The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. invites college students to share their research on Hellenistic Literature or Latin Imperial Literature in a workshop setting. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their work in progress, develop ideas, collect bibliographical suggestions, and gain perspectives from their peers and faculty representing a range of institutions.
The CHS strongly encourages faculty members to accompany their students if at all possible. The students’ experience is much more productive and professional if they come with their faculty mentors and the conditions of participation outlined below assumes that a faculty member will support and guide the student throughout the process.
Students’ papers and videos of the workshop are published in the online Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal (ISSN 2373-5937). Because the papers begin and evolve in a digital medium, they can incorporate a wide variety of materials, including images, videos, links to other online resources, and other types of data. The students’ faculty mentors serve as the editorial board of the e-journal.
Students should submit an abstract (250 words) and an annotated bibliography by Friday, November 18, 2016. This abstract must be vetted by a sponsoring faculty mentor, and should be submitted along with the mentor’s contact information via the online application. The CHS will contact faculty mentors for recommendations following abstract submission.
Students who are already taking either Hellenistic Literature or Latin Imperial Literature through Sunoikisis do not need to provide a recommendation.