Erotic chat 2013

Ken Plume has another chat with the man behind MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER’S Crow T. Clayton Forrester, Trace Beaulieu, about Benjamin Button tastes, Stubby Kaye, Doctor Quabius, and Christmas…

Ken Plume has another chat with master thespian and interweb bon vivant James Urbaniak, about high school productions, commercials, difficult people, and The Venture Bros. Ken has another of his periodic chats with deranged millionaire, minor television celebrity, PC, and literary trivialist John Hodgman, about Hobbits, Junior Birdman, Whiplash, Faxon feuds, artisinal blades, Club 33, and con-tretemps…

Every month, the Museum offers 30-minute “museum chats” about ancient objects in our collection, led by faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students currently completing research on related material.

Recorded live at the Hung, Drawn, and Quartered pub in London, England…

On Friday, October 30, from to , Jennifer Torres and Kate Gallagher, JHUAM Collections staff will discuss how a museum collection with a collecting history that spans over 130 years, can hold many mysteries and a few horrors.

The chat will highlight the detective work behind understanding the collection’s history including a mysterious package containing Egyptian and Roman artifacts that arrived in the mail and the “horror” of past non-archival storage that is currently being upgraded to today’s professional standards. Emily Anderson, Departments of Classics and History of Art, will discuss how excavation of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete impacted Baltimore society in the 1900s-30s.

Over the past several months, we have held museum chats featuring a diverse range of objects from the Museum, from objects from Roman home decorating trends to those related to magic spells. On Monday, March 28th, from to , Roman hair archaeologist and contemporary hairstylist Janet Stephens will discuss the tools of the ancient Roman hairdresser and create an ancient hairstyle on a live model, the museum’s own student employee Ruthie Portes (JHU Class of 2016).

Janet Stephens’ work has been featured in the Journal of Roman Archaeology, BBC News, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker.