Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology

The Boshell series features internationally recognized archaeologists, historians, and authors working at the forefront of archaeological research. 

Madeline Miller and Dr. Michael Connolly

Madeline Miller, the author of " The Song of Achilles," discusses her new work and creative process.  She is joined by Michael Connolly, Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of Acting at Southern Methodist University, for a discussion about ancient Greek tragedies from a performance perspective. Presented in conjunction with Arts & Letters Live.

March 29, 2012

Horchow Auditorium


Monuments of Stone: The Art and Architecture of Great Zimbabwe

The magnificent stone walls of Great Zimbabwe are sub-Saharan Africa’s largest and most dramatic prehistoric site.  Dr. William J. Dewey, Associate Professor of Art History at Penn State University, looks at the social and economic forces that contributed to the rise of this great southern African kingdom of the 13th and 14th centuries, examining the stunning architecture that symbolically asserts the status and prestige of the royals living there. 

February 23, 2012

Horchow Auditorium

From Cleopatra to the Duchess of Cambridge: A Complete Fashion History

From the ancient Egyptians through the French Revolution to the British royal family, fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave chronicles the evolution of women’s fashion through social, cultural, and historical perspectives. Cosgrave is a broadcaster, a curator, and author of three critically acclaimed books, includingCostume & Fashion: A Complete History and Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards.

December 1, 2011

Horchow Auditorium

Surveying the Silk Road: East/West Contacts Along the Route in Ancient Times

Distinguished scholar and author Elizabeth Wayland Barber explores the Silk Road, the collection of trade routes where luxurious goods, technologies, and ideas were exchanged between East and West. For almost three thousand years, the Silk Road created important paths for traders, merchants, and pilgrims between China and India, the Persian Empire, and Mediterranean countries.

April 21, 2011

Horchow Auditorium