Antiquity and Continuity, June 7-10, 2005
Hemispheres announces its Summer Teacher's Workshop
Posted: May 10, 2005
Egyptian pyramids. The Ramayana. Mayan temples. Scythian mummies. Ancient cultures are often presented, in our textbooks and classrooms, as civilizations that reached their height long ago, with little emphasis on the endurance of traditions. Although we are separated from "ancient" cultures by 500 to 5000 years, our lives today are marked by their presence. We can better understand the fabric of contemporary culture by studying the threads that weave us together with our past.
Teachers are invited to join Hemsipheres for a four-day workshop exploring the relationship of continuity and change from the ancient period to the modern era. Space is limited. For more info. and registration materials, visit Hemispheres or call Natalie Arsenault at 512.232.2404.
Hemispheres is a collaborative effort of LLILAS, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the South Asia Institute.