Past Events

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
On March 31st and April 1st the graduate students of Duke CLST and the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University present the Duke Classics Graduate Colloquium, a collaborative event aimed at discussing and developing pedagogical tools for Classics educators. See the poster for more... Read More »

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Room A266
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 »

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library Room 153
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Humanities Futures event, "Traces and Echoes: Scribal Culture, Texts & Orality in Late Antiquity." The event will take place on March 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m in Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library Room 153. For more information... Read More »

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Hoof 'n' Horn, in association with Duke Theater Studies, presents a workshop production of The Aeneid: A Play With Songs. The play will run from March 30 - April 2 and April 6 - 9 at the Reynolds Industries Theater. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general public. Make sure to see it while... Read More »

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
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:    

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.