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Events


Spring 2014



The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Gold Throne of Tutankhamun
Nicholas Reeves (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required; click here to RSVP or call 212-992-7800.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Property and Power in Late Antiquity
International Late Antiquity Network, International Conference 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 2:30pm, 2nd Floor Lecture Hall
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd Floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event; please email isaw@nyu.edu to register.  For more information, click here to visit ISAW's website.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Life of the Spirit: The Chalcolithic Culture, 6500 Years Ago in the Southern Levant
Osnat Misch-Brandel (Israel Museum, Jerusalem)

Friday, June 6, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd Floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Radiocarbon and Historical Chronology of Old World History: How Reliable Are Our Dating Methods?
Manfred Bietak (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental and European Archaeology)

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Exploring Ritual in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean: Performance, Texts, and Material Culture
A workshop organized by Ian Rutherford (ISAW) and Sam Mirelman (ISAW)

Friday, May 16, 2014, 9:30am-6:30pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu

NYU's Department of Classics presents
Body and Armor: The Aesthetics of Heroic Warriors in Attic Vase Painting

François Lissarrague (L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Father and Son at the Beginning of Chinese History (ca. 1300BC)
Adam Schwartz (ISAW)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
A Symposium in Memory of Evelyn B. Harrison

Opening remarks:
James R. McCredie (ISAW) and Randolph Harrison

Speakers:
Sheila Dillon (Duke University) Roman Portrait Statuary in Athens
Rachel Kousser (Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY) Damnatio memoriae in Hellenistic Athens
Carol Lawton (Lawrence University) Asklepios in the City Eleusinion
Alan Shapiro (Johns Hopkins University) Alkamenes and Erichthonios Revisited

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
Reception to follow.

This event is open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, click here.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Ancient Near Eastern Literature: Topics, Issues, Approaches
A Workshop

Friday, May 9, 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Masters of Fire - Exploring Chalcolithic Copper Production through Excavations and Ethnoarchaeology
Thomas Levy (University of California, San Diego)

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at rsvp_isaw_lectures@nyu.edu

NYU's Department of Classics presents
Epinician vs. Oral Tradition in the Greek West

Nigel Nicholson (Reed College)

Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu


NYU's Department of Classics presents
The Olympians in the Odyssey

Bruce Heiden (Ohio State University)

Monday, May 5, 2014, 6:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Huayuanzhuang Oracle-bones in Context
A symposium organized by Roderick Campbell (ISAW)

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu
The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU presents
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein in conversation with Mark Lilla (Columbia University)

Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 7:00pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

Seating is first come, first serve. For more information, visit the website, nyihumanities.org

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Lecture
Ancient Egyptian Conviviality: A Gap in Modern Knowledge?

John Baines (Oxford University)

Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at info@arceny.com
The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Sargonic and Ur III Empires: Continuities, Differences, Innovations
Piotr Steinkeller (Harvard University)

Wednesday, April 30,2014, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor seminar room

Seating is very limited. Requests for registration must be made to isaw@nyu.edu
The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
From the Vantage of the Victory: New Research on the Nike Monument in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace
Bonna D. Wescoat (Director of Excavations at Samothrace)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NYU's Department of Philosophy presents
Essence and Modality in Aristotle

Marko Malink (University of Chicago)

Monday April 28, 2014, 1:00-3:00pm
5 Washington Place
Room 202

For more information, call 212-998-8320.
Aquila Theatre presents
A Female Philoctetes (Based on Sophocles)

Wednesday, April 16 - Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
BAM Fisher - Hillman Studio
Post performance discussions to follow.

For tickets and further information, click here or call 718.636.1400

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Temples, Orders and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece
Mark Wilson Jones (University of Bath)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Borders in the Archaeology of Pre-Classical Anatolia and the South Caucasus (BA-IA)
Lorenzo d'Alfonso (ISAW) and Karen Rubinson (ISAW)

Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:30am to 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
ISAW/The American Turkish Society Lecture
Excavations at Arslantepe/Malatya and Ayanis

Drs. Marcella Frangipane (La Sapienza University) and Mehmet Isikli (Atatürk University)

Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

To register for this event, please click here.

The NYU A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies presents
Cultural Τransition in the Μedieval Balkans: The ‘Re‐Byzantinization’ of Greece, 8th‐11th c.
Nikos Tsivikis (Institute of Mediterranean Studies [Crete])
Respondent: John Haldon (Princeton)

Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 6:00 pm
285 Mercer Street, 8th Floor

Contact hellenic.studies@nyu.edu to RSVP by April 7.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Elusive Persian Phoenix: On the Identification of the Simurgh and Khvarenah in the Art of Pre-Islamic Iran
Matteo Compareti (ISAW) 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NYU's Department of Classics presents
Sabina, the Restless Empress
T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University)

Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Sennacherib's Waterworks in Iraqi Kurdistan -- New Perspectives on Texts and Monuments
Mario Fales (University of Udine)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NYU's Department of Classics presents
Power, Profit, and Politics- Rome's 'Friends' in India and South Arabia
Michael Speidel (University of Bern)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Fifth Annual M.I. Rostovtzeff Lecture Series
Displacements: Migration, Mobility, and Material Culture in the West Mediterranean
Lecture 4: Connected Communities

Peter van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University) 

Monday, March 31, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Prehistoric Metallurgy of Xinjiang
A workshop organized by Liangren Zhang  (ISAW

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Seminar Room

Seating is limited and registration is required for this event by emailing isaw@nyu.edu

NYU's Department of Classics and the Center for Ancient Studies present
Homer
A seminar convened by Philip Mitsis (NYU)
Panelists: Pietro Pucci, Benjamin Sammons, Christos Tsaglis, Mark Buchan, Barbara Graziosi

Friday, March 28, 2014, 9:00-5:00
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)


The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Department of Classics, and the Dean for the Humanities present
The Gods of Olympus: Travel and Transformation
A talk by Barbara Graziosi (Durham University) derived from her new book, The Gods of Olympus: A History (Metropolitan Books)

Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 5:00pm
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Book-signing and reception to follow.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact ancient.studies@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
New Rituals, New Religion? Death's Dominion during the Copper Age of the Southern Levant
Yorke Rowan (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NYU's Department of Classics presents
"... et Caesarem reginam salutavit." The Importance of Egypt for Caesar's Foreign Policy
Hilmar Klinkott (Heidelberg University)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 5:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Babylonians and the Rational: Analogical Reasoning in Contexts of Rationality
Francesca Rochberg (ISAW & University of California, Berkeley)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NYU's Department of Classics presents
Shooting Guns on Roman Cities: New Perspectives on Urbanization Rate, Urban Networks and Demography in the Long Run
Marco Maiuro (Columbia University)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 12:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Fifth Annual M.I. Rostovtzeff Lecture Series
Displacements: Migration, Mobility, and Material Culture in the West Mediterranean
Lecture 3: Rural Connections

Peter van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University) 

Monday, March 24, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature and the American Comparative Literature Association present

The Sophistic Practice
A plenary panel session; part of the ACLA's 2014 Annual Meeting taking place at NYU, March 20-23, 2014.

Chair: Emanuela Bianchi (NYU)
Barbara Cassin (CNRS/Paris Sorbonne/ENS Ulm) Sophistics or How to Really Do Things with Words
Pietro Pucci (Cornell University) Euripides: Sophistic Gods Playing with Their Traditional Images
Susan Jarratt (University of California, Irvine) (White) Lies of Their Times: Sophistic Rhetoric in Heliodorus' Aithiopika

Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:20pm-4:10pm
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact ancient.studies@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Fifth Annual M.I. Rostovtzeff Lecture Series
Displacements: Migration, Mobility, and Material Culture in the West Mediterranean
Lecture 2: Going Local

Peter van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University) 

Monday, March 17, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu

The NYU Department of History presents
New Directions in the History of Political Thought with Quentin Skinner
Presentations and panel discussion by:

Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London) Classical Rhetoric as a Key to Unlock Renaissance Political Thought
Annabel S. Brett (Cambridge University) Revisiting the Relationship between History and Philosophy
Sankar Muthu (University of Chicago) On the Intellectual History of Global Connections in Enlightenment Political Thought

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

For more information, contact the History Dept. at 212.998.8600


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Exchanging Views: Cultural Interrelation in the Levantine Artistic Production in the Late Bronze Age
Anna Lanaro (ISAW)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Fifth Annual M.I. Rostovtzeff Lecture Series
Displacements: Migration, Mobility, and Material Culture in the West Mediterranean
Lecture 1: Out of Place: Migrations Past and Present

Peter van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute, Brown University) 

Monday, March 10, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Registration is required for this event at isaw@nyu.edu

NYU's Department of Classics presents
Signs, Seers, and Senators: Cicero and Nigidius Figulus on Divination
Katharina Volk (Columbia University)

Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Women in the Iron Age - Weavers of Destiny
Hrvoje Potrebica (University of Zagreb) 

Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 6:30pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Balkh: Coin Finds, Urban History, and Methodological Challenges
Stefan Heidemann (University of Hamburg)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NYU's Department of Classics presents
The Connected Oasis: Ancient Chorasmia between the Near East and the Eurasian Steppe
Fiona Kidd (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu

The NYU A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies presents
The Mosque in the Shadow of the Church(es): Early Medieval Syria and the Question of Late Antiquity
Jack Tannous (Princeton University)
Respondent: Robert Hoyland (NYU-ISAW)

Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:00pm
285 Mercer Street, 8th Floor

Contact hellenic.studies@nyu.edu to RSVP by February 24.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
What's in a Name: Signatures on Classical Gems, Ancient and Modern
Ken Lapatin (J. Paul Getty Museum)

Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Death and Decay: The Salvage of the Monuments of Ancient Egypt
Lanny Bell (Brown University)

Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Watching Them Watching Us: Learning to Look at the Earliest Monastic Portraits from Late Antique Egypt
Thelma Thomas (ISAW and IFA)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

AnimalsAntiquity.jpg.jpgThe NYU Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Animal Studies Initiative and the Department of Classics announce the

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference

ANIMALS IN ANTIQUITY

February 13-14, 2014
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

5:00pm  WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS
Matthew S. Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost, Professor of Classics,
and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies, NYU


Joy Connolly, Dean for the Humanities and Professor of Classics, NYU

5:30pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Thinking with Animals: Hybridity and the Greek Imagination
Jeremy McInerney, University of Pennsylvania

6:30pm PUBLIC RECEPTION

Friday, February 14, 2014

8:45am SESSION 1
Session Chair, Pam Crabtree, NYU

Images of Anthropomorphized Animals in Ancient Egyptian Figured Ostraca and Papyri
Jennifer Babcock, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

Tracing Identity through Pig Sacrifice: the Greco-Punic Cult of Demeter at Selinunte
Andrew Farinholt Ward, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU

10:15am SESSION 2
Session Chair, Joan Breton Connelly, NYU

Are Animals Naked? A View from Greek Art
Annetta Alexandridis, Cornell University

Comment
Patricia Johnson, Boston University

11:45am LUNCH BREAK

12:45pm SESSION 3
Session Chair, David Levene, NYU

Animals in Love: Images from Greek and Latin Literature
Craig Williams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Comment
Mark Payne, University of Chicago

2:15pm SESSION 4
Session Chair, David Sider, NYU

Intellect and Morality in Animal Emotions: Ancient and Modern Views 
Stephen Newmyer, Duquesne University
 
Comment
Dale Jamieson, NYU/Institute for Advanced Study

This conference is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center for Ancient Studies at ancient.studies@nyu.edu, or at 212.992.7978

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
News in Central Asian Archaeology and Art, a Workshop
Organized by Soren Stark (ISAW)

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 9:00am-6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

This workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required.
For more information on the program, click here.

NYU's Department of Classics presents
The Ancient Economy in World History
Sitta von Reden (University of Freiburg)

Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 5:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu
POSTPONED
This lecture will be rescheduled later this spring. Please check isaw.nyu.edu/events for updates.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
presents
Father and Son at the Beginning of Chinese History (ca. 1300BC)
Adam Schwartz (ISAW)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Gods, Temples, and Visibility: Representing Ritual in Roman State Art

Francesco de Angelis (Columbia University)

Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Archaeology of Water in Mesopotamia
Emily Hammer (ISAW)

Thursday, January 28, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Landscape and Regionalism in Old Kingdom Egypt
Deborah Vischak (Queens College)

Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.


Fall 2013


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
What Can the Peutinger Map Tell Us about Roman Cartography?

Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
The Greek East under Rome:
City Monuments and Political Ideology
Roland R.R. Smith (University of Oxford, IFA)

Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
An Introduction to Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity
Yehudah Cohn (ISAW)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Humanities Initiative presents
Measuring and Mapping Space
A Panel Discussion with: Roberta Casagrande-Kim (ISAW); Jennifer Chi (ISAW); David Hogg (NYU); Alexander Jones (ISAW); Katharina Piechocki (Harvard University)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 5:30pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


NYU's Department of Art History presents
The Annual Ritchie Markoe Scribner '75 Lecture
"Women at the Window" Cultural Boundaries, Inversion, and Translation

Irene Winter (Harvard University)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 6:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 300
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias

Roland R.R. Smith (University of Oxford, IFA); Alexander Sokolicek (IFA)

Monday, December 9, 2013, at 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Conservation and Its Contexts
Organizer: Jim Coddington, (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Speakers: Noémie Etienne (IFA); Michael Gallagher (Metropolitan Museum of Art); Fernando Dominguez Rubio (University of California, San Diego); Glenn Wharton (NYU)

Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

For a conference agenda, click here.
This conference is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


NYU's Medieval Forum presents
Vernacular Latin vs. Literary French: Literacy Training in Fourteenth-Century England

Christopher Cannon

Friday, December 6, 2013, 3:00-5:00pm
The Event Space, 244 Greene Street

Contact: Carla Thomas carlathomas@nyu.edu


NYU's Department of Classics presents
Pindar on the Sources of the Nile

Ian Rutherford (University of Reading)

Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
A Scientific Revolution Comes to Archaeology and History at Harvard
Michael McCormick (Harvard University)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis: New Evidence about the Classical Building
Tasos Tanoulos (Greek Ministry of Culture)

Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Connelly_poster_web.jpgThe NYU Center for Ancient Studies

in conjunction with

the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, the Dean for the Humanities, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Department of Art History and the Department of Classics

announces the

The Robert Foster Cherry Award Lecture

The Dynamics of Discovery: Unearthing Lost Histories of the Ancient World
Joan Breton Connelly (NYU)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 5:00pm
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science

32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Reception to follow.  For more information, please contact ancient.studies@nyu.edu






The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Heishuigo: A Transit Hub on the Prehistoric Silk Road
Liangren Zhang (ISAW)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, 2nd Floor Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Department of Classics, the Center for Ancient Studies, the College of Arts and Science, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the New York Classical Club and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States present

The Same Old Lies: Frauds, Falsehoods, and Forgeries in the Ancient World
Graduate Student Conference
Keynote Speaker: James O'Hara (University of North Carolina)

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

PROGRAM

9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Welcome and Introduction
Philip Katz, NYU and Ari Zatlin, NYU

First Panel

9:45am Critical Responses to Falsehood: The Scholiasts on Lies in the Odyssey
Michael Esposito, Cornell University

10:20am Ancient Fiction and Forgery in Antonius Diogenes
Claire Rachel Jackson, University of Cambridge

10:55am Lies, Liars, and Lyons: A Second-Century Pigeonholing of Perjurers
David W. Jorgensen, Princeton University

11:30am COFFEE BREAK

Second Panel

11:50am A Wondrous Falsehood: Deception's Role in Understanding Automata as Hellenistic Sculpture
Andrew Farinholt Ward, NYU Institute of Fine Arts

12:25pm The Lindos Chronicle: Strategies for Forging a Heroic Past in Hellenistic Rhodes
Julia Hernandez, University of Georgia

1:00pm Altered and Falsified Inscriptions in Pausanias: Local Knowledge and Imperial Identity
Chris Bingley, UCLA

1:35pm LUNCH BREAK

Third Panel

3:00pm Poetics of Response: Metafictional Polemic in Terence's Eunuchus
Goran Vidovic, Cornell University

3:35pm Manipulating the mos dialogorum: Philosophical Fiction in Cicero's Academica
Gina White, Princeton University

4:10pm Truer than Life: False or Undutiful Wills and the Veracity of the Last Testament
Daniel Walden, University of Michigan

4:45pm COFFEE BREAK

5:00pm Triumphati magis quam victi? Possible Responses to Lying and Exaggeration in Aeneid 8.
James O'Hara, University of North Carolina

6:00pm RECEPTION

For more information, please contact Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu or click here.


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
To Hell and Back: Travels and Geographies of Roman Hades
Roberta Casagrande-Kim (ISAW)

Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, NYU presents
A Conversation with Alberto Angela on The Reach of Rome: A Journey through the Lands of the Ancient Empire, Following a Coin
Alberto Angela

Monday, November 11, 2013, at 6:00pm
24 West 12th Street

This lecture is free and open to the public.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, contact: casa.italiana@nyu.edu or click here.


The NYU Humanities Initiative presents
Great New Books in the Humanities: Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism by Hala Halim
A Panel Discussion with: Hala Halim (NYU), Zachary Lockman (NYU), Mark Sanders (NYU), Helga Tawil-Souri (NYU), Karen Van Dyck (Columbia University) and Jane Tylus (NYU)

Monday, November 11, 2013, at 6:00pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Ranieri_poster_web.jpgThe NYU Center for Ancient Studies announces

The Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies

Western Sicily Revisited: An Archaeology of Cross-Cultural Encounters

Friday, November 8, 2013
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

PROGRAM

9:30am Welcome
Matthew S. Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Professor of Classics, and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies, NYU

Clemente Marconi, James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology; Director, IFA Excavations at Selinunte, IFA-NYU

10:00am Western Sicily before the Greeks: Mycenaeans and Others along the Mediterranean Seaboard
Massimo Cultraro, CNR Catania

10:45am Monte Iato: A Native Settlement in Western Sicily
Christoph Reusser, University of Zurich

11:30am Tyranny in Selinus
Nino Luraghi, Princeton University

12:15pm The Cult of Demeter at Selinunte: A Reassessment
Caterina Greco, Superintendent of Cultural Heritage of Agrigento

1:00pm LUNCH BREAK

2:00pm The Getty Hexameters
Christopher Faraone, University of Chicago

2:45pm Greeks and Non-Greeks in Selinunte between the Archaic and Hellenistic Periods: A Revision
Clemente Marconi, IFA-NYU

3:30pm Building Local Responses: Ritual Architectures in Western Sicily (8th-5th Centuries B.C.E.)
Meritxell Ferrer Martin, Stanford University

This conference is co-sponsored by the NYU Institute of Fine Arts and is being presented in conjunction with the IFA's annual report on the IFA-NYU excavations on the Akropolis of Selinunte.  That annual lecture, by Clemente Marconi, will take place on November 7 at 6:00pm at the IFA, 1 East 78th Street.

This conference is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact ancient.studies@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Archaeological Research at Selinunte
Clemente Marconi (IFA)

Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Historical Perspectives on Sumerian Vistas
Piotr Michalowksi (University of Michigan)

Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall will not be permitted once the lecture begins.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Conservation and Restoration Activities in Pergamon and Turkey
Felix Pirson (Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut – Istanbul)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The NYU A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies presents
Voting in Classical Athens: Transitions in the Formation of Judgment
Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 12:30pm
285 Mercer Street, 8th Floor

Contact hellenic.studies@nyu.edu to RSVP by October 23.

NYU's Department of Classics presents
Monkey Business in Rome: Acquiring the Animals for Galen's Anatomical Dissections
Claire Coiro Bubb (Harvard University)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 12:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503

32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Hittite Religion and Ancient Greece: Seven Types of Relationships

Ian Rutherford (ISAW)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Recent Work at Early Helladic Geraki, Laconia

Joost Crouwel (University of Amsterdam)

Friday, October 25, 2013, at 6:30pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


NYU's Department of Classics presents
What is a Province? Hispania as a Case Study
Alicia Jimenez (Brown University)

Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503

32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Writing Among the Illiterate: Modes of Text Production in Hittite Society
Theo van den Hout (University of Chicago)

Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Global Implications in Local Life: Syrian Emar and Social History
Daniel Fleming (NYU)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Center for Ancient Studies and NYU Liberal Studies announce
Why Does Formal Deductive Logic Begin with the Classical Greeks?
A talk by Michael Shenefelt (NYU) and Heidi White (NYU) derived from their new book, If A Then B: How the World Discovered Logic (Columbia University Press)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 5:00pm
726 Broadway, 6th floor lobby

Book-signing and reception to follow.

For more information, please contact ancient.studies@nyu.edu or click here to view the flyer for the event.


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Transport Amphorae and Mediterranean Trade 400-250 BCE: A View from Cyrenaica, Libya
Kristian Goransson (Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Ptolemy's Map of the World
Alexander Jones (ISAW)

Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Forgotten Kingdom of Tuwana in Central Anatolia
Lorenzo d'Alfonso (ISAW)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 6:30pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Lecture Hall

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
NYU's Department of Classics presents
Romans, Tables, and "Progress"
Andrew Riggsby (The University of Texas at Austin)

Friday, October 4, 2013, at 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503

32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Philip Katz pjk324@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Measuring and Mapping Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity
Exhibition: October 4, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00am-6:00m, Friday: 11:00am -8:00pm, Closed Monday
To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

Gallery talk: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00am: Tom Elliot (ISAW) and Roberta Casagrande-Kim (Curator)

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Galleries


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Art and Rhetoric in the Arch of Titus
Jas Elsner (University of Oxford)

Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
It's a Dog's Life: Canines in Minoan Culture

Robert B. Koehl (Hunter College)

Friday, September 27, 2013, at 6:30pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.