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2009

  Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Dina Ramadan
Reem-Kayden Center - Room 102  5:00 pm
Dina will give a talk entitled

 Educating Egyptian Eyes:
Modern Art and the Production of an Aesthetic Subject
 
Sponsored by: Dean of the College
Contact: Cynthia L. Herchenroder  845-758-7860  herchenr@bard.edu
  Monday, May 11, 2009
First-Year Seminar Symposium
Olin Hall  4:30 pm
WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT?
REVOLUTION AND THE LIMITS OF REASON

FILM SCREENING
AND
ESSAY CONTEST AWARDS PRESENTATION



Sponsored by: First-Year Seminar
Contact: Matthew Deady  845-758-7216  deady@bard.edu
  Monday, April 6, 2009
Unearthing the Lost History of Greek Priestesses
Reem-Kayden Center  5:00 pm
JOAN CONNELLYProfessor of Classics and Art History, New York University
Director, Yeronisos Island Excavations, Cyprus

The visual culture of ancient Greece has left a record rich with information concerning the active role of women in the organization and administration of the religious life of their cities. Images from vase painting, portrait sculpture, votive reliefs, and funerary monuments, show that women were far more visible than has previously been acknowledged, an active and public force within the social, cultural, and religious arenas of their communities.  Connelly investigates the ways in which their images in architectural sculpture may reflect the ritual circulation of women in procession and dance within the sacred space, and follows women on their paths through priesthood, from their social origins and acquisition of office, to how they dressed, the rituals they performed, the political power they wielded, their systems of patronage and compensation, to how they were honored, including at death. 
Prof. Connelly is the author of
Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece (Princeton 2007)
Sponsored by: Classical Studies Program
Contact: Benjamin Stevens  845-758-7283  bstevens@bard.edu