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Grace Berg '16 left, with her project adviser Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor and chair of Classics
Grace Berg ’16 Examines Penelope's Role in Homer’s Odyssey

As more and more contemporary scholars begin to reevaluate the roles of female characters in foundational ancient texts, Grace Berg ’16 is this summer assessing scholarly reactions to reimaginings of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey through an Emerson Summer Collaborative Research Award.  Berg’s project is titled Penelope and Her Odyssey: A Reception Study, and her adviser is Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor and chair of Classics.  More ...

Designed by Zaha Hadid, the Corones Museum is the sixth in Messner’s mountain museums
Bloomberg News Quotes Isserman

In a Bloomberg Business article about famed mountain climber Reinhold Messner, Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and author of Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering From the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, commented on the climber’s accomplishments.   More ...

Shannon Boley '17, right, at Nandamala Buddhist temple in Utica with Ko Salla the monk there.
Shannon Boley ’17 Examines Religious Lives of Utica Refugees

At Hamilton, research into how the city of Utica and its flourishing refugee population affect one another has been going on for over a decade. This summer Shannon Boley ’17 and Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate are studying the religious life of refugees in Utica as part of Harvard’s prestigious Pluralism Project.  More ...

 Rachel Beamish '16 poses in front of Greek temples while studying abroad in Rome.
Ancient Mythology Is New Again in Rachel Beamish ’16 Emerson Project

Classic mythology originated thousands of years ago, yet it still resonates with audiences today. With an Emerson Foundation grant, Rachel Beamish ’16 is examining adaptations of classical and Egyptian mythology within modern young adult novels. She is working with Professor of Africana Studies and Classics Shelley Haley to examine how contemporary novels adapt classical mythology to 21st century American culture.  More ...

Doran Larson
Chronicle of Higher Ed Quotes Larson on Prison Reform

“Private institutions have been at the forefront of the cause since Pell funding was stripped in 1994,” Doran Larson, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Ethics and Christian Evidences, said in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on reaction to President Obama’s pilot program to make some prisoners eligible for Pell Grants.    More ...

Eldevik Presents Paper at Medieval Congress

Associate Professor of History John Eldevik recently presented a paper, "Apostolic Fantasies: The Report of Patriarch John, Calixtus II, and Dreams of Reform in the 12th Century," at the International Medieval Congress, July 6-9, in Leeds, England.  More ...

Ray Siemens gives the ILiADS (Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship) opening keynote address.
Hamilton Hosts ILiADS Institute

A consortium of 23 liberal arts institutions is hosting ILiADS, the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, at Hamilton through Aug. 2. The conference will explore digital humanities, pedagogy and scholarship from a liberal arts perspective.  More ...

Janack Invited Speaker for Literature and Philosophy Conference

Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack  was an invited speaker at an international conference held in Madrid, Spain. The conference, titled After Irony: Discourse, Forms of Life, and Politics, brought together scholars from Europe, the U.S., South America and Canada working on issues at the intersection of discourse ethics, popular culture and philosophy.  More ...

Dave Smallen with consortium agreement signers from Davidson, Colgate and Wellesley
Hamilton Joins Consortium Focused on Online Pedagogy

Hamilton College, Colgate University, Davidson College and Wellesley College have formed  a new consortium focused on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts. The four liberal arts colleges entered into a memorandum of understanding on May 11, and the consortium was announced on The Chronicle of Higher Education on May 12.  More ...

New York Times Publishes Isserman Review

“A true-crime narrative, in the tradition of ‘Helter Skelter,’” is how Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, described Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence in The New York Times Sunday Book Review section on May 3. Summarizing the book’s focus, he wrote, “What is new and valuable in 'Days of Rage' is the comprehensive overview it provides of the violence perpetrated by would-be revolutionary vanguards from the end of the 1960s through the mid-1980s, ...”  More ...

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