Fall 2018 Schedule

Tuesday, Oct 9, 3:30 PM: Douglas Boin (St. Louis University): “Constantine’s Fountain: On the Intersection of Identity, Art, and Power,” Classics 21

Tuesday, Oct 23, 3:30 PM: Brendan Hainline (UChicago): “sšw jsw: ‘Ancient Writings’ and Authenticity in Egyptian Texts,” Classics 21.

THURSDAY, Nov 8, 3:30 PM: Jennifer Finn (Marquette University), “One House Left Standing: Negotiating Dynastic Identity in the Conquest of Empire,” Classics 21

Tuesday, Nov 20, 3:30 PM: Mills McArthur (UChicago), “ΕΚ ΤΩΝ ΕΡΓ ΕΠΙ ΣΟΥΝ ΟΙΚ: Workplace as Occupation Title,” Classics 21

For more information, please contact the workshop coordinator, Tim Clark, tfclark@uchicago.edu

Spring 2018 Schedule

Tuesday, April 10th, 3:30 PM, Chris Faraone (University of Chicago), The Transformation of Greek Amulets in Roman Imperial Times Book Seminar, Discussants: Josh Vera (History) and Kelly Holob and Bruce Lincoln (Divinity), Classics 21

 

Tuesday, April 24, 3:30 PM, Alain Bresson and Walter Shandruk (University of Chicago), “Hoards and Networks: Modeling Coinage Circulation in the Archaic and Classical World,” Classic s21

 

**Monday, April 30, 3:30 PM, Roberta Mazza (The University of Manchester) “Papyrology and Ethics: Towards a More Responsible Publication Model,” Classics 21

 

Tuesday, May 8, 3:30 PM, Paul Keen (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

 

**Monday, May 14, 3:30 PM, Anna Darden (Ph.d. candidate, Classics), “The Painted Protagonist of Euripides’ Helen,” Cochrane-Woods Art Center Lecture Hall (5540 S. Greenwood Ave.)

 

Tuesday, May 15, 3:30 PM, Olivier Hekster (Radboud University, Nijmegen) “Ruling supreme? Presenting the Roman emperor as priest and lawgiver,” Classics 21

 

Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 PM, Giovanni Ruffini (Fairfield University) “Problems and Pitfalls in Network Analysis,” Classics 21

 

Monday, June 4th 4:30 PM, Jared Kreiner (University of Chicago), “Overburdened Gauls: the case of the Florus and Sacrovir Revolt,” Classics 21

Winter 2018 Schedule

Dear Ancient Societies Workshop,

I hope you have all had a great beginning of the quarter! I’m excited to announce our fantastic line-up of speakers for the Winter quarter. All talks will take place in Classics 21 with a reception to follow.

Tuesday, January 16, 3:30 PM: Nick Venable (University of Chicago), “Failing Bodies and Monastic Endowments: Social Control in Coptic Wills and Donation Papyri.” Co-sponsored by the Early Christianity Workshop

Tuesday, January 30, 3:30 PM: Rhyne King (University of Chicago), “Land, Labor, and Violence in the Persian Empire

Tuesday, February 27, 3:30 PM: Kate Kreindler (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “Consumption and Connectivity in pre-Roman Italy”

Tuesday, March 6, 6 PM: Jana Mynářová (Charles University, Prague), “Eloquent Words for the Pharao. Perspectives on the Amarna Letters”

I look forward to seeing you all soon and continuing our conversations from last quarter!

All best,

Jordan Johansen

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.

Autumn 2017 Schedule

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”

I hope to see you all there!

Best,

Jordan Johansen

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.

Spring 2017 Schedule

Dear Ancient Societies Workshop Participants,

We have an exciting schedule of speakers this spring continuing our theme of “Political Economies.”  All talks will be held at 3:30 pm in Classics 21.  All talks this quarter are on a Tuesday.

April 4 – Julie Hanlon (PhD Student, UChicago Anthropology and South Asian Languages and Civilizations) – “Jain Monks and Merchants in the Political Economy of Early Historic Tamil Nadu”

April 11 – Jordan Johansen (PhD Student, UChicago Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World) – “The Medinet Madi Paradox: The δεκάτη in the Hymns of Isidorus.”

April 25 – Prof. John Weisweiler (Assistant Professor, History, University of Maryland) – “Élite Formation, Roman Style: Violence, Predation and the Making of the Early Imperial Senate (c. 14-235 CE)”

May 2 – Prof. Muriel Debié (CNRS: Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes) –  “Jerusalem in the 7th c. : A Case of Divided Memories.”

May 9 –  Prof. Susanne Paulus (Assistant Professor of Assyriology, UChicago) –  “No Coins, No Silver but Gold (?) – How to Pay in Babylonia in 1200 BC.”

May 23 – Tim Clark (PhD Student, UChicago Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World) – “The Forum Augustum: Movement, Social Space, and A New Vision for Roman Foreign Policy”

May 30 – Thalia Lysen (PhD Student, UChicago Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) – “Staging Kingship: A Case Study of Kings, Power and Ideology in Hittite Anatolia”

I hope to see you all there!

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

Best,

Rhyne King

PhD Student, The University of Chicago

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Ancient Near Eastern History

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