2021-2022 Program

Come learn about new discoveries, new treasures, and new ideas! All lectures are free and open to the public, so why not join us for an afternoon?
 
 

Upcoming Lectures

Stay tuned for an announcement of our 2021-2022 program!


Complete Lectures

 

Title: The Collecting of Classical Antiquities by the Nazi Elite

Speaker: Irene Bald Romano (Univeristy of Arizona)

Date: October 3, 2021

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Zoom (online)

Poster: click here


Title: Syracuse, Empire in a City: An Archaeology of Magna Graecia’s Unwilling Immigrants

Speaker: Tim Sorg (University of Oregon)

Date: 17 October, 2021

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Zoom (online)

Poster: click here

Summary: click here


Title: Heroes on the Move: Greek Heroes in the Hellenistic World

Speaker: Amanda Herring (Loyola Marymount University)

Date: 7 November, 2021

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Zoom (online)

Poster: click here


Title: Dining at the Grave: Life and Death in Ealy Byzantine Sicily at Punta Secca (RG)

Speaker: Roger Wilson (University of British Columbia)

Date: 18 March 2022

Time: 16h00 (4:00pm)

Location: 70 Laurier East; Room 509

Abstract: click here


Philippianus and his Late Roman Estate: Recent Excavations at Gerace, Central Sicily

Speaker: Roger Wilson (University of British Columbia)

Date: 20 March, 2022

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: 70 Laurier East; Room 509

Abstract: click here


Title: When Ancient Meets Modern: Student Work at the University of Ottawa’s Museum of Classical Antiquities

Speaker: Chloé Storm and Nigel Klemenčič-Puglisevich

Date: 10 April 2022

Time: 14h00 2:00pm)

Location: Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa (55 Laurier Avenue East)

Zoom: We wil also be hosting this via Zoom. Please email aiaottawachapter@gmail.com for the link


Title: The Archaeology of Sicily in the Classical Age: War, Powers, Society

Speaker: Stefania De Vido

Date: 8 May 2022

Time: 14h00 (2:00pm)

Location: Hamelin Hall (formerly the Arts building)

Room: 509

Abstract: In Sicily in the Classical Age the interaction of war and power changed the organization of city spaces and rural landscapes. To understand the dynamics of local populations, armies and mercenaries, Dr. de Vido will examine the cases of the coastal cities of Syracuse, Selinus and Himera. She will pay special attention to the interior Elymian/Campanian city of Entella as an example of the effects of war and the force of the Greek model in the poltical and diplomatic life in a non- Greek community. Systematic pillaging, rural settlements (with military and economic functions) and mixed sites reveal a kind of hybridization as a result of war. Although difficult to analyze, they are surely a key ingredient in the changes of the island also in the perspective of the Roman provincia.

Stefania De Vido’s C.V.:  I studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici di San Marino. I’m Associate Professor in Greek History at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; I’m Deputy Director of the Department of Humanities and vice coordinator of the PhD Program in Antiquity (University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Udine, Trieste).

I’m the contact person for Erasmus exchanges with the Universities of Paris Nanterre and Hamburg, and for the Master Double Degree Ca’ Foscari/Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès. I carried out evaluation activities for the FWF Austrian Science Fund and for ERC; I’m an evaluator for HCERES. I have organised and co-organised conferences and seminar cycles; I have been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences and seminars.

My research focuses on: the history of Sicily from archaism to the roman age, with particular interest in inter-ethnic dynamics and in the figures and forms of political power; political and social history of the archaic and classical Greek world; Greek historiography (in particular Herodotus, Thucydides and Diodorus Siculus), Greek epigraphy.