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Inaugural Classics Capstone Conference: Andriantes: Sculptures in the Landscape, From Greek to Roman

Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by mpranger
Four student presenters and Professor Ajootian pose.

L. to r., Dawson Dinsmore, Sarah Lowery, Dr. Aileen Ajootian, Constance Hartline, Lucas Sewell.

On November 19, 2019, the four students in Dr. Aileen Ajootian’s inaugural Classics Capstone Seminar presented 10-15 minute talks on their research on Greek and Roman sculpture in the landscape. The Capstone Seminar is a new addition to the Classics curriculum, and we look forward to many more of these mini-conferences in years ahead!

The papers included:

Lucas Sewell, “The Temple of Zeus at Olympia, West Pediment: The Many Mysterious Meanings.”

Dawson Disnmore, “Seeking the Knidia.”

Sarah Lowery, “The Prima Porta Augustus: The Imperial Unknown.”

Constance Hartline, “The Sperlonga Statue Groups: Propaganda and Travel Through Mythology.”

Dr. Cook named University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by mpranger

Poster for public talk: Documenting Freedon in Ancient Greece and a Broze Inscription in Oxford, Mississippi. Monday Defburary 11, 2019 at 7:00 in Bryant 209. Reception preceding at 6:30 in the Bryant Hall Gallery.We are very proud to announce that the Mississippi Humanities Council has named Associate Professor of Classics Dr. Brad Cook the 2019 University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. As part of the celebration of this well-deserved recognition, Dr. Cook will be presenting a public lecture on some of his current research on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:00 in Bryant 209. His talk, “Documenting Freedom in Ancient Greece and a Bronze Inscription in Oxford Mississippi,” stems from his work with a small portable inscription in the University Museum that records the manumission of a female slave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/29/17 Dr. Timothy J. Moore lecture on Roman (and medieval Japanese) comedy

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 by mpranger

The Department invites you to join us at 5:30 on Friday, September 29th for alecture by Dr. Timothy J. Moore, John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Moore’s topic is “Topsy-Turvy Comedy in Ancient Rome and Medieval Japan,” comparing the response to social hierarchy in Roman Comedy (especially Plautus’ Mostellaria) with social relations in Kyogen, a form of comic drama from medieval Japan still performed today.

 

 

Dr. Hilary Becker named UM’s Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by mpranger

CLA_Humanites_2015posterJoin us for a public lecture celebrating Dr. Becker well-deserved honor on October 28 at 7:00 in Bryant 209.

Dr. Becker will talk about one aspect of her wide-ranging research in Etruscan and Roman archaeology and economic history in this “case study” focused on the trade in pigments in ancient Roman.

A reception will follow in the Farrington Gallery on the first floor of Bryant Hall.

Lecture on 10/15: Imperial Ideology and Distributional Politics under Severus Alexander

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by mpranger

Norena headshotDr. Carlos Noreña, Chair of Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology and Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, will present a multimedia look at the public image of the emperor and the allocation of material resources under the Roman emperor Severus Alexander.   Join us Thursday, October 15 at 5:30 in Bryant 209.

The lecture is presented by the University of Mississippi Department of Classics For information about accessibility and accommodations, please contact Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger at mpranger@olemiss.edu and 662/915.7097.

 

10/2: Joe Goodkin's Odyssey

Posted on: September 29th, 2014 by mpranger

Join us for a free community performance of Joe Goodkin’s Odyssey, a 30-minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, which tells the story of Homer’s Odyssey in a series of 24 short songs.  It has been performed over 100 times for audiences of all ages and was honored in 2003, 2004, and 2012 with an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Award.  Thursday, 10/2 at 5:30 in the main floor Bryant Hall Gallery.  Contact Dr. Pasco-Pranger at 915-7097 if you have questions!

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.

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

 

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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.