March 18, 2021

Mesa College Dr. Constance M. Carroll Humanities Institute Lecture Series Hosts Inaugural Lecture Featuring Dr. Carroll

By Office of Communications

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Today, Thursday, March 18, San Diego Mesa College will host the Inaugural Dr. Constance M. Carroll Humanities Institute Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Carroll. The Series will occur bi-annually, and will feature lectures on various Humanities topics by noted scholars. The inaugural lecture features Dr. Carroll who will be lecturing on Aeschylus’ Oresteia and Athenian Politics.


“We wanted to honor Dr. Carroll's vision and commitment to the Humanities, both as our past president and as our Chancellor, which included featuring her as our Inaugural series speaker,” stated Dr. Pamela Luster, President of Mesa College.


Dr. Carroll’s lecture will explore the complex role of tragedy as a unique art form in ancient Greece, especially in the great city-state and later empire of Athens. In addition to its great poetic and literary impact, tragedy also was associated with contemporary politics, sometimes mirroring the contexts and tensions of the military, judicial, and civic issues of the day.  Nowhere was the nexus between tragedy and politics clearer than in the plays of the great tragedian, Aeschylus. His most complete work, The Oresteia, which is the subject of the lecture, demonstrates this close relationship in a compelling manner.


Please register for this event by clicking on this link:


Date/Time:        Thursday, March 18, 2020. 3:00 p.m.

Location:            San Diego Mesa College

Via Zoom, RSVP


Please visit the Dr. Constance M. Carroll Humanities Institute webpage to learn more and get information about upcoming events.  

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