Visitors Series

The Ancient Studies Visitors Series brings two scholars to campus per year to offer a lecture and a masterclass.


March 2022

Andrew Bauer (Stanford University)

Lecture: Tuesday, 22nd March at 6 p.m. in Sever 113
"Archives, Archaeology, and the Anthropocene: Reconciling Disparate Epistemic Foundations in a Time of Precarity"

Workshop: Wednesday, 23rd March at 3 p.m. in Boylston 103
"Ritualized Production and Cultivated Distinctions on the Early Deccan: Re-Centering Perspectives of Early Historic (ca. 500 BCE – CE 500) Indian Ocean Trade"


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October 2021

Chapurukha Kusimba (University of South Florida)

Lecture: Tuesday, 12th October at 5pm in Sever 113
“Innovation, Trade, and Leadership: State Foundings in Pre-Modern Eastern Africa”

Masterclass: Wednesday, 13th October at 12pm in Barker 133
“What Role did Climate Change and Disease Play in the Decline and Collapse of Swahili Urbanism?”

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March 2021

Lisa Raphals (UC Riverside, Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies)

Lecture: Wednesday, March 24, 4:30 p.m., "Mind-Body Dualism and the Tripartite Self"

Registration required.

Workshop: Thursday, March 25, 3–5:45 p.m. Part of the Ancient Studies graduate-student seminar: ANCSTD 201. “Oracles and Divination in the Ancient Mediterranean.” Prof. Raphals’ seminar class, “Divination and Risk in Early China and Greece: Evidence from Dodona and Shuihudi” is open to interested students (graduate and advanced undergraduate). Please write to both and if you would like to attend.

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September 2020


Eckart Frahm (Yale University)


Wednesday, September 16, 12–2:30 p.m.: Lecture & Workshop

Friday, September 18, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.: Open Conversation with Graduate Students

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February 2020

Annette Reed (NYU)


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Masterclass: Wednesday, February 26th at 3 p.m. (location TBA)

Lecture: Thursday, February 27th at 5:15 p.m. (location TBA)


October 2019

Wouter Henkelman (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)


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