Graduate Students and Alumnus to Present at Annual AIA/SCS Meeting in 2020

Every winter, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), formerly known as the American Philological Association, holds its joint annual meeting that invites scholars from across the United States to explore the ancient world. This year’s annual meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., January 2-5, 2020.

Scholars listen and participate in different sessions that explore artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions and archaeological research methods of the classical and New World.

The Stanford Classics Department would like to congratulate 10 graduate students and 1 recent alumnus who will be presenting their work at the annual meeting!

Below are the topics each person will be presenting: 

Current Graduate Students

Brandon Bark: “The Language of Nature and the Nature of Language in Varro's De Lingua Latina” [Session 3]

Nicholas Bartos, co-presenter: “Looking out from the Crossroads: Maritime Survey in Southeast Sicily” [Session 3]

Anne Duray, co-moderator: “Topography and Material Culture in Fifth-Century Drama” [Session 3]

Kevin Ennis, co-presenter: “Trinacrian Textile Tools: A Contextual Analysis of Loomweights from a Hellenistic House at Morgantina (Sicily)” [Session 1]

Grace Erny, co-presenter: “Beyond site size hierarchies: reconsidering small survey sites on Crete” [Session 1] and “The 2019 Bays of East Attica Regional Survey (BEARS) Project: New Evidence for the Archaeology of the Bay of Porto Raphti” [Session 4]

Amanda Gagglioli: “Decolonizing Aegean Prehistory: a Postcolonial Critique of the Prehistory/History Divide in Greek Archaeology” [Session 1]

David Pickel, co-presenter: “The Roman Villa and Late Roman Child Cemetery at Poggio Gramignano (Lugnano in Teverina, Umbria): Report on the 2019 Field Season” [Session 2] and “A Spatial Epidemiological Model of Malaria Transmission Risk in Roman Italy” [Session 4]

Chenye (Peter) Shi: “Naso Ex Machina: A Fine-Grained Sentiment Analysis of Ovid's Epistolary Poetry” [Session 7]

Verity Walsh: “‘Criticus Nascitur, Non Fit’: Latin Textual Criticism and the Cult of Male Genius” [Session 3]

Sarah Wilker, co-presenter: “Life Afloat: the “Church Wreck” Ship and Its Sailors” [Session 3] and “Looking out from the Crossroads: Maritime Survey in Southeast Sicily” [Session 3]


Nolan Epstein: “How to Do Things Without Maps: New Cartographies & the Cyclops” [Session 3]