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SASAH Speakers' Series: Peter Meineck

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University College (UC)
Room: 3110

"The Future of Ancient Greece: Activating the Classics Today for Tomorrow"

In this illustrated talk, Professor Peter Meineck will explore how ancient Greek literature can be newly enacted and placed powerfully into service for society today. This talk will focus on Professor Meineck’s work with the American veteran community and the immigrants and refugees. This work uses ancient works to highlight and contextualize important issues facing marginalized communities. In turn, we learn much more about the ancient works from people who have experienced similar kinds of events to those described in the texts. Professor Meineck will suggest that activating classical works in this way can help us to envision alternate and even better futures for our societies.

School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities
School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities
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