March 14, 2013

The Quadriporticus Project

If your idea of ancient history is Washington's fiscal cliff, TONIGHT'S discussion is for you:

From Column to Concrete: Archaeological Innovations of the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project

Ancient history comes to the Jones Library on Thursday, March 14 in this presentation about archaeology in Pompeii.  Professor Eric Poehler, Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, will share some of the secrets revealed through his years of work in Pompeii, as well as some of the modern techniques used to make the mute stones speak.

Please join us in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 7 pm TODAY Thursday, March 14.

Eric Poehler is a classical archaeologist with sixteen years of experience in the field at Pompeii, Italy.   He is co-director of the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project, an archaeological investigation of one of the largest monumental structures at Pompeii, which employs non-invasive methods and cutting-edge research technologies.  In this presentation, Dr. Poehler will share some of his discoveries on this project and the techniques utilized in making them.

This is the second program in a new Town/Gown Discussion Series by the Jones Library and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.  The series continues in May.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.