American diplomat Arthur Houghton returned the surviving pages of the 16th century Shahnameh, the Book of Kings, to Iran in 1994, and revisited the country last spring for the filming of a documentary about this story. The conversation will touch on this extraordinary saga and the ties that still bind the United States and Iran.

The American Numismatic Society gave its 2015 Archer M. Hungington Award for excellence in numismatic scholarship to Arthur A. Houghton, III. Following the presentation, he delivered the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture, which was entitled "Seleucid Excursions: More Questions than Answers."

A 2012 panel discussion of Chasing Aphrodite and the ethics of collecting and preserving ancient art