Spring Quarter Schedule

April 9: Greg Woolf, St. Andrews, “The Memory of the Gods. Divine and human agency in Roman sanctuaries”

April 23: Jonathan Edmondson, York University, “”Towards a reconstruction of the elogium of Aeneas from the Forum Augustum: reflections on the copies from Augusta Emerita and Pompeii”

April 30: Vincent van Exel, Chicago (NELC), TBA

May 14: Greg Anderson, Ohio State University (co-sponsored with the Classical Lecture Society), TBA

May 21: James Rives, UNC-Chapel Hill, “Animal Sacrifice between Romans and Christians”

June 4: Andrew Dix, Chicago (NELC), TBA

Unless otherwise stated, all talks will be held at 3:30 in Classics 21.

Winter Quarter Schedule

Our Winter Quarter Schedule is as follows: All of our meetings, aside from the Amulets Conference, will be held on Tuesdays in Classics 21 at 3:30 PM and will be followed by a brief reception.

February 12: Todd Hickey (Berkeley)

February 15-17: Amulets Conference (Franke Institute for the Humanities – Co-hosted with CSAR
Student presenters include:
Megan Nutzman (Classics, Chicago)
Kassandra Jackson (Classics, Chicago)
Walter Shandruck (Classics, Chicago)

February 26: Ann Patnaude (Chicago, Art History)

March 12: Tonio Hölscher (Heidelberg)

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call Kathy Fox at 773-702-8514.

Fall 2012 Schedule

Welcome to the 2012-2013 Ancient Societies Workshop!  This year’s theme is “Texts and Archaeology,” a diverse theme which allows for the exploration of the relationship between documentary texts and archaeological excavation as sources of evidence, to study ancient documents in their contexts of use and production, and to evaluate the history of their use, re-use, reception, and disposal.  This workshop aims to promote conversation among philologists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians regarding historical and comparative contextualization in the evaluation of these materials.

October 9th – David Grewal, Yale Law

October 16th – Lakshmi Ramgopal, Classics, UChicago
October 23rd – Kenneth Yu, Divinity School, UChicago
October 30th – Hannah Marcuson, NELC, UChicago
November 13th – Michel Amandry, Bibliotheque Nationale de France
November 16th – Oswyn Murray, Oxford
Unless otherwise stated beforehand, all talks will take place in Classics 21, at 3:30 PM.  A wine and cheese reception will follow in the Classics Lounge.
Questions?  Please contact Emily Wilson at wilsones@uchicago.edu

Spring 2012 Schedule

April 10: Brittany Hayden (NELC), TBA

April 17: Josiah Ober (Stanford), “Weighted Expertise Aggregation: An Aristotelian Middle Way for Epistemic Democracy”

April 24: Dominique Charpin (Sorbonne), “The Archives of Alamush-nasir: An Example of Estate Managing in Babylonia, 18th c. BCE”

May 8: Tytus Mikolajczak (NELC), “Textual Patterns on Sealed Registers in the Persepolis Fortification Archive”

May 15: Larisa Masri (History), TBA

May 29: Megan Nutzman (PAMW), TBA

All workshops will be held at 3:30 pm in Classics 21 (unless otherwise noted) and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Classics Lounge.

Questions? Please contact Kassandra Jackson (kajackson@uchicago.edu).

Joseph Manning Feb 14 with Pre-Circulated Paper

Joseph Manning will be joining us from Yale University to present his paper, “At the Intersection of Law and Economics: Transaction Costs and Ptolemaic Governance” on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 pm in Classics 21. He will offer a few introductory remarks to his paper, but asks that those attending read the full paper in advance so that the majority of the time can be spent in discussion. The paper can be downloaded here: Ptolemaic givernancve and transaction costs. Please do not cite or circulate without the author’s permission.

Winter 2012 Schedule

January 10: Joachim Quack, “”New Sources for Imhotep and His Veneration”

January 17: Paul Vadan, “Hellenism in the Wake of the Galatian Invasion”

January 24: Jean-Jacques Aubert, TBA

January 31: Felix  Pirson, “Pergamon and its Maritime Satellite Elaia: New Research on Urban Space and the Territory of a Hellenistic Capital”

February 3-4: CONFERENCE: The Urban Economy in the Roman World (Organized by Emanuel Meyer and Cam Hawkins). For conference schedule, see http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/urbaneconomy/

February 14: Joe Manning, “At the intersection of law and economics: transaction costs and Ptolemaic governance”

February 21: Megan Nutzman, TBA

February 28: Josh Cannon, “”Transmission of Myth and Motif across the Bronze Age Aegean”

March 13: Edward Harris,  “A New Approach to Credit and Real Security in Classical Athens”


All workshops, unless otherwise noted, will be held at 3:30 pm in Classics 21

If you have any questions, please contact Kassandra Jackson at kajackson@uchicago.edu