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Faculty Highlights

  • Gunkel Published

    Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, published, “The First Person Singular of the Athematic Middle Optative in Vedic and Indo-Iranian” in the Journal of the American Oriental Society

  • Gunkel Published

    Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, was invited to two lectures this spring. At the University of Vienna he presented, “Evidence for and Against Stress Regulation in Tocharian Meter.” He presented, “Rigvedic *aśiya, *ī́śiya, *rāsiya and the Development of PIE *-ih1-h2e into Indo-Iranian” at Cornell University.

  • Baughan Awarded

    Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology and art history, was awarded a Samuel H. Kress Grant for Research And Publication in Classical Art And Architecture by the Archaeological Institute of America, for the co-edited book (with Lisa C. Pieraccini, UC Berkeley), Etruria and Anatolia: Material Connections and Artistic Exchange forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

  • Stevenson Published

    Walter Stevenson, associate professor of Classical Studies, published the book, The Origins of Roman Christian Diplomacy.

  • Gunkel Published

    Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, and coauthor Kevin M. Ryan published “Vedic Sanskrit vocatives in -an: The case for restoring two endings” in Ha! Linguistic Studies in Honor of Mark R. Hale.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    In the Flesh: Embodied Identities in Roman Elegy by Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, is now available in paperback edition.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, published a new chapter, “What’s in a Name? Mapping Women’s Names from the Graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum" in Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices: Roman Material Culture and Female Agency in the Bay of Naples.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and WGSS, published Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry with Routledge.

  • Baughan published Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology, co-published "Hacimusalar Höyük in the Early Bronze Age" in the American Journal of Archaeology.
  • Simpson Earns University Distinguished Educator Award

    Dean Simpson, Professor of Classical Studies, was named a 2021 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Educator Award at the annual Colloquy celebration.

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