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2023-24 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 2023

Title Coming Soon!
Presented by: Anthony Yates, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages
and Cultures and Indo-European Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Thursday, October 19, 4:30 pm
Jepson 109

13th Annual Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World Lecture
When Women Ruled the World
Presented by: Dr. Kathlyn Cooney, Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture and Egytologist

Archaeological Institutes of America

Faith: Community Archaeology and the Search for America's Oldest Black Baptist Church
Presented by: Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology
Colonial Williamsburg
Thursday, October 12, 6 pm
Jepson 118

(postponed from last October; here is a recent news article about the site and finds:

Human-animal-divine relationships in Cyprus: a social zooarchaeology of sacrifice
Presented by: Kathryn Grossman 
North Carolina State University
Thursday, November 9, 6 pm
Jepson 109