Jesse Weiner

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner presented two papers on his work in digital humanities and the classics at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS). The meeting took place Oct. 6th and 7th in New York City.

In “Classics, Science Fiction, and the 21st Century Digital Classroom,” Weiner discussed the development of a course and digital platform for teaching classical traditions in science fiction. Stemming from a faculty development seminar he directed at the Center for Hellenic Studies in June, Weiner is developing this course in conjunction with Sunoikisis, an organization dedicated to finding innovative technological strategies and resources for small classics departments to share resources.

He presented his second paper, “The Soundtrack to My Class: Auditory Exercise and Digital Humanities in Greek and Latin Classrooms,” with Norman Sandridge of Howard University. Drawing upon courses Weiner teaches at Hamilton, he and Sandridge discussed ways in which aural exercises – enhanced through projects in digital humanities – can enrich more traditional language pedagogies in Ancient Greek and Latin classrooms. 

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