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Students orginize first Classical Studies Colloquium

As part of their COLL 400 capstone requirement, students in the Classical Studies department have organized the first of what is expected to be a recurring event, the Classical Studies Colloquium.   Students enrolled in CLCV 401 with Prof. William Hutton  chose the theme of the event, Spectacle & Cultural Reception, solicited and evaluated abstracts for presentations at the colloquium, and organized the program and publicity.   One goal of COLL 400 is to encourage students to communicate the excitement of their research to diverse audiences.  For that reason, the colloquium is open to the public and all are invited to attend on Thursday, December 6, 4-6 pm in Morton 220.

 What follows is there description of the event and the program of speakers.

Spectacle and Cultural Reception

Spectacle & Cultural Reception
Classical Studies Colloquium

 

Join us for a celebration of student research on the manifestation of spectacle and its cultural reception in antiquity and the modern day in the inaugural Classical Studies Colloquium, organized by graduating seniors in the Department.

Program

Caroline Spurr
Gladiatorial Graffiti: A Perspective on Daily Life Outside the Arena

James Psathas
Arete and Its Memorialization through Athletics

Olivia Jameson
Breaking Down Colluthus: Performative Aspects in the Abduction of Helen

Robert Yancey
Blood on the Altar: Artemis Ortheia and the Near East

Amber Kreiensieck
Spectacle Over Scholarship