Ancient Greece after sunset

SEMINAR: ANCIENT GREECE AFTER SUNSET

Histories, archaeologies and perceptions of the night

Professor Angelos Chaniotis

Cultural Collections, Level 2, Auchmuty Library, the University of Newcastle

Tuesday 20 August, 2013.  1-2pm. 

Ancient Greeks at night

Night, between sunset and sunrise, is consistent and unalterable regardless of culture and time. However, the perception of night and its economic, social, and cultural roles is subject to change. Professor Angelos Chaniotis will examine what parameters determine these changes, and what we can learn about the specific character of a culture. He will explore questions such as why people experience the night in different ways in different historical periods, and how this affected their lives and how references to nocturnal activities reveal what artists and authors wish to communicate to their audience.

Professor Angelos Chaniotis confronts questions of method in research in the ancient world and aims to show how apparently intractable material can be harnessed to provide meaningful results.

Professor Chaniotis is the Professor of Ancient History and Classics, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University.  He is the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Visiting Professor for 2013.

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