Congratulations to Professor Papaioannou! His recent publication, Christian Novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes, is featured as Translation of the Month on the Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index website. Feminae is a website that covers various publications on the topic of women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Prof. Papaioannou’s book is a critical edition and translation of six texts featuring stories of extraordinary women (and men), in tales of transgression and violence, punishment and love, all taking place a little before the year 1000 CE.
Classics’ very own Sam Caldis, doctoral candidate in Ancient History, was named to the Provost Proctorship in Academic Administration for the Fall 2017 semester. The Proctorship, created through the Office of the Provost's Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and hosted by the Office of the Provost, offers doctoral students hands-on experience in higher education administration. In this proctorship, the student will be exposed to the analysis, negotiation and decision-making involved in on-the-ground implementation of the University’s strategic priorities.
This Fall, Professor Sasha-Mae Eccleston joins us as an Assistant Professor specializing in Latin literature of the Roman empire. Coming from Pomona College, Prof. Eccleston received her M.Phil. from Oxford and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, where she wrote a dissertation on Apuleius, now becoming a book entitled “Humanizing Speech: Apuleius and the Ethics of Narration”. With interests in reception and literary theory, she has written articles on the poetry of Anne Carson and Marvel Studio’s Thor, blogged about Spike Lee's Aristophanes adaptation Chi-raq, and is currently working on another large-scale project on reception of epic in the post-9/11 U.S.
Brown and the Deptment of Classics hosted the annual meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians (AAH) in the spring semester, May 4-6, 2017. Over 100 participants attended the event that took place on campus in Alumnae Hall.Professors John Bodel and Graham Oliver, the conference organizers, selected twenty-two papers that addressed a wide range of themes: Harbor Cultures, Refugees and Asylum, Contingency and the ancient economy, New Religions, Slaves and Family, and The Reception of Ancient Historians and Ancient History in the New World.