University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Alcohol in the Ancient World Keynote Address

Friday 24 February 2017
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Penn Museum

Pat McGovern

Beer, wine, and other fermented beverages have played an important role in the social, political, economic, and religious lives of humans for thousands of years. At this free conference, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ancient Studies, Penn graduate students from diverse disciplines present current research that focuses on the role of alcohol in ancient times. Friday evening’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the Penn Museum, and author of numerous books, including Ancient Wine (Princeton University), Uncorking the Past (University of California), and a soon-to-appear new book, Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created (WW Norton, 2017). Details at the Center for Ancient Studies website:

Free Admission

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