UW at the 2024 SCS/AIA!

Submitted by Deborah E Kamen on

As always, UW will be well represented at the 2024 annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America, which will be held in Chicago. See below for talks and panels by UW graduate students, faculty, and alumnx!  All times are CST. 

Friday, January 5

First Paper Session (8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) 

SCS-1 (hybrid): “famaeque dissimilis”: Image Management, Perception, and Reality in Tacitus’ Histories

  • Guy RahatUniversity of Washington (graduate student, Classics), Revisiting Otho: Otho as an Anti-Nero in Tacitus’ Histories

SCS-2 (hybrid): Re-Tracing the Archives: Affects and Ethics

  • Sarah Levin-Richardson, University of Washington (faculty, Classics), Enslaved Experiences and Critical Fabulation in the House of the Vettii, Pompeii

SCS-7: Latin Epic: Stephen Hinds, University of Washington (faculty, Classics), Presider


Second Paper Session (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) 

SCS-12 (hybrid): Translation (organized by Hesperides). Organizers: Adriana Vazquez, University of California, Los Angeles (UW PhD ‘17) and Erika Valdivieso, Yale University

  • Matthew Gorey, Wabash College (UW PhD ’17), (Pseudo-)Classics in Translation—The Case of Antonio de Guevara

SCS-15: Latin Elegy

  • Jonathan Clark, University of Washington (graduate student, Classics), Pone or Pelle Hederam? Ecohorror in Propertius
  • Emma Brobeck, Washington and Lee University (UW PhD ’21), A Catalogue of Genres: Defining Epic and Elegy in Fasti 3

SCS-18: Essential Digital Classics (organized by the Digital Classics Association)

  • Chiara Palladino, Furman University, and Anna Muh, University of Washington (graduate student, Classics), Translation Alignment and Machine Learning for Classical Languages


Third Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) 

AIA-3A: Confronting & Debunking Tropes in Ancient Mediterranean Art (sponsored by The Etruscan Interest Group)

  • Valeria Riedemann Lorca, University of Washington (faculty, Classics), Panelist


Saturday, January 6

Sixth Paper Session (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

SCS-56: Roman Satire and Humor

  • Edward Nolan, National Taiwan University (UW BA ‘12), Pliny the Younger: Code-switching and Humor

SCS-58: Slavery: Sarah Levin RichardsonUniversity of Washington (UW faculty, Classics), Presider

  • Sarah Brucia BreitenfeldDavidson College (UW PhD ’22), Theodora’s Little Child: Enslaved Motherhood in Classical and Hellenistic Greece

SCS-61: Reaching over the Divide: Perspectives from K-12, College, and University Classics Teaching (organized by the American Classical League)

  • Colin SheltonUniversity of Arizona (UW PhD ’11)and Allison Das (UW PhD ’15), Kinkaid School, ChatGPT vs. AP Exam vs. Classicist: Wrestling with Innovative Pedagogy in the Age of the Metaverse

AIA-6F: Ancient Apulia. New Perspectives. Organizers: Valeria Riedemann Lorca, University of Washington (faculty, Classics), and Karolina Sekita, Tel-Aviv University


Plenary Session (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address (hybrid)

  • Yurie Hong, Gusatvus Adolphus College (UW PhD '07), Winner, SCS Award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level


Sunday, January 7

Seventh Paper Session (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) 

SCS-69: Ancient Comedy and Comic Traditions

  • Melissa FunkeUniversity of Winnipeg (UW PhD ‘13), The Sicilian Character of Sophron's Mimes