Events This Week:


Archaeology Night!
Wednesday, September 19, 6:00-7:30 pm
Brooks Hall Commons



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab 

Introductory lunch
Friday, September 21, 12:00noon
Wilson 142



Archaeology Brownbag Workshop
Erika Brant, University of Virginia
"Houses for the Living, Houses for the Dead: Mortuary Feasts and Social Inequality at a Post-Collapse Andean Necropolis (AD 1000-1450)"
Friday, September 21, 4:00pm
Brooks Hall Conference Room



Identity Politics-Medieval/Modern Conference
Friday, September 21, 9:00am-5:00pm
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall

Pre-moderns. Started in 2014, the Premodern Group at UVA is a gathering of faculty and students who come together to explore salient issues of antiquity and the Middle Ages (variously construed) within a global context. We seek to advance understanding of the world before the advent of the modern era through cross-cultural conversation about society, modes of expression, philosophical systems, and belief. The Premodern Group aims to serve as a crossroads at which members of existing intellectual communities at the University can learn from one another in a fresh, innovative format. Current members come from various departments and fields, reaching from India and the Near East to Northern Europe and Greece and Rome, and Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. All members of the University are invited to participate.

Having begun as a discussion group, we maintain a website to coordinate pre-modern course offerings, advertise lectures and other events of common interest to the group, and to host a blog for the sharing of resources and other discussion. Future collaborations envisioned include visiting speakers, a conference, seminars, and joint course development.


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