2013–2014 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.

Spring 2014

Wednesday, April 16
Sixth Annual Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World Lecture
6:00 p.m. in the Keller Hall Reception Room
Presented by Joan Breton Connelly, Professor of Classics and Art History, New York University and Director, Yeronisos Island Excavations, Cyprus

Fall 2013

Monday, September 30
Myth, Euphemism, Rape: Obscurities in Tibullus' Vision of Hades (1.3)
6:00 p.m. in the Westhampton Center Living Room
Presented by Sharon James, Associate Professor of Classics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wednesday, October 23
Arabia in the Ice Ages
6:00 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120
Presented by Jeffrey Rose, Archaeologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer

These events are sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies. Contact Michele Bedsaul for questions, directions or further details.

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

NEW! Classics Roundtables

The Department of Classical Studies will host several scholarly roundtables -- informal gatherings intended to share scholarship related to Classical Studies or its reception. Our Fall 2013 dates are:
 

Thursday, September 26
How to Stop Bleeding
Presented by Julie Laskaris, Classical Studies
4:30-6:00 pm in North Court, Room 202

Thursday, October 31
Divine Analgesia
Presented by Stephanie Cobb, Religion
4:30-6:00 pm in North Court, Room 202

Tuesday, December 3
Putting Ovid in his Place
Presented by Erika Damer, Classical Studies
4:30-6:00 pm in North Court, Room 212

Friday, January 31
Virtual Men: Aristotle on Manly Virtue
Presented by Kevin Cherry, Political Science
3:30-4:30 pm in North Court, Room 202

Friday, February 28
Temple of Doom: Josehus and the Layout of the Second Temple
Presented by Peter Schertz, VMFA
3:30-4:30 pm in North Court, Room 202

Friday, April 4
Fresh Antiquity: Recent Archaeological Finds at Hacimusilar, Turkey
Presented by Elizabeth Baughan, Classical Studies
3:30-4:30 pm in North Court, Room 202

AIA Lectures

Thursday, February 20
Naval Warfare in the 3rd Century BCE: Warships, Rams, and Tactics
Presented by Jeffrey Royal, Director of the RPM Nautical Foundation
6:00 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 118

Thursday, April 10
Lessons From the Past: Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th Century
Presented by Carol Mattusch, Mathy Professor of Art History, George Mason University
6:00 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 118

The AIA Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Classical Studies. For information on additional upcoming AIA lectures please check back.

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