Winter 2017 Schedule

Dear Ancient Societies Workshop Participants,

 

Welcome back to Chicago and happy New Year!  We have an exciting schedule of speakers lined up for this quarter continuing the theme “Political Economies.”  All talks are in Classics 21 at 3:30pm.  All talks are on Tuesday, unless noted otherwise.

 

Jan. 10 – Dr. Eva Mol (Post-Doctoral Fellow, UChicago Classics) – “Making myth real, the agency of objects in Herodotus’ Histories: an archaeological inquiry”

 

Jan. 24 – Lara Fabian (PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania, Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World) – “Coins, Mints and Mountain Passes: Geospatial Modeling of Numismatic Communities in the South Caucasus”

 

Feb. 7 – Prof. Brian Muhs (Associate Professor of Egyptology, UChicago NELC) and Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse (Research Associate, UChicago Oriental Institute) – “The State’s Role in Monetary Circulation in Achaemenid and Hellenistic Egypt and Bactria”

 

Feb. 14 – Prof. Wouter Henkelman (Maître de conférences ‘Mondes élamites et achéménides,’ École Pratique des Hautes Études) – “The empire at Persepolis: economy, society, religion”

 

Feb. 23 (Thursday) – Kassandra Jackson Miller (PhD Student, UChicago Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World) – “From Critical Days to Critical Hours: Galenic Refinements of Hippocratic Models”

 

Feb. 28 – Prof. Jonathan Hall (Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities and Professor in the Departments of History and Classics and the College, UChicago) – “Telesilla and her Afterlife”

 

Mar. 7 – David Perry (PhD Student, UChicago Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World) – “Classical Impressions of Ancient Law”

 

I hope to see you all there!

 

Best,

Rhyne King

PhD Student, University of Chicago

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Ancient Near Eastern History

If you have any questions, you can contact me at rhyne AT uchicago.edu

Autumn 2016 Schedule

Dear Ancient Societies Workshop participants,

Welcome back to Chicago for a new academic year!  We have an exciting group of talks lined up for this autumn with the theme “Political Economies.”  All talks will be held at 3:30 in Classics 21, with a reception following.  All talks are on a Tuesday this quarter.

Oct. 4 – Prof. Peter Bang (University of Copenhagen), “Rome in the World History of Universal Empire”

Oct. 18 –  Prof. Emily Mackil (University of California at Berkeley ), “Property, Debt, and Revolution in Ancient Greece”

Nov. 1 – Prof. John Ramsey (University of Illinois at Chicago), “Catiline’s Conspiracy:  How did it Relate to the Timing of the Elections in 63?”

Nov. 8 – Mills McArthur (University of Chicago, Classics), “Athenian Shipbuilders”

Nov. 22 – Emily Wilson (University of Chicago, Classics), “Sacred Ionia: Identity and the Religious Experience in Archaic Anatolia”

I hope to see you all there.

Best,

Rhyne King

PhD Student, The University of Chicago

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Ancient Near Eastern History

For any questions or comments, you can contact me at rhyne @ uchicago.edu

 

Spring 2016 Schedule

Welcome back to a new quarter! We have a great group of speakers lined up for spring:

 

April 5th Andreas Schwab (Heidelberg/Wisconsin-Madison)

“From God to Genealogy: Achaemenid Royal Ideology in Xerxes’ Rhetoric (Hist. 7.8-11)” cosponsored with Rhetoric & Poetics

 

April 12th Nick Venable (UChicago, Classics)

“Roman Law, Social Knowledge, and Dispute Resolution in Coptic Hagiography”

 

April 26th Seth Richardson (UChicago)

“Obedient Bellies: Hunger and Food Security in Mesopotamia”

 

May 3rd Chris Faraone (UChicago)

“Empedocles the Poet, Philosopher, Scientist … and Magician?”

 

May 17th Benjamin Keim (Pomona College)

“Harmodius’ Sister, or Rethinking Women and Honor in Classical Athens”

 

May 20th Aglaia McClintock (Università degli Studi di Sannio)

“Nemesis, Augusta, Regina. A Representation of Imperial Justice”

 

May 23rd at 4:30 Thomas Benfey (Princeton, Near Eastern Studies)

“Religion and Skepticism from Sasanian Iran to the Abbasid Caliphate”

 

 

All meetings will be held in Classics 21 at 3:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Winter 2016 Schedule

January 26th CAMWS mock talks

February 9th Kiersten Neumann (UChicago)

“More Than Meets the Eye: The Multisensory Experience of the Neo-Assyrian Temple”

February 18th Paul Vadan (UChicago, Classics)

“Hellenistic Risk Agenda”

February 23rd Anthony Kaldellis (Ohio State University)

“Greek Mythology and the Making of Constantinople”

Anthony Kaldellis will also be delivering a talk on “The Byzantine Loss of Asia Minor in the Eleventh Century: Causes and Models” on the following day (Feb. 24th) in the John Hope Franklin Room SSRB 224 at 3:30.

 

All meetings will be held in Classics 21 at 3:30 pm.

 

Winter Quarter 2015 Schedule

Please find below the Ancient Societies Workshop schedule for this quarter. We are excited about the speakers that we have scheduled for this term, and we are looking forward to the conversations that their work will bring about.
January 13th, 4:30 pm Kent Rigsby (Duke University, Classics)
“Pericles’ Law Censoring Comedy.”
January 20th, 5pm Taco Terpstra (Northwestern University, Classics)
“The Imperial Cult and the Sacred Bonds of Roman Overseas Commerce.”
January 27th Kenneth Yu (University of Chicago, Divinity School)
“The Hermeneutics of Sacrifice in The Homeric Hymn to Hermes and in the Selinuntine lex sacra.”
February 17th Ortal-Paz Saar (Safed Academic College, Judaic Studies)
“Graeco-Roman Binding Spells and Babylonian Magic Bowls: Conceptual Parallels.”
February 24th Yann Berthelet (French National Centre for Scientific Research, ANHIMA)
Consecratio and sacrifice in Ancient Rome.”
March 3rd Kate Agnew (University of Chicago, Classics)
“Greek cult institutions and the religious subject in Roman Asia Minor.”
Please note the unusual time of the first two meetings. All meetings will be held in Classics 21, and the latter four meetings of the quarter will convene at 3:30 pm.
I hope to see you all at these workshop meetings, and I am looking forward to another quarter of discussion and exchange of ideas!
Sincerely,
Nick Venable

Updated Fall 2014 Schedule

Dear Ancient Societies Workshop Participants,

I would like to announce a revision to the Ancient Societies workshop schedule for this quarter. Please find the revised schedule below. Please note that because of the Classical Lecture Series lectures, we will not be holding a reception after either of the November lectures.

On November 11th the Center for the Study of Ancient Religions will be sponsoring a talk by Mark Munn (Pennsylvania State University) on “The Mother of the Gods and Empire”
On November 18th, Goda Thangada (University of Chicago, Classics) will deliver a paper on “Athletics and Female Initiation in Ancient Greece.”
On December 2nd (5 pm), Kassandra Jackson (University of Chicago, Classics) will deliver a paper on “Down to the Hour: Timing Systems in Galen’s Medical Writings.”

We are excited to have such a strong slate of speakers to finish out the quarter, and I look forward to seeing you all at these workshop meetings.

Sincerely,
Nick Venable

Fall Quarter Schedule 2014

Welcome back to a new academic year and to the fall quarter of the Ancient Societies Workshop. As was announced at the end of last year, I will be the student coordinator of Ancient Societies for the 2014-2015 academic year, and the faculty sponsors are Chris Faraone and Sofia Torallas. We are very excited for our lineup of fall quarter speakers:

October 7th: James Keenan (Loyola University Chicago, Classics)
“‘Known Unknowns’: Thoughts on Lost (Papyrus) Evidence.”
October 14th: Ilan Peled (UChicago, NELC)
“Writing Cultural (Mis)conceptions: Hittite Borrowing of Mesopotamian Third-Gender Terminology”
October 21: Aaron Tugendhaft (UChicago, Harper Fellow)
“The Politics of Writing in the Late Bronze Age”
November 11: Goda Thangada (UChicago, Classics)
Title TBA
December 2nd (5 pm): Kassandra Jackson (UChicago, Classics)
“Down to the Hour: Timing Systems in Galen’s Medical Writings”

Please note that the workshop will typically meet at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays, with the exception of Kassi’s presentation on December 2nd, which will take place at 5pm.

All workshops will meet in Classics 21 and will be followed by the traditional wine and cheese reception, unless otherwise noted.

Jocelyne Nelis-Clément and Damien Nelis, April 29

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.

Tuesday, April 29, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Jocelyne Nelis-Clément (CNRS | Ausonius, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) and Damien Nelis (Université de Genève)

on

“Time to write up: Ovid’s Fasti and Literary Epigraphy in Augustan Rome”

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).

Walter Shandruk, April 22

Please join the Ancient Societies Workshop for our next meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.

Tuesday, April 22, 3:30PM
Classics 21

Walter Shandruk (UChicago, Classics)

on

“Networking your way through magical gems”

A reception will follow in the Classics lounge.


Persons with a disability who feel they may need assistance to participate fully are asked to contact Kathy Fox (773 702-8514) in advance.
For further information or any questions, please contact Kate Agnew (klagnew [at] uchicago).