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Ancient Societies Workshop

Autumn Quarter 2022:


11 October – Anthony Kaldellis (UChicago, Classics)
“A thousand pages for a thousand years: Merging the granular and the macroscopic”

25 October – Luiza Osorio Guimaraes da Silva (UChicago, NELC)
“Was Pharaoh Egypt?: The Monumentalization of Kingship in the Past and Present”

15 November – Sunwoo Lee (UChicago, NELC)
“What does Pharaoh have to do with Medicine?”

29 November – Sophia Alkhoury (UChicago, Classics)
“Addressing the Gods: Language and Strategies in the Metrical Logoi of GEM 57”

The workshop meets at 3:30pm.

Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop

Autumn Quarter 2022:


Theme for 2022-23 is: Archaeology in and of the Present 

12th October

"Notes from the Field -- Panel Discussion: Understanding Archaeology as an International Field"

with Dr. Adrian Chase, PhD Candidate Didi El-Behaedi, and Dr. Estefanía Vidal Montero

Social hour to follow 


18th October – Joint with African Studies Workshop

5pm in Foster 107 with welcome-back event to follow (Note non-canonical time and place)

 Kelsey Rooney (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago)

"Senegambian Harbors of the Atlantic trade: A Maritime Archaeology Approach"


26th October

Ari Au (Recent M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago) 

“Pazyryk Art in Context”


2nd November

Harrison Morin (PhD Student, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

“Movement, Power, and Visibility at the Kushan Dynastic Temple of Surkh Kotal: A Geospatial Approach”


11th November – Classics Department Danziger Lecture Follow-Up Event

4pm (Note non-canonical time)

Dr. David Wengrow (Professor of Comparative Archaeology, University College London)

 A continuing conversation with students about Dr. Wengrow’s Danziger Lecture on November 10th (Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107)


16th November – Joint with African Studies Workshop

(Date is tentative)

Dr. Matthew Knisley (Teaching Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago)



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Other UChicago Workshops of Interest

The University of Chicago sponsors over 70 interdisciplinary workshops on a wide range of themes. These venues bring together graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars from multiple disciplines to discuss cutting edge work in progress (book or dissertation chapters, journal articles, etc.).

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