A Transatlantic Research Colloquium 

The CorHaLi colloquium was originally conceived as a conversation across the discipline of classical philology. Through this conversation the original participants (who included Pietro Pucci, Gregory Nagy, Philippe Rousseau, Pierre Judet de La Combe, and Fabienne Blaise Lille) hoped to bridge divisions by creating a dialogue between different methodological approaches to understanding the ancient world.

Founded as a collaboration between Cornell University, Harvard University, and the Université Lille III (thus CorHaLi), the biennial colloquia now include participants from Princeton University, the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), the Université de Lausanne, and Cambridge University. Representatives of these institutions, including both faculty members and graduate students, gather to hold seminars around a common theme proposed by the hosting institution.

Well into its third decade, CorHALi continues to generate new voices, new approaches, and new discussions. The 23rd CorHaLi colloquium, to be hosted by the Harvard Department of the Classics at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Nafplio, Greece, will train these discussions on “Soundscapes of the Ancient Greek World.”

Please click here for the CorHaLi 2017 Handbook.

Previous Topics from CorHaLi Colloquia

  • June 11-13, 2015, EHESS Paris: “Modes iconiques : objets graphiques, objets textuels en Grèce archaïque”
  • May 29-June 1, 2013, Cornell: “Similes in the Iliad”
  • June 9-11, 2011, Lille: “The three Electras”
  • June 4-6, 2009, Princeton: “Epiphany”
  • June 6-9, 2007, Lausanne: “Thrènes et chants funèbres dans la tragédie athénienne”
  • June 12-14, 2006, Center for Hellenic Studies: “The Gods of Hesiod”
  • June 2-4, 2005, EHESS Paris: “La langue poétique des sages présocratiques”
  • June 3-6, 2004, Cornell: “Elegiac poetry”
  • June 14-16, 2003, Lille III: “La tragédie d’Aristophane”
  • June 6-9, 2002, Princeton: “Euripidean melos
  • June 14-16, 2001, Harvard/Washington (Center for Hellenic Studies): “The Hellenistic reception of archaic poetry : Callimachus and Theocritus”
  • May 24-26, 2000, Lausanne: “La figure d’Orphée et les poèmes orphiques”
  • May 17-19, 1999, Cornell: “The Language of Aeschylus”
  • May 28-30, 1998, Lille III: “Sur la poétique de l’occasion : Bacchylide et Pindare”
  • June 6-8, 1997, Princeton: “Greek Hymns”
  • May 19-21, 1996, Harvard: “Choreia : poetry, dance, performance”
  • May 17-19, 1995, Lausanne: “Les mythes grecs en question : les récits d’Hélène”
  • May 9-11, 1994, Cornell: “Aspects of the Odyssey”
  • May 15-17, 1993, Lille III: “Les formes de l’individualité dans la poésie grecque archaïque”
  • April 25-26, 1992, Harvard: “Homeric allusions in Greek tragedy”
  • April 18-20, 1991, Cornell: “Repetitions in the Iliad”
  • October 12-14, 1989, Lille III: “Hésiode : philologie, anthropologie, philosophie”