Upcoming Events

Department of Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies Spring 2023 Events: February first Dr. Katherine Lu Hsu talk, March 30th Joe Goodkin Musical Event, April 18th Doria Hughes Storytelling event. if you have questions reach out to classics@brandeis.edu

2022-2023 Events

Suppliant Stories: Euripides' Heraclidae in the era of COVID 19. With Dr. Katherine Lu Hsu from College of the Holy Cross. Wednesday, February 1st at 5:30 PM in Mandel 303. Presented by the department of classical and early Mediterranean studies.
Suppliant Stories:Euripides' Heraclidae in the Era of COVID 19 with Dr. Katherine Lu Hsu

February 1, 2023

Join us for a lecture with Dr. Katherine Lu Hsu about how Euripides' work connects to the modern-day COVID-19 pandemic.
The Blues of Achilles musical event with Joe Goodkin. On March 30th, at 5:30 PM, in Mandel 303.
Musical Performance: The Blues of Achilles with Joe Goodkin

March 30, 2023

Chicago-based musician and Classics degree holder Joe Goodkin has traveled the world as a modern bard. He has now turned his attention to Homer’s other epic poem and created a 17-song adaptation of the Iliad steeped in ancient and modern war literature as well as interviews and his experiences playing music at VA hospitals as part of recreational therapy for veterans experiencing PTSD and other related war traumas. Goodkin's first-person songs capture the horror, grief, and love that permeate the Iliad and the combat experience.

Storytelling and Myth Workshop with Doria Hughes

April 18, 2023

Stories from ancient cultures have shaped art throughout the centuries. Starting off with a storytelling performance by Doria Hughes, this event will focus on the reception of classical myths today through avenues including literature, theater, and fine arts.The event will also identify the importance of these stories in the modern age. 

Flyer for the event
The Shepherd of Hermas: New Research on the Oldest Non-Canonical Text with Dr. Angela Kim Harkins

December 1, 2022

Join us for a lecture from Dr. Angela Kim Harkins on December 12 at 2:30 PM.
Flyer for poetry event
An Evening with A.E. Stallings

November 14, 2022

Join us for an Evening With A.E. Stallings on Monday, November 14th at 5:30 PM in the Pearlman Lounge. This will be a poetry reading and lecture from renowned poet A.E. Stallings.
Archaeology Day

October 29, 2022

Please join us for our annual Archaeology Day celebrations as part of the University's Family Weekend on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We will be offering family friendly activities of an artifact touch cart and archaeology dig bins for the full two hours. We will also be hosting a speaker panel from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Summer Excavation and Research Symposium

October 14, 2022

All students are encouraged to join our annual student symposium on research, excavations, and projects from the previous summer! We will be meeting in Mandel 303 on Friday, October 14th at 12:00 PM.