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International Fall Exhibitions 2012

The change of seasons offers a rich cultural bounty to be partaken by those enthused with ancient history. Four times a year, the Ancient History Encyclopedia likes to present a selection of phenomenal exhibitions that we believe our users and readers would enjoy. For the fall 2012 season, Andean Peru, Greece, China, Mesoamerica, Central Asia, and Arabia are well represented. Please take a moment and check out these listings in order to see if anything of these interest you!

We wish you all a very happy fall or spring (for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere)!

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LIARI International Conference in Dublin, Ireland

This past spring, the Ancient History Encyclopedia had the immense pleasure of interviewing Dr. Jacqueline Cahill-Wilson, the Chief Investigator for the LIARI (“Late Iron Age Roman Ireland”) Project. This unique and advanced archaeological endeavor is overseen and supported by The Discovery Programme. As distinct from the other public bodies that deal with Irish archaeology, The Discovery Programme’s sole activity is to engage in full-time archaeological and related research, in order to enhance the public’s knowledge of Ireland’s rich and varied past.

Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with you news of The Discovery Programme’s first international interdisciplinary conference, which is scheduled to take place at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland from October 20-21, 2012. This special conference will consider how communities in Ireland engaged with the Roman world. Leading academics from Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, Denmark, and the USA have been invited to present papers from across the subjects of Archaeology, History, Classics, Earth Sciences, Iron Age studies and “Celtic” Studies, covering the Iron Age through to Late Antiquity.

We encourage everyone with even the slightest interest in Ireland, the ancient Celts, and the Romans to read more about this conference and to attend the conference if possible!

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INTERVIEW: Children, Archaeology, and Novels

Caroline Ludovici has had a passion for history, archaeology, and adventure from an early age. Originally from London, Caroline has traveled extensively throughout the world, soaking in different cultures wherever she has ventured. Her experiences and her keen interest in history and archeology gave her the agency to become a novelist. As an author, she is committed to making her books interesting, exciting, true to life, and refreshingly different. In this interview with James Blake Wiener of the Ancient History Encyclopedia, Caroline discusses the art of crafting the “young adult novel” in addition to her desire to engender a love of history among children.