Each fellow will receive a stipend for research project materials, and, while the shared office at the Humanities Center will not be available this year due to restrictions associated with COVID-19, they will have the opportunity to participate virtually in a variety of tailored group activities to promote intellectual engagement with one another as well as the broader SHC community. Despite the unconventional structure of the 2020–21 academic year, the students will receive continued support from the Humanities Center even as their research and writing are happening from afar." (excerpted from Robert Cable's article)
Classics and Archaeology
Project: Imperial Substance: Ancient Numismatics and the Malleable Conditions of Sovereignty
Advisor: Jennifer Trimble
Sophia Colello is a senior from Danville, California, majoring in archaeology and classics. Her research interests include the Bronze Age Mediterranean, cultural exchange between the Greek world and the Near East, interpretation of cult iconography, and modern issues of preservation and conservation at archaeological sites.
Classics, Minor in International Relations and Modern Languages
Project: When Worlds Collide: Prophecy in Greek Tragedy
Advisor: Marsh McCall
Art History, Minor in Medieval Studies and Classics
Project: The Poetics of Baptism: Liturgical Performance and Ekphrasis in Medieval Florence
Advisors: Bissera Pentcheva, Emanuele Lugli
Ariela Algaze is a senior majoring in Art History with a minor in Medieval Studies and Classics. A Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Algaze’s research explores liturgical enactment, multisensory experience, and representations of otherness in the Middle Ages across disciplinary and geographic boundaries. She is currently writing an honors thesis on baptismal liturgy and imagery in thirteenth-century Italy. Previously, she received a Chappell-Lougee grant to conduct research on depictions of Black saints in Gothic sculpture. In the museum world, Algaze has co-curated an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities at the Stanford University Archaeological Collections and has served as a curatorial intern at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and an education intern at the National Portrait Gallery. Algaze is the 2020–21 Peer Advisor/Undergraduate Representative for Art History, a theater technician in the Stanford Shakespeare Company, and an advocate for disability justice.
More info about the program and all of the fellows: https://shc.stanford.edu/news/research/stanford-humanities-center-welcomes-hume-fellows