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112th Distinguished Research Lecture - May 1

May 1, 2018

Archaeology, Imperialism, and What It Means To Be Human Professor Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre 112th Distinguished Research Lecturer Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:00 Glenn Miller Ballroom Imperialism had major impacts on people living in antiquity, even as it does today. Many of the problems faced by people living in or...

Greek Vase

Barbara Kowalzig, NYU - April 23

April 23, 2018

Religion and the Economics of the Sea at the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition Barbara Kowalzig, NYU Monday, April 23 5PM in HUMN 135 The paper explores fundamentally new conceptions of maritime economic and social connectivity taking shape at the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition in Greece and the Near East. According...

Roman Fresco of women dancing

Subaltern Women, Sexual Violence, and Trauma in Ovid's Amores - April 20

April 20, 2018

Dr. Jessica Wise Classics Department, Colorado College Friday, April 20 3:30 PM in HUMN 1B80 Subaltern Women, Sexual Violence, and Trauma in Ovid's Amores A study of Ovid's Amores which focuses on depictions of trauma endured by subaltern women. Ovid's dramatization of sexual trauma indicates that impudicae experience the same...

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Nominations for McNair Scholars

April 10, 2018

McNair Scholars are from underserved backgrounds and demonstrate strong academic potential for graduate school. They are first-generation and low-income students, or students historically underrepresented in graduate education, who are interested in earning a doctoral degree in their field. McNair Scholars receive a research stipend, paid travel opportunities, faculty mentorship, and...

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, Photo © Tate, Gallery, London

Rome Behaving Badly - Brian McGing - APR 9

April 9, 2018

Lecture by Brian McGing, Trinity College Dublin Rome Behaving Badly: Appian’s Critique of Roman Imperialism During the Republic Monday, April 9, 2018 5:00 - 6:30 PM HUMN 135 Joseph Mallord William Turner The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire , Photo © Tate, Gallery, London The 2nd century AD Greek historian,...

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Denise McCoskey Lecture - MAR 19

March 19, 2018

On genetics, whiteness, and "historian hearsay bullsh*t": How to talk about race in the ancient world after Charlottesville Denise McCoskey Professor of Classics Affiliate in Black World Studies Miami Univerity (Ohio) Monday, March 19 5:00 PM in HUMN 135 For more information contact Dimitri Nakassis

Picture of city of Sikyon, a Roman statue, and Roman coins

McClanahan Lecture - FEB 27 at 7pm

Feb. 27, 2018

McClanahan Lecture Series The Lost City of Sikyon presented by Sarah James Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:00 PM in HUMN 250 Sikyon is probably the most important ancient Greek city that you’ve never heard of. Known for centuries from only brief mentions in Classical literature, intensive archaeological work only began...

Painted Greek Pottery

Brewing Beer in the Ancient World - JAN 24

Jan. 24, 2018

Though ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of Mediterranean diet and nutrition dating back to the Bronze Age. Travis Rupp, CU Boulder adjunct professor and beer archaeologist at Avery Brewing Company, will discuss the origins of beer production...

Jason Pedicone speaking to a group of students in Greece

How to Build a Humanities Start Up - DEC 7

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 - DEC 4 at 5PM

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...

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