Jason Pedicone speaking to a group of students in Greece

How to Build a Humanities Start Up

Dec. 7, 2017

Jason Pedicone from The Paideia Institute 5:00 PM in HUMN 1B80 Image from Society for Classical Studies May, 2017 Newsletter This talk tells the story of the founding and growth of the Paideia Institute, and provides some lessons and advice Jason Pedicone has gleaned from the experience, which are designed...

Statue of "Rape of the Sabine Women" by Giambologna, 1583

McClanahan Essay Lecture: Elegizing Roman Theater

Dec. 4, 2017

Elegizing the Roman Theater: Ars Amatoria 1.89-134 Winner of the 2017 Mary E.V McClanahan Essay Graduate Prize, Samuel L. Kindick, will present his paper, " Elegizing the Roman Theater: Ars Amatoria 1.89-134", on Monday, December 4 at 5:00 PM in HUMN 250. Although Ovid’s Ars Armatoria (2 BCE) has often...

Picture of Marlon Brando being Julius Caesar

McClanahan Lecture: Classical Rhetoric

Nov. 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29 7:00 PM in HUMN 150 presented by Tyler Lansford Classical Rhetoric in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Among Shakespeare’s ‘Roman’ plays, Julius Caesar is arguably the most Roman in both substance and form: not only is the title character Rome’s premier imperialist – the very language breathes a uniquely...

Greek painting on potery

Insults & Abuse in Classical Athens

Oct. 23, 2017

Talk by Professor Deborah Kamen, University of Washington on Monday, October 23 at 5:00 PM in Humanities 250 Banter at festivals, biting satire on the comic stage, invective in the courtroom, forbidden slanderous speech, and violent acts of hubris: Athenian insults and abuse ranged from benign to deeply offensive. In...

picture of Greek painted pottery

McClanahan Lecture: Travelers and Immigrants

Oct. 11, 2017

Travelers and Immigrants in Greek Mythology presented by Professor Lauri Reitzammer Wednesday, October 11th 7:00 PM in HUMN 250 Greek Mythology is filled with travelers, wanderers, immigrants, exiles, and refugees. This lecture discusses some famous travelers and immigrants from Greek mythology with an emphasis on the representation of foreigners and...

Greek painting

Tracking Heracles through Pausanias

Sept. 25, 2017

Talk by Greta Hawes Tracking Heracles through Pausanias: l ocal myth and panhellenic knowledge Monday, September 25 5:00 PM HUMN 250 Heracles is everywhere in Pausanias’ Description of Greece. He was the ‘panhellenic hero par excellence’, and innumerable local communities connected landmarks in their territories to his mythic adventures. Precisely...

poster for mcclanahan lecture by dimitri nakassis on feb 2, 2017

McClanahan Lecture: Forgotten Cities

Feb. 22, 2017

Forgotten cities hidden in plain sight: archaeology and ancient landscapes in Greece presented by Professor Dimitri Nakassis Archaeology is usually associated with excavation, a process that brings the past into the present by peeling away layers, revealing ancient surfaces and structures along with their associated artifacts. In places like Rome...

cover image from Apuleius Golden Ass

Winner of McClanahan Essay Prize - Elizabeth Deacon

Nov. 30, 2016

Congratulations to Elizabeth Deacon , winner of this year’s Mary E. V. McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize. Elizabeth is fourth-year PhD student working on Apuleius. She receives the $1500 prize for her essay “Diotima and Isis: The Platonic Model behind the Metamorphoses ’ Eleventh Book”. She will present her essay as...

column of Trajan at night

McClanahan Lecture Series - NOV 16

Nov. 16, 2016

McClanahan Lecture Series Revisiting the Column of Trajan presented by Associate Professor Diane Conlin Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7PM in HUMN 150

Who's Buried in Philip's Tomb?

Who's Buried in Philip's Tomb?- October 20 at 5 PM

Oct. 20, 2016

Who's Buried in Philip's Tomb? Dr. Jeanne Reames, University of Nebraska-Omaha Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 5pm Eaton Humanitites 250 1610 Pleasant St Boulder CO 80309 In northern Greece on the afternoon of November 8, 1977, Manolis Andronikos opened an unlooted tomb, revealing spectacular grave goods. Soon, he announced he’d...

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