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2020–2021 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 2020

Exciting lectures coming soon!

Spring 2021

This event has been postponed until next year (2022)
12th Annual Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World Lecture
Touched by the Gods: Experiencing Ancient Greek Religion through Art
Presented by: Tyler Jo Smith
University of Virginia
Thursday, April 8, 6 pm
https://tinyurl.com/URGallery2021

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Archaeological Institute of America Lectures

Preserving the Past: Archaeological Heritage, the Art Market
and Conflict in the Middle East
Presented by: Dr. Patty Gerstenblith 
DePaul University
Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 pm
Webinar link coming soon

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities at VMFA
Presented by: Peter Schertz
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 pm
Webinar link coming soon

The Iconography of a Life in Arms: The Etruscan Soilder at War,
at Home, and at the Tomb
Presented by: Hilary Becker
Binghamton University
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 pm
Webinar link coming soon

This event has been cancelled
Nubian Queen: How an Ancient African Kingdom Became a Symbol
of Feminine Power and Vice Versa
Presented by: Jeremy Pope
The College of William and Mary
Thursday, March 18, 6 pm
https://urichmond.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bcG8Xi2nT-KC3K3DJ7lyeg

This event has been cancelled
Using Ancient DNA to Study Human History-Perspectives on East Asia
Presented by: Melinda Yang
University of Richmond
Thursday, April 15, 6 pm
Webinar link coming soon

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

Mediterranean Society of America Lectures

The MSA Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Society of America and the Department of Classical Studies.