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.”
When the pandemic began to take hold in March, international students were faced with a tough choice: To remain with their friends at Brown, or to return to their home countries before borders were shut. Christopher (PhD, Classics) opted to leave, but has remained just as active within the department as ever.
The Cogut Institute for the Humanities advances “collaborative research and curricular innovation” in humanities and throughout Brown. The Cogut Institute offers a number of fellowships that “support the pursuit of the humanities at Brown University.” These programs “promote active dialogue, public programming, and collaborative teaching and research on the most challenging questions facing humanities scholars today.” This academic year, two members of the Classics Department, and PhD candidate Kelly Nguyen and Prof. Steve Kidd, received Cogut Fellowships.
Typically, at the start of each academic year, the Classics Department hosts a welcome reception at the Brown Faculty Club to celebrate the start of the school year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this Fall we were unable to hold our usual gathering, but that didn’t stop the [email protected] community from celebrating the new academic year!
This year, Classics @ Brown held our second annual Button Badge Competition! We asked all undergraduates in Classics courses to create an design that they felt represented Classics at Brown University.
This Fall, Professor Amy Russell joins the Department of Classics at Brown University as Assistant Professor of Classics. Amy Russell is a Roman political and cultural historian, with a particular interest in architecture, urbanism, and space
This year, the Classics Department is proud to announce that Erika Valdivieso has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award representing the humanities. Erika's dissertation, “The Virgilian Tradition in Colonial Latin America,” utilizes Latin, Spanish and Portuguese sources to reconstruct the context in which Latin poetry was taught, received, and produced in colonial Latin America.