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2018–2019 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 2018

Socrates on Death Row (a film)
Introduction by Jon Mikalson, University of Virginia
Q&A discussion with filmmakers Robert Garland and Joseph Eakin, Colgate University
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, Dome Theater
*admission is free, but tickets will be required. please visit this link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/socrates-on-death-row-film-and-discussion-tickets-49270895575?aff=es2
This event is co-sponsored by the Classical Studies Department and the Archaeological Institute of America

Spring 2019

Making PIE for the People: Far Cry Primal, The History Channel's Vikings,
and The Anatolian Trail

Presented by: Andrew Miles Byrd, Associate Professor of Linguistics
University of Kentucky
Monday, April 1, 4:30 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

Ancient World Gallery Open House
Sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies
Thursday, April 4, 4:45 pm
Ancient World Gallery, North Court 208
   
11th Annual Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery Lecture
The Tomb of the Diver at Paestum: The Greek Symposium in a Colonial Context 
Presented by: Alan Shapiro, W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology Emeritus and Academy Professor
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, April 4, 6 pm
Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Room 136

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Archaeological Institute of America Lectures

The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts
from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust
Presented by: Morag Kersel, Associate Professor of Anthropology
DePaul University
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
     
Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement
at James Madison’s Montpelier 
Presented by: Terry Brock, Assistant Director of Archaeology
The Montpelier Foundation
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
       
 
 

"This round is on me!" Commodification of agricultural products and elite
consumption patterns in the Eastern Mediterranean during the third millennium BCE
Presented by: Elif Unlu, Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Bogazici University
Thursday, March 28, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 103

The Tektas Burnu Shipwreck: Shedding New Light on Classical Ionia
Presented by: Deborah Carlson, Associate Professor of Archaeology
Texas A&M University
Thursday, April 18, 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

Northern Greece at the Crossroads
Presented by: William E. Hutton, Associate Professor of Classical Studies
College of William & Mary
Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
 
Raiders of the Lost Art
Presented by: Johanna Minich, Assistant Curator of Native American
VMFA and University of Mary Washington
Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 103
   
Being Elymian in Classical and Hellenistic Sicily
Presented by: Thomas Rose, Assistant Professor of Classics
Randolph-Macon College
Sunday, March 10, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
 
The MSA Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Society of America and the Department of Classical Studies.