Greece is the word at October's Thursday Forum

Extra: Lonnie Zingula, Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2013-09-26 14:25:21 - General

Archaeology and the history of Greece are the subjects of Coe College's Thursday Forum in October.

Beginning Oct. 10, History Professor Angela Ziskowski offers an introduction to the methods archaeologists use to understand and study ancient sites. She will employ major forms of evidence available - like pottery, coins, architecture, and ancient texts - as tools to interpret a number of the best known sites in Greece.

Attendees will look at archaeological remains from the Minoan palace of Knossos, Mycenae's citadel, the Acropolis of Athens, and the athletic games at Olympia, to name a few. The archaeological material will guide participants through the history of Greece, showing how helpful (though misleading) the evidence is for reconstructing the past.

Thursday Forum lectures are held in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe campus. Each session begins with coffee and pastries from 8:45-9:15 a.m., followed by the class until 11:30 a.m. A luncheon is offered at the conclusion of each series.

The courses are open to all adults. The cost is $30 for a four-week course paid on the first day, or $12 per week. The closing luncheons cost an additional $8. Thursday Forum gift certificates are available. For more information about the Coe College Thursday Forum lecture series, call (319) 399-8619.

Thursday Forum schedule:

  • "Digging Up the Past: Introduction to the Archaeology of Greece" - Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31.
  • "Fifty Years After Dallas: The Legacies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson" - Nov. 7, 14, 21, and Dec. 5.
  • "Carmen: Assembling the Pieces to Make an Opera" - Jan. 16.
  • "A Sense of Place" - Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27.
  • "Hollywood’s Vietnam War" - March 6, 13, 20, 27.
  • "Quantum Century" - April 3, 10, 17, 24.