Harriet Boyd Hawes: Rebel Archaeologist
3-4PM, Friday, 2/28, first floor of the Museum Library
with Olivia Hayden, PhD candidate, Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
Harriet Boyd Hawes (1871-1945) was the first woman to lead major archaeological projects in Greece and among the first archaeologists to specialize in Minoan Crete. She directed excavations at Gournia, Crete in 1901, 1903, and 1904 with support from the Penn Museum (then known as the Free Museum of Science and Art) and the American Exploration Society.
Join Olivia Hayden and Museum Library staff for a special session to discuss this pioneering archaeologist while viewing her 1908 publication, Gournia, Vasiliki and other prehistoric sites on the Isthmus of Hierapetra, Crete, and a selection of materials from the Gournia, Crete expedition records in the Penn Museum Archives.
The event is open to all members of the Penn community as well as to Penn Museum visitors. No food, beverages, nor ink pens permitted, but curious minds welcome!