Congratulations to our faculty and alumni on the recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession in the form of prestigious awards from the Society for Classical Studies:
The Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit (for one of three outstanding contributions to classical scholarship published by members of the Society within the preceding three years):
Shadi Bartsch, Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Outreach Prize (for outstanding projects or events by an SCS member or members that make an aspect of classical antiquity available and attractive to an audience other than classics scholars or students in their courses):
Benjamin Stevens for his initiative (with Brett Rogers) on classical traditions, science fiction, and fantasy.
Award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level: Stacie Raucci
We are happy to announce that Emily Austin will be joining the department in July 2016. Emily completed her Ph.D at Boston University, where she taught courses on Homeric heroes and the ancient world. Her research interests include Greek literature, especially Homeric epic, emotions, characterization, and communication in ancient literature. She is working on a book, tentatively titled Grief, Anger, and the Iliadic Hero, that explores the emotional motivations of vengeance in the Iliad, identifying a unique and unnoticed link between grief and longing in the poet's description of Achilles’ grief for Patroklos.
The Department of Classics announces Emily Mackil as the lecturer for the 2016-17 Classics Lecture Series. She will be delivering a lecture every Tuesday in November at 5:30.
Curated by Sofía Torallas Tovar:
Royal Reeds: Papyrological Journey Up The Nile
Archivo de la Corona de Aragón, Barcelona.
Opening on April 20th
We are excited to announce that Catherine Kearns will be joining the department in July 2016. Katie is currently an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and ancient environments. Her research interests include landscape archaeology and survey, social theory, historiography, and paleo environmental studies. Her book project examines the social and political dimensions of changing human-environment relationships and the re-emergence of polities on the island of Cyprus during its Iron Age.
Congratulations to Michele Lowrie on being invited to accept the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship effective November 1, 2015.
Alain Bresson delivers on Thursday, September 24, 2015, the opening lecture of the Convegno Internazionale di Studi Sulla Magna Grecia at Taranto, and on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the Michael I. Rostovteff Lecture at Yale.
Joy Connolly (NYU) will becoming to our department as the 2016 George B. Walsh lecturer which will be held on Friday, February 26th at 4 PM in Classics 110.
Her lecture is entitled "The Promise of the Classical Canon: Hannah Arendt and the Romans."
A reception will follow.
Clifford Ando has been invited to deliver the Maestro Lectures for 2015 at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.