Join us for free, fascinating lectures delivered by leaders in the world of archaeology and allied fields. Lectures are designed for general audiences and anyone interested in recent archaeological discoveries and theories.
Lectures begin at 7:30pm at the Burpee Museum (map), 737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL.

2022-2023 Lecture Schedule (* means virtual online lecture only--Click on links to Online Webinar at date and time specified)

First Semester

Thursday, September 29, 2022
*Ancestral Maya Pilgrimage at the Sacred Pools of Cara Blanca, Belize
Link to Zoom Lecture
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Professor Lisa J. Lucero
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
"Barbarians" and Bronzes: The Origins of Civilization in Ancient Vietnam
Professor Nam C. Kim
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
The Sechin Archaeological Project
Professor David Pacifico
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
What's Canoe With Us?: The Wisconsin Dugout Canoe Survey Project
Quigly Lectureship
Professor Sissel Schroeder
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
"Race", Racism, and Representation in Roman Art: Aethiopians in the Visual Arts of the Roman World
Max Arthur Cohn and Sarah Waldstein Cohn Memorial Lecture
Professor Sinclair Bell
Northern Illinois University

Society Lectures