Events in the Department of Classics and Letters

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Spring 2013 Events

January 18, 2:30–4:00 p.m., CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

February 7, 5:30 p.m., Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art Auditorium: Final Letters 75th anniversary event: Eric Robinson of Indiana University will give a talk entitled, “The 2012 Elections and American Democracy: What would Aristotle Think?” A reception will follow in the Sandy Bell Gallery.

February 22, 2:30–4:00 p.m., CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

February 26, 7:30 p.m., place TBA: AIA Lecture: Dr. Steven Tuck of Miami University of Ohio will give a lecture entitled, “Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town.”

March 11, time and place TBA: IACH Teach-in on America’s Constitution

April 4, 7:30 p.m., place TBA: AIA Lecture: Dr. C. Brian Rose, the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture entitled, “Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010.”

April 5, 2:30–4:00 p.m., CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

April 10, 4:00 p.m., FJJMOA: Daniel Sargent, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, will present a lecture entitled, “The United States, Human Rights, and the World in the 1970s.”

April 24, 3:30–5:00 p.m., Beaird Lounge: Annual Classics and Letters Department Awards Reception

May 3, 2:30–4:00, CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

Fall 2012 Events

September 7, 2:30–4:00 p.m., Carnegie Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students. OU Classics and Letters: Events in the Department

Events in the Department of Classics and Letters

Check this page often for updates, or join our email list for alerts.

Spring 2013 Events

January 18, 2:30–4:00 p.m., CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

February 7, 5:30 p.m., Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art Auditorium: Final Letters 75th anniversary event: Eric Robinson of Indiana University will give a talk entitled, “The 2012 Elections and American Democracy: What would Aristotle Think?” A reception will follow in the Sandy Bell Gallery.

February 22, 2:30–4:00 p.m., CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

February 26, 7:30 p.m., place TBA: AIA Lecture: Dr. Steven Tuck of Miami University of Ohio will give a lecture entitled, “Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town.”

March 11, time and place TBA: IACH Teach-in on America’s Constitution

April 4, 7:30 p.m., place TBA: AIA Lecture: Dr. C. Brian Rose, the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture entitled, “Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010.”

April 5, 2:30–4:00 p.m., CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

April 10, 4:00 p.m., FJJMOA: Daniel Sargent, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, will present a lecture entitled, “The United States, Human Rights, and the World in the 1970s.”

April 24, 3:30–5:00 p.m., Beaird Lounge: Annual Classics and Letters Department Awards Reception

May 3, 2:30–4:00, CARN Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

Fall 2012 Events

September 7, 2:30–4:00 p.m., Carnegie Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

September 18, 7:00 p.m., Meacham Auditorium: Akhil Amar, “America's Constitution, Both Written and Unwritten: 225 Years Old and Still Going Strong.”

September 19, 4:30–6:00 p.m., Scholars Room (OMU): The first event in our celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Letters program! To represent the Literature component of the Letters program, Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles will read from her work and discuss the experience of rewriting the story of Patroclus and Achilles for a modern audience. Ms. Miller will sign copies of her book (available for sale at the event). A reception will follow the main event.

October 2, 7:30 p.m., Dale Hall 206: AIA Lecture: Professor Peter Brand, Dunavant Professor of Ancient History with the University of Memphis and the Director of the Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project, will give a lecture entitled "Ramesses II: the Ultimate Pharaoh."

October 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Fred Jones, Jr., Museum of Art Auditorium: The second event in our celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Letters program! To represent the History component of the Letters program, Hunter Rawlings III, Professor of Classics at Cornell University and President of the Association of American Universities, will give a talk entitled "The Founders and the Classics," about the influence of ancient Greece and Rome on the Founding Fathers. A reception will follow in the Sandy Bell Gallery.

October 19, 2:30–4:00 p.m., Carnegie Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.

November 16, 2:30–4:00 p.m., Carnegie Lounge: Coffee Hour! Come by the first-floor lounge in Carnegie for refreshments, and get to know your fellow Classics and Letters students.