News and Events
Dr. Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, Senior Lecturer in Roman History at King's College London, spoke on "Their Satanic majesties: Roman emperors and the devil in late antiquity". More here>>
Shelley Haley on Cleopatra:
Shelley Haley, Professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College, spoke on "Cleopatra: From African Queen to Shifting Icon." More here>>
Ghoul Next Door, Plautus' play (Mostellaria)
- Adapted, produced by John Starks, Santino DeAngelo @ Cider Mill Playhouse more>>
- Comedy Scholars' Colloquium, more>>
BU Arabists Participate in Fall 2011 Arab-Spring Conferences
Washington Conference on Post-Mubarak Egypt
This past October, BU Arabic Professors Kevin Lacey, Eid Mohamed, and Tayseer Gomaa, plus undergraduate Arabists Geoffrey B. Daniels and Sereena Karsou, traveled to Washington DC to participate in an international conference on post-Mubarak Egypt, "The Road to Democracy and Economic Development." Read more here>>
Rutgers Workshop on "Current Democratic Movements in the Middle East"
Professors Lacey, Mohamed, and Gomaa took part in a Rutgers University workshop addressing the rise of democracy and the quest for social justice in the Arab world. More here>>
BU Classicist John Starks Wins Blegen Distinguished Professorship
BU classicist John Starks, who specializes in gender, social history, and ethnicity in the ancient Roman Mediterranean, has been awarded the prestigious Blegen Distinguished Visiting Research Professorship for 2010/11. Set up by the late Carl Blegen, excavator of Troy, to honor his wife and her association with Vassar College, the Blegen Professorship allows its winner to concentrate on research, writing, and lecturing during a given academic year. During his time at Vassar, Prof. Starks intends to devote attention to a pair of monographs — one under contract to Cambridge University Press — dealing with actresses in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.
- Read more on the Blegen fellowship and Prof. Starks' project
- See also Prof. Starks' featured profile, this site
Pygmalion: Ballet with music by BU Classics Major Santino DeAngelo
Santino DeAngelo, BU Classics major and local resident, had a new ballet score of his, Pygmalion, produced on campus. Choreographed by JoEllen Kuhlman (BU dance instructor in the BU Theatre Department) and conducted by Cayenna Ponchione (conductor of area orchestras), it involved performing forces that included BU and area dancers and instrumentalists. The ballet interprets the ancient myth of Pygmalion, a sculptor who falls in love with the statue he has made.