Spring 2011 Schedule

March 21st, 2011 § 0 comments

April 5:  Emily Wilson (Classics, PAMW)

“The Odeion of Pericles, the East, and the Empire of Athens”

April 8-10: Theogonies Conference: “Imagined Beginnings: The Poetics and Politics of Cosmogony, Theogony and Anthropogony in the Ancient World“

Apr. 19:  Jas Elsner

“Sarcophagi, Rhetoric and Shifting Paradigms of Praise”

Apr. 26: John Weisweiler

“Honorific Statues, Imperial Cult and Senatorial Identity in Late-Antique Rome”

May 13: Aristophanes mini-Conference: Kassandra Jackson (PAMW), Erica Jeck (History)

May 17: Amy Genova (History)

“Vernacular Architecture of the Elymi: A Comparative Study of Iron Age Northwestern Sicily”

May 24: Jacobo Myerston (PAMW)

“A Comparative Study of the Derveni Papyrus and Assyrian Commentaries on Cosmological Texts”

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  • “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.