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Classical Charleston Lecture Series - Theodore Guérard Fund

Each year, members of the Classics faculty invite to campus visiting scholars to deliver public lectures on classical topics.  The fund established in honor of Theodore Guérard, a distinguished alumnus of the College of Charleston, assists with these events.  Classics majors are encouraged to attend the lectures and meet with the visiting scholars.

Archaeological Institute of America - South Carolina Society

The College of Charleston hosts an annual lecture series sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, the oldest and largest professional society for archaeologists in North America.  Classics students are encouraged to attend these lectures and are invited to become active members of the South Carolina Society of the AIA.

Past speakers and topics have included

The lectures of the Classical Charleston Lecture Series* are made possible by the generous support of Theodore B. Guérard and family.

Professor Stanley Lombardo, University of Kansas, “A Performance of Homer’s Iliad,” March 15, 2013

*Professor Trevor Harris, University of West Virginia, “Deep Mapping Archaeology: Qualitative GIS, Citizen Science, and Immersive Sensual Worlds,” February 21, 2013

*Professor Richard Talbert, UNC-Chapel Hill, “How Romans Saw the World through Portable Sundials,” February 21, 2013

*Professor Michael Maas, Rice University, “The Character of the Inhabitants: Environmental Theory in Classical Antiquity,” February 21, 2013

Professor Kostas Kapparis, University of Florida, “Prostitutes and Erotic Triangles in Attic Vase Iconography, February 20, 2013

Professor Alden Smith, Baylor University, “The Particulars of Posture in Roman Painting (and Poetry),” February 6, 2013

Professor Gonda van Steen, University of Florida, “Aristophanes and the Women’s Plays,” Nov. 15, 2012

Professor Roger Macfarlane, Brigham Young University, “Wm. Hawkesworth v. B.L. Gildersleeve: The Necessity of the Classics in Antebellum Charleston,” October 23, 2012

*Professor Silvia Montiglio, The Johns Hopkins University, “Is it you I Hear? Voice and Recognition in Greek Literature,” February 21, 2012.

*Professor A. J. Woodman, University of Virginia, “Tacitus and Germanicus: Monuments and Models,” February 21, 2012.

*Professor Gareth Schmeling, University of Florida, “Reading Petronius,” February 20, 2012.

*Professor Ward Briggs, The University of South Carolina-Columbia, "The Making of a Southern Classicist: Gildersleeve in Charleston, the Violet City,” February 20, 2012.

Professor Mike Parker Pearson, University of Sheffield, “Stonehenge: New Discoveries,” February 16, 2012.

Professor Steven Ellis, The University of Cincinnati, “The Roman Cult of the Right: Superstition in the (Re-)Shaping of Shop-fronts and Street Activity in the Roman World,” January 26, 2012.

Professor Doug Clapp, Samford University, “Nothing To Fear: Rumor’s Role in Cicero’s Speeches,” January 25, 2012.