Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings

By Erik Shell | November 8, 2016

12th Moisa Research Seminar on Ancient Greek and Roman Music
Riva del Garda, 3-8 July 2017

Every summer from 2004 to 2011, the Music Department at the Ionian University hosted a week-long seminar on ancient music, which brought together students and scholars from several European, American and Eastern countries. This wonderful event was unfortunately discontinued due to the Greek economic crisis. Given its importance for the rapidly-expanding community of scholars interested in ancient Greek and Roman music, since 2014 the Arion Society has brought the Seminar back to life in a new location: Riva del Garda, in the North of Italy.

By Erik Shell | October 24, 2016

Conference: "Ennius, Poetry, and History"

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Library, 6th floor
University of Pennsylvania
November 11–12, 2016

Recent years have seen a wealth of new scholarship, much of it explicitly revisionist, on Quintus Ennius, and in particular on his masterpiece, the historical epic poem Annales. At the same time, a fruitful dialogue has emerged among students of Greek and Roman poetry and historiography, in which critical approaches and techniques have begun to flow freely between the two fields. This conference brings together specialists in both fields to assess the current situation all the relevant fields and to explore the most fruitful avenues for further research.

By Erik Shell | October 14, 2016

The Chicago Area Consortium in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy presents:

Evil? The Bad, the Ugly, and the Depraved in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

Friday, October 14, 2016

Northwestern University | Guild Lounge | Scott Hall | 601 University Place | Evanston, IL 60208

2:00–3:45 Gábor Betegh (Cambridge University): “Plato on Illness”

Comments: Jason Rheins (Loyola University Chicago)

4:00–5:45 Stephen Engstrom (University of Pittsburgh): “Virtue and Vice in Aristotle and Kant”

Comments: Matt Boyle (University of Chicago)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

University of Chicago | The Franke Institute | Regenstein Library 102 |1100 E 57th St | Chicago, IL 60637

9:00–10:45 Rachel Barney (University of Toronto): “Becoming Bad”

Comments: Demetra Kasimis (University of Chicago)

By Erik Shell | October 7, 2016

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP) and the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences (SSIPS) will hold their joint annual meeting on October 28-30, 2016 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

You can find full information about the schedule and how to register here.


By Erik Shell | September 23, 2016

(From John Finamore)

I am pleased to announce the call for panels for the 15th annual ISNS conference, to be held in Olomouc, The Czech Republic, on June 14-17, 2017, in conjunction with Palacký University Olomouc.

Anyone interested in organizing a panel at the conference should send a brief description of the panel along with its title and the name(s) and email address(es) of the contact person(s) to the conference organizers:

Tomáš Nejeschleba, Palacký University <>
Jozef Matula, Palacký University <>
Sara Itoku Ahbel-Rappe, University of Michigan <>
John Finamore, University of Iowa <>

By Erik Shell | September 22, 2016

A free two-day workshop sponsored by the Perseids Project
January 4-5th, 2017, 9AM-5PM

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

This two-day workshop aims to present some of the work currently being done in digital pedagogy for classical studies. As the field of classical studies continues to evolve, technology is playing an even larger role both in educating a new generation of scholars and in opening new approaches to data-driven humanities research.

By Erik Shell | September 8, 2016

The Body Unbound: Literary Approaches to the Classical Corpus

Dates: October 7-8, 2016
Location: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

By Erik Shell | September 1, 2016

An Uneasy Relation: Byzantium and the Nomads

Florin Curta, University of Florida

October 13, 2016 (5:30pm)

Register here

By Erik Shell | August 26, 2016

"Archaeology and History of Lydia from Early Lydian Period to Late Antiquity (8th BCE - 5th CE)"

Dates: May 17-18, 2017

Location: Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey

"Lydia was an ancient region, located in inner western Anatolia, and compared to the coastline of western Asia Minor its archaeology is not well-known. We warmly invite contributions by scholars and graduate students from a variety of disciplines of ancient classical studies related to this region. The aim of this symposium is to report on the state of research concerning Lydia between ca. 8th century B.C. and 6th century A.D. We hope that you will be able to join us at the Dokuz Eylül University, and look forward to seeing you in Izmir!"

To express your interest in contributing or attending this symposium you can reach out to the organizers at:


By Renie Plonski | June 9, 2016

Plenary speaker: Professor Tim Whitmarsh (University of Cambridge)
Respondent: Professor John Arnold (Birkbeck, University of London)

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on topics including (but not limited to):


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