Apply Now | Undergrad Research Symposium

Apply Now | Undergrad Research Symposium


Dates: March 6-8, 2015


This spring, the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. will invite undergraduate students to share their research on Greek comedy or Latin literature of the Late Republic in a workshop setting. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their work in progress, develop ideas, collect bibliographical suggestions, and gain perspectives from their peers and faculty representing a range of institutions.

Students’ papers and videos of the workshop are published in the online Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal (ISSN 2373-5937). Because the papers begin and evolve in a digital medium, they can incorporate a wide variety of materials, including images, videos, links to other online resources, and other types of data. The students’ faculty mentors serve as the editorial board of the e-journal.

Any undergraduate from an institution in the U.S. may apply, although priority will be given to students currently participating in the inter-institutional Sunoikisis courses running in fall 2014.

Students’ topics should relate to either Greek comedy or Latin literature of the Late Republic. The following authors and texts are of particular interest:

Greek: Aristophanes: Acharnians, Ecclesiazusae, Clouds, Lysistrata; Gorgias, “Encomium of Helen”; Menander, Samia

Latin: Caesar de Bello Gallico; Catullus; Cicero Ad Atticum, Ad Familiares, Ad Quintum, Commentariolum Petitionis, Tusculan Disputations; Lucretius; Sallust Catiline; Suetonius Divus Augustus

However, the proposal need not be limited to literary topics: other topics might include social aspects of the time periods and material and architectural objects, e.g., space and place in Comedy, electoral procedures in the Republic, social bonds as understood in the 5th century BCE, and the like.


Deadline: December 19, 2014

For more information and to apply, visit the symposium webpage.

Students should submit an abstract (250 words) and an annotated bibliography by Friday, December 19, 2014. This abstract must be vetted by a sponsoring faculty mentor, and should be submitted along with the mentor’s contact information via the online application. The CHS will contact faculty mentors for recommendations following abstract submission.