The Center for Ancient Studies will host the Rose-Marie Lewent Conference, “WarStories: Ancient and Modern Narratives of War,” featuring performance, discussion, and scholarship, on Veterans Day, Tues., Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. at Hemmerdinger Hall.
The evening will include an opening address by Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU Professor of Philosophy and Law, and staged readings based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Set during the time of the Trojan War, the play centers on a Greek warrior abandoned on the island of Lemnos after being wounded.
The full program may be viewed here.
The event, free and open to the public, is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Aquila Theatre YouStories Project, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Society for Artistic Veterans, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.992.7978 or email email@example.com. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street)
More information about the YouStories program may be found here.
NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies was created in 1996 to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the past. Directed by Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Matthew S. Santirocco, and supported largely through endowment, the Center funds travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students, annual research conferences and lectures, and summer outreach seminars for faculty from across the United States (in collaboration with the Faculty Resource Network). Scholarly organizations that are based at the Center include the American section of the Institute for Etruscan and Italic Studies and its journal, Etruscan News, and the Aquila Theatre Company.