Celebrating Isis: Ritual and Ethnicity in Apuleius’s Metamorphoses

Celebrating Isis

Professor Vassiliki Panoussi, Chair of Classical Studies at William and Mary, will deliver a lecture entitled Celebrating Isis: Ritual and Ethnicity in Apuleius’s Metamorphoses.” This is an in-person event at the University of Massachusetts on Friday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Herter Hall, Room 301.

Conference: “Virgilian Space and Places”


Conference: Virgilian Space and Places The Departments of Classics of Amherst College and UMass Amherst, supported by the Lamont Fund, are hosting a conference on Virgilian space and places on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16. The speakers are Alessandro Barchiesi (NYU/Siena), Brian Breed (UMass), Cynthia Damon (Penn), Elena Giusti (Warwick), Alison Keith (Toronto), Micah Myers (Kenyon), Aaron Seider (Holy Cross), Sarah Spence (Georgia), Richard Thomas (Harvard), Graham Zanker (Canterbury/Adelaide), and Tom Zanker (Amherst).

The full conference schedule can be found here. All sessions will allow for both in-person and virtual attendance.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required both for in-person attendance (on a space-available basis and as campus Covid-19 protocols allow) and to receive a link to participate remotely via Zoom. Early registration is encouraged (by October 1 if ordering lunch on Saturday).

The registration form is available here.

Please contact the organizers with any questions: Brian Breed (bbreed@umass.edu) and Tom Zanker (azanker@amherst.edu).