Nov 02
Union South (check "Today in the Union" boards)
1308 W. Dayton St.
8:45 AM – 5:00 PM (Re)Imagining Empire Workshop

(Re)Imagining Empire

Opening Remarks (8:45 – 9:00)

Daniel Kapust, Professor of Political Science
Sue Zaeske, Associate Dean for Advancement, Arts and Humanities, UW – Madison

Panel 1 (9-10:15)

Nandini Pandey, CANES: “Theater of Transience: Comparative Empires in the Roman Moral Imagination”

Olivia Baquerizo, CANES: “Trespassers in a Land of Serpents: Imperial Expansion and Boundaries in Lucan’s Bellum Civile”

Panel 2 (10:30-11:45)

Joe Holwell, History: “The Problem of ‘Empire’: Combating Rome’s Imperial Legacy, Understanding Native Assimilation”

Daniel Kapust, Political Science: “The Tragedy of the Imperial Republic: The Case of Rome”

Lunch Break (11:45-1:30; a limited number of lunches will be provided)

Panel 3 (1:30-2:45)

Grant Nelsestuen, CANES: “From Household to Cosmopolis: Conceptualizing Empire in Ancient Greek Political Thought”

Chance McMahon, CLFS: “Jewish and Christian Counter-empires in the Apocalyptic Imagination”

Afternoon Coffee and Refreshments Break (2:45-3:45) Keynote Speaker (4:00-5:00)

Michèle Lowrie

Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Classics and the College, The University of Chicago

“An Empire of Security and Care”

This program is a part of the Borghesi Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison, with support from Nancy and David Borghesi and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The “(Re)Imagining Empire” Workshop series is sponsored by African Cultural Studies, American Democracy Forum, Art History, Center for Early Modern Studies, CANES, Center for European Studies, Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, English, History, History and Politics Workshop, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Integrated Liberal Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science. 

Borghesi-Mellon Workshops