Hellenic Studies Program: “Interpretations of the Parthenon”

Event time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:30pm
Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Room A00 See map
77 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The Hellenic Studies Program presents: 

Professor Emily Greenwood, chair of the Classics Department at Yale University, Milette Gaifman, Associate Professor of Classics at Yale University and Anne Higonnet, Professor of Art History at Barnard University:  “Interpretations of the Parthenon.”

Professor Emily Greenwood is the chair of the Classics Department at Yale University. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. She is more than happy to talk to students who are interested in working in any of these areas.

Milette Gaifman is an Associate Professor of Classics at Yale University. She is a scholar of ancient art and archaeology, focusing primarily on Greek art of the Archaic and Classical periods. She is jointly appointed in the departments of Classics and History of Art. Her research interests include the interaction between visual culture and religion, the variety of forms in the arts of antiquity (from the naturalistic to the non-figural), the interactive traits of various artistic media, and the reception of Greek art in later periods. In addition, her scholarship explores the historiography of the academic disciplines of art history and archaeology.

Anne Higonnet is a Professor of Art History at Barnard University. She works on the history of art since the seventeenth century, on childhood, and on collecting. A 1980 Harvard College B.A, she received her PhD from Yale University in 1988. Her work has been supported by Getty, Guggenheim, and Social Science Research Council fellowships, as well as by grants from the Mellon, Howard and Kress Foundations. She has published five print books as well as many essays, and edited a partly-paper, partly-online project on Anna Hyatt Huntington’s 1902-1936 New York City sculpture.

Open to: 
General Public