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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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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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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Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12:00 pm 
Captives as Architectural Sculpture in Ancient Rome: Perspectives from East and West 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Gretel Rodriguez, History of Art & Architecture - Brown University

 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 12:00 pm 
The Violent Imagination: Agency and Representation in the Visions of Zechariah 
Where: Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
Speaker: Robert Kashow, Religious Studies - Brown University

 

Summer 2019

Event Poster2019 CANE Summer Institute Lecture Series

Monday, July 8, 2019 through Saturday, July 13, 2019
E Pluribus Unum 
Where: Metcalf Research Building, Friedman Auditorium, 190 Thayer Street
Description: The Classical Association of New England (CANE) and Brown's Department of Classics invite you to join us for the 2019 CANE Summer Institute public lecture series!  The CANE Summer Institute is a weeklong event that provides 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.

This year’s theme is “E Pluribus Unum.”  The CANE Summer Institute will not only look at the various components of the ancient world, but will also consider what it meant for those components to be “unum.” The institute’s events and discussions will also consider modern and contemporary reflections of nationhood.  The lecture series takes place from Monday, July 8th through Saturday, July 13th.  All lectures will be in Metcalf Research Building, Friedman Auditorium, 190 Thayer Street and are free and open to the public.  Additional information about the times and topics of the daily lectures can be found on the Classics Department [email protected] page and the CANE website.