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Archive Calendar

  • First Day of Classes!
    Mon, August 24, 201512:00 AM

    Welcome back!

  • Coffee Hour
    Fri, September 4, 20152:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Cookies, coffee, and awesome company! Coffee Hour begins at 2:30pm in the Carnegie Lounge.


  • Student Opening Party
    Tue, September 8, 20156:00 PM

    Lissa & Cy Wagner Gallery, Hosted by the CAC
    Join us for a toga party to inaugurate the opening of Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome! Students are encouraged to wear a toga to the party, where they can expect to enjoy a DJ, food, and a photo booth. Following the party, OU Campus Activities Council will host a concert on the museum’s lawn. The party and concert are free and exclusively for college students. This event is sponsored in part by OU Housing & Food Services.


  • Constitution Day
    Thu, September 17, 20154:30 PM

    Constitution Day talk by Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, University of Virginia and Monticello, “The Men Who Lost America.”


  • Family Day
    Sun, September 20, 20151:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
    Experience centuries of Roman history in Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome.


  • Gallery Talk
    Tue, September 22, 201512:30 PM

    Lissa & Cy Wagner Gallery
    Francesca Giani, Exhibition Curator, OU Art History Graduate Student
    Giani will lead a walking tour of Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome.

  • IACH Guest Speaker-Tracy Meares
    Thu, October 1, 20155:00 PM

    Meacham Auditorium

    Tracey Meares of Yale Law School, “Policing in America.”

  • Coffee Hour
    Fri, October 2, 20152:30 PM

    Cookies, coffee, and awesome company! Coffee Hour begins at 2:30pm in the Carnegie Lounge.

  • AIA Lecture
    Tue, October 13, 201512:00 AM

    AIA Lecture, “The Burgaz Harbors Project: Shifting Centers of Maritime Activity in the Eastern Mediterranean,” by Elizabeth S. Greene. Dale Hall RM 206 at 7:30pm.

  • Dr. Askeland Guest Lecture
    Wed, October 14, 20154:00 PM

    The Gospel of Jesus' Wife and the Art of Modern Forgery.

    4:00pm on Wednesday, October 14th in PHSC RM 201

    Dr. Askeland is an award-winning papyrologist, Copticist, and biblical scholar. He is also famous as having conclusively identified the papyrus call the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" as a forgery. He will be speaking about that identification but also, more broadly, about the methods and motivations of the modern forgers of ancient documents. Dr. Askeland will take questions and be available for discussion following his lecture.

  • Gallery Symposium
    Thu, October 22, 20151:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome, this symposium explores the history and art history of imperial Rome. Speakers include Susan B. Matheson, the Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art at the Yale University Art Gallery; Dr. Noel Lenski, Professor of Classics and History at Yale University; and Dr. Christopher Celenza, Co-director of the Singleton Center and Charles Homer Haskins Professor of Classics and German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. The symposium is a joint organization of the University of Oklahoma Office of the Provost; the Department of Classics and Letters; the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

  • Coffee Hour
    Fri, November 6, 20152:30 PM

    Cookies, coffee, and awesome company! Coffee Hour begins at 2:30pm in the Carnegie Lounge.



  • Last day of finals!
    Fri, December 18, 201512:00 AM

  • First Day of Intersession
    Mon, December 21, 201512:00 AM

    Intersession runs from Dec. 18th-Jan. 15th.

  • First Day of Classes
    Tue, January 19, 201612:00 AM

  • Scholarship Deadline
    Mon, February 1, 201612:00 AM

    Fill out your scholarship application at http://www.ou.edu/scholarships/!

  • Eta Sigma Phi Coffee Hour
    Wed, February 10, 20162:00 PM

    Coffee Hour hosted by Eta Sigma Phi! Dr. Scott Johnson will be the guest speaker. Come at 2pm to enjoy cookies and conversation!

  • CAS Student Networking Reception
    Wed, February 17, 20164:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    The CAS Student Networking Reception will again be held after the Career Fair on Wednesday, February 17 from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

    We have some great employers signed up to recruit for both technical and non-technical positions: Phillips 66, CIA, U.S. Department of State, Cintas, AT&T, Dell, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, CSAA Insurance, E&J Gallo, Teach for America, Union Pacific Railroad, Paycom, TEKsystems, OK Department of Human Services, Northwestern Mutual and more!

    Here is the link to register!

  • Final Day to Apply for Graduation
    Tue, March 1, 201612:00 AM

    Final day to apply for spring 2016 graduation! Log into Ozone and find the application under the Academics tab.

  • Graduation Gear-Up
    Tue, March 8, 201612:00 AM

    Get your graduation gear this week!

  • Graduation Gear-Up
    Wed, March 9, 201612:00 AM

    Get your graduation gear this week!

  • Eta Sigma Phi Coffee Hour
    Wed, March 9, 20162:00 PM

  • Graduation Gear-Up
    Thu, March 10, 201612:00 AM

    Get your graduation gear this week!

  • Graduation Gear-Up
    Fri, March 11, 201612:00 AM

    Get your graduation gear this week!

  • Spring Break
    Sat, March 12, 201612:00 AM

  • Spring Break
    Sun, March 13, 201612:00 AM

  • Spring Break
    Mon, March 14, 201612:00 AM

  • Spring Break
    Tue, March 15, 201612:00 AM

  • Spring Break
    Wed, March 16, 201612:00 AM

  • Spring Break
    Thu, March 17, 201612:00 AM

  • Spring Break
    Fri, March 18, 201612:00 AM

  • Spring Break
    Sat, March 19, 201612:00 AM

  • End-of-the-Year Reception
    Wed, April 27, 20163:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Join us in the Scholars Room of the Union this Wednesday to celebrate the end of the school year!

  • First Day of School!
    Mon, August 22, 201612:00 AM
  • Coffee Outreach
    Wed, September 14, 201610:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Join us in our first coffee outreach of the year! Come grab some cookies and coffee while welcoming new students to our department!

  • Guest Lecture- Charles M. Stang (Harvard)
    Mon, September 19, 20165:00 PM

    The Department of Classics and Letters presents an OU Presidential Dream Course lecture series hosted by Dr. Scott Johnson. Join us for "The Apostle Thomas and the Origins of Syrian Christianity" by Charles M. Stang (Harvard). Bizzell Memorial Library Community Room LL118.

  • College of Arts and Sciences Career Series
    Thu, September 29, 20165:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    CAS Career Series: Humanities Learning to better market your degree for careers in business and industry. Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room LL118

  • Rader Lecture- Kathleen M. Coleman (Harvard)
    Fri, September 30, 20162:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    The Department of Classics and Letters is pleased to welcome Kathleen M. Coleman, The James Loeb Professor of Classics at Harvard University, as the inaugural speaker for the Rader Lecture series. Members of the University and the public at large are invited to her lecture on Friday, September 30, 2016, in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at 2:30pm.  Reception to follow.

    Kathleen Coleman was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She studied at the University of Cape Town (BA 1973), the University of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (BA Hons 1975), and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (DPhil 1979). Before joining the Harvard faculty in 1998, she taught at the University of Cape Town (1979–1993) and held the chair of Latin at Trinity College, Dublin (1993–1998). She is a former Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. In 2002 she delivered the 15th Todd Memorial Lecture at the University of Sydney, and in 2003 the opening lecture in the series of Wolfson Lectures at Oxford to honor the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme. In the same year she was appointed Harvard College Professor, a five-year appointment in recognition of contributions to teaching. In 2007 she was awarded a Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship, an annual award given to Harvard faculty members in recognition of achievements in literature, history or art. In 2008 she received the Ausonius-Preis from the University of Trier, and delivered the Syme Lecture at Victoria University Wellington, in New Zealand. In 2009 she was elected an Honorary Member of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and in 2012 a Corresponding Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities). In 2013-14 she spent a profoundly stimulating year in Germany as a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

    Professor Coleman is the author of Statius, Silvae IV: Text, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford University Press, 1988, re-issued in paperback by Bristol Classical Press/Duckworth, 1998) and Martial, Liber Spectaculorum: Text, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2006), and co-editor, with J. Diggle, J. B. Hall, and H. D. Jocelyn, of F.R.D. Goodyear. Papers on Latin Literature (Duckworth, 1992) and, with Jocelyne Nelis-Clément, L’Organisation des spectacles dans le monde romain, Entretiens 58 (Fondation Hardt, 2012). She is the editor of Le jardin dans l’Antiquité, Entretiens 60 (Fondation Hardt, 2014). In addition to her work on Latin literature she has written numerous articles on Roman spectacle, including "Fatal charades: Roman executions staged as mythological enactments", Journal of Roman Studies 80 (1990), 44–73, and "Launching into history: aquatic displays in the early Empire", JRS 83 (1993), 48–74. Her most recent articles include “Sailing to Nuceria: evidence for the date of Xenophon of Ephesus,” Acta Classica 54 (2011), 27–42; “Experiments in pattern poetry by Douglas Livingstone,”Literary Imagination 14 (2012), 312–21; “Bureaucratic language in the correspondence between Pliny and Trajan,” Transactions of the American Philological Association 142.2 (2012), 189–238; with Rebecca Benefiel, “The graffiti,” in Excavations at Zeugma Conducted by Oxford Archaeology, ed. by William Aylward, vol. 1 (Los Altos, CA: Packard Humanities Institute, 2013), 178–191; ; and “Melior’s plane tree: an introduction to the ancient garden,” in Le jardin dans l’Antiquite (mentioned above), 1–26.

    Professor Coleman has participated in several radio programs and television documentaries about the Roman amphitheatre, and she was the featured "Scientist on the Spot" on the Science Buzz feature at the Science Museum of Minnesota for August–September 2007. Her current book-length projects are a monograph on Roman public executions for Oxford University Press, and a study of arena spectacles for Yale University Press. She is also preparing the manuscript of her 2010 Jerome Lectures for the University of Michigan Press, entitled "Q. Sulpicius Maximus, Poet, Eleven Years Old."

    Professor Coleman edited volumes 105 and 106 of Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, and she is currently a member of the editorial boards of The American Journal of Philology, Eirene, Exemplaria Classica, Mnemosyne and Mnemosyne Supplements, and Rivista di Filologia e Istruzione Classica. She is also a member of the Comité scientifique of the Fondation Hardt in Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, and co-editor with Richard Rutherford (Christ Church, Oxford) of Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature, a series published by Oxford University Press (USA). She is a member of the Ausschuss (Executive Committee) of the Internationale Thesaurus-Kommission of the Bayerische Akademie in Munich, Germany, to which she is the American delegate. In 2011 she served as President of the American Philological Association (now the Society for Classical Studies).

  • Guest Lecture- Dina Boero (Princeton/TCNJ)
    Mon, October 3, 20165:00 PM

    The Department of Classics and Letters presents an OU Presidential Dream Course lecture series hosted by Dr. Scott Johnson. Join us for "From Heretic to Paragon: Symeon the Stylite and Syrian Monasticism" by Dina Boero (Princeton/TCNJ). Bizzell Memorial Library Community Room LL118.

  • Guest Lecture- Jack Tannous (Princeton)
    Mon, October 3, 20165:00 PM

    The Department of Classics and Letters presents an OU Presidential Dream Course lecture series hosted by Dr. Scott Johnson. Join us for "Christians, Muslims, and the End of the Ancient World" by Jack Tannous (Princeton). Bizzell Memorial Library Community Room LL118.

  • Coffee Outreach
    Wed, October 19, 201610:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Join us for cookies, coffee, and information about our spring courses!

  • Guest Lecture- Muriel Debié (EPHE-Sorbonne)
    Thu, November 10, 20165:00 PM

    The Department of Classics and Letters presents an OU Presidential Dream Course lecture series hosted by Dr. Scott Johnson. Join us for "Writing on Skin: Specificities of Syriac Culture in the Late Antique Near East" by Muriel Debié (EPHE-Sorbonne). Bizzell Memorial Library Community Room LL118.

  • Guest Lecture- Christian Sahner (Cambridge)
    Tue, November 29, 20165:00 PM

    The Department of Classics and Letters presents an OU Presidential Dream Course lecture series hosted by Dr. Scott Johnson. Join us for "Outsiders or Insiders? The Changing Fortunes of Syrian Christians, 1839-2016" by Christian Sahner (Cambridge). Bizzell Memorial Library Community Room LL118.