Loading Events

 Back to Calendar

  • This event has passed.

Fake Olds History & Alternative Facts in Classical Athens, Talk by Johanna Hanink

February 15, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Hampton Room
2nd Floor, Malott Commons, Scripps College
EU Center

Cosponsored with the Scripps College Department of Classics

The current presidential administration has a reputation for making mistakes about history, but the classical Athenians fudged history, too, in the pursuit of ‘nationalist’ rhetorical aims. This talk will explore a few case studies in how the classical Athenians deployed their own ‘alternative facts.’ Johanna Hanink earned her PhD in Classics from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College) in 2010/2011. She works primarily on theater and performance, literary biography, the cultural life and afterlife of classical Athens, and the historical notion of an ancient “Greek miracle.” This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. If you wish to purchase a lunch, the Malott Commons Dining Hall opens at 11:15 A.M. Doors open to the Hampton Room at Noon.

This event is presented by European Union Center of California