News and Events
Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe: Mon 3-Dec at 3:00, LN 1324C
On Monday, 3 December at 3:00 in LN 1324C, Dr. Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, Senior Lecturer in Roman History at King's College London, will be speaking on 'Their Satanic majesties: Roman emperors and the devil in late antiquity'. More here>>
Shelley Haley on Cleopatra: Mon 19-Nov at 2:15, UUW 324
On Monday, 19 November at 2:15 in UUW 324, Shelley Haley, Professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College, will be speaking on "Cleopatra: From African Queen to Shifting Icon." More here>>
Ghoul Next Door, Plautus' play (Mostellaria)
- Adapted, produced by John Starks, Santino DeAngelo, 10, 11 May @ Cider Mill Playhouse more>>
- Comedy Scholars' Colloquium, 11 May more>>
Spring 2013 CNES Courses
CNES Professors Receive Individual Development Awards
Individual Development Awards have been announced for Visiting Assistant Professors Eid Mohamed and Tina Chronopoulos for Fall 2011. To quote the memo regarding the awards, "The IDA program provides up to $1000 for UUP-represented employees to engage in activities that further professional development."
Professors Mohamed and Chronopoulos have recently been very active attending conferences and delivering papers, actitivties to be supported, at least in part, by this funding.
Arab Spring to be Taught by CNES Arabist Eid Mohamed
Visiting Assistant Professor Eid Mohamed is to teach a course on Arab Spring this spring semester, 2012. We are very excited about this opportunity; see more here>>
BU Arabists Participate in Fall 2011 Arab-Spring Conferences
Washington Conferenceon 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"
This past November 16, 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, this past 20-Oct 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.