Friday, April 27, 2012
The University of Evansville has officially announced its co-sponsorship of the Jezreel Expedition, Israel, with the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa. Project directors are Jennie Ebeling, chair of UE's Department of Archaeology and Art History, and Norma Franklin of the Zinman Institute. Eight UE archaeology students will travel to Israel June 1-22 to participate in a two-week survey season at Jezreel and one week of excavations at nearby Megiddo. Stay tuned, as we're planning to bring many more students to Jezreel to excavation in summer 2013! For more information, see the Jezreel Expedition's website.
Monday, April 16, 2012
On Thursday April 19 at 2:00 pm, sophomore archaeology and history major Brianna McLaughlin will give a presentation entitled "Evansville's 'Home of the Friendless:' The Early Years of the Vanderburgh Christian Home. Brianna is an intern at the Willard Library this semester, and one of her projects has been to transcribe records from the Vanderburgh Christian Home. The Home opened in 1870 as a 'maternity home' and was one of the first of its kind in the Midwest. The program is free and open to the public; please see the Willard website for information on how to reserve a place.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
|Nate and his stew.|
|Lizzie and kebabs.|
|Hilda and Nate at the dessert table.|
|A toast to archaeology!|
|Abigail and her labor-intensive mortar.|
Senior archaeology major Emma D. is showing a small exhibit called "Curiosities" in the Krannert Gallery of Fine Arts Lobby on the UE campus April 9-27, 2012. This exhibit, which is based on an assignment Emma completed for the course "Museum Studies" last fall, compares portraits of average people and circus performers taken in the late 19th century and tells the stories of the individuals in the photographs.
|Late 19th century photographs on display in the "Curiosities" exhibit.|
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Theresa H. ('02) Receives Etruscan Foundation Research Fellowship and the Bothmer Predoctoral Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
We are very pleased that two of the eight UE students who presented at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held at Weber State University in Ogden, UT March 29-31 were archaeology majors! Elizabeth B. presented a poster entitled "University of Evansville Veterans: Civil War to Afghanistan and Iraq" and Rachel L. presented a paper entitled "Castles, Confusion, and the Count: Vlad the Impaler's Impact on Tourism in Romania." Both presentations were very well received and Rachel has been invited to publish hers in the NCUR 2012 Proceedings! Elizabeth and Rachel had a great time and recommend that other students take advantage of this opportunity to present their original research.
|History major Ashley M., Rachel and Elizabeth at Weber State.|
|Elizabeth with her poster.|