Events

Due to recent updates to the University’s policies as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Classics Department has made the difficult decision to cancel all events for the rest of the academic year.

 

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Each year, the Classics Department welcomes a number of international scholars to present lectures and host colloquia, contributing to the lively program of intellectual exchange.  Feel fee to subscribe to our email list if you are interested in receiving announcements about our lectures and events.

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Fall 2019

 

Gruen Lecture Poster Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5:30 pm 
Were Barbarians Barbaric? 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Speaker: Erich Gruen, University of California, Berkeley

 

 

 

 

 

 

ancient mediterranean mapCultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 pm 
Imitatio Dei and the Formation of the Subject in Ancient Judaism 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Hindy Najman, Oxford University

 

Leontis PosterModern Greek Lecture

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:30 pm 
Artemis Leontis Discusses Her Biography - "Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins" 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Speaker: Artemis Leontis, University of Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Mediterranean MapCultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 12:00 pm 
Beyond Silk Road and Spice Trade:  Roman Exports and Roman Obfuscation 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Karen Carr, Portland State University

 

 

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Classics DUG Movie Nigh: "O Brother, Where Art Thou" 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
About: The film is set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. Its story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer's epic poem The Odyssey that incorporates mythology from the American South. This event was made possible by the generous funding of the Bruce Elliott Donovan Memorial Endowment.

 

 

 

 

Ancient Mediterranean MapCultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:00 pm 
Magic’ in Late Antique Mesopotamia: The Manichaean Evidence 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Jae Hee Han, Religious Studies - Brown University

 

 

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Modern Greek Lecture

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:00 pm 
Writing the Self in Mediterranean History 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Speaker: Konstantina Zanou, Columbia University
Poster created by Sophia Papandonatou

 

Roller Lecture PosterTuesday, December 3, 2019, 5:30 pm 
Understanding the World: The Geography of Strabo of Amaseia 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Speaker: Duane Roller, Ohio State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCC PosterMonday, December 9, 2019, 8:00 pm 
Latin Carol Celebration! 
Where: First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street, Providence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ancient mediterranean mapCultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00 pm 
Virgil's 'Messianic' Eclogue and Eastern Literature of Anti-Empire 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Jay Reed, Classics - Brown University

 

 

Spring 2020

TLL Workshop PosterMonday, February 10, 2020, 3:00 pm 
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Workshop​
Where: Watson Institute, 59 Charlesfield Street, Leung Conference Room, Room 110
Speaker: Adam Gitner, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, Bavarian Academy of Sciences​

Poster created by Sophia Papandonatou

 

 

 

 

 

ancient mediterranean mapCultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00 pm 
Seven Types of Invisibility: The Power of Hidden Art in Egyptian Temples and Tombs 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Laurel Bestock, Egyptology and Assyriology - Brown University

 

 

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Democratic Ideology in High Relief: Monument, History, and Self-Understanding in Fifth-Century Athens​
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Speaker: Mark Fisher, Georgetown University​

 

 

 

 

 

ancient mediterranean mapCultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:00 pm 
Contextualizing Ancient Jewish Novellas: The Cases of Greek Esther and Tobit 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Larry Wills, Judaic Studies - Brown University

 

 

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Metrical Inscriptions in Late Antiquity: What Difference Did Christianity Make?​
Where: Faunce House, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201
Speaker: Gianfranco Agosti, Sapienza University of Rome​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11th Annual Grimshaw-Gudewicz Lecture

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5:30 pm 
Digital Annotation of Classical Texts and Effective Digitization: The Dickinson College Commentaries Project​​
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Speaker: Christopher Francese, Dickinson College

poster created by Sophia Papandonatou

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2020

2020 CANE Summer Institute has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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