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Curtis Dozier Mahindra Lecture: Classical Athens and Contemporary White Ethnonationalism (video)

May 14, 2021

Professor Curtis Dozier gave a paper “Classical Athens and Contemporary White Ethnonationalism" on April 27, 2021 as part of the Mahindra Humanities Seminar "Classical Traditions" and as the second installment of a number of ongoing presentations on treating the Classics in the context of the rise of extreme forms nationalism and racism. Professor Dozier is Director of the website “Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics,” which since 2017 has documented examples of...

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DIAR Update: Microgrants and Webpage

April 20, 2021

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism committee invites applications for microgrants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funds can be used to sponsor reading groups, classroom visits by external speakers, small exhibits and any such initiatives or projects aimed at promoting diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in our department.

A link to the application can be found on the new departmental...

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Paul Kosmin awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 9, 2021

Paul Kosmin, Philip J. King Professor of Ancient History, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2021–22 to write his book on "The Ancient Shore." Guggenheim Fellowships are open to all fields and therefore extremely hard to get. This year, Professor Kosmin was the only person listed under "Classics." See all recipients on the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website.

This very exciting news comes hot on the heels of the publication...

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Richard Thomas Mahindra lecture on YouTube

March 17, 2021

Professor Richard Thomas gave a paper on March 10, 2021 as part of the two Mahindra Humanities Seminars "Classical Traditions" and "Civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome." The talk, entitled “Viktor Pöschl’s Virgil and Fascist Aesthetics,” was recorded and is available for viewing on YouTube.

The talk was was well attended and was followed by lively and productive discussion. It focused on the ways in...

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Classics on the radio: J. Maya’s "Achilles Heel"

February 22, 2021

Congratulations to Janani Krishnan-Jha '20 on the success of her first single, entitled "Achilles Heel," which generated over a million worldwide streams within a month of its release in January! She has just signed to Expand Music as their second artist after the hugely successful Conan Gray and is in discussions with the world’s biggest labels about a record deal. Long a fan of Greco-Roman mythology, Janani loved learning more about ancient Greek culture and its modern receptions when she took CLS-STDY 152: The Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece in Fall 2019. Listen...

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