Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers give annual Petrie Oration in Australia and are interviewed by Radio New Zealand
Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers jointly delivered the annual Petrie Oration at the Australian Institute of Archaeology in Melbourne on March 28, 2014. The lecture, entitled "Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present" utilized four case studies to illustrate the intersection between the discoveries at ancient sites and the pressures of the modern world. This presentation was the final one in a month-long lecture tour at ten universities and learned societies in New Zealand and Australia.
While lecturing at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the couple, among the world’s leading biblical scholars, sat down with Lisa Thompson from "Spiritual Outlook" (a Radio New Zealand Program) to discuss why they’ve devoted over 40 years to digs in the Holy Land. You can access the interview at:
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CAROL MEYERS (at Duke since 1977) was educated at Wellesley and at Brandeis, where she received her Ph.D. (1975) in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She holds the Mary Grace Wilson Professorship in Religion and is an affilated faculty member of Duke's Women's Studies Program.