The Center for Hellenic Studies 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 may reside at the Center for a term up to 17 weeks, depending on the scope and needs of their proposed projects. For more information about their research, see the CHS Research Bulletin.
2016 Fall Term Fellows
Joachim Aufderheide is lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London. He studied Philosophy, Greek, and Latin at the Universities of Göttingen and St Andrews. His research focuses mainly on ethics in ancient philosophy, with a particular interest in pleasure (the topic of his dissertation) and the role of the highest good. He is currently writing a book on Nicomachean Ethics X (for Cambridge UP) which combines his interest in the highest good and pleasure. He hopes to complete the book during his stay at the Center.
Chun Xiao Bai received his BA (2005) and PhD in Ancient History (2010) at Fudan University. Now he is a lecturer in ancient Greek history at the Department of History, Zhejiang University. He has also completed research at the Harvard Summer School in Greece (2008), the Department of Classics, King’s College London (2008-2009), the National Hellenic Research Foundation at Athens (2011-2012) and the Center for Hellenic Studies at Nafplion, Harvard University (2013-2014). He is the Onassis Scholar in Greece (2011-2012) and the distinguished young scholar of ZJU (2013). His research fields include Thucydides and the Classical Greek world. His first book,Sufferings and Greatness: the Human Condition in the View of Thucydides, was published by the Peking University Press (2015).
Stylianos Chronopoulos (PhD University of Freiburg) is Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Philology at the University of Freiburg. His research focus on comedy, ancient philological tradition, lexicography and digital humanities. In his monograph, Spott in Drama. Dramatische Funktionen der persönlichen Verspottung in Aristophanes’ “Wespen” und “Frieden” he studies the dramatic functions of personal ridicule in the aristophanic comedy and proposes the use of personal ridicule as an interpretation key for the Wasps and Peace. Currently he is studying Pollux’ onomasiological dictionary and preparing a digitization of the last print edition of this work in the framework of Open Greek and Latin Project. During his CHS fellowship he will work on that project focusing especially on the modeling of Pollux’ dictionary.
Athena Kirk (PhD UC Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Classics at Cornell University. Her research concentrates broadly on Greek literature and epigraphy, with special focus on the intersections of literary and documentary cultures in Classical Athens and the functions of ancient written text. She has written articles on Herodotus, Homer, and Greek conceptions of inscriptions; at CHS, she will be working on her first monograph, The Tally of Text: Catalogues and Inventories Across Greek Literature and Epigraphy.
Sebastian Scharff (PhD University of Münster) is a post-doctoral researcher, currently working at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on the impact of Greek religion on international relations and on the cultural history of Greek agonistics. His first monograph is on Greek treaty-oaths (Eid und Außenpolitik. Studien zur religiösen Fundierung der Akzeptanz zwischenstaatlicher Vereinbarungen im vorrömischen Griechenland, Stuttgart 2016), and he has co-edited a volume on sport in the Hellenistic period, which is now in print. While at the CHS, he plans to finish his second book on the representation of Hellenistic athletes.
Joel Alden Schlosser grew up in Seattle, Washington and has pursued his education at Carleton College, University of California at Berkeley, and Duke University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr College. Trained as a political theorist, his research begins from questions about the nature and possibilities of democratic life and he has published widely on both ancient political theory as well as contemporary American literature. At CHS, he will be writing a book about Herodotus and political theory.
Zoe Stamatopoulou received her PhD in Classics from the University of Virginia (2008) and has research interests in archaic and classical Greek poetry, Greek and Roman didactic poetry, ancient biographical traditions, and Greek literature of the Imperial era. She is the author of Hesiod and Classical Greek Poetry: Reception and Transformation in the Fifth Century BCE(forthcoming in 2016, Cambridge University Press) and of several articles on Greek literature. 2016-17 will be her first academic year as an Associate Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. During her fellowship at the CHS, she will be preparing a commentary on Plutarch’s Symposium of the Seven Sages.