To the Ends of the Earth: Journeys Ancient to Modern.

October 12-13, 2007

Keynote Lectures

Jas Elsner: Visiting Professor, Art History, Department of Classical Languages and Literature; Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Lisa Nakamura: Associate Professor, Department of Speech Communication and Asian American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Symposium:
October 13
9:30 AM- 6 PM
Payson Lecture Room
Carpenter Library
Bryn Mawr College

From prehistoric nomadism to space travel, human beings have always been on the move. Motivated by intellectual curiosity, desire for conquest, or sheer necessity, people have crossed vast geographical or conceptual spaces and immersed themselves in foreign cultures. These experiences have been expressed through literature, artistic works, and material culture. This conference will examine ideas, means, and ends of the journey through papers by graduate students in archaeology, classics, the history of art, and cognate disciplines.

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