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 a number of 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


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. 




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.












Sept. 22

Barbara Graziosi
Princeton University

"Distributed Authorship: The Case of Sappho"
















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)”













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"




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

Nov. 10 and 11

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

Nov. 10

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Sarah Symons, McMaster University 

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

The symposium will be accompanied by an exhibition.

Visit the symposium webpage for more information.

Santucci poster

Nov. 17

Robert Santucci
Haverford College

"Seneca's Stoic Seafood"















Dec. 1

Katherine Krauss
Australian Catholic University

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













Dec. 8

Felipe Rojas Silva
Brown University

"Dance as History in Roman Anatolia"



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Phone: 610-526-5198

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