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Sixteen faculty, students and alumni speak at APA/AIA in Seattle

Stanford faculty, students and alumni selected to give talks at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Seattle from January 3-6. Congratulations to all of you for being selected.

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Recent Eitner lecture featured on the Human Experience portal and written by PhD candidate, Stephen Sansom.

This year's Lorenz Eitner lecture by Prof. Peter Meineck featured on Stanford University's Human Experience website (article written by Classics PhD candidate, Stephen Sansom). "During his talk entitled 'The Embodied Theatre: Cognitive Science and Ancient Greek Drama' Meineck outlined how recent advances in the cognitive sciences, such as eye-tracing and face recognition, may provide news tools for understanding the experience of ancient performance."

Carey Perloff, (BA, 1980), artistic director of the ACT, featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

Carey Perloff received her BA in Classics from Stanford University in 1980. Earlier this year the department was honored by her delivery of the 2012 departmental commencement address. She is the artistic director of  the American Conservatory (ACT) in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Chronicle featured her twenty-year tenure in this role. For the complete article: http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Carey-Perloff-leading-lady-of-ACT-4047232.php#

"The Wanderings of Odysseus" plays in Athens, Greece and Stanford

Stanford Summer Theater (SST) proudly announces the return of The Wanderings of Odysseus, which will play in Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the European Union, and the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

A research project led by Walter Scheidel has launched a website using data-rich modeling and dynamic online tools to reconstruct the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel and trade in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire.

Papyri collection digitized

Our friend in Stanford's Green Library, David Jordan, recently published a terrific story about the effort to digitize and publish online a group of papyrus fragments in Greek, which belong to a set of 75 Egyptian papyri acquired by the Classics Department in the 1980s.

Christopher Krebs to join Stanford Classics

Stanford Classics is delighted to announce that Christopher B. Krebs will join the department as Associate Professor in fall 2012. The appointment results from the department's effort in 2011-2012 to recruit a new faculty member specializing in Latin.

Krebs studied classics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel (1st Staatsexamen 2000, Ph.D. 2003), and Oxford (M.St. 2002). He has taught at University College (Oxford), École Normale Supérieure (Paris), and Harvard University and was the APA fellow at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich in 2008-2009.

Archaeologist Justin Leidwanger to join Stanford Classics


Stanford Classics is very pleased to announce that Justin Leidwanger will join the department as Assistant Professor. The appointment results from the department's effort in 2011-2012 to recruit a new faculty member specializing in Classical Archaeology. Following a fellowship year in 2012-2013, Leidwanger will begin his appointment at Stanford in fall 2013.

Reviel Netz in Stanford Daily

Reviel Netz, who recently organized the research workshop, "Mathematics as Text," was interviewed by the Stanford Daily for its May 7, 2012 editionOne of the

Reviel Netz's two-volume Archimedes Palimpsest books published

Classics Professor Reviel Netz has worked for several years with fellow classicists, scientists, conservators and others to uncover the secrets of The Archimedes Pamipsest, the oldest known copy of the works of a seminal figure in the history of science and methematics.