The Institute for Research in the Humanities has awarded Jeff Beneker a Resident Faculty Fellowship for academic year 2018-2019. Beneker will be on leave from teaching for one semester while working on his book project, a biography of Pompey the Great.
Professor Laura K. McClure has been appointed President of the Classcial Association of the Middle West and South. She continues a Wisconsin tradition, following in the footsteps of past presidents Water “Ray” Agard (1944-45) and Paul L. MacKendrick (1969-70).
According to Alice Mandell, learning ancient languages gives a person, "... a sense that you are being teleported into the past. You can access stories about the gods as well as the personal letters, prayers, hopes and dreams of ancient people... It gives voice to people who would otherwise be forgotten."
Catherine Bonesho recently had a book note published in the web journal Ancient Jew Review. Read her work addressing Jörg Rüpke's Religious Deviance in the Roman World: Superstition or Individuality? (Translated by David M.B. Richardson), Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Bonesho is a Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and a PhD Candidate.
Preston Atwood was chosen to receive the Lipton Essay Award for his paper, "Erotobucolic Humor as Euphemism in Song of Songs: A Comparison with Theocritus' Idyll 11.19-21." The award of $750 is courtesy of the Center for Jewish Studies at UW-Madison.
In addition, he was selected to receive the Pantzer Scholarship awarded through the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.