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January 24, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Ali Mousavi, Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

The World Heritage site of Pasargadae, in southern Iran, is the first dynastic center of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century B.C. Pasargadae’s palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture. The ruins of a solitary stone tower, known by the local name of Zendan-e Suleiman (prison of Solomon), dominates the Palace area at Pasargadae.

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Mathew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
January 25, 2018
9:00am to 6:00pm

This workshop focuses on the design of archaeological games that entice users to engage with archaeological skills, methods, questions and results. What are possible goals of such games, and how can these be reached through narratives, interactive mechanics and visual, aural and motive stimulants.

Beyond providing exercises in archaeological approaches, can emergent gameplay have a significant heuristic function? If so, what are the requirements for availability and quality of data, player choice and player skill development?

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Deidre Whitmore dal@ioa.ucla.edu
January 26, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Speaker: Dr. David Fredricks, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Arkansas

3:00pm -- Public Discussion

4:00pm -- Reception

5:00pm -- Lecture

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
January 31, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Beckman, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Classics, UCLA

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu 310-825-4169

archaeogradconference.ucla@gmail.com
February 7, 2018
12:45pm to 1:45pm

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Meanwell, Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
February 9, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Justin Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Chapman University

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
February 14, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Seligson, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, USC

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu 310-825-4169
February 21, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Adam DiBattista, PhD Candidate, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
February 23, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Miriam Stark, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai'i

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu