Sienkewicz Lecture Series on Roman Archaeology
Monmouth College

The Thomas J. and Anne W. Sienkewicz Lecture on Roman Archaeology was established by an anonymous donor in 2017 to support the annual archaeological lecture series sponsored by the Monmouth College Department of Classics and the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Tom Sienkewicz was Minnie Billings Capron Chair of Classics at Monmouth College from 1985 until 2017. During his career he taught a wide range of Classics courses, many with strong archaeological features, including Classical Mythology, the Ancient Family, and Africa in the Ancient World. In 1984 he founded the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which, since its inception, has hosted hundreds of archaeological lectures at Monmouth. His wife, Anne, has been a loyal supporter of archaeology and over the years has hosted countless speakers.
Allison L. C. Emmerson: "Excavating Hidden Lives in Roman Pompeii"
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Sinclair Bell: "Race, Racism, and Representation in Roman Art: Aethiopians in the Visual Arts of the Roman World"
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Jodi Magness "Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth"
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Mont Allen “Dicing with Death:
  Games, Contests, and the World of Play on Roman Sarcophagi”
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This lecture was presented virtually via Zoom and remains accessible here:

Steven Tuck "Where did the Pompeians Go? Searching for Survivors from the Eruption of Vesuvius AD79" Flyer / Program / Newsrelease

Nathan Elkins “The Significance of Images in the Reign of Nerva, 96-98 CE”  Flyer / Newsrelease / In the Monmouth College Magazine / Program


Victor M. Martinez
The Decline and Falls of the Roman Material Economy or How to Trash Talk Rome Lecture Flyer / Lecture Flyer / Newsrelease / Video / Program