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You are invited to the
November Lecture Program
Exploring the Past with New Technology:
Climate, Epidemics and the Fall of an Empire
Thursday, November 21st
5 - 5:45 p.m. Wine & Light Appetizers
Room 235 Gates-Thomas Laboratory
5:45 p.m. Lecture in Jim & Sandy Hall Auditorium
Just off the Olive Walk
At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to Egypt, from Spain to Iraq. The western Roman Empire lasted almost a thousand years. How such a mighty civilization fell – and why – has been a preoccupation of historians since at least the 18th century. But today, as new technology develops that can be applied to the field science of archaeology, we are able to understand more about the past than ever before. Innovations in environmental and biological sciences are giving us tools to add another significant piece to the puzzle that is the “fall of Rome.” Rome’s relationship with the environment, the dynamics of climate change, and the biological consequences of both are now understood to have heavily impacted the great empire, and contributed significantly to its ultimate demise. This presentation explores an integrated approach and the ways in which the science of the present helps us understand the events of the past, and how climate change, environmental exploitation and epidemic disease contributed to the collapse of one of the world’s greatest civilizations.
Reservations: RSVP due by Monday, November 18th
$5 per person
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Free for Graduate students & Post-docs to attend but please email RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us to celebrate the holidays and enjoy the beautiful seasonal decorations at the Athenaeum
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Reservations are due no later than Wednesday, December 4th
$39 Faculty, Staff, Affiliates and $49 for their guests (limit 3 guests per member)
$25 Students, Postdocs, and their guests
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This event is supported in part by dues and donations to the CWC.
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