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Dr. Sarah Nooter, University of Chicago
Keynote on October 5, 2018, at 6 PM
Presenting "Inscribing song: place as time in ancient Greek poetry"
*Opening remarks begin at 5:45*

Sarah Nooter is an associate professor at the University of Chicago in Classics and Theater and Performance Studies. She works on ancient Greek poetry, particularly tragedy, from a literary and affective perspective, as well as on modern poetry and performance. She is the author of When Heroes Sing: Sophocles and the Shifting Soundscape of 

Tragedy (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and The Mortal Voice in the Tragedies of Aeschylus (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and is co-editor with Shane Butler of Sound and the Ancient Senses (Routledge, 2018). She has also published on the reception of Greek drama in twentieth-century Africa and is currently working on questions of embodiment and time in Greek and modern poetry. She is the editor of the journal Classical Philology.

Dr. Sarah Bond, University of Iowa
Keynote on October 6, 2018, at 5:30 PM
Presenting "Space and Social Justice: Exploring GIS, Public History, and Classics"

Sarah Bond is an Associate Professor in the Classics Department at the University of Iowa. She is interested in Roman, Late Antique, and early Medieval history, archaeology, topography and GIS, Digital Humanities, and the role of Classics in pop culture. She obtained a BA in Classics and History with a minor in Classical Archaeology from the University of Virginia (2005). Her PhD is in Ancient History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011). Her book, Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professionals in the Roman Mediterranean, is out now from University of Michigan Press (Fall, 2016) and looks at the lives of marginalized tradesmen like gravediggers and tanners. Follow her on Twitter @SarahEBond, read her Blog, or email her at

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