February 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
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
Craig Cipolla, Associate Curator of North American Archaeology, Royal Ontario Museum
Curating Vikings: The Exhibition
This talk explores the Royal Ontario Museum’s Vikings: The Exhibition from a curatorial standpoint. The talk will offer an overview of the goals, themes, and highlights of the show. Dr. Cipolla will focus specifically on the ROM’s original content that explores Norse history in Canada. Finally, he will discuss recent news coverage related to Viking archaeology, including the case of the female Viking warrior from Birka, Sweden.
Vikings: The Exhibition is on now, closing April 2, 2018
Stay tuned for more details!
Robert VonBitter MTCS and Chris Menary TRCA
The French Mission at Kente: Examining its Place 350 Years Later
The French mission of Kenté, founded in 1668 in what is now Prince Edward County, is the second oldest European settlement in Ontario after Sainte Marie I/II. This presentation will introduce the Kenté mission, provide its historical context and examine its significance. The location of the mission has long been forgotten, yet attempts have been made to locate it since the 1870s. During this presentation we will outline how we looked at old evidence in new ways to discover that the common view of where the mission was located is incorrect.
Mima Brown Kapches
Canadians and the Early Years of the SAA: The Society for American Archaeology (1934-1941)
In December of 1934, the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) was founded. Although there were no Canadian charter members there was one Canadian researcher who was a member of the preparatory founding committee (Diamond Jenness, Dominion Museum, Ottawa). Soon after founding, Canadians from across the country did become members; who were these men (and yes, women!), and how do they fit into the history of Canadian Archaeology? Come and hear this talk about a little known period of archaeological history.
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