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Kudos to all 2021 AIA/SCS participants!

The Stanford Classics Department would like to congratulate our faculty, lecturers, fellows, graduate students, and alumni who are presenters, organizers, panelists, and discussants at the annual meeting this week!

Every winter, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), holds its joint annual meeting that invites scholars from across the globe to explore the ancient world. This year’s annual meeting is virtual and is taking place January 5-10, 2021. 

Scholars listen and participate in different sessions that explore artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions, teaching, race and ethnicity, and archaeological research methods. 


Nicholas S. Bartos, Transcultural Engagements and Cultic Practice on Roman Egypt’s Frontier: Sacrifice in the Great Temple at Berenike  

Hans Bork, The Funny Smell(s) of Latin Comedy 

Kevin Ennis, Loom Weight Stamps at Hellenistic Morgantina: Between Household Industry and Identity and Max Peers, Brown University 

Grace K. Erny and Ian Tewksbury, Social Relations and δίκη in Homer and Hesiod 

Amanda Gaggioli, ‘Traditional Environmental Knowledge’ and the Interpretation of Earthquakes in Mediterranean Archaeology: the case of Helike, Greece  

Thomas Leibundgut, Mobilising Inequalities: Income Inequality as an Incentive in Rural-Urban Migration 

Justin Leidwanger (discussant), The Aegean Sea and the Aegean Community (Colloquium)  

James Macksoud, Roman Magistrates and the Finance of Ludi in the Mid-Republic 

Kilian Mallon, Grace Erny, and Ian Tewksbury (session organizers), Historical Materialism and the Classics  

Kilian Mallon and Kevin Ennis, Revisting G.E.M. de Ste. Croix's Class Struggle: A Critique of New Economic History for the 21st Century 

Alyson Melzer, "Style is the Woman Herself": Gendering Verbal Art in Cicero and Dionysius of Halicarnassus 

David Pickel, Artifacts as Exposures: Malarial Landscapes in Late Roman Italy 

John Tennant, "Telling Old Wives' Tales" with Thrasymachus: Proverbs and the Attempt to "Go Viral" with Definitions of Justice in Plato's Republic 

Jennifer Trimble, How Dissertation Advising Has Made Me a Better Teacher 

Allyn Waller, A Computational Model of Genre 


Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania, (presiding), Natural History and Pliny's Natural History  

Alexander C. Duncan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Is Oedipus Ugly? Deliberative Spectatorship at Colonus 

Anne Duray, Stanford Archaeology Center, “The Peculiar Hellenic Alloy”: Carl Blegen’s Narrative of Greek Racial Development 

Megan Daniels, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (organizer), The Religion of Little Things: Small Finds and Big Ideas (Colloquium) – and co-organizer, Sandra Blakely, Emory University  

Christelle Fischer Bovet, University of Southern California, (presiding), Epigraphy and History  

Ulrike Krotscheck, The Evergreen State College, New Results of the Akurgal-Budde Excavations at Sinop (1951-1953)  

Sarah Murray, University of Toronto, (panelist), Problematic Photogrammetry: Overcoming Challenges in Documentation, Interpretation, and Presentation (Workshop) and panelists: Kelly McClinton, Indiana University, R. Benjamin Gorham, Philip Sapirstein, University of Toronto, Mary Kate Kelly, Tulane University, Olivia Navarro-Farr, College of Wooster, Nicoló Dell’Unto, Lund University, and Gabriele Guidi, Politecnico Milano 

Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College, (presiding), Greek Tragedy  

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University, (panelist), Building Networks of Inclusion and Success (Workshop) and panelists: Jorge Bravo, University of Maryland, Caroline Cheung, Princeton University, Kathryn McBride, Independent Scholar, and Lisa Pieraccini, University of California, Berkeley 

Ben Radcliffe, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Benjamin's Niobe: Anger, Violence, and Ambiguity in Iliad 24

Brett Rogers, University of Puget Sound, Rattle & Hum: Destructive Play & State Education in Classical Greek Political Theory 

Brett Rogers, University of Puget Sound (organizer), Roundtable Session: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy and co-organizers: Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Trinity University, and Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College 

Matt Simonton, Arizona State University, "Another's Justice": A New Institutionalist Approach to the Rise of Foreign Judges in the Hellenistic World 

Robert Stephan, University of Arizona, Osteoarchaeological Approaches to Inequality in Roman Britain  

Adriana Vazquez, University of California, Los Angeles, (organizer), Subverting the Classics in the Early Modern Americas, co-organized by Matthew Gorey, Wabash College 

Jenny Vo-Phamhi, Stanford University, James Gross, University of Pennsylvania, Measuring Standardization in Late Roman Amphora Production: A View from the Early 7th-Century Yassıada Shipwreck with Justin Leidwanger and Frederick van Doorninck, Jr, Institute of Nautical Archaeology 

Jon Weiland, Independent Scholar, (panelist), Supply and Demand: The Logistics and Economy of Roman Public Entertainment (Workshop)  and panelists: Marlee Miller, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Matthew Schueller, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Rebecca Bowles, Texas A&M University, Mali Skotheim, The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Elizabeth Murphy, Florida State University, and John Hanson, University of Reading


If we overlooked anyone, please let us know, and we will update this list.