Speaker at June 13 Meeting

Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimer’s

If you don’t know what these three things have in common, then join us to learn how the great mystery novelist’s life is revealed within the pages of her books. Her love of the Middle East and the life she lived with her famous archaeologist husband provided the basis for many of her greatest novels including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and Murder in Mesopotamia.  And now her novels are being used to unravel the mysteries of the human mind.

Dr. Amy Barron

Amy Barron received her PhD at the University of Toronto in the field of Mesopotamian history and archaeology.  She has excavated in the Middle East and elsewhere, and has travelled widely studying the archaeology of various remote parts of the world from Peru to China.  She has also worked in the museum field for over twenty years and presently teaches Museum Studies at Fleming College as well as serving as Program Coordinator for the Clarington Museums and Archives.

PhD: Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Toronto, 2010

    Thesis: “Late Assyrian Arms and Armour: Art versus Artifact”

MA: Assyriology, University of Toronto, 1996

BA: History and Art History, double major, University of Guelph, 1994Certificate in Museum Studies, Ontario Museum Association, 2000