Jacques Bromberg


Each year, the GSC selects as its Faculty Fellow one outstanding University of Pittsburgh colleague whose scholarship advances the Center's mission. Jacques Bromberg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and a specialist in ancient Greek literature and history. As the 2019-2020 GSC Faculty Fellow, Dr. Bromberg will convene a yearlong speaker series entitled "Classics and the Global" dedicated to highlighting the ways in which the study of antiquity can inform the study of globalization, and vice versa. Speakers in the series will present public lectures throughout the year, and selected lectures will be published in the inaugural issue of Global Antiquities, a new open-access e-journal. This publication unites the sources, approaches, and methodologies of Classical Studies, Ancient History, and Global Studies and aims to spark conversations and collaborations between professionals in these and related fields.

Professor Bromberg will give his Faculty Fellow lecture, "New Global Classics," on Tuesday October 1, 4:00-6:00PM, 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall. 

Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 PM
Professor Sailakshmi Ramgopal (Columbia University, Department of History)
Dr. Ramgopal will explore how Romans and non-Romans living along the western coast of the Black Sea adapted to the changing mechanics of imperial administration and Roman citizenship in the second and third centuries CE using epigraphic evidence for intermarriage and worship of the emperor from this region. The presentation's material comes from her in-progress book, Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens, which studies the logic of interaction between Romans and non-Romans in non-Roman communities around the empire.

Wednesday, November 13th, 4:30 PM at 4130 Posvar Hall
Dr. Micah Myers (Kenyon College, Classics)

This presentation explores some applications of digital mapping technology for pedagogy and research. It discusses Mapping Ancient Texts: Visualizing Greek and Roman Travel Narratives (MAT) (http://mappingancienttexts.net), a queryable web-based geospatial interface capable of visualizing multiple ancient Mediterranean travel narratives simultaneously.

Wednesday, December 4, 4:30 PM, CL 501 Cathedral of Learning, "Who’s Revitalizing Homer?: The Relevance and Risks of Classical Reception Today," presented by Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Editor-in-Chief, EIDOLON
Recently, a surprising group has taken up the mantle of explaining why the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans remains vitally important: the alt-right. Alt-right thinkers present themselves as protectors of the Classics who are saving the cultural heritage of the West from "social justice warrior" professors who secretly want to destroy it. In this lecture, Donna Zuckerberg explores what antiquity means to far-right online communities and what others interested in Classics can do to respond.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, 4:30PM at 4130 Posvar Hall
Dr. Rebecca Kennedy (Denison University, Classics)

Lecture on Thursday, February 27th and Performance on Friday 28th, 2020
Dr. Peter Meineck (New York University, Classics)