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Our Lecture Series

The Classical Studies department sponsors two lecture series every year (fall and spring). We invite leading scholars in Ancient History, Philosophy, Classical Literature, and Classical Archaeology to present their research on our campus and engage our students in conversations about Classical Studies. Our lectures are generously sponsored by the Kairos and Watkins funds in Classical Studies.

Spring 2016 Kairos Lectures

The Department is pleased to announce the upcoming lectures in Spring 2016:

Geoffrey S. Sumi, Professor of Classics at Mount Holyoke College

Monday, March 14, 4:15pm, Peeler Art Center Auditorium:
  "Nero as Heir to the Throne: the Circus Procession and Imperial Succession in Ancient Rome"

Tuesday, March 15, 4:15pm, Peeler Art Center Auditorium:
  "Beyond 'Bread and Circuses': Spectatorship and Collective Action at Roman Public Spectacles" 


Fall 2
015 Watkins Lectures

The Department is pleased to announce the upcoming lectures in Fall 2015:

Mary McHugh, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at Gustavus Adophus College

Tuesday, October 6, 4:15pm, Peeler Art Center Auditorium:
  "Plato's Timaeus and the Technology of Timekeeping"

Wednesday, October 7, 11:30am, Julian 157:
  "Modern Palermitan Markets and Street Food in the ancient Roman world"