Old Things for New Times

A Launch Event for the Course Thread "Old Things: The Past in the Present"

Thursday, March 15th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Keynote by Hans Sluga (Philosophy): What has History to do with me?
  • Reception to follow.

Friday, March 16th, 9:00 am – 1:15 pm

  • Erich Gruen (Classics): Did Ancient Identity Depend on Ethnicity?
  • Michael Nylan (History): Money: What the Ancients knew that Moderns forget
  • Carolyn Merchant (Environmental Science): ‘For Want of a Horse’ Revisited: Thucydides’ Account of the Peloponnesian War
  • Benjamin Porter (Near Eastern Studies): Commemorating Disability in Ancient Dilmun: An Archaeology

Friday, March 16th, 2:15 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Niklaus Largier (German): Erich Auerbach and ‘Historische Topologie’
  • Daniel Boyarin (Rhetoric): On the Genealogy of Religion
  • Ramona Naddaff (Rhetoric): Painful Listening: Plato on the Use of Music Torture