Coming of Age with John Oakley: A Celebration

Please join the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William & Mary for a symposium celebrating John Oakley’s illustrious forty-year career as a scholar, educator, and colleague.  Speakers will include Prof. Oakley’s colleagues and former students:

  • 9.00 am: Coffee and pastries
  • 9:15 am: The Honorable Paul Freiling (W&M 1983), Mayor of Williamsburg: Introduction
  • 9.30 am: Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University: "Syriskos: Potter, Painter, Athenian Patriot"
  • 10.30 am: Mark Lawall (W&M 1988), University of Manitoba: “Dionysos on the François vase again: Amphoras and early Archaic feasting”
  • 11.30 am-1.30 pm: Break for Lunch
    At this time, symposium attendees are also invited to attend the Classical Studies Colloquium, with presentations by graduating seniors in the department, which will occur in the same location.
  • 1.45 pm: Hallie Franks, NYU-Gallatin School: “The World Underfoot: Mosaics in the Greek Symposium”
  • 2.45 pm: Seth Pevnick, Cleveland Museum of Art: “LYKOS KALOS: Beyond Youthful Beauty”
  • 3.45 pm: Maura Brennan (W&M 2015), University of Cincinnati: “Landscapes of Figured Pottery”
  • 5.00-7.00 pm: Reception at the W&M School of Education building, open to the public

The date of the Symposium is Saturday, April 13, 2019.  All the talks will take place in Trinkle Hall on the William & Mary campus.

Click HERE for a map showing the locations of the symposium and the reception, and for futher information contact Georgia L. Irby, Chair of the Department of Classical Studies: 757-221-2160; glirby@wm.edu.