A two-day discussion about Chicago’s engagement with Classical Antiquity
May 21st and May 22nd, 2010
Evans Alumni Center, Northwestern University
Friday, May 21, 2010
Presentation of the pilot Classicizing Chicago online database by:
Anisha Mack, Head, Web Technologies Department,
Julie Rudder, Outreach and Training Specialist, Digital Collections, NUL
and Kathryn Bosher, Dan Garrison, Sara Monoson, LaDale Winling,
and Amanda Wrigley of the department of Classics, NU.
Session 1: Chicago in Classicizing America
Margaret Malamud, Professor of History
New Mexico State University
"Consummate Empires: Ancient Rome and Imperial America ca 1900"
Session 2: Classical Architecture and Urban Planning
Thomas Gordon Smith,Professor of Architecture
Notre Dame University
“Grecian Architecture in Chicago and the Midwest Circa 1850”
David Van Zanten, Professor of Art History
“Monumental Planning and Its Complications: Burnham, Sullivan, Wright”
LaDale Winling, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
“Form and Content: Architectural and Curricular Transformation
in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago Universities”
Session 3: Classical Educations
Lynn Kozak, Assistant Professor of Classics
"Chicago Classical Schools and the Dream of Equal 'Access to Excellence"
Daniel Tovar, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy
“Ancient Philosophy at Northwestern University”
Session 4: Classical Art and Politics
Sara Monoson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Classics
“A Socrates for Chicago”
Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch, Assistant Director
Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University
“The Republic Is Watching You: Daniel Chester French's Statue
and the Classical Tradition in the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.”
Libby Mahoney, Chief Curator
Chicago History Museum
"Classics from the Chicago History Museum"
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Session 5: Opera on Ancient Themes
Robert Ketterer, Professor of Classics
University of Iowa
"COT Rome: Opera and Empire for 21st-century Chicago."
Hans Thomalla, Assistant Professor of Music
“ "fremd / strange" - a contemporary opera on Medea and the Argonauts”
Session 6: Drama and Poetry
Kathryn Bosher, Assistant Professor of Classics
“Immoral Antiquity on the Chicago Stage”
Amanda Wrigley, Sawyer-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics
“Modern and Ancient Greeks at Hull-House"
Shannon Fitzsimons, Doctoral Student in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theater and Drama
"The Birds and the Bulls: Icarus at Lookingglass"
Reginald Gibbons, Professor of English, Classics, Spanish and Portuguese
“Poetics of translation and translated poetics: ancient and contemporary.”
Sponsored by: The Andrew Mellon Foundation,
Classical Traditions Initiative, and the Department of Classics.
Download the poster (.pdf)