The Future of Ancient Greece: Activating the Classics today for tomorrow

Faculty Fellow Lecture Series
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Dr. Peter Meineck (New York University, Classics)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 16:30
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As Scheduled
501 Cathedral of Learning
Contact Person: 
Veronica Dristas
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Free and Open to the Public

In this illustrated talk, Professor Peter Meineck will explore how ancient Greek literature can be newly enacted and placed powerfully into service for society today. This talk will focus on Professor Meineck's work with the American veteran community and the with immigrants and refugees in using ancient works to highlight and contextualize important issues facing marginalized communities as well as learning much more about these works from people who have experienced the same kind of events they describe. Professor Meineck will suggest that activating classical works in this way can help us to envision alternate and even better futures for our societies.

UCIS Unit: 
Global Studies Center
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Department of Classics
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