The School of Art at MSU announces Geomythology in Ancient Art, a view of the recent work of Dr. Adrienne Mayor. Professor Mayor, a professor in the Department of Classics and History of Science at Stanford University, will discuss her current work, in which she specializes in ancient military history and the study of “folk science”, or how pre-scientific cultures interpreted data about the natural world, and how these interpretations form the basis of many ancient myths, folklore and popular beliefs. Her work in pre-scientific fossil discoveries and traditional interpretations of paleontological remains has opened up a new field within the emerging discipline of Geomythology.
The lecture will take place October 6, 5:10-6 pm, in Room 103 of Reid Hall, and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.