Classical Association of NSW

Calendar of Events 2017

Macquarie University Ancient Languages Summer School: Monday 9 – Friday 13 January

Latin Summer School: Monday 16 – Friday 20 January

Annual General Meeting
2 March, at 6.30pm in CCANESA, Madsen Building, University of Sydney, to be followed by an interesting talk by Associate Professor Paul McKechnie, of Macquarie University, on Polyandry at Sparta.
All members very welcome.

Talk at Macquarie University
10 May, 6.00pm in the Ancient Cultures Research Centre (seminar room W6A 310), Macquarie University
Dr Meaghan McEvoy: ‘Child Emperors in the Late Roman World’

Year 10 and 11 Reading Competition preliminary rounds: Thurs 1st & Frid 2nd June

Macquarie University Ancient Languages Winter School: Mon 3 – Fri 7 July

Reading finals: Monday 31 July at 7pm, (readers arrive 6.15pm) ground floor, Woolley Building, Science Rd, University of Sydney

Todd Lecture 2017:

22nd Todd Memorial Lecture
Thursday 24 August, 6:00 pm
General Lecture Theatre Quadrangle, A14, University of Sydney

Professor Greg Woolf (Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

How Cosmopolitan was Imperial Rome?

Rome, vast, swollen with immigrants from all the hinterlands of the inland sea, has often seemed the paradeigmatic cosmopolis, a world in a city, a city that encompassed the world. Modern historians of ancient Rome have often reached for parallels with London, Paris, New York or Mumbai in trying to understand the social texture of Europe’s first World City. But what if ancient cosmopoleis were not like modern ones? What if the different processes through which they were formed and repeatedly refilled were not the same as those that built and build the megacities of modernity. I shall be drawing on migration studies and new work on ancient connectivity to argue for the difference of ancient Rome, trying to sketch the outlines of an Alien Cosmopolis, that to our eyes seems strangely homogenous compared to the great cities of the twenty first century.

Meetings of the CANSW Council

2 March at 5.00pm before AGM in CCANESA, Madsen Building
Wed 10 May at 5.00pm, Ancient Cultures Research Room, Macquarie University followed by a guest lecture by Dr Meaghan McEvoy: ‘Child Emperors in the Late Roman World’
Mon 19 June at 5.00pm, Kevin Lee Room, University of Sydney
Mon 24 July at 5.00pm, Kevin Lee Room, University of Sydney
Mon 4 December, at 5.00pm, Kevin Lee Room, University of Sydney

Annual Dinner
Date in October TBC

Click here for report and photos from the 2016 Dinner

Other lectures on classical topics - to be arranged during the year.


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