September 28, 2022 Academic Calendar
09/28/2022 1:30 PM 09/28/2022 2:00 PM America/New_York Andover Peabody Institute of Archaeology Webinar - Diggin' In Series

Join us for Season 5, Episode 5 of the Peabody Diggin’ In series – Shiny Scarabs and Dazzling Deities. Aegyptiaca in Archaic Sicily

Investigate the distribution and use of Egyptian and Egyptian-inspired objects, also known as Aegyptiaca, in Sicily during the Archaic Period (ca. 776-480 BCE). Research analysis shows how the inhabitants of Sicilian cities used these objects in their daily life, religious ceremonies, and funerary customs throughout time. This discussion will explain why the Aegyptiaca became popular in Sicily by examining who else used the same objects in other Mediterranean regions during this period, and how. In short, showing that the people of Sicily followed international trends, importing very popular objects, and adapting them to their everyday life.

About our Guest Speaker: Caterina Minniti is a field archaeologist and PhD Candidate from the department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies at UBC. Minniti's main research field is the study of Mediterranean connections during the Iron Age. In particular, Caterina is interested in exploring how material culture was adapted by different agents to fit local agendas. Her most recent works deal with the import, use, and meaning of Egyptian and Egyptianizing imports (‘Aegyptiaca’) in Archaic Sicily. She is also involved with researching receptions of the Ancient World in pop culture and mainstream media, and has been hosting regular archaeogaming streams for the Save Ancient Studies Alliance since September 2021.

Please sign up for this webinar at our online registration page.

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Peabody Institute of Archaeology Webinar - Diggin' In Series

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. , Online Zoom Event

Join us for Season 5, Episode 5 of the Peabody Diggin’ In series – Shiny Scarabs and Dazzling Deities. Aegyptiaca in Archaic Sicily

Investigate the distribution and use of Egyptian and Egyptian-inspired objects, also known as Aegyptiaca, in Sicily during the Archaic Period (ca. 776-480 BCE). Research analysis shows how the inhabitants of Sicilian cities used these objects in their daily life, religious ceremonies, and funerary customs throughout time. This discussion will explain why the Aegyptiaca became popular in Sicily by examining who else used the same objects in other Mediterranean regions during this period, and how. In short, showing that the people of Sicily followed international trends, importing very popular objects, and adapting them to their everyday life.

About our Guest Speaker: Caterina Minniti is a field archaeologist and PhD Candidate from the department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies at UBC. Minniti's main research field is the study of Mediterranean connections during the Iron Age. In particular, Caterina is interested in exploring how material culture was adapted by different agents to fit local agendas. Her most recent works deal with the import, use, and meaning of Egyptian and Egyptianizing imports (‘Aegyptiaca’) in Archaic Sicily. She is also involved with researching receptions of the Ancient World in pop culture and mainstream media, and has been hosting regular archaeogaming streams for the Save Ancient Studies Alliance since September 2021.

Please sign up for this webinar at our online registration page.

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