Friday, November 30, 2018

Shopping for Books in Classical Athens

The Institute’s third lecture of this academic year will take place on Wednesday 5 December, starting at 7.30 pm in the library of the Institute (Dionysiou Aiginitou 7, ground floor, Ilisia. Metro: Megaro Mousikis). Dr. Hallie Marshall (Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Film, University of British Columbia) will give a talk entitled, "How to Shop for Books in late 5th-Century Athens".

“The book trade in fifth century Athens is rarely discussed, and issues of literacy in classical Athens, and indeed in later periods, generally focus on questions of what portion of the population would have been literate, education and literacy, degrees of literacy, and the place and function of writing in Athens. This paper will explore our evidence for the selling and buying of books in late fifth-century Athens and argue that, in light of that evidence, we need to reframe our conception of what a book was for Greeks of this period.”

You are all most welcome to join us next Wednesday evening for what promises to be a most interesting presentation.

Jonathan Tomlinson
Assistant Director

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Fred Winter Collection

Miletos: Bouleuterion view E from council-chamber over court to area of S Agora gate and Early Christian basilica (Professor Fred Winter, 1983)

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Indians Who Rocked the World!

For our Canadian film night this autumn we will be screening the 2017 film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World(1 hour 43 minutes; English).

This award-winning Canadian documentary profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the United States on the development of popular music (blues, jazz, folk, pop, rock, heavy metal). Artists profiled include Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, Taboo and others. The title of the film is a reference to the pioneering instrumental "Rumble", released in 1958 by the American group Link Wray & His Ray Men. The instrumental piece was very significant for many artists.

The film features many influential musicians who discuss the musical contributions of Indigenous artists, including commentaries from Quincy Jones, George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Marky Ramone, Slash, Iggy Pop, Buddy Guy and others.

Join us on Wednesday evening, November 21, at 19.30, in the library of the Institute, to learn more about the influence that Indigenous North Americans had on the popular music scene.

Jonathan Tomlinson
Assistant Director

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Fred Winter Collection

Miletos: S. Agora: panorama of area from W by N (Professor Fred Winter, 1983)