Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Kaneff Centre, Room 2213

Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods is designed for UofT graduate students and faculty. Please join us for this one-day workshop organized by Professor Boris Chrubasik.

The broad topic this year is Authority and Non-Conformity in the Ancient World.

10:00am-10:30am  Breakfast
10:30am-1:00pm  Session 1: Professor Neville Morley (University of Exeter)
1:00pm-2:00pm  Lunch (catered at UTM)
2:00pm-4:30pm  Session 2
7:30pm  Dinner (downtown location TBA)

Shuttle tickets will be provided for graduate students coming from UofT St. George Campus to UTM – please indicate this in your RSVP. The shuttle schedule can be found here. Click here for the UTM campus map.

Please RSVP to Jeffrey Easton by Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Please indicate if you will be attending the workshop, lunch, and downtown dinner in the evening. Please also mention any dietary restrictions.

Click here to view poster.

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The event is generously funded by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, UTM.

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Classics and the World Today 2: Authority and Non-Conformity in the Ancient World

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Instructional Centre Building, Room IB 245

Classics and the World Today 2: Authority and Non-Conformity in the Ancient World is open to all UofT students. Please join us for a public lecture by Professor Neville Morley (University of Exeter) organized by Professor Boris Chrubasik.

Reception to follow in the Kaneff Centre Rotunda. Click here for the UTM campus map.

Shuttle schedule for students coming from UofT St. George Campus to UTM can be found here.

Click here to view poster.

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The event is generously funded by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, UTM.

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Performance Piece: Lynn Kozak (McGill), “Previously…on the Iliad”

Room LI 205

Prof. Lynn Kozak will be performing an excerpt from the Iliad as part of her ongoing performance project “Previously…on the Iliad”.

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Prof. Lynn Kozak has made the translation and performance of Ancient Greek plays a standard element in her teaching of undergraduate and graduate students at McGill since 2011, putting on stage—together with student translators and actors—comedies, tragedies, and dialogues by Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Seneca, Plato, and Plautus.

Prof. Kozak uses her sabbatical leave for an exciting and public performance-based research-creation project. The FRQSC-funded “Previously On…the Iliad” explores research questions about episode construction and narrative strategies in the Iliad.

The Globe and Mail reported on her project on February 20, 2018, read the article here.

The CBC Radio’s As It Happens reported on her project on February 27, 2018, listen or read the article here.

Humanity is the Measure of All Things: A Colloquium Exploring Late Antiquity’s Intellectual and Spiritual Diversity

From Socrates’ comparison of the structure of the ideal city to the structure of the human soul all the way to Yājñavalkya’s description of the miniature world inside our heart, almost every civilization has tried to understand the world in terms of the individual human person. This is the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm, and this colloquium will discuss it using three concrete examples taken from different traditions: Neoplatonism from the Graeco-Roman world, Zoroastrianism from the Persianate world, and Buddhism the Indo-Tibetan world.  These three concrete examples with serve as an introduction for our keynote speaker, Prof. Ron Inden, who will reflect on the theoretical underpinnings of such ideas. 

Colloquium Schedule:

12:30pm–1:00pm  Matthew Watton [The doctrine of microcosm / macrocosm in Neoplatonism]

1:00pm–1:30pm  Ted Good [The doctrine of microcosm / macrocosm in Zoroastrianism]

1:30pm–2:00pm  Annie Heckman [The doctrine of microcosm / macrocosm Indo-Tibetan Buddhism]

2:00pm–2:30pm  Break

2:30pm–4:00pm  Prof. Ron Inden [Aesthesia and Anaesthesia in Vaiṣṇava Litugty and Metaphysics]

“Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods” at UTM

Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods

Please RSVP to Jeffrey Easton by Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Please indicate if you will be attending the workshop, lunch, and downtown dinner in the evening. Please also mention any dietary restrictions.

Click here to view poster.