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3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202, USA

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A lecture by Katharine Huemoeller, Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, The University of British Columbia.

Kubrick’s 1960 film Spartacus is not known for its historical accuracy, but there is one important thing the film gets right: both men and women took part in the revolt. This talk explores enslaved women’s participation in the slave uprisings of the Roman Republic. Huemoeller argues that rebel women, visible only through tantalizing archival traces, were consciously effaced from the stories that Roman slavers told about these conflicts.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, Katharine Huemoeller worked in the non-profit sector in Washington, DC on issues of gender equity. She then went to Princeton University and earned her doctorate in Classics through the interdisciplinary Program in the Ancient World and completed a certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Following a year as a Rome Prize fellow at the American Academy in Rome, Huemoeller joined UBC in 2016.

Free and open to the public.

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