Events This Week:


Stocker Lecture
Christina Kraus, Yale University
"Livy’s Faliscan Schoolmaster"
Tuesday, March 19, 5:00pm
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall



McIntire Lecture Series
Simon Rettig, Freer | Sackler Galleries
"Sultan Ahmad Jalayir and his Manuscripts: New Directions in Persian Arts of the Book around 1400"
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 PM
Campbell Hall, Room 160



Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab 
Cornelia Horn, Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg
"Refractions of Revelations and Sacred Books at the Intersection of Christian Oriental Traditions and Early Islam"
Friday, March 22, 12:00pm
Wilson 142



Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture
Ethan Gruber, American Numismatic Society
Renee Gondek, University of Mary Washington
Tyler Jo Smith (in absentia), University of Virginia
“Kerameikos.org: A Network Science Approach to the Study of Greek Pottery”
Friday, March 22, 4:00pm
Brooks Hall Conference Room
Light refreshments provided 

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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