New Global Classics

This lecture is the first in a yearlong series that puts Classics and Global Studies into dialogue. It seeks to introduce the main themes and subjects of the series by outlining the counters of a new hybrid subfield, “Global Classics”. The aim of educating global citizens capable of tackling global issues is a common theme among twenty-first century universities. But what role can Classics play in this mission? What does it mean to study the ancient world “globally”, and how can the study of antiquity contribute to understanding — and perhaps even addressing — global issues? In this lecture, Dr. Bromberg argues that defining what “Classics” means in the age of globalization is not only an academic exercise, but a strategic undertaking. He examines and challenge prevailing methods for the global study of Classics and attempt to define those that are on the horizon. At the same time, he investigates the ethics and politics of applying Greek and Roman texts and ideas to contemporary global issues.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall