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Past Events in CANES

March 13, 2019 - 5:30pm

Join us for this lecture by Visiting Assistant Professor Katherine De Boer, Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Sponsored by the Classics Graduate Forum.


March 7, 2019 - 5:30pm

A lecture by Professor Debbie Felton, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

We often think of serial killers as a modern phenomenon, but classical myth and history provide many examples that such killings took place thousands of years ago in the ancient Mediterranean.

Hosted by The Classics Society.

March 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

Learn about the career paths of various Classics alumni.

Who will be there?  Read the bios!

Details, Handshake, and Networking Tips

February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

Humanities Without Borders features Professor of Classical Studies Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania. 


January 22, 2019 - 7:45am
December 16, 2018 - 10:00am
December 7, 2018 - 8:45am

This is the second conference in the series and will center on early modern, 18th, and 19th century Europe and the Americas, focusing in part on how Rome itself was imaginatively reinvented in that period.

Schedule for the day:

December 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Join the Classics Society for their annual celebration!

November 17, 2018 - 8:00am to November 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join the thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons at the Annual Meetings 2018 in Denver!

November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to November 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

The 2018 ASOR Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, CO, from November 14th to 17th at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The Annual Meeting brings together ASOR’s vibrant academic community to present their current findings and discuss their research.

November 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

A Lecture Featuring Professor Grant Nelsestuen

Sponsored by the Classics Society 

November 2, 2018 - 8:45am

Join us for the (Re)Imagining Empire Borghesi-Mellon Workshop.

This day-long conference centers on different ways of imagining and re-imagining empire in Mediterranean antiquity, and features papers dealing with Greek, Roman, and ancient Near Eastern History.

October 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Classics Graduate Forum

Featuring student papers throughout the day.


October 26, 2018 - 5:30pm

Classics Graduate Forum Keynote Address:

Dr. Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies

University of Chicago

October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

This event features three Classics alumni who have gone on to work in a wide-range of occupations.

From graduate student to law student, from Google employee to government and non-profit work, these three former students have covered a lot of territory!

October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lecture by Brian Rose, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Excavations at Gordion

October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lecture featuring Professor K. Lawson Younger Jr., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

September 28, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

First Meeting: “Texts and Influences”

Plutarch in Byzantium is a part of the Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities.

Learn More!

September 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

The Long, Glorious, and Unfortunate Life of Pompey the Great

August 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
August 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
May 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
1-4:15 Break out sessions, Union South, room TITU
1:00-1:40 Classics, Free Speech and Contemporary Media**
Adriana Brook (Lawrence University)
May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

Starring Katherin Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Irene Papas, & Brian Blessed.

A film adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy The Trojan Women, following the dispersal of the royal Trojan women after the fall of their city. 

April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

A Lecture by Sarah E. Jackson, University of Cincinnati


April 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

A Lecture by Professor John Papadopoulos, UCLA.

April 16, 2018 - 6:30pm

Starring George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman, & Holly Hunter

A comedic retelling of Homer’s Odyssey set in 20th century Mississippi. Directed by the Coen brothers.

April 12, 2018 - 5:30pm

Join the Classics Society in welcoming Professor Greg Aldrete (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay)

March 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

A lecture by Aaron D. Rubin (Pennsylvania State University)

March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Staring Breno Mello & Marpessa Dawn

A Brazilian retelling of the myth of Orpheus, set in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. We will be watching the film in Portuguese with English subtitles.

February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

Starring Melina Mercouri & Jules Dassin

A musical film, in both Greek and English, focusing on a culture clash between a romanticizing classicist and a Greek prostitute.


February 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Join us for Ancient Bronzes as Art Objects: Roman Collectors & “Corinthian Bronzes," a lecture featuring Christopher Hallett, Professor of Roman Art with the Department of History of Art, University of California at Berkeley.

December 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Graduate students in Professor Nandini Pandey's Fall 2017 Latin seminar on "Imagining Empire" will present 10-minute versions of their final paper topics for feedback from CANES students and faculty. Please come and join the conversation; students will take your comments and questions on board in writing their final papers. Refreshments will be served. 

December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm

A Lecture by Ömür Harmansah 

Join us for the first "Reading and Writing Space" Borghesi-Mellon Workshop.

December 7, 2017 - 9:00am

Join PhD candidate Molly Harris on Thursday, December 7 for Bagels and Research hosted by The Morgridge Center for Public Service (Red Gym, Rm 154).

November 28, 2017 - 5:30pm

Join us for the Classics Society annual Fall lecture by Barry B. Powell, Bascom-Halls Professor of Classics Emeritus! What are the origins of the representation of myths in art? When does it begin? Why does it begin? What are the unique circumstances that made this tradition possible in Greek art? In this lecture Powell offers surprising answers to these perplexing questions.

November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

A lecture by Paula Gottlieb

November 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

Mary McHugh will give an interactive lecture entitled “Modern Palmeritan Markets and Street Food in the Ancient Roman World.” Sparked by a description from the Roman poet Martial, her talk will explore poetry, material culture, and comparative modern evidence to discover the street food culture

November 15, 2017 - 1:30pm

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Tshokolo Makutoane, Department of Hebrew at University of the Free State, South Africa

November 2, 2017 - 5:30pm

Join us for a lecture featuring Andrew Feldherr, Chair of the Department of Classics at Princeton.

November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to November 5, 2017 - 5:00pm

The theme for this year's linguistic conference is "Progress."

October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Presented by Brent Seales, University of Kentucky

October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Hillbilly Elegy, this year’s Go Big Read book, is a personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. Join classmates and ILS faculty and staff, including Professor Laura McClure and Teaching Assistant Amy Hendricks, to discuss the book.

Dinner will be served.

October 2, 2017 - 5:30pm

Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Presented by Professor David Gunkel, University of Northern Illinois

May 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us to celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduating seniors, graduate students, and award and scholarship winners!

Enjoy cake, ice cream, and community!!!