Join us for lunch in Pompeii! Faculty from the UCF Anthropology and Chemistry Departments, and educators from Orlando Science Center, will help us walk back in time and explore artifacts from Pompeii: The Immortal City and how they relate to the modern world. The artifacts discussed in these talks will be on display in Pompeii: The Immortal City traveling exhibit at Orlando Science Center, October 26 – January 24.

Zoom virtual talks:  30 minute talks and then moderated Q&A
*Safe for all ages, but recommended for those 13 years of age and older.

Talk Groupings: All talks 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

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Joseph W. Lehner

Talk 1: How Metal Shaped Pompeii and the Roman Empire
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Speaker: Joseph “Seppi” Lehner, Ph.D.

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Lana Williams

Talk 2: Dailies and Delicacies: Getting a Taste of Pompeii
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Speaker: Lana Williams, Ph.D.


Sandra Wheeler

Talk 3: Fleeing Pompeii: Bodies Frozen in Time
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Speaker: Sandra Wheeler, Ph.D.

Matthieu Baudelet

Talk 4: Learning From Lasers: Uncovering Pompeii With Chemical Laser Analysis
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Speaker: Matthieu Baudelet, Ph.D.

Interested in learning more about Pompeii?
The UCF College of Arts and Humanities is hosting a speaker series entitled Life and Death in Pompeii.