Past Events

Thursday, September 14 2017 4:00 pm

Assumption of Risk in Athenian Law

Dr. Phillips is a specialist in ancient Athenian law, and his recent publications include a reassessment of the legal definition of hubris in his contribution to The Topography of Violence, edited by Werner Riess and Garrett G. Fagan, and a discussion of the legal ramifications of pollution brought on by homicide in the proceedings from a conference on Greek and Hellenistic legal history in Portugal in 2015. In this seminar, he will be telling us about his recent work on “Assumption of Risk in Athenian Law,”which has just been published.

Friday, December 2 2016 3:30 pm

What’s the “Difference”?

Dr. Muse will be speaking to us about Callias (III),a notorious figure in fifth-century Athens, who inherited from his father Hipponicus (II) the largest fortune in Greece and allegedly squandered nearly all of it. A patron of the itinerant intellectuals known as sophists, upon whom he lavished great sums of money, Callias appears as a salient exemplum in the dialogues of Plato and Xenophon in debates about two of the most important topics of their day and ours: education and wealth.

Friday, September 23 2016 3:30 pm

Commemoration, Conflict, and the Classical Tradition: The Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

In 1910 the United Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned sculptor Moses Jacob Ezekiel to design and execute a monument memorializing Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. In this workshop, Dr. Wickkiser will survey the design that Ezekiel chose, which includes classicizing elements; the location of the monument within a highly contested landscape of memory; and the life of Ezekiel himself, a Jew who fought for the Confederacy and remained throughout his life a passionate advocate for religious freedom.

Sunday, April 17 2016 3:00 pm

Stonehenge: New Discoveries

Michael Parker Pearson, University College London
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

Sunday, December 6 2015 3:00 pm

Warfare, Weapons, and Skeletal Trauma in Early Medieval Ireland

Rachel Scott, Anthropology, DePaul University
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

Friday, November 13 2015 3:30 pm

Reading Augustan Rome

Dr. Nandini Pandey, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, November 13, 2015, 3:30 pm
UWM Curtain Hall 939

Sunday, November 1 2015 3:00 pm

The Rising Star Expedition and the Discovery of Homo naledi

John Hawks, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

Saturday, October 17 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day Celebration
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
See International Archaeology Day for details.

Monday, September 28 2015 3:00 pm

The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Dress

Mireille M. Lee, Vanderbilt University
Monday, September 28, 2015, 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

Thursday, April 30 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Heuneburg Agglomeration and the Earliest Urbanization North of the Alps (600-400 BC)

Dr. Manuel Fernández-Götz, Chancellor’s Fellow in Archaeology, Edinburgh University, completed his binational PhD in pre- and protohistoric archaeology at the Christian-Albrechts-Universitsät Kiel (Germany) and the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) in 2011. His research focuses on the evolution of Iron Age communities in Western Europe, especially questions of social identity.