Herbert Schooling lecture

Temple of Zeus at Nemea, photo at sunset
Scarborough pendant
Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:00pm
Swallow Hall 101

The Herbert Schooling Lecture series provides an opportunity for Stephanie Kimmey, Ph.D. candidate in Classical Archaeology and Stephanie Chapman, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History to talk about their recent dissertation research. 

Lectures from 5:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Swallow Hall foyer.

A Well-Crafted Narrative: Ritual at the Sanctuary of Nemea
Stephanie Kimmey, Ph.D. Candidate

This Schooling lecture will present my study of the 10 wells from the Sanctuary of Zeus.  Since these wells span the use of the site, an examination of the contents paired with their specific locations in the sanctuary best document the changes and nuances in ritual activity occurring at Nemea.  Widening the scope to include the larger archaeological record serves as a basis for understanding transformations to the Greek religious experience.

Rethinking Anglo-Norman Jet Cross Pendants
Stephanie Chapman, Ph.D. Candidate

Christian dress accessories carved from jet, a black semiprecious stone, have a long history of use and were created in a range of forms.  This paper will rethink Anglo-Norman jet cross pendants by considering the history of the Whitby area and by examining textual sources and like objects from other materials, thereby placing the design and use of jet cross pendants within the larger context of the earlier Middle Ages.

Top: Temple of Zeus at Nemea, sunset

Bottom: Scarborough Pendant
11th century
Scarborough Museums Trust