The Department of History is sponsoring a lecture by Anthony Kaldellis, Onassis Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, on February 24 at 3:30 PM.

The Byzantine Loss of Asia Minor in the Eleventh Century: Causes and Models

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:30 PM

John Hope Franklin Room
Social Sciences Research Building, room 224
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Reception to follow.

Kaldellis is visiting Chicago under the auspices of Onassis Foundation (USA), which organizes and sponsors the visits of eminent scholars and prestigious speakers from the United States and abroad to university campuses and other educational and cultural institutions. Since its inception in 2000 the program has sponsored more than two hundred scholars in countries throughout the Americas.

Anthony Kaldellis received his doctoral degree in history from the University of Michigan in 2001 and is a professor of Classics at Ohio State University, with a courtesy appointment in OSU's Department of History. Kaldellis has written extensively on many aspects of Byzantine history, literature, and culture. His work has focused on the reception of the classical tradition, including authors, genres (Ethnography after Antiquity), identities (Hellenism in Byzantium), and monuments (The Christian Parthenon). His most recent monograph proposes a new, Roman interpretation of the Byzantine political sphere (The Byzantine Republic: People and Power at New Rome).

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact David Goodwine, dgoodwine@uchicago.edu or (773) 702-8397.

By Joanne M. Berens, MFA'93, jberens@uchicago.edu