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Fall 2018 Webinar Schedule

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Reading Roman Women
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Judith Peller Hallett, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland
Coauthor of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' anthology A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the 2nd Century BCE–2nd Century CE (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2015), Professor Hallett is renowned for her study of gender and sexuality. In her webinar, she will provide a guided reading and insights on Roman women.

Judith P. Hallett is professor emerita of classics at the University of Maryland at College Park. Hallett received her BA from Wellesley College and her MA and PhD from Harvard University. Hallett has been a Mellon Fellow at Brandeis University and the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women as well as the Blegen Visiting Scholar at Vassar College. Her major research specializations are Latin language and literature; gender, sexuality, and the family in ancient Greek and Roman society; and the history of classical studies in the United States. Author of Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society: Women and the Elite Family (Princeton University Press, 1984), Hallett is also coeditor of a special double issue of Classical World on Six North American Women Classicists (1996-1997), Roman Sexualities (Princeton University Press, 1997), Compromising Traditions: The Personal Voice in Classical Scholarship (Routledge, 1997), a special issue of Arethusa on The Personal Voice in Classical Scholarship (2001), a special issue of Helios on Roman Mothers (2006), coauthor with Sheila K. Dickison of A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the 2nd Century BCE-2nd Century CE (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2015) and Rome and Her Monuments: Essays on the City and Literature of Rome in Honor of Katherine A Geffcken (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000). She also contributed the essays on Cornelia, Sulpicia the elegist, Martial's Sulpicia, and the women of the Vindolanda tablets to Women Writing Latin, Volume I (Routledge, 2002).

American Gadflies Emulate the Ancients
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Timothy Joseph, Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross
Professor Joseph will share his recent research on the classical influence on the United States. His webinar will focus on a few figures in US history who have drawn on classical models of "troublemakers" or gadflies. The webinar will present Socrates as a model for Martin Luther King, Jr. and how John Quincy Adams, in his abolitionist writings, drew on the Roman Cato and, in a different way, on the Carthaginian Hannibal.

Timothy Joseph graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a BA in Classics and then taught Latin at Cresskill Junior-Senior High School in New Jersey from 1998 to 2001. He went on to earn a PhD in Classical Philology from Harvard University in 2007. He joined the classics department at Holy Cross in 2006. He has served as department chair and as director of the Classical Association of New England's Summer Institute at Brown University. Joseph's research concentrates on Latin historiography and epic poetry. He has published the book Tacitus the Epic Successor (Brill, 2012) and has contributed "Tacitus and Epic" to A Companion to Tacitus (Blackwell, 2012), "Cornelius Tacitus: Annals" to The Literary Encyclopedia (2013), and "Caesar in Vergil and Lucan" to The Cambridge Companion to the Writings of Julius Caesar (Cambridge, 2017).

Caesar: Man of Letters
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Debra L. Nousek, Associate Professor, The University of Western Ontario
Professor Nousek is a Caesar devotee who has extensively researched, presented on, and written about him. Her most recent delineated below focuses on Caesar as author. This webinar will be a great learning experience for all teachers of Caesar and especially those who shepherd their students through the AP Latin curriculum.

Debra L. Nousek is associate professor at The University of Western Ontario in Canada where she served as Director of the Graduate Program in the Classics. She earned a BA at the University of Alberta, an MA at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a PhD from Rutgers University. Nousek is a specialist in Roman history and Latin prose. She wrote "Genres and Generic Contaminations: The Commentarii" for the Cambridge Companion to the Writings of Julius Caesar." To the Landmark Caesar, Nousek contributed "Caesar, Man of Letters," "The Gallic War as a Work of Literature," and "The Cultural Legacy of Caesar's Commentaries." Nousek was named to the "Teaching Honor Roll" by the Students' Council of the University of Western Ontario. Nousek is the coauthor with Rose Williams of A Caesar Workbook (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012).

Discover the Beautiful Bounty of Post-Antique Latin
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Terence Owen Tunberg, Professor in the Department of Classical Languages and teaches in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky
Recognized internationally for his expertise and scholarship in medieval and Neo-Latin, Professor Tunberg will share his passion for post-antique Latin in this webinar. Tunberg will discuss representative examples of this beautiful bounty—twice as much Latin published in the post-antique period as during the Roman era—noting that many authors emulated the style of their Roman predecessors.

Terence Owen Tunbergis a professor in the Department of Classical Languages and teaches in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. Tunberg received a BA and MA in classics from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Toronto. He also studied at the University of London's MA Programme in Medieval Studies and Ancient History. He has published widely on medieval and neo-Latin and is founder of the electronic Latin journal Retiarius.

Tunberg is the coauthor with Milena Minkova of Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), Latin for the New Millennium, Level 2 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009), and Reading Livy's Rome: Selections from Books I-VI of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005); Tunberg is the cotranslator with Jennifer Morrish Tunberg of The Giving Tree in Latin: Arbor Alma (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine Grinchus Christi natalem Abrogaverit: How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Latin (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1998), and Cattus Petasatus: The Cat in the Hat in Latin (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000).


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