UTC Announces Upcoming Lectures By Two Classical Archaelogists

Monday, March 18, 2013

The UTC Department of History, with the support of the UTC Speakers & Special Events Committee and the UTC ThinkAchieve program, announces two upcoming lectures this week by two noted Classical archaeologists. Both events are free of charge and open to the public.

 

“Their combined publications have reshaped our understanding of the Roman military, topography, and entertainments,” said Dr.

Ralph Covino, UTC Assistant Professor of the History of the Ancient Mediterranean World.

 

Dr. Hazel Dodge, Louis Claude Purser Senior Lecturer of Classical Archaeology at Trinity College Dublin and Fine Arts Morgan Professor at the University of Louisville, will present her public lecture: “Symbols of Victory and Colours of Power: Egyptian Stones for the City of Rome” on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Lookout Mountain Room of the UTC University Center.    

 

Dr. Dodge “holds her degrees from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Her research interests are construction techniques of the Roman Empire (particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean), Greek and Roman cities and urbanization, art and architecture, classical marble trade and use, the city of Rome, and Roman spectacle,” according to the Archeological Institute of America.

 

Dr. J.C.N. Coulston, Lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of St Andrews, will present his public lecture: “Trajan's Column: window on the Roman world”  the following evening, Friday, March 22, 2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Lookout Mountain Room of the UTC University Center.

 

“My principal publication project is a monograph dealing with the architecture, sculpting and relief content of Trajan’s Column in Rome (All the Emperor’s Men. Roman Soldiers and Barbarians on Trajan’s Column). With Lindsey Allason-Jones (Newcastle) I am compiling the Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani fascicule for Northern England. With Hazel Dodge and Christopher Smith I am writing a source-book for Routledge concerned with the ancient city of Rome,” Coulston stated on his St Andrews web page.

 

While they visit Chattanooga, Dr. Coulston and Dr. Dodge will also teach and meet with students in UTC Classics and History classes.

 

Please e-mail Ralph-Covino@utc.edu for more information.


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