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Spring 2021

Catalina Andgrango-Walker
Workshop
April 22, 2021
Criollismo and the Writing of Memory in Jerónimo de Oré’s Symbolo Catholico Indiano (1598)
Catalina Andrango-Walker, Virginia Tech
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by Program in American Studies, Department of Classics, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PIIRS

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Conference
April 16, 2021 - April 17, 2021
“Contact, Colonialism, and Comparison”
11:00 am - 4:35 pm
April 16, 2021
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11:15 am - 5:05 pm
April 17, 2021

Organized by Antiquity in the Americas and co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Humanities Council, and the Comparative Antiquity Initiative

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Lecture
April 16, 2021
Latin letters and an Amerindian vernacular: The creation of Nahuatl literature in early colonial Mexico
Professor Andrew Laird, Brown University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by The Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of Classics

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Lecture
April 15, 2021
“Receptive Tautology and Vergil’s Homer in Gabriel Pereira de Castro’s Ulisseia, ou Lisboa Edificada (1636)”
Adriana Vazquez, UCLA
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom
J. M. W. Turner, Dido building Carthage, or The Rise of the Carthaginian Empire, 1815
Prentice Lecture
April 1, 2021
"Wandering Dido: Reclaiming a Carthaginian Queen"
Josephine Quinn, University of Oxford
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom
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Lecture
March 30, 2021
Daniel Heller-Roazen & Hal Foster in Conversation: Absentees -- On Variously Missing Persons

This event is cosponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Classics, and Department of Art & Archaeology

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual
Huascarán as seen from Yungay.  Photo by ZiaLater
Workshop
March 24, 2021
Quechua at Princeton

The Quechua workshop meets next on March 24 (4:30-6:30) to read and discuss Bruce Mannheim's,  The language of the Inka since the European invasion and Catalina Andrango-Walker's, El símbolo católico indiano (1598) de Luis Jerónimo de Oré : saberes coloniales y los problemas de la evangelización en la región andina. More information is available on our Canvas website; to be added to the site, please email eileenrobinson@princeton.edu. Upcoming events include a guest lecture by Andrango-Walker and a summer boot camp on historical documents in Quechua. 

Open to the University community (students, faculty, staff).

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by Program in American Studies, Department of Classics, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PIIRS

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia. Casa del Poeta tragico, Pompeii
Lecture
February 23, 2021
"Forecast Eyes: Rhythm, Vision, and Philosophy in Cicero’s Orator"
Christopher S. van den Berg, Visiting Fellow
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom
Reading Group
February 18, 2021 - February 25, 2021
Eos READS: Toni Morrison, "Unspeakable Things Unspoken”
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
February 18, 2021 via Zoom
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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
February 25, 2021 via Zoom
Huascarán as seen from Yungay.  Photo by ZiaLater
Workshop
February 17, 2021
Quechua at Princeton

Virtual Information Session

Come learn about Princeton's first workshop dedicated to Quechua, a pre-Columbian language spoken by over eight million people along the Andean cordillera. Scheduled events include a semester-long book club, lectures, and outreach to Quechua-speaking communities in New Jersey.

Open to the University community (students, faculty, staff).

RSVP to erikav@princeton.edu to receive the Zoom link.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by Program in American Studies, Department of Classics, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PIIRS

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Lecture
February 11, 2021
"Screening Rome as Empire Nostalgia in Takeuchi Hideki’s Thermae Romae (2012)"
Monica Cyrino, University of New Mexico
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom

Fall 2020

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Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts
November 3, 2020
Mary Alice Zimmerman

This webinar is limited to the Princeton University academic and alumni communities.

Please click on the link to register.

https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bDcqj2bRQa-TXakat05Drg

 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
November 3, 2020

2019-2020 Spring

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Lunch Lecture
May 1, 2020
VIRTUAL - "Teaching and Discussing Race, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism with Intentional Action in Different Classics Classrooms"

Please RSVP for Zoom meeting information to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Kelly P. Dugan, University of Georgia
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Lecture
April 23, 2020
CANCELLED - "Reading Plautus with Frederick Douglass"
Matthew Leigh,Oxford University, Visiting Professor in the Department of Classics
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Lunch Lecture
April 17, 2020
CANCELLED - "(Re)Constructing the Past in Imperial Greece: The Cases of Corinth and Sparta"

Please RSVP by Monday, April 13th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Wolfgang Havener, Visiting Fellow, Assistant Professor, Seminar for Ancient History & Epigraphy, University of Heidelberg
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Lecture
April 9, 2020
CANCELLED - "Bacchae in Relief: Wole Soyinka and the Greeks"
Patrice Rankine, University of Richmond
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
TBD
Faber Lecture
March 26, 2020
CANCELLED - “Securitas: Embodied Concept.”
Michèle Lowrie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
TBD

Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

Lunch Lecture
March 9, 2020
CANCELLED "The Dark Side of the Nile: Nonnus of Panopolis and his world"

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 4th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Gianfranco Agosti, Sapienza University of Roma
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
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Lunch Lecture
March 6, 2020
"Conversations Greek and Indian: comparative work on Plato's Republic and Shantideva's Bodhicarayavatara"

Please RSVP by Monday, March 2nd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Sara Ahbel-Rappe,Visiting Class of 1932 Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Classics
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Lunch Lecture
February 28, 2020
"Medieval and Early Modern Global Latin: the Eurasian Latin Archive"

Please RSVP by Monday, February 24th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Francesco Stella, Università di Siena
12:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Boundless World History
Lecture
February 27, 2020
“Metrical Latin lives of Mohammed”
Francesco Stella, Università di Siena
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Co-sponsored by Near Eastern Studies
Lecture
February 20, 2020
"Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Archaeological Evidence"
Michael MacKinnon, The University of Winnipeg
5:00 pm
106 McCormick
Sponsored by The Program in Archaeology, The Department of Classics and the Humanities Council

2019-2020 Fall

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Lecture
December 12, 2019
"Framing fors: anecdotal narratives in Livy's history of early Rome."
Daniel Wendt, Visiting Fellow
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
December 5, 2019
A World Made of Travel: Digital Approaches to the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour of Italy

While at Princeton University, Giovanna Ceserani was a member of the 2000-2003 Society of Fellows' cohort and a lecturer in the Department of Classics. Currently Giovanna Ceserani works on the classical tradition with an emphasis on the intellectual history of classical scholarship, historiography and archaeology from the eighteenth century onwards at Stanford University's Department of Classics.

In her talk she will discuss how digital approaches are changing our understanding of the history of travel—focusing specifically on the 18th-century Grand Tour, when tens of thousands of Northern Europeans traveled to Italy. She will ask how new technologies might help us to get beyond the best-known, largely elite Grand Tourists, whose accounts have dominated the understanding of this influential touristic phenomenon, and encourage us to pose new questions about this historically significant world of travel.

Giovanna Ceserani, Stanford University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne

The Society of Fellows

Lunch Lecture
November 22, 2019
"Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in Cicero’s De officiis"

Please RSVP by Monday, November 18th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Jed Atkins, Duke University, James Madison Program Visiting Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Politics
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
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Prentice Lecture
November 21, 2019
"Roman Names and Roman Citizenship in Egypt"
Roger Bagnall, New York University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Andreas Angelidakis "Unauthorized"
Lecture
November 14, 2019
“The Conspiratorial Mood of Plato’s Republic.”
Demetra Kasimis, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Performance
November 13, 2019
"Socrates NOW"

 

 

Yannis Simonides
7:00 pm
Theatre Intime Hamilton Murray Theater
Yannis Simonides' visit and performance are kindly sponsored by the Andrés Mata Foundation Department of Philosophy Department of Classics The Being Human Festival of the Princeton University Humanities Council
Workshop
October 25, 2019
Racing the Classics III: Recitative with Ishion Hutchinson

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 22nd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Moderators: Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Brown University & Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Department of Classics
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Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts
October 22, 2019
"The Classics Can Console?"
Ishion Hutchinson
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Comparative Literature, Humanities Council, Humanistic Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Public Lectures Committee, Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies