Four times per year, Trinity's Classical Studies Department hosts events of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Hartford Society.


October 16, 2019

Of Monsters and Men: The Giants in Greek Visual Art

David Wright – Fordham University

September 24, 2019

Sensing the Past: Sensorial Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia

Allison Thomason – Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Art History and History, and the Program in International Studies


April 9, 2019

Altars of Zeus, Games for the Gods: Mt. Lykaion and Olympia in Early Greek Religion

David Gilman Romano, Nicholas and Athena Karabots Professor of Greek Archaeology, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

Co-sponsored by Department of Religious Studies

March 12, 2019

The Huntress Tamed, The East Subdued

Alison Poe, Lecturer in the Art History & Visual Culture program,
Fairfield University

Co-sponsored by Department of Art History and the Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality



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February 12, 2019

Disemination or Synoecism? Archaeological Perspectives on the Socio-Cultural Transformation of Etruria from 900-580 BC

Paul M. Miller, Independent Scholar

Co-sponsored by Department of Art History and the Barbieri Fund in Italian Studies



September 13, 2018

Ashes, Ashes, They all Fell Down:A New Theory About the Destruction of the Mycenaean Palace of Nestor

Julie Hruby, Dartmouth College

Co-sponsored by the Program in Environmental Science

October 26, 2017

Dionysos & Vesuvius in the Villa of the Mysteries

Karen Polinger Foster, Yale University

October 21 & 22, 2016

Archaeology Conference in Honor of Betsy Gebhard

Co-sponsored by the Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS)

October 3, 2016

At the Still Point of the Turning World: Landscape and Ideology in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Ruth Van Dyke, SUNY Binghamton University

September 19, 2016

Columbus and Cannibals in the Land of Cotton

William Keegan, Florida Museum of Natural History

Co-sponsored by Department of History, Program in Human Rights, and the Program in Caribbean Studies

April 11, 2016
Preserving the Present, Repurposing the Past: Tradition, Politics, and Funereal Magic in Christian Anglo-Saxon England
Alexandra Aversa Sheldon
April 4, 2016
Stars Sparkling on the Waters: The Temple of Baal ‘Addir/ Poseidon at Motya and the History of the MediterraneanLorenzo Nigro – La Sapienza University