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"The Futures of Classical Antiquity"

The Futures of Classical Antiquity

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Seelye Hall 106
Smith College

A one-day symposium on possible futures for Classical Studies in 21st-century America. Five speakers address the challenges facing the Classics and the Humanities in general, and offer their views on approaches and areas of inquiry that may best serve an increasingly diverse and globalized citizenry.

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Symposium Schedule

8:30-9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (Outside Seelye 106)

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Seelye 106

Joy Connolly

Joy Connolly

"Connected Classics: Research and Teaching in the Public Interest"

Provost and Senior Vice President at the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Gregory Cane

Gregory Crane

"Redefining and Supporting Classics for a Diverse America in a Global Age"

Professor of Classics and Digital Humanities, Tufts University/Leipzig University

Emily Greenwood

Emily Greenwood

"Voyaging into Old-New Worlds: Imagining the Future through the Past via Classical Receptions"

Professor of Classics, Yale University

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch (Neilson Browsing Room)

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Seelye 106

Denise McCoskey

Denise McCoskey

"'But then you read': Why Ancient Identity Matters (and how to keep it that way)"

Professor of Classics and Affiliate in Black World Studies, Miami University

Gregory Cane

Dimitri Nakassis

"Doing Archaeology in a Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities"

Professor of Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder

3:30-4 p.m.

General Discussion & Conclusions

4-5 p.m.

Reception (Neilson Browsing Room)


The symposium is free and open to the public. However, attendees are requested to register to help with planning. Lunch will be provided at no cost to those registered.

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Directions & Parking

For directions to Smith and campus maps, see Visiting Smith. On weekends visitors may park in white-lined spaces in any campus parking lot. The Green Street lot and the parking garage are close to Seelye Hall.

Hotel Accommodations

Reservations can be made by phoning the hotels. Please mention the "Futures of Classical Antiquity" symposium at Smith College in order to obtain the group rate. Both of the suggested hotels are within easy walking distance of the Smith campus.

Hotel Northampton

36 King Street, Northampton, MA 413-584-3100

30 rooms for Friday and Saturday night
Price: $155.99 (single or double), $165.99 (triple,) $175.99 (quad) + 11.7 percent room tax

Price valid until February 3, 2017. Parking is free.

Autumn Inn

259 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 413-584-7660

15 rooms for Friday and Saturday night
Price: $104 + 11.7 percent room tax

Price valid until February 3, 2017. Parking is free.

More Information

A detailed list of local accommodations can be found on the Visiting Smith page.