Antiquities Fayum

The Interdisciplinary Research Group in Antiquities brings together faculty and graduate students from Anthropology, Art and Art History, Classics, English, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies for high-level, interdisciplinary dialogue on “antiquity,” broadly defined to include the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and other cultures around the Mediterranean basin, as well as west and south Asia and prehistorical cultures of the Americas. The group meets around 3 times per semester to discuss a pre-circulated piece of work, such as an article in progress or a dissertation or book chapter, by one of the members. In addition, we plan to host one nationally renowned scholar per year.

How To Get Involved

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Fall 2020

*Please note that all Fall 2020 meetings will take place via Zoom

September 8th, 4pm

Dr. Jennifer Ferriss-Hill, University of Miami (Classics): “Catullus 32: Sleeping with the Muse”

October 8th, 12pm

Dr. Mark McClay, University of Miami (Classics): “A Kid in Milk: Genealogical Imagination and Kinship Symbols in Bacchic Mysteries.”

November 17th, 4pm

Dr. Sarah Rollens, Rhodes College (Religious Studies): “The Early Christian Mission: An Outdated Concept?”

December 8th, 12:30pm

Dr. Bijan Omrani, University of Exeter: “Mystery Cults and Early Christianity: A Question Resurrected”


Spring 2021

Tuesday, February 9th, 12:30pm

Dr. Richard Hutchins, University of Miami (Classics): "Animals as Individuals in Anyte of Tegea”

Tuesday, March 9th, 12:30pm

Dr. Robyn Faith Walsh, University of Miami (Religious Studies): “Virtue Signaling: Paradoxographical Subjects, the Literary Thauma, and Faith in Imperial Imagination”


‌Jennifer Ferriss-Hill
‌Jennifer Ferriss-Hill
Associate Professor of Classics
Robyn Walsh
Robyn Walsh
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies


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