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Colloquia Series

This bimonthly gathering seeks to provide a forum for faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) of various aspects of antiquity to discuss areas of common interest, to learn about interdisciplinary projects of IU faculty, and to engage with scholars from outside I.U. whose work bridges multiple fields. While this is primarily an “in-house” series, we seek to bring in one outside speaker each semester to broaden our awareness of approaches to the ancient world.

Fall 2014

September 12: Gregory Schrempp, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Topic: Lucretius as Popular Science Writer

Location: 2:30pm Ballantine Hall 244

October 3: Jeremy Schott, Religious Studies

Topic: Prolegomena for a new English translation/commentary of Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History

Location: 2:30pm Ballantine Hall 244

November 7: Bernie Frischer, Informatics

Topic: New Light on the Obelisk, Meridian and Ara Pacis of Augustus

Location: 2:30pm Ballantine Hall 244

Spring 2015:

February 19: Gary D. Farney, Rutgers University (History) 

Topic: Excavations of 'Horace's Villa' at Vacone, Italy: The First Three Seasons

Location: 4:30pm Kirkwood Hall 212

February 27: Stacie King, Anthropology

Topic: Archaeology, Text, and Oral History: Rethinking Conquest in Ancient Mexico

Location: 2:30pm Ballantine Hall 228

March 27: Laura Scheiber, Anthropology

Topic: Heritage at the Intersection of Time and Place: From the Wild Wild West to the Verona Arena and Back Again

Location: 2:30pm Ballantine Hall 228

April 10: Allison Emmerson, Classical Studies

Topic: Trash or Treasure? Examining Waste Management at Pompeii

Location: 2:30pm Ballantine Hall 215

Previous Outside Speakers:

  • Gary Farney (Rutgers)
  • Raymond Person (Ohio Northern University)
  • Björn and Jeannette Forsén (The Finnish Institute at Athens)
  • James Francis (University of Kentucky)
  • Richard Frye (Harvard University)
  • Campbell Grey (University of Chicago)
  • Clayton Jefford (St. Meinrad School of Theology)
  • Noel Lenski (University of Colorado)
  • John Matthews (Yale University)
  • Scott McGill (Rice University)
  • Martha Nussbaum (University of Chicago)
  • James O’Donnel (Georgetown University)
  • Josiah Osgood (Georgetown University)
  • Dennis Trout (University of Missouri-Columbia)
  • Dov Weiss (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Terry G. Wilfong (University of Michigan)