Franz von Lenbach's 1897 portrait of Theodor Mommsen (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Franz von Lenbach's 1897 portrait of Theodor Mommsen (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

The Creation of Roman History and Epigraphy: Theodor Mommsen from 1817 to 2017

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean will host a one-day conference to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Theodor Mommsen, the Nobel Laureate Roman historian (November 30, 1817).

Registration is recommended, but all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP for the conference through the link below. For more information, visit the event page, or contact us directly with further questions.


The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM)

The Center, otherwise known as CAM, is an interdepartmental initiative at Columbia University in the City of New York which seeks to link together all the faculty, students and numerous departments that have an interest in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and adjoining areas. It is simultaneously a mechanism for coordinating courses, an information source, and a means of organizing conferences and other scholarly encounters.


IN MEMORIAM ALAN CAMERON, 1938-2017

The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean mourns the passing of Alan Cameron, a true scholarly giant, at the age of 79. He made a lasting impact on the study of Hellenistic poetry, the rivalry of Christianity and ‘paganism’ in the fourth century AD, Claudian, chariot-races, and the cultural history of early Byzantium, as well as on a host of other specific problems in the cultural and literary history of antiquity. He was Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Columbia from 1977 until his retirement in 2008. His colleagues, friends and former students will miss him sorely.


THANKS TO...

CAM gratefully acknowledges the generous funding of our many individual donors, as well as the following institutions and organizations:

THE FELLOWS OF THE CENTER FOR THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN

THE ARETE FOUNDATION

THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

N.W. NORTON & COMPANY

Your donation will ensure that the Center continues to thrive and to promote the study of the ancient Mediterranean world.

 Please follow the above link which leads to the Columbia Giving website. Select under "School or Division", "Arts and Sciences (Interdepartmental)", then in "Select a designation", choose "Center for the Ancient Mediterranean Discretionary Gift".

recent publications:

2016

Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations

Edited by W. V. Harris, Columbia University.

 

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