Through consideration of topics reflecting the entire range of Classical studies, papers and discussions in this seminar will examine Greek and Roman literature, philology, history, religion, archaeology, and philosophy; the application of literary and cultural theory to classical texts; and various other aspects of classical literature and culture, including its reception by and intersections with other related fields.... Read more about Civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome (Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar)
This research workshop explores the connections between Greek and Roman classics and contemporary critical issues that are relevant to us all, such as gender, sexuality, race, and class. The scope of the questions covered by this workshop is broad: from, for example, the reception of classics by alt-right nationalists, to challenges facing minorities working in and studying the classics, and the difficulties of teaching classical texts in politically and culturally charged environments. Our workshop is intended to appeal to all members of the classics department since we believe it is impossible to ignore the intersection of classics and contemporary critical issues. ... Read more about Classics and Contemporary Critical Issues (GSAS Workshop)
This seminar functions as a forum for lectures and intellectual exchanges on cultural politics across disciplines and national or historical boundaries. The main focus of the seminar is on cultural politics across nations in the era of globalization. Synchronic as well as diachronic explorations of current debates on the tensions between hegemonizing and marginal, local, or minor cultural discourses are presented and commented on by policy makers and scholars in a variety of fields including critical theory, philosophy, anthropology, political science, history, and law. The seminar is chaired by Panagiotis Roilos, professor of comparative literature and of Greek studies.
Religious practices and sacred spaces operated at the crux of Greek and Roman society, acting as both a source of social cohesion and a locus of divisive tension throughout antiquity. Greek and Roman religious practices, generally characterized as conservative and stable, underwent several phases of radical upheaval during moments of shifting political or cultural circumstances. The purpose of this workshop is to explore these moments of religious change in the ancient Mediterranean world, broadly conceived as any instance of transition, disruption, cooperation, reconsideration or resistance related to religion from the Archaic to the Byzantine period.... Read more about Dynamics of Religion and Religious Space in the Ancient Mediterranean (GSAS Workshop)
Modern Greek Literature and Culture performs transhistorical and cross-disciplinary explorations of aspects of Greek literature, societies, politics, and culture from the twelfth century to postmodernity. Presentations, which vary in theoretical approach, situate Modern Greek studies within comparative and transcultural contexts: ancient and medieval Greek, Western, Balkan, and Mediterranean cultures.... Read more about Modern Greek Literature and Culture (Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar)