Past Events

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.

Friday, April 17 2015 3:30 pm

The Ptolemies, the Alexandria and Rosetta Decrees, and Translocal Cosmopolitanism

This talk will engage with two interconnected questions. First, Dr. Fischer-Bovet will argue that the successors of Alexander the Great in Egypt, the Macedonian dynasty of the Ptolemies (323-30 BC), had imperial goals and actively built an empire, although scholarly tendency has been to consider their kingdom essentially an Egyptian national state. Second, she will turn to the role of the local elites in the imperial project.

Friday, March 6 2015 3:00 pm

The Urban Revolution on Aphrodite’s Isle: Searching for Cyprus’s Late Bronze Age Cities

Kevin Fisher, University of British Columbia
Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

Friday, February 27 2015 3:30 pm

The Green Fear of Death: Flowers, Fertility and Monstrousness in Homeric Poetry

Dr. William Brockliss, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, February 27, 2015, 3:30 pm
UWM Curtin Hall 939

Saturday, January 31 2015 3:00 pm

Chronology, Exchange, and Technology: New Insight on Intercultural Interaction in the Upper Great Lakes

Heather Walder, UW-La Crosse
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

Friday, November 14 2014 3:30 pm

A Great Imperial Sanctuary in Germania Superior: The Exemple of Mandeure

Dr. Marc will be speaking on “A Great Imperial Sanctuary in Germania Superior: The Exemple of Mandeure.” His work at this site has contributed to there-evaluation of the phenomenon of “Romanization” in light of scientific advances in archaeology over the past 50 years and a more nuanced consideration of historical context in Roman province of Germania.

Friday, April 4 2014 3:30 pm

Dr. Hrvoje Potrebica

Dr. Potrebica will be speaking about the Kapitol site in Croatia as a nexus of Mediterranean cultures where artifacts of both Etruscan and Greek origin are found in funerary contexts during the Early Iron Age.

Friday, March 14 2014 3:30 pm

Creon and Other Stock Tyrants in Greek Tragedy

Dr. Duncan’s talk will be focused on the character of Creon during and after the Peloponnesian War and tyrants’ use of theater to legitimize their regimes.

Friday, February 21 2014 3:30 pm

At the Horse and Girl: Sex, Death, and Revolution in Archaic Athens

Dr. Wallace will be speaking on the abolishment of monarchy at Athens.

Friday, November 22 2013 3:30 pm

The Children of the Athenian Phratries

Kent Rigsby is Professor Emeritus from Duke University, where he was a professor of Ancient History and Epigraphy. He received his BA in Classics from Yale, before receiving his MA from the University of Toronto. In 1971, he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He is the author of Asylia: Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (1996), and has published dozens of articles on Greek law, epigraphy, and numismatics. He is currently the editor of the journal Greek, Roman & Byzantine Studies.