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Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
phone 610-526-5984
fax 610-526-5076

Annette M. Baertschi
Associate Professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Director of Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art
Thomas Hall 241
Phone: 610-526-7569
Lisa M. Kolonay
Administrative Assistant

Catherine ConybeareCatherine Conybeare

Professor (On leave 2014/2015)

Ph.D.: University of Toronto

Office: Thomas Hall 209

Phone: 610:526-5036

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Late Antiquity, Early Christian Studies, contemporary theory


Classical Studies: Augustine and the Classical Tradition; Epistolography; Laughter; Late Latin Poetry

Greek: Greek Patrology

Latin: Roman Satire; Cicero’s Philosophical Dialogues; Lucretius; The Fall of Rome; Ideas of Dialogue

Graduate Group Seminars: Carthage: The View from Elsewhere; Birth and Becoming; Gendering the Past

Select Publications:


  • The Laughter of Sarah
    Palgrave Pivot: Palgrave Macmillan (New York, 2013).
  • The Irrational Augustine
    Oxford Early Christian Studies (Oxford, 2006).
  • Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola  
    Oxford Early Christian Studies (Oxford, 2000).

Recent Articles:

  • 'The city of Augustine: on the interpretation of civitas', in Being Christian in Late Antiquity. A Festschrift for Gillian Clark ed. Carol Harrison, Caroline Humfress, and Bella Sandwell (Oxford, 2014), 139-55.
  • 'Making Space for Violence', in Journal of Late Antiquity 6,2 (Fall 2013), 203-15.
  • 'Quotquot haec legerint meminerint: All Who Read This Will Remember', in De Theoria: Early Modern Essays in Memory of Eugene Vance, ed. Denyse Delcourt and Steven Nichols: MLN Supplement 127:5 (2012), 823-33.
  • ‘Reading the Confessions’, in The Blackwell Companion to Augustine, ed. M. Vessey (Oxford, 2012), 99-110.
  • ‘Beyond Word and Image: Aural Patterning in Augustine’s Confessions’, in Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Dynamic Patterns in Texts and Images, ed. G. De Nie and T. F. X. Noble (Farnham/ Burlington VT, 2012), 143-64.


Edited Volume:

  • (with Paul B. Harvey, Jr.) Maxima Debetur Magistro Reverentia: Essays on Rome and the Roman Tradition in Honor of Russell T. Scott Biblioteca di Athenaeum (Como, 2009).