Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tristano to participate in seminar in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Richard Tristano, professor of History, has been chosen to participate in a seminar titled “Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom” sponsored by the Center for Hellenistic Studies and the Council of Independent Colleges. The seminar, funded by the Gladys Krieble Demas Foundation, offers participants an opportunity to extend their knowledge of ancient sources and develop strategies for incorporating them into their courses. Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones professor of Classical Greek Literature and professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and Kenneth Scott Morrell, associate professor and chair of Greek and Roman Studies at Rhodes College, will lead the seminar on “Herodotus' Histories as Literature” in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 7-11. There were nearly 100 applicants for 24 spaces in the seminar.