Robert J. Murray lecture series focusing on drama and healing

University of Florida center for Greek studies founder Karelisa Hartigan to speak on March 20 | March 13, 2004

The department of classics is hosting its annual Robert J. Murray lecture series featuring keynote speaker Karelisa Hartigan on Saturday, March 20, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room located in Schmitt Hall. The lecture “Drama and Healing: Ancient and Modern” is free and open to the public.

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 Hartigan’s lecture. For more information, call Edmund Cueva at 513 745-1931.