Calendar

Mar
10
Fri
Foreign Language Exam (Winter 2017)
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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“Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety’ and Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-raq'” by Tracey L. Walters (Black Classicism Series) @ HSSB 4080
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Tracey L. Walters is Associate Professor of Literature and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, SUNY – Stony Brook University.

Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety: The Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World” (2014) and Spike Lee’s “Chiraq” (2015) draw on western classical mythology featuring strong female characters to engage in satirical meditations on history, politics, and sexuality to tell stories about the black female experience. Their classical interpretations both humored and angered audiences who took to social media to express their opinions about the artwork itself and the audience reaction to the art.  When considering this public critique, the question for examination is how and why do Walker and Lee’s  adoption of the classics problematize the representation of the black female body in the public sphere?

Sponsored by the Argyropoulos Endowment for Hellenic Studies and the Departments of Black Studies and Classics.

Apr
19
Wed
“Let us go upon the Acropolis: John Wesley Gilbert in Greece, September 1890-April 1891,” by John Lee (UCSB) @ UCSB Library, Instruction & Training 1312
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

John Wesley Gilbert (ca. 1865-1923) was born in Hephzibah, Georgia.  He received his BA from Brown University in 1888, and as a Brown MA student in 1890-1891 he became the first African American to attend the fledgling American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA).  Drawing on Gilbert’s own writings and other contemporary documents, this talk examines the historical significance of Gilbert’s year in Greece, including his participation in the ASCSA excavations at Eretria.
John W.I. Lee is Associate Professor of History at UCSB. This talk is part of the ‘Black Classicism’ lecture series presented in conjunction with the “14 Black Classicists” exhibition hosted by the AD&A Museum and the UCSB Library.Co-sponsored with the Argyropoulos Endowment in Hellenic Studies, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, and the departments of Classics and Black Studies.
Apr
24
Mon
“Like Frogs Around a Pond: Maritime Religion in Ancient Greek Culture,” by Amelia R. Brown @ HSSB 4041
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prof. Amelia R. Brown (Greek History & Language, University of Queensland) holds a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council to study the role that sailors and travelers had on the development of Greek religion and identity.

This lecture is presented by the IHC Research Focus Group in Ancient Borderlands.

May
19
Fri
Latin Sight Exam (Retake)
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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May
26
Fri
Greek Sight Exam (Retake)
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Jun
2
Fri
Foreign Language Exam (Retake)
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Oct
11
Wed
AIA Lecture: Diocletian’s Palace: Design and Construction @ Karpeles Manuscript Library
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm

Goran Nikšić is the City Archaeologist and Architect for City of Split in Croatia (Service for the Old City Core), and the Senior Lecturer on architectural conservation at the University of Split.  He holds his degrees from the University of Zagreb (Ph.D.), the University of York, and the University of Belgrade.  His areas of specialization are architectural conservation and the history of architecture, particularly Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance architecture.  From 2004 on he has served as an expert for ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites).  Mr. Nikšić is an AIA Norton Lecturer for 2017/2018.

Jan
26
Fri
Latin Sight Examination
Jan 26 all-day
Feb
2
Fri
Greek Sight Examination
Feb 2 all-day