The Boston Area Roman Studies Conference

Ovid and Augustan Culture:
A Conference in Honor of
Patricia J. Johnson

Friday, April 26, 2019

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The Boston Area Roman Studies Conference (BARSC) was instituted in 1995 to promote the study of Latin literature and Roman culture, to increase the visibility of these studies in the New England scholarly community and to provide a place for area Latinists and Romanists to meet, socialize, and exchange ideas.

The BARSC is sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies and the Center for the Humanities at Boston University and is held annually in April. The conference is open to anyone interested and is free of charge. Following the conference is a dinner, and those wishing to attend must pre-register via Eventbrite. The registration deadline (for dinner only) is April 22, 2019.

The 2019 Conference will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, with registration opening at 3:00 p.m. and the program starting at 3:30 p.m. in Barrister’s Hall in the BU School of Law (765 Commonwealth Ave). Dinner will follow. For directions to the School of Law and a campus map click here. There is a parking lot open to the public near the School of Law at Granby Street, 665 Commonwealth Ave, click here for rate and location information (refer to Granby Street Lot, Lot N).

Below is the program for the 2019 Conference.

Friday, April 26, 2019
John F. Miller, University of Virginia
“The Lover’s Calendar”

Ioannis Ziogas, Durham University
Lex amatoria: Teaching Law and Love in the Age of Augustus”

Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College
“Still, She Persisted: Materiality and Memory in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

For more information please call the Department of Classical Studies (617-353-2426) or contact Meghan Kelly at