Department of Classics Event

SPRING 2018 EVENTS

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 5:30pm
2018 Hellenistic Workshop

Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Hellenistic History Group Lecture by Dr. Jochen Griesbach, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30pm
"Choreographing Amorous Bodies"

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: Martin Pehal - Egyptology and Assyrilogy 
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Trachiniae Study Day 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: TBD


PAST FALL 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

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.

 

 


 

PAST SPRING 2018 EVENTS

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: John Steele - Egyptology and Assyriology
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

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30pm
"Relations of Gratitude?: Nineteenth-Century French Philanthropy, Elementary Education, and Hellenophone Southeastern Europe"  
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Modern Greek Studies Lecture by Alex Tipei, Princeton University

Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:00pm
"Medieval Music of the Eastern Mediterranean, Greek, and Syriac: Living Traditions in Historical Focus"

Where: Annmary Brown Memorial
Description: Medieval Studies Event

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:30pm
Classics Grimshaw-Gudewicz Lecture: "Building the Labyrinth: The Rhetoric of Mazes, Labyrinths, and Walls from Antiquity to Trump" 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Sarah Bond, University of Iowa

Monday, March 19, 2018, 5:30pm
Stephanos Alexopoulos, CUA: On Luxury Communion Scrolls

Where: Annmary Brown Memorial
Description: Medieval Studies Event

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Eva Mol - JIAAW
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:30pm - CANCELLED 
"Different Ways of Being Greek: Borderland Religion in the City of Corfu, 18th c."  
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Modern Greek Studies Lecture by Daphne Lappa, Princeton University

Monday, April 2, 2018, 5:30pm
Nicola Carpentieri, Yale: On Medieval Arabic Lyric in Sicily

Where: Annmary Brown Memorial
Description: Medieval Studies Event

Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:00pm
"Re-thinking the Wall: Chilean & Greek Street Art at Brown"

Where: North Walk in front of the Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street
Description: Modern Greek Studies Event

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: "Cognitive Dissonance at Athens and the Deification of Demetrius Poliorcetes, 307-280s BCE" by Thomas Martin - College of the Holy Cross (Professor of Classics)
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Friday, April 12, 2018, 5:30pm
Mapping the Bengali Imaginaire: Fictional Encounters of Hindu & Muslim Worlds

Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Tony Stewart, Vanderbilt University

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:30am
Medieval Workshop: "New Trends in Byzantine Art & Architecture"

Where: Smith-Buonanno, Room 106
Description: Medieval Studies Event

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