Events

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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Below is a list of the planned Classics lectures for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Check back soon for more details on the lectures as plans are finalized.  We hope you save the dates and are able to join us!

Fall 2018

Nautical chart of the ancient Mediterranean SeaThursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00pm
Cultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)
Urartian Inscriptions in Late Antique and Medieval Armenia 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Paper by Felipe Rojas, JIAAW

 

 

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Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:30pm
Women In and Out of Time: Atalanta & Sappho 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College

 

 

 

Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00pm
Classics Lunchtime Colloquium: Evander & the Invention of the History of Latium in Virgil's "Aeneid"  
Where: Macfarlane House, Room 101
Description: Presentation by Sergio Casali, University of Rome Tor Vergata

 

Nautical chart of the ancient Mediterranean SeaTuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:00pm
Cultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)
Conflict, Trauma, and the Formation of an Early Christian Identity 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Paper by Jonathan Conant, History

 

 

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Civil War, Sovereignty, and the Poetic "State of Exception" in Lucan’s Bellum Civile
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Thomas Biggs, University of Georgia

 

 

 

Panou PosterModern Greek Studies Lecture

Monday, October 22, 2018, 5:30pm
Fifty Shades of Blame: On Early Phanariot Invective
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Nikos Panou, Stony Brook University

 

 

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Michael C.J. Putnam Lecture
"The little of our earthly trust": Virgil's Aeneid and the Geography of Loss
Where: Friedman Hall, Room 208
Description: Lecture by Sarah Spence, Medieval Academy of America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McCoskey Lecture PosterThursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30pm
"Race Mixing" & The Fall of Rome:  The Role of Eugenics in Early Twentieth-Century Classical Scholarship
Where: Friedman Hall, Room 208
Description: Lecture by Denise Eileen McCoskey, Miami University

 

 

 

Portrait of John Wesley GilbertThursday, November 8, 2018, 5:30pm
"This young man deserves special mention": John Wesley Gilbert at Brown University, 1886-1888
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 
Description: Lecture by John Lee, University of California, Santa Barbara
Co-Sponsored with the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World  

 

 

 

 

Leite Lecture PosterMonday, November 12, 2018, 5:30pm
Travelling with Portuguese Explorers: On a Critical Edition of Giovanni Pietro Maffei's "Historiarum Indicarum Libri XVI"
Where: Annmary Brown Library 
Description: Lecture by Leni Ribeiro Leite, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo
Co-Sponsored with the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies  

 

 

 

Nautical chart of the ancient Mediterranean SeaTuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:00pm
Cultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)
From an Imperial Family to an Imperial College: Family Portraits on Roman Central Coinage, 138-284 CE. 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Paper by Sam Caldis, History/Classics

 

 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5:30pm
Macdedonian Question: The Trap of History and the Recent Greece-FYROM Agreement
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street
Description: Lecture by Kostis Karpozilos, Director, Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI), Athens

 

 

Destrée Lecture posterThursday, November 15, 2018, 5:30pm
Aristotle on the Value of Comedy
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Pierre Destrée, University of Louvain & Princeton, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

 

 

 

Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:00pm
Classics Lunchtime Colloquium: TITLE TBD  
Where: Macfarlane House, Room 101
Description: Presentation by Leni Ribeiro Leite, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo

 

LCC 2018 PosterMonday, December 3, 2018, 8:00pm
71st Annual Latin Carol Celebration  
Where: First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street, Providence, RI
Description: Every December, on the second Monday following Thanksgiving, the Department of Classics hosts its annual program of readings and songs in the spirit of the season, conducted entirely in Latin (with some readings in Greek and Sanskrit). English translations of the readings are provided for those whose spoken Latin may be a little rusty.

 

 

 

 

 

Nautical chart of the ancient Mediterranean SeaTuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:00pm
Cultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (CRAM)
Late Antique Collegia: Epigraphic Culture and Social History in Roman Salona 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Description: Paper by Dora Ivanisevic, Classics/Religious Studies

 

 

Spring 2019

Wednesday, March 19, 2019, 5:30pm
Classics Lecture
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 (tentative)
Description: Lecture by Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College

 

April 1, 2019, 5:30pm 
Charles Alexander Robinson, Jr. Memorial Lecture​
Where: TBD
Description: Lecture by Maurizio Bettini, University of Siena

 

Past Lectures & Events (2018-2019)

 

Summer 2018

CANE 2018 Poster
Classical Association of New England Summer Institute
Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106
Monday, July 9-14, 2018

"Empires Ancient & Modern: Reactions to Imperial Power from Athens to the Americas"
The Classical Association of New England (CANE) and Brown's Department of Classics invite you to join us for the 2018 CANE Summer Institute public lecture series!  The CANE Summer Institute is a week long event that provide a unique and rich opportunity for teachers and students of the Classics -- as well as other disciplines -- from all levels.  Whether you are a high school or college teacher of Latin and/or Greek, History, English, the Arts, or other related disciplines, an undergraduate or graduate student, or a devoted lifelong learner, you will enjoy this thoughtful and enriching experience.

Additional information about the times and topics of each daily lecture can be found on the CANE website.