Reed College

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Megan Daniels

"Big Histories: The Phoenicians and the Formation of the Mediterranean World"

Who were the Phoenicians and why do they matter? This talk investigates the mysterious and enterprising seafarers of the ancient Mediterranean through their archaeological remains in North Africa. It explores how a Phoenician history has much to offer not only to Mediterranean archaeology, but to broader decolonizing perspectives in cultural heritage and pedagogy.

Megan Daniels is the Redford Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology for 2016–17 at the University of Puget Sound. She received her B.A. in archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University, her M.A. in classical and Near Eastern archaeology from the University of British Columbia, and her Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University. Her research examines long-term social change in the Bronze and Iron Ages of the Mediterranean through religion and its intersections with political ideologies and commercial exchanges. She has conducted fieldwork in Canada, Bermuda, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Turkey, and Tunisia. Beyond academics, she has worked as an archaeologist for Parks Canada in the National Parks and Native Sites program and has taught English in China and Vietnam.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Performing Arts Building, Music Rehearsal Room 320
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Students, General Public




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