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Events

Fall 2014


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Metal, Salt, and Horse Skulls: Elite-level Exchange and Movement in Prehistoric Southwest China
Anke Hein (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

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

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
All That Glisters Is Not Gold: EB II Mochlos in its Eastern Mediterranean Context
Tristan Carter (MacMaster University)

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:30pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5800

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

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
"I Write, Therefore I Am": Scribes, Literacy, and Identity in Early China
Armin Selbitschka (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

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

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Archaeological Research at Aphrodisias in 2014
Roland R.R. Smith (Director of Excavations at Aphrodisias; University of Oxford-NYU)
Alexander Sokolicek (Field Director of Excavations at Aphrodisias; IFA-NYU)

Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5800

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

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The History of the Ptolemaic Collection at the Brooklyn Museum
Edward Bleiberg (Brooklyn Museum)

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited; registration is required at: rsvp_exhibitions@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Forecasting Fate in Early China
Ethan Harkness (NYU Gallatin and ISAW)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

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

The NYU Classics Department presents
Sometimes They Come Back: Nero, Domitian and the Thebaid of Statius
Stefano Rebeggiani (NYU)

Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:15pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Christopher Parmenter csp351@nyu.edu


The NYU Classics Department presents
Generic Attire: Hypsipyle’s Cloaks in Valerius Flaccus and Apollonius Rhodius
Andrew Zissos (UC Irvine)

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:15pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Christopher Parmenter csp351@nyu.edu


The NYU Classics Department and the Center for Ancient Studies present
Latinfest 2014
Claudian: De Raptu Proserpinae
Participating schools: NYU, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and Princeton University

Friday, November 21, 2014
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

9:30am Coffee and Breakfast

10:00am Rutgers: Book 1, including Preface

11:00am Break

11:15am NYU: Book 2: Preface and 1-150

12:15pm Break

12:30pm University of Pennsylvania: Book 2.157-372

1:30pm Lunch

2:30pm Columbia: Book 3.1-259

3:30pm Break

3:45pm Princeton: Book 3.260-448

4:45pm Final Discussion

5:15pm
Reception

For more information contact: David Levene
The NYU Classics Department presents
The End of Sacrifice
Brent Shaw (Princeton University)

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:15pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Christopher Parmenter csp351@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The World's First Genealogy and Related Issues
Adam Schwartz (ISAW)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first served basis.
The NYU Humanities Initiative presents
Great New Books in the Humanities:
The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos by Emanuela Bianchi (NYU)

Emanuela Bianchi (NYU)
Simon Critchley (The New School for Social Research)
Claudia Baracchi (University of Milan-Biococca)
Moderator: Joy Connolly (NYU)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:00pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, click here.  For more information, contact: info@humanitiesinitiative.org

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Weights and Trade Relations between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley
Lorenz Rahmstorf (University of Copenhagen)

Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

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

The NYU Department of Art History presents
Exhibiting Interaction: Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
Joan Arnz (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 301
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

For more information, call 212.998.8180 or email: cas.arthistory@nyu.edu


The NYU Department of Comparative Literature
in conjunction with
the NYU Center for Ancient Studies
; the NYU Gallatin Fund for Classics and the Contemporary World; the College of Arts and Science, Fairfield University; Global Research Initiatives, NYU Office of the Provost; Postclassicisms; the NYU College of Arts and Science; the NYU Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Humanities Initiative at NYU; the NYU Office of the Dean for Humanities; the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; the NYU Department of Philosophy; the NYU Department of Classics; the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; and the NYU A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies
presents

POSTHUMAN ANTIQUITIES: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
organized by Emanuela Bianchi (NYU), Sara Brill (Fairfield University), and Brooke Holmes (Princeton University)

Friday, November 14, 2014: 9:40am-7:30pm, and Saturday, November 15, 2014: 10:00am-7:30pm
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

SPEAKERS
Claudia Baracchi, (University of Milan-Bicocca)
Emanuela Bianchi, (NYU)
Sara Brill, (Fairfield University)
Adriana Cavarero, (University of Verona)
Rebecca Hill, (RMIT University, Australia)
Brooke Holmes, (Princeton University)
Miriam Leonard, (University College, London)
Ramona Naddaff, (UC Berkeley)
Michael Naas, (DePaul University)
Mark Payne, (University of Chicago)
James I. Porter, (UC Irvine)
John Protevi, (Louisiana State University)
Kristin Sampson, (University of Bergen, Norway)
Giulia Sissa, (UCLA)

For more information, click here or contact the Department of Comparative Literature at 212.998.879

The NYU Classics Department presents
Vergil, Empedocles, and The Cosmic Storm
Alessandro Schiesaro (Sapienza – Università di Roma)

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:15pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Christopher Parmenter csp351@nyu.edu


The NYU A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies presents
Replaying Empire and Re(per)forming Civic Identity in 4th Century BC Athens
Johanna Hanink (Brown University)
Respondent: David Konstan (NYU)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:30-2:00pm
285 Mercer St., 8th floor

For more information contact: hellenic.studies@nyu.edu or call 212.998.3990

The NYU Department of Anthropology and the AIA New York Society present
Making Sense of Neandertals: What We Have Learned from Bones, Teeth and Genes
Shara Bailey (NYU)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30pm
NYU Department of Anthropology
25 Waverly Place

This lecture is free and open to the public; for more information contact: events@aia-nysociety.org

WarStories_webpage.jpgThe NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Aquila Theatre: YouStories Project, National Endowment for the Humanities; the Society for Artistic Veterans; and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science announces the

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference

WarStories: Ancient and Modern Narratives of War

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

5:30pm WELCOME
Matthew S. Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost, Professor of Classics, and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies, NYU

Peter Meineck, Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, NYU/Founder and Program Director, Aquila Theatre

Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator for New York (via video)

William D. Adams, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities

5:45pm OPENING ADDRESS
Telling Who We Are
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, NYU

6:15pm A FEMALE PHILOCTETES, BASED ON SOPHOCLES*
Three Passages: Aquila Theatre directed by Desiree Sanchez; music by Ralph Farris
1.The Deceit Begins: Philoctetes and Neoptolemus
2.The Fight for the Bow: Odysseus Intervenes
3.The Call to Arms: Herakles Appears

7:00pm RESPONSE
Nancy Sherman, University Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

7:15pm AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
Peter Meineck and Nancy Sherman, Moderators

7:30pm RECEPTION

The conference will be preceded by an afternoon of staged readings presented by the Society for Artistic Veterans and Aquila Theatre from 1:00-5:00pm in Hemmerdinger Hall.  Scenes from new plays written by veterans will be followed by discussion.

*A Female Philoctetes was first presented at The Brooklyn Academy of Music in April 2014, and is based on Sophocles' Philoctetes, translated by Peter Meineck (Hackett Publishing, 2014).

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

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Recent Advances in Research on Iranian and Central Asian Metalware. A Few Examples - Iranian Silver Plates from Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Iran
Frantz Grenet (Collège de France)

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited; registration is required at: isaw@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
From 'Surface' to 'Substrate': The Archaeology and Art History of Material Transfers
A conference organized in conjunction with the Mellon Research Initiative

Patricia Crown (University of New Mexico)
Rebecca Farbstein (University of Southampton)
Olivier Gosselain (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Jonathan Hay (NYU-IFA)
Erma Hermens (University of Glasgow)
David Killick (University of Arizona)
Clemente Marconi (NYU-IFA)
Michele Marincola (NYU-IFA)
Marcos Martinon-Torres (University College London)
David Wengrow (University College London)

Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5800

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

NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study presents
Theater at Gallatin: Roman Tragedies Festival

Performances of Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra
November 6-16, 2014
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place

For reservations and more information, visit the Gallatin events webpage: gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2014/11/romantragediesfestival.html

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Lure of Gold and Iron: China and the Steppe in the First Millennium BC
Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford)

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited; registration is required at: isaw@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Portraits of the Ptolemies: Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs
Paul E. Stanwick (Independent Scholar)

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited; registration is required at: rsvp_exhibitions@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Identifying with the "Other": Dining with Painted Pygmies in Pompeii
Caitlin Eilis Barrett (Cornell University)

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5800

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

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5800

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

The NYU Classics Department presents
The Case for Using "Race" in Classical Studies (Twenty-Five Years after Black Athena)
Denise Eileen McCoskey (Miami University)

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Christopher Parmenter csp351@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
On the Waterfront at Giza: Workers’ Town and Pyramid Port – Latest Discoveries
Mark Lehner (Boston University)

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:30pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first served basis.
The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Life in a Multicultural Society: The Jewish Community of Elephantine in Egypt under Persian Rule
J.H.F. Dijkstra (University of Ottowa)

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited; registration is required at: rsvp_exhibitions@nyu.edu

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
The Galenic Origins of the Modern Science Textbook
Claire Bubb (ISAW)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

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

The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
WHEN THE GREEKS RULED EGYPT:
From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra


October 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

For more information about this exhibition, please visit ISAW's website: isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions

The NYU Classics Department presents
Mobility, Migration, and the Emergence of the Polis: Critical Approaches to Greek Colonization
Irad Malkin (Tel Aviv University)

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

Contact: Christopher Parmenter csp351@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents
Who Signed What? Artists and Signatures in Ancient Greece
Jeffrey Hurwit (University of Oregon)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00pm
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5800

This lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
Oasis Magna: Kharga and Dakhla Oases in Antiquity
Organized by Roger Bagnall (ISAW) and Gaëlle Tallet (University of Limoges)

Friday and Saturday, September 19-20, 2014
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

This conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.  To register, email: isaw@nyu.edu
To view the conference program, click here

The NYU Classics Department presents
Divine Institutions: Religion and State Formation in Mid-Republican Rome
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Columbia University)

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 503
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Contact: Christopher Parmenter csp351@nyu.edu


The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents

Vespasian at Play: 74 AD
Theodore Buttrey (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:00pm
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, Second Floor Lecture Hall
212.992.7800

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



Upcoming Events - Spring 2015


The NYU Center for the Study of Human Origins and the Center for Ancient Studies sponsor

Movement: The 7th Annual North American Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference
Taking place at NYU, May 22-24, 2015

Details and program to be announced.

For more information, please contact Dr. Pam Crabtree at pc4@nyu.edu


The New York Classical Club presents

Classical New York: Greece and Rome in NYC's Art, Architecture, and History
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 11:00am-6:00pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair access)

Details and program to be announced.

For more information, please contact nyclassicalclub@gmail.com


The NYU Institute of Fine Arts and the Center for Ancient Studies along with the European Commission Research Executive Agency, the Seventh Framework Programme Marie Curie Actions, the Alma Mater Studiorum. Università di Bologna, the Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, campus di Ravenna, and the Association for Coroplastic Studies announce

A Conference on Archeomusicology:

Representations of Musicians in the Coroplastic Art of the Ancient World: Iconography, Ritual Contexts and Functions
Organized by Clemente Marconi (NYU-IFA) and Angela Bellia (NYU-Università di Bologna)

Details and program to be announced.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall
212.992.5800

For more information, click here.