Past Events and Lectures

Fall 2017/Spring 2018

The 13th Annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World (NUCAW; formerly the Oregon Undergraduate Conference in Classics, or OUCC)

April 2018

Universities in Oregon host a one-day undergraduate conference for talented undergraduates to present their work, for example a BA thesis or outstanding seminar paper, in a 20-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates and their faculty mentors. Papers are generally welcome in any area of classical studies, including language and literature, history, philosophy, and material culture. Two students and two faculty attended at Willamette University in 2015 (see above photo). More information on this event will be available in the spring of 2016.

The Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC)

Spring 2018

Normally, the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference is held in April in the Spokane area, at either Gonzaga University or Whitworth College. The conference is dedicated to promoting and recognizing distinguished, original undergraduate student research performed in partnership with faculty or other mentors. More information on this conference will be posted during the academic year.

The Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN),

March or April, 2018

This year's meeting will take place at the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma WA.

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

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

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 p.m., Jepson Center

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 p.m., Jepson Center

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 p.m., Wolff Auditorium

Lecture: "Classical Sparta and the Spectacle of Hoplite Warfare"
Speaker: Prof. Ellen Millender (Reed College)
Location and Time: Thursday, Apr. 16, at 4:30 p.m., Wolff Auditorium

Fall 2013/Spring 2014

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 p.m., Foley Teleconference Room

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 p.m., Foley Teleconference Room

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 p.m., 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 p.m., Foley Teleconference Room

Lecture: "Reading Roman Roads"
Speaker: Prof. Catherine Connors (University of Washington)
Location and Time: Thursday, Apr. 11, at 4:30 p.m., 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 p.m., Foley Teleconference Room

Spring 2010

"Greek Week", March 22-28, 2010

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 p.m., Foley Teleconference Room

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 p.m., 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.

Lecture: "Alexander the Great: A Man for All Seasons"
Speaker: Prof. David Mitten (Harvard University)
Location and Time: Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m., 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 12 p.m., 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)

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)

Lecture: "Imperial Temples and the Roman Imperial Cult at Sardis"
Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Cahill (University of Wisconsin - 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)

Lecture: "Pirates, Ancient Harbors 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)

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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