Remote Lectures

The following courses and lectures are being offered as remote learning opportunities using Zoom. A Zoom Meeting Code will be sent to registrants prior to their lecture or course. View Zoom Instructions


Natalie Abell
July 14|1:30 p.m. EDT

During the Middle and Late Bronze Age (ca. 1900-1400 BCE), Cycladic islanders played key roles as intermediaries in regional exchange networks that linked the Minoan palaces of Crete and emerging elite societies on Aegina and mainland Greece.

David Miller
July 15|6-7:30 p.m. EDT

This lecture will explore the influence and effects of chronic (aka toxic) stressors on adolescents and young adults. These stressors present unique challenges and obstacles youth must overcome on the journey to adulthood.

John Grabowski
July 17|noon-1 p.m. EDT

Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens, nestled in Rockefeller Park, are a community treasure. This Cleveland gem is inextricably linked to the history of immigration and migration to the city, and to the changing landscape of the Doan Brook Valley and University Circle.

Panel Discussion
July 20|7:00 p.m. EDT

This upcoming school year promises to be one of the most challenging ever faced by parents, students, educators, and legislators. This forum will discuss some of the issues confronting K-12 education in Ohio during 2020/2021. We will also take questions from viewers for the panelists

Seth Pevnick
July 21|1:30 p.m. EDT

This talk explores the relationship between images and inscriptions on ancient Greek pottery, with particular attention to a group of Athenian red-figure vases inscribed “Lykos kalos,” or “Lykos is beautiful.” Although usually interpreted as homoerotic praise of young Athenian aristocrats, such inscriptions can be read in multiple other ways.

Leslie Cade
July 27|noon-1:30 p.m. EDT

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded for the “benefit of all the people forever.” Behind the art that resides in the galleries are the stories of the people and events that made the museum what it is today as we continue that legacy into our second century.

Maggie Popkin
July 28|1:30 p.m. EDT

Today, the name of Samothrace evokes the island's most famous archaeological find: the spectacular statue of the Winged Victory now in the Musée du Louvre. In antiquity, the island's claim to fame was the cult of the Great Gods, one of the Greco-Roman world's most renowned mystery cults.

Carol Lasser
July 29|7-8:30 p.m. EDT

In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place within a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance.

Allison Emmerson
August 4|1:30 p.m. EDT

This paper investigates waste management at the Roman Pompeii, tracing the path of refuse it moved across the city and its suburbs. I argue that garbage was an unavoidable part of life in Pompeii, not because the city lacked systems for dealing with waste, but because those systems prioritized recycling and reuse over removal.

Meghan Strong
August 05|noon-1 p.m. EDT

The modern-day landscape of Sudan, ancient Nubia, is dotted with temples and pyramids – remnants of great kingdoms that flourished in the 1st millennium BC. One of these, the Kingdom of Kush, rose to particular prominence as some of its kings ruled over Ancient Egypt as pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty.

Benjamin Gorham
August 07|noon-1:00 p.m. EDT

Excavations have been underway at the ancient Greek and Roman city of Morgantina for over sixty years. Throughout that time, a near-uncountable amount of data has been acquired describing the architecture, artifacts, and people.

Kevin Dicus
August 11|1:30 p.m. EDT

This talk examines the modern life histories of Pompeii’s body casts. Modern intervention, and even fabrication, have blurred the distinction between ancient and modern so that they are far from being snapshots of that infamous day.

Don Rosenberg
August 12|7 pm EDT

How can we fill in the gaps in our artistic lives while live performances aren't happening? By listening to music and watching videos that provide emotional and psychological support, as well as enrichment. Here's an opportunity to program what we really want to hear, rather than what others tell us what we should hear.

Lynne Lancaster
August 18|1:30 p.m. EDT

Trajan's Column is best known for its sculpted spiral frieze depicting Trajan's victories in the Dacian Wars (101-106 AD), but it was also a great technological achievement requiring a great deal of site organization.

Meghan Strong
August 19|6-7:30 p.m. EDT

This presentation will employ archaeological, textual and art historical sources to discuss the practicalities of making and using light sources in ancient Egypt and the significance of providing illumination in the afterlife.

Michael Weil
August 21|noon-1:00 p.m. EDT

In the age of Photoshop and other photo editing software, people viewing professional and fine art often question the authenticity of photographs. Is that photo manipulated? How do they do that? Photographer Michael Weil will examine the impact of photo editing on the field of photography.

Paul Iverson
August 24|noon-1:30 p.m. EDT

The Antikythera Mechanism is so named after the Greek island in whose waters it was salvaged in 1901 from a shipwreck datable to ca. 70-60 BCE. This remarkable geared device was constructed in the 2nd or 1st century BCE to calculate and display various astronomical, calendrical, and athletic time periods.

Aaron Koller
August 27|7 p.m. EDT

Join us for Siegal Lifelong Learning's Fall Kick-Off Lecture

Jeffrey Schein
September 02|7-8 p.m. EDT

After receiving critical acclaim around the country for his volume Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology, Rabbi Schein's travel was halted due to COVID 19, which also changed the way he thinks about the relationship between Judaism and Technology.  Join Jeffrey

Robert Watson
September 09|7 p.m. EDT

The year 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the story behind the struggle to extend voting

rights is both intriguing and inspiring. The lecture will also highlight some of the events and leaders in the century of women in politics, including a look at women who have run for the presidency.