Jan 15, 2020
Feb 19, 2020
Mar 18, 2020
Apr 15, 2020
May 20, 2020
Room 246, Second Floor Board Room
19 Russell St.,
University of Toronto campus
Vice President & Program Convenor:
Current Edition of Profile
Past Editions of Profile
Neil Gray, Ph.D., OAS Toronto Chapter
Tikal and the Maya Biosphere Reserve
In 2019 Ann and Neil Gray spent 8 days in Tikal, exploring archaeological ruins, local museums, and birding in the area. Tikal is a large Maya site with a 1000-year history, where excavations/reconstructions are still underway. The main excavations occurred from 1950-1970, but this now appears to be the tip of the iceberg. A pictorial overview of the ever-increasing site as well as recent on-site work will be presented.
Caroline Walker, OAS Toronto Chapter
Megaliths of Brittany
Brittany has the largest concentration of megaliths in Europe: Le Grand Menhir, the Carnac Alignments, the Barnenez tumulus, the La Roche-aux-Fées and Gav'rinis passage graves. Brittany's diversity and number of megalithic sites exceeds even the recent finds around Stonehenge. They are mainly Neolithic, ranged along the western edge of Europe from Spain, through France, England, Scotland, to the Orkney and Shetland islands.
Dr. Carl Benn, Department of History, Ryerson University
Rebuilding London Churches after the Fire and after the Blitz
The Great Fire of the 1660s and the German Blitz of the 1940s destroyed large numbers of churches in London, England. In this illustrated lecture, we will explore how people responded to those terrible disasters in rebuilding their houses of worship, consider the meanings of their decisions, and examine some of the related cultural resource management issues.
The Executive Committee (President, VP/Program Convenor, Treasurer, and Secretary) is elected each year by the membership of the Toronto Chapter. Elections (if any) take place at the January meeting and those elected serve for the calendar year.
In the last few years we have not had more than one candidate for each position and therefore the Executive Committee members were returned by acclamation.
If any members step forward (to stand for election) between now and January 15, we will have an election.
If you would like to volunteer to help the Chapter Executive in any capacity but don't want to run for election, we will gratefully accept your help! For example, we haven't had a social convenor in ages. Social convenor looks after providing coffee, tea, cookies, Tim Bits, milk, sugar, etc., for the meetings (the OAS pays for the supplies). If interested, please contact Carole or speak to one of the executive at the next meeting.
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