Rediscovering Our Humanity

Reading the Classics Behind Bars and Beyond a performance and conversation presented by Howard University and the Center for Hellenic Studies Wednesday, February 26 6:00-7:30pm Founders Library, Howard University 500 Howard Pl NW Washington, DC 20059 Overview Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower (Classics, Rutgers), with the support… Read more

The Lydians and Their Neighbors

Ethnolinguistic Identities and Cultural Contact in Anatolia around 700-330 BC Friday, December 13, 201910:00am-5:00pm Overview Organized by Rostislav Oreshko and hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies, the workshop on “The Lydians and Their Neighbors” aims to take another look at what constitutes the most inherent and defining features of… Read more

Anthropological Writing as Activism

Featuring Michael Herzfeld and Manuela Pellegrino Friday, October 18, 2019 6:00-8:00pm Doors open at 5:30pm House A Directions and Visitor Information Seating is limited. Please register at Eventbrite by October 10. Live-stream the event: (best viewed with Safari or Internet Explorer) About… Read more

EPIC | Illustrations by Gareth Hinds

Artist Talk Friday, September 13, 20196:00pm-7:00pm About the Exhibition This exhibition features watercolor illustrations from Gareth Hinds’s graphic novel adaptations of the epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Hinds uses traditional and digital media to create vivid depictions of the action and emotion in each epic. His dynamic color… Read more

An Africana Bloomsday

Convened by Professor Carolivia Herron Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:00-5:00pm House A Howard University and the Center for Hellenic Studies celebrate James Joyce and epic literature with readings and dramatic presentations in conversation with Ulysses and Odysseus. The event will feature students enrolled in “Blacks in Antiquity,” a… Read more

Nikos Gatsos: Music for a Better Day

with Maria Anastasi-Paschalidis, voice and Aphrodite Mitsopoulou, piano in honor of Agathi Dimitrouka Monday, May 13 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm Registration for this event has closed. Directions and Visitor information As part of the European Month of Culture, the Center for… Read more

The Classical is Political

A Discussion featuring Donna Zuckerberg, Jonathan Hsy, and Caroline Stark Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 pm Doors open at 5:30 pm Directions and Visitor information From philosophical principles to architectural grandeur, reminders are everywhere that the Classical is fundamentally political in the U.S. Yet activism and… Read more

Snowden Panel Discussion

Frank M. Snowden Jr. | A Retrospective and Future Directions A panel discussion with Carolivia Herron, Molly Levine, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta with moderator Caroline Stark Friday, February 15 at 3:00 pm Directions and Visitor information This dialogue is part of the Black Classicists Exhibition… Read more

Delphic Festival Preview

Exploratory Discussions • Lectures • Performance Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21, 2019 The sacred and ancient tradition of the Delphic Games, uniquely celebrating the Delphic Ideal of art, music, myth, dance, poetry, song, philosophy, theater and sport, will be revitalized again in its modern renewal by The Committee… Read more

Decorating Ancient Greek Vases

Shapes and Scenes | a demonstration by vase-painter Thanassis Katsaras Thursday, November 15 and Saturday, November 17 10:00am – 12:00pm (EST) House A at the Center for Hellenic Studies Renowned vase-painter Thanassis Katsaras will demonstrate the step-by-step process of decorating Greek vases from his studio in Eleusis via a… Read more