Our first event of the 2018-2019 academic year will be the presentation and discussion of “Socrates on Death Row,” an immersive reenactment of the trial, imprisonment, and execution of Socrates in 399 BCE, based on the archaeological remains of the Athenian Agora and the writings of Plato. This remarkable program was designed for the Ho Tung Planetarium at Colgate University by Professor Robert Garland and Joseph Eakin and their colleagues and students. Robert Garland is The Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, and Joseph Eakin is the Technical Director and Designer of the Ho Tung Visualization Lab/Planetarium, and both will give short talks and respond to questions. The event will be free and open to the public, but tickets will be required – details about reserving tickets will be posted here soon.
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 p.m
The Dome of the Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA