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Posted on: June 18th, 2014 by mpranger

This summer saw two (!) groups of University of Mississippi Classics students embark on faculty led study abroad experiences in Rome with Department of Classics faculty.

At Ostia 5/16/14.

At Ostia 5/16/14.

Right after graduation this May, Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger set off for the Urbs Aeterna with six young women for a Maymester intensive study of Rome and its surrounding area. Covering as much ground as we could in ten “class” days made for some achy feet, but the group reports they appreciated the bodily experience that walking the city gave them and learned more than they could have imagined.  Read more about their adventures at umissinrome.wordpress.com.

On the beach at Paestum.

On the beach at Paestum, 6/13/14.

Just as Dr. Pasco-Pranger’s group left Rome, another seven UMiss students, along with a student from Brown University, met Dr. Hilary Becker to begin a month long archaeological field school experience centered on the excavations at S. Omobono.  That group is still in the field, learning a variety archaeological tools and methods and working actively on the site.  They’ve also taken field trips around the city and to Caere, Orvieto and Campania.  Follow the progress of the field school at https://sites.google.com/site/umissinromefieldschool/.

We’re excited about these faculty-led opportunities for our students and hope to repeat and expand on them soon!

RESCHEDULED 4/14 Lecture on gladiators in Pompeii by Dr. Stephen Tuck

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by mpranger

Gladiator graffito from Pompeian tomb.We have been able to reschedule Dr. Tuck’s lecture! Please join the Department of Classics and the Mississippi/Memphis Society of the Archaeological Instititute of America for a public lecture by Dr. Steven L. Tuck of Miami University.  In this lecture,  “Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town,” Dr. Tuck takes us to visit a gladiatorial training school and the oldest amphitheater we have from the Roman world, analyzing the ramifications of games for the city and tracing the imagery of gladiators at Pompeii.  The talk will be Monday, April 14th, 5:30 p.m. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-7097 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

 

11/13 Lecture on the Athenian Acropolis by Dr. Nancy Klein

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by mpranger

Archaic pediment-Athenian AcropolisPlease join the Department of Classics and the Mississippi/Memphis Society of the Archaeological Instititute of America for a public lecture by Dr. Nancy Klein, of Texas A&M University. Dr. Klein’s lecture,  “Before the Parthenon: the Architecture of the Archaic Acropolis,” traces the “life-history” of the buildings on the Athenian Acropolis that predate the Periclean redesign in the 5th century.  The talk will be Wednesday, November 13th at 7:30 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

Robinson collection reinstallation

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by mpranger

The University of Mississippi Museum has undertaken a major reinstallation of the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection.  The Collection is one of the most extensive Greco-Roman collections in the south, including approximately 2,200 Greek and Roman artifacts ranging from sculpture and pottery to coins, inscription, architectural fragments and more.  The reinstallation project will introduce a contemporary redesign of the collection in four 1930s neoclassical museum gallery spaces and will allow more of the collection to be on display.

The older wing of the University of Mississippi Museum will house the new installation of the Robinson Colection.

The older wing of the University of Mississippi Museum will house the new installation of the Robinson Collection.

The project commenced in the Summer of 2013, but the Museum is still in need of resources and partners to complete the world-class reinstallation the collection deserves.  If you’d like to learn more about the reinstallation project or make a donation to the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection Conservation Fund, please contact Ms. Melanie Munns, Special Project Manager (mjmunns@olemiss.edu), Ms Marti Funke, Collections Manager (mfunke@olemiss.edu) or Ms. Angela Barlow, Development Officer (ambarlow@olemiss.edu).

 

10/24: Lecture on the Pantheon by Dr. Mary T. Boatwright

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by mpranger

Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Mary T. Boatwright, of the Duke University. Dr. Boatwright’s lecture,  “Reading the Pantheon,” investigatesThe Ancient Roman Pantheon the familiar yet enigmatic inscription of the Pantheon leads to exploration of what types of evidence we can use – and how far – when examining Roman monuments.  This illustrated talk reaffirms the fascination of Roman history even while clarifying many controversial aspects of one of its most iconic buildings. The talk will be Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

10/09: Lecture on Etruscan religion by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by hwbecker

 

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Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa, of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. Dr. Turfa’s lecture is entitled,  “An Etruscan Book of Omens Revealed: the Brontoscopic Calendar”. The talk will be Wednesday, October 9th at 5:15 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

4/24 Dr. Lisa Kahn lecture

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by mpranger
Dr. Lisa Kahn.

Dr. Lisa Kahn. Photo G. Catelli.

Please join the Department of Classics and the Memphis/Mississippi chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America for a public lecture by Dr. Lisa Kahn, “A Brewery in Western Gaul.”  The lecture will begin at 7:30 on Wednesday, April 24 in the University Museums meeting room.  Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

3/25 Francesca Tronchin lecture.

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by mpranger

 

19th c. excavators at Pompeii. Pompeii, Recent Excavations, 1892–94, Edizioni Esposito. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.51.1.

19th c. excavators at Pompeii. Pompeii, Recent Excavations, 1892–94, Edizioni Esposito. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.51.1.

Please join the Classics Department for a lecture by Dr. Francesca Tronchin of the Department of Art History at Rhodes College entitled “The Archaeology of Sculpture Collecting in Pompeii and around the Bay of Naples”, Monday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall 209.

 

VIDEOCAST – “David Moore Robinson: The Archaeologist as Collector” / News / The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by mpranger

Alan Shapiro speaking at ASCSA

The American School of Classical Studies in Athens has posted a videocast of Whitehead Professor Alan Shapiro’s lecture on David Moore Robinson, former UM Professor of Classics and the source of much of the University Museums’ Robinson collection.

VIDEOCAST – “David Moore Robinson: The Archaeologist as Collector” / News / The American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

2/20, 5:00 Gerry Schaus lecture

Posted on: February 14th, 2013 by mpranger

Please join us for a lecture, “Greek Pillar Worship and the Goddess of Childbirth at Stymphalos,” by Dr. Gerry Schaus of the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, WWilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.

The lecture will be held in Bryant Hall 209, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.