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:    

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,

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.