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Conference on Virgilian Space and Places

The Departments of Classics of Amherst College and UMass Amherst are hosting a conference on “Virgilian Space and Places”  on Friday and Saturday October 15 and 16. The speakers are Alessandro Barchiesi (NYU/Siena), Brian Breed (UMass), Cynthia Damon (Penn), Elena Giusti (Warwick), Alison Keith (Toronto), Micah Myers (Kenyon), Aaron Seider (Holy Cross), Sarah Spence (Georgia), Richard Thomas (Harvard), Graham Zanker (Canterbury/Adelaide), and Tom Zanker (Amherst). The full conference schedule can be found here [revised 09.29.21]. All sessions will allow for both in-person and virtual attendance.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required both for in-person attendance (on a space-available basis and as campus Covid-19 protocols allow) and to receive a link to participate remotely via Zoom. The registration form is here. Early registration is encouraged (by October 1 if ordering lunch on Saturday).

Please contact the organizers with any questions: Brian Breed ( and Tom Zanker (