As part of his ongoing research program in classics and science fiction, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner directed a Sunoikisis course development seminar at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., June 5 and 6. The seminar was dedicated to developing a project in digital humanities for teaching Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and to training participating classical studies faculty to teach this material.
Weiner led the seminar with his frequent collaborators Benjamin Eldon Stevens of Trinity University and Brett M. Rogers of the University of Puget Sound.
According to its website, Sunoikisis is a national consortium of classics programs that “seeks to develop a set of common goals and achieve a degree of success and prominence that goes beyond the capacity of a single program.”
The collaborative program, established in 1999, gives students and faculty at participating institutions “opportunities normally available only at large research institutions, while maintaining the advantages of a small liberal arts learning environment.”