The theme for this year's UTM Annual Classics Seminar (UTMACS) is centre and periphery. The speakers will challenge and explore this topic from various perspectives. For those who have not yet attended a UTMACS seminar, the sessions are in two parts, consisting of (1) a lecture (1:10–approx. 2:40pm) followed, after a short break, by (2) a seminar-style discussion (3–4pm) that is centred on the ‘focus item’ specified by the lecturer.
All events take place 1-4pm in-person at UTM in Maanjiwe nendamowinan 3230, and broadcast live via Zoom (except for on February 2, which is virtual only). Further details will be announced as the information becomes available.
Zoom link and readings will be circulated one week in advance.
Schedule - Fall 2023
- Sept. 22 - Eric Csapo (Cambridge): Rivalry between Centre and Periphery in the Theatre Industry of the Fourth Century BC
- Oct. 20 - Sailakshmi Ramgopal (Columbia University): Romans as Others: Mobility, Status, and Power Abroad
- Oct. 27 - Cliff Ando (University of Chicago): Topic TBA
- Dec. 1 - Katherine Harloe (Institute of Classical Studies, London): The Beyond Notability Project: Re-evaluating Women's Work in Archaeology, History and Heritage, 1870-1950
Schedule - Winter 2024
- Jan. 26 - Dominik Maschek (University of Trier): The Dynamics of Violence in the Late Roman Republic: From the Periphery to the Centre, and Back Again
- Feb. 2 - Carrie Murray (Brock University) (virtual): Religious Worship and Mobility at the Lago di Venere Sanctuary, Pantelleria
- Mar. 1 - Tyler Franconi (Brown University): Whose Periphery? The Edges of the Roman Empire in a Global Context
- Mar. 15 - Concluding Session: Martin Revermann
A full list of seminars is available on the Department of Classics' Events Page.