Past Events

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Come learn what the Romans have ever done for us over a slice of pizza (or two, or five) with the Classics Collegium! Join us for our inaugural meeting PLUS a showing of the all-time classic flick Monty Python's Life of Brian! Pizza will be provided, and free Classics Department shirts are... Read More »

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:45am
Professor Thomas Merrill from American University lectures to Professor Atkins' "Democracy: Ancient and Modern" class on Thomas Jefferson, natural rights, and slavery.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:30pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Join the students taking Roman Spectacles with Prof. Jiménez to the screening of Spartacus on Thursday (Jan. 26). Everybody is welcome!

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 5:15pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
This talk will examine some key episodes in the invention and evolution of "classicism" as an aesthetic and historical category, from its early-modern incubation to its later contestation via opposing terms such as Romanticism, the Baroque, and modernism. Particular attention will be given to the... Read More »

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
229 Allen Building
Caroline Stark, who is an Assistant Professor at Howard University (visiting Duke this year as an HWL visiting faculty fellow) will be giving a brown-bag presentation on “Classical Mythmaking in African American Literature, a sample from the Io Project” on Thursday November 17 at 12:00 pm in 229... Read More »

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 5:00pm
In a rare opportunity, Professor Colin Renfrew will be visiting Duke and available for a collegial discussion on topic questions concerning ancient minds, cognition and perception in the ancient world. Register: http://sapientparadox.eventbrite.com    

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 -- Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Please RSVP for lecture and seminar at sapientparadox.eventbrite.comColin Renfrew is a Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge.Intelligent purposive behaviour is a feature of many species. Yet... Read More »

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
Professor James Frakes from UNC, Charlotte will be giving a lecture titled “Bridging Distances: Highway Monuments in the Roman Provinces". The lecture will take place on Thursday, November 10, at 5 PM in Murphey 104 on UNC's campus. The event is free and open to the public. As usual, there will be... Read More »

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
John Aldrup-MacDonald will be speaking on "Deconstructing an Athenian Decree: IG I3 84 and the Problem of Amendment," on Thursday October  27 at 12 noon in 229 Allen.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 9, Room A290
Professor Alicia Jimenez (Duke University, Classical Studies) will give a lecture titled "Was Schulten right? Duke's new fieldwork project at the Roman camps near Numantia (Renieblas, Spain, 2nd-1st c. BCE)" as part of the Fall Intermezzo Speaker Series.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:15pm
Allen Building, Room 226
Dr. Phillip Horky, Durham University/National Humanities Center Fellow, addresses questions of authenticity and forgery in ancient world by examining Pythagorean texts attributed to Pseudo-Archytas.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:45am
Professors Tolly Boatwright and Jed Atkins will be giving a brown-bag presentation on CV and Cover Letter Writing on Thursday Sept 8 at 11:45 am in 229 Allen.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 4:00pm
Pops with Profs returns on 8/31 at 4 pm in Allen 233. Come celebrate the start of the semester with a cool treat.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
CLASSICAL STUDIES  LUNCHEON AND DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION   Event Details Sunday, May 15 12:00 PM Location: David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Room 153 Event contact Matthew Meyer, matthew.meyer@duke.edu

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
Creighton University's Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies presents, "Family Matters: Rome's Imperial Mothers in the Spotlight", by Duke's Professor Mary T. Boatwright on April 22nd at 5:00 PM in Harper Center 3048 on Creighton's campus.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:30pm
Allen 226
The Annual Classics Pizza Party Come celebrate the end of the year with the Department of Classical Studies! All are invited, and pizza will be provided. Friday, April 22nd @ 4:30 pm Allen 226

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
Ryan Baumann and Hugh Cayless of the Duke Collaboratory on Classics Computing are presenting "A Work in Progress at DC3" during the April 14th CLST Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:00am
UNC-Chapel Hill
Mapping the Past: G.I.S. Approaches to Ancient History Keynote: “Stable Orbits or Clear Air Turbulence: Capacity, Scale, and Use Cases in Geospatial Antiquity” Dr. Tom Elliott, ISAW/NYU; Director, Pleiades Project  Featuring Presentations by Duke Graduate Students Tim Shea , "Mapping Ancient Athens... Read More »

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 5:15pm
Social Psychology Building, Room 126
The Department of Classical Studies, the Center for Late Ancient Studies, the Graduate Program in Religion, and the Divinity School at Duke University are pleased to present "Cultural Self-Definition on the Road to India: the Acts of Thomas and the Life of Apollonius" by Dr. Kendra Eshleman from... Read More »

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
The Story Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute invites you to Joe Goodkin's Odyssey, a 30 minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice. Part lecture, part musical performance, and part interactive discussion, the centerpiece of Joe's program is a 30 minute continuous... Read More »

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 5:15pm
White Hall, Room 107
Join us for the screening of Spartacus! Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece (1960) on the slave who led his fellow gladiators in revolt. At 5:15pm January 29 (White Hall 107) several pairs of gladiators will fight each other and wild beasts. See Roman discipline and dissolution, heroism and hedonism,... Read More »

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:00pm
Hilton SF Union Square, Golden Gate 4

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 5:15pm
Drama Series: Eric Dugdale (Gustavus Adolphus College), "Who Named Me? Identity and Status in Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus." April 2 at 5:15 PM, Allen 226.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:15pm
Elsa Bouchard (Univ. of Montreal), "Aristotle and Graphic Arts." March 26 at 5:15 PM, Allen 226.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 5:15pm
Drama Series: David J. Jacobson (Loyola University Maryland), "Deixis and the Social Function of Athenian Drama." March 19 at 5:15 PM, Allen 226.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 5:15pm
 Drama Series: Matthew Farmer (University of Missouri), "Tragic Poets Can’t Dance: Generic Confrontation in Aristophanes’ Wasps." March 5 at 5:15PM, Allen 226.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 5:15pm
Ben Keim (Pomona College) speaking on "Honor and the 'Other' in Herodotus' Histories" on February 26 at 5:15PM, Allen 226.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:15pm
Pier Luigi Tucci (Johns Hopkins) lecturing on "The Forma Urbis and the Capitoline Hill" on February 12 at 5:15PM in Allen 226.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
 Mackenzie Zalin, "The Dichotomy of Classical Antiquity in Roberto Rossellini's Viaggio in Italia," 12:00 noon, Room 229 Allen Building.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:30am
Robert Dudley, "How did People back then understand this?" (on the pedagogical benefits of oral Latin in the classroom), 11:30 am, Room 229 Allen Building.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:30am
Molly M. Pryzwansky, "Sex and Homosexuality in Suetonius' Ceasares," 11:30, Room 229 Allen Building.

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:00pm
Stefano Campana, University of Siena, and Maurizio Forte, Duke University, "Envisioning Digital and Invisible Landscapes in Italy", Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Room A226 on November 18 at 12 pm. Co-Sponsored by Duke Department of Classical Studies, Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies,... Read More »

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 2:15pm
Arek Marciniak, University of Poznań, Poland, "From monumental mega-cities to individual farmsteads: The demise of the Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Anatolia ", Location: Room 226 Allen Building, November 15, Time: 1:10-2:10 p.m.

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Grant Parker, Stanford University, "Pompey's Pillar, a late-antique monument in Alexandria, Egypt and its post classical history", Location:  UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, room 569, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Duke University Department of Classical Studies

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:00pm
Kathryn Langenfeld will speak on "The Historia Augusta: Reconsidering its Anonymity," 12:00 noon, Room 229 Allen Building.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 5:00pm
Jacques Bromberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University presents the first in a series of talks on Attic Drama, "The Speechcraft of Aeschylus" on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m. in 226 Allen Building.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 12:00pm
Josh Sosin will speak on "Endowed Eponymous Festivals on Delos (Did Not Exist)," 12:00 noon, Room 229 Allen Building.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:00pm
Micaela Janan will speak on "Our Father, Who Art My Lover: Psychoanalysis and Paternity in Statius’ Silvae," at 12:00 noon, Room 229 Allen Building.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:00pm
Conference in honor of Liz Clark from April 11th to April 13th.

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:00pm
Transforming Classics: A Conference in Honor of Peter Burian.

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 5:15pm
Callie Williamson,  PhD, JD, "The Evolution of Roman Legal Practices in the Republican Period" on February 2 at 5:15 pm at 228 Gray.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 5:15pm
Oswyn Murray, "The Western Tradition of Ancient History" on November 14 at 5:15 pm in Gray 228. 

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 12:00pm
Tragic Vision, Democratic Hope: A Conference in Honor of J. Peter Euben. To see the program, visit the link below. http://tragicvisionconference.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/tragic-vision/

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 5:15pm
Carolyn Dewald (Bard College) will speak on "Did Herodotus Believe in the Greek Gods?" on April 9th in Perkins Library Breedlove Room from 5:15-6:15 pm.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 5:15pm
Kathleen Lynch, University of Cincinnati, will speak on "Sympotic Pottery from Archaic Athens and Beyond" on March 28th in Allen 326 from 5:15-6:15 pm.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:00pm
 Mary T. Boatwright, "Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome" on March 20th.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 3:00pm
Neil Bernstein (Ohio University) will speak on Quintilian: "Constructing a Roman Sophistopolis" on February 12th.

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
 Alex Loney, "Narratives of Revenge and the Program of the Odyssey" on February 10th.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 5:15pm
 Kent Rigsby, emeritus of Duke University, will speak on "The Children of the Phratry" in Perkins Library Breedlove Room on January 1st at 5:15-6:15 pm.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 12:00pm
Molly Pryzwansky, "Peace and Pietas in Nero's Later Aes Coins from Rome" on December 15th.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm
A Celebration of Classical Antiquities at the Nasher: Carla Antonaccio (Duke), Sheila Dillon (Duke), Jenifer Neils (Case Western), Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia), and Kimerly Rorschach (Nasher Museum)

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 5:15pm
Sharon James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will speak on “Fallite Fallentes: Rape, Deception, and Intertextuality in Terence’s Eunuch and Ovid’s Ars amatoria”

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:15pm
Eph Lytle (University of Toronto) will speak on "An Unspeakable Wisdom' (Ael. NA 15.5): Figuring the Lookout from Aristophanes to Synesius of Cyrene" on October 27 at 5:15 pm in Allen 226.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:45pm
Ted Graham, "Dumb Shows and Moving Pictures: The Interludes in Gascoigne's Jocasta as a Model of Textual Appropriation" and Peter Burian on the Orpheus myth in opera on October 18th.

Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 12:00pm
Chad Austino, "Timotheus Builds a Sanctuary within a Sanctuary: The Dynamics of Religion and Law in Hellenistic Civic Cults" and Tripp Young, "Nietzsche's Roman Style” on October 25th

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 5:15pm
William Turpin (Swarthmore College) will speak on "The Use and Abuse of Precedent: Tacitus, Claudius, and the Lyons Tablet” on October 13 in Allen 226.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 5:00pm
Nino Luraghi (Princeton University) will speak on "Freedom, democracy, and memory in early Hellenistic Athens" on Thursday, September 29 at 5 p.m. in 226 Allen Building.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 2:30pm
In cooperation with the Department of Religion Studies, Cavan Concannon will speak on "Not for an Olive Wreath, But Our Lives: Gladiators, Athletes, and Early Christian Bodies in Roman Greece”.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 12:45pm
Symposium in honor of N. Gregson Davis, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies and Literature. 7 speakers. On April 28th.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:30pm
Chad Austino, “Agersis: Women and the Financing of Hellenistic Greek Cults” on April 26th.

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 12:15pm
Jaclyn Maxwell (local CLST fellow, Associate Professor in Classics and History at Ohio University), "Education, Social Class and Heresy in Late Antique Church Histories” on April 21st.

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 12:45pm
Lecture by Gavin Kelly, Edinburgh University on April 11th.

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 12:45pm
4/1 to 4/2/11 - 22nd Annual Graduate Colloquium, "Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World,” Keynote speaker Eric Varner (Emory University)

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:45pm
Lynne Lancaster, Ohio University, “Technological Innovation in Imperial Rome: What Can Ancient Concrete Tell Us about Roman Society?” on March 21st.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:15pm
Alex Loney, "The Program of the Odyssey: The Ethics of Storytelling and Story-listening" on March 15th.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 12:15pm
Clifford Robinson, "Platonic Philosophy in Melville's 'The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids"; Daniel Griffin, "Separating the Men from Boys in the Beroea Gymnasium Decree” on March 3rd.

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:45pm
Center for Late Ancient Studies Colloquium, "Re-readings: Interpretation and Appropriation in Late Antiquity" on February 18th.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:15pm
Josh Sosin, "Integrating Digital Papyrology: News from the Front" on February 17th.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 12:15pm
Laury Ward, "Schools of Thought: competing pedagogies in 4th century Greece"  on February 2nd.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:45pm
Lecture by Candida Moss, Notre Dame, "The Discourse of Voluntary Martyrdom: Ancient and Modern" on January 25th.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 5:15pm
Alex Meyer, "Tacitus on prominent provincials” on December 9th.

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:30pm
Fred Naiden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Esthetic Considerations in Greek Sacrifice" on December 3rd.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 12:30pm
CLAS - Kate Cooper (University of Manchester), "Degrees of Separation: Augustine of Hippo and the bonds of kinship" on November 18th.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:30pm
CLAS - Averil Cameron (Keble College Oxford, Emerita), "Arnaldo Momigliano and Christianity" on November 10th.

Friday, November 5, 2010 - 12:30pm
Robert A. Kaster, Princeton University, "Cicero in Mourning" on November 5th.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 5:15pm
Mary T. Boatwright on the Agrippa inscription on Hadrian's Pantheon on October 14th.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 5:15pm
Alex Meyer, "Three Spaniards in an Ala Pannoniorum: The Survival of Social Bonds";  Jessica Vahl on "The Causes of the Batavian Revolt in 69 CE"; Cliff Robinson on "Unity in Aristides Quintilianus' De Musica, Book I" on October 7th.

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 12:30pm
Shadi Bartsch, University of Chicago, "Persius' Satires and the Stomach for Poetry" on October 1st.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 3:15pm
Peter Burian, "Philotimia in the Phoenician Women and the Birds" on September 21st.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 12:30pm
CLAS - Two Short Talks on Late Ancient Egypt: Carrie Schroeder (University of the Pacific), "Child Sacrifice in Early Egyptian Monasteries" Karel Innemee (Leiden University), "The semi-dome of the Epiphany in the Church of Deir al-Surian (Egypt): Recent work and discoveries" on September 16th.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 12:30pm
Kristina Killgrove, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Who’s Who in Rome? Finding and Understanding Immigrants in the Imperial Capital" on September 14th.