Calendar

Feb
18
Thu
Carl Knappett (University of Toronto): “Investigating a Minoan Coastal Town in East Crete: New Work at Palaikastro, 2012-16”
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The lecture by Prof. Carl Knappett is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in cooperation with the UCSB Departments of History, Classics, and Art History & Architecture. This is the AIA’s endowed Joukowsky Lecture, free and open to the public.

LECTURE ABSTRACT
Palaikastro is one of the most intensively excavated settlements of Minoan Crete. Yet, we still understand relatively little of its urban organization, and how the town fit in its wider landscape. In this talk Prof. Knappett will report on a five-year project of excavations (2012-16) in a new neighborhood on the edge of town, while also applying techniques of landscape analysis to look at the site’s environmental setting. Besides the themes of urban development and landscape use in the Bronze Age, he will also touch on issues concerning collaborative research, community involvement, and the politics of the past.

To attend this lecture, please register here.

Feb
19
Fri
Kelly Dugan (Trinity College): Workshop – “Equity and the Function of Language Choice Practices in Latin Pedagogy” @ Zoom
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

If interested in attending this workshop, please contact Helen Morales.

Feb
27
Sat
Mary Beard (University of Cambridge): “Imperial Transgressions: Satire and Subversion in the Life of Elagabalus”
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mary Beard, Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College

Sather Lecture: Imperial Transgressions: Satire and Subversion in the Life of Elagabalus.

Organized by UC Berkeley. To register, please click here.

Feb
28
Sun
Bettina Joy de Guzman: Concert of Ancient Greek Poetry Played on a Greek Lyre
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Concert of Ancient Greek poetry played on a Greek lyre: Homeric Epic, Homeric Hymns and other works. (ca. 40 minutes)

To register for this event, please click here. Should you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dorota Dutsch.

Mar
5
Fri
Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico): “Screening Rome as Empire: Nostalgia in Takeuchi Hideki’s ‘Thermae Romae’ (2012)”
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar
13
Sat
Maurizio Bettini (University of Siena): “Defying Grammar: Linguistic Privileges for the Gods”
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Maurizio Bettini, Professor Emeritus of Classical Philology and Director of the Center for Anthropology and the Classics, University of Siena

Sather Lecture: Defying Grammar: Linguistic Privileges for the Gods.

Organized by UC Berkeley. To register, please click here.

Apr
3
Sat
Mary Margaret McCabe (Kings College London): “The Shield and the Cave: Motion and Emotion in Plato’s Republic”
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mary Margaret McCabe, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Kings College London, and Honorary Professor, University College London

Sather Lecture: The Shield and the Cave: Motion and Emotion in Plato’s Republic.

Organized by UC Berkeley. To register, please click here.

Apr
20
Tue
“Plato’s Republic for Today”
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A panel of the Ancient Philosophy Society organized by Christopher Moore and featuring recent books by Jill Frank, Tae-Yeoun Keum, Marina McCoy, and Jonny Thakkar. To register, email cmoore@psu.edu.

For more information, see http://www.ancientphilosophysociety.org/2139-2/

Apr
23
Fri
The Prison in Classical Athens
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
21
Fri
Roundtable
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Roundtable to celebrate books published (or soon to be published) by faculty this academic year and to welcome Tae-Yeoun Keum, who recently joined the Political Science Department and is affiliated to the Classics Department.