Colloquia and Events

The weekly Classics Colloquium provides an informal meeting ground for the College's lively community of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Each year, the series brings to campus many distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archaeological, and historical subjects.

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4 p.m. in the Quita Woodward Room, Old Library. For information call 610-526-5198; or email ocardona@brynmawr.edu.

 


Spring 2024 Classics Colloquia


Magic and Mystery: The Rhetoric of Secrecy

Friday, Jan. 26

Radcliffe Edmonds
Bryn Mawr College

“Magic and Mystery: The Rhetoric of Secrecy”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gained in Translation: Some Observations on the Greek, Latin, and Syriac Manuscript of the Life of Euphrosyne

Friday, Feb. 2

Charles Kuper
Sapienza Università di Roma

"Gained in Translation: Some Observations on the Greek, Latin, and Syriac Manuscript of the Life of Euphrosyne"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Sappho in Paris”

Friday, Feb. 9

Miriam Kamil
Bryn Mawr College

“Sappho in Paris”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“The Emperor's Command: Voice, Authority, and the Case of Claudius”

Please note this Colloquium is canceled and will be rescheduled.

 

Friday, Feb. 16

Amy Koenig
Hamilton College

“The Emperor's Command: Voice, Authority, and the Case of Claudius”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ancient Latitudes: Global Geographies in Classical Sources

Friday, Feb. 23

Benjamin B. Olshin
Maryland Institute College of Art

"Ancient Latitudes: Global Geographies in Classical Sources"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Discovering Dionysos in the Sinai Palimpsest: New Mysteries of the Ancient Orphica?" Conference

* Friday, March 1
@ 4:45 pm

Keynote Lecture for the Discovering Dionysos in the Sinai Palimpsest: New Mysteries of the Ancient Orphica?" Conference

Keynote Speaker: Alberto Bernabé
Universidad Complutense de Madrid


"The Palimpsest of Dionysus: Problems of Interpretation"

*Please note: The lecture will begin at 4:45 pm

Tea will be from 4:00 pm to  4:45 pm in the Great Hall, Old Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Tempo and Form in Sappho, Swinburne, and Thom Gunn"

Friday, March 22

Nancy Worman
Barnard College

"Tempo and Form in Sappho, Swinburne, and Thom Gunn"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Supernatural Horror, Then and Now: A Look at How Ancient and Modern Examples of the Genre Make You Think about Religion"

Friday, March 29

Sarah Iles Johnston
The Ohio State University

"Supernatural Horror, Then and Now: A Look at How Ancient and Modern Examples of the Genre Make You Think about Religion"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


* Friday, April 

The Helen North Lecture at Swarthmore College
5:30 pm
Place: Science Center 199, Swarthmore College

Eleanor Dickey
The University of Reading

“Why Did Greek Speakers Use Latin Words?

*Please note the lecture will be at Swarthmore College.

 

 


“Women Enforcing and Relaxing  Status Distinctions in Attic Religious Space and Time”

*Tuesday, April 9

Katherine Backler
Trinity College, Oxford

“Women Enforcing and Relaxing  Status Distinctions in Attic Religious Space and Time”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, April 12

The Agnes Michels Lecture
presented by the graduate students in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies

Karen ní Mheallaigh
Johns Hopkins University

Title: TBD


"What Does the Library of Alexandria Have to Do with ‘Western Civilization’?"

Friday, April 19

Alexandra Schultz
Dartmouth College

"What Does the Library of Alexandria Have to Do with ‘Western Civilization’?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 "Parthian Imperialism and Kinetic Communities"

Friday, April 26

Supratik Baralay
Society of Fellows, Princeton University

 "Parthian Imperialism and Kinetic Communities"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall 2023 Classics Colloquia


CDC poster

Sept. 8

C. Densmore Curtis Lecture presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Dr. Robin Osborne
King's College, University of Cambridge

"Turning Archaeology into History: The Case of Archaic Athens" 

Tea will precede the lecture at 4 p.m. in the Quita Woodward Room.

The Lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Old Library 110, and will be followed by a reception on Wyndham Terrace. 

 

 

 


poster

Sept. 15

"News from Abroad: Reports from the Field"

Students who have engaged in scholarly activities beyond the walls of Bryn Mawr and Haverford, report on their experiences, be it in the excavation trenches, in the libraries with research fellowships, or even in online coursework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Distributed Authorship: The Case of Sappho

Sept. 22

Barbara Graziosi
Princeton University

"Distributed Authorship: The Case of Sappho"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“The Archaeology of Rurality in Late 1st Millennium BCE Mesopotamia. Evidence from the Erbil Plain and Gird-i Matrab (Iraqi Kurdistan)”

Sept. 29

Rocco Palermo
Bryn Mawr College

“The Archaeology of Rurality in Late 1st Millennium BCE Mesopotamia. Evidence from the Erbil Plain and Gird-i Matrab (Iraqi Kurdistan)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Passing through Oricum: Trade Routes and Culture Routes in Horace, Propertius, and Others

Oct. 6

Matthew Leigh
St. Anne’s College, Oxford and Institute for Advanced Study

"Passing through Oricum: Trade Routes and Culture Routes in Horace, Propertius, and Others"

 

 


“Cicero’s Lamp: Enslavement, Technology, and the Light of Roman Authorship”

Oct. 27

Ryan Warwick
Haverford College

“Cicero’s Lamp: Enslavement, Technology, and the Light of Roman Authorship”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*Nov. 3 at 5:00 pm

Martin Ostwald Memorial Lecture at Swarthmore College

Brad Inwood
Yale University

"Doing the right thing: from Socrates to Cicero and beyond"

5:00 pm
Singer Hall 033, Swarthmore College

* Please note that the lecture will be at Swarthmore College


This poster announces the graduate group in archaeology, classics, and history of art biennial symposium, Timecraft from Interpreting the Past to Shaping the Future. The event takes place on November 10th and 11th, 2023 with a keynote lecture by Professor Sarah Symons from McMaster University.

Nov. 10 and 11

Graduate Group Symposium: Timecraft: From Interpreting the Past to Shaping the Future

 

Nov. 10 *

Poster

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Sarah Symons, McMaster University 

“The Birth of the Hours: Short Time Measurement in Ancient Egypt.”

*Please note that the Keynote will begin at 5:00 pm in Old Library 110. The tea will be held at 4:30 pm in the Quita Woodward Room, Old Library.

If you would like to participate remotely via Zoom, please click here to register.

The symposium will be accompanied by an exhibition.

Visit the symposium webpage for more information.

 


Seneca's Stoic Seafood

Nov. 17

Robert Santucci
Haverford College

"Seneca's Stoic Seafood"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imperialism and Post-Roman Identity in the Anthologia Latina

Dec. 1

Katherine Krauss
Australian Catholic University

"Imperialism and Post-Roman Identity in the Anthologia Latina"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dance as History in Roman Anatolia

Dec. 8

Felipe Rojas Silva
Brown University

"Dance as History in Roman Anatolia"

 

 

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