Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Research Our research OIKOS Calendar

OIKOS lecture by Jessica Paga "Block by Block: Piecing Together Athenian Democracy"

When:We 27-01-2021 16:00 - 17:30

If you want to attend, please send an e-mail to Samantha Quinney.

The lecture is hosted by Utrecht University and sponsored by the UU research group Sacrality and the Greek Polis and with the OIKOS Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World and HIERON Network for the Study of Greek Sanctuaries.


Utrecht has asked Dr. Jessica Paga (College of William & Mary) to speak about her newest book release titled Building Democracy in Late Archaic Athens. Jessica’s lecture will discuss monumental structures and their relation to Athenian political regimes, providing us with her own conclusions on built environments and their participation in creating a new democratic Athenian identity.

After the lecture, we will have break-out rooms in which participants can discuss the lecture and bring forth questions from their group to ask Jessica. Once in the main room again, we will have time for your comments and questions. We want this to be as interactive as possible.

About the speaker

Lecture by Dr Jessica Paga (College of Williem & Mary). She specializes in Greek archaeology and history, particularly of the Archaic and Classical periods. Her research is primarily focused on Greek architecture, political history, and epigraphy. Professor Paga is also an active field archaeologist, and has excavated at various sites in Greece, including the Athenian Agora, Cyprus, Corinth, Argilos, and Samothrace, as well as Italy, at Segesta, Sicily.