Every winter, the Society for Classical Studies holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. Each year, members of the Brown Classics Department and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World attend the meetings and take part in the various activities. The next SCS/AIA meeting will be held January 2-5, 2020 in Washington, DC, where a number of Classics Department graduate students and faculty will be presenting at the meeting.
Congratulations to Christopher Jotischky-Hull (PhD, Classics) for winning the Modern Greek Studies Association 2019 Victor Papacosma Essay Prize for his essay entitled, The Crowning of the Lyre: Andréas Kálvos and the Appropriation of Pindaric Imagery in Nineteenth-Century Greek Diasporic Poetics!
Traveling to attend conferences and seminars is an important part of the graduate student experience at Brown. Being chosen to present at a conference can be an even more rewarding experience for their academic careers and growth as professionals. That’s why the department is pleased to help support our PhD students whenever they get the opportunity to present papers outside of Brown.
This Fall, Professor Candace Rice joins Brown University as Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Classics.
Born and raised in what Prof. Rice says, “might be best described as the middle of nowhere, Texas,” she first studied classical archaeology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was granted a BA in 2006. She then moved to the UK where she earned an M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford in 2008, and a D.Phil. in Archaeology from Oxford in 2012 (with a thesis entitled, Port Economies and Maritime Trade in the Roman Mediterranean, 166 BC to AD 300).
On Tuesday May 8, 2019, the Greek Consul, Stratos Efthymiou, based in Boston, made an informal visit to Brown for discussions with Elsa Amanatidou, Director of the Modern Greek Studies program, and the Classics Department.
On Monday, April 29th, the Department of Classics held its annual New Concentrators Reception. At the end of every academic year, the Classics Department hosts this evening event at the Brown Faculty Club. We invite current Classics Department members and our undergraduate alumni to enjoy refreshments and welcome the new Classics concentrators.