Past Events & Lectures

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Classical Civilizations Department Past Events & Lectures:

Fall 2016/Spring 2017


Lecture Series: "Ancient and Modern Perceptions of Roman Myth, Memory and Culture"
Speaker: Nine speakers over 10 weeks (Sept. 22 - Dec. 1, 2016)
Location and Time: Jundt Museum 110, 7 pm on Thursdays
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Lecture: "A Persian Oikoumene? Mapping the World in Herodotus' Histories"
Speaker: Prof. Jessica Romney (University of Calgary)
Location and Time: Tuesday, Apr. 19, at 12 pm, College Hall 101
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Fall 2015/Spring 2016

Lecture: "Revealing the Face of the Roman Gladiator: Breaking the Chains of Infamia in the Arena of Social Death"
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Stevens (University of Missouri - Columbia)
Location and Time: College Hall 101, Friday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 pm
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Lecture: "The Rise of the Khmer Empire: from Angkor Borei to Angkor Wat"
Speaker: Prof. Miriam Stark  (Univ. of Hawaii - Manoa)
Location and Time: Jepson Center, Rm. 114, Wednesday, April 6, noon
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Lecture: "Troy, Trenches, and Trauma: Classics, the Great War, and Survival in Richard Aldington’s Poetry and Novels"
Speaker: Prof. Elizabeth Vandiver (Whitman College)
Location and Time: Jepson Center, Rm. 014, Thursday, Apr. 14, at 7 pm
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Fall 2014/Spring 2015


Lecture: "Happy Now?  The ONE Thing that Hellenistic Philosophers Could Agree On"
Speaker: Prof. Danielle Layne (Gonzaga University)
Location and Time: Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 pm, Jepson Center
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Lecture: "In the Footsteps of Roman Soldiers: Excavations at Vindolanda and the Archaeological Landscape of Hadrian's Wall"
Speaker: Prof. Elizabeth Greene (University of Western Ontario)
Location and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 12 pm, Jepson Center
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Lecture: "Short Lives and Forgotten Deaths: Infant Skeletons from the 'Baby Well' in the Athenian Agora"
Speaker: Prof. Maria Liston (Reed College)
Location and Time: Thursday, Mar. 5, at 12:15 pm, Wolff Auditorium
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Lecture: "Classical Sparta and the Spectacle of Hoplite Warfare"
Speaker: Prof. Ellen Millender (Reed College)
Location and Time: Thursday, Apr. 16, at 4:30 pm, Wolff Auditorium

Fall 2013/Spring 2014

 

Lecture: "The World in Roman Sundials: Space, Time and Identity"
Speaker: Prof. Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Location and Time: Thursday, Oct. 3, at 12:15 pm, Foley Teleconference Room
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Lecture: "Martin in Purple: Spiritual vs. Secular Power in Late Antique Gaul"
Speaker: Prof. Richard Goodrich (Gonzaga University)
Location and Time: Thursday, Nov. 7, at 4 pm, Foley Teleconference Room
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Lecture: "How to tell a doctor from a quack in 5th-century Greece"
Speaker: Prof. Nigel Nicholson (Reed College)
Location and Time: Friday, Mar. 21, at 4:30 pm, Foley Teleconference Room
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Lecture: "Why Study Fakes? When 'Virgil' isn't really Virgil"
Speaker: Prof. David Oosterhuis (Gonzaga University)
Location and Time: Friday, Apr. 11, at 4:30 pm, Foley Teleconference Room

Fall 2012/Spring 2013

Lecture:"The Athenian Rationale for Torture"
Speaker:Prof. David Mirhady (Simon Fraser University)
Location and Time: Friday, Sept. 28, at 4 pm, Foley Teleconference Room
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Lecture: "Reading Roman Roads"
Speaker: Prof. Catherine Connors (University of Washington)
Location and Time: Thursday, Apr. 11, at 4:30 pm, Wolff Auditorium

Fall 2010


Lecture: "Going with the grain: Athenian State Formation and the Question of Subsistence in the 5th and 4th centuries"
Speaker: Prof. Ulrike Krotscheck (Evergreen State University)
Location and Time: Thursday, Nov. 4, at 12 noon., Foley Teleconference Room


Spring 2010


"Greek Week", March 22-28, 2010
For the schedule of events and lectures, visit: http: web02.gonzaga.edu/greekweek or CLICK HERE.

Fall 2008/Spring 2009


Lecture: "A History of Greek Coinage"
Speaker: Prof. Douglas Domingo Foraste (California State University - Long Beach)
Location and Time: Friday, Feb. 6, at 11 am., Foley Teleconference Room
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Dinner Lecture: "Make Haste Slowly:  Constantine, His Coinage, and the Conversion"
Speaker: Prof. Kenneth Harl (Tulane University)
Location and Time: Wednesday, May 13, at 6 pm., Bozarth Mansion
* Event co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), a sit-down dinner in celebration of the Spokane Society's 60th anniversary.
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Lecture: "Alexander the Great: A Man for All Seasons"
Speaker: Prof. David Mitten (Harvard University)
Location and Time: Friday, May 22, at 8 pm., Jepson 017
* Event co-sponsored by the Harvard Club of the Inland Northwest

Fall 2007/Spring 2008


Lecture: "Mother Goddesses of Lower Germany and Roman Britain"
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Rust (Montana State University - Billings)
Location and Time: Wednesday, Apr. 30, at noon., Foley Teleconference Room

Fall 2006/Spring 2007


Lecture: "To Throw Schliemann's Discoveries Forever into the Shade: Luigi Palma di Cesnola and the Treasure of Kourion"
Speaker: Prof. Georgia B. Bazemore (Eastern Washington University)
Location and Time: Wednesday Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m., Jundt Auditorium (JU 110)
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Lecture: "What you seek is here: Alexander the Great"
Speaker: Prof. Carol Thomas (University of Washington)
Location and Time: Friday Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m., Jundt Auditorium (JU 110)
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Lecture: "Imperial Temples and the Roman Imperial Cult at Sardis"
Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Cahill (University of Wisconson - Madison)
Location and Time: Wednesday Apr. 11, 1:00 p.m., Foley Teleconference Room

Fall 2005/Spring 2006


Lecture: "Geographies of Power: Imperialism in Theoretical Perspective"
Speaker: Prof. Bradley J. Parker
Location and Time: Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m., Jundt Auditorium (JU 110)
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Lecture: "Pirates, Ancient Harbos and Underwater Archaeologists in Rough Cilicia (Turkey)"
Speaker: Prof. Cheryl Ward
Location and Time: Friday April 7, 4:30 p.m., Jundt Auditorium (JU 110)
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Lecture: "Keeping it all together: preserving archaeological materials in both the
short and long term"
Speaker: Kent Severson (Head Conservator, Sardis Excavations)
Location and Time: Monday April 24, 4:30 p.m., Jundt Auditorium (JU 110)

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