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Pramit Chaudhuri, University of Texas at Austin  
"Fall Guys and Mock Epics: 'Atheism' from Lucretius to Milton"
Monday, October 19, 2:00pm
Virtual: email Inger Kuin ( to register and receive link

Conference: Women's Voice in Latin Literature  
Saturday, October 24, 12:00-2:30pm
Virtual: Zoom
Meeting ID: 993 3562 8273
Passcode: 230354

In this inaugural event of the interdisciplinary initiative “The Siren Project: Women’s Voice in Literature and the Visual Arts,” Jessica Blum-Sorensen, Caitlin Gillespie, Sarah McCallum, and Laura Zientek will guide us through a discussion of the role of women in the Early Roman Empire. We hope to see you there! 

12:00 Welcome and Introduction

12:10 Sarah McCallum (University of Arizona)
           “Female Expressions of Desire in Vergil’s Aeneid”
12:35 Laura Zientek (Reed College)
           “Tot rerum vox una fuit: Prophecy through Women’s Voices in Lucan’s Civil War”

1:00 Break

1:10 Jessica Blum (University of San Francisco)
         “The Future is Female: Circe’s Songs and Rome’s (His)tory”
1:35 Caitlin Gillespie (Brandeis University)
         “Body Language: Women’s Movements in the Early Roman Empire”

2:00 Final Discussion


Archaeological Institute of America Joukowsky Lecture
Julie Hruby, Dartmouth College
"Using ugly pottery to understand elite Mycenaean cuisine"
Thursday, November 12, 5:30pm
Virtual: Zoom link TBA

Jackie Murray, University of Kentucky
"Apollonius and Callimachus and the Poetics of Controversy"
Thursday, November 12
details TBA
Virtual: coordinated by Ivana Petrovic

Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture
Sonia Alconini, University of Virginia
“Cuisine, Identity and Status Negotiations in the Eastern Inka Imperial Fringes”
Friday, November 13, 4:00pm
Virtual: Zoom link TBA

Ali Rizvi
"The Recent Rise of Secular Thought in the Muslim World"
Wednesday, November 18, 5:00pm
Virtual: coordinated by Inger Kuin

Archaeological Institute of America Hanfmann Lecture
A. Asa Eger, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Thursday, March 25
Details TBD