Speakers

2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse A266, Bay10
The Department of Classical Studies and Humanities Futures of the Franklin Humanities Institute present the speaker Lucrezia Ungaro, from the Museum of Imperial Fora in Rome, Italy. She will be speaking on "Trajan the Great Builder: Welfare State, Power of Images and Propaganda"  in Smith Warehouse... Read More »

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:15pm
Perkins Library 217
The story of history's most famous assassination, "The Death of Caesar" by Barry Strauss. The Department of Classical Studies is hosting a discussion with the renowned author, Barry Strauss. A reception will follow.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Jas' Elsner, Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University and Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, will give a talk on "Ornament and Mise en Abyme in Roman Sarcophagi" on Friday, March 31st at 5 p.m. in Smith Warehouse, Bay 10 in Room A266. There will be a reception to... 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.

2016

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
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 »

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    

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.

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.

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.

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 »

2014

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.

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