Hartigan is a professor of classics at the University of Florida, where she is the founder of the center for Greek studies and has served as co-director since 1980. She also created Text and Presentation, a comparative drama conference at the University of Florida. With five published books and 30 articles, Hartigan focuses on drama and the relationship between the ancient and modern worlds. In 1997, she directed a summer session at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and in 1998 she taught for College Year in Athens.
The lecture series is named to honor Robert J. Murray, professor of classics from 1960-1997, for his many contributions to the University and the Honors Bachelor of Arts program. The annual series carries on the spirit of humanities education presented by the H.A.B. program, where students pursue the study of Latin, Greek and philosophy over four years, in addition to the core curriculum.
A reception immediately follows Hartigans lecture. For more information, call Edmund Cueva at 513 745-1931.