Congratulations to 2021 Undergrad Prize Winners

Congratulations to all the Classics Undergraduate Prize Winners in 2020-2021! 

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Edwin Wong M.A. ’07 Publishes Book Chapter, “Greek Tragedy, Black Swans, and the Coronavirus: The Consolation of Theatre”

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,”

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John J. Winkler Prize Awarded to Kelly Nguyen

Congratulations to Kelly Nguyen (Ph.D., Ancient History) for winning the John J. Winkler Memorial Prize!

Every year, the Winkler Prize is awarded to the best graduate or undergraduate paper from a North American program in “a risky or marginal area of Classics”. Kelly’s essay, titled “Queering Telemachus: Ocean Vuong, Postmemories and the Vietnam War,” won out over a very competitive field, impressing the judges with her “originality, eloquence, and persuasive and brilliant reading”.

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Catherine Nelli (‘23) and Srinaath Perangur (‘23) Win 3rd Classics Button Badge Contest

This year, Classics @ Brown held our third annual Button Badge Competition!  We asked all undergraduates in Classics courses to create a design that they felt represented Classics at Brown University. 

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Announcing the 2021 Lyon-Foster Undergraduate Prize Exams

The Classics Department is pleased to announce that we are planning to run this year’s Lyon-Foster Language Prize Exams via Zoom.  Since many of us are still working remotely, we're once again asking students to register for the prize exam(s) they are interested in.  

AAACC, co-founded by Kelly Nguyen, wins WCC Award

The Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus (AAACC), co-founded by Classics PhD candidate Kelly Nguyen, wins prestigious 2021 WCC  Professional Equity Award

Inaugural SCS Erich S. Gruen Prize Awarded to Kelly Nguyen

Congratulations Kelly Nguyen for winning the inaugural SCS Erich S. Gruen Prize!

Out of 31 submissions, the SCS committee unanimously awarded Kelly for her paper “What's in a Natio: Negotiating Ethnic Identity in the Roman Empire”, noting its "thoughtful examination of the individual acts of self-fashioning behind funerary epitaphs specifying a natio."

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Announcing the 2021 David Pingree Prize

The Brown Department of Classics is pleased to announce the 2021 David Pingree Prize in Ancient Science and Intellectual History.

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.

"The Art of Mythical History...", a "Trends in Classics" Article by Avi Kapach

On November 26th, Classics PhD candidate, Avi Kapach published an article in Trends in Classics, a schlolarly journal produced by De Gruyter Publishing.  Avi's article, entitled "The Art of Mythical History and the Temporality of the Athenian 'Epitaphioi Logoi'" explores how myth and history was used in the Athenian epitaphioi logoi (public funeral speeches).

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SCS Interviews Kelly Nguyen About Groundbreaking Article for Their Blog

 In May of this year, Classics graduate student Kelly Nguyen (PhD, Ancient History) had an article published in the Classical Receptions Journal. The article captured the attention of Sarah Bond, editor-in-chief of the Society of Classical Studies blog, who contacted Kelly for an interview.  Sarah refers to Kelly’s article as “a groundbreaking article...[that] explores classical reception in and beyond Vietnam for the first time.”