Join the UCF History Department in support of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for the Spring 2020 AIA Lecture.
Dr. Allison R. Miller, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Southwestern University, and Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University, will be presenting her talk entitled: "Terracotta Warriors after the First Emperor: Re-evaluating the Qin Legacy in the Han"
“The First Emperor’s (r. 221-210 BCE) terracotta army has captured the world’s attention since its first discovery in the 1970s. The thousands of marionette-like figures standing in formation testify to an administration that had achieved unprecedented military power. The First Emperor’s famous assemblage, however, was not the last terracotta army to be commissioned. His original assemblage inspired a long line of clay armies in the Western Han dynasty (202 BCE-9 CE). This presentation will examine these new army figurines and their relationship to the Qin precedent, reflecting on their unique style and considering what the armies reveal about warfare and politics in China’s first long-lasting empire.”