CAMS Assistant Professor Jake Nabel has been selected to receive a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship for the 2022/23 academic year. Awarded on a competitive basis, the Loeb Fellowship funds major research projects within the field of Greek and Roman studies. Its support will allow Prof. Nabel to complete his monograph, The Arsacids of Rome: Royal Fosterage and Interdynastic Kinship in Roman-Parthian Relations, for the University of California Press. A study of ancient interstate politics, the book reappraises the relationship between Rome and the Iranian empire of Parthia by foregrounding the careers of several Parthian princes who were sent to live at the court of the Roman emperor in the first century CE.
Join us on April 22 at 3:30pm for the final installment in our lecture series “New Approaches to the Ancient Mediterranean.” Bethany Hucks’ talk will present a guide for the use of 3D models in the Classics classroom from the perspective of methodological theory and the evaluation of source materials rather than a digital manual. What kinds of questions can and cannot be answered when building or viewing models? How can we determine which information to include and how can we know what may be missing or misrepresented in the archival records used to create models? How can 3D models increase equity and access to Classics for culturally deprived communities? What can 3D models teach us about the way ancient people thought about ideas such as authenticity or cultural connectivity, and about the ways that we think about ancient people? What are the practical considerations, limitations, and opportunities that 3D models can provide? The Zoom link is https://psu.zoom.us/j/98822177339
On Friday, March 25, the CAMS Department congratulated Pamela Cole and Mary Lou Munn on their retirement. We also enjoyed Senior Thesis Presentations by Alisia Lee, Abigail Mason, and Casey Snyder, and we were excited to hand out awards to our amazing students. Click for details!
On Thursday, March 31, at 7pm in Foster Auditorium, the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies is hosting a presentation on Uprooting Medea, an all-global majority production of Euripides’ Medea by Khameleon Productions. This Medea questions the pertinent topics of race, belonging and identity through centering these themes which are already prevalent in Euripides’s original.