Past Lectures and Events

In addition to hosting a signature event in the fall, the LA Society is comprised of multiple lectures, gathering, and cultural initiatives that students and community are welcome to attend.





Thessaloniki: A Metro-Polis through the Centuries

Sunday, November 17 at 3 PM UCLA, Royce 306 

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, Director General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.


Megan Perry

Beyond The Facades: Exploring The Dead At Petra, Jordan

October 19, 2019

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Fowler A222, UCLA

The mysterious Nabataeans, builders of the magnificent city of Petra, have long fascinated scholars and the public. Scant archaeological research and minimal textual sources have not clarified the shift from a primarily nomadic encampment in the late 4th century BC into a major capital city by the 1st century BC. Our understanding of Petra’s urban life recently has been transformed with the excavation of tombs within the ancient city. The human skeletal remains from these tombs have illuminated the origins of the city’s residents, their disease profiles, and what foods they relied on in this desert environment. This lecture demonstrates how Petra’s dead can inform what life was like in this ancient city.A description of the project and the works presented.


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