18 January 2023 Start
21 June 2023 End
11 am EST / EDT / Toronto Time Time
Online lecture


Seleukid lecture series

January 18 - June 21, 2023

The next series of Seleukid Wednesdays is upcoming in winter to spring 2023. Mark your calendars for the 3rd Wednesday in a month at 11 am EST / EDT / Toronto Time.

Participation is free and open to everyone interested, but registration is required once for a term unless you are already on our mailing list. Please, send a request to altay dot coskun at uwaterloo dot ca or to rabbi dot scolnic at gmail dot com, and you will receive the meeting link and passcode once available.

The lecture series is organized by Altay Coskun (University of Waterloo) and Rabbi Ben Scolnic (Southern Connecticut State University). New paper proposals on ongoing Seleukid research for the lecture series are always welcome. All enquiries or suggestions should be addressed to the organizers to us.


January 18, 2023: Patricia Eunji Kim (Gallatin School, New York)
“Beyond Portraiture: Toward an Art History of Queenly Faces in the Seleukid World”
Expert feedback by Craig Hardiman (University of Waterloo)

February 15, 2023: Pierre-Luc Brisson (McGill, Montreal)
“Ruling under Roman Hegemony: The Cases of Eumenes II and Antiochos IV”
Expert feedback by Germain Payen (Université de Lille)

March 15, 2023: Oliver Hoover (American Numismatic Society, New York)
“Ghost Stories: Uses and Survivals of the Seleukid Royal Identity on Non-Seleukid Coins”
Expert feedback by N.N.

April 19, 2023: Nicolaas Verhelst (Vienna)
“Uncommon Greek Personal Names along the Passageways of Gods, Kings, and Peoples”
Expert feedback by Julien Monerie (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

May 17, 2023: Book presentation ‘Seleukid Ideology’
details to be announced

June 21, 2023: Cathy Lorber
details to be announced