Calendar

Jan
13
Mon
UCSB Classics Department wins the WCC’s Professional Equity Award
Jan 13 @ 5:56 pm – 6:56 pm

The award recognizes our efforts in the last few years to improve equity and diversity in Classics, especially our the summer program in ancient Greek designed by Brice Erickson in collaboration with the Classics Department at Howard University. The program is part of the larger UC-HBCU initiative.

ttps://classics.howard.edu/articles/four-howard-students-win-competitive-grants-ucsb-study-greece

Jan
27
Mon
Claire Lyons (Curator of Antiquities, Getty Villa): “Painting Etruscan Tombs and Temples”
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Monday, January 27 • 4:00 PM • Arts Building 1332 (History of Art & Architecture Conference Room)

Claire Lyons, Curator of Antiquities,  J. Paul Getty Museum (Getty Villa)

“Painting Etruscan Tombs and Temples”

Archaeological Institute of America, Department of Classics, UCSB

Feb
21
Fri
Sather Lecture: Prof. Josiah Ober (Stanford) “The Origins of Social Order – Self-Interest, Rationality and the Common Good”
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar
6
Fri
Francesca Martelli (UCLA) “Multispecies temporalities in Ovid’s Metamorphoses”
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

HSSB 4080.

A significant insight that we have gained from the idea of the Anthropocene is that the time of the human is entangled with that of the non-human in ways that we can no longer ignore. Ovid’s Metamorphoses contains material that speaks to this insight in a number of ways. Yet the poem’s interests in the temporalities of non-human species, are often overlooked by scholars whose anthropocentric bias leads them to focus exclusively on the linear narrative of human progress. In this paper, I seek to complicate their picture of time in the Metamorphoses by demonstrating how Ovid depicts a number of non-human species as knotted in time to the human, and by showing how this focus on their cycles of living and dying disrupts the poem’s linear chronology.

 

Martelli Event Flyer

Jun
2
Tue
2020 Capstone Colloquium @ Zoom
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
24
Thu
Zoom webinar with Profs Morales and Morstein-Marx: How to apply to PhD programs in Classics
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Professors Helen Morales (recent Chair and Graduate Advisor at UCSB) and Robert Morstein-Marx (current Graduate Advisor at UCSB) will go over some important “do’s and don’ts” regardless of where you are considering applying and answer your questions about an often bewildering process.

Please register here.

Oct
23
Fri
Maria Leventi, “Backstories and vision in Ovid’s “Pyramus and Thisbe” (Met. 4.55-166)” (Significant Paper presentation)
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Zoom invitations will be issued in the week before the talk.

Oct
27
Tue
Humanities Decanted: “Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths”
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us online for a dialogue between Helen Morales (Classics) and Vilna Bashi-Treitler (Black Studies) about Morales’ new book, Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths.

Free to attend. Registration is required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link. To register, please click here.

 

Nov
20
Fri
Chris Erdman: “How to beat a veto: political theater and popular pressure in late-Republican assemblies”
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Significant paper presentation.

The high podium of the Temple of Castor in the Forum, site of the events under discussion.
Rose Hayden-Smyth, “That’s the Tweet: The Use of Social Media for Academic Practice” @ Zoom meeting
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In order to attend this workshop on the ways academics can use social media platforms to engage with broader communities, please register here.