Posts on Classical & Medieval Studies

  • At the Gates of the Subura: Martial and Street Culture
    The Classical and Medieval Studies Program invited the Bates community to a presentation by Grace, Gilles, Ph.D from the University of Arizona, on “At the Gates of the Subura: Martial and Street Culture.” It was held on May 22, 2019 in Pettengill G65.
  • Diagram as Exhortation to Philosophy: Aristotle’s Wondrous Cuttlefish
    Johannes (Hans) Wietzke, from Carleton College, MN, spoke to the Bates community on May 13, 2019 on “Diagram as Exhortation to Philosophy: Artistotle’s Wondrous Cuttlefish.”
  • The Site of Libarna and Roman Colonial Strategies
    On May 8, 2019, Hannah Friedman, Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology at Texas Tech University, spoke on “The Site of Libarna and Roman Colonial Strategies” to the Bates Community.
  • Digital Glossary of Greek Birds: A Discovery and Outreach Tool
    Classical and Medieval Studies and Digital and Computational Studies invited the community to a talk on “The Digital Glossary of Greek Birds: A Discovery and Outreach Tool” on March 22, 2019. This talk was given by Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Classics) and Anthony Bucci (Comuter Science) from Tufts University. This interdisciplinary team sought to revitalized Glossary of Greek…
  • The Medieval Presence in Modern Identities – Symposium in Medieval Studies
    “The Medieval Presence in Modern Identities” March 21, 2019 at 4:30pm ~ Pettengill G65 > Dr. Jennifer Lorden, Grinnell College “Rude Exclamations”: Beowulf, Identity, and the Making of Medieval English > Dr. Spencer Strub, Harvard University “A Critical History of Adventure” Moderated by Professor José Villagrana Following the talks, all were invited to have lunch…
  • Strong Opinions, Weakly Held: The Digital Reinvention of a Medievalist
    In Pettengill 65, Dr. Robert Sanderson, a semantic architect, spoke on “Strong Opinions, Weakly Held: The Digital Reinvention of a Medievalist.” With a Ph.D. in French and History (University of Liverpool), Dr. Robert Sanderson discussed his continual self-reinvention from the time of his doctoral research in humanities to his work in the Computer Science Department…
  • The Greek Bold Leaves and the ‘Bafflement Beyond’
    On September 20, 2018 in Pettengill G65, Professor Rebecca Sinos from Amherst College spoke on “The Greek Bold Leaves & the ‘Bafflement Beyond.” She shared that inscribed gold leaves or “passports to the Underworld” were placed near the dead and offered instructions about how to navigate the afterlife. This was a lecture for the Bates…
  • THE (UN)BOUNDARIES OF CLASSICS
    September 29, 2018, Saturday 220/221 Commons at Bates College THE INS AND OUTS OF ATHENS AND ROME Hamish Cameron/moderator 9:00 The ‘Barbarian’ inside the Ancient Greek World Sujatha Chandrasekaran, University of Oxford, 2012 9:40 Affecting Civil War: A Cognitive Approach to Roman History Irene Morrison-Moncure, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2018 10:20…
  • Viewing of ‘CHI-RAQ’ and the Making of the Film
    On December 6, 2017, the movie Chi-raq was shown to a campus audience. Summary: It is a clever riff on the Lysistrata of Aristophanes, but set in modern day Chicago, and confronting the horrors of gang violence there.  It is a reading of Arisophanes, and has provoked all sort of conversations (and some controversy) in the…
  • Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
    On November 9, 2017, Thursday, Professor of Classics and History, Taco Terpstra, from Northwestern University talked on “Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions.” Long-term archaeological data indicate that the ancient world, c.700 BCE – CE 700 went through a period of economic expansion and contraction. This period coincides with a time…