Symposium: Greco-Roman Antiquity through an African Lens - Session 2

Date: 04-12-2022

Time: 09:30 AM

Location: Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room

Join us for the second session of Symposium: The View from Africa: Greco-Roman Antiquity through an African Lens!

Join us on Tuesday, April 12 in the Diffley Board Room of Bellarmine Hall for the symposium presentations and discussions. The speakers include:

  • Giovanni Ruffini, PhD, Professor of Classical Studies and History at Fairfield University, presenting Rome in the Ethiopian and Nubian Imagination
  • Jessica Lamont, PhD, Assistant Professor of Classics and History at Yale University, presenting Beta Samati & the Aksumite Empire of East Africa: from the Red Sea to the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Thelma Thomas, PhD, Associate Professor in the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, presenting The Cultural Horizons of a Watching Angel in a Wall Painting at the Monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit, Egypt
  • Andrea M. Achi, PhD, Assistant Curator in the Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presenting Ivory gods in late antique Africa: The multiple lives of wood and ivory boxes with mythological motifs and the curious case of a Nubian chest

Light refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation will start at 10:00 a.m

Seating is limited. Please register prior to the event.

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Please note: This event is in-person only and will not be live streamed. 

This event is part of the The Vincent J. Rosivach Lecture Series in Ancient Mediterranean Studies and organized by the Program in Classical Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Fairfield University. It is co-sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Art History & Visual Culture Program in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, and the Fairfield University Art Museum.

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