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SASHA-MAE ECCLESTON WINS A MAJOR GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

Prof. Sasha-Mae Eccleston and Prof. Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton) have been awarded a one
million dollar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of the
Racing the Classics Fellowship Program. In 2017, Professor Eccleston and Professor Padilla
Peralta founded Racing the Classics as an international conference series dedicated to
challenging received assumptions about knowledge production and race in the field of Classics.
The Fellowship Program is based on a cohort model and will combine a summer seminar with a

Graduate Students Presenting Their Work At This Year’s Annual Meeting Of The Society For Classical Studies

Congratulations to the graduate students presenting their work at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies.

Maggie Danaher, “Knemon's Fall: Tragic Disability in Menander's Dyskolos

Christopher Jotischky, "Teaching Latin in Independent Greece: A Metric of Europeanness?"

Clare Kearns, "The Animal as Index of Difference in Longus' Daphnis and Chloe"

Itamar Levin, "The Symbolism of Absence: Public Cenotaphs and Civic Ideology in Archaic Greek Colonies"

Announcing the 2023 Department of Classics Prize Winners

The Department of Classics held The Annual Lafayette Sabine Foster Prize in Ancient Greek, and the President Francis Wayland Prize Exams in Latin and Ancient Greek in April. It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of this year's prize exams, as well as those who have been awarded honors thesis and service prizes (The James Aldrich Pirce Prize, The Minnie Helen Hicks Prize, The Lucius Lyon Thesis Prize and The Workman-Driscoll Premium, respectively). Congratulations to the Spring 2023 winners! 

Wangdrak Dorji ('24) wins the 5th Annual Classics Button Badge Contest

This year, Classics @ Brown held our fifth annual Button Badge Competition!  We asked undergraduate students to create a design that they felt represented Classics at Brown University.  Each year, the chosen image will be printed on button badges as a fun way to show appreciation for the department and identify their fellow classmates. Wangdrak Dorji (class of 2024) created this year’s winning design. Wangdrak received a $250 gift card to the Brown University Bookstore. 

Below is the design inspiration Wangdrak submitted with his image:

Announcing the 2023 David Pingree Prize

Instituted by Isabelle Pingree and Brown University in 2011 to honor the distinguished career of her late husband Professor David E. Pingree, University Professor and Professor of the History of Mathematics and of Classics at Brown University until his death in 2005. This prize will be awarded to the Brown undergraduate from any concentration who presents the best paper in a given year dealing with the rigorous intellectual traditions of the ancient and medieval worlds and their textual sources (including mainly, but not only, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Akkadian).

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Postdoctoral/Post MFA Fellowships in Critical Classical Studies

The Department of Classics at Brown University invites applications for two (2) two-year, non-renewable Postdoctoral/Post-MFA fellowships in Critical Classical Studies to begin July 1, 2023. We seek junior colleagues whose work directly addresses and critiques the structures of power, exclusion, erasure, and violence that have scaffolded past and present models of Classics. The Department fosters especially strong relationships with other departments and centers in the humanities and with the Brown Arts Institute (BAI), a recently formed research enterprise and catalyst for the arts within the university and beyond.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Early Modern Studies

Brown University invites applications for an International Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in early modern studies with a focus on “Humanities in the Colonial World c. 1500-1750’.  The position will be held at the Center for the Study of the Early Modern world (EMW) in the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University, and at the Brown Department of Classics, for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2023.  The Fellow will teach two courses each year in Classics which will be cross-listed as Cogut/EMW courses.

Catherine Nelli (‘23) and Srinaath Perangur (‘23) Win 4th Classics Button Badge Contest

This year, Classics @ Brown held our fourth annual Button Badge Competition!  We asked all undergraduates in Classics courses to create a design that they felt represented Classics at Brown University.  Each year, the chosen image will be printed on button badges as a fun way to show appreciation for the department and identify their fellow classmates. Catherine Nelli and Srinaath Perangur, both class of 2023, co-created this year’s winning design. Each received a $75 gift card to the Brown University Bookstore.

Alan L. Boegehold Honored at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Last Fall, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) paid homage to the late Alan Boegehold (1927-2015) with a room named in his honor.  Thanks to several generous donations, the School’s newly renovated Student Center now includes the Alan L. Bogehold Room, located on the floor of the Annex.  

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Announcing the 2022 Classics Language Prize Exams

The Department of Classics is pleased to announce four language prize exams in the month of March.  Financial prizes will be awarded for each exam!  Exam dates, times, and eligibility vary, so please read the details carefully.

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