The Eisenberg Institute continues its Winter 2014 Thursday Speaker Series on March 13, 4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, with Roger Bagnall's lecture, "Materializing Papyrology." The talk follows the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.

Roger Bagnall is Leon Levy Director and Professor of Ancient History at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2007, Roger Bagnall was Jay Professor of Greek and Latin and Professor of History at Columbia University, where he had taught for 33 years. Educated at Yale University and the University of Toronto, he specializes in the social and economic history of Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique Egypt. He directs NYU's excavation project at Amheida (jointly sponsored with Columbia) in the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt.

On Friday, March 14, 12 p.m. in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Eisenberg Institute presents the workshop, "Papyri, Parchment, Potsherds." The panel features Roger Bagnall, Graham Claytor (Ph.D. Candidate, Greek & Roman History), Jonathan Farr (Ph.D. Candidate, History), and Jonathan McLaughlin (Ph.D. Candidate, Greek & Roman History). Chaired by Katherine French (J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of History, University of Michigan). Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.

These events have been made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.