AGORA

Agora is an interdisciplinary research network for classical studies at Uppsala University. We organize lectures, seminars and debates. We also arrance the yearly U4 Winterschools for PhD students in collaboration with Göttingen, Groningen and Ghent.

Lectures and seminars

Om May 2, 2022, at 15.15-17.00 Poster for lecture May 2AGORA hosts a zoom lecture with professor Josiah Ober, Stanford University: Agamemnon’s cluelessness: economic rationality and eudaemonia in ancient Greece.

For participation and zoom-link, contact: Louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se

Abstract:

Ancient Greek philosophers diverged sharply from mainstream modern economic thought in their critical evaluation of economic growth. For Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle, while poverty was certainly undesirable, unconstrained growth presented a threat to social order and individual human flourishing alike. As a result, their discussions of rational economic behavior and institutions were subordinated to political and ethical concerns. That subordination has led to a tendency among modern scholars to undervalue the depth and seriousness of the Greek philosophical engagement with economic rationality. Resituating Greek intellectuals’ scattered comments on production, exchange and consumption within the broader context of Greek thinking about instrumental uses of reason by individuals and collectives, the subject of Ober’s forthcoming book, sets the table for a reevaluation of the history of Greek economic thought.


An afternoon with the Plague of Antiquity Agoraposter 26 april

Zoom seminar April 26, 2021, 13-17.

The seminar is conducted in English via Zoom
For registration: Louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se


The next AGORA lecture is on April 19, 2021, at 15.00-17.00 when Vincent Gabrielsen, University of Copenhagen, and John S. Kloppenborg, University of Toronto will be speaking under the title Pagans, Christians and Jews: To Meet, Greet and Eat

Dekorationsbild


Commensality and Private Associations in the Greek-Speaking World, ca. 500 BC – ca. AD 200 by Vincent Gabrielsen, University of Copenhagen


The Meals of Christ Groups in Comparative Perspective by John S. Kloppenborg, University of Toronto

The seminar is conducted in English via Zoom
For registration: Louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se


An afternoon with the mummies of Egypt
Zoom seminar organized by the AGORA network


MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2021


13.00 Introduction
13.15-13.45 ANDREAS DORN (Uppsala), Integrity of the body in life and death – a mummy with a toe prosthesis
13.45-14.15 SOFIA HÄGGMAN (Uppsala), Mummies go north. Attitudes to and display of Egyptian mummies in Sweden from the Middle Ages until today
14.15-14.45 ANN-KATRIN GILL (Oxford), Mummifying a member? A peculiar Osirian aspect of mummification
14.45-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-15.30 PATRIK MEHRENS (Uppsala), The mummy in Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander and related literary works
15.30-16.00 JOACHIM ÖSTLUND (Lund), Mummies as medicine and the virtues of ingredients
16.00-16.30 NILS BILLING (Uppsala), Dressed for eternity. The collection of mummy-bandages with the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead at the University of Uppsala
 
For questions contact: louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se


poster med schema

September 16, Eng2-0076, Janric van Rookhuijsen, Leiden University: The Harem in the Parthenon

October 13, Eng22-0008, Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina: Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome

November 11, Eng6-0022, Maria Nilsson, Lund University: To walk in the footsteps of the dead: a lecture on Gebel el-Sisila and its inhabitants during the 18th Dynasty

November 25, Eng16-0043, Harvey Yunis, Rice University: Title TBA

All lectures are scheduled 16-17.30 and held in English. Participation on campus or via Zoom.

Please contact Louise Schou Therkildsen for questions and registration: Louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se

AGORA har ett viktigt internationellt samarbete med andra lärosäten då nätverket årligen medverkar i arrangerandet av fakultetsöverskridande ”vinterskolor” för doktorander i humaniora med antikenanknytning. Detta sker inom ramen för det europeiska nätverket U4  som utöver Uppsala består av universiteten i Groningen, Ghent och Göttingen. Ett av huvudmålen för dessa vinterskolor är att ge forskarstuderande möjligheten att presentera sina forskningsprojekt inför en internationell publik bestående av både kolleger på doktorandnivå och mer erfarna forskare. Vinterskolan 2019 ägde rum den 12-17 mars i Rom, och utöver de mycket givande och lärorika dagarna av presentationer anordnades också exkursioner till ett antal av stadens historiska platser.

AGORA upprätthåller gemensamma informationskanaler för att koordinera antikorienterad verksamhet i Uppsala. Vi underhåller en epostlista (louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se) för att nå ut med information om evenemang med koppling till antiken och antikvetenskap i Uppsala. Ni hittar oss också på Facebook.

Önskar du medlemskap i AGORA? Kontakta Louise Schou Therkildsen louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se.

Tidigare evenemang

Att undervisa på antiken, Aten 2-6 oktober 2019

Under hösten 2019 anordnar AGORA en workshop i Aten för lärare vid Uppsala universitet vars undervisning anknyter till eller tangerar antiken. Ett evenemang av samma slag genomfördes 2016 med deltagare från teologi, litteraturvetenskap, retorik, lingvistik, pedagogik och arkeologi.

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Last modified: 2022-04-21