Friday, March 14, 2008

Preliminary Agenda for the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Symposium

The preliminary agenda for the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Symposium in Classics is now available. For more information on the symposium, contact Prof. Keyne Cheshire of Davidson College at

The 6th Annual Sunoikisis Symposium in Classics

Davidson College


6:00-7:00pm Welcome Reception for Presenters at the home of Keyne Cheshire


***All Sessions in the Tyler-Tallman Music Hall, Sloan Bldg.***

8:30-9:00 Morning Coffee and Refreshments

9:00-10:00 Session I: The Politics of Poetry

Sophocles' Ajax: More than Marxism, Andrew Lambert, Washington and Lee University

The Panathenaia and the "Lysistrata": Aristophanes' Peplos, Aine McVey, Southwestern University

Venantius Fortunatus: Power of the Pen in Merovingian Gaul, Lee Bockus, University of Richmond

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Session II: Navigating Collections

The Gospel of Thomas: Child of Plato or Solomon?, Kyle Simpson, Southwestern University

Contrasting Comparanda in Multiple-Referent Similes in the Aeneid, Juan Ramirez, Davidson College

Graffiti Distribution and Location in Ancient Pompeii, Jacqueline Dibiasie, Washington and Lee University

11:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Session III: Cult and Ritual

Restoring the Wall: Death, Ritual, and Community in Book 23 of the Iliad, Kayla Rasmussen, St. Olaf College

Preparing for the Wedding, Processing to the Grave: Portraying Ancient Greek Marriage on Black and Red Figure Vases, Emma Perry, Kalamazoo College

Introducing Marsyas, Haley Smith, Austin College

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-3:00 Session IV: Roundtable Discussion: Technology and Intercampus Collaboration in Classics

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 Session V: The Politics of Rome

Patronage on the Periphery: Caesar, Cicero, and Provincial Horizons as a Prelude to Civil War, Daniel Van Oudenaren, Davidson College

Cicero’s Argument from Moral Obligation in Pro Roscio Amerino and Pro Murena, Elyse Hamilton, Davidson College

Abortion and Augustus: The Moral Rhetoric of the Past, Whitney Carter, Rhodes College

6:30-8:00 Banquet (Chambers Building, Lilly Family Gallery)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Summer Course Development Seminars 2008

We are moving forward with plans for the summer 2008 course development seminars and common session. I am working with Rebecca Davis (our NITLE program officer) to coordinate planning for these courses.


ICAGR 392: Greek Lyric Poetry
ICLAT 391: Literature from the Early Republic

More information on inter-campus courses is available online at

Please let us know (; cc: immediately:
-if you are interested in participating in one of these courses
-if you plan on having students in one or both of these courses
-most importantly, if you are willing to serve as course director, or have a suggestion for course director, who will coordinate with the invited subject expert to lead the summer seminars (see below).


NITLE and Sunoikisis will offer two concurrent seminars June 9-13, 2008 at Reed College to prepare curriculum for these courses. More information is available online:


Participants will meet for a plenary meeting on the fourth day, with sessions dedicated to Sunoikisis program planning and to skills and technology that make virtual collaboration possible:

For more information or questions, contact me at (512.863.1554) or Rebecca Davis at (734.661.1022).

Hal Haskell
Acting Coordinator for Inter-Campus Courses

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kenchreai Cemetery Project: Summer Field School

The Kenchreai Cemetery Project offers a summer educational program for undergraduates. For more information on the site, visit the Kenchreai Cemetery Project Website. For more information on the educational program, visit this webpage about the Kenchreai Educational Program.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hotel Information

Hotel Information for the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium in Classics at Davidson College

Hampton Inn (2 miles south of campus)
19501 Statesville Rd
Cornelius, NC 28031

$89/night + 15.25% tax
20 doubles rooms available
Free internet, continental breakfast, and fitness center

Please make reservations by calling 704-892-9900 and naming the organization "Davidson College Dept of Classics"
Room availability is guaranteed until March 28.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Information for Symposium Participants

Information for participants in the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium in Classics, April 4-5, 2008 at Davidson College in Davidson, NC

  • February 15, 2008: Abstracts are due--click here for online submission
  • February 28, 2008: Acceptances Announced
  • March 7, 2008: Registration Deadline
  • April 4-5, 2008: Symposium
  • Online Registration
  • Travel Information: See the links for Davidson College below. Hotel information will be available soon.
  • Costs: Unless otherwise indicated, individual participants are responsible for all expenses (travel, food and lodging) for themselves. We encourage you to seek funding for undergraduate research from your home institutions.
  • Presenter's Tips

Visit these pages for more information about Davidson College

Davidson homepage
Visiting Davidson Webpage
Directions to Davidson
Campus Map, Davidson College
Classics at Davidson

For more information please contact the symposium organizers, Keyne Cheshire, Assistant Professor of Classics at Davidson College,, or Rebecca Davis,

Call for Abstracts: 2008 Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium in Classics at Davidson College

The Sixth Annual Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium in Classics will take place April 4-5, 2008 at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. Sunoikisis invites students of the Classical World at NITLE institutions to submit abstracts on any topic relevant to Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the Classical Tradition. Abstracts and applications may be submitted online and are due February 15, 2008. To submit an abstract, go to

For questions, contact Keyne Cheshire at