2014–2015 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 2014

Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Fisher, Professor of Archaeology, Art History, Black Studies, Classics and Women's Studies, Randolph-Macon College
Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6 pm
Keller Hall Reception Room

Spring 2015

Guest speakers to be announced soon!


NEW! Classics Roundtables

The Writing on the Wall: Documenting Ancient Roman Graffiti in Herculaneum, Italy
Presented by Kathryn Clikeman and Gia Nyhuis, Classics Club members
Friday, Nov. 14, 4:30 pm
North Court, Room 101

AIA Lectures

3D Printing and the Preservation of the Past at the Virtual Curation Laboratory
Presented by Bernard Means, Instructor of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
Thursday, Oct. 9, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

Philpacolypse Now: The University of Melbourne Excavations at the Philistine Site of Tell es-Safi/Gath;
Presented by Dr. Louise Hitchcock, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

Triremes on Land: First Fruits for the Battle of Salamis
Presented by Kristian Lorenzo, Visiting Full-Time Lecturer, University of Richmond
Thursday, Feb. 19, 6 pm
Location to be announced at a later date

Spanish Entradas and Indian Roads: Colonial Encounters of the First Kind
in the Interior of the US Southeast
Presented by Dr. Kathryn Sampeck, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Illinois State University
Thursday, March 19, 6 pm
Location to be announced at a later date

The Sculptural Tradition of Ancient Cyprus: Island Culture or Outside Art?
Presented by Anne-Marie Knoblauch, Director of Art History, Virginia Tech
Thursday, April 9, 6 pm
Location to be announced at a later date

The AIA Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Classical Studies.

MSA Lectures

Crossroad of Possibility: History and Dashed Hopes in Languedoc
Presented by Steven Isaac, Professor of History, Political Science and Philosophy
Longwood University
Sunday, September 21, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

Landscapes in a Truck
Presented by Shaun Irving, Cameratruck
Sunday, November 9, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 103

Berthe Morisot and the Impressionist Image of Women
Presented by Jeffrey Allison, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sunday, February 8, 3 pm
Whitehurst Living Room

Ovid, Apotheosis, and the Ides of March
Presented by Michael Compton, Mills E. Godwin High School
Sunday, March 15, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118