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Suzanne Marchand (LSU) - 'The Great War and the Ancient World'

This is a Lorenz Eitner Lecture for Classical Studies. 
Prof. Suzanne Marchand presents ‘The Great War and the Ancient World’. The First World War has been rightly called ‘the first modern war’—but Europeans came into it deeply and richly versed in the literature, history, imagery, and languages of the ancient world.  This lecture treats the impact of the war on  European classical ideals, imagery, and education, extending its inquiries into the interwar period.
Suzanne Marchand is LSU System Boyd Professor of History at LSU, where she teaches European intellectual history.  She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and from the University of Chicago, and is the author of two major books,Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970 (Princeton University Press, 1996) and German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Religion, Race, and Scholarship (Cambridge University Press, 2009). 
The Lorenz Eitner Lectures on Classical Art and Culture publicize classics and classical scholarship to a wider public. The series has been endowed by Peter and Lindsay Joost, great friends and benefactors of Stanford Classics, in honor of the late Lorenz Eitner, director of Stanford’s art museum, now known as the Cantor Center, in the 1960s-80s. He also chaired what was then the Department of Art and Architecture and was a distinguished expert of French Romantic painting, and the author of a dozen books on art and art history. In naming these annual lectures after him, we honor the memory of a renowned scholar, teacher and writer who oversaw the expansion of our art museum to a leading regional art collection.



Friday, October 17, 2014. 05:30PM


Stanford Humanities Center


Humanities Center, Department of Classics




Free and open to the public. Reception with light refreshments at 5:30pm. Doors close and talk begins at 6:00pm.