Reflections from the Slave Wrecks Project’s First Decade: Towards a Transformative and Decolonizing Maritime Archaeology

by Stephen C. Lubkemann (Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University) Drawing on the work undertaken over the last seven years in places as diverse as South Africa, Mozambique, Senegal, Alabama, the Us Virgin Islands, Florida, Brazil, and Cuba (amongst others) this paper examines how the Slave Wrecks Project as an internationally […]

After Actium: Egypt in the Roman Imagination

by Molly Swetnam-Burland (Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Classical Studies, College of William and Mary) After the defeat of Cleopatra at the battles of Actium and Alexandria, there was a fascination with Egyptian culture and a taste for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking artworks in Rome. In this lecture, I will discuss objects as large […]

Ancient Graffiti and Ancient Voices: Culture and Communication Across Pompeii and Herculaneum

Public Lecture by Rebecca Benefiel, Professor of Classics, Washington and Lee University. Rebecca Benefiel is a Professor of Classics who specializes in Latin literature and Roman archaeology. Her research interests focus on the social and cultural history of the Roman Empire and Latin epigraphy. She is a supervisor for the Epigraphic Database Roma, part of […]

“New Views on an Old Temple: The Parthenon and Its Decoration”

2023 Richard Hubbard Howland Lecture, Washington, DC Society; by Professor Jenifer Neils, Professor Emerita, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis is perhaps the most readily recognizable building in the world, and during the past two millennia our understanding of it and its sculptural decoration has continued to evolve. This […]