Adult Programs

ROM 2013 Colloquium: World Discoveries

ROM 2013 Colloquium: World Discoveries

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers. ROM experts deliver fascinating 15-minute presentations on the latest research in the arts, archaeology and pure and applied sciences.

Free (Museum admission not included). Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre. Please enter the ROM by the President's Choice School Entrance, located at the south end of the building on Queen’s Park.

ROM 2013 Colloquium: World Discoveries - Long Program (PDF)

Time Presentation
9:15 am - 9:30 am Welcome
Dr. Mark Engstrom, Deputy Director - Collections & Research
9:30 am - 9:45 am The Mystery of the Hidden Bateaux: Paul Kane at the Dalles des Morts
Kenneth Lister, Department of World Cultures, ROM
9:45 am - 10 am Rare minerals from northeastern Yukon
Kim Tait, Department of Natural History, ROM
10 am - 10:15 am Using Gecko Adhesive Surfaces for Exhibition and Conservation
Julia Fenn, Conservation Department, ROM
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11 am Hybridization in hawthorns: not just diploids
Tim Dickinson*, Department of Natural History, ROM
Shery Han, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
Mehdi Zarrei, ROM Green Plant Herbarium, Department of Natural History
11 am - 11:15 am Online Botanical Outreach - Species
Deborah Metsger*, Jenny Bull, John Barker, Botany section, Department of Natural History
11:15 am - 11:30 am Why Photography is Important?
Deepali Dewan, Department of World Cultures, ROM
11:30 am - 11:50 am Who Painted John Brant?
Trudy Nicks, Department of World Cultures, Heidi Sobol, Conservation Department, ROM
11:50 am - 1 pm

Break

1 pm - 1:15 pm The Oregon caves fossil jaguar, and the puzzle of the paucity of fossil jaguars from the western USA.
Kevin Seymour, Department of Natural History
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm European Influence in the Mandan and Hidatsa Paintings and Drawings Collected by Prince Maximilian
Arni Brownstone, Department of World Cultures, ROM
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Hostage to Cloth: European explorers in East Africa, 1850-1890
Sarah Fee, Department of World Cultures, ROM
1:45 pm - 2 pm Six Months of Social Media
Ryan Dodge, Communications Department, ROM
2 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 - 2:45 A Centerpiece by Froment Meurice: Luxury Objects at the World’s Fairs 
Peter Kaellgren, Department of World Cultures, ROM
2:45 pm - 3 pm Some assembly required - enigmatic Late Ordovician eurypterids from central Manitoba
David Rudkin, Department of Natural History, ROM
3 pm - 3:15 pm Tale of the Caesar's Mushroom
Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Department of Natural History, ROM
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Sertularella mutsuensis Stechow, 1931 (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa:  Sertulariidae) from Japanese tsunami debris: Systematics and evidence for transoceanic dispersal
Henry Choong, Department of Natural History, ROM
3:30 pm - 4 pm

Break

4 pm - 4:15 pm Flags of defiance. Military prowess and artistry in southern Ghana
Sivia Forni, Department of World Cultures, ROM
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm The Art of Pochoir in the Collections of the Royal Ontario Museum
Arthur Smith, Library & Archives, ROM
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm The ROM's Late Archaic Greek Kore
Paul Denis, Department of World Cultures, ROM
4:45 pm - 5 pm CHANEL: The American Look
Alexandra Palmer, Department of World Cultures, ROM
5 pm - 5:30 pm

Break

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm VAUGHAN LECTURE: Justin Jennings, Department of World Cultures, Royal Ontario Museum

Death and Destruction at La Real: Mortuary Rituals and Social Change in Pre-Columbian Peru

 

Location

Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level B1

President’s Choice School Entrance

Contact

info@rom.on.ca
416.586.8000