I.F. Grose Memorial Lecture
Mar 12, 2013DR. HEATHER GRUBER, assistant professor, Classical Studies
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CLASSICAL STUDIES PRESENTS I.F. GROSE MEMORIAL LECTURE
The classical studies department at Concordia College will present the fifth annual I.F. Grose Memorial Lecture in Classical Studies, “Medicine, Magic and Miracle: Health Care in the Ancient Greek World,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center. A reception will follow. The lecture features Dr. Bronwen Wickkiser.
Wickkiser is assistant professor of classical studies at Vanderbilt University. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College, and a masters and doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. She has written numerous articles and received several honors and numerous fellowships and grants. Wickkiser collaborated with Dr. Peter Schultz, chair of the Concordia art department, on their work on the healing sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, and they co-edited the book “Aspects of Ancient Greek Cult: Ritual, Context, Iconography” (2009).
The Grose Lecture is named after the first president of Concordia College, Ingebrikt Fretheim Grose, who held that position from 1891-1893. He was a trained classicist and only 29 years old when he became president. Dr. Charles Grose of the University of Iowa is the patron of this lecture series in honor of his grand-uncle. The spirit of the Grose Lecture is to foster and support the work of young classicists early in their career, and to bring to Concordia the best cutting edge research in the field.