Graduate student Hans Wietzke has been chosen to receive the 2013 Dan David Prize Scholarship for his research "Poses in prose: cross-genre typologies of authorial self-fashioning." This international scholarship, administered at Tel Aviv University and conferred annually since 2002, awards three prizes to individuals with proven exceptional excellence in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and entrepeneurship that have made an outstanding contribution to humanity. The prizes are awarded in fields selected within the three time dimensions-past, present, and future.
Jackie Arthur-Montagne (graduate student, Classics) has been selected as one of hte inaugural fellows of the Pigott Scholars Program for 2013-14. The Pigott Scholars Program is a one-year fellowship for advanced doctoral students in the Humanities and Arts and selection is contingent upon departmental nomination from a pool of peers.
Associate Professor of Classics Giovanna Ceserani, with help from a research team including Classics graduate student Sarah Murray, is leading a digital mapping project to trace patterns in the routes, people and places making up the 18th century Grand Tour of Europe. The five year collaborative project was recently featured in an article in the Stanford Daily:
Justin Leidwanger awarded the inaugural AIA Cotsen Excavation Grant for the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project in Sicily.
Incoming Stanford Classics professor, Justin Leidwanger, is the recipient of the inaugural Cotsen Excavation Grant by the Archaeological Institute of America for the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project in Sicily. Congratulations to Justin who will join the Stanford faculty on July 1, 2013. Official AIA announcement: http://www.archaeological.org/news/aianews/11759.
Professor of classics Ian Morris' latest book analyzed 15,000 years of data to explain why the West is dominant. Now the intelligence community wants to know what will happen next. Chronicle of Higher Education, Mon, 2/25/13 http://chronicle.com/article/In-Ian-Morriss-Big-History/137415/
A reporter who knew Latin broke the news about the papal resignation while others waited for translations into Italian and English.
Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21412604.
Prof. Grant Parker, resident fellow at Toyon as well as faculty member in the Classics department took Stanford undergraduates to the Getty Villa in Malibu. The visit is featured on Stanford's residential education website and exemplifies the outstanding programming that takes place outside of the traditional classroom setting. The full feature can be found at: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/resed/life/events/getty.