Lectures

Below you will find upcoming lectures and events from the Albany Institute of History and Art

LECTURE: From the Hudson to the Nile: New York Archaeologists in Egypt

General: Saturday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dr. Peter Lacovara, Director, The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund

For well over a century some of the most important Americans to work in Egypt and the Sudan have come from the Empire State. This lecture will trace the history of some of the most colorful characters from adventurers to scholars and reveal their most spectacular discoveries. These individuals played a role in shaping our understanding of the ancient past and their stories range from scandals to secret tombs.

Presented in partnership with the Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund

Included with museum admission

*We have limited space for our lectures and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will receive a wristband at the admission desk the day of the lecture.

ILLUSTRATED TALK Fashion and Feathers

General: Sunday, October 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Diane Shewchuk, Curator at the Albany Institute and Jeremy Kirchman, Ph.D., Curator of Orinthology at the New York State Museum

Enjoy a lively show and tell and see feather-trimmed Victorian hats, folding fans, and fashion from the Albany Institute's collection. Jeremy will identify the feathers and explore the history of plume hunters who decimated many species of birds to the point of near extinction.

Included with museum admission

*We have limited space for our lectures and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will receive a wristband at the admission desk the day of the lecture.

The Beginnings of Modern Veterinary Medicine: From France to New York State

General: Sunday, December 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This lecture will explore the beginning of modern veterinary medicine with the creation of the first veterinary schools in France in the 18th century, followed by the establishment of veterinary education in Great Britain. The French and British-educated veterinarians who emigrated to the US in the 19th century sowed the seeds of the American veterinary medical field that we know today.

Our guest speaker is Douglas L. Cohn, D.V.M.