Conference: (Re)Imagining Empires

November 2, 2018 – Education Building, Rm L138

 Opening Remarks (8:45 – 9:00)

Daniel Kapust, Professor of Political Science

Sue Zaeske, Associate Dean for Advancement, Arts and Humanities, UW– Madison

 Panel 1 (9-10:15):

Nandini Pandey, CANES: “Theater of Transience: Comparative Empires in the Roman Moral Imagination”

Olivia Baquerizo, CANES: “Trespassers in a Land of Serpents: Imperial Expansion and Boundaries in Lucan’s Bellum Civile”

 Panel 2 (10:30-11:45)

Joe Holwell, History: “The Problem of ‘Empire’: Combating Rome’s Imperial Legacy, Understanding Native Assimilation”

Daniel Kapust, Political Science: “The Tragedy of the Imperial Republic: The Case of Rome”

 Panel 3 (1:30-2:45)

Grant Nelsestuen, CANES: “From Household to Cosmopolis: Conceptualizing Empire in Ancient Greek Political Thought”

Chance McMahon, CLFS: “Jewish and Christian Counter-empires in the Apocalyptic Imagination”

 Keynote Speaker (4:00-5:00)

Michèle Lowrie (Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Classics and the College, The University of Chicago): “An Empire of Security and Care”