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A Graduate Symposium Presented by the Graduate Group in Classics, Archaeology, and History of Art In honor of Barbara Miller Lane, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Professor Emeritus of History October 4-5, 2013

10/4/2013 to 10/5/2013
When: 10/4/2013
Where: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

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Home: Departure and Destination
A Graduate Symposium Presented by the Graduate Group in Classics, Archaeology, and History of Art
In honor of Barbara Miller Lane, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Professor Emeritus of History

October 4-5, 2013, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Keynote speaker and respondent: Kostis Kourelis, Assistant Professor of Art History, Franklin & Marshall College

What makes a home, and who defines it? The home has a material presence and a place in the mind. It provides a locus of identity formation, negotiation, and display. Home stands as a site for social negotiation as well: who stays, who leaves, and why? What is at stake in the definition of a home, or the departure from it? As a microcosm of social order, the home can also act as powerful metaphor for a society as a whole. Is home defined by what it is, or by what it is not?

Graduate student presentations will address aspects of home from antiquity to the present in the fields of Classics, Archaeology, History of Art, and related fields. Topics can include, but are not limited to: Memory and Nostalgia Materiality and Display Politics and Domesticity Displacement and Homecoming Interplay of the Physical and Imaginary Home Homeland, Colonization, and Empire Defining and Transgressing Boundaries.

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