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Victoria Wohl: Life, Love, and Law in Classical Athens

Humanities Forum — Ancient Studies Week Life, Love, and Law in Classical Athens Victoria Wohl, Professor of Athenian Literature and Culture, University of Toronto Monday, October 9, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Pericles’ Citizenship Law of 451 BCE defined an Athenian citizen as the child of an Athenian father and an …

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ISIS and Cultural Cleansing: Saving the Ancient and Medieval Treasures of Syria and Iraq

Humanities Forum – MEMS Colloquium Lecture “ISIS and Cultural Cleansing: Saving the Ancient and Medieval Treasures of Syria and Iraq” Michael D. Danti, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Boston University; Consulting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Museum; and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London Tuesday, March 7, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Syria …

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Demopolis: Democracy, Legitimacy, and Civic Education

Humanities Forum Ancient Studies Week Josiah Ober, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University “Demopolis: Democracy, Legitimacy, and Civic Education” Wednesday, October 12, 4 p.m.  Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Democracy requires self-government by participatory citizens. But why should citizens govern themselves when populist autocrats are willing to do it for …

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In Comis Veritas: The Principles of Ancient Roman Hairdress

Humanities Forum, Ancient Studies Week Janet Stephens, independent scholar and hairstylist Wednesday, October 14 | 4 pm Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Through her groundbreaking research, professional hairdresser and self-trained experimental archaeologist Janet Stephens rediscovered the methods used to recreate ancient Roman hairstyles using only natural hair rather than wigs, as was previously believed to have …

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Revel Without a Cause? Dance, Performance, and Greek Vase Painting

Humanities Forum Wednesday, November 5 | 4:00 p.m. Ancient Studies Week Tyler Jo Smith, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Virginia  Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Greek vases have much to teach us about ancient dance and performance. But how do the figures decorating ancient drinking cups and mixing bowls relate to the …

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Roman Gladiatorial Spectacle

Humanities Forum Wednesday, October 23 | 4:00 p.m. “Roman Gladiatorial Spectacle,” Garrett Fagan, professor of ancient history, Penn State University Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery This Humanities Forum is and Ancient Studies Week lecture. It is sponsored by the Ancient Studies Department, with co-sponors the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and the Departments of Sociology …

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Written in Bone

Social Sciences Forum Wednesday, February 20 | 7:00 pm The Commons, Skylight Room Dr. Doug Owsley will be speaking about his interdisciplinary work as a forensic anthropologist, assisting state and federal law enforcement agencies. Cases have included Jeffrey Dahmer’s first victim, recovery and identification of Waco Branch Davidian compound members, the 9-11 Pentagon Plane crash, …

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Marden Nichols, Assistant Curator at the Walters Art Museum

Not Always Roman, Not Always Statues: The Recent Lives of Ancient Roman Statues at the Walters Art Museum

Wednesday, October 10, 5:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Marden Nichols, Assistant Curator, Walters Art Museum “Not Always Roman, Not Always  Statues: The Recent Lives of Ancient Roman Statues at the Walters Art Musuem” Humanities Forum Ancient Studies Week Lecture During the first decades of the 20th century, Henry Walters purchased several marble statues …

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