March 27, 2003
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF SPEAKER
FOR LEHMANN LECTURE
Archaeologist Susan Heuck
Allen to Present 13th Annual Lehmann Lecture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marti Hobbes, firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Susan Heuck Allen
will replace Ingrid D. Rowland as the speaker for the 13th Annual
Lehmann Lecture, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of
America's Western Massachusetts Society. Rowland is unable to
make the trip from Rome; and Allen, lecturer in archaeology at
Smith College and visiting scholar in classics at Brown University,
has graciously agreed to speak in her stead.
Allen will speak on "Pioneering American
Women in Classical Archaeology" at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
April 5, at Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center.
The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Allen is the author of the 1999 selection of the History Book
Club, "Finding the Walls of Troy: Frank Calvert and Heinrich
Schliemann at Hisarlik"; the editor of a recent history
of the Archaeological Institute of America, "Excavating
our Past"; and the author of numerous articles in professional
In her talk, she will explore early activities of American women
in various aspects of classical archaeology. She will look at
women engaged in fieldwork as patrons, volunteers and directors
of expeditions; showcase women as teachers and scholars of archaeology;
and highlight women's early involvement in the Archaeological
Institute of America, founded in 1879. In Allen's view, these
pioneering women archaeologists left an intellectual legacy that
continues to have a powerful impact.
The Lehmann Lecture honors Haydenville resident Phyllis Williams
Lehmann, emeritus professor of art at Smith College. Lehmann
taught at Smith from 1946 until her retirement in 1978. For
more information, call Diana Larkin at (413) 586-6799.