Our Next Meeting:

Tuesday November 17th 2015

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.



Professor Robert Littman

Chair, Department of Classics, UH Manoa


Paleopathology of Ancient Plague Diseases


Professor Littman holds degrees from Oxford University and Columbia University.  He specializes in ancient medicine, archaeology, classical literature and biblical studies. He is currently the director of the Tell Timai Excavation in Egypt and a Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a founder and first president of the Society for Ancient Medicine.

His talk will focus on the identification and understanding of plague diseases in history, including clinical studies, epidemiology, DNA analysis, and CT scanning. These include the plague of Athens in the 5th century BC, and the bubonic plague outbreak in 19th century Honolulu.