Professor of Art and Art History Thomas Howe gave an invited lecture “Further Thoughts on the Arrival of the Greek Monumental Orders and the Autodidact Polymath Architekton” at the conference Ex Ionia Scientia: ‘Knowledge’ in Archaic Greece at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on Dec. 12, 2016. Howe was also invited to publish this lecture in The Acts of the Conference as well as contribute a book chapter on “How to Build the First Giant Ionic Temples.” Additionally, he was invited back to Athens to lecture at the German Archaeological Institute on Feb. 20, 2016. During his stay in Athens, Howe also visited the director of College Year in Athens with a view to developing collaboration in study abroad with the Vesuvian Institute of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation.
Professor of Art and Art History Thomas Howe lead a series of lecture presentations at the Vesuvian Institute in Castellammare di Stabia on the occasion of the visit of the Undersecretary of the Ministero dei Beni e le Attivita’ di Turismo (Cultural Ministry) of the Republic of Italy, Antimo Cesaro, on Oct. 28, 2016. The lectures summed up ten years of work by the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation on the site of the ancient Roman Villas of Stabiae in the fields of archaeology, education and cultural properties management. Howe is the scientific director and master planner for the site and the Foundation.
Professor of Art and Art History Thomas Howe was invited to lead “La Villa di Arianna a Stabia: nuove conoscenze,” a session of lectures on recent work by members of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation, which he directs, at the site of Stabiae on Oct. 27, 2016. The session was part of the conference series Incontri con Archeologia (Encounters with Archaeology), at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Pompei, University of Maryland, Cornell University, State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München