Department of Classics Event

FALL 2017 EVENTS

Thursday, October 19 - Friday October 20, 2017
Modern Greek Studies: Conference in Honor of Prof. Michael Herzfeld
Where: Pembroke Hall, Room 305 (Thursday) & Rhode Island Hall, Room 008 (Friday)
Description: On October 19 & 20, 2017, the Program in Modern Greek Studies at Brown University is holding a conference in honor of the anthropologist Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. Colleagues and friends representing an array of disciplines and research interests, anthropology, ethnography, semiotics, urban studies, nationalism, post colonialism, heritage studies, the politics of the past, will present work inspired by, or in dialogue with, Michael Herzfeld's influential research and contributions. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:30pm
Michael C.J. Putnam Lecture
"High on a Golden Bed: Color Narrative in Virgil's 'Aeneid'"
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Kirk Freudenburg, Yale

Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:30pm
"Painterly Deception in Roman Comedy"

Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Marden Nichols, Georgetown University

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Steve Kidd - "Why mathematical probability failed to emerge from ancient gambling"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Monday, December 4, 2017, 8:00pm
70th Annual Latin Carol Celebration
Where: First Baptist Church
75 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Lothar Willms - "Aristotle’s theory on slavery: a critical and semiotic reconsideration"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

SPRING 2018 EVENTS

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: TBD
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5:30pm
"Vergil via Ovid on the Semiotics of Augustan Victory"

Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Nandini Pandey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: TBD
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: TBD
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Thursday, April 13, 2018, 5:30pm
Title TBD

Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi, Stanford University

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: TBD
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.


PAST 2017 EVENTS

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Michael Satlow - "Josephus's Knowledge of Scripture"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:30pm
"Animal Sacrifice and Euergetism in the Hellenistic and Roman Polis"
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by James Rives, UNC Chapel Hill

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:30pm
"The Roman Empire One Thousand Years In: Imperial Expansion & Governance at the Millennium"
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Anthony Kaldellis, Ohio State

October 5-7, 2017
"Visible Words: Digital Epigraphy in a Global Perspective"
Where: Rockefeller Library, Digital Scholarship Lab
Description: This workshop will bring together experts in the epigraphic cultures of half a dozen different languages and scriptural traditions who are also involved in creating (or developing) digital editions and databases of inscriptions, to explore these questions and other shared interests during a day-and-a-half of short presentations and group round-table discussions.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Graham Oliver - "The Economics of Shoemaking: market size and the supply of footwear in Classical Athens"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:30pm
Charles Alexander Robinson, Jr. Memorial Lecture
"The Circulation of Books in the Eastern Roman World: Accidents of Publication"
Where: Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106
Description: Lecture by Raffaella Cribiore, NYU

 

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