Friday, April 19, 2013

CIG on YouTube and “The Wild Country East of Dikte”

Another barrier to your access to CIG lectures has been breached!!! Our talented and ever-tinkering ICT volunteer Chris Stewart has brought CIG lectures to YouTube. We now have our own YouTube Channel: .

While at the moment there is only Catherine Parnell’s lecture from last year, “Barbarian Cleavers or Greek Swords? Portrayals and Perceptions of Curved Swords in Ancient Greece", we look forward to a larger selection in the coming year. Don’t forget that you can watch the lectures via live-streaming from our website while they are being given, and this will include the Open Meeting on May 21st.

A Book Launch Tonight on Minoan Archaeology
This evening, the 19th, at 7:00 PM in the Danish Institute at Athens (Chairefontos 14 in Plaka) there will be the launch of the volume edited by Metaxia Tsipopoulou entitled, Petras. Siteia. 25 years of excavations and studies (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens vol. 16, Athens, 2012). The speakers at this presentation will be Dr. Rune Frederiksen (Director, Danish Institute at Athens), Dr. Tsipopoulou (Director emerita, National Archive of Monuments, Hellenic Ministry of Culture; Director of the Petras excavations) and Prof. Jan Driessen (University of Louvain, Belgium; Director, Belgian School at Athens). Prof. Driessen, a noted specialist on a variety of Minoan topics and the excavator of Sissi on Crete, will give the main lecture entitled, “The wild country east of Dikte: Contextualizing Minoan Petras”.

To prepare for the presentations you can check out the Petras website at: A disclosure is warranted here. Not only have I excavated at Petras, I am also a contributor to the volume among other things. The attendees will be treated to the delicious products of the Siteia region at the reception afterwards.

David Rupp

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