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Classics Events

Spring 2019 Classics Events

Addressing Racism in Classics: A workshop and discussion forum
When: Monday, January 28th, 2-3:30 pm
Location: Qualia Room
Description: For more information and reading materials, contact Dr. Sydnor Roy.

Roman Archaeology Job Talk I
When: Tuesday February 12th, 4:45-5:45pm
Location: Qualia Room

Roman Archaeology Job Talk II
When: Friday February 15th, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Qualia Room

Roman Archaeology Job Talk III
When: Monday February 18th, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Qualia Room

The TTU Institute for the Study of Western Civilization presents:
Boethius and His Legacy - Dr. Kenneth Hawley
When: Monday February 25th, 6:00pm
Location: Escondido Theater, SUB
Description: Dr. Kenneth Hawley, Professor of English and Director of the Brian S. Donaghey Center for Boethian Studies, Lubbock Christian University, notes: The early sixth century philosopher Boethius has been described as "the last of the ancients and the first of the medievals". He certainly constitutes a major link between those two thought worlds. Boethius made a great contribution to early medieval philosophy through his translations of Plato and other thinkers from Greek to Latin. But his major original work, "The Consolations of Philosophy" both inspired and deeply worried his medieval readers. Why this was so, together with Boethius general significance as a critical bridge between two ages, will be the subject of Dr. Hawley's Lecture.

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
Booms and Busts in the Prehistoric Landscapes of the Mazi Plain - Dr. Alex Knodell
When: Wednesday March 20th, 5:30pm
Location: EDUC 0001
Description: Dr. Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Carleton College will present on ancient landscapes of the Mazi plain, located in Northwest Attica in Greece.
Co-sponsored with the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work, and the Humanities Center

The TTU ''The Animal' in the Humanities Working Group' presents:
Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference
When: Thursday March 21st - Saturday March 23rd
Location: TBA
Description: The conference brings together scholars from many disciplines to explore the complicated relationships that animals and language have with one another in human understanding. It includes papers by distinguished Classicists from all over the world. For more information, click here.

The TTU Institute for the Study of Western Civilization presents:
The Invention of Practical Rationality - Dr. Josiah Ober
When: Wednesday March 27th, time TBA
Location: TBA
Description: Dr. Josiah Ober, Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University, will treat the development of 'practical reason' in Classical Greece.

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
The Via Pumpaiiana: A Biography - Dr. Eric E. Poehler
When: Thursday April 4th, 5:30 pm
Location: MEN 00132
Description: Dr. Eric E. Poehler, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Massachusetts - Amherst will present the AIA National Lecture on the Via Pumpaiiana in ancient Pompeii. For a fuller description, click here.
Co-sponsored with the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work

The Judean Alexander Romance - Dr. Ory Amitay
When: Thursday, April 11th, 5-6:30pm
Location: Qualia Room
Description: Dr. Amitay, Dept of History, Univ. of Haifa, will query the relatively little known epsilon version of the Alexander Romance to reconstruct a "new" ancient source, written during the brief period of Seleukid rule in Judea.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of CMLL and History, The Humanities Center at TTU, and the TTU Classical Society

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
Fresh from the Field: Mapping a Newly Recorded Maya Ceremonial Center - Dr. Brett Houk
When: Thursday April 25th, 5:30 pm
Location: MEN 00132
Description: Dr. Brett Houk, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Texas Tech University will present cutting edge research on a previously unrecorded Maya ceremonial center.

"Saturday Seminar"
When: TBD, either Saturday April 27th or Saturday May 4th
Location: TBD
Description: An event for local K-12 Classics teachers and those interested in teaching at the K-12 level. Presentations on new areas of research in Classics and on pedagogy. For more information, contact Dr. Sydnor Roy.

Weekly Classics Study Hall
When: Mondays 4-6pm
Location: Varies. Please see the Tech Classical Society Facebook page for announcements. (link to Facebook page).
Description: A dedicated time for Classics students at all levels to gather over snacks and study Latin and Greek together. For more information, contact: Tech Classical Society or Dr. Sydnor Roy

TTU Classical Society Movie Nights
TBA

More events and information to follow.

*For our graduate workshop series, please see the graduate workshop page*

 

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