Topics for Challenging Times

Topics for Challenging Times

Elections: Ancient and Modern

October 21, 2020

Joy Connolly
President, American Council of Learned Societies

Melissa R. Michelson
Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Menlo College

Monuments and Memory

October 29, 2020

Erasing History or Making History?
Hallie Franks
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Inconvenient Monuments in Ancient Egypt: The Erasure of Female Pharaohs and Other Undesirables
Ann Macy Roth
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU

Monumental Absences: Redacting the Statue of Queen Artemisia II at Rhodes
Patricia Eunji Kim
Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Contested Portraits and the Monumental Legacy of Rome’s 'Bad' Emperors
Eric Varner
Associate Professor, Art History Department, Emory University

Applied Ancient Studies

December 3, 2020

Peter Meineck (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Classics in the Modern World, NYU

Greek Drama for Refugees
Desiree Sanchez
Executive Artistic Director, Aquila Theatre

Prison Education Programming
Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita, Hamilton College

Community Archaeology and Indigenous Populations
Pam Crabtree
Professor of Anthropology, NYU

Working with Veterans on Homer
Jessica Adler, with members of The Warrior Chorus
Associate Professor of History, Florida International University

Bobby White
United States Army, (retired)
Member of The Warrior Chorus

Willie J. Ferguson
United States Marine Corps, (retired)
Member of The Warrior Chorus

Pandemics: In Antiquity and Beyond

April 29, 2021

The Science and History of Pandemics, Ancient and Modern
Kyle Harper
Professor of Classics and Letters
The University of Oklahoma

Health and Disease in Ancient Greek Thought
Calloway Brewster Scott
Assistant Professor of Classics
University of Cincinnati

Imagining Ancient Roman Plague for the Contemporary World
Hunter Gardner
Professor of Classics
University of South Carolina