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 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 ...

Paultine Yu
Pauline Yu Discusses Value of the Humanities

With the current state of the American job market, many college students are faced with a tough decision: whether they should study what they love, or pursue a discipline that is “safer bet” for one’s job prospects. This dilemma has led to an increased focus on the physical sciences and a cultural devaluation of the study of the humanities.  More ...

Paultine Yu
American Council of Learned Societies President to Lecture

Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS),  will give a lecture  titled “Narratives of the Humanities” on Thursday, April 9, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public and sponsored by Hamilton’s Humanities Forum.  More ...

Jesse Weiner
Weiner Presents at Classical Traditions Conference

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner presented a paper titled “Saxa loquuntur?: Archaeological Fantasies in Wilhelm Jensen’s Gradiva” at a conference on March 28 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.  More ...

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