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Updates to the COVID-19 Concerns at Brown

Members of the Classics @ Brown Community:

Due to recent updates to the University’s policies as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Classics Department has made the difficult decision to cancel all events for the rest of the academic year.  The health and safety of our community are the main concern for the department.  When events have been rescheduled, we will update our website and resume sending invitations via our mailing list.

Responding to the Growning COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Concerns

Members of the Classics @ Brown Community:

Due to recent updates to the University’s policies as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Classics Department has been encouraged to review our events and invitations to off-campus participants for the remainder of the academic year.  As such, we ask that any members of the public (including alumni/ae) consider their own health and also the wellbeing of others before deciding to travel to campus to attend Classics events.

Book Review Published by Classics Senior Concentrator, Jamie Flynn

Jamie Flynn, a Senior, and a concentrator in Classics @ Brown,  has published a book review of Paul Rahe's recent work on Sparta's strategy and foreign policy during the mid-5th century BCE. The review appears in The American Interest and you can read it online.

Congratulations to Jamie!

Classics Grads Attend "Our Voices: A Conference for Inclusive Classics Pedagogy"

Over the weekend, a group of Classics Department grad students attended the NYC conference entitled, "Our Voices: A Conference for Inclusive Classics Pedagogy."  This inaugural conference was meant to bring together Classical Studies educators who are interested in making the discipline "a more equitable and inclusive place."

[email protected] Withdraws Support from Paideia

The Department of Classics at Brown University shares the deep concern expressed by individuals relating to the climate around inclusivity in the Paideia Institute. Classics @ Brown is removing its support of the Paideia organization and will no longer use Department funds to support its students' participation in Paideia programs.

Maya Smith ’22: Recreating the 9th Century Book of Kells, 12 Centuries Later

For the final project in Prof. Conant's Fall 2019 Course CLAS 1205: The Long Fall of the Roman Empire, student Maya Smith went above and beyond, recreating various elements of the Book of Kells using traditional methods of bookbinding.

A Non-Traditional Approach to Classics

A hand-bound book similar to the 9th century Book of Kells. A 3-D printed set of Diocletian coins. A documentary-style infomercial about how to rid demons from your life, 3rd-century style. In Professor Jonathan Conant's Fall 2019 Course CLAS 1205: The Long Fall of the Roman Empire, students were given a simple guideline for their final project or term paper: "you are limited only by your imagination and my permission".

Classics SCS reception

Successful SCS Meeting for Brown Classics

Brown University made its presence known at this years SCS/AIA annual meeting!  Each year, members of the Brown Classics Department and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World attend the  annual meetings and participate in a number of activities. 

Classics Grads & Faculty Present at SCS/AIA 2020 Meeting in DC

Every winter, the Society for Classical Studies holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America.  Each year, members of the Brown Classics Department and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World attend the meetings and take part in the various activities.  The next SCS/AIA meeting will be held January 2-5, 2020 in Washington, DC, where a number of Classics Department graduate students and faculty will be presenting at the meeting.

Christopher

Classics Grad Wins Modern Greek Studies Essay Prize

Congratulations to Christopher Jotischky-Hull (PhD, Classics) for winning the Modern Greek Studies Association 2019 Victor Papacosma Essay Prize for his essay entitled, The Crowning of the Lyre: Andréas Kálvos and the Appropriation of Pindaric Imagery in Nineteenth-Century Greek Diasporic Poetics

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