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Past Events

Nov
15
2019

Tour of Block Museum

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Join us for a tour of Classics-related works in the Block Museum of Art with Assistant Curator of Collections, Essi...

Nov
7
2019

“Classics and Social Class, 1689-2019”

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Professor Edith Hall (King’s College), will present the talk “Classics and Social Class, 1689-2019” as part of the #ClassicsNow: The...

Oct
18
2019

Making Classics Public

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Join us for "Making Classics Public," with Professor Sarah Bond (U Iowa) and Dr. Donna Zuckerberg for the talk, "Making...

Jun
6
2019

Anthropology Four-Book Party

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Department

Celebrate the release of four new books by anthropologists: Robert Launay: Savages, Romans, and other Despots: Thinging about Others from Montaigne...

May
22
2019

An Iranian Assyria

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Richard Payne (University of Chicago) lectures on "An Iranian Assyria: Empire, Religion, and Social Change in Late Antiquity" Organized by the...

May
20
2019

Plato on the Nature of Rule

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Melissa Lane (Princeton) lectures on "Plato on the Nature of Rule" Organized by Political Theory Colloquium 

May
3
2019

Equine Poetics

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Lecture by Ryan Platte on his book "Equine Poetics"

Apr
5
2019

Censorship and Self-Censorship in India

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture By Wendy Doniger, Professor Emeritus of the History of Religions at the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations,...

Feb
6
2019

Caravans of Gold Guided Tour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Take a guided tour of the Block Museum's exhibit Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval...

Feb
5
2019

Iopas, Vergil's Phoenician Bard

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Andrea Rotstein (Tel Aviv University), will present "Iopas, Vergil's Phoenician Bard."  Organized by the Classical Receptions Workshop.

Feb
4
2019

The Invention of Chaos

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Glenn Most (U Chicago), will present his talk, "The Invention of Chaos," organized by the Classical Receptions Workshop.

Jan
29
2019

The Invention of Chaos

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Professor Glenn Most (U Chicago), will present his talk "The Invention of Chaos" as part of the Classical Receptions Workshop.

Jan
18
2019

Panel on Aristotle

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Edith Hall (King's College London) and Richard Kraut (Northwestern) discuss Aristotle. This event is organized by the Graduate Classics Cluster.

Nov
16
2018

Intelligibility, Intelligence, and Insight

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Sean Kelsey (Notre Dame) will discuss Aristotle's psychology. This event is organized by the Ancient Philosophy Workshop Series.

Nov
2
2018

Panel on Ancient Law

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Northwestern's Global Antiquities Group presents a Panel on Ancient Law. 

Oct
26
2018

Classics Social

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

This social is a chance to network with Classics faculty and peers, catch up on the latest Classics news, and...

Oct
24
2018

Chiraq Screening

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

The Classics department will be showing Chiraq, Spike Lee's adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata. This adaptation, set in Chicago, is one...

Oct
19
2018

Plato's Philosophy: Eros, Polis, Cosmos

All day, sponsored by NU Ancient Philosophy Workshop

A conference sponsored by the Chicago Area Consortium in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy. For more information, visit https://erospoliscosmos.wordpress.com/.

Sep
24
2018

Weinberg Academic Directions Fair

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Considering Classics as a Major or Minor? Visit our table at the Weinberg Academic Directions Fair.

Feb
16
2018

Weeping Heraclitus and Laughing Democritus

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Glenn Most, University of Chicago, will present “Weeping Heraclitus and Laughing Democritus,” as part of the Classical Receptions Workshop. The opposition...

Feb
2
2018

Old and New Materialisms and Greek Tragedy

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Edith Hall, of Kings College London, will present the lecture: “Old and New Materialisms and Greek Tragedy.”

Feb
1
2018

Classicist Foremothers and Why They Matter

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Edith Hall, of Kings College London, will present the lecture: "Classicist Foremothers and Why they Matter."

Dec
8
2017

Workshop with Helma Dik

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Classics will host a workshop with Helma Dik, U Chicago, about Latin and Greek texts in Perseus 

Nov
10
2017

Why Tragic Playwrights Love to Hate Tyrants

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Professor Paul Woodruff, University of Texas at Austin, will present his talk "Why Tragic Playwrights Love to Hate Tyrants" as...

Sep
26
2017

Classics, Greek, and Latin Information Session

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Insterested in studying ancient Rome and Greece at Northwestern? Learn about the Classics, Greek and Latin major and minor programs...

Nov
4
2016

New and Old Legal Curse Tablets from Athens

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Department of Classics Brown Bag talk: New and Old Legal Curse Tablets from Athens, by guest speaker Zinon PapakonstantinouAssociate Professor of...

Oct
21
2016

On the Poetics of Redundancy in Vergil’s Aeneid

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Professor Andrea Rotstein, from Tel Aviv University, will present her talk: On the Poetics of Redundancy in Vergil’s Aeneid. Taking a...

Dec
4
2015

The Renaissance (In)Humanism of Angelo Poliziano

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

William N. West, of Northwestern University, will present his talkThe Renaissance (In)Humanism of Angelo Poliziano, as part of the Department...

Oct
30
2015

Medea and Circe in Apollonius’ Argonautica

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Cecilia Cozzi, of Trento University, Italy, will present her talk Medea and Circe in Apollonius’ Argonautica, as part of the...

Oct
16
2015

Commenting on Iliad 1

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Professor Seth Schein, of University of California, Davis, will present "Commenting on Iliad 1."

Feb
17
2015

Lupercarnivalia

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Students - Join us for Lupercarnivalia, Lupercalia (ancient Roman Holiday associated with St. Valentine's day), Mardi Gras and Canrival mash-up....

Jan
9
2015

Socrates Now

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

The Department of Political Science and the Interdisciplinary Clsssics Cluster in Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences present an encore...

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