Dear Ancient Societies Workshop participants,
Welcome back to a new academic year and to the autumn quarter of the Ancient Societies Workshop. I (Jordan Johansen) am the student coordinator for this year’s workshop, and Katie Kearns and Susanne Paulus are the faculty sponsors. We have an exciting group of talks lined up for this Autumn quarter with the theme “Social Networks.” All talks will be held at 3:30 PM in Classics 21 with a reception following. All talks are on Tuesday, unless otherwise noted.
Sept. 26 – Thalia Lysen (University of Chicago), “Staging Kingship: A Case Study of Royal Ideology and Power in Hittite Anatolia”
Oct. 10 – Eduardo Escobar (University of Chicago), “Networking Plants in Cuneiform Cultures: Empiricism and Scribal Hermeneutics”
Oct. 24 – Paul Vadan (University of Chicago), “Precedent, Collective Memory, and Risk in the Hellenistic Age”
Nov. 6 (Monday) – Ignazio Tantillo (Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale), “The Tetrarchs and the Treasures of the Temples” ***Location will be in Classics 110***
Nov. 21 – Joshua R. Vera (University of Chicago), “Sharing is Caring: The Association and Assimilation of Cults in Roman Athens”
Dec. 5 – Rhyne King (University of Chicago), “Landed Estates, Dependent Labor, and the Persian Mode of Imperialism”
I hope to see you all there!
Ph.D. Student, The University of Chicago
Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Department of Classics
For any questions or comments, you can contact me at jjohansen AT uchicago.edu.