Assistant Professor of Classical Studies James Uden hosted a conference entitled "Literary...
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies James Uden hosted a conference entitled “Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian 3: ‘Literary Interactions across Linguistic, Cultural and Religious Boundaries.’”
“The third conference in the international research project ‘Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan, and Hadrian’ was held at Boston University, organized by James Uden and funded through the generous assistance of the Peter Paul Career Development Professorship. There were fifteen speakers in all, who came from the UK, Europe, Canada, and throughout the US, and a number of graduate students, who participated in lively discussions and chaired the panels. The emphasis of this year’s conference was interaction across lines of language, culture, and religion. Again, the papers shed light on a wide variety of interactions of different kinds, many of which cannot be seen merely by attention to verbal parallels between texts.”
You can read the rest of Professor Uden’s summary, including abstracts and working papers, on the University of St. Andrews website.
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Congratulations to Jeremy Fischer, a major in Ancient Greek and Latin, and Meghan Kelly, a major in Classical Civilization for successfully defending their theses. Jeremy’s thesis is entitled “Ovid’s Panopticon: Politics, Poetic Structure and the Fragmented Persona in the Amores.” He received an Alumni Award for Writing Excellence for his work. Meghan’s thesis is entitled “Ennepe Mousa: The Muse in Homer, Dante, and Yeats”
Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies has recently awarded a summer internship in Greece to Josh Allbright, an Ancient Greek and Latin major who attended the BUPh Summer Study in Greece in 2014 and is currently enrolled in Kelly Polychroniou’s Intermediate Modern Greek class, as well as continuing his studies in Ancient Greek, Latin, and French. Through the efforts of Ms. Polychroniou, director of our Modern Greek program, working with Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis, the Assistant Director of Curricular Development for the Center, Josh became the first non-Harvard student from the United States to hold this prestigious award. Josh will work as part of a team with a Greek student in Nafplio on a project that combines academic, linguistic, and civic components. Congratulations to Josh and many thanks to Kelly Polychroniou for this outstanding achievement!
Happy Greek Independence Day!
Boston University is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship through May 1, 2015. The scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students of Greek birth or ancestry who have completed at least one semester at Boston University, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. To apply, eligible students must complete a two-page application and write a short essay.
Established in 1985, the endowed scholarship fund is a gift from Boston University alumnus Nicholas Gage (DGE’61, COM’63, Hon.’85) in honor of his mother, Eleni Gatzoyiannis. The scholarship serves to recognize and memorialize her struggle and martyrdom to protect her children’s lives and to secure their freedom against Communist guerrillas during the Greek Civil War, which resulted in her death at the guerrillas’ hands. A renowned author, Gage depicted the story of his mother’s life in a prize-winning biography Eleni, which he subsequently produced as a feature film of the same title.
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In advance of the May 1 deadline, completed applications should be returned to Liberty Collom via e-mail, postal mail or hand-delivery to the BU Financial Assistance, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
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Undergraduate courses for the Fall 2015 semester have been announced! Check our course webpage for more information. Many of these descriptions offer more details than those on studentlink. Topics for seminar courses will be added once they become available.
The Digital Loeb Classical Library has won the PROSE Award (American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence) in the category “eProduct/Best in Humanities. See the announcement here.
Hear an interview (here) with our own Professor Jay Samons on the recent discovery of the Tomb of Amphipolis!
Check out the article in the Daily Free Press about the BU Philhellenes Project and an event the group is hosting tonight!
Alumni traveled from near and far to join Classics faculty at the Core-Classics Reception on September 20th. We hope to see more familiar faces next year!
Professors Esposito, Nelson, and Vasaly visited alumna Emily (Klaser) Bassett on her battleship, the USS Arlington. Check it out here.