The Center regularly organizes conferences which aim to promote and provoke research at the forefront of ancient Mediterranean studies. The conference proceedings are published with a major academic press, most often in the Brill series, Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition.

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Past conferences:


2017: The Creation of Roman History and Epigraphy: Theodor Mommsen from 1817 to 2017. December 9.

2016: Aristophanes and Politics. September 30-October 1.
See also HERE for a review of an adaptation of Knights that was produced in conjunction with the conference.

2016: Hellenistic Literatures in Context. April 9.

2015: Pain and Pleasure in Classical Antiquity. April 17-19. 

2014: Popular Medicine in the Graeco-Roman World. April 18-19.

2012: Crossing Boundaries: Ancient History Explores Its Future - Part IIDecember 12-13 at Cambridge University, UK.

2012: Moses Finley and PoliticsSeptember 29.

2012: Crossing Boundaries: Ancient History Explores Its Future. April 20-21.

2012: Archaeology and the City: A Conference on Ancient Rome in New York. March 2-4.

2011: Performing Tragic Identity through a Non-Western Lens. October 28-29.

2011: Celebrating Suzanne Saïd. October 15.

2011: History and Environment in the Ancient MediterraneanJune 15-16 in Rome, Italy.

2011: A Tale of Two Worlds: Comparative Perspectives on Indo-Mediterranean Commerce (I-XVII C.). March 4-5. 

2010: Mental Illness in Classical Antiquity: definitions and diagnosis, part II. October 15-16.

2010: Mental Illness in Classical Antiquity: definitions and diagnosis, part I. April 9-10.

2009: Myth in Etruria. Images and InscriptionsNovember 20-21.

2002: Greek Painted Pottery: Images, Contexts and ControversiesMarch 23-24.