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January 2015

The Field School Forum

January 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gardner 105 NC 27599 United States

Tar Heel Archaeological Society Presents:The Field School Forum Jan 28, 2014 6:30 pm Gardner 105 Come out and explore the possible options for summer excavations by talking to site directors and students who have experienced the excavations first hand. Whether it is near home in North Carolina or half way across the world in Crete - we have several possibilities open for those who are interested in a different type of study abroad. For information and to join the event please visit…

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Asa Eger Lecture

January 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murphey Hall 112, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Please join us for a lecture Thurs., Jan. 29 by Asa Eger, entitled “The Fortress of the Figs: A Fortified Waystation on the Islamic-Byzantine Frontier in Turkey”. This lecture is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America - Triangle Society, and will take place at 5 pm in Murphey 112 on the UNC-CH campus. Prof. Eger (UNC-Greensboro, Department of History) is the author most recently of “The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier: Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities” (I.B. Tauris, 2014)…

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February 2015

Microtalk: Janet Downie

February 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our newest faculty member, Janet Downie, will present a short presentation of her research at UNC's Microtalk series at 3 p.m. Mon., Feb. 9 in University Room, Hyde Hall. Prof. Downie specializes in Greek prose, and will lecture on "The Heroic Landscapes of Imperial Asia Minor." New Faculty Microtalks are hosted by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Each presenting new faculty member gives a five to seven minute lecture on their research. The greater aim of the sessions…

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Classics Lecture: David Konstan

February 11, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Murphey 105, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Please join us 6:15 p.m. Wed., Feb. 11 for a lecture by David Konstan, titled "The Freedom to Feel Grateful: The View from Classical Antiquity" in Murphey 105. The New York University professor of Classics focuses on ancient Greek and Latin literature and classical philosophy, publishing diversely on emotions and value concepts in comedy and the novel and even ancient physics and atomic theory. Some of his most recent works include Beauty: the fortunes of an ancient Greek idea (2014),…

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Duke Lecture: David Konstan

February 12, 2015 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
012 Westbrook Building, 403 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
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In addition to his lecture at UNC, David Konstan, professor of Classics at New York University and emeritus professor of Classics at Brown University, will be lecturing at neighboring Duke University on a different topic, "Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea," 5:15 p.m. Feb. 12 at 0012 Westbrook Building. A reception will follow. The event is sponsored by The Onassis Foundation and University Seminars Program.

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Yann Berthelet Lecture

February 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Murphey 104, 204 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Please join us for a lecture by Yann Berthelet 6 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 26 in Murphey 104. Prof. Berthelet joins us from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, and will discuss "Sacrum facere: Consecratio and Sacrifice in Rome." A light reception will follow.

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