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 Fall 2019 Proseminar/Speaker Schedule (68 KB)

Winter 2019 Proseminar/Speaker Schedule

Winter 2018 Proseminar/Speaker Schedule

January 2018

 Dewar.jpgMichael Dewar (Univ. of Toronto)
Poets and Patrons in the Saepta Julia and the Roman Forum'
Friday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 PM
(SH 2355)


Dr. Christopher Brown
"Reading German with a dictionary"
Thursday, Jan. 18 at 12:30
(SH 3317) 

Fall 2017 Proseminar/Speaker Schedule

November 2017

Aara Suksi
'Abstract Writing'
Thursday, November 09 at 12:30pm
AHB 1B02

Steinbock-2.jpgBernd Steinbock
‘Social Trauma - A Useful Concept for the Study of Greek History?’
Thursday, November 02 at 12:30
AHB 1B02
(**Coffee hour beforehand, Dept. library, 11:00 AM)

October 2017

Colclough-1.jpgJenna Colclough
Dionysos Under Prohibition: Exploring the Cult of Dionysos Through the Progressive Era
Thursday, Oct. 26th at 12:30pm AHB1B02

Toohey.jpg-1.jpgPeter Toohey (Univ. of Calgary)
‘Mental Illness in Ancient Rome’
Wednesday, Oct 25th at 4:30PM
AHB 1B02

Randall Pogorzelski 
Proseminar The Job Market
Thursday, Oct. 19 at AHB 1B02

Paul McGilvery
‘Xenophon and the Elean War: Garbled Chronology or Deliberate Synchronism?’ 
Thursday, Oct 5, 12:30pm at AHB 1B02

September 2017

Terrento-2.jpgNicola Terrenato (Ann Arbor)
Elite Negotiation and Consensus Building: Rewriting Early Roman Imperialism
Friday, September 22nd at 4:30pm AHB 1B02


Winter 2017 Proseminar/Speaker Schedule


February 2017

Morgan Kostiew (UWO)
'Xenia in Classical Economies: The Function of Ritualized Interpersonal Relationships in Athenian Trade'
Thursday, February 16th at 12:30pm
SH 3317

January 2017

Jonathan Edmondson (York)

‘The elogium of Aeneas in the Forum of Augustus, Rome: new insights from Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain) and Pompeii’

Friday, January 27th at 4:30pm
SH 3315

December 2016

"Phoenix on the Margins of the Oikos"
Tim Wright (UWO)
Friday, December 2nd at 11:30am
AHB 1B06

November 2016

"The Art of the Abstract"
Dr. Aara Suksi
Thursday, November 10th at 12:30pm in SH3315

"What's in a Name? Tribal Memory and Acculturation on Display in the Roman Military Diplomas"
Elizabeth Greene (UWO)
Thursday, November 3rd at 12:30pm


October 2016

"Matricide and Madness: The End of Aeschylus' Libation Bearers"
C.W. Marshall (UBC)
Wednesday, October 26th at 4:30pm
SH 2316

"Stronger: The Problematic of Power in Homeric Poetry"
Charles Stocking (UWO)
Thursday, October 13th at 12:30pm
SH 3315

"Mourning, Poverty, and Sordes in Roman Antiquity"
Kelly Olson (UWO)
Thursday, October 6th at 12:30pm
SH 3315

September 2016

"Pots and Poems: Papyrological Ethics in the 21st Century"
C. Michael Sampson (University of Manitoba)
Friday, September 30th at 4:30pm
SH 3315

March 2016

"Voyages and Journeys in Antiquity"
2016 Graduate Student Conference
Saturday March 19, 2016
The Department of Classical Studies
The University of Western Ontario

"Language Contact and Identity in Roman Britain"
Rob Woodcock (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday March 10th @ 12:30 PM
AHB 1B04

"Receptions of the Sleeping Hermaphrodite from Antiquity to Modernity"
Dr. Lisa Trentin (University of Toronto, Mississauga)
Friday March 4th @ 4:30pm
SH 2317

"The Real Housewives of Rome: Epigraphic and Literary Evidence for the Economic Contribution of Women"
Sarah VanderPloeg (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday Mar 3rd @ 12:30 PM
AHB 1B04

February 2016


‘Virgil and Joyce’
Dr. Randy Pogorzelski (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday February 4th @ 12:30 PM
AHB 1B04

"The Role-Playing Odysseus: Metadrama in Sophocles' 'Philoctetes'"
Rick Parker (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday February 25th @ 12:30pm
AHB 1B04

January 2016


Ending Epic Quickly: 'Abridging allusions' in Statius' Thebaid
Kyle Gervais (The University of Western Ontario)
Thursday January 14th @ 12:30 PM
AHB 1B04


"Poets' Corners: The Construction of Literary Graveyards in Greek Epigram Collections"
Regina Höschele (University of Toronto)
Friday Jan 15th @ 4:30 PM
Sh 2317

November 2015


Sapphos Odyssey: The "Brothers Poem"
Dr. Christopher Brown, William Sherwood Fox Professor of Classics, UWO
Thursday November 5 @ 12:30pm, SH 3317

October 2015


Vindolanda Field School Information Session
Dr. Greene & Dr. Meyer
Tuesday October 20 @ 4:30pm, Art and Humanities Building (AHB) 1B08

McGilvery“Plumbism and Fluorosis in Herculaneum”
Paul McGilvery, PhD Candidate, UWO
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Lawson Hall, Room 3220
1:30 pm

Williams"Animals in Love: Some Complexities of Desire in Greek and Latin Literature"
Craig Williams (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Friday Oct 16th @ 4:30 PM, SH 2355

"Unveiling the Greek Sphinx"
Thierry Petit (Université Laval)
Tuesday Oct 6th, 4:30 PM, SH 3305


"Digital Resources for Classicists"
Fran Gray (Western Libraries)
Thursday Oct 1st, 12:30 PM, SH 3317

September 2015


"Fishing for Some Wild Life: Hephaestus' 'Bait' and the Slayer of Argus (Odyssey 8.333-42)” 
Drew Griffith, Queen’s University
Friday September 18, 2015, 4:30pm, P&AB 150

August 2015


"Zeus the Head, Zeus the Middle: Studies in the History and Interpretation of the Orphic Theogonies
Dwayne Meisner, UWO
Tuesday, August 26 @10:00am, LAH 3220


"Wit, Conventional Wisdom, and Willful Blindness: Intersections between Sex, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in the Fifth of Lucian’s Dialogues of the Courtesans "
Rowan Ash, UWO
Monday, August 24 @12:30pm, SH 3315

March 2015

VickersHead Over Heels for Philosophy? Acrobatic Performance in Xenophon's Symposium
Jonathan Vickers, UWO
Tuesday, March 24 @12:30pm, SH 3315

MeyerThe Vindolanda “Calendar” Fragment and the Autumnal Equinox
Alexander Meyer, UWO
Tuesday, March 24 @12:30pm, SH 3315

A. KeithEpicurean Vergil
Alison Keith, University of Toronto
Thursday, March 12, 2015 @4:30pm, P&AB 150

T. WrightGuess Who's Coming to Dinner: Heracles as Bastard
Tim Wright, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3315

February 2015

D. DavisGreetings from the Army: Epistolary Conventions and Military Communities
Drew Davis, University of Western Ontario
Friday February 27, 2015 @1:30 PM, UC 220

S. TaylorDeciphering Identity through Food Preparation Implements: A Case Study from Vindolanda
Sarah Taylor, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 12:30pm SH 3315

C. Brown'On Love, Lesbos, and the Reputation of Sappho: Anacreon fr. 13 Gentili (432 PMG)'
Chris Brown, University of Western Ontario
February 03, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3315

January 2015

Daryn Lehoux'Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: Spontaneous Generation in Antiquity'
Daryn Lehoux, Queen's University
January 29, 2015 @4:30 pm, SSC 3014

Dwayne'The Eudemian Theogony and its Variants'
Dwayne Meisner, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3315

Aara Suksi'The Shield and the Bow: arms and authority in the Iliad and the Odyssey'
Aara Suksi, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @12:30pm, SH 3355

November 2014

StockingThe International Centre for Olympic Studies presented the The Ion P. Ioannides Memorial Lecture:
'How to Kill an Athlete: The Use and Abuse of Training Science in Antiquity'

Charles Stocking, University of Western Ontario
Thursday, November 27, 2014 @4:30pm in HSB 23

Mary'Empire and Agency: Women and Law in the Eastern Roman Provinces'
Mary Deminion, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

Paul Potter'Parisinus Graecus 2148 and its unique abbreviations'
Paul Potter, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

October 2014

Sarah‘Frontiers of Food: Identity and Food Preparation in Roman Britain’
Sarah Taylor, University of Western Ontario
Wednesday October 29, 2014 @12:30pm, TC 342

KyleDepartment Seminar: '"This is my Sparta!", 300 (1998), 300 (2007), and Three(2013-2014)'
Kyle Gervais, University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

Excavations'The Excavations at Vindolanda'
Elizabeth Greene, Alex Meyer and The Vindolanda Team, University of Western Ontario
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @4:00-6:00pm, P&AB 148

Fletcher'Finding Homicide Law in Euripides' Orestes'
Judith Fletcher,  Wilfrid Laurier University
Friday, October 17, 2014 @4:30pm, SH 2316

Wohl'Affective Leadership: Political Judgment And the Emotions in Democratic Athens'
Victoria Wohl, The University of Toronto
Thursday, October 09, 2014 @4:30pm, P&AB 106

September 2014

Randy'Roman World Conquest in Senecan Tragedy'
Randall Pogorzelski, Western University
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @12:30pm, SH 3305

Faraone'Did the Chryses Episode in Iliad 1 Begins its Life as Homeric Hymn to the Sminthean Apollo?'
Chris Faraone, University of Chicago
Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 4:30pm, SH 2316