Colloquia and Events 2018/19

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.

Spring 2019 Classics Colloquia


Friday, Jan. 25
Gurd poster

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Sean Gurd
    University of Missouri, Columbia

    “Auditory Culture, Music, and the Senses in Dionysius of Halicarnassus' Rhetorical Works”

    *Welcome Back Tea at 4 p.m., London Room, Old Library*


Nikoloutsos poster
Friday, Feb. 1
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Konstantinos Nikoloutsos
    St. Joseph's University

    “From Epic to Tragedy: Transgenericity and Nation-Building in Cruz Varela‘s Dido (1823)”


Fruchtman poster
Friday, Feb. 8
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Diane Fruchtman
    Rutgers University

    “Destabilizing Death in Prudentius’s Peristephanon


Kruse poster
Friday, Feb. 15
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Thomas Kruse
    Austrian Academy of Sciences

    “Family, Business, Official Duties and War: The ‘archive’ of the Strategos Apollonios”

poster
Friday, Feb. 22
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Rubina Raja
    Aarhus University

    "Representations of Palmyrene Priests and the Structure of the Religious Life of Palmyra"

Ladianou poster
Friday, March 1
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Katerina Ladianou
    University of Crete

    “Voices in and as Fragments: Sappho 31 and Catullus 51”

Brouillet poster
Friday, March 22
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Manon Brouillet
    École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

    “The Lyre as a Symbolon: An Ingoldian Reading of Materiality and Ritual in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes”

Bowie poster
Friday, March 29
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Ewen Bowie
    Oxford University

    "Sappho in Imperial Greek Literature"

PLEASE NOTE: The Colloquium Tea will be in the London Room, Old Library.


poster
Friday, April 5
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

The Agnes Michels Lecture sponsored by the Graduate Students in the Department of Greek, Latin & Classical Studies

  • Richard Martin
    Stanford University

    “Panhellenic Poetry, Local Religion: Cults of Zeus in the Iliad

Paschalidis poster
Friday, April 12
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Kostas Paschalidis
    National Archaeological Museum, Athens

    "Mycenae Shaft Grave IV in Grave Circle A:  New and Unexpected Light on a Very Old Story"


poster
Friday, April 26
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Timothy Moore
    Washington University

    “Musical Repetition in Euripides”

Fall 2018 Classics Colloquia


Carmen Arnold-Biucchi from Harvard University presents
Friday, Sept. 7
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Carmen Arnold-Biucchi
    Harvard University

    "Sculpture and Coins: Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector. A preview of the forthcoming Loeb Classical Monographs 16 (2018)"

    Welcome Back Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Sept. 14
News from Abroad: Student Reports

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • News from Abroad Reports from the Field

     Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Sept. 21
Matthew Farmer, Haverford College, Theopompus' Homer: Epic Parody in Greek Comedy

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Matthew Farmer
    Haverford College

    "Theopompus' Homer: Epic Parody in Greek Comedy"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Sept. 28
Poster - Aleydis Van de Moortel

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Aleydis Van de Moortel
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    "Shipbuilding, Seafaring, and Human Mobility in the Early Bronze Age Aegean: The Role of the East Aegean"


Friday, Oct. 5
Bryan Reece, University of Toronto, Aristotle on the Contemplation of the Divine

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Bryan Reece
    University of Toronto

    "Aristotle on the Contemplation of the Divine"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Wednesday, Oct. 10
Poster-Athanassia Zografou -

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Athanassia Zografou
    University of Ioannina

    "Divine Antagonisms in Ritual Recipes: Cronos in the Great Magical Papyrus of Paris"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Oct. 26
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21
poster

The C. Densmore Curtis Lecture presented by the graduate students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

  • Dimitri Nakassis
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    "Seeing Like a Mycenaean State"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Nov. 2
Benjamin Earley Freie Universität, Berlin

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Benjamin Earley
    Freie Universität, Berlin

    "The Thucydidean Turn: (Re)interpreting Thucydides' Political Thought before, during, and after the Great War"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Nov. 9
poster

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

Keynote Address for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Conference on the Ancient World

  • Dan-El Padilla Peralta
    Princeton University

    "Classics as a Form of Racial Knowledge"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Michele Salzman University of California, Riverside
Friday, Nov. 16
4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Michele Salzman
    University of California, Riverside

    "Why Gibbon Was Wrong: The Case for A.D. 472 and the Fall of Rome"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Nov. 30
Jessica Paga College of William & Mary

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Jessica Paga
    College of William & Mary

    "The Construction of Athenian Democracy"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room, Old Library


Friday, Dec. 7
Pierre Destrée, Université de Louvain, Aristotle on Metaphor and Synesthesia

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Pierre Destrée
    Université catholique de Louvain

    "Aristotle on Metaphor and Synesthesia"

    *Please note: The tea will be in the London Room, Old Library*


Friday, Dec. 14
Jeremy Lefkowitz, Swarthmore College, Fabulous Style: Learning to Write Fables in the Progymnasmata

4:30 pm • Carpenter Library B21

  • Jeremy Lefkowitz
    Swarthmore College

    "Fabulous Style: Learning to Write Fables in the Progymnasmata"

    Tea at 4 p.m., Quita Woodward Room

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