LECTURE SERIES (at USA Archaeology Museum)
Catching Babies and Healing Women: The Science and Art of an African-American Midwife in 19th Century Mobile, Dr. Laurie Wilkie, University of California at Berkeley, co-sponsored by the Mobile Medical Museum
Thursday, September 29, 2016 6pm-7pm
The History and Archaeology of Blakeley State Park, Mike Bunn, Director of Operations, Blakeley State Park
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6pm-7pm
Learn about the history and archaeology of Blakeley State Park by Director of Operations, Mike Bunn. Blakeley is a 2,000 acre historic and nature park located near Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Lunch and Learn: From Simplicity to Sumptuous: The Dinner Party in Ancient Rome, Dr. Kara Burns, Assistant Professor in the USA Visual Arts Department
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12pm-1pm
Bring a brown bag lunch! Ancient Romans, much like us today, loved a good dinner party. They used the dining experience as a way to impress their friends and business associates, to elevate their social status, execute political maneuvers, and illustrate their power. Join Dr. Kara K. Burns as she explores the Roman dining experience, including the different layouts of the Roman dining room, the interior decorations, the food, and the entertainment.
Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History, Maurice Gandy, adjunct English instructor at the University of South Alabama and oral history feature correspondent with the Mobile Press-Register
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6pm-7pm
Alabamians are justly proud of their personal heritage, but unrecorded stories, anecdotes and legends within families (and communities) are often lost when storytellers pass on. Many of these experiences have been part of local, national or even international historical events, including wars, hurricanes and societal changes. This presentation, “Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History,” motivates participants to use basic techniques of interviewing and recording to save the human side of their family and community legacy. The interactive session concludes with handouts from oral history Internet sites, and research tips from archivists utilized by the facilitator in his own research as a college/university English instructor and a feature correspondent for the Mobile Press-Register. A question-and-answer period follows the presentation. The personally fulfilling challenge of oral history is to “preserve it or lose it!” And the time to start is now.
SCIENCE CAFES (at Moe's Original BBQ - Downtown Mobile)
Science cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings. They are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist or social scientist about a timely topic. All Science Cafes are held at Moe's Original BBQ at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in downtown Mobile.
Carrion: It's What's for Dinner! Talking "Trash" About Scavenger Ecology and Cognition, Dr. Stephanie Jett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of South Alabama
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6pm-7pm
Please join us for our first Science Cafe of the 2016-17 school year at Moe's Original BBQ Downtown!
You Can Bite Me, Suck My Blood, But Please Don't Poop on Me! Dr. Frances Mujica, Assistant Professor in the Earth Sciences Department, University of South Alabama
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6pm-7pm
OTHER EVENTS (at USA Archaeology Museum)
International Archaeology Day
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 12pm-4pm
Come out to the Archaeology Museum to help us celebrate International Archaeology Day! We'll be teaming up with the Anthropology Club at South to bring you a wide variety of activities and presentations for folks of all ages! Free admission!
Fall Identification Clinic
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12pm-4pm
Want to know more about that stuff grandpa left you in the attic sitting around all these years? Bring your rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, or artifacts and have them identified by experts! Limit 10 specimens per person. Please note that NO appraisals will be done. This event is FREE and open to the public. Our main and temporary exhibit galleries will also be open for viewing.