The Parthenon hosts Symposia through the year. Each symposium is an opportunity to gain knowledge of the ancient civilizations that underpin our own, the Parthenon, and contemporary fine art.
Two organizations provide the funding for these lectures: The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park and the Archaeological Institute of America. All lectures are provided free to the community and generally take place at the Parthenon at 6:00 p.m. followed by a reception. Seating is not reserved, but please call 615-862-8431 to RSVP.
PARTHENON SYMPOSIUM: ON THE SACRED ROCK
March 28, 2019 | 6 PM
Join us for “On the Sacred Rock: the Athenian Acropolis from the Drawing Board to the Digital” on March 28. The lecture will be given by Dr. Dorina Moullou of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Department. Dr. Moullou will demonstrate how survey, photography, and photogrammetry can be employed to preserve, restore, and present ancient monuments.
PARTHENON SYMPOSIUM: AFRICAN ATHENA: A DISCUSSION
April 4, 2019 | 6 PM - 8 PM
The Parthenon and DC Consult International are delighted to welcome African American Studies Lecturer & Public Historian Uzoma Obiora to The Parthenon. “African Athena: A Discussion” examines African origins of Greek civilization, and discusses how ancient African and Near Eastern cultures influenced the making of classical Greece.
PARTHENON SYMPOSIUM: MARBLE MONUMENTS AND IMPERIAL IDENTITY: STONE AS SYMBOLS OF POWER IN ANCIENT ROME
April 9, 2019 | 6 PM - 8 PM
The Parthenon and the Archaeological Institute of America will be hosting a lecture given by Dr. Hazel Dodge, Associate Professor and Head of Discipline, Classics, Trinity College Dublin. Her talk will focus on the role and message of stone used in public and private buildings during the Roman Empire, including discussion of how technology, quarrying, and transportation combined to transform the city of Rome.