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2016–2017 Speaker Series

Each year the Department of Classical Studies brings noteworthy speakers and scholars to Richmond to present lectures or seminars. These events are free and open to the public. Students always benefit from gaining new perspectives and from interacting with these scholars.

Fall 2016
Visiting Pompeii: Travelers' Impressions of the Ancient Town
Presented by Carol Mattusch, Mathy Professor of Art History, Emerita
George Mason University
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (lecture) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm (reception)
International Center Commons (lecture) Lora Robins Gallery (reception)

Spring 2017

Ancient World Gallery Open House
Sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies
Thursday, April 6, 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Ancient World Gallery, North Court 208

9th Annual Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery Lecture
The Ancient Greek Symposium: Drinking Matters 
Presented by Kathleen Lynch, Associate Professor of Classical Studies
University of Cincinnati, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 pm
Jepson Alumni Center, Rosenbaum Room


Archaeological Institute of America Lectures

God's Acre: Archaeo-Historic Insights into African American Graveyards
Presented by Lynn Rainville
Sweet Briar College
Thursday, Oct. 13, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
Building Democracy: Athenian Architecture and the Birth of the Classical Period 
Presented by Jessica Paga
College of William & Mary
Thursday, Nov. 10, 6 pm
Jespon Hall, Room 118
The Hidden Archaeology of Sparta and Laconia
Presented by Nigel Kennell
University of British Columbia
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
The Ancient Athenian Naval Bases in the Piraeus:
The Backbone of the World's First Democracy

Presented by Bjorn Loven
University of Southern Denmark
Thursday, March 16, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

Lust in the Dust: Erotic Curse Tablets Unearthed at Nemea Greece
Presented by Jorge Bravo
University of Maryland
Thursday, April 20, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
The AIA Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Classical Studies.

Mediterranean Society of America Lectures

Greeks and Romans in the Bay of Naples
Presented by Julian Ward Jones, Jr.
The College of William and Mary
Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

The Temple Among Us: How the Ancient Architecture of the
Mediterranean Has Shaped Our Surroundings
Presented by Calder Loth
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 103

Faking It: A Look at the History of Art Forgery
Presented by Donald Schrader
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sunday, Jan. 8, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

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Sunday, March 12, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118