Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Information Session: Intensive Beginning LatinOlin Language Center 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Basic Intensive Latin in Spring 2016 is designed for students with no experience with Latin, to read authors such as Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, and Augustine in the original language after one semester's intensive work (8 credits).
Come and find out more about the course from the teaching team! Students considering taking Basic Intensive Latin in the Spring are strongly encouraged to attend or to contact Prof. Curtis, email@example.com, Aspinwall 309.
Monday, September 28, 2015
The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities at Bard CollegeMary Beard, Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge
Last Words: Roman Epitaphs and Their “Afterlife”
Olin Hall Renowned Classics scholar Mary Beard will pressent lectures on Roman epitaphs and will explore the Roman sensibilities they reveal as well as the part they played in early museology and Victorian fiction. The talks are free and open to the public.
The Arts of Commemoration:
The 2,000-Year History of the Tomb of the Scipios
Monday, September 28th at 5 p.m.; reception at 4:30 p.m.
“Stop a while, traveler, and listen to me” Popular Culture, Grave Humor, and Talking to the Dead
Tuesday, September 29th at 5 p.m.; reception at 4:30 p.m.
She Stayed at Home and Worked Her Wool: How to Remember a Roman Woman
Wednesday, September 30th at 5:45 p.m.; reception at 5:15 p.m.
A fourth lecture will be given at The Morgan Library & Museum on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m. titled Grave Words: Reconstructing a Roman Tomb From the Appian Way to Laurel Hill, Philadelphia. Tickets for this event are $15; $10 for members and Bard College affiliates; free for students with valid ID.
Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Open Seminar: The Syrian Challenge and European UnionOlin, Room 202 Join a conversation about the Syrian challenge and the European Union facilitated by Nesrin McMeekin and Greg Moynahan.
This event is sponsored by Bard Model United Nations and The Center for Civic Engagement.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships Information SessionOlin 102 Interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholarship, a Watson fellowship, or another postgraduate scholarship or fellowship? This information session will cover application procedures, deadlines, and suggestions for crafting a successful application. Applications will be due later this month, so be sure to attend one of the two information sessions!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex: The Invention of Heterosexuality in Ancient RomeAnthony Philip Corbeill
Olin, Room 102 This talk explores how the daily use by Latin speakers of a single linguistic category—grammatical gender—cultivates a sensitivity to the role of biological sex in Roman perceptions of both the human and more-than-human realms. The presentation has four parts: first, a demonstration that ancient scholars viewed grammatical gender as intricately connected with biological sex, even in the case of inanimate nouns; next the ways in which an awareness of this identification of grammar with biology enhances appreciation of Roman poetry; third, how the Romans imagined their earliest gods; and, finally, Roman attitudes toward human hermaphrodites and their visual representation. No knowledge of Latin, or of ancient Rome, is necessary.
A Lecture by
Anthony Philip Corbeill
Professor of Classics, University of Kansas
Blegen Research Fellow, Vassar College