Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at The University of Michigan houses a collection of more than 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. No admission, but donations accepted.
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Society for Classical Studies
07/30/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

An inscribed Roman stylus has been discovered: “According to epigrapher Roger Tomlin, the tiny inscription on the iron writing implement reads, ‘I have come from the City. I bring you a welcome gift with a sharp point that you may remember me. I ask, if fortune allowed, that I might be able [to give] as generously as the way is long [and] as my purse is empty.’” 🎁

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology's cover photo
07/29/2019

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology's cover photo

#FBF "The drawings themselves are not the mysteries. We know the artifacts depicted. Instead, the mystery was who drew t...
07/26/2019
From the Archives #44 — July 2019

#FBF "The drawings themselves are not the mysteries. We know the artifacts depicted. Instead, the mystery was who drew them." Learn more about the person behind these beautiful artifact illustrations on the KMA blog! (link: http://myumi.ch/E33Ek) myumi.ch/E33Ek

By Sebastián Encina, Collections Manager A very common occurrence in archives is coming across mysteries that have no answers. It is frustrating for those of us working with these materials to not …

Only a few more days left to see the Ancient Color #exhibition! The last day to see it is July 28th, and the curators wi...
07/25/2019

Only a few more days left to see the Ancient Color #exhibition! The last day to see it is July 28th, and the curators will be there at 2:00pm to lead the final tour. We hope to see you there! (link: https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/) lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/

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Check out this fascinating blog post from Craig Harvey, PhD candidate in IPCAA!
07/24/2019
ACOR - The American Center of Oriental Research

Check out this fascinating blog post from Craig Harvey, PhD candidate in IPCAA!

In today's ACOR Blog, Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship recipient Craig Harvey, a PhD candidate in Classical Art and Archaeology at University of Michigan, writes about his trip to Jordan to study wall-painting fragments and other artifacts from Nabataean and Roman era Humayma (Ancient Hawara), Jordan.

https://www.acorjordan.org/2019/07/22/piecing-together-the-wall-paintings-from-humayma

To find out more about ACOR Fellowships please visit ACOR's website.

في مدونة أكور، يكتب كريغ هارفي عن رحلته الى الأردن لدراسة فتات اللوحات الجدارية وغيرها من القطع الأثرية بالفترات النبطية و الرومانية لموقع الحميمة (الحوارة القديمة).
كريغ هارفي طالب دكتوراه يدرس الفن الكلاسيكي والآثار بجامعة ميشيغان حاصل على منحة زمالة من أكور..

https://www.acorjordan.org/2019/07/22/piecing-together-the-wall-paintings-from-humayma

لمعرفة المزيد حول منح أكور قم بزيارة موقعنا اللإلكتروني

Looking for something to feed your brain on your lunch hour? Starting this fall, join us for Midday Morsels at the Kelse...
07/24/2019

Looking for something to feed your brain on your lunch hour? Starting this fall, join us for Midday Morsels at the Kelsey Museum. These 30-minute tours offer a taste of ancient Mediterranean history and artifact highlights in the Kelsey collection. Midday Morsel tours begin at 12:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month beginning in September (see below for a list of tour dates). No registration is needed. Tour participants should gather at our Maynard Street entrance a few minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.

While we do not allow food at the Kelsey Museum, there are numerous lunch options near us on campus. Check out the UMMA Café at the Museum of Art and Darwin’s Café at the Museum of Natural History before or after your tour of the Kelsey.

Midday Morsel tours are free and open to all visitors. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this tour, please contact the education office (734-647-4167) at least two weeks in advance. We ask for advance notice as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.

Scheduled Tour Dates

September 6 (game weekend)
October 4 (Homecoming weekend)
November 1
December 6
January 3
February 7
March 6 (during U-M winter break)
April 3
May 1 (graduation weekend)
June 5
July 10 (tour date moved from July 3 due to the Fourth of July holiday)
August 7

Hey #AnnArborArtFair visitors! There is an awesome cooling station right outside our Maynard Street entrance! We’ll be...
07/20/2019

Hey #AnnArborArtFair visitors! There is an awesome cooling station right outside our Maynard Street entrance! We’ll be open again tomorrow (7/21) at 1:00pm- see you then!

The #AnnArborArtFair is well under way! The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is open from 9:00am-4:00pm today. Come inside t...
07/18/2019

The #AnnArborArtFair is well under way! The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is open from 9:00am-4:00pm today. Come inside to see some ancient art and enjoy a great sale in our Gift Shop! (More details here: (link: http://myumi.ch/JdqlV) myumi.ch/JdqlV ) #archaeology #annarbor #umicharts

Archaeological Institute of America
07/17/2019
Archaeological Institute of America

Archaeological Institute of America

Interested in participating in an excavation? The AIA does not sponsor excavations, but we do host an online database, the Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin (AFOB) with project listings archaeological.org/programs/professionals/fieldwork/afob/. #AskAnArchaeologist
*Please note the disclaimer posted at the above link.

Want to work with community and youth visitors to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology? We are accepting applications for a ...
07/16/2019

Want to work with community and youth visitors to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology? We are accepting applications for a museum Educator! Visit (link: http://myumi.ch/6O87K) myumi.ch/6O87K to learn more! #museumjobs #annarbor #umich

Society for Classical Studies
07/13/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

A review of Prof. Artemis Leontis's new book: "Fluency in the classics was de rigueur among the American upper class into which Eva was born in 1874, but her interest in Greek culture soared to exceptional, all-encompassing heights. In Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins, Leontis reveals the little-known story of what was, for Eva, the performance of a lifetime: recreating, on a daily basis, the arts of the ancient Greeks."

We love Townie Street Party! We hope you can come by our table to make your own woven paper fan (inspired by real ancien...
07/11/2019

We love Townie Street Party! We hope you can come by our table to make your own woven paper fan (inspired by real ancient fans from Egypt)!

Just three weeks away!

07/11/2019
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

This was so much fun! If you're not following UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art this is a great day to start! ❤️

Did you know that the Kelsey Museum has an Instagram? You can follow us there @kelseymuseum! We just wrapped up a #MuseumInstaSwap visit with our neighbor UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art! You can check out the story here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17879831416384042/

Archaeology Magazine
07/06/2019

Archaeology Magazine

Originally settled by the Achaemenids in the fifth century B.C., the ancient city of Merv, in modern Turkmenistan, continued to be an important economic and political center for various empires until the late Middle Ages.

archaeology.org/issues/346-1907/trenches/7747-trenches-turkmenistan-merv

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The Kelsey Museum will be closed on July 4th! But we have plenty on our website for you to enjoy until we are open again...
07/03/2019
Online Exhibitions | U-M LSA Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

The Kelsey Museum will be closed on July 4th!

But we have plenty on our website for you to enjoy until we are open again on Friday 😁

Love our artifacts and exhibitions? Visit them online!: https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/exhibitions/online-exhibitions.html

Want to keep up with news from the Museum? Read our latest Newsletter (you can read all the way back to 1987!): https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/publications/newsletters.html

Want to go even deeper into the past? Excavation reports from the 1920s and 1930s are available to read for free!: https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/publications/early-excavations.html

Have a great holiday!

Check out the latest from Gabii Project!
07/02/2019

Check out the latest from Gabii Project!

📣 The latest FOLD&R #Italy Series, 438.
Marcello Mogetta, Andrew C. Johnson, Matthew C. Naglak, and Mattia D’Acri (2019): "The Street System of Gabii: New Evidence on the Republican Phases"
PDF fastionline → https://bit.ly/2FMC2Uu 📖
or PDF academia → https://bit.ly/2FLLVCe
Record Sheet FO → https://bit.ly/2NmbzDt

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University of Michigan Department of Classical Studies
07/01/2019
University of Michigan Department of Classical Studies

University of Michigan Department of Classical Studies

Click to read the American Journal of Archaeology's review of a recent Kelsey Museum of Archaeology exhibit, 'Urban Biographies.'

The exhibit ran from Aug. 24th, 2018 through Jan. 6th, 2019. It showcased three Classical cities where the University of Michigan sponsors field projects: Gabii in Italy, Olynthos in Greece, and Notion in Turkey. The archaeologists excavating these cities, in collaboration with students and faculty from U-M’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, compared their findings to projects of urban rebuilding in contemporary Detroit, asking two main questions: How do contemporary archaeological methods facilitate the study of both ancient and modern cities? And how can the study of the past help illuminate the challenges and opportunities facing Detroit today?

The exhibition was curated by Professor Christopher Ratté, in collaboration with Professors Nicola Terrenato, Lisa Nevett, and Kathy Velikov.

Click for more:
https://www.ajaonline.org/sites/default/files/1233_Bernard.pdf

#ArtifactoftheDay Anubis amulet Faience Late–Ptolemaic Periods, 664–30 BC Fayum, Egypt. D. Askren purchase, 1925 KM ...
06/28/2019

#ArtifactoftheDay
Anubis amulet
Faience
Late–Ptolemaic Periods, 664–30 BC
Fayum, Egypt.
D. Askren purchase, 1925
KM 23431

Learn more about the jackal god Anubis on the Death Dogs website!: http://myumi.ch/L3vpN

06/28/2019
University of Michigan

Thanks so much visiting! We hope everyone can come check out the Ancient Color special exhibition before it closes on July 28th!

What wonders await you at the university’s many museums?

UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and Kelsey Museum of Archaeology all offer world-class experiences to engage with history, art, and science right here on campus—and the best part is that they're free and open to the public.

Check out their websites for hours of operation and more information:

www.umma.umich.edu
lsa.umich.edu/kelsey
lsa.umich.edu/ummnh

U-M Students Investigate Ancient Climate Change at KaranisThis past Fall Term, students in HISTORY 215: The History of D...
06/25/2019

U-M Students Investigate Ancient Climate Change at Karanis

This past Fall Term, students in HISTORY 215: The History of Disaster spent the semester studying several sites of natural disasters. Included among these was the ancient site of Karanis, Egypt. While Karanis was not destroyed by a volcano like Pompeii, it was subjected to man-made environmental change that had serious effects on its population. The students in HISTORY 215 explored the many ways these effects manifest themselves in the archaeological remains of Karanis housed at the Kelsey Museum and they found modern parallels in places such as Miami and Bangladesh.

You can explore their interpretations about Karanis in the story map projects listed below: (https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/news-events/all-news/search-news/um-students-investigate-ancient-climate-change-at-karanis.html )

-Karanis: An Abandoned Mediterranean Settlement
-Religion Through Disaster
-Economic Effects of Sandstorms in Karanis
-Agency of Vulnerability: Karanis, Miami, Bangladesh, and Global Warming; Why Don't People Leave Disaster Zones?

University of Michigan News
06/25/2019

University of Michigan News

The grand bargain: How the Roman conquest may not have been so much a conquest of war as a conquest of wheeling and dealing.

myumi.ch/aKXQq

It's about 73 degrees and 40% humidity in the museum- good for artifacts and good for people!
06/25/2019
All About Ann Arbor

It's about 73 degrees and 40% humidity in the museum- good for artifacts and good for people!

Beat the heat and dodge the rain this week by heading into one of these museums.

University of Michigan Department of Classical Studies
06/24/2019
University of Michigan Department of Classical Studies

University of Michigan Department of Classical Studies

JOB POSTING. Please share with interested individuals! More info: http://myumi.ch/Jy9w5

MODERN GREEK STUDIES. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature have been authorized to make an appointment in Modern Greek Studies at the entry level (tenure-track Assistant Professor) beginning September 1, 2020. This is a university-year appointment.

The candidate should be qualified to teach Modern Greek language and culture and comparative literature and to fully participate in the activities of both departments. Expertise may range from literature, theory, and cultural studies to studies in performance, film and new media, translation, visual culture, heritage, and classical receptions. Preference will be given to candidates whose published work indicates cross-disciplinary links between Modern Greek and wider geographical contexts such as the Mediterranean, Balkans, Middle East, and diasporic communities worldwide. The person who fills this position will hold a joint appointment in Classical Studies and Comparative literature, be actively involved in the existent Modern Greek Program, teach a 2-2 load and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and be engaged in defining the place of Modern Greek Studies in both of these units.

Promise of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria. In addition, demonstrated leadership or an interest in program building and development are highly desired. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the Modern Greek program in its curricular, scholarly, and outreach activities; to contribute to course offerings in both departments; and eventually to advise undergraduates and supervise graduate students in the relevant fields. As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of application how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Modern Greek or relevant field by September 15, 2019, teaching experience, and promise of strong research at the level required in a research university.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to [email protected]. Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

Cover letter addressed to the Chair, Modern Greek Search Committee
Curriculum Vitae
Article or chapter-length writing sample
Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
Statement of current and future research plans
Diversity statement (recommended)
Three letters of recommendation.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2019. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of Michigan, Modern Greek Program

Society for Classical Studies
06/21/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Classical Studies

Over on the SCS blog, Prof. Sarah E. Bond addresses the divide between archaeologists and classical philologists and asks: What can we do to mend the divide between the two fields? She speaks to Jim Newhard, Kristina Killgrove, Sheira Cohen, Eric Kansa, and Alice Rittershaus about everything from using ancient DNA data to the need for the annual meeting. How do you think we can better work together?

#OnThisDay 21 June 250 CE"To those in charge of the sacrifices of the village Theadelphia, from Aurelia Bellias, daughte...
06/21/2019

#OnThisDay 21 June 250 CE

"To those in charge of the sacrifices of the village Theadelphia, from Aurelia Bellias, daughter of Peteres, and her daughter, Kapinis. We have always been constant in sacrificing to the gods, and now too, in your presence, in accordance with the regulations, I have poured libations and sacrificed and tasted the offerings, and I ask you to certify this for us below. May you continue to prosper.
(2nd hand) We, Aurelius Serenus and Aurelius Hermas, saw you sacrificing.
(3rd hand) I, Hermas, certify.
(1st hand) The 1st year if the Emperor Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius Pius Felix Augustus, Pauni 27."

Learn more: myumi.ch/L1zw9

Also, check out a very similar document from June 17, 250 CE (also witnessed by Aurelius Serenus and Aurelius Hermas) explained by Sarah Bond on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahEBond/status/1140570689734414336 !

Address

434 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI
48109-1390

Metered parking on surrounding streets (three-hour limit) or public parking in the parking structure on Maynard St. On Sundays, no charge at parking meters & parking structure.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(734) 764-9304

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