The Colloquium will take place on Saturday, February 26 in 108 Clark Hall, with a reception to follow in the Mural Room.

Breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the hallway outside of 108 Clark Hall, with the first set of graduate student papers to follow at 9:30 a.m.

A Tale of Two Cities: Homeric Ephyra and Corinthian Identity in the Archaic Age
Jay Fisher (Department of Classics, Princeton University)

Using the Past to Undermine the Present: Tracing the Rhetoric of Liberation throughout Thucydides's History
Aaron Chait (Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University)

Contesting the Lessons of the Persian War
Bernd Steinbock (Classics Department, University of Michigan)

Orientalist Discourse Materialized: The Role of Archaeology in the Construction of Modern Turkish Identity
Ufuk Soyoz (University of Texas, Austin)

There will a lunch break, followed by the keynote address at 1:30 p.m.

Archaeology and the Politics of Origins: The Search for Pyramids in Greece
Mary R. Lefkowitz

The second set of graduate student papers will follow after a short break.

Tenuere Tamen Arcem Sabini: Tarpeia, Ethnic (Re)Imagination, and the Social War
Bill Short (Classics Department, University of California, Berkeley)

Augustine the Non-Augustan: Vergilian Exempla and Theodosius in the City of God
Brian Dunkle, S.J. (Canisius College Jesuit Community)

A Program of Imperial Recovery: Ammianus and Julian as Students of History
Robert Chenault (University of Michigan)


The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, VA, 110 miles southwest of Washington D.C. and 68 miles west of Richmond.

The city of Charlottesville is served by five airports:

The Amtrak station, served by two daily trains, is conveniently located one half-mile from the University.

Other details:

Housing can also be arranged with graduate students. Please email Justin Carreker for details.

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