College of Arts and Sciences

Ancient Studies

Colloquia Series

This bimonthly gathering seeks to provide a forum for faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) of various aspects of antiquity to discuss areas of common interest, to learn about interdisciplinary projects of IU faculty, and to engage with scholars from outside I.U. whose work bridges multiple fields. While this is primarily an "in-house" series, we seek to bring in one outside speaker each semester to broaden our awareness of approaches to the ancient world.

Fall 2016

November 11
Noah Kaye, Classical Studies
Topic: Overnight Empire: The Attalids of Pergamon and Anatolia
Ballantine Hall 247, 2:30 p.m.

November 15
Laurajane Smith, Australian National University, Anthropology
Topic: Affective experiences: the embodied performances of heritage making
Ballantine Hall 344, 4:00 p.m.

Spring 2017

March 3
Colin Elliott, History
Topic: Demography, Debasement and Climate: Premonitions of Decline in the High Roman Empire?
2:30 p.m.

Previous Outside Speakers:

  • Gary Farney (Rutgers)
  • Raymond Person (Ohio Northern University)
  • Björn and Jeannette Forsén (The Finnish Institute at Athens)
  • James Francis (University of Kentucky)
  • Richard Frye (Harvard University)
  • Campbell Grey (University of Chicago)
  • Clayton Jefford (St. Meinrad School of Theology)
  • Noel Lenski (University of Colorado)
  • John Matthews (Yale University)
  • Scott McGill (Rice University)
  • Martha Nussbaum (University of Chicago)
  • James O'Donnel (Georgetown University)
  • Josiah Osgood (Georgetown University)
  • Dennis Trout (University of Missouri-Columbia)
  • Dov Weiss (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Terry G. Wilfong (University of Michigan)