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."
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.
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).
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