GSAS Research Workshop

Dynamics of Religion and Religious Space in the Ancient Mediterranean (GSAS Workshop, 2018–19)

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, 2018–19)

Classics and Contemporary Critical Issues (GSAS Workshop, 2018–19)

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, 2018–19)

Postclassicisms: Literary Secondariness in Antiquity and Beyond (GSAS Workshop, 2016–18)

This workshop seeks to interrogate the concept of the "post-classical" as it is articulated in literature from antiquity to the present day, combining two fields of literary analysis that have only since recently been considered side by side.... Read more about Postclassicisms: Literary Secondariness in Antiquity and Beyond (GSAS Workshop, 2016–18)

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Technical Traditions in Greece and Rome: Between Theory and Practice (GSAS Workshop, 2016–18)

Scholarly approaches to ancient technical traditions (τέχνη/ars) in Greco-Roman antiquity tend to focus on theoretical assessments of technical knowledge that are dominated by Classical Greek thought, especially by the writings of Plato and Aristotle. The viewpoints of others, not least...

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