The Ancient Studies Visitors Series brings two scholars to campus per year to offer a lecture and a masterclass.
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"
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?”
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com if you would like to attend.
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
Annette Reed (NYU)
Masterclass: Wednesday, February 26th at 3 p.m. (location TBA)
Lecture: Thursday, February 27th at 5:15 p.m. (location TBA)
Wouter Henkelman (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)