Boshell Lecture Series: Blackness in Antiquity
Authors and historians such as Homer (9th century BCE) and Herodotus (5th century BCE) refer to the people in present-day Egypt and Sudan as having sun-kissed complexions. But how was race, racialization, and racism thought about in the Ancient Mediterranean world? This discussion between Dan-el Padilla Peralta, scholar, author, and Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton University, and Dr. Gina Borromeo, the Walters’ Senior Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs and its Senior Curator of Ancient Art, explores that. Following the conversation, please join us for a Q&A with the speakers and a reception in our Level 1 Lobby.
This program is one of two lectures that are generously funded each year by the Boshell Foundation.