2016 FALL

CLASSICS LECTURES IN THE VALLEY~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 
(Except for select events noted)


 

JANUARY 24 ~ MAY 28

Exhibit:  The Legend of the Lares

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9th    5:00

The Classics and the Information Revolution of the Late 15th Century

Samuel Ellenport

Amherst College, Morgan Hall- #110


FEBRUARY 23rd

Ancient Bronzes at Art Objects: Roman Collectors and Corinthian Bronzes

Christopher Hallett

Details to follow.


THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd and THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH

Late Antiquity Seminar

Save the Dates-  

Details to follow.

Open to Five College faculty.


SATURDAY, MARCH 4 

Symposium: Futures of Classical Antiquity

Smith College

Details to follow.


SATURDAY, MARCH 25th 

Lehmann Lecture:

John Clarke, University of Texas at Austin

Details to follow.


SUNDAY, APRIL 9th 

Roman Slaves

Lauren Hackworth Petersen, University of Deleware

Details to follow.


THURSDAY, APRIL 18th      Time TBA

Late Antiquity Seminar-  Five College Faculty Seminar in History

The First Official Contact between Rome and China? a Roman Embassy to the Han Emperor's Court in A.D. 166

Richard Lim, Smith College

Amherst College, Valentine Hall, Lewis-Sebring Commons

Open to Five College faculty.


                                                                  EARLIER LECTURES


 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10th     6:30 - 8:00 PM

 Late Antiquity Seminar

 Pseudo-Quintillian's Major Declamation XIII

 Christopher van den Berg, Amherst College

 Amherst College, Valentine Hall, Lewis-Sebring Commons

 Refreshments will be served.

 Open to Five College faculty.


 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th              4:30 PM

Poggio Civitate~ A Half Century of Discovery

The Classics Department at UMass Amherst invites you to a colloquium celebrating 50 years of excavation at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate. There will be papers by two renowned Etruscologists, Alessandro Naso and Gretchen Meyers. This will be followed by a reception and conversation. 

 The Lords of Poggio Civitate: Archaeology and Power in Early Etruria

 Alessandro Naso, Università Federico Il a Napoli

 "It's Not All About Him: The Archaeology of Gender at Poggio Civitate"

 Gretchen Meyers, Franklin & Marshall University

 UMass Campus Center, 10th floor, Amherst Room

 This event is sponsored by the Department of Classics at UMass, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the Etruscan Foundation.  

 


 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd     4:30 PM

 

Heroism and Model Book: Aspects of Brecht's Antigone Project

 

Martin Revermann, Professor of Classics and Theatre Studies, University of Toronto

 

Amherst College, Fayerweather 115 (Pruyne)  

 


 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd   4:00 PM

UMASS RENAISSANCE CENTER'S ANNUAL CLASSICAL LEGACY LECTURE ~

 Humanism and Experience in Post-Conquest Mexico: The Poetry of Fray Cristóbal Cabrera

 Andrew Laird, Brown University

 Renaissance Center, 650 E. Pleasant St., Amherst

 http://www.umass.edu/classics/event/andrew-laird-brown-classical-legacy-lecture-umass-renaissance-center


 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24             5:00 - 6:30

Five College Faculty Seminar in Classics

Amherst College, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd floor of the Robert Frost Library)

Open to Five College Faculty.


 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th     5:00 PM

Archaeological Excavation at Sinop, Turkey:

Exploring the Origins of Trade at the Nexus of Civilizations

Owen Doonan, California State University Northridge

UMass, Integrated Learning Center, Room S204

The George M.A. Hanfmann Lecture is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America & the UMass Classics Department


 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

International Archaeology Day


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th  

Patricia Mangan

Mount Holyoke

Details to follow.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4             7:00 PM

Rome: The Greatest Theatre in the World

John Pinto, Princeton University

Smith College, Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th    5:00 PM

Joe Goodkin's Odyssey: a Folk Opera

Mount Holyoke College, Dwight 101

Sponsored by the Department of Classics and Italian, Mount Holyoke College.