Conversational Ancient Greek
The Polis Institute for Classical Languages, under the sponsorship of the Classical Association of Massachusetts and the Department of Classical and Religious Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will conduct, for the first time, an intensive, three-week course in active ancient Greek this summer. The lead instructor will be Prof. Christophe Rico of the Polis Institute.
The course will take place at Bridgewater State University (June 11th to the 30th), entailing 90 hours of instruction for $1,400 in tuition. On-campus housing and meals are available.
Prof. James Dobreff (firstname.lastname@example.org) should be contacted for more information about the program.
For more, see: sites.google.com/view/activegreek/
Between Philosophy and Rhetoric
May 13 – 14, 2017
Anyone intending to attend the workshop should let Laura Viidebaum (email@example.com) know by *Monday, May 8th* the latest, so that they have an idea of numbers and can plan accordingly.
organizers: Laura Viidebaum (NYU), Toomas Lott (NYU/Tartu)
location: NYU Classics department, 100 Washington Square East, Room 503
Saturday, May 13th
9.15-9.30 Coffee, introduction and welcome
9.30 - 11.10am
Usha Nathan (Columbia) ‘Why persuade with pathos?’
Response: Iakovos Vasiliou (CUNY)
11.10 - 11.20 Coffee break
11.20am - 1.00pm
Joel Mann (St Norbert) ‘Rediscovering “Hippocrates”: the rhetoric of skepticism in περὶ φύσιος ἀνθρώπου’
Response: Calloway Scott (NYU)
1.00 - 2.30pm Lunch
Paideia, Power and Persuasion: Political Thinking in and around Plato
University of Bergen, 12-13 June
The symposium is free of charge. Advance registration is compulsory for those wishing to attend. Please register with Kirsten.Bang@uib.no before June 1st.
DAY I (12 June)
0915-1115 KEYNOTE: Ryan Balot (University of Toronto): “The 'Truest Tragedy' in Plato's Laws”
1130-1215 Kristin Sampson (University of Bergen): “The Ambiguity of Music in Plato”
1330-1415 Vivil Haraldsen (University of Oslo): “Paideia and Freedom of Thought in Plato’s Republic”
1415-1500 Andreas Staurheim Enggrav (University of Bergen): “Justice for All?”
1515-1630 Olof Pettersson (Uppsala University): “Politics of the Voice: Writing & Speaking in Plato’s Phaedrus”
“Soul and Nature in Aristotle and Aristotelianism”
This Conference is intended to provide a formal occasion and central location for philosophers and scholars of the Midwest region (and elsewhere) to present and discuss their current work on Aristotle and his interpreters in ancient and medieval philosophy.
Presented by the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy with the support of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University
Twelfth Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition
26-28 June 2017
Beaumier Conference Center B-C
Raynor Memorial Library
Department of Philosophy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881
ATTENDING ONLY: Send Registration check with name, address, academic affiliation.
Crete/Patras Ancient Emotions Conference II
Medical understandings of emotions in antiquity
University of Patras, December 8-10 2017
"Teaching Classics in Prisons: Humanism, Identity, and the Building of Civic Bridges."
Rutgers Classicist, Emily Allen-Hornblower, will be sharing her experience bringing ancient Greek and Latin texts into America's prisons, testimony to the vitality of the classics in the most unexpected places. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 6, @ 5:30pm on Fordham's Rose Hill campus (Duane Library 351). All are welcome to attend. Contact Professor Matthew McGowan, Chair of Classics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teach the Teachers Workshop
Tufts University Boston MA August 14-16th, 2017
The Perseids Project in conjunction with the Department of Classics at Tufts University is calling for participants in the second Teach the Teachers workshop.
This three-day workshop aims to showcase the Perseids platform and explore the uses of these tools in a classroom setting. Registration for this workshop will be free and financial support for travel and lodging will be provided. We are looking for participants who teach at the High school or secondary school level, as well as Phd candidates and graduate students.
The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the exchange of new ideas for the implementation of the Perseids Platform in the classroom. We encourage you to experiment with our tools before attending the workshop, so that you can bring your own ideas about implementations in the classroom for discussion.
Re-imagining the Greeks: Contemporary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Greek Tragedy
Conference at Amherst College
The Theater and Dance Department at Amherst College will host a three-day international conference, Re-imagining the Greeks: Contemporary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Greek Tragedy, in Holden Theater March 23-25, 2017.
Each day will be devoted to a different region/culture around the world, and its cross-cultural approach to plays from ancient Greece. The first day will be about Japanese adaptations, the second about Black interpretations (African and American), and the third about American adaptations. The conference will combine scholarly discussions, workshops based on non-western performative approaches, and live performances.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library will host the
20th colloquium of the Comité international de paléographie latine on 6-8 September 2017
"Scribes and the Presentation of Texts (from Antiquity to ca. 1550) "
The list of speakers for the conference can be found at this link (click here and go to "Programme").
The Colloquium will be followed by an optional trip to the medieval collections at The Cloisters in New York City.
Hotel rooms for the conference can now be reserved at the New Haven Hotel or the Courtyard by Marriott.
Byzantine Studies Symposium: "Rethinking Empire"
April 21–22, 2017
The Music Room
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Dimiter Angelov and Paul Magdalino, Symposiarchs
What do we mean when we call Byzantium an empire? A flurry of studies in recent years by historians of other hegemonic civilizations have situated empire and imperialism as historical phenomena across different periods and geographical areas. Until now, the involvement of Byzantinists in this reevaluation has been relatively marginal.