MONTHLY LECTURE MEETINGS
The Sumner School, 17th and M Streets, N.W. Washington, D.C.
The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C., hosts monthly illustrated presentations by professionals in the fields of archaeology, art history, anthropology, history, linguistics, museum curatorship, and related areas. Meetings are held at the historic Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives and, generally, are the first Friday of every month. Light refreshments begin at 6:45 pm, followed at 7:15 pm by hour-long talks and question-and-answer sessions.
All meetings are free and open to the public. Following these talks, Society members and guests are welcome to join speakers for a relaxing dinner and lively discussion at a nearby restaurant.
Meeting dates for 2017 and the tentative schedule for 2018 are shown below.
- December 1, 2017
- January 5. 2018
- February 2
- March 2
- April 6
- May 4
- June 1
- July 6
- August 3
- September 7
- October 5
- November 2
- December 7
Here is a sampling of recent talks presented at our monthly lecture meetings.
- Creating Communal Spaces: Ritual Practice at Early Platform Mounds in the Deep South by Megan Kassabaum, University of Pennsylvania
- Transformation by Fire: Mexica Funerary Cremation Rituals by Ximena Chavez Balderas, Tulane University and the Templo Mayor Project, Mexico City
- Incidence of Travel--Recent Journeys in Ancient South America by Jerry D. Moore, California State University Dominquez Hills
Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
1201 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20036