CLASSICS LECTURES IN THE VALLEY~ 

                      OPEN TO THE PUBLIC * 

*Except for select events noted


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  2019 SPRING


 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH      5:30 pm

Fake News on Aeneas' Shield? Possible Responses to Lying, Exaggeration, and Encomium in Aeneid 8

James O'Hara, UNC Chapel Hill

UMASS AMHERST, HERTER HALL, ROOM #301


Friday, April 26th

Transforming History: Generic Interaction in Greek and Roman Historiography in Honor of Professor Elizabeth Keitel

Speakers:

Jane Chaplin- When Historians Make History

Timothy Joseph- Ubique lamenta: The place of lament in Latin epic and historiography

Christina Kraus- Multiplying disasters: the many-fronted, multiplex bellum in Livy 5

John Marincola- Asinius Pollio and the Roman Revolution 

UMass Amherst, Campus Center

Additional details to follow.


 EARLIER LECTURES


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH     5:30 pm

AIA Society: Western Massachusetts lecture

Revolt! Why the Jews took on Rome

Andrea Berlin, AIA Norton Lecturer, Boston University

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE, ART BUILDING, GAMBLE AUDITORIUM


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH        4:30-6 PM

Greek Doctors and Money

Nigel Nicholson, Reed College

AMHERST COLLEGE, FROST LIBRARY [2ND FLOOR], CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC INQUIRY

Sponsored by Ampersand, the Department of the Classics, the Corliss Lamont Lecture Fund, the Health Professions Committee, and the Center for Humanistic Inquiry


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH              4-6 pm

Symposium.  Pre-Modern Global First-Year Seminar: Contexts, Challenges, Futures.

Nigel Nicholson, Reed College & Denise Schaeffer, Holy Cross

AMHERST COLLEGE, FROST LIBRARY [2ND FLOOR], CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC INQUIRY

This symposium features two veterans of Liberal Arts College First-Year Seminars, who will discuss a range of issues concerning the seminars taught at their institutions, including recent curricular and design changes and the evolving landscape of the First-Year Seminar in U.S. higher education.  They'll address questions of programming, course design, pedagogical aims, crucial contexts and conflicts, and community building, among other topics.

Open to faculty, staff, and students of the Five Colleges.  Please come join the conversation!

Sponsored by The Global Pre-Modern First Year Seminar Working Group, The Dean of the Faculty, The Center for Humanistic Inquiry, the Department of the Classics, and the Program in European Studies

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH        4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Five College Classics Faculty Seminar*

"Silva sonans: The Metapoetic Pastoral Landscape in Virgil's Georgics"

Julia Scarborough, Amherst College

AMHERST COLLEGE, FROST LIBRARY [2nd floor], CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC INQUIRY

* Open to Five College Faculty


Friday, October 19th                             3:00 PM

The Fifteenth Annual David Grose Memorial Lecture

Cosa: Past, Present, and Future

Russell Scott, Bryn Mawr College

UMass Amherst, Integrative Learning Center (ILC) , S240

The lecture will be followed by a round-table discussion on the future of work at Cosa with the next generation of Roman archaeologists. Reception to follow.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH                  4:30 PM

Contextual Relevance and the Meaning of Formulaic Epithets in Iliad 1.1-100

Seth Schein, University of California Davis

UMass Amherst, Herter Hall #301

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH        5:30 PM

Archaeological Institute of America, Western Massachusetts Society

Places for the Living and Places for the Dead

Paul Miller, President, Denver AIA Society

UMass Amherst, Integrated Learning Center, Room S231