Jared Secord, April 15

April 10th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year, and our inaugural meeting of the spring quarter!

Tuesday, April 15, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Jared Secord (UChicago, Society of Fellows)

on

“Julius Africanus, Severus Alexander, and the Library of the Pantheon: A Sea-Change in Roman Intellectual Life?”

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Spring Quarter Schedule 2014

April 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Ancient Societies is proud to present the following schedule for Spring 2014 — our last quarter on the topic of “Texts and Archaeology”:



Tuesday, 15 April: Jared Secord (UChicago, Society of Fellows)
“Julius Africanus, Severus Alexander, and the Library of the Pantheon: A Sea-Change in Roman Intellectual Life?”

Tuesday, 22 April: Walter Shandruk (UChicago, Classics)
“Networking your way through magical gems”

Tuesday, 29 April: Jocelyne Nelis-Clément (CNRS | Ausonius, Université Bordeaux Montaigne)
“Time to write up: Ovid’s Fasti and Literary Epigraphy in Augustan Rome”

Monday, 5 May: Stéphane Benoist (Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3)
“Epigraphical Monuments and Imperial Discourse: Ancient Evidence, New Perspectives”

Tuesday, 13 May: Jonathan Winnerman (UChicago, NELC)
“Rethinking “The Royal Ka” and Divine Kingship in New Kingdom Egypt”

Tuesday, 20 May: Patch Crowley (UChicago, Art History)
“Protesilaus and the Art of Mourning”

Tuesday, 27 May: Kassandra Jackson (UChicago, Classics)
“A Doctor on the Clock: Galen’s Use of Clocks and Hours in Pecc.Dig.”



All meetings this quarter will be held at 3:30pm in Classics 21, to be followed by a reception in the Classics lounge. Persons with disabilities who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox at (773) 702-8514 in advance; we are committed to having an accessible workshop.

We look forward to seeing you this quarter!

Erika Jeck, March 11

March 8th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year, and our final meeting of the winter quarter.

Tuesday, March 11, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Erika Jeck (UChicago, History)

on

“Press to impress: torcularia and other productive features as social display in the villas of central Italy

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Jason Osequeda, February 18

February 12th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year, this time presented jointly with the Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium.

Tuesday, February 18, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Jason Osequeda (UChicago, History)

on

“Hope for the Kingdom of Heaven: Sixtus III and Pelagius”

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Ryan Boehm, February 11

February 5th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.

Tuesday, February 11, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Ryan Boehm (Tulane University)

on

“City and Empire: Synoikismos and Social Response in the Early Hellenistic Period”

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Aleksandra Hallmann, February 4, 5PM

January 31st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.

Tuesday, February 4, 5:00PM
Classics 21

Aleksandra Hallmann (University of Warsaw)

on

“Reading Ancient Egyptian Garments from Archaeological and Iconographic Sources”

Refreshments will be circulated during the meeting.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Lieve Donnellan, January 28, 5PM

January 22nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year — and please note the unusual starting time!

Tuesday, January 28, 5:00PM
Classics 21

Lieve Donnellan (UChicago, Classics)

on

“Navigating between Scylla and Charybdis: Interaction in the Bay of Naples in the Early Iron Age”

Refreshments will be circulated during the meeting.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Updated! Winter Quarter Schedule 2014

January 14th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

There have been several changes and updates to the winter quarter schedule. The most recent schedule is below.

Ancient Societies is proud to present the following schedule for Winter 2014:



Friday, 10 January: Pierre Briant (Collège de France)
“New data from Achaemenid Anatolia: Archaeology, Epigraphy, History”

Tuesday, 21 January: Paul Gauthier (PhD student, NELC)
“The Financial Structure of the Middle Assyrian Kingdom: A Model”

Tuesday, 28 January, 5:00-6:30PM: Lieve Donnellan (Postdoctoral Fellow, Classics)
(TBA)

Tuesday, 4 February, 5:00-6:30PM: Aleksandra Hallmann (PhD candidate, University of Warsaw)
“Reading Ancient Egyptian Garments from Archaeological and Iconographic Sources”

Tuesday, 11 February: Ryan Boehm (Tulane University)
(TBA)

Tuesday, 18 February (in cooperation with the Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium) :
Jason Osequeda (PhD student, History)
(TBA)

Tuesday, 11 March: Erika Jeck (PhD student, History)
(TBA)



Please note that Walter Scheidel (Classics, Stanford University) will also be delivering a lecture at 3:30 on Tuesday, February 25 under the auspices of the Classical Lecture Society.

All meetings not marked otherwise will be held at 3:30pm in Classics 21, to be followed by a reception in the Classics lounge. Persons with disabilities who feel they may need assistance are asked to contact Kathy Fox at (773) 702-8514 in advance.

We look forward to seeing you this quarter!

Paul Gauthier, January 21

January 14th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.

Tuesday, January 21, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Paul Gauthier (UChicago, NELC)

on

“The Financial Structure of the Middle Assyrian Kingdom: A Model”

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Pierre Briant, FRIDAY January 10

January 7th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our first meeting of 2014.

FRIDAY, January 10, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Pierre Briant (Collège de France)

on

“New data from Achaemenid Anatolia: Archaeology, Epigraphy, History”

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.

Please note the unusual day for this week’s workshop!


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

  • “Texts and Archaeology”

    The 2012-2014 theme of the Ancient Societies Workshop is "Texts and Archaeology," considering the relationship between documentary texts and archaeological work in the practice of ancient history. We hope to explore the connections and tensions between texts and material as sources of evidence, to study ancient documents in their contexts of use and production, and to evaluate the history of their use, re-use, reception, and disposal. This workshop aims to promote conversation among philologists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians regarding historical and comparative contextualization in the evaluation of these materials.

    Our interdisciplinary workshop always welcomes the participation of anyone studying the history of the ancient world. Please contact Kate (klagnew [at] uchicago.edu) with any questions, and please join our mailing list for additional announcements.