UPCOMING LECTURES BY FACULTY AND AFFILIATES OF CLASSICS:
TALK BY DR. MICHAEL DIRDA ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF LANE COOPER
On Thursday, March 7, at 4 PM Dr. Michael Dirda, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author, will speak on “Classics in the Classroom: The Life, Books, and Teaching of Lane Cooper.” His talk will follow the annual initiation ceremony for the campus chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honor society for Classics. The talk will be held in the Maryland Room, 0100 Marie Mount Hall, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies.
Upcoming talks by professors:
Professor Jorge Bravo will give a talk at the Brackenridge Classics Symposium at the University of Texas, San Antonio, on “The Deaths of Opheltes: Poetic and Ritual Authority in Competition,” March 8-9, 2013. For details, see the website at http://colfa.utsa.edu/pc/bcs/. Dr. Bravo will also be giving a paper entitled "Erotic Curse Tablets from the Shrine of Opheltes at Nemea: Texts and Contexts" at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (CAMWS) in April.
Dr. Francisco Barrenechea is giving a paper at the Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore this upcoming April 6. The paper is entitled: "An Exuberant Purity: Trends in Adaptations of Greek Drama in 18th and 19th Century Mexico."
Students in the news:
Erik Shell’s "Athens Minecraft Project" has been accepted for presentation at a conference this April 5-6 on "Word, Space, Time: Digital Perspectives on the Classical World," sponsored by the by the Digital Classics Association. More information about the event can be found on the conference website
(http://www.classics.buffalo.edu/events/dcaconference/index.shtml). where a detailed conference schedule will soon be posted.
Erik Shell has also been accepted into the Agora volunteer excavation program of the American School of Classica Studies in Athens. About 35 people are chosen for this program every year. On site, volunteers do a variety of activities such as digging, washing, sifting, and basic conservation work with pottery and other found objects. The program runs from June 10th to August 2nd.