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“The Ancient Athenian Spaces of Rhetoric and Why It Still Matters” – Westville Campus
September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Heather Augustyn, continuing lecturer in the English and World Languages Department, will present photos of the ruins of Ancient Athens from her recent visit. These sites were utilized by Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle as spaces for discourse on ideas. They were the origins of numerous fields of study, but Augustyn will focus on the discipline of rhetoric and how these Ancient Greeks utilized space in the Agora, the Academy, and the Lyceum, among others. Augustyn will also connect these spaces to today to show the breakdown and the importance of dialogue and discourse on ideas to engage in civic life and encourage the use of the campus and community for similar activities.
This presentation will take place in Library-Student-Faculty building, room 170A on Tuesday, September 13 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion five days prior to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org, 219-989-2163 (Hammond Campus) or 219-785-5545 (Westville Campus).