Event: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Open House

Date & Time

May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Information

Sonali Gupta-agarwal


Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Labs and the Lenart Auditorium

Event Type

Cotsen Public Lecture

Event Details

The Annual Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Open House will take place on

May 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00pm with the theme Celebrations.

Join us at 12:00 pm in the Fowler Museum for two gallery talks followed by a feasting forum in the Lenart Auditorium (A-Level) at 1:00 pm. 

Decoding textiles: the transmission of traditional knowledge with Dr. Sonali Gupta-agarwal


Archaeology and representation: empowering descendant communities through museum-based education with Dr. Stephen Acabado

Celebrations across the world and throughout time usually involve feasting: consuming elaborate and plentiful food (and drink) in the company of others. The important social, religious and political roles of feasting will be presented and discussed by three core members of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Drs. Elizabeth Carter, Alan Farahani, and Monica Smith. After their brief introductions the panel will discuss this subject with the audience, an exchange of thought moderated by Dr. Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Institute.

After the forum, come explore our labs and interact with archaeologists from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.