Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Special Events

Spring 2016

January

  • 4-6 January: Second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Berkeley, CA. Loyola University Chicago speakers include Laura Gawlinski, "Epigraphic Corpora and Greek Religion: What's Sacrae about Leges Sacrae?"
  • 6-9 January: Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco, CA. Loyola University Chicago speakers include Laura Gawlinski, "Theorizing Religious Dress" (part of the AIA colloquium, Thoughts for Raiment: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Dress and Adornment in Antiquity), and Brian Lavelle, co-organizer (with Ellen Millender, Reed College) of the SCS panel "The Constitutional Debate in Herodotus: From the Inside Out."

February

  • 11 February (Thursday): Michael Dietler, University of Chicago, presents "Dionysos Comes to Gaul—Wine, Culture, and Colonialism in the Ancient Mediterranean" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 21 February (Sunday): Classics Club outing to The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. 2:00-5:00pm, Field Museum.
  • 22 February (Monday): Initiation of new members of Iota Kappa, Loyola's chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national collegiate honorary society for students of ancient Greek and Latin, and celebration: all friends of Classics are invited! 4:30pm, Crown Center 530. Refreshments will be served.

March

  • 10 March (Thursday): Elena Boeck, Associate Professor, DePaul University, presents "From Piety to Depravity: Legacies of Three Byzantine Empresses" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 21 March (Monday): Elizabeth Vandiver, the Clement Biddle Penrose Professor of Latin and Classics, Whitman College, presents "Troy, Trenches, and Trauma: Great War Survivors in Richard Aldington’s Poetry and Novels." 5:00pm, Crown Center 530, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.
  • 22 March (Tuesday): Exitium Caesaris! Commemorate the Ides of March with this performance of the death of Caesar presented in Latin. 5:30, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow.

April

  • 7 April (Thursday): Jenifer Neils, Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts, Case Western University, presents "Seeing the Parthenon Frieze through Greek Eyes" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 10 April (Sunday): Josiah Ober, Stanford University, presents "Democracy and Knowledge: Lessons from Classical Athens" for the National Hellenic Museum. 2:30-5:00pm. Tickets $5 students/ $10 members/ $15 non-members.
  • 14 April (Thursday): John Seiradakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, presents "The World's Oldest Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism" for the National Hellenic Museum. 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets $5 students/ $10 members/ $15 non-members.
  • 28 April (Thursday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, 4:15pm, Crown Center 141. Friends and supporters most welcome. To be followed by the Departmental Honors Convocation and End-of-Term Party, 5:30pm, Crown Center 530.

 MAY

  • 5 May (Thursday): Dimitri Liakos, Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University, presents "Resurrecting Queen Helen of Sparta and Princess Helen of Troy: A Case of Seduction, Abduction, and Destruction" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).

 

Exhibits and Performances

  • now through 10 April 2016: The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. This major new exhibition of Greek antiquities (some never previously exhibited outside of Greece), are displayed at Chicago's Field Museum through collaboration with the National Hellenic Museum.
  • now through 11 September 2016: Persepolis: Images of an Empire. Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago. This new exhibition will give visitors a rare glimpse inside the ancient city of Persepolis. It includes archival photographs and a new multi-media presentation that document an astounding imperial complex of palaces constructed by the Persian kings Darius, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes I and III, who ruled between 522 and 338 BC in today’s southwest Iran.
  • now through August 2016: Aegean: Creation of an Archipelago. National Hellenic Museum, Chicago. Dive beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea and rediscover its literally groundbreaking history, strewn with extinct civilizations, volcanic eruptions, tectonic shifts and changes and island formations and mythical figures. In addition to its scientific and educational character, this exhibition inspires visitors with the beauty of the Aegean and the power of its landscape, attracting and appealing to a broad audience.
  • 6 April: Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. Chicago Opera Theater.

 

Recent Department Events

September 2015

  • 10 September (Thursday): Student book sale and beginning of semester party! 5:00pm, Crown Center 572 (Classical Studies Department Library), Lake Shore Campus. Hosted by the Classics Club.

October 2015

  • 15 October (Thursday): Laura Gawlinski, Associate Professor and Chair of Classical Studies, Loyola University Chicago, presents "Engaging History: The Athenian Agora Museum in the Stoa of Attalos" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 28 October (Wednesday): Dramatic performance of Seneca's Thyestes. Furibunda Productions, Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago. 5pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus.

November 2015

  • 12 November (Thursday): John Makowski, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Loyola University Chicago, presents "Dionysus and His Maenads: Myth and Cult" for the Classical Arts Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. 6:00-7:00pm, Morton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago. Lecture free with museum admission (admission is always free with Loyola student ID).
  • 30 November (Monday): Humanism of Antiquity Oral Demonstration, Dumbach 233, 4:15-5:30pm. Friends and supporters most welcome. To be followed by the Departmental End-of-Term Party, Crown Center 572 (Department Library), 5:30-7:00pm.

April 2015

  • 13 April (Monday): Joe Goodkin performs his Odyssey, sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies. This 30-minute performance of original music retells Homer's Odyssey through 24 short songs and will be followed by discussion and a reception. Joe Goodkin is a professional musician in Chicago and was a classics major at the University of Wisconsin Madison. 5-6:30pm, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Lake Shore Campus.

October 2014

  • 16 October (Thursday): Ellen Millender, Professor, Reed College, presents "Greece's Bad Girls: Female Education, Initiation, and Sexual Mores in Classical Sparta" for the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago. 7:00-8:00pm, Crown Center Auditorium, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Departments of Anthropology and Philosophy, and the Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program.
  • 17 October (Friday): Ellen Millender, Professor, Reed College, leads a seminar, "Νόμιμα ἀρχαιότροπα καὶ ἄμεικτα:  Thucydides' Conceptual Alienation of Sparta" for the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago. 4:00pm, Crown Center 530A, Lake Shore Campus. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Departments of Anthropology and Philosophy, and the Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program.


This file last updated 22 March 2016 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.