Texas Tech University

Classics Events

Spring 2018

The Treasures of Tutankhamun

When: January 8 - February 5th
Location: Lubbock Public Library - Patterson Branch
Description: This exhibition from Humanities Texas tells the story of ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun through the treasures found in his tomb.

"Amarna: Prelude to Tutankhamun" - Dr. Christopher Witmore

When: Tuesday January 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Lubbock Public Library - Patterson Branch
Description: Dr. Witmore, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Texas Tech University, discusses the religious revolution of Tutankhamun's father, Akhenaten, and the world's first monotheism.

Geocriticism: journée d'étude, and lecture by Prof. Robert Tally

"The Geocritical Moment" - Dr. Robert Tally, Associate Professor of English, Texas State University

When: Friday February 16th, 4-5:30pm
Location: Student Union Building - Lubbock Room
Description:

- Journée d'étude

When: Saturday February 17th, 10am-4:00pm
Location: TTU Library, TLPDC 153?
Description: Panels on aspects of Geocriticism; co-organized by Dr. Carole Edwards, Dr. David Larmour, and Dr. Susan Larson of TTU's Dept of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.

Participants include: Dr. Lucas Wood (TTU), Dr. Christopher Bains (TTU), Dr. Kristen Michelson (TTU), Dr. Carole Edwards (TTU), Dr. David Larmour (TTU), Dr. Don Lavigne (TTU), Dr. Jeremy McInerney (UPenn), Ms. Cait Mongrain (TTU), Ms. Crystal Rosenthal (UT-Arlington), Dr. Sydnor Roy (TTU), Dr. Christopher Witmore (TTU), Dr. Pamela Zinn (TTU), Dr. John Beusterien (TTU), Mr. Scott Gleason (Peripheral Vision Arts), Dr. Sara Guengerich (TTU), Dr. Susan Larson (TTU), Dr. Carmen Pereira-Muro (TTU), Dr. Brenden Regan (TTU), Dr. Julie Cook (TTU).

The TTU Classical Society Presents: "Plebs"

When: Tuesday February 27th, 7:00pm
Location: Foreign Language Building, Qualia Room
Description: The Classical Society will be showing 3 classics episodes of the BBC miniseries "Plebs".

"Social Identity in the Maya Hinterlands: Ancient Daily Life Meets Modern Heritage in Aguacate Village, Belize" - Dr. Claire Novotny

When: Thursday March 8th, 5:30pm
Location: TTU Livermore Center, Room 101
Description: Dr. Claire Novotny, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Kenyon College, will address the American Institute of Archaeology - Lubbock Branch on social identity in the Maya Hinterlands of Belize.

"Practicalities of Ancient Greek Sacrifice" - Dr. Jacob Morton

When: Wednesday, March 28th, 5:15pm
Location: Animal and Food Science 101
Description: Dr. Jacob Morton, Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College, will address the American Institute of Archaeology - Lubbock Branch, Meat Sciences, and Classics, on ancient Greek sacrificial practices.

'Food And ...' - 1st Annual Conference: The Humanities Center at Texas Tech

When: March 29th-31st
Location: Overton Hotel and TTU
Description: The Humanities Center's conference will include numerous papers on the theme 'Food And ...', including by distinguished Classicists from all over the world.

"Advanced Technology Sheds New Light on the House of the Drinking Contest at Antioch" - Dr. Dobbins

When: Thursday April 5th, 5:30pm
Location: TTU Livermore Center, Room 101
Description: Dr. John Dobbins, Professor of Roman Art, University of Virginia will present the National Lecture of the American Institute of Archaeology - Lubbock branch.

The TTU Classical Society Presents: "Gladiator"

When: Thursday April 5th, 7:00pm
Location: Foreign Language Building, Qualia Room
Description: The Classical Society will be showing the epic film about ancient Rome - where generals can become gladiators, and even emperors fight in the Colosseum!

The TTU Classical Society Presents: A CMLL Poetry Reading

When: Thursday April 19th, 5-6:30pm, FREE PIZZA, SNACKS, AND DRINKS!
Location: Foreign Language Building, Qualia Room
Description: WE INVITE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF TO GIVE READINGS OF FAVORITE NON-ENGLISH POEMS, STORIES, PLAYS, AND SHORT PASSAGES. All are welcome, no need to perform. If you are interested in giving a reading, please let us know and, if possible, provide an English translation. We will schedule readings for the first hour and provide English translations for the audience to follow along. The last portion will be an open mike!

- For more information, please click here.

The Classical Period: Practical and Theoretical Reflections

by Joseph Farrell, Professor of Classical Studies, Mark K. and Esther W. Watkins Professor in the Humanities (University of Pennsylvania) and President of the Society for Classical Studies

When: Monday April 30th, 4:00pm
Location: Qualia Room (basement of Foreign Language Building)
Description: The concept of "the classical world" has been foundational to the study of Greek and Roman literature, history, art, and archaeology since the centuries. Yet the chronological boundaries of this world have long tended to differ across the various subdisciplines of Classical Studies. Moreover, the exceptional unity of the classical world as posited by the founders of the discipline has come to seem increasingly questionable in recent years (or really decades at this point), along with the aptness of the word "classical" to describe that world. In this paper I will offer some theoretical reflections on these points in relation to a current project of my own, which is to edit a new, "comprehensive" history of classical literature.

Co-sponsored by The Humanities Center at Texas Tech

The TTU Classical Society Presents: "Life of Brian"

When: Monday April 30th, 7:00pm
Location: Foreign Language Building, Qualia Room
Description: The Classical Society will be showing this memorable comedy - a must for anyone who likes Latin graffiti! (Note: contains some comedic material about religion)

Classical Language & Literature Studies