CAMWS 2020 Panels

CAMWS 2020 Panels


Being a Classicist in the Digital World: Public Scholarship in the Age of Twitter

(Sponsored by the Graduate Student Issues Committee)

E.L. Meszaros (Brown University), organizer and presider

  1. Digital Tools for Active and Engaged Scholarship Stephanie Wong (Brown University)
  2. The Ancient Geeko-Roman: Visual Social Media for Learning, Pedagogy, and Community-Building Aneirin Pendragon (Villanova University)
  3. Public Scholarship: Platforms and Promotion Aven McMaster (Thorneloe University)


E PLURIBUS UNUM: The Challenge and Opportunities of “Diversity” for Classics and for CAMWS

Organized by the CAMWS Ad-hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Sponsored by the Women's Classical Caucus

Ted Tarkow (University of Missouri), organizer and presider

  1. 100 Years Ago: A Brief Look at Three Black Members of CAMWS in 1917  Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University)
  2. Your Friendly Neighborhood Cultural Relativist Cyclops: Antifa, Marx, and Other Straw Men of Contemporary American Hate Group Benjamin Haller (Virginia Wesleyan University)
  3. Xenophobia, Racism, and Hate Speech: Re-reading Juvenal in the Era of Donald Trump Heather Vincent (Eckerd College)
  4. Humanities, Orature, and Classics Arti Mehta (Howard University)


Going Beyond the Text: Incorporating Experiential Learning in Classics Courses

Rosemary L. Moore (University of Iowa), co-organizer
Debra Trusty (University of Iowa), co-organizer

Theodora Kopestonsky (University of Tennessee), presider  

  1. Handle with Care: Working with Original Manuscripts and Early Printed Editions Marcia Lindgren (University of Iowa)
  2. Increasing Student Engagement in the Over-Enrolled and Online Classroom Life Blumberg (University of Iowa, Eastern Kentucky University)
  3. “If you build it…”: Creating Community in the Online Classroom Debra Trusty (University of Iowa)
  4. Indigo and Wool: Teaching history through Learning Ancient Crafts Rosemary Moore (University of Iowa)
  5. Hands on the Past: A Tactile Approach to Archaeology Reema Habib (University of Tennessee)
  6. Back to Basics: Ancient Technologies and Invisible Histories John T. Barnes (University of Tennessee)

It’s Coming: Are You Ready? College-Level Methods to Accommodate Students Instructed in Active Latin

Teresa Ramsby (University of Massachusetts Amherst), co-organizer and presider

John Gruber-Miller (Cornell College), co-organizer

  1. Creating Thriving Latin Programs Robert Patrick (Parkview High School)
  2. Mutatis Mutandis, Quo Vadimus? Jacqueline Carlon (University of Massachusetts Boston)
  3. A Blended Approach to Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Latin Students John Gruber-Miller (Cornell College)
  4. Response John F. Miller (University of Virginia)


Material Religion in Classical Contexts

Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia), co-organizer

Dylan K. Rogers (University of Virginia), co-organizer

TBA, presider

  1. Hanging Garlands: Evidence of Lived Religion at Pompeii Dylan K. Rogers  (University of Virginia)
  2. Under the Cover of Darkness: Material Evidence of Magical Practices in Classical Greek Sicily Carrie Sulosky Weaver (University of Pittsburgh)
  3. Ritual and Time in Votive Depositions: Selinunte’s Temple R Andrew Ward (William & Mary)
  4. Recognizing Shrines in the Landscapes of Classical Corinth and Modern Knoxville Theodora Kopestonsky (University of Tennessee)
  5. The Past in Red Figure: An Oinochoai Series found near the Panathenaic Way Laura Hutchinson (Johns Hopkins University)
  6. Response. Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia)


Medicine and Literature in the Classical World

Elizabeth T. Neely (The Ohio State University), organizer

Julia Nelson-Hawkins (The Ohio State University), presider

  1. Love/Sick: Medicalized Love in Apollonius’ Argonautica Yelena Erez (The Ohio State University)
  2. Physiology of Grief in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Elizabeth Neely (The Ohio State University)
  3. Pelvic Pain and the Rabid Womb in Ancient Gynecology and Narrative Medicine Margaret Day Elsner (The University of the South)
  4. Melancholy: The Social Construction of a Disease Luca Vocaturo (The Ohio State University)
  5. Epidemiology Through Poetry: Fracastoro’s Pestilential Avianocide Katrina Vaananen (Independent Scholar)
  6. Serenity Has Symptoms Too: Lucretian Physiology of Pleasure Kelsie Stewart (The Ohio State University)

Numismatics and Narratives: How a Classicist Can Read Coins

Nicholas Cross (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy), co-organizer
Nicholas Wagner (Cornell College), co-organizer

TBA, presider

  1. Ionian Silver Coinage and the Ionian Confederacy Nicholas Cross (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy)
  2. Coinage and Literature: Two Complementary Approaches to Archaic Roman Civilization Lucia Carbone (American Numismatic Society)
  3. From Octavian to Augustus: Numismatics and Augustan Propaganda Alicia Matz (Boston University)
  4. To Crown and Not to Crown: Trajanic Representations of Roman-Eastern Relations Timothy Clark (University of Chicago)
  5. Return to Rome: The Numismatic Fight between Maxentius and Constantine Nicholas Wagner (Cornell College)


Quilting Homer: Reading, Translating, and Remaking the Homerocentones of a Christian Bishop a Roman Empress, and a Pagan Philosopher, among Others

Brian M. Duvick (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), organizer

TBA, presider

  1. Translating Deliverance: Heroes and Believers, Trials and Miracles of the Homerocentones Brian M. Duvick (University of Colorado Colorado Springs)
  2. I will Make Mary Maile…and Jesus Female: Gender Fluidity in Eudocia’s Homeric Cento Brian P. Sowers (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
  3. Eudocia and Augustine: Woman Problems? Reflections on Eve, the Theotokos, and Redemption Erik Hanson (University of Colorado Colorado Springs)
  4. Serpent, Suitors, Servants, and Apostles: The evil, the once evil, and the now saved, according to the “Book” of Centos Mary France (University of     Colorado Colorado Springs)
  5. Cut-up, Mash-up, Cento: A Tale of Two Operas and One PictureBook Mark Usher (University of Vermont)

Sex and Revolution in the Ancient World

Nicholas R. Rockwell (University of Colorado Denver), organizer
Christopher Eckerman (University of Oregon), presider

  1. Revolution, the Politics of Eros, and Sappho’s Mytilene Angela Pitts (University of Mary Washington)
  2. Sex and the Emperor: Homoerotics in the Epistles of Fronto Bartolo A. Natoli (Randolph-Macon College)
  3. Gender and Sexuality in the Liberation of Thebes Nicholas Rockwell (University of Colorado Denver)
  4. Temptation and the Other: Christian Monks, Sex, and Saracens in the Late Antique Sinai Walter D. Ward (University of Alabama at Birmingham)


Six Centuries of Nero in Popular Culture

Lauren Ginsberg (University of Cincinnati) and Virginia Closs (University of Massachusetts Amherst), co-organizers

Isabel Koster (University of Colorado Boulder), presider

  1. Nero’s Incendiary History in Cartoons and Comics Virginia Closs (University of Massachusettes Amherst)
  2. Reimagining Nero in Early Modern Rome Eric Varner (Emory University)
  3. Mad Man: Nero in Modern Advertising Lauren Ginsberg (University of Cincinnati)
  4. Peter Ustinov: Qualis artifex Neronianus! Martin Winkler (George Mason University)


The Supernatural in Tacitus

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson (University of Alabama), co-organizer and presider

Salvador Bartera (Mississippi State University), co-organizer

  1. Supernatural Signs and Decision-making in the Histories of Tacitus Jonathan Master (Emory University)
  2. Prophecy by Accident: Omens in Tacitus’ Annals Lydia Spielberg  (University of California Los Angeles)
  3. Cupido incessit: Religion at the Borders of Empire (Tac. Hist. 2.2–3, Ann. 1.61–62. Philip Waddell (University of Arizona)
  4. Superstitio as Imperial Resistance: The Case of Pomponia Graecina Caitlin Gillespie (Brandeis University)
  5. The Wheel of Fortune: Thematic Providence in Cicero’s In Pisonem and Tacitus’ Dialogus Tyler Denton (University of Colorado Boulder)
  6. Response. Cynthia Damon (University of Pennsylvania)


The Uses of the Monstrous in Greek and Roman Epic

Christopher Nappa (University of Minnesota) and Rachael Cullick (Oklahoma State University), co-organizers

Stephen C. Smith (University of Minnesota), presider

  1. The Monstrousness of Homeric Epic: Two Images from Iliad 2 William Brockliss (University of Wisconsin)
  2. Real Monsters in Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica Anatole Mori (University of Missouri)
  3. The Monsters of Colchis and Ovidian Poetics Christopher Nappa (University of Minnesota)
  4. Monstrous Crowns and the New Furies of Roman Epic Rachael Cullick (Oklahoma State University)
  5. Response Jenny Strauss Clay (University of Virginia)

Utopias, Women in Power, and Pitiable Husbands: New Readings of the Ancient Greek Novels

Aldo Tagliabue (University of Notre Dame), organizer and presider 

  1. A Garden Utopia: The Phaeacians in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe John Ladouceur (University of Notre Dame)
  2. A Vindication of Chloe: Challenging ‘Sexual Symmetry’ in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe Hannah Vansyckel (University of Notre Dame)
  3. Reconsidering Aegeates’ Characterization in the Acts of Andrew: Sympathy for a Rejected Lover? Cana Short (University of Notre Dame)
  4. Response Janet Downie (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Wedgwood and the Classical Tradition from Herculaneum to Wiltshire

Roger T. Macfarlane (Brigham Young University), organizer

Stephen R. Todd (Samford University), presider

  1. Herculaneum and Pompeii: Two Sides of the Same Coin Eugene Dwyer  (Kenyon College)
  2. The Dwight and Lucille Beeson and Buten Wedgewood Collections at the Birmingham Museum of Art Anne Forschler-Tarrasch (Birmingham Museum of Art)
  3. Wedgwood and the Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts (1993): A Case for Greater Inclusion Roger T. Macfarlane (Brigham Young University)
  4. Herculaneum and Europe, Britain, and America Carol Mattusch (George Mason University)
  5. Wedgwood’s Green Frog Service and an otherwise unknown view of Stourhead  Mark A. Magleby (Museum of Art, Brigham Young University)