mailing list, contact Sonja Bermingham at 250 721 8514.

Sponsor Sonja Bermingham
250-721-8514
sberming@uvic.ca
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