The Eisenberg Institute kicks off its fall 2015 programming on September 10, 4 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, with Raymond Van Dam's lecture, "Big Cities, Food, and Migration in the Later Roman Empire: A Simple Model." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.

Raymond Van Dam is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Michigan, and adjunct professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Classical Studies. His books include Rome and Constantinople: Rewriting Roman History during Late Antiquity (2010).

On Friday, September 11, 12 p.m. in Tisch Hall, the Institute will introduce its new biennial theme with the symposium, "Senses and Longings: An Introduction." Link for workshop details, including a short description of the proceedings. Panelists include: 

  • Martha S. Jones (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan)
  • Helmut Puff (Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan)
  • Hitomi Tonomura (Professor of History and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan)
  • Howard Brick (panel chair; Louis Evans Professor of History, University of Michigan)

Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.

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