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  • February 24-25: Emory University and Université de Bordeaux Montaigne Partner University Fund Project on Ancient Greek Architecture

    14 Feb 2017
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    Keynote Lecture: “Avenues of Innovation and Communication in 3rd Century BC Greek Architecture”
    Professor Jacques des Courtils, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
    Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
    Reception to follow

    Classical architecture—one of ancient Greece’s most tangible and enduring contributions to world culture—was transmitted through the innovative designs forged in the tumultuous Hellenistic world and exploited by Roman builders. Two small but significant islands in the northern Aegean—Thasos and Samothrace—played a transformative role in this process. Supported by the Partner University Fund, Emory University and the Université de Bordeaux Montaigne have joined forces in a research project to investigate “Northern Aegean Architectural Networks and the Formation of Hellenistic and Roman Design.”

    Colloquium: “Architectural Interactions in the Northern Aegean”
    Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    In this colloquium, professors and graduate students involved in the French-American research partnership, “Northern Aegean Architectural Networks,” will present papers on their current research. Presentations will include the study of design, architectural decoration, architectural dissemination, ancient techniques of construction, and innovative technologies for understanding the ancient material world. This colloquium is sponsored by the Partner University Fund. Participants include:

    Jacques des Courtils, Bordeaux-Montaigne
    Laurence Cavalier, Bordeaux-Montaigne
    Vincent Baillet, Bordeaux-Montaigne
    Edith Guiro, Bordeaux-Montaigne
    Cassandre Mbonyo-Kiefer, Bordeaux-Montaigne
    Alice Ognier, Bordeaux-Montaigne
    William Alyward, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Bonna D. Wescoat, Emory University
    Cody Houseman, Emory University
    Ashley Eckhardt, Emory University
    Philip Katz, New York University
    Samuel Holzman, University of Pennsylvania
    Andrew Ward New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

    Please see the attached program for more details.

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