Updated Fall 2014 Schedule

October 27th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Dear Ancient Societies Workshop Participants,

I would like to announce a revision to the Ancient Societies workshop schedule for this quarter. Please find the revised schedule below. Please note that because of the Classical Lecture Series lectures, we will not be holding a reception after either of the November lectures.

On November 11th the Center for the Study of Ancient Religions will be sponsoring a talk by Mark Munn (Pennsylvania State University) on “The Mother of the Gods and Empire”
On November 18th, Goda Thangada (University of Chicago, Classics) will deliver a paper on “Athletics and Female Initiation in Ancient Greece.”
On December 2nd (5 pm), Kassandra Jackson (University of Chicago, Classics) will deliver a paper on “Down to the Hour: Timing Systems in Galen’s Medical Writings.”

We are excited to have such a strong slate of speakers to finish out the quarter, and I look forward to seeing you all at these workshop meetings.

Sincerely,
Nick Venable

Fall Quarter Schedule 2014

September 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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)
Title TBA
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.

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Jocelyne Nelis-Clément and Damien Nelis, April 29

April 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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

Tuesday, April 29, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Jocelyne Nelis-Clément (CNRS | Ausonius, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) and Damien Nelis (Université de Genève)

on

“Time to write up: Ovid’s Fasti and Literary Epigraphy in Augustan Rome”

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).

Walter Shandruk, April 22

April 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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

Tuesday, April 22, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Walter Shandruk (UChicago, Classics)

on

“Networking your way through magical gems”

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).

Jared Secord, April 15

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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).

  • “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.