Penn Museum Offers Wednesday Lunchtime Scholars Series

Penn Museum's behind-the-scenes research activities take center stage this fall, winter, and spring, through a new Wednesday lunchtime 12:00 pm series of illustrated talks-the Penn Museum Scholars Series.  Attendees are invited to bring along lunch for the short talks and question-and-answer period programs, all "pay-as-you-want" with Museum admission donation.  The presentations take place in Penn Museum's Classroom 2 just off the Trescher entrance.

The series, which began in October 2009, continues most weeks, December 2009 through mid-May 2010.  Program updates, and descriptions, are posted on the Museum's website calendar.

The upcoming 12:00 pm program schedule is as follows:

December 2, 2009
Janet M. Monge, Acting Curator-in-Charge and Keeper, Physical Anthropology
"The Dead Men of Duffy's Cut"

December 9, 2009
Richard M. Leventhal, Curator, American Section, Professor of Anthropology
"Memory, Power and Heritage Among the Maya of Belize"

December 16, 2009
William Wierzbowski, Associate Keeper, American Section
"George Catlin's Indian Curiosities: A Collection Saved, Hidden, Dispersed, And Discovered"

January 13, 2010
Lauren Ristvet, Dyson Assistant Curator, Near East Section, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
"State Formation As Cultural Revolution: Pilgrimage and Political Legitimacy in Northern Mesopotamia"

January 20, 2010
Stephan Kroll, Dyson Fellow, Near East Section
"Hasanlu and Urartu"

January 27, 2010
Simon Martin, Associate Curator, American Section
Title to come

February 3, 2010
Ann Blair Brownlee, Associate Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section
"Archives and Archaeology:  The Orvieto Collection in the University of Pennsylvania Museum"

February 10, 2010
Timothy B. Powell, Research Project Manager, American Section
"Digital Repatriation: Returning Films from the Penn Museum Archives to the Navajo Nation Museum"

February 17, 2010
David Gilman Romano, Research Project Manager, Mediterranean Section
"Excavation and Research at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion, 2009"

February 24, 2010
Robert L. Schuyler, Associate Curator-in-Charge, Historical Archaeology, Associate Professor of Anthropology
"The South Jersey Project: A Joint Effort of the Penn Museum and Penn's Anthropology Department"

March 3, 2010
Stephen J. Tinney, Associate Curator-in-Charge, Babylonian Section
Title to come

March 10, 2010
Ayse Gürsan-Salzmann, Research Associate, Near East Section
Title to come

March 17, 2010
Jane Hickman, Publications, Editor of Expedition Magazine
"Bactrian Gold: Jewelry Workshop Traditions at Tillya Tepe, Afghanistan"

March 24, 2010
Clark L. Erickson, Associate Curator, American Section, Associate Professor of Anthropology
"Pre-Columbian Monumental Earthworks of the Amazon"

March 31, 2010
Josef W. Wegner, Associate Curator, Egyptian Section, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
"An Urban Center of Egypt's Middle Kingdom: The Archaeology of the Town of Wah-Sut"

April 7, 2010
Brian J. Spooner, Curator, Near East Section, Professor of Anthropology
"Writing and the Social Order: A Non-Western Assessment of the Anthropology of Literacy"

April 14, 2010
Gareth Darbyshire, Gordion Archivist, Mediterranean Section
Title to come

April 21, 2010
Naomi F. Miller, Research Project Manager, Near East Section
Title to come

April 28, 2010
Joyce C. White, Associate Curator, Asian Section
"Prehistoric Research and Heritage Management in Luang Prabang Laos"

May 5, 2010
Grant Frame, Associate Curator, Babylonian Section, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
"The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period"

May 12, 2010
Jennifer Houser Wegner, Associate Curator, Egyptian Section
"No, I said 'DeMOTic,' not 'DeMONic.'"

May 19, 2010
C. Brian Rose, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Mediterranean Section
Title to come

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.

Penn Museum is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on Penn's campus, across from Franklin Field and adjacent to SEPTA's University City Regional Rail station serving the R1, R2 and R3 lines). Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission donation is $10 for adults; $7 for senior citizens (65 and above); $6 children (6 to 17) and full-time students with ID; free to Members, Penncard holders, and children 5 and younger; "pay-what-you-want" after 3:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and after 4:00 pm Sunday. Penn Museum can be found on the web at For general information call (215) 898-4000.




3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000


Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED


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