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Department Hosts 2022-2023 Lecture Series

Posted by on Monday, February 20, 2023 in Uncategorized.

This academic year, the Department of Classical and Mediterranean Studies is honored to host an esteemed group of lecturers for its 2022/2023 lecture series:

  • October 6, 2022: Professor of Religion at Colgate University, Georgia Frank, presented Unfinished Christians – Ritual Objects and Silent Subjects in Late Antiquity.
  • November 10, 2022: Associate Professor of Architectural History and Director of The Marco Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Gregor Kalas, presented The Spaces for Poor Relief in Late Antique Rome.
  • February 17, 2023: Associate Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University, Jack Tannous, presented Ordinary Christians on the Eve of Islam.
  • March 23, 2023: Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at Cambridge University, Simon Goldhill, presents Self Harm and the Death Drive: A History through Antiquity.
  • April 20, 2023: Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Byzantine Studies, Serbian Academy for Sciences and Arts, Ljubomir Milanović presents Sacral Topography of the Archbishopric of Orchid (11th to the 13th centuries).
  • March 26-28, 2023: The department will host a workshop with several speakers both from within and outside of Vanderbilt, Textual Criticism in Classics and Jewish Studies, to encourage dialogue between text-critical methods in Jewish Studies and Classics.

Guests in the Annual Lecture Series spend several days at Vanderbilt, meeting with faculty and students, discussing common interests, and brainstorming future collaborations. More information on each of these presentations can be accessed on the Events page as they occur.