The Joys of Recreating the Past: Bacchic Style

This fun preview of two talks to be offered at the Getty Villa by Patrick McGovern reveals the fun-loving side of archaeology which I experienced in person on two dig seasons in Sicily.  McGovern, a bioarchaeologist, uses the microscopic trace elements of ancient libations to reconstruct the libations of old.  The talks, titled ‘Uncorking the Past’, which will include a beer tasting of a few reconstructed beers are unsurprisingly sold out.


About projectpatrimonio

Helena Boyden Lamb, born 1985 in New York, has studied and worked in Politics, Heritage Ethics and Politics, and Opera Singing. Most recently, she is working in Brussels where she started in a European Think Tank and is now the Executive Office of a NGO which facilitates Youth Politics across the EU. She has a Bachelor with Honors from Stanford University, California in Classics: Politics and Heritage and a Masters with Honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK in European Identity. She has conducted academic or independent grant-funded research in the UK, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Albania. She was, previously, an archaeologist and an opera singer. Cynthia Querio is a Museum Educator currently living and working in Los Angeles. She is interested in heritage and identity politics and the role of museum education departments in the trajectory of this debate. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a 9 month graduate internship at the Getty Villa's education department and has continued to work in many museums in Los Angeles including LACMA and the Autry National Center. Her academic background is in the Classics, which was her major at Stanford University and which she continued to pursue with a Masters in the History of Classical Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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One Response to The Joys of Recreating the Past: Bacchic Style

  1. Annelisa Stephan says:

    Hi Helena,
    Thanks for linking to our post! We’ll be videotaping Patrick’s talk and posting it online. I hope to watch it with Midas Touch in hand. –Annelisa/Iris editor

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