This summer, CANE will once again be hosting its annual Summer Institute at Brown University. This year’s theme is “Exegi Monumentum: Creating the Everlasting in the Ancient World”.
Affectionately nicknamed “CSI”, the CANE Summer Institute is a one-week series of seminars and lectures for classicists and Classics enthusiasts from all walks of life. Participants enjoy small classes with college professors and high school teachers, and hear wonderful lectures presented by scholars from New England.
Ten courses will be offered this summer, of which participants choose to take one in the morning and another in the afternoon. This year, course topics include epigraphy, 19-century photographs of ancient monuments, Horace, Roman warfare, ceremonial poetry, ancient Egypt, Shakespeare’s Henry IV, immortality in literature, and Vergil & Dante.
This year’s lectures (free and open to the public) include talks by Jeri DeBrohun (Brown), Ruth Breindel (Moses Brown), Aaron Seider (Holy Cross), Kurt Raaflaub (Brown), Margaret Graver (Dartmouth), Brian Walsh (UVM), and Kathleen Coleman (Harvard).
Each year the Onassis Foundation sponsors one speaker to deliver three lectures connected to the theme of CSI. This year’s Onassis lecturer is William Hutton of the College of William and Mary. Bill is an expert on Pausanias, Greece’s famed travel writer, and will connect his understanding of Pausanias with the theme of monuments both in literature and in material culture.
For more information and a description of the mini-courses, find the CANE CSI page under Annual Events, and register now!