Alum Receives Fellowship Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced awards announced last week.  Sinclair Bell (’95 Classical Studies Major, History Major), Professor at Northern Illinois University, has received fellowship funding for research and preparation of a book on the representation of Africans in ancient Roman art.  His project is titled: Race and Representation in the Roman Empire: Images of… Continue Reading: Alum Receives Fellowship Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Student Publication in Ad Meliora

Student Queen McKee (’23) has published a piece in Ad Meliora titled Reimagining Lysistrata: Gender Expansion, Equity, Representation and Impact.  Check it out here: https://medium.com/ad-meliora/reimagining-lysistrata-gender-expansion-equity-representation-and-impact-beb6b5b4affc

Dept Support of the ZSR Librarians’ Assembly, Statement on Online Proctoring Services

The Classics Department supports the ZSR Librarians’ Assembly, Statement on Online Proctoring Services, July 23, 2020, which includes this statement:   “While we affirm the need to ensure academic integrity and protect academic freedom, as well as the need to meet the requirements of various accrediting bodies, we must place before all of these our commitment to a… Continue Reading: Dept Support of the ZSR Librarians’ Assembly, Statement on Online Proctoring Services

Screening & Panel Event

Following a screening of Spike Lee’s 2015 Film Chi-raq, Professors Sherri Lawson Clark, Ronald Neal, and T.H.M. Gellar-Goad offered their perspectives on the film’s intervention in questions of race, class, and non-violent protest. While acknowledging the film’s controversial approach, which applies bold satire to painful community trauma, the panelists found value in the film’s skillful adaptation… Continue Reading: Screening & Panel Event

Centering Black Classicists Exhibit Reception

On Friday, January 17th, we held a kick-off reception for the 14 Black Classicists exhibit currently on display in the ZSR Ammons Gallery.  This exhibit is a photographic portrait series featuring Black scholars, teachers, and leaders in the field of Classics whose forgotten histories have been recovered by the archival research of Professor Michele Valerie… Continue Reading: Centering Black Classicists Exhibit Reception

Gellar-Goad and Polt Receive Activism Award of the Lambda Classical Caucus

Congratulations to T. H. M. Gellar-Goad of the Classics Dept at Wake Forest University and Christopher B. Polt of the Classical Studies Dept at Boston College on receiving the Activism Award of the Lambda Classical Caucus, for their work lobbying the Classical Association of the Middle West and South to better protect LGBTQI+ members of the… Continue Reading: Gellar-Goad and Polt Receive Activism Award of the Lambda Classical Caucus