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2017–2018 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 2018


How a Linguist Reads Archaic Greek Poetry
Presented by Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities
Princeton University
Tuesday, February 27, 4:30 pm
Gottwald Auditorium, A001

Ancient World Gallery Open House
Sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies
Thursday, April 5, 4:45 pm
Ancient World Gallery, North Court 208
   
10th Annual Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery Lecture
Presented by: Lisa Pieraccini, Project Director, Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies
Berkeley, University of California
Thursday, April 5, 6 pm
Jepson Alumni Center, Rosembaum Room 119

Fall 2018

New exciting speaker series information coming soon!

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Archaeological Institute of America Lectures

Unravelling the Wari World: How Colorfully Wrapped Wari-style Khipus are
Informing Us Today about the South America's First Empire
Presented by Jeffrey Spiltstoser
George Washington University
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
   
The Musician's Life, interpretation of an ancient Greek painting found inside a cave near Corinth
with a live lyre performance

Presented by Nikos Xanthoulis
National Archaeological Museum in Athens
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 pm
Jespon Hall, Room 118
    
Terracotta Warriors after the First Emperor: Re-evaluating the Quin Legacy in the Han
Presented by Allison Miller
Southwestern University
Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118
 
The Monitor Excavations
Presented by Tane Casserley
NOAA, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Thursday, March 8, 6 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

Underwater Excavations at Caesarea
Presented by Bridget Buxton
University of Rhode Island
Thursday, April 12, 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

La biennale di Venezia
Presented by Edwin Slipek
Architecture Richmond
Sunday, Oct. 1, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

Art, Archaeology, and Advanced Technology: The Alexander Mosaic at Pompeii
Presented by John Dobbins
University of Virginia
Sunday, Nov. 12, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 120

Raiders of the Lost Art
Presented by Johanna Minich
VMFA and Univeristy of Mary Washington
Sunday, Jan. 7, 3 pm
Jepson Hall, Room 118

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
Presented by Peter J.M. Schertz
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Saturday, March 3, 11am
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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