Hanna Golab Earns Support for Book Project

Hanna GolabHanna Golab has received a yearlong American Council of Learned Societies fellowship and National Endowment for Humanities grant at the American School for Classical Studies at Athens for her book project Songs and Stones: Postclassical Greek Chorus.

The book rewrites the history of ancient literature by bringing to light ritual choral poetry preserved in the extant epigraphic material. Thanks to its unorthodox approach in interpreting stone inscriptions through the lens of ritual performance it shows how ancient Greeks thought with and acted through chorality in the Hellenistic and Roman periods; it demonstrates that choral rituals contributed to the creation of sacred and therapeutic landscapes, dialogues between diverse ethnic and religious traditions, and to forging of complex political relations.

Golab is currently completing a Mellow Postdoctoral Fellowship in CANES.