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Society for Ancient History Fall Lecture

October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Society for Ancient History is pleased to virtually host Dr. Nandini Pandey, Associate Professor of Classics at UW-Madison, as its Fall Speaker this year. Dr. Pandey is currently working on her second book about Roman race and diversity and is a contributing writer to the journal Eidolon. Learn more about Dr. Pandey here:

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Lecture Abstract: “Diversity at the Dinner-Table: Culture, Cuisine, & Roman Imperialism”

How did the Romans experience their empire’s extraordinary ethnic and geographical variety? For one, they collected tokens of its diversity in their cities and homes, even in their dining-rooms. This talk argues that multinational labor, art, and consumer goods brought the world to elite Roman dinner-tables but also reinforced the social dynamics and consumerism that drove Roman imperialism, in ways that might help us rethink some modern links between culture and cuisine.

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October 7, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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