New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies announces the forthcoming Rose-Marie Lewent Conference, “Animals in Antiquity,” to be held Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14 at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science.
The conference will begin on Thursday, February 13, with a keynote lecture by the University of Pennsylvania’s Jeremy McInerney, “Thinking with Animals: Hybridity and the Greek Imagination”. It will continue on Friday, February 14, with a series of presentations, including: “Animals in Love: Images from Greek and Latin Literature,” “Are Animals Naked? A View from Greek Art,” and “Intellect and Morality in Animal Emotions: Ancient and Modern Views.”
The conference, co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Animal Studies Initiative, and the Department of Classics, will examine the role of animals in ancient culture, literature, and art. The full program may be viewed here.
The event is free and open to the public.