Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Israeli Archaeologists Visit and Lecture

Students and visitors to the department's fundraising event.  Left to right:  Hilda Torres, Sarah Carlton, Norma Franklin, Mark Browning, Delores Browning, David Ilan, and Alan Kaiser 
 The UE Department of Archaeology and Art History was lucky enough to receive a visit from two prominent Israeli archaeologists, David Ilan and Norma Franklin.  Dr. Ilan of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem delivered a lecture at Temple Adath B’nai Israel.  Read more about it in the article from the Evansville Courier and Press.  Dr. Franklin, who is affiliated with the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa and is the co-director of the Jezreel Expedition with our own Dr. Jennie Ebeling, shared the stage with Hilda Torres, Sarah Carlton, and Kelly Goodner at a panel discussion about recent archaeological work at Jezreel.  Students also had the opportunity to meet with our guests in small groups throughout their time in Evansville and both archaeologists came away impressed with the high caliber of UE students. 

Drs. Franklin and Ilan were also honored guests at a fundraising event (pictured above) for the Browning-Miller Advancement for Archaeology Endowed Fund, a scholarship to help students attend field schools and internships.  The fundraiser gathered so many of the Evansville elite that it made the society page of the Courier and Press!  

Dr. Ilan's visit was supported through a partnership between the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series and the Bronstein Trust.  Dr. Franklin's visit was made possible through the generous support of the University of Evansville.

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