The Spring 2019 meeting of GISRAM will be on Sunday, January 27 at 3:30 at the home of Professors David Brakke and Bert Harrill. Please RSVP to Professor Brakke (Brakke.2@osu.edu) by January 18. We will discuss Colleen Kron’s work on an infant burial found in the same place as the two Bacchic tablets from Pelinna. If you wish acopy of the paper in advance, please contact Sarah Iles Johnston at johnston.2@osu.edu.

Assistant professor Lisa Mignone of Brown University will deliver a lecture on Roman religion on the afternoon of April 1, 2019. For more information, check back on the Classics Events page.

The Emmert Colloquium on the teaching of myth will be held April 12-13, 2019. For further information, check back here.





Graduate student Marcus Ziemann with his dog

Marcus Ziemann has won this year's Iles Award for the Study of Myth from the Center for the Study of Religion.  The Award will fund Marcus' work on the connection between Assyrian literature and the Iliad, and in particular will enable him to travel and meet with Assyriologists.  Congratulatons, Marcus!

Michael Biggerstaff presented a paper at the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature conference in South Bend, Indiana on  February 3, 2018 entitled "Prophetic Uncertainty as a Source of Religious Diversity in the Hebrew Bible."

Katie Caliva  attended the Spring School on the Material Dimension of Religion at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, where she presented a paper entitled "Pythian 8: Prayers in a Material Context". Katie received funding from both the Graf Fund and the ASC Small Research Grants program to support her travel to the Spring School.

Colleen Kron has presented, or is about to present, several papers:
    “Myth on the Wall: Perceptions of Antiquity in Contemporary Street Art,” Celtic Conference in Classics "Democratizing Classics" Panel, University of St. Andrews, July 11-14, 2018.
    “Children at the Mysteries? The Gold Tablets from Pelinna in Context,” at the International Spring School “The Material Dimension of Religions,” Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, March 5-9, 2018.
    “Prometheus Bound in a Sicilian Performance Context,” on the "Committee on Ancient & Modern Performance" panel 149th Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, January 6, 2018, Boston, MA.

Carman Romano received a grant from the Virginia Brown Fund to travel to Italy to study a manuscript of a humanist commentary on Plautus.

This page will be updated with further events as the year goes on—keep checking back!


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