This workshop will discuss a wide range of issues concerned with ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. In addition to paying close attention to the arguments, we will consider the historical and literary context as well as the reception of ancient philosophy up to the present. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches.
As the study of history has developed in the modern era, historians have increasingly come to recognize the value of interdisciplinary inquiry, bringing methodologies from fields as diverse as sociology, gender studies, and economics to bear on the study of ancient societies. The Ancient Societies Workshop provides a forum for historians from a range of disciplines to discuss topics of common interest. The theme of this year’s workshop is “Religion and Law,” which is a natural development of last year’s theme, “Epigraphic Habits.”
The purpose of the Early Christian Studies Workshop is to provide a venue for students and scholars of the New Testament, Greco-Roman religions and literatures, and the early history of Christianity to present their creative work on primary texts and other evidence for the early Christian movement and the world in which it grew.
The Affect and Emotions Workshop is an interdisciplinary community of scholars at all stages of their career at the University of Chicago. The workshop was founded in 2019 to foster conversation among researchers in the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on the phenomenon of emotional life.
The primary objective of the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop is to forge a lively and respectful dialogue on aspects of method and theory that cut across the field’s diverse disciplinary locations. There is a widely perceived need for a forum to engage in conversations and projects of comparison across the different disciplinary homes of archaeology. “Encounters” will be the centerpiece of a series of explorations to be held in a variety of formats throughout the year. Our goal will be to understand human materiality from a wide array of perspectives. The workshop brings together faculty and students from numerous departments and encourages all interested participants to attend.
The Workshop has as its focus the Eastern Mediterranean World from 330 - 1453 CE, as approached from a variety of viewpoints, including Late Rome, Byzantium, Early Islam, Slavic Studies, Crusader Periods, and Eastern Church Studies. We sponsor approximately four to five graduate student and faculty speakers each quarter, as well as invited guest lecturers.
(From their website)
Our members-- either medievalists or those with an interest in the medieval period-- come from a wide variety of disciplines including Art History, History, English, Music, Divinity, Linguistics, Romance and Germanic Languages and Literatures, and NELC (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations).While workshop sessions tend to focus on the European Middle Ages, c. 500-1500, we have sponsored speakers on related areas such as Islamic and Byzantine studies. (From their website)
This workshop is concerned with the literature and poetry of classical Greece and Rome, considered either in their own terms or in relation to the literature and poetry of other cultures. It invites presentation of critical arguments completed or in progress, and from the broadest possible range of perspectives.