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Classics Events

Due to COVID-19, we have reduced the number of events. We plan to return to a full program as soon as circumstances permit.

Spring 2021

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
The Annual AIA Joukowsky Lecture

Fête champêtre: Ritual Consumption in the Greek Countryside - Dr. Catherine Morgan
When: Wednesday, February 10th, 5:30pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please click here.
Description: A lecture by Dr. Catherine Morgan, Professor of Classics and Archaeology, All Souls College, University of Oxford.
For the event poster, please click here.

The Tech Classical Society:
Meeting
When: Thursday, February 11th, 4:30
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please see the TCS Facebook page, or contact the TCS president.
Description: TCS will introduce the newest officers, discuss plans for the upcoming semester, and have short discussion about Classics from our very own Dr. Roy! Any and all Classics majors and minors are invited and welcome, as well as anyone with an interest in Classical Antiquity. We cannot wait to see all of you there!

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
The Cost of Invisible Labor in Archaeology - Dr. Allison Mickel
When: Thursday, March 4th, 4:00pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please click here.
Description: A lecture by Dr. Allison Mickel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lehigh University.
"Communities living on and around archaeological sites have, for centuries, provided much of the manual labor necessary for archaeological excavations to proceed. This is particularly true in the Middle East, but is a tradition in other regions as well--Central and South America, notably, as well as sub-Saharan Africa. In this talk Dr. Mickel will discuss how historical and ethnographic research reveals the long-term effects of this legacy, on both the communities involved and on archaeological research itself."

The Tech Classical Society Presents:
Meeting and Guest Lecture by Dr. Christopher Witmore 
When: Tuesday, March 23rd, 4:30pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please see the TCS Facebook page, or contact the TCS president.
Description: TCS will have an exciting meeting, including an update on the T-shirt design contest and featuring an engaging guest lecture from our very own Dr. Witmore! Dr. Witmore will be speaking on the movement of fast and slow governments through Argos and Pyrrhus. Any and all Classics majors and minors are invited and welcome, as well as anyone with an interest in Classical Antiquity. We cannot wait to see all of you there! For more information, please click here.

The Classics Program Presents:
Ancient Greek Info Session and Gathering
When: Wednesday, March 24th, 2-3:30pm
Location: Outdoor, at the fountain between the CMLL, English/Philosophy, and Education buildings
Description: Are you interested in finding out more about learning Ancient Greek at Texas Tech? Come to an information session with current students and faculty! For more information, please click here.

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
Asserting Ownership: Knossos and the Case against Sir Arthur Evans - Dr. Aimee Genova
When: Thursday, March 25th, 5:30pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please click here.
Description: A lecture by Dr. Aimee Genova, Research Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University.
“The archaeological site of Kefala Hill-Knossos is largely associated with Sir Arthur Evans's excavations that began in 1900 and his “Minoan” classification of the Bronze Age civilization of Crete. However, interest in the site began much earlier partly due to Minos Kalokairinos's first excavation of the site in 1878/9 and the objects he recovered as the first local excavator. Subsequently, the land entitlement to Kefala Hill-Knossos became the center of a legal complaint filed by Kalokairinos on 30 June 1907. This talk will address the “ownership” of Knossos both in terms of the legal permissions involved, as well as the incorporation of the site into Eurocentric narratives and the political tensions brought on by foreign archaeological influence before the island's annexation to the Kingdom of Greece.” 

Texas Tech University's Classics Program presents: 
Interplay of Spectacle in the Roman Arena 
An Undergraduate Research Conference  
When: Saturday, April 17th [Postponed on account of COVID.]
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please contact Dr. Roy
Description:
The Roman Arena is a space of dynamic interplay, in which multiple sights, sounds and smells, competing points-of-view, and individual and collective positionings, all continually impinge upon, and negotiate with, each other. In this conference, we aim to bring together a diverse group of treatments of such matters as the gladiatorial munus, wild animal venationes, executions and other spectacles, focusing upon the bodies, gazes and movements of the arena's participants—gladiators, venatores and damnati; emperors and other editores; and the multifarious spectators who flock to watch them. The conference is especially interested in the period 250 BCE-250 CE. Featured respondents: Dr. David Larmour (Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Classics at TTU) and Ms. Cait Mongrain (Doctoral candidate at Princeton, TTU MA ‘15, BA ‘12).
For the conference announcement please click here.
For more information, please click here.

The Tech Classical Society Presents:
Meeting with Guest Lecture by Kathleen Lloyd
When: Monday, April 19th, 4:00pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please see the TCS Facebook page, or contact the TCS president
Description: TCS will have an exciting meeting, featuring an engaging guest lecture from Kathleen Lloyd! She will discuss how she went from an archaeology student to being a Space Policy Advisor in the Department of Defense and the US Space Force. If you're studying Classics, even the sky is not the limit! Any and all Classics majors and minors are invited and welcome, as well as anyone with an interest in Classical Antiquity. We cannot wait to see all of you there!

The Archaeological Institute of America - Lubbock branch presents:
Community Formation and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean - Dr. Catherine Steidl
When: Thursday, April 22nd, 5:30pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please click here.
Description: A lecture by Dr. Catherine Steidl, Scholar-in-Residence, The Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, University of Colorado Boulder. “In this lecture Dr. Steidl asks: Who were the Greeks? How Greek were they? And were they Greek at all? As they settled around the Mediterranean in the first millennium BCE, Greek colonists came into contact with new neighbors on every shore. With few relevant texts, and our only historical accounts written centuries later, we must rely on material evidence to investigate those cross-cultural contacts, and what it meant to be Greek (or not) in the first place. This lecture presents a new approach to studying ancient identity that considers not the labels we apply to people, but their daily activities and experiences, as the key to understanding who they were and how they experienced the world.”

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech presents:
Lucretius On Animals: A talk on thinking about animals and thinking with animals in ancient Rome and today - Dr. Pamela Zinn
When: Wednesday, April 28th, 12:00pm
Location: Virtual, via Zoom. For details on how to attend, please click here.
Description: A Faculty Fellows talk in the Spring 2021 Virtual Brown Bag Series, by our own Dr. Pamela Zinn, Assistant Professor of Classics, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University. For more information, please click here

TTU Classical Society Movie Nights
See the TCS Facebook page for details.

TTU Classical Society Weekly Study Halls
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For our graduate workshop series, please see the graduate workshop page.

More events and information to follow.

Please also check the AIA Events page.

For past events, please click here.

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