Join us in person or online for the June Sunday Series event titled: 'Corinth and Athens Excavations Documentary: Triumph over Time (1947)', presented by Dr Amelia Brown and the Annual General Meeting (in person only). The in-person event will be held at The University of Queensland Forgan Smith Building, followed by afternoon tea.
 
This documentary was filmed and edited by American archaeologists Dr Margaret Thompson and Dr Oscar Broneer, at the request of Greek-American founder and owner of 20th Century Fox Studios, Spyros Skouras. Intended as an American fundraiser to support both war-ravaged Greece and the excavations at Corinth and Athens, archaeologists filmed the documentary using borrowed equipment from 1945-1947. The film was shown extensively in the USA, UK and Greece.
 
AGM: 2–2.15pm (in person only)
Sunday Series: 2.15–3pm
Afternoon Tea: 3–4pm (in person only)
 
Meet the Presenter:
 
Dr Amelia Brown
Dr Amelia R. Brown is Senior Lecturer in Greek History and Language at the University of Queensland, Australia. She teaches and researches in the Classics and Ancient History discipline of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Her academic interests span Archaic Greek to Byzantine History, Archaeology and Art History.
 
She is completing a book on the seafaring cults of the ancient Greeks with DECRA support from the Australian Research Council. Her monograph Corinth in Late Antiquity: A Greek, Roman & Christian City was published by IB Tauris in 2018 and is now a Bloomsbury paperback.
 
She received her PhD in 2008 from the University of California at Berkeley in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology.

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