A collection of maps and images illustrating primarily Greek and Roman history. A collaborative project with historians at the Universtät Münster and supported by major grants from the University of Oregon and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
To view the syllabus for the courses below, please go to the klio homepage
2013: HIST 101: Western Civilization, N. Andrade.
This course examines the formation of western civilization (until 1400 CE) and the social and economic factors that underpinned it. It also explores the criteria through which modern westerners have defined and identified premodern "western" societies. Some of the major topics covered are Greek and Roman practices of citizenship; the formation and collapse of vast Mediterranean empires; the rise of Christianity; the significance of literature about "barbarians"; and medieval engagements with the Roman past.
2013: HIST 412: Ancient Greece. Classical Greece, N. Andrade.
This course examines the history and culture of Greek civilization from its origins to the fourth-century (BCE) rise of Philip II of Macedon, and it explores some of the main current academic issues in Greek history. These include the significance of the Persian invasions; Greek encounters with "barbarians;" Athenian imperialism; sexuality and gender; sports and athletics; and the Macedonian conquest of Greece.
2013 and 2014: HUM 354 The City. Ancient Athens, Renaissance Florence, 20thCent Berlin. J.
Nicols. Fall Term 2013: Tu and Th noon to 13:50 in LIB 42
This course considers the role of culture, political freedom and urban development in three of the most important cities in the western tradition [aka HUM 354: TheCity]
2013: HIST 414: Ancient Rome, The Republic. M. S. Nicols. Fall Term 2013: Mo and We 10a to 11:50 in LIB 41
History and culture of Ancient Rome from the foundation until the end of the Republic (the death of Caesar). Major themes include: the foundation of Rome (literature, archaeology and history), the constitution of the Roman Republic, imperialism, Roman religion and politics, the fall of the republican constitution, Julius Caesar and his competitor.
2013 and 2014: HIST / HUM / PHYS 361. Science and Culture. J. Nicols; co-taught with Professor Greg Bothun, Physics.
2013 and 2014: HIST 414/514 : Ancient Rome: The Principate and Empire J. Nicols
The history and culture of Rome and its Empire from the death of Caesar until the 5th century, AD. Major themes include: the Augustan Principate (art, literature, politics), Christianity and classical culture, the process of Romanization, the fall of the Roman Empire. Lecture and discussion.
2014: HIST 414/514 : Ancient Rome: Late Antiquity, N. Andrade.
This course examines the history and culture of Rome and its Empire from the period of the third-century Tetrarchy to the Arab invasions of the seventh century. Some of the major topics covered are the significance of the rise of Constantinople as an imperial city; the experiences of pagans, Christians, and Jews; shifts in religious authority, factionalism, violence, and asceticism; the "barbarian" invasions or migrations; and the fifth-century collapse of the western Roman empire.
2014: HIST 407/507: Seminar on Comparative Dictatorship, Augustus and Hitler. J. Nicols