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CAS Graduate Conference: “Borders and Boundaries in the Ancient World”
Friday, 29 April 2022
Solange Ashby (Keynote), UCLA
Penn Museum Rainey Auditorium, Widener Lecture Room, University of Pennsylvania
Keynote address at 6:00 PM Friday 4/29 in Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, panels 9:00-5:15 Saturday, 4/30, Widener Lecture Hall. We've invited graduate students and early career scholars from across the country, (as well as several Penn locals,) for an exciting discussion of this theme, and we have also reserved time for public Q & A.
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies, Penn, Penn SAS Gov, Penn Graduate Group in Ancient History, Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania


The Future of Ethnoarchaeology
Friday, 8 April 2022
Brian Hayden (Keynote), Simon Fraser University
Penn Museum Rainey Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
We have assembled many of the most prominent ethnoarchaeologists and anthropologists working in both the New and Old World to discuss and debate where ethnoarchaeology goes from here in this time of great change and uncertainty. The poster and full schedule, including time for audience Q & A, can be found here: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/ancient/symposia.html
Sponsored by: Center for Ancient Studies, Penn


Hermogenes and Hellenistic-Roman Temple Building in Greece and Asia Minor: Messon – Teos – Magnesia – Sardis
Saturday, 26 March 2022
Various,
Penn Museum Widener Lecture Hall, University of Pennsylvania
New excavations in Turkey have rekindled interest in Hermogenes, the Hellenistic architect whom Vitruvius credits with a number of temple innovations (e.g. the eustylos and pseudodipteros temple types). The recent excavations of the temple of Dionysos at Teos (Prof. Musa Kadio─člu) have provided new evidence about Hermogenes' eustylos at this location. This conference brings together specialists from Turkey, Greece, and the U.S. in order to contextualize this renewed attention on Hermogenes in view of current research on temple architecture in both Greece and Turkey as well as the reception of Hellenistic architecture in Rome. Papers will also present recent excavations and research on the pseudodipteros at Messon on Lesbos (Dr. Yannis Kourtzellis), on the Sanctuary of Artemis at Magnesia on the Meander (Prof. Orhan Bingöl), on the pseudodipteros at Sardis (Prof. Nick Cahill and Prof. Emeritus Fikret Yegül), on the pseudodipteral temples of Apollo (Prof. Görkem Kökdemir), on Hellenistic architectural trends in Samothrace (Prof. Bonna Wescoat and Prof. Sam Holzman), on the appropriation of Hermogenes and, more broadly, Hellenistic architecture in Rome (Prof. Mantha Zarmakoupi), and on the legacy of Hermogenes in the study of Hellenistic-Roman temple building (Prof. Emeritus Lothar Haselberger). More information and full schedule here: https://arth.sas.upenn.edu/events/conference-hermogenes-and-hellenistic-roman-temple-building-greece-and-asia-minor-messon-%E2%80%93
Sponsored by: Penn History of Art Department, Williams Fund, Center for Ancient Studies, Penn School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Museum, Mediterranean Section


Antigone and Democracy
Thursday, 24 February 2022
Aquila Theater Warrior Chorus Program et al., NYU, University of Texas at Austin et al.
Virtual, Zoom,
Zoom webinar. Registration is free and required. Please visit this link to register: https://nyu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0L6gUOL2QZWK3JzuI5XOEw Introduction Peter Meineck Associate Professor of Classics in the Modern World, NYU Staged Reading from Sophocles' Antigone Members of The Warrior Chorus Discussion Kristen L. Rouse President & Founder, NYC Veterans Alliance Desiree Sanchez Executive Artistic Director, Aquila Theatre Paul Woodruff Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin
Sponsored by: NYU Center for Ancient Studies, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities NY, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs