Spot the Classicist – Bikers, the AIA and Beignets in the Big Easy

We have a game, I’m not sure who started it or how wide-spread it is (or even if it’s not something that I’ve just made up in my head), called ‘Spot the Classicist.’  It’s quite simple.  You stand in a crowd of people and try to find the classicists –…

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From Stone to Screen in Greek 201

Today’s post is by Dr. Melissa Funke, and addresses the issue of introducing second year Greek students to epigraphy. Her perspective on using squeezes to get her students interested in translation is particularly relevant this semester as Chelsea and I will be working on creating downloadable modules that can be…

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All About That (Data)Base

Our last post was a recap of the past year, highlighting all our progress and successes. It was a great way to end 2014, and encouraged us to look forward to everything we plan to accomplish in 2015 starting with our presentation at the AIA/SCS Annual Meeting this week in…

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2014 – The Year We Could Never Have Seen Coming

Two years ago, a few graduate students in our department came up with the ambitious, and almost foolhardy, plan of cataloging and digitizing the over-1000 epigraphic squeezes that were locked away in the slide room.  The story has been told a dozen times, reworded at every conference we present at,…

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