Research Symposium, Spring 2013

On April 26, 2013, thirteen fellows will present their research to an audience of faculty, students, and senior fellows at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. The proceedings from this symposium will published as Volume 1, Issue 2 of the CHS Research Bulletin e-journal.

Join us online for the live webcast, available at rtsp:// and viewable with VLCRealPlayer, or Quicktime. Send your comments and questions for the speakers via Facebook or e-mail.

All times below are Eastern Daylight Time. The titles of the presentations are subject to change. The abstracts will be available in advance of the symposium. The fellows’ papers and videos of their presentations will be available afterwards.

Session 1, 9:00 am

“Knowing Characters and Knowing Authors: Poetic Knowledge in Early Greece and Early China”
Wei Zhang, Fudan University

“Thucydides, 1.89-118: A Multi-Layer Treebank”
Francesco Mambrini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

“Emotional Responses to the Suffering of Others: Explorations in Judeo-Hellenistic Literature”
Francoise Mirguet, Arizona State University

Session 2, 11:00 am

“Gender, Genre, and Truth in Pindar: Three Case Studies”
Arum Park, Brigham Young University

The Oresteia and Waterloo”
Barbara Witucki, Utica College

“Dionysos, Divine Space and Dopamine: A Cognitive Approach to the Greek Theatre”
Peter Meineck, New York University

Session 3, 2:00 pm

“Public slaves, Politics and Expertise in Classical Athens”
Paulin Ismard, Anthropologie et Histoire des Mondes Antiques (UMR 8210)

“Ages of Athletes: Generational Decline in Philostratus’ Gymnasticus and Archaic Greek Poetry”
Charles Stocking, University of Western Ontario

“Matters of Trust: Associations and Social Capital in Roman Egypt”
Philip Venticinque, Cornell College
Abstract | Handout (PDF)

Session 4, 4:00 pm

“ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΑ: ‘Coastalness’ and ‘Inlandness’ in the Ancient Greek World”
Ilaria Bultrighini, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara

“The City of Late Hellenistic Delos and the Integration of Economic Activities in the Domestic Sphere”
Mantha Zarmakoupi, University of Cologne

“ The Tomb Below the Ostrusha Mound and the Painted Prosopa Within the Central Boxes of the Ceiling: Proposal for a New Reading”
Consuelo Manetta, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

“Art in Transition: Damophon of Messene in the Ionian Coast of Greece”
Milena Melfi, University of Oxford