The CHS supports scholars and their research with a variety of configurations. All fellows receive an appointment for at least one academic year. Fellows receive varying levels of support and reside at the Center for up to two weeks, or for a semester, or even for the full academic year (September through May), depending on the scope and needs of their proposed projects. The CHS also nominates fellows to special, ongoing positions.
For more information about the research supported by the CHS, see the Fellowships Research Bulletin.
CHS Fellows in Hellenic Studies
Paul Bednarowski (PhD University of Texas at Austin) has taught at George Washington University, the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. His research interests include Ancient Epic, Greek Drama and Cognitive Film Theory and focuses on how techniques aimed at first-time audiences influence texts’ thematic content and value as evidence for contemporary views of religion, politics, and society. He is currently investigating how tragic characterization uses cultural cues to invite emotional investment and engage its audience through dramatic effects.
Emiliano J. Buis (PhD Buenos Aires) is an Assistant Professor in Law and a Senior Lecturer in Greek Language and Literature at the Department of Classics, University of Buenos Aires. He is an Assistant Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Argentina) and chairs the Working Group on Archaic and Classical Greek Law (DEGRIAC) at the National Institute for Legal History. He has been a Postdoctoral Short-Term Fellow of the Argentine Government at the EHESS/ Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne and a Stipendiat-Gastforscher at the Max-Planck-Institut für europaïsche Rechstgeschichte. Buis' research interests include Athenian law and justice, Greek comedy, the legal regulation of gender in ancient Greece and the history of international law and the law of armed conflicts in antiquity. He co-edited (with Elsa Rodríguez Cidre) the book La polis sexuada. Normas, disturbios y transgresiones del género en la Grecia Antigua (2011) and is currently finishing a monograph on Comic Justice. The Poetics of Athenian Law in Aristophanes. At the CHS, his research will focus on the literary use of juridical allusions and legal rhetoric in the fragments of Eupolis.
Ilaria Bultrighini (PhD “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara) has recently received her Ph.D. in Ancient History and Archaeology at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara. Greek epigraphy is central to her research interests, which focus on the Athenian Chora from the Archaic to the Roman period, with a special emphasis on religious and cultic aspects and theatrical activity in rural and coastal demes. Her current projects include the publication of her doctoral thesis, “The Attic Demes of Paralia”, as well as articles on related areas of interest. She plays an active part in the activities promoted within the “Ergasterion seminars on Greek Epigraphy” at Sapienza University of Rome, where she also presented papers. While at the CHS, she will explore the history and archaeology of rural Attica, with a particular focus on inland and coastal demes, their respective peculiarities and their relationship with the urban center.
Stefano Caciagli (PhD Università di Bologna) is research collaborator of University of Bologna and the author of a monograph on the contextualisation of Sappho and Alcaeus’ poetry, Poeti e società (Amsterdam 2011). He has worked also in Paris (Centre Gernet - EHESS) in 2008 and at University of Lausanne from 2009 to 2011. His research interests focus on the relationship between the societies of archaic Greece – especially those of Athens or of Lesbos – and the poetic forms produced in these contexts. At the CHS he is going to work on Alcman and Solon’s poetry to research a good historical and social parallel for the Lesbian society.
David P. C. Carlisle (PhD UNC Chapel Hill) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Cornell College. His research focuses on questions of narrative technique in Classical literature, especially prose fiction, and is concerned most recently with the (meta-)narrative “control level,” i.e., the way in which the system of rules governing the story-world can be written into the narrative itself. At the CHS, he will be completing research on the development of dreams and other divine revelations in ancient prose fiction, while also continuing a project to develop an online commentary on Xenophon’s Cyropaedia in collaboration with several past fellows and the developers of the Sunoikisis Greek courses.
Anca Dan (PhD University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne) is interested in the history of Greek and Roman representations of spaces and peoples and in their receptions. She studied in Bucarest (1998-2001) and Paris (2001-2012) and wrote a PhD dissertation (Reims, 2009) on the ancient geography of the Black Sea area (forthcoming in Brepols, Orbis Terrarum). As a fellow of the Onassis Foundation and of the Greek Government in Athens (2009-2011), she has prepared editions and commentaries of Greek and Latin geographical texts (Dionysius of Byzantium & Pliny the Elder, forthcoming). In Topoi, DAI Berlin (2011-2012), she has worked on the relationship between spaces and peoples, focusing on the invention of the first Pontian identity. From the fall of 2012, she will be a researcher in CNRS (AOROC-École Normale Supérieure), Paris. Her project in CHS is the study of Strabo’s Troad and of its reception, for the Belles Lettres volume of Strabo XIII.
Yannis Galanakis (D.Phil. Oxford) is the Curator for the Aegean Collections and the Sir Arthur Evans Archive at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (until 31 August 2012). From 1 January 2013 he will take up his new appointment as University Lecturer in Classics (Greek Prehistory) in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow and Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at Sidney Sussex College. His diverse research interests include the archaeology and art of Bronze and Early Iron Age Aegean, mortuary archaeology and architecture, the collection and display of the past, and the integration of material, textual, historical and scientific-based research. His forthcoming book The Aegean World: A Companion Guide to the Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean Collections at the Ashmolean Museum will be published at the end of 2012 by Kapon Editions. He is currently preparing a monograph stemming from his Oxford doctoral research on The Power of Death. Funerary Architecture and Practice in the Aegean, 1700-1000 BC (to be published by CUP). He is also leading the study and publication of a number of Late Bronze Age tombs and their assemblages from Thessaly, Messenia and Crete. At the CHS, he will focus on Tomb Robbers, Art Dealers and the Trafficking of Antiquities: Greek Archaeology under the First Archaeological Law, 1834-1899.
Paulin Ismard (PhD University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) is an Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) in Ancient Greek History at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, in France. His research interests focus on the civic societies in classical and hellenistic periods. His publications include a book on associations in Attic from archaic to hellenistic period (La cité des réseaux, Paris, 2010) and a coedited volume on politics in classical Athens (with V. Azoulay, Clisthène et Lycurgue d'Athènes, Paris, 2011 ; for a full list, see http://www.anhima.fr/spip.php?article357). While at the CHS, Paulin will be working on public slavery in classical and hellenistic cities.
Sara Kaczko (PhD Rome "La Sapienza") is Assistant of Greek and Latin Grammar at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". Her fields of research lie in archaic and classical Greek language and literature and chiefly on the Greek dialects as prestigious elements in the Greek literary, especially poetic, production. More recently, her research has been focusing on stone and literary epigrams of the archaic, classical and post-Classical era. She has recently published a paper on some original archaic epigrams on stone and their literary copies in the Palatine Anthology (From Stone to Parchment: Epigraphic and Literary Transmission of Some Greek Epigrams «Trends in Classics» 1/1). At CHS she will work on an interdisciplinary commentary of the dedicatory Attic stone-epigrams together with a comprehensive study of their literary and linguistic aspects (Archaic and Classical Dedicatory Epigrams on Stone: Commentary with a Literary and Lingustic Study).
Francesco Mambrini (PhD University of Trento / EHESS, Paris) has worked for the Ancient Greek Dependency Treebank (Perseus Project) since its creation in 2009. His researches are currently focused on Ancient Greek and computational linguistics. In particular, he is engaged in the creation of digital annotated corpora and in showing how these resources can contribute to scholarly work in different areas of classical studies, from linguistics to philology, history and archeology. He is one of the promoter and co-chair of the conference “Annotated Corpora for Research in the Humanities” (ACRH), currently at its second edition. He is a staff member of the Hellespont Project (Perseus Project, Tufts University – Arachne, University of Cologne).
Consuelo Manetta (PhD University of Rome “Tor Vergata”; University of Sofia, St. Kliment Ohridski), is adjunct professor at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She has been involved as staff member in different archaeological projects (University of Rome “Sapienza”; University of Padova; DAI Institut/Abteilung Rom). Her research interests include different aspects of Greek and Roman Archaeology (architectural decoration, tombs and sarcophagi, mosaics) with a special focus on funerary wall paintings of the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Her doctoral thesis has regarded the study of painted tombs belonging to the territories of the ancient Thrace (present-day Bulgaria), from the Late Classical period to Late Antiquity. Some of the results of her research are forthcoming in a monograph published by L’Erma di Bretschneider, Rome. Manetta’s research at the CHS will be focused on the characteristics and influences of social, material and votive Thracian culture during the Late Classical and the Hellenistic periods. The collected data of the Thracian funerary contexts will be reviewed in the light of new interpretative methodologies and recent historical as well as archeological acquisitions, in order to analyze many issues related with the wall paintings.
Jim Marks (PhD University of Texas at Austin) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. His research interests include archaic Greek poetry, Greek and Roman epic, and ancient religion.
Anna Marmodoro (PhD Edinburgh) is a Fellow in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She directs a large-scale research program supported by the European Research Council, with the title “Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies”. The project investigates the nature of the fundamental building blocks of reality: how the ancients conceptualized them, and how we do it. More information about the project and its research activities can be found at http://www.power-structuralism.ox.ac.uk. Anna's main area of interest is ancient and contemporary metaphysics, within a broadly Aristotelian framework. She is interested in issues concerning the nature of properties, dispositions, relations, composition and structure, and causation. Her publications span classical and medieval philosophy, contemporary metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion.
Peter Meineck (PhD University of Nottingham) is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics at New York University and the Founder of Aquila Theatre. He also holds a special professorship at the University of Nottingham. He is interested in the translation, production and direction of classical drama, applied theatre and a cognitive theory of drama. He will be working on a new translation of Menander's "The Woman from Samos". Photo credit: Lois Greenfield
Milena Melfi (PhD University of Messina) is a Lecturer in classical art and archaeology (New College) and a curator of casts of Greek and Roman sculptures (Ashmolean Museum) at Oxford University. Her research interests focus on the re-definition of the role, functioning and frequentation of Greek religious sites, starting from the combined study of material and written sources. She has conducted numerous excavations and field surveys in Greece, Sicily and Albania and she is the author of a volume on the sanctuaries of Asklepios in Greece. While at the CHS she will be working on a new book on the archaeology and history of Greek sanctuaries in Late Hellenistic and Early Roman times (146 BCE- 14CE).
Francoise Mirguet (PhD University of Louvain) is an Assistant Professor of Hebrew at Arizona State University. Her first book, La représentation du divin dans les récits du Pentateuque, was published in 2009 by Brill. Her research then took her to Greek-speaking Jewish communities. She is at work on a book provisionally entitled Emotions in Judeo-Hellenistic Narratives: Embodiment, Social Functions, and Identities. The book analyzes different discourses on emotions in Hellenistic Judaism, in the broader context of contemporary Hellenistic philosophy, and explores their social functions and literary representations.
Arum Park (PhD University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) worked at Amherst College, the University of Oklahoma, and Washington and Lee University before coming to Brigham Young University as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics. Her primary areas of research are Archaic and Classical Greek poetry, but she has presented papers on authors ranging from Hesiod to Longus, has published an article on Ovid, has contributed several entries to the encyclopedia portion of the Pausanias Digital Heritage Project, and has a continuing interest in Augustan literature, particularly Vergil’s Georgics and Eclogues. While at the CHS she will work on a book examining the concepts of gender, genre, and truth in Pindar and Aeschylus.
Ioanna Patera (PhD Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris), has been research associate at the Centre Anhima (Paris), and adjunct lecturer at the EPHE. She pursued her post-doctoral research at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, Erfurt University. Her research focuses on religion, ritual, and material culture. She has written on ritual space, rituals such as sacrifice, and various festivals and cults of Demeter. Her doctoral thesis on Greek offerings is currently in press. In this book she explores the way offerings arrived, were displayed and finally discarded in sanctuaries. While at the CHS, she will work on a new monograph on ritual objects.
Henrique Modanez de Sant Anna (PhD University of Brasilia) is an Assistant Professor of Ancient History in the Department of History at the University of Brasilia. His research interests include Hellenistic and Roman history (up to the First Century CE), ancient warfare, with special emphasis on political life in Hellenistic Sicily and Republican Rome. While a CHS Fellow, he will focus on ideal types of Hellenistic kingship using a Weberian approach. For more information (including complete CV), see his faculty page.
Charles Stocking (PhD University of California, Los Angeles) is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Western Ontario. His research focuses on the sociology of power in Greek literature and culture with special attention to issues of gender, ritual, and the body. He has published on Homeric poetics, sacrifice, and Greek religion, and is currently preparing a monograph titled Sacrifice and the Politics of the Belly in Ancient Greece. While at CHS, he will complete a translation and commentary of Philostratus’ Peri Gymnastikês titled The Wisdom of Sport. In addition to his research in the field of Classics, Charles has worked professionally as a NCAA Athletic Performance Coach at UCLA, training multiple collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes. By approaching Peri Gymnastikês from the perspective of kinesiology, biomechanics, and the modern sociology of sport, Charles will provide an interdisciplinary study of the text that will seek to explore the relationship between ancient and modern discourses of the body.
Philip Venticinque (PhD University of Chicago) is Assistant Professor of Classics at Cornell College. He has also received fellowships at the American Council of Learned Societies and with the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. While at the CHS, he will examine the role that craftsmen and merchants played in Roman Egypt, a society which valued agriculture above all else.
Eirene Visvardi (PhD Stanford University) has been Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Wesleyan University since 2009. Before that she held a two-year joint fellowship in the departments of Classical Studies and Theater Arts at Brandeis University. Her research interests include the conception and interpretation of emotional experience in Greek drama and philosophy of the classical period, modern theories of the emotions, Greek lyric poetry, ancient aesthetics, questions of genre, and performance and political theory. She has written on the politics of pity in Euripides’ Hecuba and Trojan Women and on his Alcestis. While at the CHS, she will be completing a manuscript titled Dancing the Emotions: Pity and Fear in the Tragic Chorus in which she turns to the quintessential tragic emotions from the perspective of the tragic chorus – the element that Aristotle essentially ignored. She argues that the choral discourse of pity and fear problematizes and expands the emotional discourses that pervade the public spaces of Athenian civic life (esp. the political assembly as we know it from Thucydides and the courts of the orators) and suggests new ways to envision and practice social and political participation.
Barbara Witucki (PhD New York University) is an Associate Professor of English at Utica College. Her research is focused on classical reception, particularly in the novel. Her publications include chapters in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today and Two Thousand Years of Solitude. Exile after Ovid. At CHS she will study the influence of Greek tragedy on Thackeray’s Vanity Fair and other nineteenth century novels.
Mantha Zarmakoupi (PhD Oxford) has held research fellowships at Freie Universität in Berlin (TOPOI), New York University (ISAW), the University of Cologne and the Getty Research Institute. Her research in Classical archaeology is informed by her background in architectural practice, history and theory of architecture as well as digital visualizations. In her first monograph, she examined the architecture of Roman luxury villas around the Bay of Naples to address the cultural factors that informed it (OUP, in print). She has also developed a VR digital model of the Villa of the Papyri that systematizes and visualizes data from past and ongoing archaeological fieldwork at the Villa and edited a volume on the Villa of the Papyri (De Gruyter, 2010). She is an associated researcher of the Ecole française d’Athènes, participating in a research team that examines the storage spaces in the late Hellenistic city of Delos (dir. Véronique Chankowski). While at the CHS, Mantha will be working on her new project on the urban growth of late Hellenistic Delos.
Wei Zhang (PhD Johns Hopkins) is Professor of Classics in the Department of History at Fudan University in Shanghai. His research interests focus on the intersection of early Greek poetics and philosophy, especially Homer, Hesiod, the lyricists and Plato. He has published articles on Hesiod, early Greek elegists and Plato. He is currently working on the beginnings of poetics in ancient Greece, especially the notion that the poet is a transmitter of truth and its reconfigurations in the emerging polis, and he is attempting to develop a comparison with the beginnings of poetics in ancient China.
CHS E.U. Fellow in Multi-Disciplinary Research/IT and Publications
Ioanna Papadopoulou is a researcher at the Centre de philosophie ancienne de l’université libre de Bruxelles. She is the author of The Song of Penelope. Poetics of weaving women in the Odyssey (Paris, Belin, 1994). With the CHS and other colleagues, she is working on the iMouseion Project, a virtual research environment where scholars and IT architects interact closely while creating processes and tools to support innovative models of interdisciplinary research.
CHS Fellow in Ancient Greek Literature
Effimia Karakantza (PhD Reading) is an assistant professor of ancient Greek literature at the University of Patras. She edited Classics@ Volume 6: Reflecting on the Greek Epic Cycle (2010) and she is the coordinator for Kyklos: The Greek Epic Cycle project.
CHS Fellow in Ancient Greek Religion and its Reception
Barbara Graziosi (PhD Cambridge) is Professor of Classics at Durham University and Director, for the Arts and Humanities, of the Institute of Advanced Study. She is a classicist and cultural historian with a special interest in ancient Greek and Roman literature, biography, and the reception of Greece and Rome from antiquity to the present. She is the author of Inventing Homer, and co-author, together with Johannes Haubold, of Homer: The Resonance of Epic and Iliad VI: A Commentary. She is currently working on The Olympian Gods: A History, and directing a major research project, funded by the European Research Culture, on how the poets of Greece and Rome were imagined and represented from antiquity to the present.
CHS Fellow in Classical Philology
Anita H.E. Nikkanen (PhD Harvard) is currently working on a Homeric commentary and a translation with Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame, as well as a manuscript on memory in Homeric epic. Beside Homer, her research examines Augustan poetry, Greek and Roman comedy, intertextuality, and metaliterature, and she has published on Ovid and Virgil.
CHS Associates in Comparative Cultural Studies
Dimiter Angelov (PhD Harvard) is University Fellow in Byzantine History and Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. His research and publications deal with the political and intellectual history of the Byzantine Empire, in particular imperial ideology, court rhetoric and reform literature in late Byzantium.
CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies
Panagiota Batsaki (PhD Harvard) is a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Newton Trust Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge. Her research and publications focus on eighteenth-century political economy and the novel; the relationship between literature and sculpture; and issues of exile and translation.
Sahar Bazzaz (PhD Harvard) is Associate Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross. Her areas of research and publication include colonialism and nationalism in North Africa (especially Morocco), historiography and comparative Islamic modernities.
Dimitris Kastritsis is Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. He is a specialist on the early Ottoman Empire and its rise to power and prominence in the context of the late Byzantine and Islamic world. In his book The Sons of Bayezid (Brill, 2007), he studied the civil war brought about by Timur's dismemberment of the first Ottoman Empire in 1402, making use of Ottoman chronicles and a wide variety of other sources. He is especially interested in understanding the nature of early Ottoman society as part of a larger universe stretching from the Balkans to Iran and Egypt. More info about his work is available here.
Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, (PhD Harvard) is Assistant Professor of Middle East and World History at Northeastern University. Her current research focuses on the movement of people and ideas in the late 19th century Eastern Mediterranean, and especially on the formulation of radicalism and leftist ideas.
Anna Stavrakopoulou (PhD Harvard) is Assistant Professor of Theater Studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Her current research focuses on historical and theoretical topics related to post-Renaissance European comedy, with a special interest on the Ottoman-Greek theatrical cross-fertilization.
Nikolaos Panou (PhD Harvard) is a fellow at Princeton's Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. His research examines the ways power and authority were conceptualized and represented in pre-modern philosophical discourse, with a particular focus on moral and political works produced in the Ottoman Balkans in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
CHS Fellows in Digital Humanities
Neel Smith, College of the Holy Cross
CHS Fellows in Educational Management
Christopher Blackwell, Furman University
Christos Giannopoulos (PhD University of Ioannina) is the Executive Manager of CHS-Greece. From 2001-07, he worked on many University of Ioannina projects (co-funded by the EU and the Greek State), and he was tenured in 2007 by the University’s Central Office of Administration. His cooperation with Harvard and the CHS started in 2003, when he received a full scholarship for participating in the Harvard Summer School Program in Greece. Christos served as the program's coordinator for three years (2005, 2007, 2008). In 2008, he resigned from his position at Ioannina to become the executive manager of CHS-Greece.
CHS Fellow in Egyptology
CHS Fellow in Hellenic Education
Demetra Rassia, Greek Embassy, Washington, D.C.
CHS Associate in Hellenic Literature and Language
Stamatia Dova (PhD Harvard) is Associate Professor of Classics and Modern Greek Studies at Hellenic College. She teaches and publishes on ancient (Aeschylus, Bacchylides, Homer, Mimnermus) and modern (Kazantzakis, Papadiamantis, Venezis, Zei) Greek literature and on language pedagogy. Her books include Greek Heroes in and out of Hades (2012), and Historical Poetics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Greece: Essays in Honor of Lily Macrakis (editor, 2012); she is currently working on a book entitled The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece. Professor Dova is also an ACTFL Greek language specialist at the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the director of the Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross.
CHS Fellow in Homeric Studies and Comparative Poetics
Claudia Filos is currently finishing up her MA from Brandeis University where she will be a lecturer in the Classics Department next spring. Her thesis titled "Steadfast in a Multiform Tradition: émpedos and asphalḗs in Homer and Beyond" will be published online this fall. Claudia's teaching and research interests include Homer, oral poetics, the cult of saints, and comparative work on the reception of classical themes and diction during Late Antiquity and the Romantic period. She is committed to improving opportunities for meaningful research by undergraduates and nontraditional scholars, and to promoting the study of classical languages and literature outside the university setting. She currently Tweets, posts, and blogs about all things classical for the CHS.
CHS Fellow in Information Technology and Humanities
CHS Fellow in Late Antiquity
Ryan S. Olson (DPhil, University of Oxford, Classical Languages & Literature) specializes in the history, languages, and literature of the ancient eastern Mediterranean. Olson is the author of Tragedy, Authority and Trickery: The Poetics of Embedded Letters in Josephus, published by the Center for Hellenic Studies/Harvard University Press (2010), and a historical survey article for Oxford University Press (2012) on moral education from the pre-classical era through late modernity. His current research centers on questions of virtue, social ethics and economic life in the pre-classical, classical, Hellenistic and Late Antique periods. Olson directs the program on educational reform at the Kern Family Foundation in Wisconsin, which is concerned primarily with moral formation and comparative educational achievement.
CHS Fellow in Leadership Studies and Greater Washington Outreach
Norman B. Sandridge (PhD UNC-Chapel Hill) is an Associate Professor of Classics at Howard University. His interests include epic, tragedy, the emotions, and leadership. He has written on the emotion of pity in several leaders in Greek tragedy and on the leadership of Jason and Heracles in the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes. His recent book, Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored: The Foundations of Leadership in Xenophon's Education of Cyrus, is a study of the first king of the Persian empire in the contexts of Persian culture and of fourth-century Athenian theories of ideal leadership. Norman is also co-editor with David Carlisle and Ryan Folwer of Cyrus' Paradise, the world's first collaborative online commentary to Xenophon's Education of Cyrus (www.cyropaedia.org).
CHS Fellows in Lexicography
Madeleine Goh (PhD Harvard) is the co-editor, along with Gregory Nagy and Leonard Muellner, of a new Greek lexicon, an expanded English version based on the forthcoming third edition of the Vocabolario della lingua greca (F. Montanari, ed. Loescher 1995, 2004), to be published jointly by Brill and Harvard University Press. Her research interests include Greek epic, Attic tragedy, and Greek intellectual history, and she is particularly interested in the intersection between myth, performance, and politics in archaic and classical Greece. In addition to a monograph on the poetics of the charioteer, she is currently working on articles on similes in the Iliad, the language of conflict in tragedy, and coming of age and initiation narratives.
Ross Jaffe has research interests in lexicography, fourth-century BCE political philosophy, and the Hellenistic poetry of Apollonius of Rhodes. He is researching for publication (and will present a first version at a conference in Groningen this summer) an original theory about leadership in Apollonius’ Argonautica and its relationship to fourth-century political philosophy, particularly the work of Xenophon.
CHS Fellow in Modern Greek Language Pedagogy, Literature, and Culture
Vassiliki Rapti (PhD Washington University) is Preceptor in Modern Greek at Harvard University. Her publications and research interests center upon Modern Greek literature, avant-garde theatre and performance, especially surrealist drama and the poetics of play and games. She also conducts research on Modern Greek language pedagogy with a focus on teaching with technology. Her current book-length projects are a study of ludics in surrealist and postmodern theatre and a monograph on the theatrical work of the Greek author Nanos Valaoritis. For more information, please see her website.
CHS Fellow in Standards and Technology
Deborah Anderson (PhD UCLA) is a Researcher in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley. She also heads the Script Encoding Initiative, a project that works with scholars and other users to get eligible characters and scripts into Unicode (ISO/IEC 10646), the international character encoding standard. The ultimate result of this project is to make historic and modern writing systems accessible electronically. Anderson and the SEI project have overseen the development of several character proposals, which are accessible on the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2 WG2 website. She is currently a U.S. representative to the ISO working group on character sets, a member of the Unicode Consortium (for UC Berkeley), and a Unicode Technical Director. As a CHS fellow, Anderson will be continuing to work on getting various historic scripts into the standard, including Linear A, Byzantine Greek symbols, Greek papyrological symbols, Hieroglyphic Luwian, and Alpine scripts. She also will work to make sure scholars’ views are represented in the development of character encoding standards. More information on the SEI project is available at http://linguistics.berkeley. edu/sei/.
CHS Hellas Fellow in Geography of Myths
Pedro Olalla is a writer, Hellenist, philologist, professor, translator and photographer. His literary and audiovisual production (27 original works in different languages) explores and makes known Greek civilization by combining literary, plastic and scientific elements through a markedly personal language. For his work as a whole, he has been awarded by the Academy of Athens and bestowed with the title of Ambassador of Hellenism. As CHS Hellas Fellow in Geography of Myths, Pedro Olalla studies myths in connexion with natural space and human habitat (philological, historical-archaeological and geographical research, development of cartography ad hoc and photographic documentation of places). Among his works in this field are the “Mythological Atlas of Greece” and the TV documentary series “The Places of Myth”.
CHS Nafplion Fellow in Hellenic Civilization
Yiannis Petropoulos (PhD Oxford) is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the Democritean University of Thrace, Dept. of Greek Philology in Komotini. He is also director of CHS-Greece, the CHS's branch in Nafplion. His research interests include Homer and Hesiod as well as modern Greek folk-song. His latest book, Kleos in a Minor Key: The Homeric Education of a Little Prince (Harvard UP) explores Telemachos' coming-of-age in the Odyssey.
CHS Sunoikisis Fellows in Curricular Development
Ryan C. Fowler (PhD Rutgers University) is currently working on two book manuscripts: one a translation of three 2nd-cent. CE introductions to Plato’s dialogues, which includes critical editions of two Greek texts and one Latin, separate running commentaries, and volume introduction; the other an edited volume of twelve contributions from area experts that describe the importance of Plato and his dialogues to the "Third Sophistic" (approx. 300-600 CE). He is the course director for the Sunoikisis course on Homeric poetry this fall.
Olympia Fellows in Comparative Cultural Studies
David Guinee (PhD The University of Michigan) is Professor of Classics at DePauw University. His research focuses primarily on Latin epic poetry of the Flavian period. He teaches a wide variety of courses in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization courses and regularly leads student study-abroad trips to Italy. He is deeply interested in effective Latin pedagogy and has been involved with Sunoikisis since 2007. This fall, he is directing the Sunoikisis course on Latin literature from Late Antiquity and the Medieval Period.
Jeannine Diddle Uzzi (PhD Duke University) is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of Children in the Visual Arts of Imperial Rome (Cambridge 2005) and The Complete Poems of Catullus: An Annotated Translation (with Jeffrey Thomson, Cambridge forthcoming) and current president of the Maine Classical Association. In addition to teaching a wide variety of courses in language, literature, civilization, and material culture, she has led study trips to Italy and Greece and recently directed Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies' first Maymester in Greece.
Fevronia Nousia (PhD University of London) is Lecturer in Byzantine Philology at the University of Patras. Her research interests focus on Byzantine Education and Literature, Greek Palaeography and the Reception and Transmission of Greek Texts in Byzantium and the West.
Panayiota Mini (PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Assistant Professor in Film History at the Department of Philology of the University of Crete. Her research interests include Greek cinema, cinema and ideology, film style and Russian cinema. She has published essays on a wide range of issues related to Greek cinema and on Vsevolod Pudovkin's work. For more information on her publications see her faculty page.