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.
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.
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).
The Department of Classics held The President Francis Wayland Prize Exams in Latin and Ancient Greek in early November. Typically these financial prizes are offered in the Spring semester and intended for first-year undergraduate students;
Brown University’s Department of Classics and Department of Comparative Literature invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Classical Reception. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2022. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.
Over the summer I enjoyed reading books 10 and 11 of the Odyssey over Zoom with students of 2021 Grimshaw-Gudewicz Lecturer Prof. Christopher Francese at Dickinson College, as part of the process of creating a new DCC Commentary. Now I'm excited to be teaching Latin 101 in person at Carleton College—my first time back in front of a college classroom since 2016.
Edwin Wong (M.A. ‘07 and author of The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected (2019)) recently had a book chapter, “Greek Tragedy, Black Swans, and the Coronavirus: The Consolation of Theatre,”