This week, Dr. Heather Waddell Gruber, associate professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Concordia College, will be staying at the CHS and using the library. Currently, Gruber is working on developing a digital text of the complete fragments of Sappho, as her texts are not easily accessible as a comprehensive collection. Like works found on the Perseus Project, this digital text will also include Greek vocabulary and commentary, as well as an introduction and bibliography. While at the CHS, Gruber plans to complete her bibliography with the help of various works that are directly published by the CHS and from commentary given at the 2011 CIC-CHS Seminar on Greek lyric poetry. A prototype of her digital project can be accessed on her personal website dedicated to the digital texts.
Dr. Heather Waddell Gruber is visiting under a grant, awarded to scholars around the world that could benefit from access to the Center’s library resources and from consulting and working with fellows on a short-term basis. The CHS is currently accepting applications for visits from August 31st to December 18th, 2015. To learn more, visit the CHS website.