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.

2018-2019 Lecture Schedule

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Earliest Illustrated Manuscripts in History: Reading and Writing the Ancient Egyptian Book
Professor Foy D. Scalf
University of Chicago, Oriental Institute

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Four Colonial Ships Found Beneath Manhattan
Professor Warren Riess, Emeritus
University of Maine


Monday, April 1, 2019
A Tale of Two Peoples: Phoenicians and Jews in the Land Beyond the River
Professor Andrea Berlin
Boston University

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
From the Mound to the Market to the Mantelpiece: The Trade in Holy Land Antiquities
Professor Morag Kersel
DePaul University

Society Lectures