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Duke-UNC Classics Graduate Colloquium
April 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - April 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am
The classics departments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are hosting the 26th annual UNC/Duke Classics Graduate Colloquium, to be held April 10-12. The theme is “Inside/Outside: Approaches to the Foreigner in Ancient Greece and Rome.” Graduate students from various universities across North America will be presenting their papers, and Duke’s very own alumnus, Eric Adler (currently an assistant professor of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park) will be presenting the keynote speech, titled, “Did the Greeks and Romans Invent Racism?” In addition, a reception will be held for attendees at the Campus YMCA on Friday evening from 7-9, and Eric Adler will host a workshop on teaching race and ethnicity in the classroom on Sunday morning from 10-11 a.m.
The Saturday event will be held on the East Campus at Duke (East Duke 209), and the Sunday morning workshop will be at UNC in Room 304. Lunch will be provided to Saturday attendees. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend, and may find the keynote speech and workshop particularly useful, as both address ongoing concerns in modern-day pedagogy. The student talks also appeal to a wide range of interests, as they address various philological, historical, archaeological, and art historical aspects of the theme.
For the talks at Duke on Saturday, free parking is available across the street from East campus at Smith Warehouse, a quick 5 minute walk away from the East Duke building. Colloquium members will be happy to carpool with any students who may need transportation.
This event is sponsored by the Classics Departments of Duke University and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is funded in part by the UNC-CH GPSF, UNC-CH Graduate School, and Duke University GPSC.