NYU's Center for Ancient Studies will host “Inequality: Ancient and Modern,” the annual Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, on Thurs., March 7 and Fri., March 8.

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “Inequality: Ancient and Modern,” the annual Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, on Thurs., March 7 and Fri., March 8, in NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).

The event brings together leading scholars to consider issues of political, economic, civil, and juridical inequality. Presentations include, “Plato on Economic Inequality,” “The Measure and Mismeasure of Inequality,” and “Reflections on the Jury Trial in Ancient Greece and Contemporary America.”  The conference’s keynote address, “A Brief History of Inequality,” will be delivered by Walter Scheidel, Dickason Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University (Thurs., March 7, 5:30 p.m.).

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP (required), and for a complete schedule of sessions, please visit: http://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/news.html.

For more information, call 212.992.7978 or email ancient.studies@nyu.edu. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street)

The conference is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with Conversations in the Social Sciences, and is cosponsored by NYU’s College of Arts and Science and the Department of Classics.

EDITOR’S NOTE:
NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies was created in 1996 to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the past. Directed by 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.