Mar
29
to Mar 30

Ovidius Philosophus

Ovidius Philosophus: An international conference on philosophy in Ovid and Ovid as a philosopher.

29-30 March 2019, 612 Schermerhorn

Confirmed speakers: Francesca Romano Berno, Laurel Fulkerson, Myrto Garani, Roy Gibson, Charles Ham, Erin Hanses, Philip Hardie, Alison Keith, Peter Kelly, Darcy Krasne, Del Maticic, Sara Myers, Donncha O’Rourke, Alessandro Schiesaro, Katharina Volk, and Gareth Williams.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, the Heyman Center and Society of Fellows in the Humanities, and the University Seminar in Classical Civilization.

For more information, please contact Katharina Volk (kv2018@columbia.edu) or Gareth Wlliams (gdw5@columbia.edu).

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Nov
30
1:15 PM13:15

Advanced Certificate in Classics Information Session

Title: Advanced Certificate in Classics Information Session

Time: 11/30/2018 at 1:15 PM (updated)

Format: Virtual

Speakers: Gareth Williams, Violin Family Professor of Classics, and Juliana Driever, Director of Academic Administration and Finance, Department of Classics.

Prospective students interested in the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics are encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about admissions requirements and curricular offerings. Representatives of the department faculty and administration will be in attendance to answer questions.

Register for the event here: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EGi4l4ldS7S0HNxuJV6yKA

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Nov
16
2:15 PM14:15

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics Information Session

Title: Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics Information Session

Time: 11/16/2018 at 2:15PM

Format: Virtual

Speakers: Gareth Williams, Violin Family Professor of Classics, and Juliana Driever, Director of Academic Administration and Finance, Department of Classics.

Prospective students interested in the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Classics are encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about admissions requirements and curricular offerings. Representatives of the department faculty and administration will be in attendance to answer questions.


Register for the event: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kQYms3ILQuuDBmPikAn15A

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Aesthetics Roundtable II: Subjectivities, Senses, Surrounds
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Aesthetics Roundtable II: Subjectivities, Senses, Surrounds

Verity Platt, Caleb Simone, and Nancy Worman, organizers

This Roundtable aims to advance some of the work of the 2013 conference hosted at Barnard, which focused on politics and aesthetics in ancient Greek literature and culture. This time around we are seeking to expand the scope to include perspectives on sensory aspects of art and performance and the cultural practices that inform them, as well as their reception, and to highlight work that focuses on affect, materialities, orientations, and post-human engagements with embodiment and the environment. A further expansion looks to work on the theory and philosophy of media, particularly the relationship between processes of transmission, aesthetics, and the senses. Another considers the subjective dimension of aesthetics but goes beyond questions of personal perspective, taste, or style to ponder (with Aristotle) the soul as a sensorium, which also invites questions about the relation between aesthetics and psychology and perception and epistemology.

Aesthetics Roundtable II: Subjectivities, Senses, Surrounds

November 9-10, 2018– Barnard College, Columbia University

Verity Platt, Caleb Simone, and Nancy Worman, organizers

Sulzberger Parlor (3rd Floor), Barnard Hall

 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

9:30 AM: BREAKFAST (Sulzberger Parlor)

10:00 AM: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION (Nancy, Verity, Caleb)

10:30 AM: MORNING SESSION

Seeing and Hearing in Tragedy

Chair: Helene Foley (Barnard College)

Paper: Naomi Weiss (Harvard University), "This is That: Seeing Theater in Fifth-Century

Athens"

Respondent: Anna Conser (Columbia University)

Paper: Ella Haselswerdt (Cornell University), "Sound and the Sublime in Oedipus at

Colonus: The Limits of Representation"

Respondent: Bridget Murnaghan (University of Pennsylvania)

Paper: Maria Combatti (Columbia University), "Landscape and Affects in Euripides'

Hippolytus"

Respondent: Alex Purves (UCLA)

1:00 PM: LUNCH (James Room)

2:00 PM: AFTERNOON SESSION

Tragic Embodiments

Chair: Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia University)

Paper: Caitlin Morgan (Columbia University), "Medea and the Post-Human”

Respondent: Athena Kirk (Cornell University)

Paper: Cristina Perez (Columbia University), "Hermione's Womb in Euripides'

Andromache"

Respondent: Katherine Hsu (Brooklyn College)

Paper: Nancy Worman (Barnard College), "Clytemnestra's Bodies"

Respondent: Mary Danisi (Cornell University)

5:00 PM: RECEPTION (Sulzberger Parlor)

Caleb Simone: aulos demonstration and Heracles discussion

7:00 PM: DINNER DIANA CENTER (Millicent Carey MacIntosh Student Dining Room)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

8:30 AM: BREAKFAST (Sulzberger Parlor)

9:00 AM: MORNING SESSION

Perceiving, Reflecting, Hearing

Chair: Josh Billings (Princeton University)

Paper: John Izzo (Columbia University), "Dreams, Ghosts, and Perception in

Sophocles’ Electra"

Respondent: Victoria Wohl (University of Toronto)

Paper: Ava Shirazi (Princeton University), " Sensing the Soul: The Liver, the Mirror, and

the Psyche in Plato’s Timaeus"

Respondent: Marcus Folch (Columbia University)

Paper: Ani Chen (Cornell University), "Sound Judgment: Sweetness and the Power of

Hearing in Aristotle's Political Thought"

Respondent: Iakovos Vasiliou (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

11:30 AM: COFFEE BREAK (Sulzberger Parlor)

11:45PM: MIDDAY SESSION

Temporalities and Voices

Chair: Pauline LeVen (Yale University)

Paper: Melissa Mueller (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "Sappho 44:

Andromache’s 'No Future' Wedding Song and the Veil of Aphrodite"

Respondent: Charles Pletcher (Columbia University)

Paper: Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago), "The Temporalities of Touch in

Sappho, Sexton, and Olds"

Respondent: Tim Power (Rutgers University)

Paper: Emma Ianni (Columbia University), "Speaking from Without: Antigone’s Voice in

Sophocles, Woolf, and Carson"

Respondent: Helen Morales (University of Southern California)

2:00 PM: LUNCH (James Room)

3:00 PM: AFTERNOON SESSION

Mixed Medias

Chair: Nikolas Kakkoufa (Columbia University)

Paper: Caleb Simone (Columbia University), "'Unheard Melodies Are Sweeter:' Virtual

Sound and the Phenomenology of the Greek Vase"

Respondent: Milette Gaifman (Yale University)

Paper: Cat Lambert (Columbia University), "Superficial Classics: Cavafy and the

Philology of the [Book] Worm"

Respondent: Phiroze Vasunia (University College London)

Paper: Verity Platt (Cornell University) and Pantelis Michelakis (University of Bristol),

“Aesthetics and Media Theory: Some Provocations"

Respondent: Shane Butler (Johns Hopkins University)

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

8th MGSA Language Workshop: The Future of Modern Greek Language Learning in Higher Education in the US: Opportunities and Challenges

We would like to invite you to participate in this event to take the opportunity to discuss the future of language learning and teaching in Higher Education in USA. 

The 8th biennial pedagogy workshop is supported by the MGSA and the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University and is organised by the MGSA Undergraduate Studies committee, comprising of:

Elsa Amanatidou (chair, Brown)

Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (workshop organizer, Columbia)

Despina Margomenou (Michigan)
 
A warm invitation is issued to people teaching in the fields comprising Modern Greek studies, particularly Greek language and related undergraduate courses on Greece, and to those developing, directing, or coordinating undergraduate curricula that include Greek instruction at the tertiary level. 

Registration is free, but prior registration is required. 

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

CAM Conference in Memory of Professor Alan Cameron

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The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM) at Columbia invites you to join us for "A Conference in Memory of Alan Cameron (1938-2017)" a two-day conference on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018.


Registration is recommended, but all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP for the conference through the our website: http://www.centancmed.org/upcoming-events-1/2018/10/26/conference-in-memory-of-alan-cameron. For more information, visit the event page, or contact us directly with further questions.
Participants will include: Averil Cameron, Anne Chen, Raffaella Cribiore, Anthony Cutler, Jean-Luc Fournet, Carmela Franklin, Arianna Gullo, Gavin Kelly, Michael Kulikowski, Noel Lenski, Rita Lizzi Testa, Charlotte Roueché, and Michele Salzman.

The conference will take place on the 3rd floor of the Italian Academy, Columbia University. Please find the schedule below:
Friday, October 26

10:00-10:30: Introduction, Marc Van De Mieroop and John Ma

10:30-11:15: Arianna Gullo, “Late antique Homeric Exegesis in the Greek Anthology

11:15-12:00: Jean-Luc Fournet, "Returning to the Wandering Poets: a New Poem by Dioscorus of Aphrodite"

12:00-12:45: Gavin Kelly, “The Fragments of Rutilius Namatianus”

lunch

13:45-14:30: Michele Salzman, “Why Gibbon Was Wrong; The Case for A.D. 472 and the Fall of Rome”

14:30-15:15: Anthony Cutler, "Alan's 'Bare Basilius': when the historian and the art historian coalesce"

15:15-16:00: Anne Chen, “Late Antiquity Between East and West”

break

16:15-17:00: Averil Cameron, “Alan Cameron and Byzantium”


Saturday Oct 27

9:45-10:30: Rita Lizzi, “Alan Cameron and the Symmachi”

10:30-11:15: Raffaella Cribiore, “Stenographers in Late Antiquity: Villains or Victims?”

break

11:30-12:15: Charlotte Roueche, “Celebrity and Power: Circus Factions 40 years on”

12:15-13:00: Michael Kulikowski, “The Value of Minimalist Interpretation: The Historia Augusta”

lunch

14:00-14:45: Carmela Vircillo Franklin, “The Lost Farnesianus Manuscript: Uncial Capitals for the Bishops of Rome”

14:45-15:30: Noel Lenski, “Ambrose thinks with slavery”

15:30-16:00: Final words



We hope to see you there!

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Workshop “Ways of Seeing, Ways of Reading, 2: The Aesthetics and Anthropology of Arms and Armor (Columbia University and Paris Sciences et Lettres)

PROGRAM

 

Friday, October 19: morning (Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall 612)

1. Weapons, Good to Think With (9:30-11 am)

- Christine Mauduit (ENS), “Around the Sword: Some Thoughts about Ajax’s Suicide”

- Deborah Steiner (Columbia), "Arms and the Symposion”

- Camille Rambourg (ENS), "Exploring the Question of Responsibility: The Javelin of Antiphon's Second Tetralogy"

- Peter van Alfen (ANS), "Arms and Armor in archaic coins" 

Coffee Break (11-11:30 am)

2. Arms, Culture, Religion (11.30 am-1 pm)

- Ellen Morris (Barnard), "Daggers, Militarism, and the Evolving Culture of Death on the Nile in the Second Millennium BCE"

- Cléo Carastro (EHESS), "Greek Trophies: War and its Dead"

- Christophe Goddard (CNRS), "Arms in Religion, Religions in Arms in Late Antiquity"

- Pierre Terjanian (MMA), "Armor as Votive Gift: Devotion and Self-Representation in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe”

Lunch Break (1-2:30 pm)

 

Saturday, October 20: morning (Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall 612)

4. Metaphors, Symbolism, Status (9:30-11 am)

- Andréas Stauder (EPHE), "Of Bowmen and Sickle-Swords: Weapons in Ancient Egyptian Literature and Royal Ideology"

- David Lurie (Columbia) "Creation from Destruction: Weapon as Symbol in Japanese Mythology."

- Severyn Fowles (Barnard), "The Shield's Sovereignty: Armament and Agency in the American West, A.D. 1400-1900"

- Faïza Drici (MMA), "Weaponry in Ancient Sudan: Warrior Equipment or Prestige Attribute?"

Coffee Break (11-11:30 am)

5. Armor and Body, Armor as Body (11:30 am-1 pm)

- Nancy Worman (Barnard), "Heroic Outerwear in Tragedy”

- François Queyrel (EPHE), “Arms and Nudity of Defeated Barbarians"

- Francesco de Angelis (Columbia), "The Hard and the Soft: Bodies and Cuirasses in Etruscan Art"

- Diane Bodart (Columbia), "Armor of Light for the Conquista”

 

Lunch Break (1-2:30 pm)

 

Saturday, October 20: afternoon (Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall 612)

6. Meaningful Arms (2.30-3.30 pm)

- Filippo Ronconi (EHESS), "Coins as Weapons / Weapons as Coins: Epiphanius of Chyprus on the Obolos, between History and Archaeology "

- Lech Marek (MMA), "Life Stones and Stone Pommels: Medieval Sword Amulets, a Legacy of the Classical Age"

- Chassica Kirchoff (MMA) "Collection and Recollection: Armors as Objects of Memory in Early Modern Europe"

Coffee Break (3:30-4 pm)

7. Technology and Functions of Weapons (4-5 pm)

- Stéphane Verger (EPHE), “The Keltikè Machaira"

- Alain Thôte (EPHE), “Early Chinese Armors Made from Metal, Leather, or Stone Plates: Techniques and Functions"

- John Ma (Columbia), "The Geometry of Harm: Notes on the Ancient Greek Buttspike"

Closing remarks (5-6 pm)

Public Reception (6-7:30 pm)

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Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Cicero in Context: Conference in Honor of Professor James E. G. Zetzel’s Retirement

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Cicero Conference in honor of James E. G. Zetzel, Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, on the occasion of his retirement. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean

Speakers include:

Professor Robert Kaster (Princeton University), Professor Peter White (University of Chicago), Professor Catherine Steel (University of Glasgow), and Carina de Klerk (Columbia).

Conference Program. Reception to follow.

RSVP

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Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Aristophanes' Frogs

The Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group is pleased to present Aristophanes' "Frogs." 

It’s 405 BCE and things aren’t looking too good. We’ve been at war for ages. We’ve lost money. We’ve lost men. A further and final blow—all the good tragedians are gone. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, they’re all dead. Without our tragedians, we’re totally screwed. But Dionysus, the god of theater himself, is coming to the rescue. He’s got a plan to save the day, a plan that is so good and so crazy that it could only ever be pulled off in a comedy. Zeus willing, if Zeus indeed exists, it will all work out for the best. 
Join us to see how it all pans out.

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To make sure you get a ticket, please purchase your tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/barnard-columbia-ancient-drama-group-9867917254

The production is in Ancient Greek with English supertitles and is made possible by the Matthew Alan Kramer Fund. 
Directed by Carina de Klerk
Chorus and music directed by Brittany Johnson
Music by Nathan Katkin

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Aristophanes' Frogs

The Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group is pleased to present Aristophanes' "Frogs." 

It’s 405 BCE and things aren’t looking too good. We’ve been at war for ages. We’ve lost money. We’ve lost men. A further and final blow—all the good tragedians are gone. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, they’re all dead. Without our tragedians, we’re totally screwed. But Dionysus, the god of theater himself, is coming to the rescue. He’s got a plan to save the day, a plan that is so good and so crazy that it could only ever be pulled off in a comedy. Zeus willing, if Zeus indeed exists, it will all work out for the best. 
Join us to see how it all pans out.

Poster (4).png

To make sure you get a ticket, please purchase your tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/barnard-columbia-ancient-drama-group-9867917254

The production is in Ancient Greek with English supertitles and is made possible by the Matthew Alan Kramer Fund. 
Directed by Carina de Klerk
Chorus and music directed by Brittany Johnson
Music by Nathan Katkin

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