Welcome back to a new academic year and to the fall quarter of the Ancient Societies Workshop. As was announced at the end of last year, I will be the student coordinator of Ancient Societies for the 2014-2015 academic year, and the faculty sponsors are Chris Faraone and Sofia Torallas. We are very excited for our lineup of fall quarter speakers:
October 7th: James Keenan (Loyola University Chicago, Classics)
“‘Known Unknowns': Thoughts on Lost (Papyrus) Evidence.”
October 14th: Ilan Peled (UChicago, NELC)
“Writing Cultural (Mis)conceptions: Hittite Borrowing of Mesopotamian Third-Gender Terminology”
October 21: Aaron Tugendhaft (UChicago, Harper Fellow)
“The Politics of Writing in the Late Bronze Age”
November 11: Goda Thangada (UChicago, Classics)
December 2nd (5 pm): Kassandra Jackson (UChicago, Classics)
“Down to the Hour: Timing Systems in Galen’s Medical Writings”
Please note that the workshop will typically meet at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays, with the exception of Kassi’s presentation on December 2nd, which will take place at 5pm.
All workshops will meet in Classics 21 and will be followed by the traditional wine and cheese reception, unless otherwise noted.