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Guest Speakers and Department Lectures, 2017-18

Rutledge Memorial Lecture

The Thirtieth Rutledge Memorial Lecture was given by Sharon James, professor of classics at UNC Chapel Hill, "Learning about Women's Lives from New Comedy" (Sept. 24, 2018). Professor James also discussed her work in Professor Westerhold’s class on classical drama in translation and in Professor Collins-Elliott’s course on the history of the Roman Republic.

Rutledge Archaeology Lecture

The Eleventh Harry C. Rutledge Memorial Lecture in Archaeology was given by Sahar Saleem of Cairo University, discussing her work in paleoradiology, “Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies,” November 27, 2017. Saleem also discussed her work in Professor Collins-Elliott’s new class on Pompeii.

Haines-Morris Lecturers

The Haines-Morris Distinguished Lecture fund supported three lecturers on philological topics and supported extra classes and enrichment opportunities for our students from lecturers who participated in the program of the East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. These guests were:

  • Joseph Day, Wabash College, "Elegy into Epigram: Why Elegiac Meter Became Dominant in Archaic Inscribed Epigram" (March 21).
  • Kathleen Mavournin, "The Odyssey in Appalachia: a Storytelling Event" (April 6).
  • Alden Smith, Baylor University, "Through an Epicurean Lens: socii et amici in Aeneid 1" (April 16).

Visitors to the Department sponsored by AIA/ETS

(*marks AIA Lecturers who provided extra instruction and enrichment for our students as Haines-Morris Lecturers)

*Andrea De Giorgi (Florida State University) gave the AIA Kershaw Lecture in Near Eastern Archaeology, “Antioch the Great: An Elusive Metropolis?” (Oct. 18) Professor De Giorgi also discussed his recent work excavating the baths at Cosa with students in Professor Collins-Elliott’s class on Pompeii.

*Jerolyn Morrison, University of Leicester, "Cooking Up New Perspectives for Late Minoan IB Domestic Activities: an Experimental Approach to Understanding the Possibilities and Probabilities of Ancient Cooking Pot Use" (Jan. 25); "Work in Progress: Can Animal/Fish Bones and Experimental Archaeology Help us Better Understand Minoan Cooking Techniques?" Humanities faculty seminar (Jan. 24). Ancient Cretan ceramics workshop (Jan. 23); Ancient Cretan cooking workshop (Jan. 26).

Lisa Khan (George Mason University) gave the AIA William D.E. Coulson Memorial Lecture, “Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln: a Project in Experimental Archaeology.”
Bailey Young (Eastern Illinois University) gave a talk on identity in Late Roman and early Medieval France, “Let’s Be Frank(s)! The Merovingians as the Pioneers of Medieval Europe.”

Additional talks were given by colleagues here in Knoxville: Megan King (UT anthropology), “Gender, Lithics, and Perishable Technology: Searching for Evidence of Split-Cane Technology in the Archaeological Record at the Mussel Beach Site (40MI70).” Dylan Boy (UT classics), “Romans, Lombards, and Antiquarians at the Roman Villa of Vacone, Italy,” and Michaelyn Harle (TVA), “The Shifting Role of ‘Motherhood’ among Late Prehistoric Communities in Tennessee.”

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