Lecture by Sarah Kay (Professor of French, New York University)
Thursday, October 31
6:00 PM, 511 Hamilton
Columbia Morningside Campus
Sponsored by the Medieval Colloquium with the Center for Archaeology and the Department of French and Romance Philology
Lecture by Daryn Lehoux, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario)
Columbia University, Classics Department’
Hamilton 616 at 4:10 Tues Oct. 29
Abstract: The Antikythera mechanism—the amazingly complex first-century-bc astronomical computer—may be remarkable, but it is also very likely not alone. Beginning with Cicero, references to mechanized astronomical /sphaerae/ crop up repeatedly in ancient sources, pointing to a tradition of manufacture and use that may have continued throughout antiquity and possibly into the early Middle Ages. These /sphaerae /were taken by the ancients to be marvels of human ingenuity (sometimes verging on hubris) and were seen as copies in miniature of the heavens themselves. But this very fact, that even the divine heavens could be modeled in a small device made by human hands, struck ancient writers as highly significant. This paper explores the cosmological, philosophical, and theological importance of these complex and wonderful heavenly models, and the ways in which they affected and were in turn affected by ancient worldviews.
Sapient, The Undergraduate Journal of Biological Anthropology is looking for new submissions.
If you are proud of your academic work and would like to have it published, don’t hesitate to send it to the following address: email@example.com
They are currently accepting any undergraduate papers, illustrations, and photographs that meet the following requirements:
- Max 15 pages/4000 words
- About one of these categories:
- Human Genetics and Variation
- Evolutionary History and Theory
- Primate Behavior and Ecology
- Paleoarchaeology and morphology
Submissions are due no later than November 10th
For more information visit: http://www.sapientjournal.com/
Go check out this new special exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, with paintings depicting ancestral Zuni sites throughout the Colorado Plateau. This exhibit is part of an indigenous mapping project that has developed over the past 20 years. The paintings are created by 14 Zuni artist in collaboration with Zuni cultural advisors and produced in partnership with the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico.
Open 12:30pm-5:30pm everyday
Here is the information for the next TAG conference if interested:
The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to developing programs that provide opportunities for meaningful and enriching engagement for diverse audiences. In the spirit of engagement for all, we are seeking a volunteer intern for the Fall 2013 semester to help implement our access and community outreach programs. If you know someone who would be a good candidate and would like to apply, please ask him/her to contact Lyndsey Anderson, Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 620-5000 ext. 336.
Access Programs and Community Outreach Intern
Commitment: 15-20 hours per week
Semester: Fall, Spring, or full academic year
Position Available: 1
Academic Level: Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student
Description: Under the guidance of the Manager of Visitor Experience, the Access Programs and Community Outreach Intern will assist with the creation and implementation of museum programs for non-traditional audiences and visitors with disabilities. The intern would research existing programs at other institutions and serve as a liaison, providing outreach to community and cultural centers in New York City.
Duties may include (but are not limited to):
- Research potential partnerships and outreach to local community
- Provide research materials for American Sign Language (ASL) tour guides each month
- Ensure RMA website is current with programs offered
- Update large print labels for each gallery as exhibitions open
- Create audio guide transcripts for each exhibition
- Design a new, large print map for visitor orientation
- Register participants, etc. for Mindful Connections, our program for persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Create, distribute, and collect surveys for participants in existing programs each month
Qualifications: The ideal intern should have a strong interest in making museums accessible to diverse audiences. The candidate also should have excellent computer, organizational, design, and interpersonal skills, as well as effective reading and writing skills. Must be able to work on a PC with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet search engines. For more information please contact Lyndsey Anderson, Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs: email@example.com or (212) 620-5000 ext. 336.
Head of Adult & Academic Programs